Speeding Tickets Story

My old friend Milla Mahno has a bunch of driving stories to tell. Here is one of them. :)

Nothing can distract you from your driving enthusiasm like a traffic ticket. Since I am hungry to drive...fast that is; the all inclusive trouble with it is called speeding tickets. I dislike speeding tickets. I was offended by a speeding ticket once while off the Oregon Coast for going 30mph too fast! Merciless I tell you. If I am not mistaken I am not the only motorist who has gotten one of those moving violations for speed limit signs that are unfairly positioned; such was my disposition on a vacation with my husband a few summers ago.

If a speedometer on a vehicle gauges up to 120mph, why make a speed limit at 65mph on the freeway? They rely on you to mess up so they can make your stash. I think police get off making you feel stupid by asking you if you know what you did. Doyee! They must believe you are foolish enough to acknowledge you did before you have your day in court.

You know what else I cannot stand regarding speeding tickets? Hidden cost; not only does it cut into your personal life, judgment day is more then likely to be arranged for you at the most troublesome moment like while work hours. How does that work out, no pun intended? It is like stealing because your' nominal citation has magically turned a $200.00 ticket into a nightmare because you missed time at work. We have to find a way to stick it to the man and fight speeding tickets!

Presumptively if you are female you have an increased chance of receiving a warning instead of a full on ticket, well that is if you are fortunate enough to get cited by a guy police. This is an honest story. I was speeding down some side street in Washington and I was chased down by a cop for passing on a double yellow, in line with on coming cars, which this particular one unfortunately for me, turned out to be a cop car, driving 90 in a 35mph zone, with a Washington driver's license, a car registered in California, and auto insurance in Arizona!

Now I fancy that I got off with a slap on the wrist because I was wearing one of those bikinis that make your boobies look really big, but I would have to say for all those infringements which were ridiculously conspicuous, I got off because he could not demonstrate that I was speeding. When you take into account he did not have a measuring device; he could not have been able to pace me and there were no air cops either so evidently he had no means to prove anything for his defense.

Thank Heavens I lucked out that time, but that was an anomaly, this is not usually the case. Anyways, I found this eBook on defeating speeding tickets which is really good because now I know that boobies will not really get you off the hook. However, I have a positive outlook on how to get my traffic tickets reduced if not fully terminated!

I probably won't get that lucky again and my driving chronicle is not exactly great, so I have to pay an arm and a leg to keep my car insured and I have ill reservations towards traffic school. What do you do at a red light? Gimmi a break! It is like being in a really bad motivational seminar. It is not like I do not know the traffic laws I just have difficulty when it comes to maintaining them. Like sex, I know that not having it is the best way of safeguarding yourself against STDs but I would rather use protection!

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that to prevent speeding tickets you assuredly should exert some self control. This is where I get in trouble. I cannot under any circumstances stand when I am driving behind some grandpa with an oxygen tank in the back his Buick Regal and because most speed limits are too slow. I was stopped in a parking lot once for going 10 mph... Gimmi a break, even I can meander quicker than that.

Essentially what I am trying to say is, destroying the infamous speeding ticket is easy if you know where to find the materials you need to subjugate it.

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Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

Funny!!! I'm sure too that there's a conspiracy behind making the fuel gauge 120mph :)

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gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

Crying usually helps me get out of a speeding ticket. I love to drive fast also. Very Funny, Great Hub!

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seohowto 8 years ago from Bay Area, CA

Misha, I got 4 tickets during my 15 years stay in the US and....I've never paid for any of them::)). I was going to the court and every time a case was dismissed simply because a cop wasn't be able to show up:::))). Have to admit though: these tickets was mostly for "california roll" (when you do not completely stop on the "stop" sight) or for turning in our neighborhood after 4 pm (one-of-a-kind stupid sign that nobody knows why its in our neighborhood was ever installed::)) NICE HUB!

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KelMichel 8 years ago

Its a convertible a girl needs to speed. :)

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VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I received my first, very first ticket last year, not for speeding but for not using a seat belt, paid over $100.00. Funny hub!

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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Very entertaining story about traffic tickets. I like the pictures too.

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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Here I was expecting YOUR speeding ticket story Misha. Even though this one was funny I was a little disappointed.

Fun hub regards Zsuzsy

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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Not to be a dud, but I say get this woman off the road. She's dangerous.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

I realised for sure it wasn't Misha who was the topic of this hub when the part about wearing the bikini that made the boobies look really big got mentioned:)

Touch wood, so far the only speeding ticket I was ever given I got away with because I was living in the UK and still using my Guernsey Drving Licence. I told them I was on holiday for two weeks, and as my car still had Guernsey plates on it they believed me. As they can't put 'points' on a Guernsey licence in the UK, they simply mailed my licence back to my Mum's address where it was registered, along with a letter telling me to be more careful when driving in the UK in the future. My Mum then dutifully posted my licence back to my UK address. Problem solved!

