In Reply to: Re: HELP!!! Got speeding ticket. (more) posted by marc on October 11, 1999 at 08:50:20:
I'm in Boston too and I recently got a 50 in a 30 ticket. $200!!! I've never been pulled over in my life (12 years driving). I was on a four lane road, wide open, no speed limits marked, at 3:00 a.m. Not a residential area--an industrial one. I personally don't even believe I was going 50--more like 45, max. The cop came up behind me really fast, just regular headlights on, in a pretty intimidating way, so I actually ended up accelerating to try to get over left and out of his way (clocked me by speedometer). I feel like he was out to get me because of the car I drive.
Is there any downside at all to contesting this thing in Massachusetts, besides the time spent at traffic court?