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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Jun 24, 2008.
What have you gotten traffic violations for?
I once was stopped for speeding, but the cop gave me a ticket for no seatbelt, and then the judge dismissed that.:thumbs:
I don't think I have ever had (or even "gotten") a traffic violation. I have been guilty of one - speeding. I did 40 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour area, and was "caught" on a speed camera.
As far as I am aware, I have not committed any of the other offences listed, but we use different terminology and have different laws, so I am not sure. I assume "running a red light" is "jumping the lights" (going when the traffic lights say Stop). That is not a seperate offence here; it is included in the offence "Driving without due care and attention". (see below) We don't have a separate offence for school zones, though roads near to schools usually have speed and parking restrictions. We don't have a seperate offence for driving while intoxicated. We do not have an offences called "cited for an accident" or "improper movement". We do have "Driving without due care and attention", which includes things like:
Disobeyed traffic sign/signal
Wrong course position
Driving too close
Turning right without care
Turning left without care
‘U’ turn without care
reversing without care
stopping without care
starting without care
overtaking on nearside without care
overtaking on offside without care
changing lane without care
emerging from minor road without care
emerging from private road/entrance without care
crossing/entering road junction without care
inattention or attention diverted
distracted by action inside vehicle
distracted by action outside vehicle
I used to be a complete and total idiot behind the wheel. From the time I was 16 until I was 20, I had a grand total of 12 tickets. 8 were speeding, 1 ran stop sign, 3 expired registration/inspection tags. I got rid of the Camaro and got my truck and I slowed down considerably.
The irony is that I managed to not get pulled over long enough to get all that off my driving record and got hired on in law enforcement. Now I'm the one writing tickets to kids as stupid as I was.
I have been stopped for 2 speeding tickets. Once I was driving on a local road with a school - but the school was closed down that year. Ya think they'd stop the 20 mph speed limit where there was no more school? Nope. Got caught for 35. Yep - zooming through the street.
The second time was legit - and they were nice. I was speeding along with the rest of the traffic at 74 MPH and got caught. The put me down for 69 so it would be a lesser fine. SIGH - Oh well.
It differs from the west coast to the east in the US. Out west, you do not have to get an emissions test. Here you do, and they let you know it when you're late!
I had a relative get a ticket for having a rust spot on his car in Switzerland. Now THAT'S strict!
I got a ticket once. It was pitch black and pouring the rain and I was the only driver on the road except for a cop. I was going the speed limit, but didn't have enough time to stop at a yellow light, so I hit the gas and it turned red. When he pulled me over, I started bawling and had to take off the seat belt to reach my purse (which was on the floor) to get some tissues. He didn't believe me when I said I'd just undone the seat belt, and I received an expensive fine along with some smart alec comments about my crying. I used to like and trust cops until that incident. . .
Lol, brother Lamb! It looks like you can get away with whatever you're about to do, as long as you still care!
I've never had a ticket.
Translated: I have never been caught:laugh:
Sept. 1972 was the first speeding ticket and the most strange. It was a Friday afternoon just got my first pay check from my first real job. I was 2 miles away from home when I got behind a 10 car line that was doing 45 in a 65 mph zone. I knew the road well enough that there was going to be a double yellow line in less than 1500 feet. The no passing zone was for an intersection that did not have traffic lights of any kind at the time. I put the hammer on the floor and felt the 390ci v8 kick into passing gear. The lane was clear to pass the bumper to bumper line. Five cars down, seven, nine and t..... oh no, its a FHP (Florida Highway Patrol) car and I am out of passing lane and am on the other side of the double yellow line. I was doing 80. 15 mph over and I only had half a mile to turn into the drive way. I signaled to get over and the FHP man was right behind me. He stayed on my bumper until I pulled into the drive way. I thought that he would not pull into our drive and started to feel relief. Oh No! He turned on the bubble, the blue light and turned in. I hope mama does not notice the light and come out of the h..... "Melvin! What is going on!" I could have died then and there, yes nothing escapes mama's notice. Patrolman Johns told her everything. He must have felt some pity because he only fined me for speeding and only for 5 mph over the 65 mph limit. He could have gotten me for 15 mph over, passing in a no passing zone and reckless driving.
After paying the fine I only had $5 left from that week of work. There have been others but thats the one I remember best.
I was on the receiving end of two speeding tickets WAY back in the days of my youth.
Just last spring, I got a ticket for not wearing a seat belt.
Not too bad for 47 years of driving...but I could have done better.
I've had 2 tickets in 35 years: one when I was about 20 for speeding, and one about 10 years ago for following too close. The following too close one was because I very lightly bumped the car in front of me in the rain at a stop sign. There was no damage of any kind, but the guy insisted on calling the police. So I got a ticket for $75. I was kinda mad about that one...:laugh:
As a teenager, I once failed to realize that the road I was turning onto was a divided highway. I turned left. I quickly figured it out and pulled to the right accross the median ... right in front of the Highway Patrol. Tickeded for driving on the wrong side of the road.
LOL, yep, thats what it means alright
I have had several speeding tickets over the years, but the one I remember best is one that Jeanne got for having an expired license plate.
I had gotten the renewal sticker for my car one year and someone stole it within a week. I went to the DMV and got a replacement, but didn't put it on car. I drove the rest of that year with the renewal sticker in the glove box. I renewed it the next year and drove for most of the rear with it in the glove box.
The renewal sticker was on Jeanne's car the first year, and when it expired I got the sticker. I had the new sticker at home, but hadn't given to Jeanne yet to put on the car. At his point her license plate looks like it is a week overdue and she gets pulled over and gets a ticket for having expired plates.
I drive for almost two years without a current renewal sticker visible and don't get pulled over. Jeanne drives for a week without the current renewal sticker visible and gets a ticket.
The last ticket I got was in 1979.
As a teenager I worked until midnight or later regrularly. In that town, if you were out after midnight, you were assumed to be drunk. I got pulled over a lot. :tonofbricks: Never got a ticket during any of those stops. :thumbs:
In a dreadful rush one morning many years ago, I inadvertently parked in a `disabled` space. The traffic warden, who had partaken of many a cup of tea in the shop where I was manageress was promptly put on the `no tea` list. :laugh: