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#1823111 - 06/13/13 11:26 AM Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets
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A little more than a week after the April 1 heart attack, which led to a minor traffic accident, Langley received the tickets in the mail.

One officer gave him CPR but another wrote tickets
2 tickets dismissed, but third still stands
SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS, N.J. -- Though Dan Langley had a heart attack while driving here, that did not stop a police officer from giving him three traffic tickets.




http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/12/driver-gets-tickets-after-heart-attack/2417629/
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#1823125 - 06/13/13 12:43 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets DeeQ
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
Being in New Jersey, there is likely a police union requirement to issue the ticket or otherwise face union sanction.
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#1823140 - 06/13/13 01:32 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets DeeQ
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The city attorney will probably drop the ticket but when a driver is at fault and creates an accident it is not surprising they receive a citation just to appease the other people that got hit.
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#1823147 - 06/13/13 01:44 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets DeeQ
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A similar story in the KC Star in the past few days.

A driver has a sneezing attack, crosses into the oncoming lane of traffic and hits another car head-on. The driver was killed and a passenger was left paralyzed.

The sneezer was sentenced to 30 days in jail (suspended) and community service, but of course, faces a substantial civil suit from the victim's family.
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#1823159 - 06/13/13 01:54 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets DeeQ
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
so if you ever get in an accident, just say you were sneezing, having a heart attack, or some other ailment and then expect to get off scott free. Sounds like a plan to me!
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#1823165 - 06/13/13 01:58 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets HappyGilmore
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I have a friend that hit some standing water on the road, hydroplaned, and flipped his car. He got a ticket for wreckless driving.

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#1823177 - 06/13/13 02:20 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets Bankster
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Originally Posted By: GoBucs
I have a friend that hit some standing water on the road, hydroplaned, and flipped his car. He got a ticket for wreckless driving.


I see what you did there. laugh
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#1823189 - 06/13/13 02:30 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets Bankster
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Originally Posted By: GoBucs
I have a friend that hit some standing water on the road, hydroplaned, and flipped his car. He got a ticket for wreckless driving.


he should have fought it as it clearly ended in a wreck.
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#1823204 - 06/13/13 02:43 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets edAudit
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but the cops will say if he was traveling at a lower rate of speed, he could have avoided the hydroplaning (driver must use appropriate speed for the current conditions of the road)

trust me...i've taken so many defensive driving classes i can quote this cr@p from memory

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#1823212 - 06/13/13 02:50 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets DeeQ
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It would be news if traffic ticket recipients got heart attacks! And poor drivers, and you know who you are, do cause me to reach for the nitro pills!
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#1823219 - 06/13/13 03:03 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets DeeQ
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
cops use the "improfacious (sp?) speeding" whenever they want to write a ticket, meaning too fast for the conditions...
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#1823220 - 06/13/13 03:05 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets Miscuit
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Originally Posted By: Miscuit
trust me...i've taken so many defensive driving classes i can quote this cr@p from memory

Did you attend these classes voluntarily or were they court-ordered?

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#1823224 - 06/13/13 03:05 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets Pale Rider
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Just over a week ago an 18-year old boy driving a pickup was involved in two multi-car wrecks along a 2 mile stretch of road, resulting in the death of a 10-year old girl and injuries to himself and others. Word is that he is a Type 1 diabetic and his insulin pump malfunctioned, resulting in hypoglycemic coma.

I don't think any citations have been issued, but victims' families have already filed suit against him AND his parents.

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#1823225 - 06/13/13 03:07 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets HappyGilmore
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yep...and the key phrase for interpretation is "current road conditions"

you could be going 50 mph in a 65 mph zone and still be ticketed for "speeding" if the cop says that your speed was not appropriate for the "current conditions"

not much you can use to argue your way out of that one

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#1823226 - 06/13/13 03:08 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets tdogz
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Originally Posted By: tdogz
Originally Posted By: Miscuit
trust me...i've taken so many defensive driving classes i can quote this cr@p from memory

Did you attend these classes voluntarily or were they court-ordered?


ha..well...sort of "voluntarily"...only to keep the speeding ticket(s) off my driving record
Last edited by Miscuit; 06/13/13 03:09 PM. Reason: edited for accuracy
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#1823228 - 06/13/13 03:08 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets tdogz
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Originally Posted By: tdogz
Originally Posted By: Miscuit
trust me...i've taken so many defensive driving classes i can quote this cr@p from memory

Did you attend these classes voluntarily or were they court-ordered?


She takes them every three years so she attended 1,687 classes laugh
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#1823232 - 06/13/13 03:11 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets edAudit
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#1823241 - 06/13/13 03:20 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets tdogz
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Originally Posted By: tdogz
Originally Posted By: Miscuit
trust me...i've taken so many defensive driving classes i can quote this cr@p from memory

Did you attend these classes voluntarily or were they court-ordered?


Aren't these courses typically also necessary for senior drivers? whistle
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#1823252 - 06/13/13 03:36 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets DeeQ
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No, they are not PP!
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#1823262 - 06/13/13 03:51 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets Purple Pride
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Originally Posted By: Purple Pride
Originally Posted By: tdogz
Originally Posted By: Miscuit
trust me...i've taken so many defensive driving classes i can quote this cr@p from memory

Did you attend these classes voluntarily or were they court-ordered?


Aren't these courses typically also necessary for senior drivers? whistle


shocked

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#1823358 - 06/13/13 05:35 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets Miscuit
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Originally Posted By: Miscuit
Originally Posted By: tdogz
Originally Posted By: Miscuit
trust me...i've taken so many defensive driving classes i can quote this cr@p from memory

Did you attend these classes voluntarily or were they court-ordered?


ha..well...sort of "voluntarily"...only to keep the speeding ticket(s) off my driving record


stop speeding, tard!
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#1823364 - 06/13/13 05:43 PM Re: Heart Attack Victim gets traffic tickets Peepers
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Originally Posted By: Peepers
Originally Posted By: Miscuit
Originally Posted By: tdogz
Originally Posted By: Miscuit
trust me...i've taken so many defensive driving classes i can quote this cr@p from memory

Did you attend these classes voluntarily or were they court-ordered?


ha..well...sort of "voluntarily"...only to keep the speeding ticket(s) off my driving record


stop speeding, tard!


She can't help it her walker get stuck on the gas pedal. laugh
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