Prof. Spends $1,000 To Fight $45 Ticket
It figures he works for the government, At least he doesn't teach Economics...
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Zamir Bavel is spending a lot of money to fight a $45 speeding ticket.
The University of Kansas computer science professor says there's a principle at stake. So far, he's dropped about $1,000 contesting the ticket.
He objects to the fact that officers in Lawrence and Larned, Kan., aren't required to take any special classes in operating the radar speed guns.
Such classes are recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration but are not required by law.
Bavel contends the speed gun that nabbed him may not have been operated correctly.
His trial in district court was scheduled to continue Monday. He said he'll take his speeding case all the way to the Kansas Supreme Court if necessary.