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Need to fight a traffic ticket

I got a ticket for failing to yield at a stop sign. I have a clean abstract, no tickets of any kind, no accidents.

The situation was a genuine lapse of concentration on my part, I had just finished helping plan a family funeral and what I thought was a yield sign, wasn’t. I would like to try to keep from having any demerits on my insurance if possible.

Is there a reputable company that could help me with this?

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  1. Sounds like you made an honest mistake,, why don’t you honestly pay for it..
    Shit happens..

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    • Kayla Lee Kayla Lee says:

      But he did something wrong? He broke the law and went through a stop sign. If he hit someone in the intersection and told the same story you wouldn’t be sympathetic… just because he is the only one facing repercussions of his actions does not mean he shouldn’t pay a fine for breaking the law.

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    • Cameron D. Loutitt um they broke the law… they didn’t stop at a STOP sign law is the law. it’s far from stealing… what would have happened if they ran that stop sign and killed someone?

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    • You’re opinion of my opinion is invalid

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    • Kayla Lee What’s wrong about breaking the law? You act like it’s there to protect people and not just fill the pockets of policy enforcers, policy makers and lawyers. Shit, slavery used to be legal, and slaves who ran away were accused of other slaves of stealing themselves from their owners. Maybe instead of focusing on legality, you should focus on what’s right and moral.

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    • Chris Dumais Chris Dumais says:

      Cameron, you keep posting bitching about laws and how society is basically corrupt. Why don’t you do everyone a favour and move out to the bush and live off the land since you seem to hate everything about society so much.

      No? Just going to stay here, buy food from around the world in your local grocery store, use the internet and every other modern advancement while bitching about how you hate society? Awesome. You sound like a great, productive person. Glad to see you are changing the world you hate by posting on Facebook.

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    • Says the boy who thinks there can be a valid reason for stealing from people for doing nothing wrong and harming no one. But hey, thanks for reminding me you can’t change the mind of someone content with their ignorance.

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    • I’m sorry for your loss. Unfortunately the death of someone you know and love is not a valid excuse for driving when distracted and running a stop sign. It is lucky that no one was hurt or killed. You did something wrong, man up and pay the fine. Whether people like it or not, laws exist for our benefit and when they are broken however innocently, we have to pay the consequences. A cost is levied in the hopes that we will not repeat the mistake. Hopefully you won’t drive while distracted again and chance hurting yourself or others.

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    • Christa Reach Goudreau So police constantly do things wrong as they drive distracted the entire time they’re on the road. But I forgot, laws don’t apply to the policy enforcers. Ever think about how much your fear of the possibility of chaos distorts your way of thinking and understanding of right and wrong? Does it feel better to not have to think for yourself, because you think the law is there to protect you?

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Cameron D. Loutitt is clearly a troll

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    • Ruth Chalk You know, you could say something intelligent and refute my points, instead of poisoning the well like a coward.

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    • Awww, does the little boy like throwing insults around like they are in grade school? How cute.

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    • I know you are; but what am I?

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    • Shit, I have no retort to that. Touche.

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    • Took the hint hey..

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      What would you have said if it was a red light? Huh? It’s no different running a red then running a stop sign. I have almost been hit multiple times at cross walks with stop signs because someone didn’t see the sign or they were to tired or too busy. Just because no one was hurt doesn’t make it right. Just because no one was hurt doesn’t make it safe. As a pedestrian and someone who has been in many car accidents as a passenger. All it takes is 2 seconds for someone to lose focus and hit someone. Yes okay they were going slow. But what would you have said or done had this person instead of getting a ticket got hit by some speeder? Or what would you say and do had they have hit a person? If you don’t like society no one is forcing you to stay. But honestly. If you are ever in a car accident because someone didn’t stop when they were suppose to maybe you might understand.

