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Greg

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Sep 3, 2012
Same Ole Song wrote:
It's all about the money. It creates as many problems as it solves. My daughter got a speeding ticket, 11:00 p.m. on a Sunday night, no other traffic anywhere in sight. The insurance company cancelled my insurance.
I will also say the cop clocked her in a 45 mph zone and charged her as if she was in the 35 mph zone. So instead of being 11 mph over the speed limit, she was now 21 mph over the speed limit.
I had to seek out new insurance for my wife and myself. I then had to title my daughter's car in her name so she could pay DMV the uninured motorist fee. She simply could not afford the quotes insurance companies were giving her while in college with a part time job.
Bottom line.... Albemarle County placed yet another uninsured motorist on your highways. Do you feel safer now?
Not complaining, just a fact of life as they milk the public for every penny they can take in durting these so called safety campaigns.
Please don't ever post on this site expounding on people's lack of personal responsibility.

I don't think I could take it.
Greg

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Sep 3, 2012
Gru wrote:
That's why I now refer to them as "revenue wh*res" (or, by us -- Ann Mallack's flying ****). And, yes, Albemarle is now as bad, if not worse, than Greene Co. Although I haven't noticed that Albemarle HIDES their speed limit signs behind over-growth like Greene.
Methinks somebody needs to learn how to drive...
Same Ole Song

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Sep 3, 2012
Gru wrote:
<quoted text> Whoa -- how old is your daughter?! Either way -- if she can afford a $30,000 + vehicle (or YOU can afford to buy her one!), ONE OF YOU should be able to afford insurance!
She didn't buy the car. I bought it for her.

I prefer not to pay $400 a month insurance, and she can not afford it.

Why is any of this so hard to understand?

She paid her fine and costs for the speeding ticket. Why should she now have to continue paying $400 a month punishment to the insurance company? Answer, she doesn't have to. And I don't have to. And is there any reason you think our case is a very unique situation? It's not, People pay the uninsured motorist fee every day in every branch of DMV all over this state. It's all that is required by the state.

Agree with me, or disagree with me, I simply don't care. But the fact is the Albemarle police and the judge caused there to be another uninsured motorist on the roads in Virginia. It's not as bad as it sounds. If my daughter runs into you, you collect whatever amount the state has set for your specific damages. You get no more and no less. Get over it. If the cop knew how to work radar and hadn't lied in court, you wouldn't have this newest uninsured motorist on the road.
Amy McMahon

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Sep 3, 2012
Same Ole Song wrote:
<quoted text>
She didn't buy the car. I bought it for her.
I prefer not to pay $400 a month insurance, and she can not afford it.
Why is any of this so hard to understand?
She paid her fine and costs for the speeding ticket. Why should she now have to continue paying $400 a month punishment to the insurance company? Answer, she doesn't have to. And I don't have to. And is there any reason you think our case is a very unique situation? It's not, People pay the uninsured motorist fee every day in every branch of DMV all over this state. It's all that is required by the state.
Agree with me, or disagree with me, I simply don't care. But the fact is the Albemarle police and the judge caused there to be another uninsured motorist on the roads in Virginia. It's not as bad as it sounds. If my daughter runs into you, you collect whatever amount the state has set for your specific damages. You get no more and no less. Get over it. If the cop knew how to work radar and hadn't lied in court, you wouldn't have this newest uninsured motorist on the road.
Civil lawsuit?
Same Ole Song

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Sep 3, 2012
Amy McMahon wrote:
<quoted text>
Civil lawsuit?
Hope not. She's willing to risk not having an at-fault crash rather than paying $400 a month for insurance.
UVa Mom

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Sep 3, 2012
Dear Same Ole Song, no one caused your daughter, cop or judge, to have to get uninsured motorist fee but herself. If she is old enough to drive, she is old enough to read a speed limit sign.
Same Ole Song

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Sep 3, 2012
UVa Mom wrote:
Dear Same Ole Song, no one caused your daughter, cop or judge, to have to get uninsured motorist fee but herself. If she is old enough to drive, she is old enough to read a speed limit sign.
You obviously need to go back and read what I have said.

