Driving down US 17 the road turned into I 140/US 17. I 140/US 17 was 70 mph so I was driving at 70 mph. Apparently I 140/US 17 ran out and became only US 17 but no speed limit change had been posted. I was driving (with out of state tags) along with traffic and happened to be the last car in a line of 5 driving the same speed. I got pulled over. I told him that I had not seen a speed limit sign that changed from 70 to 55 and The officer said he “didn’t know why they do that” but gave me a ticket anyway. $218.00 worth. I am 53 years old and this is my very first EVER ticket. I always obey the speed limit and think this is very unfair. I plan to fight this….which means I have to drive all the way to Pender county ( nearly 3 hours) and probably still pay court costs for something that really is the counties fault and not mine. What are my options? I think they should pay me to go all the way there to fight this! 🙂
Kelly: I wouldn’t fight it. Not worth the trouble IMHO. See if they’ll give you “improper equipment” (IE). It’s not a moving violation and there would be no insurance increase or license points. Might even be worth getting a lawyer to go to bat for you (simply because driving total 6hrs is a lot of time to invest). Try posting your case on BernieSez.com. It’s free and you can get a lawyer right down there in Pender county to take a look. BTW…. That’s a total speed trap for folks on the way to the beach!