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    Default Improper Start from Stop

    My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: FL

    I Plan on fighting this, as I was in the turning lane to make a left hand turn. It seems physically impossible to not "start from stop with reasonable safety" when you have a green turn arrow and are making a 90° turn.

    Officer said "I'm not going to get you for reckless driving or speeding, so I'm letting you off easy". If I ever did go over the speed limit it wasn't by much.

    Does this sound like it will hold up in court? If so (when)should I file for discovery?

    Improper Start of Vehicle

    316.154 Starting parked vehicle.--No person shall start a vehicle which is stopped, standing, or parked, unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety. A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided in chapter 318.

    History.--s. 1, ch. 71-135; s. 128, ch. 99-248.

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    Default Re: Improper Start from Stop

    Quote Quoting pokemeMon!
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    Officer said "I'm not going to get you for reckless driving or speeding, so I'm letting you off easy". If I ever did go over the speed limit it wasn't by much.
    Did you do a fast acceleration from your stop? This citation, 316.154, is what Florida police commonly give people when they accelerate too fast from a stop. It's a safty issue.

    If you got to the speed limit (or even close to it) that quickly from a stop, sorry to say, but you are guilty of not starting the vehicle safely.

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