I blame the cop, he wrote her a ticket as if she was in a 35 mph zone. She was in a 45 mph zone. It's an old trick. Sit in a long straightaway that contains a 35 and 45 mph zone. Write everything as if they were in the 45 mph zone. In total darkness the cop can't even see where the 45 mph zone ends and the 35 mph zone begins. The judge has no clue that a cop would come into his court and lie about a simple speeding case. He knows they LIE in other cases, but in a speeding case? Nah.

As I have said twice now, the Albemarle Police placed another uninsured motorist on the roadways. You should be safer now.:)

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#28 Sep 3, 2012
Same Ole Song wrote:
<quoted text>
We don't drive junk. Her vehicle is worth $30,000+ right now.
We'll just have to take our chances. I am not paying $400 a month to insure this vehicle for her or add her to my new policy.
I'm sorry but if your broke college, student daughter can afford a 30k car, she can afford insurance. I know the uninsured motorist fee in va is $500.

You're trying to tell me you can't find an auto insurance for less than 500. I'm gonna call BS on that one. If your daughter was doing 11 over what does she do other days? 15, 20, more? One day I will be called to clean her remains off the road and you will wish you had tried to teach her to slow down, instead of just blaming the officer for writing her a ticket. And when she runs a red light, because she could not stop in time, and hits an innocent driver and kills them, you will wish you had taught her better. Especially after the family sues the socks off her and you.

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#29 Sep 3, 2012
Same Ole Song wrote:
<quoted text>
You obviously need to go back and read what I have said.
I blame the cop, he wrote her a ticket as if she was in a 35 mph zone. She was in a 45 mph zone. It's an old trick. Sit in a long straightaway that contains a 35 and 45 mph zone. Write everything as if they were in the 45 mph zone. In total darkness the cop can't even see where the 45 mph zone ends and the 35 mph zone begins. The judge has no clue that a cop would come into his court and lie about a simple speeding case. He knows they LIE in other cases, but in a speeding case? Nah.
As I have said twice now, the Albemarle Police placed another uninsured motorist on the roadways. You should be safer now.:)
I'm sorry but I don't care how dark it is, you can see when car headlights pass a sign. So the officer would have known if she went past the sign into the 45 zone or if she was still in the 35mph zone when he clocked her. She would really have to be accelerating hard, to come out of a 35 zone and still get 11mph over the 45 zone before she saw the cop and braked. From what you are saying, I think she was doing 56 in the 35 zone and got the ticket. Even at night you can see a cop from a distance due to the reflective striping. You are basically saying she didn't see him even after she went into the 45 and sped up. And why would she be doing the speed limit in the 35 zone only to speed in the 45 zone. It doesn't add up. I don't believe it, I think little princess is lying to daddy.
Same Ole Song

Charlottesville, VA

#30 Sep 3, 2012
FreelanceEMT wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sorry but if your broke college, student daughter can afford a 30k car, she can afford insurance. I know the uninsured motorist fee in va is $500.
You're trying to tell me you can't find an auto insurance for less than 500. I'm gonna call BS on that one. If your daughter was doing 11 over what does she do other days? 15, 20, more? One day I will be called to clean her remains off the road and you will wish you had tried to teach her to slow down, instead of just blaming the officer for writing her a ticket. And when she runs a red light, because she could not stop in time, and hits an innocent driver and kills them, you will wish you had taught her better. Especially after the family sues the socks off her and you.
Some of you aren't paying attention. Let's go over the facts again:

1- My daughter is an adult. Nothing she does affects me or makes me liable.

2- She was going 11 mph over in a 45 mph zone. The cop wrote her as if she was in a 35 mph zone. In other words, 56 in a 35 mph zone. This is why the insurance company cancelled her.

