On August 23 I received a speeding ticket on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. The ranger said that I was going 51 in the 35 limit. I disputed that. I could accept that I was over the limit but not doing 51. I don’t speed. I explained to the ranger that I have moved over many times on the parkway because drivers are tailgating. He didn’t want to hear it. He told me that I could take it to the United States Court. I’m 68 yrs old
and have had one speeding ticket in my life. In 1983. I can’t even afford the $105 fine much less an increase in my insurance premium and paying the DMV. Does the United States Court recognize the SDIP/PJC?
The SDIP and PJC’s are functions of NC state courts and state law, not Federal Courts or law. That said, if you do go to court, the DA in your case can still reduce the speed to something that will be recognized within the NC SDIP (like 44/35). You may have other options too. If you are inclined, go to the court when they tell you and see what the DA says. I seriously doubt they’d want to use up Fed Court’s time on a traffic ticket trial. Maybe they’ll give you a good deal or even toss it completely. Let us know what happens!