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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Wow! Thank you guys, I did not really expect such a massive commenting right off the butt :D

Shalini, of course it is! :)

Gwendymom, I don't have such an advantage, unless a cop is a girl, and still it would look a bit weird I guess. :)

Lena, you are damn lucky - never happened to me, not a single time :(

Kel - you girls are like that I know :)

Violet - keep the good work :P

Sweetie - thanks! :)

Suz - I probably will, but a bit later. Considering I ended up in a jail in teo cases, there is definitely someting to tell. Stay tuned :)

Walker - you are the only male here, except for me. How do you feel? ;) And no, it is not a real story - are you familiar with the word "fiction"? :P

Cindy - I do have my moobies and wear bikini sometimes - ask Hope Alexander, she knows, but I doubt my moobs can impress any cop, be it a man or woman. :D

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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Yep, I know fiction. In that case, great story!

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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

was interesting alright..but was also looking for some of your stories I heard about from you...when I got my ticket on new Year's day...remember that Misha? Have a good day my dear...G-Ma :o) hugs

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Worried about you now Misha :D Have you got photos?

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Kika Rose 8 years ago from Minnesota

I've never gotten a ticket. Don't know how I've pulled this off, but I've never had one. For well over a year I drove about without a license, got pulled over three times, and not once got called on it. The first time I told the cop I was getting watermelon and chocolate syrup for my pregnant mother, and he instantly let me go. He pulled me over for having a broken tail light (it was out). Second time was the same thing, except I just stuck my head out the window, told the cop I knew why she pulled me over and I was getting it fixed tomorrow, and she just let me drive on. Third time was a bullcrap pull-over by a cop looking to fill his quota. So I told him who my mother was (she's on the fire department) and that if he really wanted to pick a bone with me, he'd have to come up with a plausible reason to keep me on the side of the road since I knew my rights and he was well outside the law.

I'm a stinker like that.

I did get pulled over for speeding about a month ago, though it was for a good reason; I had to rush my mom's friend to the hospital, since she couldn't do it herself and the girl was having an extreme panic attack. So I got a police escort. ^_^ It was kinda nifty.

And since I deliver pizzas as one of my jobs, I swear I get police immunity with my sign on my car. xD Coppers love their pizza!

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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Walker - Thanks!

G-Ma - It all will come in a due time. I promise. :) Hugs :)

Cindy - I do, but I bet you don't want to see them :P

Kika - nice story, thanks! :) So who was following whom, again? ;)

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Kika Rose 8 years ago from Minnesota

You ~> Me. Not my fault I find interesting articles and you just happened to have written one. I get bored once in a while and start randomly clicking things... It's a bad habit, I know... But I just... can't... stop... clicking... random... links... O.<

chritsimage 8 years ago

we need to tell the truth on this earth , if any thing goes wroung,then we apply for CHRIST JESUS,you can not fight the DEVIL with out christ my friend.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Not sure of the relevance to that post on this topic chritsimage!

Misha, not sure I want to see those photos either, the mental image is already too shocking :)

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increaseurmileage 8 years ago

I know what you mean about the need for speed. Too bad there aren't places in the US where you can go to a track and go as fast as you want. I know it's not a cure all, but it would provied a good release for that need.

sandra rinck 8 years ago

increasurmileage- You could go to Montana! There are places in the U.S that do not have a posted speed limit. :) You could get your fix there lol.

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melodycyurs2 8 years ago

ok this is a boring hub no offense

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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks guys and gals :)

Kika, you can try a pot instead :)

Christ - Amen. Or is it Omen? ;)

Cindy, give it some time, I am working on getting down to D :D

Mileage, drag strips are all over the place, this is the sport they prefer here in US. Or is it drug strip? ;)

Sandy - yeah, there are still some sane states around :)

Melody - try to do better, then I may take it seriously :)

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redpony 8 years ago from PA

Great story, Misha :) But fictional stories require fictional photos. Time to get creative with Photoshop :)

sherlynavia 8 years ago from United States

Hey Misha,

Interesting article!

