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01-08-2011 10:46 PM
Wrangler06
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Originally Posted by Jeepchic70 View Post
Man oh man, this has turned bad and I feel your pain. Like I said, let me know how it turns out in court! I'm pulling for ya.
Thank you and I will
01-08-2011 09:36 PM
Jeepchic70 Man oh man, this has turned bad and I feel your pain. Like I said, let me know how it turns out in court! I'm pulling for ya.
01-08-2011 08:46 PM
Wrangler06
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Originally Posted by Neil F. View Post
I told you that with a link in reply #13 and you replied that would defeat the whle purpose.
Very sorry, i have been so confused with this whole thread, everyone is bashing me

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .ok people i understand that i was speeding yes it was my fault and yes i deserve a ticket blah blah blah i understand!!!! please stop telling me i was speeding and to get over it...if i thought that everyone would say that i wouldnt have posted anything..this forum is very helpful to me and i have a learned a lot from it and have even made friends through the forum..went wheeling with 3 members on here in my local area this week and had a blast..although the forum is helpful and friendly i NEVER EVER expected to get bashed like this...all i asked was how much it costs to get it fixed..you people dont know what the laws are like where i live..unless you all live in Covington Virginia and know who the judge is then please dont comment on how i wont get out of the ticket..The officer told me it would be reduced to a faulty equipment ticket if not droppped entirely..i have had several friends in the area have their tickets dropped by fixing their speedometer (granted not if they were doing like 80 in a 45..but in my case, the cop DID tell me that he would not have pulled me over if i was doing 35mph and i was doing 36.. he also said that if the speedo was off by only ONE MPH then it would count..and yes it was off by 1 mph with my tires..this week i put on 31's and its off 2-3 and yes i have went by several of the things on the road that tell you your speed and the past 6 or 7 times ive went by it read the same thing...............soooooooooooo please people dont be so negative.. i posted this thread to get some help and insight from the very friendly people on here..not to get bashed for a mistake that i made...im not sure why you would want to read my thread knowing that i asked a question in it and not even come close to giving me any information that would answer my question
01-06-2011 02:08 PM
URascal
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Originally Posted by -BranDON- View Post
Officers have discretion on these kind of tickets. They don't have to give it to you and if they do then they can drop it/nolle pros the ticket. This pretty much goes with almost any misdemeanor charge where I live and if it's a higher charge then a District Attorney or Solicitor can drop the charge as well. Also, most officers I know won't pull you over unless you're going a certain amount over the speed limit. -That is, if you're just speeding and nothing suspicious;-)
The cops can't nolle pros the ticket. The judge can, not the cops. Once the cop writes it, it's written. At least here in Maryland. UR
01-05-2011 06:00 PM
dschur
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Originally Posted by Plowboy1970 View Post
Every morning I speed just like that in a flashing yellow school zone. Every day I get passed by school buses!!!!!!! Think I am speeding?!!?!?!?
Yep, I do.

I think the busses are too.
01-05-2011 03:56 PM
Plowboy1970
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister View Post
i got a ticket for doing 29 in a 30 a few years ago.

in all actuality, it was a school zone and i must have missed the flashing yellow lights. limit was 30 normally, but 20 during school. cop didn't even consider letting me off with a warning. it's my one speeding ticket in the last 8 years. wanker.
Every morning I speed just like that in a flashing yellow school zone. Every day I get passed by school buses!!!!!!! Think I am speeding?!!?!?!?
01-05-2011 01:52 PM
rrich What do you think would have happened if Prez Bush said "Oops, sorry Saddam, we had bad intel."


He was speeding - no excuse!
01-05-2011 01:09 PM
dschur
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Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister View Post
i got a ticket for doing 29 in a 30 a few years ago.

in all actuality, it was a school zone and i must have missed the flashing yellow lights. limit was 30 normally, but 20 during school. cop didn't even consider letting me off with a warning. it's my one speeding ticket in the last 8 years. wanker.
No offense, but if you missed flashing yellow lights, you deserved a ticket (as would I in the same situation).

