Not worth it for me to go back & fight it - I was caught red handed anyway - would be sort of foolish to contest it ( if it were MA you bet your ass I'd try! ). Just cuts into my profits. Bought a rolling chassis of a dirt bike that I have at ton of parts for. Only paid $56 for the bike, $43 in gas, probably $10 in tolls no doubt, so I was only into this thing for $109 ... now gonna cost double! Next time I'll have it shipped if it's in NY .... or better yet ... I just won't buy anything there. Hope the gov't thinks it's worth it - I was spending alot of cash there before!
I usually get bagged around this time of year in MA, but as long as I'm driving the '07 I'm all set. MA has a secondary enforcement law for seatbelts, so the can't just yank you for that. (our lovely gov't has been fighting for years to make it primary .... it's coming -- after all, they enacted the secondary enforcement law after hours, after VOTERS VOTED NO on it - 3 times prior
If your driving an older car in MA, your guaranteed to get yanked -- and that goes for any time of the year ...... I think their logic is that your not paying your fair share (vehicle valued less, so less excise taxes), so they're gonna extort it from you. every single time I drive the '86 Merc, we get pulled over. I say it to the wife every time .... "how much you wanna bet we get yanked today
?" I win every time, so the Merc stays parked.
Cap wrote:I am waiting for the day, state turnpikes/toll roads calculate your average speed and issue you a speeding ticket, sent in the mail, days after you drove the highway. The tools are their now....
MA did this too about 25 years ago - I thought they still did it. I think if you maintain 95 MPH then run through the exit toll in record time, your probably going to get something in the mail, I would expect. I remember one state (might have been this one -can't remember) years ago would hand you a slip saying the time you got on, & the time you got off, then gave you a speeding warning if you got there faster than 55 mph. States don't make enough money off us I guess!