How Much Would You Spend to Win?
How much would you be willing to pay out in attorney, witness and court fees to fight a $1700 fine and 6-month suspension of your driver’s license?
How about $60,000???
Well this is exactly what one 29-year-old motorcycle enthusiast had to spend to fight his speeding ticket.
Last May, 29-year-old John Bustutti was clocked on laser riding his Suzuki 1000cc motorbike at 149-km/h (92 mph) in a 60-km/h (27 mph) zone last May in the Royal National Park in Australia.
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John was cited and he faced a fine of $1744 and a 6-month suspension of his driver’s license.
But John knew that there was no way he could had been clocked by radar doing this speed and fought back, ultimately racking up a legal bill in excess of $60,000.
Roy Zegers – 2005 Radar Detector ShootOut
To support john’s defense he sought the assistance of a good friend of mine Roy Zegers who has over 30 years experience in police radar equipment and countermeasures.
In court Roy proved that the officer was wrong by enlisting the help of a surveyor who measured the road and proved that the distance the officer claimed he used in measuring John’s speed was not long enough if in fact John was traveling at the 149 Km/h speed.
Hats off to Roy for coming to the aid of someone unjustly cited and to John who spent so much of his time and money to prove his innocence.
If you feel that you have been unjustly cited I recommend downloading our free Radar Detector Buyers Guide where we have a chapter that outlines many of the mistakes of police radar and lidar.