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Old 08-05-2007, 09:25 PM   #1
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i was going west on fireweed and the lady in front of me instantly braked giving me no time to stop. i guess she was going to make a left turn on arctic, but didn;t signal left or anything. right when i saw that she braked, i hit my brakes and tried to swing right and hit the right side of her rear bumper. my driver side fender is all smashed up, the front bumper almost fell off (thanks to zipties it didn't) and the driver side headlight is scratched. the cop came by, interviewed both of us, and i got a ticket for "following to close"...bull$hit!!!yes, i'm going to contest this...the ticket was only $100 but it's 4 points off my license...will have pix soon...
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:42 PM   #2
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sorry to hear that dude, how much of a distance was u following her?
was Ka in the car with you?
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:44 PM   #3
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sorry to hear that dude, how much of a distance was u following her?
was Ka in the car with you?
i was at a good distance to where i could've avoid the accident, but it was also raining really hard on saturday...no, luckily my girl and my son wasn't in the car...
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:59 PM   #4
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i was at a good distance to where i could've avoid the accident, but it was also raining really hard on saturday...no, luckily my girl and my son wasn't in the car...
how fast where u going?
b/c that same thing happened to me in the winter time.
its basically your word against the other person and with you rear ending someone, to be honest the odds are in ur favor right now.
contest the ticket, u might get lucky. good luck man
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:14 PM   #5
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Whenever you rearend someone the odds are always against you, not with you. Every single one I've been apart of, whether me or my friends, its always gone against the one who did the rear-ending, not the one who got hit. Unless it could be proven, or witnessed that the other person is at fault.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:37 PM   #6
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I've gotten the following too close ticket after rear ending someone myself. And I realized I deserved it a few days after. 2 seconds behind someone is the minimum following distance according to the DMV, and it's a lot longer than you'd think. Don't bother taking it to court, I've seen it, and the judge shoots it down pretty quick. He basically makes the case that either you were following too close, or you were distracted/not paying attention (even more points off)
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:39 PM   #7
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you do another car in the butt its your fault. if the roads were bad then you should have been further back, thats the law. take it to court you risk really pissing off the judge man.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:44 PM   #8
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as far as i knew they changed it to 3 seconds...for this very reason
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:10 AM   #9
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and i got a ticket for "following to close"...bull$hit!!!yes, i'm going to contest this...the ticket was only $100 but it's 4 points off my license...will have pix soon...
you wont win. i had a "failed to assure clear distance" accident/ticket. you never win those ones.

Sorry to hear about your wreck.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:23 AM   #10
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Sorry to hear. I know in Anc if you try to leave a safe following distance it almost assures that you will be cut off by someone. It sucks for sure.

How would it work if I left a safe following distance and then someone cuts me off and slams on the brakes, and I end up rear ending them? I'm guessing in that case it's going to have to be on them for illegal lane change or something else?
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:08 PM   #11
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Sorry to hear. I know in Anc if you try to leave a safe following distance it almost assures that you will be cut off by someone. It sucks for sure.
that is also VERY true!
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:36 PM   #12
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sorry for your car bro. hope you can fix it without a body shop. but give me a call i might have an answer for you on how you can fight the ticket and win .
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:52 PM   #13
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That sucks, I would say take it to court any way, you already got the ticket so nothing worse can happen unless you are rude. Be patient in court and maybe you can get the fine dropped some if you take a defensive driving course. Although it might not be worth it, the course is like $60.00 and they usually drop the fine enough for you to only save $10.00, and in Anchorage they will not remove points for the course any more, so it really isn't worth it.

Good luck any way, I also got screwed over by some one not using their blinker, although it was partially my fault.
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Old 08-06-2007, 12:57 PM   #14
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Yeah, don't listen to the "in your favor" garbage, that's just foolish. Alaskan_awd had the best point. You aren't going to win, but it doesn't hurt to try, assuming you have the spare time to waste in court. Maybe the judge just got laid and is in a good mood, who knows (you won't win, don't get your hopes up). If you have a job and don't want to park downtown, don't bother, though. If you hit them, you were too close/too fast for conditions, whatever they want to say. Try to convince them you were sitting there and she backed up! (kidding).

I thought driving classes no longer counted for post-accident issues. Any truth in that?
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:06 PM   #15
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if it was a ricer with little ricer tail-lights you could say you could not clearly see the brake lights. if you hit her hard enough... other than that i dunno man
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:23 PM   #16
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yeah fighting this one won't be in your favor because of weather conditions, you following to closely, not paying attention or what ever reason they decide upon. Someone could cut you off, stop and you hit them and it would still probably be your fault.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:30 PM   #17
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yep, it's your fault. you were following too close for conditions. if you couldn't stop, then you were too close. that's what the judge is going to say. hell, when i hit that guy last year, i was more than 3 sec behind him, but on ice. so it didn't really matter how many seconds i was behind him, unless he kept moving! we didn't call the cops because i knew it was my fault and no one's vehicle worth anything (he had an old F350) was worth fixing. so.. my fault, my insurance and boy did that suck! just glad i didn't have to get a ticket on top of it.

sorry to hear john, be careful.
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Old 08-06-2007, 03:38 PM   #18
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you were following too close for conditions. if you couldn't stop, then you were too close.
unfortunetly that's 100% right. You could have been doing 2 mph and 10 seconds behind them, but if you couldn't get stopped then you were going to fast for conditions.

As far that the "cutoff" senerio, unless you have a witness, it will likely be your fault also.
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:17 PM   #19
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i got stuck in the cut off situation but had no witness and got nail with the ticket.. it sucks but nothing you can really do about it.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:26 PM   #20
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thanks for the advices guys...i dont think i can see having more points taken off my license...
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:33 PM   #21
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I hit a guy in a minivan (tourist) who had no taillights and stopped at a green light. He said he was turning, but didnt signal because he wasnt sure if it was his turn. The insurance company said it was 80% my fault because I rear ended him, but it didnt go on my record as an at fault accident.


To this day the miata hasnt been fixed...
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:32 AM   #22
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The only time I've heard these not go against the one that does the rear ending is when the one that abrubtly braked openly admits they did the braking to teach the "tailgater" a lesson.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:13 PM   #23
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yeah fighting this one won't be in your favor because of weather conditions, you following to closely, not paying attention or what ever reason they decide upon. Someone could cut you off, stop and you hit them and it would still probably be your fault.
Been there done that with this one. Its a pain and you wont win in this situation either.
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:19 PM   #24
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Sorry to hear. I know in Anc if you try to leave a safe following distance it almost assures that you will be cut off by someone. It sucks for sure.

How would it work if I left a safe following distance and then someone cuts me off and slams on the brakes, and I end up rear ending them? I'm guessing in that case it's going to have to be on them for illegal lane change or something else?
Especially in the winter time
Man that sucks. Sorry to hear about the collision. Last night we were on our way to the photoshoot and my buddy was rear ended on Benson. He looked up and the lady that hit him was on the cell phone! Luckily there was no damage.
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