Absolutely mortified! (Speeding warning)

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  1. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UGH! I can't believe it! I was pulled over this morning whilst returning from picking up clipper blades from the feed store. The only reason I went this early is because all the Fair traffic later on. It was really foggy, and I wasn't really paying attention, just keeping up with the guy in front of me.

    There was a cop on the other side of the highway, going the other way--he waited until we were over the bridge and pulled me over. I swear, I was SO ready to start crying. I've NEVER been pulled over EVER before. [​IMG]

    He left me off with a warning, I was going 7 miles over the speed limit and I had my original registration (I thought the others were receipts, so sue me!)

    Now I'm just totally depressed. *SIGH*
     
  2. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    warnings are nothing wait till you get pulled over and the cop beats the crap out of ya, Oh for the good old days when video cameras were not a threat to the police force
     
  3. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont feel so bad, I got a ticket last Friday, of all things on my 2nd wedding anniversary in a school zone. I slowed down right AFTER I seen the flashing yellow school light, but it was too late I guess.

    Ticket for $94, and I WAS crying. I think thats the first speeding ticket I have ever had in my life, was going 34 in a 25, and I DID slow down, but like I said, it must have been right before they radared me. I didnt even see the radar, I just always slow down for school zones, I couldnt believe it either and am still in shock. [​IMG]

    Hugs to you
    Jill
     
  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I've had 2 tickets in my short 8 years of driving. NEVER AGAIN!!!! Going to court makes me feel like a criminal, not to mention court takes all day long.

    I got a warning about 6 months ago. I was going through a school zone in town doing 20 in a 25!!! The cop tried to flurt with me and then gave me a warning ticket for speeding!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    I know how you feel! I am, well let's say not so young anymore and I have never had a ticket before. One of my little chis fell off the bed and knocked himself senceless. I was taking him to the vet to have him checked out. I was pulled over and the cop said I was going 30 in a 25 mph zone. It was not a school zone or a work zone. I told him I had to get my chi to the vet and he said, "well he looks ok to me". I asked him if he was a vet. He wrote me a ticket for $140. I later redrove the route. The last sign I saw was 35mph. There was not a sign saying 25 ahead. The cop was waiting just beyond the sign changing the speed. I was caught in a "SPEED TRAP"! Guess our cops have nothing better to do than stop little old ladies and give them their first ticket. I think he should have stayed at the diner and had one more doughnut.
    P.S. My little guy was ok and even though it was one of the cheapest vet appts. I have ever had, it ended up costing me quite a bit.

    Gayle
    Chi lady in MIchigan
     
  6. ratlummountain

    ratlummountain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, i've gotten probably about 10 or so speeding tickets in my life. you all drive slow! [​IMG]

    now, before i get hollar'd at, i used to drive a delivery van about 125,000 miles a year, never mind my own car. and every single speeding ticket i've gotten has been on the highway, not in residential neighborhoods or school zones so it's not like i'm mowing down kids or pets.

    i'm also not an aggressive driver nor am i weaver. i just get in the left lane and hit the gas. (tailgating is a HUGE peeve of mine, so i don't do that either)

    i've slowed down over the years though, my last speeding ticket i got because i was late for a willie nelson concert at the casino. it was close to $300 ~ trust me you do NOT want a speeding ticket in the state of CT.

    have no worries doctor goose, a warning isn't that bad. [​IMG]
     
  7. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

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    WHAT KIND OF A COP gives you a speeding ticket when your late for a Willie Nelson concert [​IMG] is there no compassion left in this world?
     
  8. mdbucks

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    I think If you had explained to him that willie was at the casino he should have given you a break.

    Did you mention that YOU pay his salary, or ask if he was just trying to get his QUOTA before the ruch at the end of the month. I bet if you had commented on the fact that he had managed toeat so many doughnuts and there was not a streak of jelly on his shirt THEN he would have given you a break. Just my opinion, but next time you get pulled over TRY any of these comments on the local police and they will be sure to let you go.
     
  9. cookinmom

    cookinmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my daughter got pulled over a while back for going 70 in a 45 (it's a stupid speed limit; there's nothing but woods on that road), the cop asked her if she was trying to qualify for the Daytona 500. Through her tears she say "no, I don't even like Nascar!" Big fat ticket ensued. I told her if she'd have just said Yessir, she probably wouldn't have gotten the ticket.
     
  10. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh Lord mdbucks, I hope this is tongue in cheek! My FIL always pulls the obnoxious "I'm a taxpayer" speech with every government employee he gets ticked off by, and he never seems to get that 1) they've heard it all before and 2) it's the fastest way to get the proverbial door slammed in your face.

    Amy

    P.S. Go Bucks! Stomp YSU!!!!!
     

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