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    • A red light is not a stop sign. And the poster said they thought the stop sign was a yield sign, so that if it was appropriate to yield to traffic, they would have. And there are several roads where they alternate yield signs with stop signs for no reason, other than to bring in revenue. You have to think of every incident as independent from each other, because when you’re intellectually lazy and afraid of what ifs, you punish people who have done nothing wrong. I’m not afraid of imaginary shit that could happen. I deal with real things that have actually occurred and are based on truth. There’s a difference between being hit and almost being hit, and to treat them as the same thing is to be very dishonest and neurotic.

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      You realize the only thing that stopped me from actually getting hit was the fact I was paying attention. Had I have been your typical face in phone person I would have been hit….. the almost being hit is no different than actually being hit. And I disagree with you a stop sign and a stop light both mean stop. If you don’t like this society then go live in a cave. You clearly have never been in an accident and have no sympathy for people that have been hurt in similar situations to what happened to this guy. Go get hit by a car at some sort of stop sign or red light then let’s talk. I stand by my statement of you being a troll

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    • Ruth Chalk “If you don’t like this society, then go live in a cave” is no different than saying bullying is okay, because a kid can move to another school, or that domestic violence is okay, because the partner can always leave the relationship. It’s shallow, misguided and wrong. And I have been in accidents, and accidents happen. Living your life in fear of bad things that could happen and worrying all the time is a terrible way to live your life. Punishing people because they’re not perfect and because accidents happen is the perfect way to not solve the problem and create a revenue stream. You make people afraid of accidents and true freedom, and make people think they have to pay for breaking rules for things that make people afraid of danger, and viola, you have a bunch of sheep willing to trade their life for security, and as Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Okay so let’s just not have any rules for the road and let’s just get rid of all the stop signs and lights and let’s get rid of the cops who are just trying to steal from you…. Yeah let’s see how well that goes over….. because I hear you bitching but I don’t hear you coming up with any solutions. I already gave you one…. you could just move…. make your own Society. Where you can make as many or as little rules as you want. Then you don’t have to worry about the cops stealing from you.

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    • Maybe because stealing from people for doing nothing wrong is dishonest.

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    • Well that’s exceptionally ignorant and close-minded. Typical Statist.

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    • Chris Dumais Because society is growing and destroying the bush. Look at what’s happening in Brazil with corporations murdering tribal people so that they can have exploit the land they’re living on.

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  2. Chris Dumais Chris Dumais says:

    You’re an idiot. Pay the ticket and shut up.

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    • Yeah. How dare anyone think for themselves and want to have their rights defended. Can’t he just be an ignorant zombie like everyone else who pays their tickets?

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    • Chris Dumais Chris Dumais says:

      They admitted they made a traffic violation. Time for people to stop crying and own up for their actions.

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    • What about a traffic violation makes it okay to be stolen from? Police make traffic violations all the time, but you don’t see them being punished, now do you?

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    • Chris Dumais Chris Dumais says:

      Who’s stealing? It’s a law. Police are above the law, haven’t you heard? When do you plan on moving out to the bush and living off the land since you hate society so much?

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    • The policy enforcers are stealing on behalf of the State because the live stock don’t understand right from wrong and adore their slavery. Also, the entire world is a cage, and our society is making it an unlivable cage to live in. Why are you so offended at someone who just wants real freedom and for people not to be stolen from for doing nothing wrong except breaking subjective rules made by people who were looking for ways to fill their coffers?

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Thank you Chris Dumais he’s just a troll. I would love to see him try and run for city council. Lol.

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    • Ruth Chalk Why would I want to become part of the problem?

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    • Chris Dumais Can you bet everything you have, so I can win your bet and give all your shit back because I pity how sad you are? Do you even know what problems the world is facing? Or do you prefer having your head in the sand while you get fucked in the ass by your masters?

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    • Chris Dumais Chris Dumais says:

      Also, as far as that city council comment goes, that just shows how youre just a troll piece of shit. If city council is “part of the problem” why not join and start creating solutions? You’ll literally never do anything productive in your life. This is your life. Bitching online about how you hate the world. Good job my friend. Have a great night.