Stoplights are red and don't flash. Please don't miss any of those
01-05-2011 10:27 AM
flyin-lowe I stated out in that area but only worked in Huntington while I was training. That would have been July of 1999. I lived in Bluffton and worked there until late 2000 before moving back home to Wayne County. I had a friend who had an old 442 so I would have remembered that.
01-04-2011 07:10 PM
BigEZ
what are the chances?

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Originally Posted by flyin-lowe View Post
I have been in law enforcement since 1999 and have never heard of a state that must allow this 10mph as you describe.
I can also tell you for what it is worth that in Indiana you would not get out of a ticket for having your speedo fixed after the fact. Also as somebody else mentioned the speedo probably wasn't off by more then a few miles per hour so your speedometer likely showed that you were speeding at the time of the ticket.
I originally posted that, and I happened to be in Indiana when I got/fought that speeding ticket on grounds of having a faulty speedo (because of oversize tires.) If you remember, I lost. Badly.

Off. "Flyin Lowe," you don't happen to patrol in Huntington do you? Might have been you who popped me in my 442
01-04-2011 10:44 AM
rrich After the fact - kinda like giving back the money after they caught you for robbing the bank at gunpoint.

"Oh please officer - I was only kidding."
01-04-2011 09:58 AM
Mr. Sinister i got a ticket for doing 29 in a 30 a few years ago.

in all actuality, it was a school zone and i must have missed the flashing yellow lights. limit was 30 normally, but 20 during school. cop didn't even consider letting me off with a warning. it's my one speeding ticket in the last 8 years. wanker.
01-04-2011 09:50 AM
flyin-lowe
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Originally Posted by neverfastenough1 View Post
Gotcha, thanks! Oh, and by the way, most states have a statute that requires municipal police to give you 10 mph. Thanks AAA! Too many complaints about trying to generate revenue by stopping tourists for doing 1 mph over knowing they won't travel back for court. Cops aren't just being nice.
I have been in law enforcement since 1999 and have never heard of a state that must allow this 10mph as you describe. Granted I am not familiar with all states laws but I interact with officers from many states. I also did a google search on the subject and found nothing of the such. This sounds like some urban legend, if you have a link I would be interested to read it.
I can also tell you for what it is worth that in Indiana you would not get out of a ticket for having your speedo fixed after the fact. Also as somebody else mentioned the speedo probably wasn't off by more then a few miles per hour so your speedometer likely showed that you were speeding at the time of the ticket.
01-04-2011 06:34 AM
Neil F.
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Originally Posted by Wrangler06 View Post
thanks a lot i didnt know it was that easy. i might just buy the gear and put it in myself and then get a shop to show that it was changed, i think i can work it out..thanks for the help!
I told you that with a link in reply #13 and you replied that would defeat the whle purpose.
01-03-2011 11:08 PM
07XMan2Door I thought I read that you were going back to 31's. if true, wouldn't this be the fix you need. If so, perhaps you could tell the Judge that instead of recalibrating the tranny, you just went back to near stock size tires (show receipt) to fix the speedo that way?
Just a thought

Just for giggles, I run 35's. My speedo is 3 mph slower than I'm actually going in 1st through 4th gears. It's 5 miles an hour slower in 5th & 6th. And with 5.13's I rarely speed. lol
01-03-2011 10:39 PM
redneckpilot You will have to go to court with the paperwork. Likely will get a "Faulty Speedometer/Faulty Equipment" ticket. That's not a moving violation so your rates shouldn't increase. Lesson learned, bigger tires = need to recalibrate the speedometer. Cost me $49.00 when I was in Virginia Beach, VA.
01-03-2011 10:16 PM
Wrangler06
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Originally Posted by TJWhosYourMama View Post
You can not electronically recalibrate your speedometer unless your 2006 is a Rubicon. I went to 3 different dealerships, all of which believed you could, only to find out the speedometer is run off of a spur gear located behind your transfer case. Here is a good write up and guide to what gear you will need:

Changing Your Jeep Speedometer Gear
thanks a lot i didnt know it was that easy. i might just buy the gear and put it in myself and then get a shop to show that it was changed, i think i can work it out..thanks for the help!
01-03-2011 10:06 PM
TJWhosYourMama You can not electronically recalibrate your speedometer unless your 2006 is a Rubicon. I went to 3 different dealerships, all of which believed you could, only to find out the speedometer is run off of a spur gear located behind your transfer case. Here is a good write up and guide to what gear you will need:

Changing Your Jeep Speedometer Gear
01-03-2011 07:45 AM
damquick1 The "point" is...as was answered previously that on an 06 TJ there is no "calibaration", no electronic setting changes without changing out the speedo gear...that was answered. unless you pay a shop to do it there could not be a reciept for the "work" done. If you ordered or purchased the part and have the reciept I'd assume that they would take that, hopefully anyway.