3- I'm not worried about you having to clean her remains off the road. She is a good driver and a safe driver. She had the pleasure of meeting a rookie trying to make a name for himself, that's all.

4- My insurance was cancelled. They would not renew the policy with my daughter on it. I told them to go flug off and got insurance cheaper elsewhere on my wife and myself. I paid my daughter's vehicle off, titled it to her as a gift, and gave her $500 to purchase the uninsured motorist fee, the cheapest she could find was $4,600 a year for herself on a new policy.

5- Where in the world would any of you find full insurance coverage on a vehicle still worth $30,000 for a 20 year old kid with a 21 mph over the speed limit summons for under $500??? Please tell me, please!! Call your insurance companies and check with them. If you find it, post the company name and agent here. I will call them immediately and they will have a new customer. She's driven from age 16 to age 20 with no other tickets, make sure to tell them this too I suppose. And the one ticket she did receive was at 11:00 p.m. with no ther traffic anywhere in sight. And charged for 21 mph over the speed limit instead of the 11 mph she was actually doing. She admits speeding in the 45 mph zone, but not in the 35 mph zone, the cop added that to make himself look better.

6- Argue all you want. Writing my daughter for 21 over brought more money into the Albemarle treasury than an 11 over would have. It's all about the money. This is why Albemarle cops now write tickets as a county offense rather than a state offense. The county gets to keep the money.

7- It's a no-win situation, and it's a sad situation. Sure, the county made a few dollars. But other motorists are now surrounded every day by yet another uninsured motorist. This is on top of all the other uninsured motorists running around.

8- Speed enforcement is needed. No debate there. But cops need to do it in an honest manner. Period.

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#31 Sep 3, 2012
Same Ole Song wrote:
<quoted text>
Some of you aren't paying attention. Let's go over the facts again:
1- My daughter is an adult. Nothing she does affects me or makes me liable.
2- She was going 11 mph over in a 45 mph zone. The cop wrote her as if she was in a 35 mph zone. In other words, 56 in a 35 mph zone. This is why the insurance company cancelled her.
3- I'm not worried about you having to clean her remains off the road. She is a good driver and a safe driver. She had the pleasure of meeting a rookie trying to make a name for himself, that's all.
4- My insurance was cancelled. They would not renew the policy with my daughter on it. I told them to go flug off and got insurance cheaper elsewhere on my wife and myself. I paid my daughter's vehicle off, titled it to her as a gift, and gave her $500 to purchase the uninsured motorist fee, the cheapest she could find was $4,600 a year for herself on a new policy.
5- Where in the world would any of you find full insurance coverage on a vehicle still worth $30,000 for a 20 year old kid with a 21 mph over the speed limit summons for under $500??? Please tell me, please!! Call your insurance companies and check with them. If you find it, post the company name and agent here. I will call them immediately and they will have a new customer. She's driven from age 16 to age 20 with no other tickets, make sure to tell them this too I suppose. And the one ticket she did receive was at 11:00 p.m. with no ther traffic anywhere in sight. And charged for 21 mph over the speed limit instead of the 11 mph she was actually doing. She admits speeding in the 45 mph zone, but not in the 35 mph zone, the cop added that to make himself look better.
6- Argue all you want. Writing my daughter for 21 over brought more money into the Albemarle treasury than an 11 over would have. It's all about the money. This is why Albemarle cops now write tickets as a county offense rather than a state offense. The county gets to keep the money.
7- It's a no-win situation, and it's a sad situation. Sure, the county made a few dollars. But other motorists are now surrounded every day by yet another uninsured motorist. This is on top of all the other uninsured motorists running around.
8- Speed enforcement is needed. No debate there. But cops need to do it in an honest manner. Period.
Good and safe drivers don't go even 11mph over the speed limit. There are speed limits for a reason. Most notably for stopping times when approaching intersections and merges. And you keep claiming albemarle county put an uninsured motorist on the highway as much as you want, which is a bold faced lie. Your daughter, the one breaking the law, put an uninsured motorist on the road. No one forced her to break the speed limit. There is no one else to blame. I'm 47 and have never had a ticket, reason why? I actually obey all traffic laws, because I've seen what happens when you break or ignore them. The speed limits are there for your safety and mine.
Same Ole Song

Charlottesville, VA

#32 Sep 3, 2012
FreelanceEMT wrote:
<quoted text>
..... bold faced (liar)..... I'm 47 and have never had a ticket, reason why? I actually obey all traffic laws, because I've seen what happens when you break or ignore them. The speed limits are there for your safety and mine.
I'm 48, no tickets in my life either.

