Saturday, May 10, 2008

Speeding Ticket... darnit!



These return trips to Kamloops are getting worse! I had left in plenty of time (5:30 AM) but my lead foot got the best of me. It's been 8 years since I've had anything on my license, and that was a reduced speeding ticket way back when. I got off lucky this time too. The officer told me the ticket should have been 196 dollars but he reduced it to $138.00 and then told me that if I paid within 30 days it would be reduced another $25.00. He did it with such "pizazz" I felt like I was in one of those "BUT WAIT" commercials and he was going to offer me two for the price of one any minute with free shipping. :) I think the reason he reduced it was because I had already pulled over and was waiting for him when he came around the corner. He had been coming towards me in a ghost car when I saw the flash of his red and blue grill lights come on. He had to pull a u-turn to go after me, and I knew he was after me so I had pulled over and was waiting, license and registration in hand, for him. After Hubby and Dallas had their laughs we toodled on, albeit a bit slower, to the airport to drop Hubby off. So that was my Monday, how was yours?

4 comments:

Amy J. said...

Knock on wood - haven't had a ticket since I was 21 - BUT I can say it's only been pure luck. What I really loved was when DH would whine about my driving and this or that and then HE ended up getting a ticket. Oh laugh....yep you bet I did!

Anonymous said...

The last ticket I got was in a high school zone $100. and that was about 7 or 8 years ago.. They sure have gone up. ab

Anonymous said...

I think they want us to believe we are lucky. It is not lucky to get a speeding ticket at all. I will keep my fingers crossed I stay lucky. :)

Signed Lucky!

dawn said...

I got one last month, and it was reduced also. It was a place I am always conscious to slow down, but because I turned onto the road there instead of coming straight, I was mixed up and not paying attention. That is so annoying.