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9-21-5-11(c)(2) - Workzone Speeding

Discussion in 'Speeding Tickets, Traffic & Moving Violations' started by Buck4915, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. Buck4915

    Buck4915 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I am a registered New York state driver and have received a "9-21-5-11(c)(2) - Workzone Speeding - Workers Not Present" ticket at the exact moment the thruway transitioned from a non construction zone into a construction zone, having my speed as I was slowing down from the original speed limit of 70 mph to 45 mph clocked at 68 mph.
    Having not admitted directly to the officer who distributed the ticket to me at the time, it is quite clear to me that my violation is accurate.

    My dilemma here is that I travel on the road for a living, and am only passing through Indiana during the month of early May (When I received the ticket), late August, and early October. I am curious as to what my best course of action should be.

    Should I admit and pay the fine? Should I see about a plea bargain? Or are there other options possibly available for me that I do not know of?
     
  2. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    The best option usually is to pay the fine and complete a traffic school course. This additional class prevents points from being reported on your license, and it can even get you an insurance discount (sometimes).
     
  3. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    Indiana won't report the conviction/points to New York.

    I have never seen any out of state conviction on anyone's New York license, except for a DWI/DUI.

    Taking a class will only affect his Indiana driving record.
     
  4. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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  5. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    The answer to all of your questions is, yes, great idea.

    Whatever you do, do NOT ignore the citation.

    Do NOT allow the court date to pass without pleading not guilty, asking for traffic school, or pleading guilty.

    You must also make sure you pay all fines, fees, and costs.

    If you have a CDL, you will lose that CDL if you choose to do nothing.

    Either way, its your call, so be smart about it.
     
  6. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    Just to clarify, there's no traffic school. Well, there is but it does not defer or eliminate a conviction. It simply reduces points for Indiana-licensed drivers, which means nothing to the OP anyway since points are not an issue here.

    I can't see the OP winning and even if there is plea bargaining I don't think it would have much effect on the fine amount - it might even result in a higher fine.
     
  7. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    I was expressing concerns more so if OP held a CDL, or was a professional bus driver.

    OP said he travels on the road to make a living.
     
  8. Buck4915

    Buck4915 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you for the insight,

    I travel for a living but have nothing more than a standard Driver's License from NY.
     
  9. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    Funny how different people get totally different impressions based upon what is said! The thought of him being a CDL driver didn't even cross my mind.
     
  10. army judge

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    Which is why I regularly suggest most posters discuss their issues with a couple local attorneys.

    This medium isn't for complex legal matters.

    I think people understand when to see a physician, but avoid seeing a dentist, attorney, or CPA.

    In this case a traffic citation even got somewhat complicated.
     

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