I wish you luck on it all. I understand why you are trying to get it fixed, obviously to avoid exceeding the speed by mistake.....
01-03-2011 01:15 AM
s3nt3nc3d Speaking as someone who's had his share of speeding tickets and other violations...by the time I turned 17, I'd already had my license suspended for a month and revoked for 5 months (and because of that, I'd gotten my permit twice, taken the written exam twice, and the driving exam twice).

If you can get the ticket dropped, that's good... paying higher insurance costs sucks. However, at the same time, the point some people here are trying to make is...you were speeding, you knew it, and you got caught. Some folks are being a bit anal about it...and others are just stating the point that you should learn a lesson from your mistake.

Like it was mentioned earlier in this thread...if you knew your tires threw your speedo off, you should have known to compensate for it. It sounds like you had a pretty nice cop letting that excuse fly. Keep in mind, that cop may say he has that policy...but cops will say a lot of things to keep people calm and happy even when they're receiving a ticket. I'm friends with quite a few cops...most do kind of follow their own little rules, but they also do have "quotas" (but they'll NEVER refer to them as that while on the job) and if they pull you over and you're rude...they will most likely ticket you if they can legally do so. My buddy who's a New Orleans police officer said 9 times out of 10, by the time he reaches the car, he's already decided on whether to issue a ticket or not...but if you're rude, he's always willing to change his mind. The cop you dealt with probably just didn't want to deal with the paperwork so he gave you a fix it ticket and a way out so you would learn your lesson without having to actually deal with the ticket.

Anyway... as far as recalibrating your speedo goes, it seems to me the going rate is around $50-75. I'd just find the right gear and do it yourself, then ask a shop or dealership to verify it and sign off on it...or if you have a friend who's a mechanic who can verify it and sign off after you do the work, you can probably get away with having it done for no charge.
01-03-2011 12:02 AM
Wrangler06
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Originally Posted by Jeepchic70 View Post
I really don't know how you got so misunderstood. It's unfortunate because what you were asking was a very simple and direct question. Good luck on the ticket!! Send me a PM and let me know if you got the calibration done and the ticket downgraded to an equipment problem. I hope you do!!
Thanks, not sure how I got misunderstood so easily either lol was just asking how much it costs lol
01-02-2011 11:21 PM
Wally Meyers A friend of mine's wife got pulled over for speeding. She told the Officer that it was the different size tires that caused the speedo to read incorrectly. He asked her if she was sure that was the reason, and she said yes. He then gave her a citation for speeding and one for knowingly driving with faulty equipment. If the speedo is not reading correctly for any reason, and she knew it, she should have kept her mouth shut. When the Officer left she looked at me and said "don't say a word." She was running a 1964 Ford Galaxy 500 XL with a 390 cu. in. & a 4 speed tranny.
01-02-2011 10:28 PM
Jeepchic70
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Originally Posted by Wrangler06 View Post
Jeepchic70 thank you very much for the information. The officer who pulled me over said the exact thing you did about how they can consider an equipment malfunction rather than a moving violation. Thanks for your input! Jeep girls are the best!
I really don't know how you got so misunderstood. It's unfortunate because what you were asking was a very simple and direct question. Good luck on the ticket!! Send me a PM and let me know if you got the calibration done and the ticket downgraded to an equipment problem. I hope you do!!
01-02-2011 10:26 PM
Ted_D In that case they should reduce charges and plead guilty to defective equipment that usually cost more but doest add points or cause your insurance to go up.
01-02-2011 10:17 PM
Wrangler06 Jeepchic70 thank you very much for the information. The officer who pulled me over said the exact thing you did about how they can consider an equipment malfunction rather than a moving violation. Thanks for your input! Jeep girls are the best!
01-02-2011 10:14 PM
Wrangler06
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Originally Posted by damquick1 View Post
Welcome to New York's statute.....
New York 65 A (+30) Traffic law §1180, 1212, 1643 The law permits a 15 day jail sentence for 11 MPH over the speed limit
again it ALL depends on the specific conditions....
I live in Virginia, not New York. This information is completely useless to the information I am trying to recieve from this thread.
01-02-2011 10:11 PM
Wrangler06
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Originally Posted by damquick1 View Post
Sorry to sound like a prick but....since nobody else will say it I will...in my opinion folks like this are the reason all of our insurance rates are higher....

