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Twice in just over two months...

...is how many times I have gotten pulled over recently.

The first time, I got a speeding ticket. It was November 8th. I was late for work, and I was, in fact, speeding (a very rare occurance indeed).

The second time was today, a mere two months and two days later, on an errand for work. It is claimed that I ran a red light, but to me it was still seemingly orange. I suppose police officers have no distinction of a light being "orange," and being that cops have nothing better to do, he pulled me over. Luckily, he didn't write me a traffic citation, though he took my license and registration which made me assume he would. It would have been $180, as he told me several times. Considering that school has left me something bordering on broke, I'm awfully glad to not have yet another thing to pay. I think that's the end of orange lights for me.


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Jan. 10th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
The speeding ticket I got November 8th was my first one. And maybe the second time I ever went more than 10 miles over the speed limit. Sucks to my ass-mar.

Amber is a nice, pretty term that invokes feelings of warmth, so if you want to call it amber go ahead... but I don't think it describes the color as well as the abrasive, "orange."
Jan. 10th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Yay for warnings!
Had the deputy decided to give me a ticket for the 66 I was doing in a 45, it would've been over $200. Not to mention that I have yet to receive my title and registration for my new car. So that could've been a trip downtown. More Yay.
Jan. 11th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
According to the letter of Florida law, you are required to stop on a yellow light as well as a red light when conditions permit. Some police officers don't care and allow all the yellow light skirters to go by, while others are especially anal and will stop you even if the light turned yellow when you were 50ft. away, it was raining, and a tractor-trailer was tailgating you.

Also, that ticket shouldn't be $180 without aggrivating circumstances. Last time I was informed, "Failure to obey a traffic control device" was just a $90/2-point infraction.

My last speeding ticket, the officer wrote me up for $180 when the fine for my violation was only $135. He listed no aggrivating circumstances, so when I paid the ticket, they could only charge me $135.

Fortunately, traffic tickets are rare for me also.
Jan. 11th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
it may have been because I had an offense two months prior.
Jan. 11th, 2007 02:38 am (UTC)
That's possible.
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