Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I'm alive, but mad as hell

I haven't been online much the past few days. I am mad as hell! I got my first speeding ticket on Saturday.

The officer said I was doing 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. BULL! I was coming off of a round exit ramp at 30 mph in a mini van with two kids and my mother in law...AND approaching a red light.

Seriously, HOW THE HECK COULD I HAVE BEEN DRIVING AT 60mph???

I politely asked the officer if he didn't mean to pull over the black car flying along side the right of me and he said "no! You were doing 60mph!"

He wrote me up for 54 mph ($111) instead of the 60 mph ($236). But I still have to go to traffic school to get the points removed from my driver's license so my auto insurance doesn't consider me "high risk"! What a pain.

I considered contesting in court, but I hear it's no use as the judge usually sides with the cop. I mean, it's his word against mine, so why would a judge listen to me.

So yes, five days later I am still angry as hell! Anyone else ever get a ticket they feel was not warranted?

20 comments:

lifeinbeverlyhills said...

Here most cops don't go to court so you automatically win. That's bull! Sorry. I'd be steamed too.

Dena said...

Definitely do the schooling online. You don't even have to do it all at once. You can log in and out as many times as you want.

Missy said...

You definitely have a good reason to me miffed! That stinks :(

Swoozie said...
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P.S.He loves you.. said...

you know the judge will still offer you the same bargin if you contest it..so either way you really don't lose unless you WIN..just a thought.

tollesons4him said...

I would be mad too!! I probably would try to contest it, if you don't you have to pay if you contest it and loose it's the same amount right?

That Girl said...

I was wondering where you have been....I missed your posts!
sorry about the sucky cop and ticket!!

skywind said...

See you have been speeding fine, I feel very sad. However, in the absence of evidence, and the cop seems to be argued to no avail.

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The Soladay Family said...

Unfortunately, I deserve every ticket I have received...I am on the point system here in Texas. I have always been a speeder, but I am currently trying to stop before I really do loses my DL! Sorry about your bad luck though. Those driving courses are the worst!

Jen said...

I'd be pissed too.

~~Mel~~ said...

Oh Jen that sucks! You have every right to be mad!

Lyndsay said...

I'd contest it too! I mean odds are in your favor that he won't even show ... and if he does, I still think your story has merit. Ugh. I'd be so irritated!

Lipstick said...

Oh I am so sorry!!! I would be totally pissed!

I have never gotten an un-deserved speeding ticket. I've always been guilty!

M Yeager said...

That sucks!! I am sorry!

That happened to me once, it didn't make sense!

Impulsive Addict said...

Girl, I got a ticket one time at 2:00am for not making a complete stop at a stop sign. Apparently, all 4 wheels have to "totally stop rolling" or it's an "illegal stop". My take is that since I drove a sports car and it was 2:00am, she thought I was drunk and pulled me over. Well, guess what? She was wrong and gave me a freakin' ticket for nothing! Who really makes a "full complete stop"? Nobody...unless you're waiting on another car to go. I was so mad!
Wow...that question just brought back a really sore subject for me! I got a little wound up!

Staci said...

that stinks! I would be sooo mad!

Baseball Mom said...

Man that stinks!! I would be fuming too.

I got a ticket once taking kid to baseball. The sign stating the speed limit was gone and I had no idea it dropped once you got over the intersection. Cop was a "butt". How are you supposed to know speed limit if sign is gone? He knew this, and I would have fought it but we were leaving for tournament in NY and the cop took my license. I didn't want to go out of state without my license. Court date was also while we were gone, so I sucked it up!!

Impulsive Addict said...
Apparently, all 4 wheels have to "totally stop rolling" or it's an "illegal stop".. Who really makes a "full complete stop"? Nobody...unless you're waiting on another car to go.

I do, as it is an illegal stop. LOL. Plus I want to makes sure everyone else is going to stop. I trust NO ONE. LOL

Farmer*swife said...

Um, I've gotten out of tickets that I certainly deserved.... That doesn't make you feel any better, though...does it?

Hope it lights up for you over there!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh yikes. I've never received a ticket i didn't deserve but thankfully it's been years. I would be really mad too. I would fight it.

Toni said...

All of my tickets have been justified! Sorry that happened. You definitely have a right to be upset!