Exceeding Max Speed by 11-15 MPH
You overslept and were in danger of getting to work late, so you did everything you could to get to your job as quickly as possible. Now you are in possession of a speeding ticket … and you were still late!
You’re not the only one. Speeding has, over time, become the most frequent traffic violation in Pittsburgh. Citations for speeding, especially multiple citations, can result in additional problems, like points on your driving record, finding yourself with a suspended license, and having to pay pricey fines and car insurance.
We at Logue Law Group are here to help you. We will provide you with an expert Pittsburgh Speeding Ticket Lawyer, who will assist you in minimizing or avoiding these problems.
Facts About Speeding
It is illegal in Pittsburgh to drive faster than the posted speed limit. Some expressways and streets do not have speed limit signs. On those roads, you are expected to follow the below-mentioned guidelines:
- 55 MPH- Expressways
- 35 MPH- Non-residential streets
- 25 MPH- Residential streets
Different tools are used to measure speed. You must be driving at least 6 MPH above the speed limit to be charged with speeding.
Exceeding the Maximum Speed by 11-15 MPH
A conviction for driving 11 to 15 MPH over the speed limit will result in 3 points being added to your driving record. If the offense occurred in a work zone, you will also face a possible 15-day license suspension. Our attorneys can help you try to avoid these penalties.
Tools Used to Measure Your Speed
- By following your car and pacing the speed of your vehicle against the cop’s speedometer. He has to trail you for at least 3/8 of a mile before he is allowed to pull you over.
- By using a hand-operated tool similar to a stopwatch for observing your car over a distance that is pre-determined and pre-measured. Aircraft are often used for detecting the speed of cars on the ground, and a report radioed to the police officer in charge, who will then pull you over. This is frequently referred to as a Manual Speed Trap.
This stopwatch-like gadget that is employed in the manual speed traps is most often a VASCAR device. These devices are known to be of questionable reliability, especially when used for spans of less than 500 feet. Police are not allowed to charge you for speeding in a zone that has a posted speed limit of 55 MPH or lower unless you were going 10 MPH or more over the posted limit when your speed was measured by a VASCAR device. Our lawyers can help you investigate the details of what happened.
- Radar guns may be used to measure your speed. In Pittsburgh, only the state police are authorized to utilize radar guns in the pursuit of catching speeders.
- Automatic speed traps are directed by technology, resulting in fewer human errors. Transmitters are set up on both sides of the road. These transmitters calculate the speed automatically as vehicles pass, and send the readings to a PC in the officer’s patrol car.
Steps to Take if the Cops Pull You Over
- Be polite
- Do not argue with the officer or allow yourself to become angry
- Turn off the key, but stay in your vehicle
If you are issued a speeding ticket for exceeding the maximum speed by 11-15 mph, consult our Criminal Lawyer, who will stand by you, refute any evidence, and work with you in determining your defense. Contact our best Traffic Ticket Lawyer today.
Pennsylvania Traffic Violation Law
If you are in the Pittsburgh area, any of the counties surrounding the city, or are in West Virginia or Ohio, Logue Law Group is here to serve your legal needs. Call at any time, day or night, at (412) 612-2210.
For more information about Pennsylvania Traffic Violation Law, including descriptions and definitions of traffic violations, look in the Pennsylvania Code under Title 75.
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