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    • You really don’t understand the problems the world is facing, or the power of language and communication, do you? And you don’t care either I’m guessing. Society is only a problem because zombies like you force people who actually want to be free from having it. It’s not the world I hate, but the unconscious zombies that place the world in the state that it’s in.

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Cameron you are a walking contradiction. You want to be free. Then go do it. No one is stopping you from living by yourself in the middle of no where….. tons of people are doing it. Living off the land. Trying to survive off basically nothing more than survival skills….

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    • So I’m supposed to run away when the world is being destroyed by ignorant people who hate freedom? Run away from my home because people don’t like being confronted with the reality that they’re slaves that perpetuate slavery around the world? Why would I do that?

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  3. I had this same ticket last year, it’s a hefty one. Unfortunately they told me they don’t reduce the amount of these tickets due to their ‘severity’. I think you might be hooped.

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  4. You can try to fight it but you’ll be told you can’t any longer my husband got a ticket for invalid plates when his plate was swapped on his truck without us knowing he left for work and got slapped with a ticket. Pay your fine and move on

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  5. You broke the law whether you were distracted or not. Don’t waste your and the court’s time. You will have to pay.

    Distracted driving is very dangerous. Your mind was elsewhere hence, distracted driving.

    Plus, you don’t yield at a stop sign – you are to stop. With a family member in law enforcement was told you must make a full and complete stop so the forward momentum of the vehicle is zero.

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    • What about breaking the law means someone should be stolen from and extorted? Why should someone have to pay for doing nothing wrong and not hurting anyone?

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    • Broke the law – as simple aa that! Rolling through a stop sign is illegal. The stop sign was there to prevent accidents. The OP is lucky to not have been involved in an accident. Nothing is being extorted or stolen. Apparently you are of the ilk that anything goes and if I get caught it is extortion. Grow up!!

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    • Holy fuck, get off your high horse. Unsympathetic beyond imagination.

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    • doing nothing wrong?!?! they obviously were in no place to be behind the wheel. Break the law pay your fines move on. No one is stealing or extorting anything

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    • would you guys be saying the same thing if he got in an accident and killed someone because he wasn’t concentrating?

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      It’s no different than if they had of been tired…. could still have pulled over and cleared there head.

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    • James Musat James Musat says:

      Cameron D. Loutitt she said she did it. She isn’t denying she did. Your comment is quite idiotic.

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    • So what? Breaking the law is just absent-minded rhetoric by people who adore their slavery. Slavery used to be legal, war is legal, apartheid used to be legal, the Holocaust was legal. Instead of ignorantly using the law as a method of understanding how to behave properly, how about you understand what’s moral and right instead.

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    • Leslie Ann Tipton No, I wouldn’t, because they would have actually done something wrong, and there would be a victim. But no victim, no crime. Just because people are afraid, doesn’t mean people should be punished because most people are cowards.

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    • Seriously Cameron what are you smoking today? So what all laws are slavery? They DID do something wrong if it wasn’t wrong they wouldn’t have gotten a ticket get a brain.

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    • Cameron D. Loutitt if you can find a country that agees with your rhetoric, you need to go live there. You most certainly do not belong here with people who are law abiding and love their country. Be gone!!

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    • James Musat James Musat says:

      Cameron D. Loutitt you talk like a moron. How about you give in and be a part of city. It’s dipshits like you and your fuckin STUPID shit you blab is the problem. You can spout off all you want with the crap and all you do is confirm the retard you are. In the end you will lose. That’s a 100% guarantee.

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    • Leslie Ann Tipton Yes, for the most part. You’re a head of livestock in a tax farm meant to disempower you and make powerful, rich men even more rich and powerful. If you understood the difference between right and wrong, you’d also know they did nothing wrong, but slip up and not follow the subjective policies that may or may not help protect people. Unless a person is actively harming a person, or destroying freedom, then there is nothing wrong being done. But when you let the State and culture do all of your thinking for you, and keep your head in the sand because you’re too afraid or lazy to understand how to function without man’s law governing your life, you’re never going to understand that difference, because if you did, you’d be a threat to the cult.

