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When did you get that first ticket from the law while driving your Tesla?


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I'm curious as to whether it would be appropriate for owners to recommend law firms here, or in another thread.

Just an FYI, Arizona is NOT a state that takes speeding lightly. You can do many things, including open carry without a permit, speeding is considered "Excessive Speed" and criminal at 85 on any highway or +20 over the posted speed limit. Reckless driving is often tacked right on with that.

I have "a friend" who received two criminal citations on Sunday.

I passed the info on to Ed Bolian of VINWiki and he passed it on to The Ticket Clinic. They're going to see if there's someone in Arizona they can recommend to help me.

Any suggestions or directions to a proper thread or legal representation, in Arizona, would be appreciated although perhaps a thread for other states might be helpful as well?

I don't need a lecture nor do I need to be chastised. I assure you, DPS already did that.
 
I'm curious as to whether it would be appropriate for owners to recommend law firms here, or in another thread.

Just an FYI, Arizona is NOT a state that takes speeding lightly. You can do many things, including open carry without a permit, speeding is considered "Excessive Speed" and criminal at 85 on any highway or +20 over the posted speed limit. Reckless driving is often tacked right on with that.

I have "a friend" who received two criminal citations on Sunday.

I passed the info on to Ed Bolian of VINWiki and he passed it on to The Ticket Clinic. They're going to see if there's someone in Arizona they can recommend to help me.

Any suggestions or directions to a proper thread or legal representation, in Arizona, would be appreciated although perhaps a thread for other states might be helpful as well?

I don't need a lecture nor do I need to be chastised. I assure you, DPS already did that.

Must depend on the officer. I got tagged by DPS doing 87 in a 65 back in April on the 51 (still had the temp tags on the car) and got a civil ticket. Took traffic school online and it's gone..
 
I'd suggest investing in a good radar detector. I can't praise the Uniden R1 enough. Great value, much cheaper then the R3 and equally powerful.

Depends on what the cops use. AZ DPS uses laser for speed traps now...a radar/laser detector wouldn't do anything except let you know a bit sooner that you were screwed. I have a Passport iX that came out of my BMW sitting on my dresser. Haven't installed it yet because I'm not sure if it's worth it. Wouldn't have saved me from the ticket I got.
 

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Bel(tronics) Pro 500.

Accept no substitutes. Windshield mount, easy to hardwire, very simple (3 taps) false signal filtering/blocking.

Always on, as is Waze on my phone for police and road hazard alerts.

Coming up upon 5 years and 100K+ miles of driving these overgrown golf carts and, so far, *knocks on figured ash* no speeding tickets or moving violations of any kind.

AP1 worked far better at managing changing speed limits since it recognizes and reacts to signs. AP2 remains annoyingly broken in that regard.
 
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Must depend on the officer. I got tagged by DPS doing 87 in a 65 back in April on the 51
Depends on what the cops use. AZ DPS uses laser for speed traps now...a radar/laser detector wouldn't do anything except let you know a bit sooner that you were screwed. I have a Passport iX that came out of my BMW sitting on my dresser. Haven't installed it yet because I'm not sure if it's worth it. Wouldn't have saved me from the ticket I got.
Yep. And if the cops see your detector, you're probably not getting any warnings because as they see it you ARE a speeder. Period. Does Escort Live help, for if you're stupidly ignoring Waze?
 
Since these things are so damn fun to drive and cut through the air...I was wondering who out there finds themselves over the limit more often than not when driving their Tesla?
Got popped 6 months in for me... 68 in a 45...
And subjectively, 68 in a 45 in Arizona could be written as a criminal charge and an additional charge of reckless. Doesn't mean they'll write it up that way. And not all state troopers view everything identically, thank goodness.
 
Yep. And if the cops see your detector, you're probably not getting any warnings because as they see it you ARE a speeder. Period. Does Escort Live help, for if you're stupidly ignoring Waze?

Goodt I finally decided to install the iX yesterday. I had tried Escort Live several years ago and the app was terrible, figured I'd give it another shot. Seems like they have improved it a ton, it's easy to use and appears to connect reliably. Driving around a bit yesterday and saw at least one alert from a previous radar signal that someone else picked up, so that was cool. Of course it's all dependent on someone else with Escort Live picking up the signal or seeing the speed trap before you get there, there's always going to be that first person who has no warning. I can't compare it to Waze, never used that one. Probably having Waze running on the in-car browser with Escort Live running on the phone would be the best combo.
 
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Looks like there's another app called Escargot Drive that connects to the detector via Bluetooth and displays alerts from both Waze and Escort Live on the detector itself. Might have to check that one out. I can't find any recent reviews on it though, hard to tell if it works well without paying $3 for the app.
 
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Looks like there's another app called Escargot Drive that connects to the detector via Bluetooth and displays alerts from both Waze and Escort Live on the detector itself. Might have to check that one out. I can't find any recent reviews on it though, hard to tell if it works well without paying $3 for the app.
What a GREAT name. ESCARGOT! We've even seen that on a Tesla, haven't we?

I've only paid for one app (Sleep for Android) and I paid for it with a gift card. I could cover my $3 with my balance, but I don't have an Escort yet. Did have an original Passport though. Still have it. Probably obsolete by decades. Valentine V1 gets OTA or possibly online updates so that would be nice as no obsolescence factor when laser/radar gets tweaked.
 
You know, the good thing is that there is still widespread ignorance in the police force about Teslas. If they knew better, they would ask us to show the Energy Usage screen for any kind of traffic stop!
Agreed. I have another story but really need to resolve my current situation before discussing that one. :^)
 
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Bel(tronics) Pro 500.

Accept no substitutes. Windshield mount, easy to hardwire, very simple (3 taps) false signal filtering/blocking.

Always on, as is Waze on my phone for police and road hazard alerts.

Coming up upon 5 years and 100K+ miles of driving these overgrown golf carts and, so far, *knocks on figured ash* no speeding tickets or moving violations of any kind.

AP1 worked far better at managing changing speed limits since it recognizes and reacts to signs. AP2 remains annoyingly broken in that regard.

Beltronics LOL. I don't think they are still even in business.

I run a Valentine One with V1Driver App. And I didn't have to clutter up my Windshield with it ;)

I hardwired it to the rear amp. Very easy to conceal when in for service.

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Just an FYI, Arizona is NOT a state that takes speeding lightly. You can do many things, including open carry without a permit, speeding is considered "Excessive Speed" and criminal at 85 on any highway or +20 over the posted speed limit. Reckless driving is often tacked right on with that.

You know what I find hilarious about that? Every time I've driven through Phoenix outside of rush hour, I've found myself terrified to drive anywhere near the speed limit, because the median speed seems to be at least 20 over. So they may not take speeding lightly, but they sure do seem to be doing a lousy job of actually enforcing the speed limits. :-/
 
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