Q&A - Told to dispute ticket by cop??
I just moved here from Manitoba and have already got my first BC speeding ticket! I was on my motorcycle on the Trans Canada in the construction zones. I was riding behind another motorbike at about 7 car lengths behind him when we passed the cop.
At that moment I looked down and was around 107 with cars on the road passing us, the cop throws on his lights and I slow and pull to the side to let him go after the lead bike.
He then tells me through his speaker to pull over to the left. We then start the whole do you know how fast you were going process.
I answered honestly and told the officer I was likely doing 110 as that seemed to be the safe flow of traffic. He responds with buddy was clocked at 115 and I was with him and I was the one that stopped.
I did not argue at all and found the officer to be very good, but still came out of it with a ticket instead of the warning I was wishing for. I ended up getting a speeding against highway sign for $138.
I again expressed maybe a warning would be better.
He said since I have a class 1 and clean record I should go to court and dispute the ticket.
I questioned how I could dispute because I did admit to the speeding?
He said I can't tell you to dispute it, but I am wink wink. Told me he still gets paid to go to court and we will work something out.
What does this mean and what should I expect at court?
When I went to the DMV to dispute ticket the lady said oh yea he won't be attending court.
I thought even if the officer doesn't show you can still be prosecuted.