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    • Viviane Daniels As an indigenous person, if colonialists didn’t steal my ancestors culture and way of life away from them, I’d be fine in the country I’m in right now. And the problem is that people believe in the make believe concept of countries. The world is one big series of human farms/countries, and leaving one for another is completely not understanding the problem or how to solve it.

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    • Viviane Daniels How apathetic of you. I can tell you’re a real caring and compassionate individual. Good job refuting my points and showing how wise and educated you are.

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Way to pull the race card. Lol wtf. You mad bro?! Lol

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Race has nothing to do with the fact this person was in a way a distracted driver. Yes no one was hurt but I honestly let one person get away with it once everyone will want to get away with it. Nothing is learnt from just accepting every Sally sob story and throwing the tickets out to the trash. Driving while not focused on the road is no different than driving while tired. Took my mom a car accident or two for her to realize that just because no one got her before doesn’t mean it’s okay to do. Oh I know let’s just say fuck it and not have any rules about stopping or slowing at an intersection and then see how you like it when you get hit cause the municipal government is just trying to steal from people….well you don’t have to worry about someone being stolen from anymore…. Yeah the government just wants to steal money.

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  6. Jenna Unrau Jenna Unrau says:

    Dude was planning a funeral. Chill the hell out and use some respect you trolls.
    Also, you will probably have to just pay it. It’s not worth fighting over.

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  7. Fight it, ask for the demerits to be removed. Worse thing they can do is say no. At least go and waste their time.

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  8. Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

    The fact you openly said you weren’t concentrating I imagine puts you in the wrong. You knew you weren’t focused on the road you put people’s lives in danger. It’s no different than driving while tired. If you’re tired you need to pull over and have a nap. You could have pulled over and cleared your head. You could have waiting around at your family members till you were less distracted….

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  9. How much is the ticket? Maybe 10 of us would like to get together and help ya soften the load? Seems like you’ve got enough going on.

    …Anyone?

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    • ya no…. no excuse for anything my grandmother passed away and I had to still continue my responsibilities. If you’re in that bad of a place don’t be driving.

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    • The ticket is $380

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    • Shelley Lohr Shelley Lohr says:

      Go to court explain you situation to the judge say youll pay the ticket if they can just not add the demerits you never know it might just work. BE HONEST

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    • Yikes. $380 is quite a bit. Would need roughly 30-40 people to jump in, which it doesn’t look like will be happening. Too bad!

      Just trying to help a stranger out. No need to jump down my throat. Some people deal with struggles and mental problems far worse than others. Just remember that.

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    • And if you know your in no place to drive don’t get behind the wheel! Be thankful he didn’t kill someone or injur someone. Sorry but you break the law deal with the consequences. Just like driving tired, drunk, or high your brain isn’t there neither is your reaction time. Sorry but stranger or not I don’t feel as f anyone should help bail anyone out of their own hole

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    • Treating a stop sign like a yield sign is hardly possible to cause a fatal accident. O.o Anyway, thanks for your input. I help people out as much as I can. For example, the homeless do not deserve to be shrugged off just because they’ve got themselves in a hole. Good grief.

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    • Homeless and breaking the law is 2 big differences… actually it IS possible

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    • Antonia Evy Antonia Evy says:

      If you go online and take a course that will cost you an extra 99 dollars. It will take 3 demerits off. I know it’s an extra cost. But worth a try. And do try to fight it might at least get some off.

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    • Leslie, if you help anyone, ever, you’re helping them out of their own hole. It’s too bad you don’t see helping others as something that makes you feel good inside. Oh well. To each their own.

      And yes, it is possible. Notice that I said “hardly”. 🙂

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    • Helping someone in need yes helping someone who broke the law? No thank you. If you’re not mentally all there don’t get behind the wheel. Simple. May as well help pay everyone’s tickets drunk drivers, high drivers and distracted drivers

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    • Leslie Ann Tipton Why must you even comment, if it’s not helpful? Glad to see we all got to hear how self righteous you are. This person was asking for help not for a commentary on what they should or shouldn’t have done. If you don’t want to help, that’s fine. Your unsolicited opinion about how undeserving someone is, based on your judgement scale is not necessary.

