Am I screwed

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Saltybrownie, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Saltybrownie

    Saltybrownie Member

    I just got a speeding ticket going 5 over (haven't gotten one in about 4 years ) but I still have 10 days left in my packet .... Im in Utah
  2. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Seriously? And to answer your question, not unless they ask you to fill out you yearly ticket report(whatever they call it)tomorrow then you're screwed.
  3. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Nice going lead foot. Didn't Mama tell you to not speed?
  4. Saltybrownie

    Saltybrownie Member

    I hope my ups career isn't over
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  5. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    You'll be fine just learn not to speed.
  6. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    There's always a career in management!
  7. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Better go pick up a McDonalds application on the way home just in case.
  8. Saltybrownie

    Saltybrownie Member

    I'm gonna go and try to get traffic school to keep it off my record but salt lake has a stupid 3 ticket in a lifetime rule for traffic school ... At least my mind is a lil bit more in ease now
  9. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    And don't tell them
  10. Saltybrownie

    Saltybrownie Member

  11. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Your toast!
  12. Saltybrownie

    Saltybrownie Member

    Quit playin'
  13. AllOnTheHorses

    AllOnTheHorses Active Member

    go to court, ask judge to drop it because of your new career.. if that fails, as a last resort, ask (in court) to have radar calibrations introduced to prove the radar gun is working properly. Many times the cop doesn't bring it and the case is dropped.
    When UPS does ask you to fill out ticket list, don't lie. They will catch you. A guy in a tie has that job.. and he pays for his own insurance and doesn't like you.. well.. anyone.
    Seriously.. #1 - beg, #2 - calibrations.
  14. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    5 mph over in UT. The city/county needs funds that bad.
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  15. Saltybrownie

    Saltybrownie Member

    That's what I thought must be a slow day in salt lake
  16. BrownSyndrome

    BrownSyndrome New Member

    I am a UPS driver and I also happen to have a law degree (I practiced for 5 years as a full time attorney). Therefore, I feel uniquely qualified to answer this question. However, I must preface this by stating that (1) I am not your lawyer and (2) I am not licensed to practice law in the state of Utah, and (3) I am only stating an opinion and not giving you legal advice.

    Ok, first of all slow down! Then again, a ticket for 5 over seems slightly ridiculous. Were you really only going 5 over and the cop was a jerk or were you going much faster and the cop was nice? Doesn't's what matters: a traffic ticket is an allegation, not a conviction. Like any other crime you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. You need to contact a local traffic attorney who can get your ticket "fixed" or amended to a non-moving violation. I don't know how things work in Utah but call a lawyer who does. Getting a routine ticket taken care of by a lawyer shouldn't be terribly expensive and it's definitely worth it if the alternative is jeopardizing your employment status.

    Finally, slow down!! I know all too well the demands of this job (especially for new hires) but don't take safety related shortcuts. It ain't worth it and eventually you'll get burned. Good luck!
  17. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    I had to put off driving for a few months because of a ticket. They make us follow the same rules, at least in my district.
  18. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Yes, we have such a big chip on our shoulders because we have to pay for insurance. Rubbish.
  19. rod

    rod retired and happy

    "loose lips sink ships" ----an old WWII saying but its still true at UPS. Keep your mouth shut and eventually (probably a year or so) they will come around with a form where you should report it--------but that will be up to you at that time. I wouldn't---but then again that's me. If I would have reported my "history" to UPS I never would have been hired. Above all take any advise you get off an internet forum lightly. Especially from self confessed know-it-alls.
  20. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    A practicing attorney for five years, a PT OMS asked to join an ORION team, an off and on sessional driver for a couple years and one of the safest and most productive drivers in you center.


    Go away, troll.
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