Not one person in the entire United States will ever believe you have never gone 11 mph over a posted speed limit, why even attempt to say it here as truth? Who's the bold faced lair here now, Jasper?
Guardian

Charlottesville, VA

#33 Sep 3, 2012
Maybe Virginia needs the money to pay for all those new police vehicles destroyed by all those apparently ill trained rookies, not to mention all those fraudulent disability claims that I'm sure follow each one of those "accidents". Armed tax collectors for the state are all they have become, nothing more, nothing less. This story is just propaganda, no real effect on public safety, once it is seen for what it is.
Guardian

Charlottesville, VA

#34 Sep 3, 2012
Same Ole Song wrote:
<quoted text>
You obviously need to go back and read what I have said.
I blame the cop, he wrote her a ticket as if she was in a 35 mph zone. She was in a 45 mph zone. It's an old trick. Sit in a long straightaway that contains a 35 and 45 mph zone. Write everything as if they were in the 45 mph zone. In total darkness the cop can't even see where the 45 mph zone ends and the 35 mph zone begins. The judge has no clue that a cop would come into his court and lie about a simple speeding case. He knows they LIE in other cases, but in a speeding case? Nah.
As I have said twice now, the Albemarle Police placed another uninsured motorist on the roadways. You should be safer now.:)
I had a similar problem with a ticket written by an idiot who didn't know the speed limit in the section of road that he was monitoring. I took a picture of the sign along with a statement containing it's GPS location, and had the Sheriff make his deputy change the report to reflect the facts, and they still made me pay a fee for the correction. That's right. I had to pay a fee for the cops mistake. The insurance company accepted the corrected report, end of story.
Same Ole Song

Charlottesville, VA

#35 Sep 4, 2012
Guardian wrote:
<quoted text>
I had a similar problem with a ticket written by an idiot who didn't know the speed limit in the section of road that he was monitoring.
This cop knew exactly what he was doing. Clocking cars in the 45 mph zone and writing the summons as if in a 35 mph zone. Doubles the county's income and make the cop look real good.

Greene County used to have an auxiliary deputy who fudged on tickets too. When he asked the drivers if they knew how fast they were going, he would add 10 mph when they answered with NO. This resulted in many reckless driving charges for the deputy and sure did make him look good. He went to work at a county police department later, but that didn't last long.

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#36 Sep 4, 2012
Same Ole Song wrote:
<quoted text>
Company automatically cancels for DUI or 20+ over speed limit.
Doesn't matter though. My new policy and the uninsured motorist fee on my daughter is now less than what I was paying.
Only if it was SR22 insurance. Seems like you've been down this road before. Now you want to blame someone else for your daughters speeding ticket rather than blaming the person who was ACTUALLY SPEEDING!