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    • Just because it’s law, does not make it right. (Obviously I’m not talking about this specific case of not stopping) Something else to keep in mind. Not all laws make full sense. Not all laws should be followed. Not all laws will be followed, no matter how hard you try. Have you EVER gone 1 km over the limit? That’s illegal. Anyway, that’s it for me.. I just felt that I had to open your mind a little bit.

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    • Gabrielle they asked for an opinion gave mine

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    • Leslie Ann Tipton What’s the difference between right and wrong?

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    • Well she’s mighty opinionated and stuck up on that horse of hers eh?
      Life happens. Every single person on this earth gets distracted at some point or another for our own reasons and if you say otherwise your full of shit.
      Cut them a break. Their having a shitty day and the shitty blah blah blah comments aren’t neccesary Since the poster ALREADY knows they are in the wrong

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    • My husband tried stopping at a stop sign and it was so icy he slid threw it. Just so happened there was a cop watching that stop sign. It was almost like he knew there was no sand and people couldn’t stop there. The ticket is $438…on top of that our insurance paper fell behind the glove box and as we were trying to get it out the cop was being very impatient and wrote us a ticket for failing to provide!

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    • we slid thru a red light yesterday and got T-boned! shit happens! Thankfully no one was seriosly hurt

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  10. You can explain yourself in Traffic court ….depends on the judge , you may get a discount

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  11. Sandra Wells Sandra Wells says:

    Oh my goodness, I see this everyday, numerous times a day! When you get behind the wheel, you might wanna be focused! Just sayin! Sorry for your loss, but no excuse. Nobody wants points, but if ya screw up with traffic laws and manage to actually get caught, well that’s the price you pay! Slow down and pay attention!

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  12. If you go to the traffic law court you can get it reduced, but it’s hard to fight a ticket if you know you really did break the law. I can sympathize though..I got a ticket a couple days ago because I was speeding. I wasn’t intentionally speeding, but I WAS speeding and noticed only when that police car was up ahead and I could see that officer waving at another car…I did the whole “what speed am I going???” And by the time I checked I was being pulled over too. Hard lesson to learn but the law is the law no matter what we are going thru.

    Try going to the court house on the date it says on your ticket and just be honest about your lapse of judgement. Pay whatever it is and request the deremit penalty be discarded since your driving record has been clean

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  13. Rhon Magyar Rhon Magyar says:

    Your mistake. Blowing stop signs can kill ppl. Pay the damn thing seeing you earned it and pay more attention next time lesson hopefully learnt. Be happy it’s only a find and not a lawsuit for injuring someone.

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  14. Go to court and explain to the judge what happened, my mom did that and the judge through it out

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  15. Alex McGrath Alex McGrath says:

    If you didn’t stop that’s your problem. Can’t fiight that one

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  16. So….the guy who hit me had a “lapse in concentration” too, his Grandma was in the hospital and not sure if she was going to make it, he’s going through a divorce with an intense custody battle…
    YOU were just lucky that you didn’t hit or kill someone because of your “genuine lapse of concentration “. Don’t waste taxpayer’s money by going to court; just suck it up, take responsibility, pay the fine and learn from your experience.

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    • Yeah, how dare anyone try to waste the livestocks money and fight for what’s right!

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Cameron D. Loutitt go crawl back under your bridge troll

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    • If you could not project your self-loathing onto me, that’s be great. Thanks.

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    • Cameron D. Loutitt there are rules for a reason. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to pay a fine for not following these safety rules. They are there to keep everyone safe. I think that if someone ran a stop sign and hit you or someone you loved…you may have a different perspective. I am not being insulting, just trying to get you to see another side of things.

