NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:32 pm

Yep, I am a recent victim of extortion of the same type that MA so frequently employs: I was heading E on 90, & as I went through the EZ Pass lane, I noticed a statie standing there, sort of hiding behind the toll booth. I wasn't sure if he was trying to cross or not, so I slowed way down (bad idea) so he could get a clear look at my seatbelt dangling behind my left shoulder .... :roll: So I go through, then I hear WHOA! WHOA! & see him in my mirror motioning to pull over.

BAGGED! :mad: He gave me a piece of paper that I have to mark guilty or not guilty, sign, date & mail back (... and I thought MA was back-ass-wards!) So now I expect that the second I send this in, I will be receiving a nice fat ticket in the mail. It's not enough that I was paying friggin tolls all damn day, now this??? This will be the last time I do business in NY!! :mad3: :mad2: :wtf:

Then to top the trip off, the douchebag at Wal-Mart charged me for 5 cases of Yuengling when I only had 4!!!!!!!

So now, how much is this ticket gonna cost? I have assumed the position (grabbing ankles) ...........
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: tsb On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:39 pm

If he didn't have a camera, mark it not guilty.
You just unbuckled to reach for a map ?
If there is a hearing, he'll have to appear ?

Pay the fine and get if over with. Chuck Schumer needs a new pair of shoes.
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: brckwlt On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:42 pm

that sounds like a load of bull crap. i agree with tsb, check not guilty. Hows he gonna prove it unless he had you on camera. But that would mean you would have to go to that countys court house i would imagine? not sure. it would be nice to know how much the seat belt fine is.

Edit:

maybe this will help


http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/broch/c-1.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


# The driver must make sure that each passenger under age 16 obeys the law. The driver can be fined $25 to $100 and receive three driver license penalty points for each violation.
# Seat belt use is not required in taxis or livery vehicles, emergency vehicles, 1964 or older vehicles, or by passengers in buses other than school buses (seat belt use may be required by the school district). Rural letter Carriers are also exempt while they are delivering mail.


Maybe you drive a vechile older then 1964?

http://www.statemaster.com/graph/trn_se ... belt-fines

a list state by state of what seat belt fines cost. this site says 50 dollars for NYC

Edit:

Ohhh booooy! watch out for a surcharge on that ticket:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_does ... n_NY_state

*** WARNING: The DMV website is misleading. As of 9/2009, the base ticket may be $50 but town surcharges are added to it. A ticket can easily cost $50 + $85 "surcharge". This is for adults over 16.
Last edited by brckwlt on Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:47 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: rockwood On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:43 pm

Do they have your license plate or drivers license number? If they do then you're done for.
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:48 pm

I thought all those EZ Pass lanes have cameras to catch violators - - I figured that was why he was standing there - so he could have an open & shut case. I think if I try to fight it, they'll just pull the camera footage out. Plus, it'll be my word against a statie ...... I don't stand a chance. And yeah, my plate # & license # are on the paperwork he gave me ... :(

Anybody know how much the fine is?
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: brckwlt On: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:53 pm

Look up a few post
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:01 am

Similar governments run similar extortion schemes .... :roll:

Thanks for the info Brckwlt. 8-)
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: brckwlt On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:03 am

No problem, good luck
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:04 am

SMITTY wrote:I thought all those EZ Pass lanes have cameras to catch violators - - I figured that was why he was standing there - so he could have an open & shut case. I think if I try to fight it, they'll just pull the camera footage out. Plus, it'll be my word against a statie ...... I don't stand a chance. And yeah, my plate # & license # are on the paperwork he gave me ... :(
Anybody know how much the fine is?

Its the points and surcharges that'll get ya. Hire a lawyer, it may pay for itsself in the long run. $500 for a traffic lawyer, or years of surcharges.... Hmmmmm....
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: rockwood On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:05 am

Don't know how much the ticket is but if you try to fight I think you'll get hosed.
What's bad is it doesn't have anything to do with safety, it's about revenue. You think that guy was standing there to keep you safe?.... Probably only has to issue a few tickets to cover his wages for the day, then the rest is profit. They often have a quota of tickets to meet as well.
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:09 am

Oh believe me - the Common "wealth" of MA is well schooled in ways to generate revenue. I am very familiar! :lol: :cry:

Nanny governments rape you of your hard earned money, all in the name of "safety" & "health".
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:57 am

No seat belt $105-125 depending on the surcharge.
Using cell phone $105-135 depending on the surcharge
No rear light on driver side $135-150 depending on the surcharge
doing 87mph on the NYS Thruway $ 500-600 depending on the lawyer fee :)
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:21 am

:eek2: Guess I should be counting my blessings, as I averaged 80 mph the entire length of time I was on 90 in NY! ;)

That would have REALLY sucked - $600 would have made the whole purpose of the trip be for naught!
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: djackman On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:33 am

Is the buckle part of your belt up by your shoulder when it's not attached?

If not you might have a chance at fighting it, got off one with a picture proving the cop couldn't have seen the "shiny metal part of the buckle" (after he testified UNDER OATH to seeing it) since doesn't rest up there when not attached. Isn't that called purjury? :mad:

Blame the insurance companies and their political lobbies since they are the real beneficiaries of these idiotic laws.
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Re: NY got me! But I don't know for how much. No seatbelt! WTF!

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:30 am

Oh Man! Yup, it sucks, but I think it's going to cost ya. A buddy of mine got caught here in Maine a couple months ago. It was $65.....no surcharge. He miiiiight have gotten a warning, but, he didn't know why he got stopped. Just this year are they allowed to pull you over for not wearing a seat belt.
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