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#37 Sep 4, 2012
Same Ole Song wrote:
<quoted text>
Some of you aren't paying attention. Let's go over the facts again:
1- My daughter is an adult. Nothing she does affects me or makes me liable.
2- She was going 11 mph over in a 45 mph zone. The cop wrote her as if she was in a 35 mph zone. In other words, 56 in a 35 mph zone. This is why the insurance company cancelled her.
3- I'm not worried about you having to clean her remains off the road. She is a good driver and a safe driver. She had the pleasure of meeting a rookie trying to make a name for himself, that's all.
4- My insurance was cancelled. They would not renew the policy with my daughter on it. I told them to go flug off and got insurance cheaper elsewhere on my wife and myself. I paid my daughter's vehicle off, titled it to her as a gift, and gave her $500 to purchase the uninsured motorist fee, the cheapest she could find was $4,600 a year for herself on a new policy.
5- Where in the world would any of you find full insurance coverage on a vehicle still worth $30,000 for a 20 year old kid with a 21 mph over the speed limit summons for under $500??? Please tell me, please!! Call your insurance companies and check with them. If you find it, post the company name and agent here. I will call them immediately and they will have a new customer. She's driven from age 16 to age 20 with no other tickets, make sure to tell them this too I suppose. And the one ticket she did receive was at 11:00 p.m. with no ther traffic anywhere in sight. And charged for 21 mph over the speed limit instead of the 11 mph she was actually doing. She admits speeding in the 45 mph zone, but not in the 35 mph zone, the cop added that to make himself look better.
6- Argue all you want. Writing my daughter for 21 over brought more money into the Albemarle treasury than an 11 over would have. It's all about the money. This is why Albemarle cops now write tickets as a county offense rather than a state offense. The county gets to keep the money.
7- It's a no-win situation, and it's a sad situation. Sure, the county made a few dollars. But other motorists are now surrounded every day by yet another uninsured motorist. This is on top of all the other uninsured motorists running around.
8- Speed enforcement is needed. No debate there. But cops need to do it in an honest manner. Period.
"2- She was going 11 mph over in a 45 mph zone. The cop wrote her as if she was in a 35 mph zone. In other words, 56 in a 35 mph zone. This is why the insurance company cancelled her."

Tell us where this 45mph zone is. I'd like to do a drive by.
Rush Maddow

Hillsville, VA

#38 Sep 4, 2012
If everyone was a safe driver then VDOT and law enforcement projects would go bankrupt. People speeding doesn't really cause accidents because, guess what, people are speeding all the time.(this is where you jump in and say that accidents happen all the time from speeding blah blah I'm confused)

The point is that police don't spend enough time investigating and solving real crime. But perhaps that's for the best as jails and prisons cost far more money to you cute taxpayers who think you're entitled to having a say in where your US Membership dues go.

Police, in the eyes of most of the public, are swine because of how they are told they must treat civilians all as criminals. They are only there to aide in punishing us, not so much in helping us when we need protection from criminal elements. They can break their own laws and get away with it, and that's been proven time and time again.

The police have an us-and-them mentality that separates them from the reality that we live in, so getting a speeding ticket is just a bigger pain in the behind just because police officers are not respectable in the eyes of the public these days.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#39 Sep 4, 2012
Rush Maddow wrote:
If everyone was a safe driver then VDOT and law enforcement projects would go bankrupt. People speeding doesn't really cause accidents because, guess what, people are speeding all the time.(this is where you jump in and say that accidents happen all the time from speeding blah blah I'm confused)
The point is that police don't spend enough time investigating and solving real crime. But perhaps that's for the best as jails and prisons cost far more money to you cute taxpayers who think you're entitled to having a say in where your US Membership dues go.
Police, in the eyes of most of the public, are swine because of how they are told they must treat civilians all as criminals. They are only there to aide in punishing us, not so much in helping us when we need protection from criminal elements. They can break their own laws and get away with it, and that's been proven time and time again.
The police have an us-and-them mentality that separates them from the reality that we live in, so getting a speeding ticket is just a bigger pain in the behind just because police officers are not respectable in the eyes of the public these days.
Respect should be earned, unfortunately the few bad apples ruin that effort and in many cases are rewarded by being able to keep their jobs.
GOP

Charlottesville, VA

#40 Sep 4, 2012
Same Ole Song wrote:
<quoted text>
We don't drive junk. Her vehicle is worth $30,000+ right now.
We'll just have to take our chances. I am not paying $400 a month to insure this vehicle for her or add her to my new policy.
Your Kid drives a 30+K auto and you cannot afford the insurance?...I suggest a priority adjustment.

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