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Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Monkey Man

This is just too funny:

A driver has racked up dozens of speeding tickets in photo-radar zones on Phoenix-area freeways while sporting monkey and giraffe masks and is fighting every one by claiming the costumes make it impossible for authorities to prove he was behind the wheel. “You’ve got to identify the driver, and if you can’t, it’s not a valid ticket,” said Dave VonTesmar, a 47-year-old flight attendant.

Posted by Richard Anderson on September 12, 2009 | Permalink

Comments

Watch for a law banning masks while driving. But if it were a Burka....

Posted by: TM | 2009-09-12 9:20:58 AM


Interesting. In Quebec, the ticket is sent to the owner of the vehicle, and if he pays, no demerit points are added to his file. If he doesn't want to pay, then he has to come forward and say who was driving the vehicle when it was caught on the photo radar. Point is, you are responsible for your vehicle.

Posted by: Nothing New Under the Sun | 2009-09-12 10:18:30 AM


...me? I have to resist the temptation of grabbing my old Yellow and Black plate hanging in the garage and zipping past those camera vans with it on.

Let'em do some homework. Or grab another one from a garage sale.

Posted by: tomaax7 | 2009-09-12 11:34:24 AM


Nothing New Under the Sun, the presumption of innocense does not apply to traffic tickets. If it did then the police would need to prove simply that the owner was driving. If they couldn't then the owner would be under no obligation to say who was.

Posted by: TM | 2009-09-12 1:28:36 PM


Nothing New Under the Sun, the presumption of innocense does not apply to traffic tickets.
Posted by: TM | 2009-09-12 1:28:36 PM

the presumption of innocense does not apply to...anything, anymore...

Good Luck Monkey Man...you'll need it! ;-)

Posted by: The original JC | 2009-09-13 6:46:08 AM



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