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    • Except laws don’t keep people safe in reality. They create the illusion of safety, and people shouldn’t be punished because people are disillusioned. And don’t get me wrong, I’m an empathetic person very capable of sympathy, but I’m not a scared sheep who wants to have a gang rob people because I’m afraid something bad might happen. No harm, no foul. How hard is that to understand?

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Haha oh what can’t stand someone speaking against you? Probably not. You’re all about “freedom” yet here you are a slave to Facebook lol

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    • Cameron D. Loutitt there are rules, and there are punishments. Punishment should fit the rule broken. What do you think would happen on the roads if nobody stopped at stop signs…or followed the speed regulations in school zones and parks…how about having no repercussions for beating someone to death because their shoes were coveted? I hope you at least follow some rules that society has in place. Are you a parent? If so, you have set rules down for your children to follow, I hope they learn right from wrong, learn respect, and compassion from the lessons you teach them. If you aren’t a parent yet, you WILL have rules for them to follow, and if they break them, you WILL teach them that there are consequences for their actions..

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Lol omg if this guy had kids and didn’t give them any rules lol they are going to be thoroughly disappinted when they grow up…. if they make it that long. If this guy has kids and gives them rules he’s a hypocrite.

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    • Rules are required when you don’t understand right from wrong for yourself, and fail to take responsibility for understanding those things for yourself. And just an FYI, I’m not against rules, I’m against made up rules that have no basis in reality and are used as a justification to rob people. I’m also against how they’re used to turn populations into a bunch of unthinking frightened sheep that have zero imagination and can’t think any other way that the way they’ve been conditioned too.

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      Yeah half of the rules you give to children are no different than the law that says you have to stop at a red light…. so if your child is about to do something that could potentially hurt them or others but at the moment no one can get hurt you aren’t going to stop them? So you are going to teach them that it’s okay to do that and then what happens when they hurt someone because oh well no one got hurt the last time…..

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      If someone illegally obtains a gun and is firing it in the middle of a field in the city with no one around but the police arrest him or whatever….. how does that fit into your scenario of well no one had been hurt?

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    • It’s called teaching people discernment and how to evaluate life moment to moment, so that you can take in all the lessons life has to give you. And yes, I would stop my child from causing harm to themselves or others, but if they hit a person or not, rules and punishment don’t prevent them from doing it again. You need to teach them what natural consequences are and teach them real laws like cause and effect and how their actions have an impact on the world that they’re responsible for, and if they hurt others, they have to take responsibility for their actions. And if people don’t do that, then as people get more irresponsible, the more people will pretend being responsible is a reason to invade your life and create reasons and justifications to steal from you for being irresponsible. It’s one big negative feedback loop, and it’s just aspect to how our self-perpetuating system of slavery works in the world.

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    • As far as the person who illegally obtains a gun, who is to say guns are illegal, and that one person should be allowed to have a gun and another person isn’t. What gives the officer the right to have a gun and some mystical way it’s wrong for the other person to have it? Do some scribbles on a piece of paper, a badge and a cult full of sheep who believe in the authority of the badge make kidnapping that person or stealing their property?

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    • Ruth Chalk Ruth Chalk says:

      So if your child could potentially hurt something it’s okay for you to intervene and teach them but it’s not okay for a cop to intervene…. you are so hypocritical. Again if you don’t like this system you are more then welcome to go live in the wild.

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  17. I agree the fine is high but you were not innocent. You were not paying attention and could have caused an accident. Go to court but admit fault and ask for a reduced fine or community service

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  18. Why fight what you know you are in the wrong…regardless of the reason chalk it up to lesson learned. Thankfully tou didnt cause an accident.

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  19. Holly Clarke Holly Clarke says:

    I used Traffic Corp years ago don’t even know if they still do it. Just Google fight thst ticket edmonton. Don’t reply on social media for answers.

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  20. Holly Clarke Holly Clarke says:

    I agree with you leslie. We should help those people who can’t help themselves. Not those ignorant of driving laws. And from what I read in the original post, the guy is looking for a place to fight the ticket for him not a bunch of people to pay the ticket for him.

