Dangers Of Speeding
Let’s face it; everyone has been late one time or another. Is
it really worth putting your life at risk by speeding? Chances
are that even speeding to your destination will not make that much of a
difference. Think about what happens when you speed: you have
less time to react and a sharp turn, animal, child or another vehicle
could show up without warning, and then what are you going to do?
The faster you go, the more time it will take you to stop., so the
chances of having a crash and injury are increased. Read more...
Dealing With a Idaho Speeding Ticket
You may choose to admit to speeding and mail the fine to the address
on the back of the citation. If you decide to fight the ticket
then you can personally appear and make a plea to the court in the area
that the citation was issued. At this point, you may seek
permission to enroll in a Defensive Driving Court to offset the points
and fines associated with your violation. Read more...
How Idaho Police Determine Speeding
According to the Idaho State Police, the troopers do not lock in the
speed of a violator on the RADAR. The trooper observes the speed
of an approaching vehicle and by not locking in on the speed, they can
determine if the speed is increasing or decreasing. The trooper uses
visual observation and an audible sound emitted by the RADAR to
determine which vehicle the RADAR is identifying. Locking the
RADAR increases the chance of the wrong vehicle being identified.
As a result, the trooper cannot show you the speed readout on the RADAR
if you are stopped for speeding. Read more...
How To Beat a Idaho Speeding Ticket
First, you have to evaluate whether or not you should take the time
and expend the effort to fight the ticket. If the ticket is not
that much or if it is the first ticket you have received, you might
just want to pay the ticket and, perhaps, enroll in a Defensive Driving
course to offset the points. However, if you have so many points
on your driving record that this might mean a suspension of your
license, then you probably should fight the ticket. Read more...
Speeding Ticket Fines
The Idaho Supreme Court has a fixed penalty for speeding. Read more...
Idaho Speed Limits
Idaho State Statute (49-654) relates to speed. Vehicles should
not be driven at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under
the conditions and having regard to the actual and potential hazards
then existing. Read more...
What To Do If You Got a Idaho Speeding Ticket
Remain calm and stay in the car. The worst thing you can do is
to start arguing with the police officer. The officer will ask
you for your driver’s license, registration and proof of
insurance. If you think that you have been treated badly, you can
always file a complaint with the Idaho State Police. You do have
the right to ask for identification and you should. If it is an
unmarked car and you are not sure that it is a real police officer, you
can call 911 to confirm. If you have a weapon in your car, you should
notify the officer immediately – do not reach for the weapon. Read
Driving Record Points
Points will be assigned to your driving record if you are found
guilty of a moving violation. Read more...