Grace period? What are you talking about? I don't know about where you live but I have PLENTY of friends that are county sheriffs and state troopers...as far as I know there is NO SUCH THING as a "Grace Period" or anything like it. Believe me it all depends on YOUR attitude and what is going on at the time, i.e weather conditions, heavy pedestrian count, busy intersection, around a school, firehouse or blind curve. ALL my buddies that are law enforcement will write a ticket for 2MPH over if they deem you, your vehicle, or the driving conditions in any way unsafe.
Suck it up you were speeding, quit trying to find a way out of it.
It's not like you were going 1MPH over and got a ticket, you were doing 11MPH over!
LIVE AND LEARN....

And I'm calling B.S on this: I have been around ALOT of law enforcement in my lifetime and I have NEVER heard of such a thing!

"Gotcha, thanks! Oh, and by the way, most states have a statute that requires municipal police to give you 10 mph. Thanks AAA! Too many complaints about trying to generate revenue by stopping tourists for doing 1 mph over knowing they won't travel back for court. Cops aren't just being nice"
Thanks dude, I dont understand why some people comment on people's thread when they dont answer the OP's questions or help them out. And no there isnt a "grace period" but the individual officer that wrote my ticket told me that HE PERSONALLY gives people that grace period. I didnt say the actual state had a grace period. Please read my posts correctly before you make false assumptions please. Also, "Suck it up you were speeding, quit trying to find a way out of it.
It's not like you were going 1MPH over and got a ticket, you were doing 11MPH over!" ????
You dont know where I live/the road i was pulled over on/the situation i was in or anything. So in conclusion if you would like to answer my question about how much a speedometer calibration on a 2006 Jeep Wrangler SE would cost on average then please let me know Thank you and I hope you have a great day and a Happy New Year.
01-02-2011 09:57 PM
LuvMyTJ
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Originally Posted by MTWanderer View Post
Hmmm ... 36 in a 25 ....

I would think that your speedo was off by 1 or 2 mph at the most. Not sure that this argument would fly.
I completely agree. ^^^

Before I changed my speedo gear, at 60mph it was off about 5mph. The thing to remember the inaccuracy increases as your speed rises. At zero, your going zero, at 30mph you may be going 32mph, and at 40mph you may be going 43. You get the idea.
The gear change is quick and easy. There are gear calculators floating around on the web that will help you choose the correct amount of teeth you need for the gear. I picked one up at my local Jeep dealer, or you can order one from the net.
Good luck.
01-02-2011 09:27 PM
-BranDON- Officers have discretion on these kind of tickets. They don't have to give it to you and if they do then they can drop it/nolle pros the ticket. This pretty much goes with almost any misdemeanor charge where I live and if it's a higher charge then a District Attorney or Solicitor can drop the charge as well. Also, most officers I know won't pull you over unless you're going a certain amount over the speed limit. -That is, if you're just speeding and nothing suspicious;-)
01-02-2011 07:52 PM
Jeepchic70 What the original poster is saying is true in Virginia, maybe not in the other states that everyone is from. I grew up there and lived there most of my life (Virginia Beach). If you get your speedometer calibrated and it's more than 3mph off they can consider the speeding ticket an equipment malfunction instead of a moving violation. At least that's the way it used to be and things change all the time. It could just depend on the judge you get or the mood that he or she is in at the time. They may just say "speeding is still speeding" and fine you anyway. It's always worth a shot. It was $50 for a speedometer calibration but that may have gone up too.
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