Speeders Fight Back

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  • 2008
  • 2 Seasons
  • 5.7  (27)

Speeders Fight Back was a reality TV show that aired on truTV in 2008, following the adventures of two private investigators, Daniel Staniszewski and Debbi Burns, as they worked to defend drivers from unfair traffic citations. The show was based on the idea that many speeders, red-light runners, and other traffic violators receive unjust traffic tickets due to the over-zealous efforts of law enforcement agents, who sometimes seem more interested in generating revenue for their departments than in promoting public safety.

Using hidden cameras, stakeouts, and other investigative techniques, Staniszewski and Burns would track down the offending officers, record their tactics, and expose them on camera for the world to see. The show was as much about the battle between the investigators and the cops as it was about the individual cases they were fighting.

Each episode of Speeders Fight Back typically focused on two or three cases that the private investigators had taken on, ranging from minor speeding violations to more serious drunk driving incidents. After the initial citation was issued, the defendants would approach Staniszewski and Burns for help, hoping to fight back against the ticket and clear their names.

The investigators would then begin their work, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing the citation itself for any potential weaknesses or inaccuracies. They would often use sophisticated techniques, such as analyzing dashcam footage or conducting speed tests of their own, to prove that the offenders were not actually in violation of the law.

Once the investigation was complete, Staniszewski and Burns would present their case to the court, using their evidence to try to get the charges dropped or reduced. Some cases were successful, while others were not, but each episode represented a new challenge and a new opportunity to fight for justice.

What set Speeders Fight Back apart from other reality TV shows of its kind was the dynamic between Staniszewski and Burns. The investigators had vastly different personalities and working styles, often butting heads and disagreeing on the best way to approach a case. Staniszewski was more analytical and detail-oriented, while Burns was more street-smart and aggressive, often taking risks that Staniszewski deemed too risky.

Their banter and arguments added a layer of tension and drama to the show, as viewers were never sure which approach would ultimately be successful. In addition, the fact that the show was real and based on actual cases added a sense of authenticity and urgency that was missing from similar shows that relied on staged situations.

Despite its relatively short run (the show only aired for one season in 2008), Speeders Fight Back remains a cult favorite among fans of reality TV shows. Its unique premise and the chemistry between its two stars made it stand out from the rest of the pack, and the cases presented in each episode were always interesting and thought-provoking.

If you're a fan of shows like COPS or Highway Patrol, or if you just enjoy watching David take on Goliath, then Speeders Fight Back is definitely worth checking out. It's an entertaining, engaging show that offers a glimpse into the complex world of traffic law and the people who fight to uphold it (or, in this case, circumvent it).

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Season 2, Episode 6
6. Season 2, Episode 6
October 15, 2009
A feisty defendant believes that it is not dangerous to drive with no hands on the steering wheel. Next, a driver gets into a courtroom battle with one of his passengers. Then, a woman claims she could not wear her seat belt because of her breast implants.
Season 2, Episode 5
5. Season 2, Episode 5
October 15, 2009
Judge Dave discovers an alleged speeder has lied to him about having a previous record. Then, a bag of garbage is tossed all over a courtroom by a repeat offender. Next, a speeder claims to have a legitimate excuse and a teacher learns a lesson while in court.
Season 2, Episode 4
4. Season 2, Episode 4
October 8, 2009
Summary is not available.
The Know-it-alls
3. The Know-it-alls
October 8, 2009
Summary is not available.
2. Showboatin'
October 1, 2009
A foul-mouthed defendant is judged by a real judge; a proud mother uses her cute daughter as her witness; a defendant tries to prove he wasn't driving his souped-up car while hanging out the window.
Ticket Vacation
1. Ticket Vacation
October 1, 2009
A defendant fights a ticket issued while in Mexico on a vacation; a judge doubts a fishy flat tire story; and a defendant is enraged for being issued a ticket on a snowy day.
  • Premiere Date
    October 16, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (27)