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  21. I feel you pain op. My husband got the exact same ticket. Ama has a course you can do. It does cost. But it takes demerits off.

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  22. So long. Cya. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. Good grief.

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  23. So randi you agree with helping someone who did something to themselves? And could have possibly taken someone’s life? That’s nice.

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  24. If the ticket is less than $150 just pay it off

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  25. Go In front of duty prosecutors

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  26. Leslie Ann Tipton Every single time you get into a vehicle you could take someone’s life, speeding or not, drunk or not, distracted or not, rolling stops or not. So what is it about the law that makes you feel so protected and what makes you feel as though people should be punished for breaking the law, when it really doesn’t stop anything bad from happening?

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  27. Wait what? You failed to YEILD at a STOP sign and got a ticket? Did I read this right ?

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  28. Pearl Maria Pearl Maria says:

    It’s always best to take responsibility for one’s actions…admit your mistake…. takeover the ownership of the same and do what Rebekah suggested; talk to the judge :). Only you can do what’s necessary for yourself, no one else can tell the TRUTH as well as you could. I’m not sure what a yield sign is but running a red stop sign is serious !!

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  29. Without a lawyer, you can show up to court on that day instead of paying. Chances are that the cop won’t show up because it’s not worth it to the police department to pay a constable for half a day of pay to sit in court waiting for their turn. If the cop doesn’t show up then they’ll dismiss it.

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  30. You can also go to the crown prosecutor’s office in the court house before the court date. They aren’t very nice but explain it and ask them to dismiss the demerits. If you’re lucky they may even reduce the cost of the ticket. Worse they’ll do is say no and then you still have the option to go to court and hope the cop doesn’t show up. If you have proof of the funeral planning then take it with you. I’m sure this isn’t the first time they’ve heard this.

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  31. There is always a second chance for a good person Pearl Maria !

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    • Pearl Maria Pearl Maria says:

      For sure, we all make mistakes…I got caught in the middle of a traffic square with a red light once…got stuck behind a BUS it was going ever so slow 🙁 Had to pay the fine and lost 4 Demerit points as well…not a good enough excuse though…I wasn’t working either ….once was enough…will never make that mistake again ….now I make sure I don’t drive behind a bus anymore 😉

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  32. The worst that will happen is 2-5 demerits. That wont affect ur insurance if u have a clean record. Those will be wiped out after 2 or 3 yrs. If u go to court they’ll maybe reduce the fine. That’s it. Shit happens

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  33. What do you think a judge is going to say when you admit to not stopping?

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  34. Joan Warren Joan Warren says:

    Dont waste your time

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  35. Win Chan Win Chan says:

    Alberta Ticket Fighter. It might not be cost effective, but they’re good at keeping the demerits off at least.

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  36. Kathleen Rae Kathleen Rae says:

    I think you can go to court and plead before a judge.

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  37. Rachel Hart Rachel Hart says:

    What’s funny about this is so many times I’ve seen police with no lights or anything on not bother to stop at stop signs. I used to walk a lot and there was this one stop sign I’d constantly see cops ignore.

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  38. My condolences to you and your family. I got a speeding ticket when I was on my way to the hospital when my dad was rushed in and subsequently passed. I explained the circumstances to the prosecutor and the charges were dropped. I had to provide a death certificate. We also received a sympathy card from Edmonton Police Services. Yes, we are responsible for out actions and the choices we make,however having been in this situation I was thankful for the understanding.

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  39. There’s a lot of perfect drivers on this thread! No one ever goes slightly over the speed limit, or turns on a red without coming to a full and complete stop, never ever ever lets their mind wander for one second while driving….

    Have some compassion! They’re not tying to get out of it, just trying to reduce the demerits so their insurance doesn’t kill them for the next 50 years. Things happen, no one was hurt.

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  40. Trevor McVey Trevor McVey says:

    There’s a place across from city hall to the west that helps

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