No matter what happens, your pretty much stuck with an unplanned amount of money you will have to give up. Most of us eventually pay the fine and move on with our lives; however, this was not the case with Dr. Dmitri Krioukov. Dr. Krioukov is a physicist with the University of California in San Diego and was pulled over by a police officer for not having stopped at a stop sign. After taking everything into account, Dr. Kroukov decided that he would fight the $400.00 ticket by using Math and Physics.
Dr. Krioukov showed in court that, not only was he innocent, but that what the officer had seen was not what he thought he saw. Using the differences between angular and linear motion, Dr. Kroukov argued that when the officer was watching the stop sign, he saw Dr. Kroukov’s car (which is a Toyota Yaris, one of the smallest cars aside from Smart Cars in the US market) from the side which gave him an illusion of how fast Dr. Kroukov was traveling before he made a stop. Dr. Krioukov claims that he did stop at the stop sign but the officer’s view at the time was blocked briefly by a passing car which looked similar to a Subaru Outback. When Dr. Kroukov’s car continued its course after the stop, to the officer it seemed as if the car had never stopped at all.
So if you are thinking about sweet talking an officer, or making up silly excuses to validate the reason you broke the law in order to get out of a ticket...you may want to think about using physics and math instead.