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Post by molivo » Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:17 am

I got pulled over tonight on my way home from martin county and got pulled over for a headlight being out. The officer handed me the ticket and told me its going to be 71.50$...Does this sound right for a headlight being out? Last time I had a ticket for a headlight it was 5 bucks to have to cop sign off on it and 7 bucks at the courthouse...

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Post by M1AScout » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:18 am

Yup, that's the new statewide non-moving violation amount. Check with your local S.O. for the dismissal amount for getting it fixed within 30 days. It's $11 to dismiss in my area.
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Post by matt7184 » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:18 am

All the prices are in the green flyer you should have.

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Post by molivo » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:16 pm

Jesus thats like high way robbery. Whatever happened to the good ol' fix-it-ticket??
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Post by wakkoss » Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:58 pm

316.610 is the fix it ticket. Unfortunately people didn't repair their cars because they figured that if they DID happen to get caught, they'd only have to pay a $10 dismissal fee. So now they upped the price. Red light tickets are $180 now too.
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Post by Rentprop1 » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:12 pm

seems a lot cheaper just to stop at Wal-mart and get a $ 9 head light
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Post by wakkoss » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:16 pm

That's what our point is. What's worse is when people have a burned out headlamp and drive with their brights on. Then not only can they get a $80 fix it ticket but they can get a $120 moving violation.
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Post by Guest » Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:19 pm

How long did you drive with the headlight out?

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Post by CC1911 » Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:08 pm

What statute did the officer cite you for violating?

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Post by molivo » Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:37 am

I didnt even know it was out till he pulled me over. I even told him I would drive straight to walmart to replace it but he wasnt going for it. Ill look up the statue in the morning, i left the ticket at work. He was a rookie cop in training with another cop, so I think he was just trying to show his superrior he wasnt taking s';t from anyone.

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Post by Guest » Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:49 am

So, you don't even know how long you were driving with the burned out headlight...might've been several days...

It's pretty easy to train yourself to periodically check that both headlights are operational. If you are ever stopped in traffic at night at a light just look at the reflection of your lights on the car in front of you. (You can also check your turn signals this way.)

Similar technique for the tail and brake lights, except you use a car that is immediately behind you.

There are other methods, too. It's usually possible to notice a headlight being out.

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Post by molivo » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:26 am

Well it couldnt have been out for more then a day because I had the oil changed and they checked all their bulbs. When I go fishing I take my poor accord through some rough trails so its possible I hit a hard bump that blew it out. Oh well, just the man trying to hold me down I guess #-o

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Post by standles » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:15 am

call the rainbow coalition and get you a legal advisor immediately. Then you can be on all the local news channels and get a million honkey march organized against da Man...


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Post by forcefed » Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:45 am

Its $74.50 and $49 if you fix it under FSS 316.610 in PBC. Thats if its stroked as a fix it. I have never written it unless they were getting a break from a speeding/moving violation, which could be anywhere from 83.50 to 308.50 and 3 to 4 points on your license.

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Post by glockpacker » Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:16 am

Whenever you pull up to a 7-11 type store, check your headlights in the glass reflection. High and low beam. If there's not much traffic, turn around and check all the lights on the back.

Or get a car like mine that bugs the life out of you when something goes wrong, so you fix it soon.
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Post by kylec » Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:48 pm

Some European countries require you to carry replacement bulbs in your vehicle...maybe I'll throw a headlight bulb in the back

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Post by molivo » Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:45 pm

I usually have replacement bulbs in my car, but the other one had gone out few months ago and like an ass I never put another one in the trunk #-o If I had said "Lookie here officer I got one and ill change it right now" he might have let me go.

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