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Ticket While Using AUTO-PILOT " Failure To Stay In Lane" "Reckless"

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by RaceDeck, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

    Apr 2, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Yeah, the cops don't buy that excuse.

    My grandmother got that ticket!
  2. green1

    green1 Active Member

    Mar 25, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I'm glad someone did, but considering how often I see it, and how often I see it near a speed trap with no action taken by the police, I can tell you it's not common.
  3. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    In Ontario at least, there are "minimum" speeds that correspond to the posted Maximum, but I've only ever seen Minimum Speeds posted in some US states. Here, in the pre-metric days, it used to be 20 MPH below the posted Maximum according to the Highway Traffic Act. So an old 60 MPH highway would have a minimum speed of 40 MPH. I guess that would translate to 100 km/h down to 60 km/h.

    You could get a ticket for driving too slowly, but the only way you'd get an obstructing ticket is if you are going slower and don't keep to the right. As long as you stay to the right and are between the Minimum and Maximum speed, you're golden. Unfortunately I see way too many people who don't stay right and cruise in the center or left passing lanes on multi-lane highways. Only the right lane should be used unless you are overtaking someone.

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    Sure. 40 km/h in a 100 zone is below the Minimum Speed Limit.
  4. Brass Guy

    Brass Guy Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Holbrook, MA
    Here in MA, it's $50 up to +10mph, then $10 for each additional mph.
    All moving violations are subject to surcharge points on your (mandatory) insurance that cost you for 6 years.

    So ya, worth fighting +3mph.

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    Oops, I just looked it up. I guess it's been quite a while since I got caught.
    $105 for the 1st 10 over, then $10 each additional mph.
    Plus insurance surcharges of course.

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