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morning woes

I hardly ever speed, but the one time I did this morning... yep. I got caught. My first speeding ticket, ever. 55 in a 35 (it shouldn't be 35 anyway on Monroe if you ask me). The guy kept telling me that there was no point in contesting it and going to court. He rambled on for about 15 minutes about that, when all the while I was saying, "Yes, I know. I'm not planning on taking this to court. I know I did something wrong. I know it's my fault. I know my options." I think the guy just wanted to make me late for work for fun, or ramble on about all the stupid statistics he had to memorize for his job. I don't really care about the number of fatalities in the past five year period that resulted from people speeding. I mean, yes, I do care about the people, and I'm sorry that they're dead, but repeating it to me with a straight face as they've memorized it is not going to make me want to speed less. And the whole stupidness of the matter is that I *know* this stuff. I *know* I shouldn't speed. And generally, I *don't* so really he was just wasting his lecture, and being a bit of an ass.

So now I get to pay a $210 driving ticket and for $40 driving school, and waste about four hours. This SUCKS.

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jamisent
Nov. 9th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
AHHH! I did 55 in a 35 also! How freaky!
(Anonymous)
Nov. 9th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
That sucks. You should look into taking driving schol online or on the video... it's a lot less time consuming than doing it in person.
gegenschein
Nov. 9th, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
Sorry, that anonymous comment was me!
subjectivity
Nov. 9th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
yuck. sorry about the bad luck. I just got a ticket a couple weeks ago for not renewing my registration. Where on Monroe was it? See if you can get Dad to go to driving school with you, that makes it more fun.
thisgirliknow
Nov. 9th, 2006 02:38 pm (UTC)
No, on the dad going to driving school with me. I remember something not good about that. Comedy driving school something? It was a little north of Tennessee street, across from Yates Furniture that I pulled over.
pandora48sch
Nov. 9th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
Ouch. Sorry to hear that, hon.
_lionhearted_
Nov. 10th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
online driving school by dear is far better

google 'pelican traffic school'

Also, there are tons of places that you can get an attorney to make it go away for like 100 bucks.
thisgirliknow
Nov. 10th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
i know about online traffic school. I'm not an idiot, and I actually did online traffic school in Jan 02 after my big accident.

and I'm not interested in making it 'go away.; I broke the law and now I need to pay the fine.

_lionhearted_
Nov. 10th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
I never called you an idiot, nor did I assume so. Sorry if me trying to help came off to you as an insult.
_lionhearted_
Nov. 10th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
by = my*
silicon_jesus
Nov. 10th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
When I got a speeding ticket, the officer tried to double the fine on me for no reason. It was a simple speeding infraction, yet the fine and points were double what were specified on the ticket envelope. Because of the lack of aggrivating circumstances, however, I only had to pay the basic fine.

Just be glad you didn't have to take the 8 hour accident class for being rear-ended when a police officer arbitrarily decided you were at fault for being crashed into.
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