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hot dorkage 8 years ago from Oregon, USA

yah my fave was I was at the top of this hill doing about 47 (it was a 45) when cop coming other way goes beyond, does a U turn and follows me. meanwhile I'm now in a 35 and doing the speed limit cuz I saw the cop. The cop COULDN'T have seen me from down there if I had been in the 35 already so when she went after me I was only 2mi over the limit. It was curvy roads and I really didn't realize the siren was for me and there was no place to really safely pull over so I figured the cop would turn and go avter her speeder somewhere else. but it was me she pulled over she tried to nail me for 47 in a 25 which was what the zone was when we finally pulled off the road. I went to court and WON with my little scale model of the hills and the signs and where the cop was when she turned around.

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Madison Parker 8 years ago from California

LOL, saying that speedometers go to 125 MPH so why is the speed limit only 65 is like saying ," why don't I have any money in my checking account, I still have checks?"

Just be warned; if you cut off a motorcycle cop and he dumps his bike to avoid you....when he gets up off the payment, there's no gettin' out of that ticket!


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Misha 8 years ago from DC Area Author

Rita - what makes you thinking the pics are real? ;)

Sherlynavia - thanks :)

HD - I guess she had something against you personally. Did you happen to steal her boyfriend by chance? ;)

Madison - us silly grils can say and do whateva, guys don't mind. In fact, they are even glad if we cut them off - providing we are pretty and wearing bikini :P

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cegainesjr 8 years ago from No Mans Land

Misha- Enjoyed the hub- cute story. My sister-in law would always arrive at my home outside of Memphis with a police escort - My neighbor and hunting and fishiing buddy was the Captain of the local police force, and once this scantily-clad attractive young woman relayed this info to the cops who pulled her over, she was escorted to my house, where some serious flirting took place. They even followed her to the house sometimes just to say "Hi", even if she wasn't speeding. I also enjoyed CLICKING on your ads, I always like to click a few ads on the hubs I visit and like. Hope your income just went up...

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funnebone 7 years ago from Philadelphia Pa

Misha thank you for sending me the Sara Palin t shirt, buymber sticker and yard sign. I would be happy to join your People for Palin ralley.

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gwendymom 7 years ago from Oklahoma

Misha, I put your name in a hb I did. I hope you don't mind. Here's the link.


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magnoliazz 7 years ago from Wisconsin

You know, I don't get this....if you are supposed to only drive 65 mph at the very fastest, then why do they make cars that go 120 mph? I mean, don't they already know that any average person wants to see if that car can really go that fast? It's like putting candy in front of a baby.

I have to admit, and maybe it is the German in me, but whenever I am trying out a new car, I make sure to take it to a long stretch of open highway, and make sure that car can get up to whatever the speedometer says! If the car does not take off like a jet, if it does not sail smooth down the open highway, if it shutters and jerks and does not make it up to the top speed with ease, then that car is not worth it. I mean, you just never know when you might have to go 125mph! Like if a UFO or something like that was after you....then you need that kind of speed.

I am sure that Misha has had to out run a UFO or two in his day too....LOL!!

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Advice11 7 years ago from Waco, Texas

I am now going to write about my favorite speeding ticket blog =). I might have you beat! =)

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Advice11 7 years ago from Waco, Texas

Done =)

nomad79 7 years ago

Great Hub. There is a way for anyone to get out of paying a speeding ticket. You can use the same laws that are in place right now and win everytime.

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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

Wow a super cool hub.You know I was looking at your pic thinking this man is Russian then I read you are.My parents are Russian too,so wow let us raise a glass of vodka lol

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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

Hi gals and guys, thanks for stopping by! I have to admit I sort of neglected this hub lately, I will check on it more often, I promise :)

Yes, nomad, you definitely can - and I think everybody should at least give it a try :)

Hi Deb, with you - even a glass of poison! ;)

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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

Can't believe so many of you people got off the hook of not paying for a speeding ticket?!

That was a great hub! Especially the bikini part. ; )

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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

Hi Mayhmong, thanks for stopping by :)

Yes, Milla is like that , you know. In fact since I published this hub she joined HP herself and published a few stories herself - so if you like that one you might want to check her other stories :)


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Pearldiver 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Beauty Mr. Misha!

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Misha 7 years ago from DC Area Author

Thanks buddy :)

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tim-tim 6 years ago from Normal, Illinois

Interesting story! I think a handful of people can get off the ticket for whatever reason. For me, I just don't even speed anymore. It is not worth it. I find that some people who always run late and try to make up their time are the ones who speed. That is just from observing othera. Thanks Misha for the great hub.

chrisconway 6 years ago

Here is my speeding ticket tip, like mentioned above, the best advice is to avoid getting a speeding ticket in the first place. When driving try not to be the first car in traffic, the police target approaching traffic and the first vehicle is always the first vehicle to be measured for speeding, also stay out of the passing lane, again the police target the passing lane first.

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princess-sisi 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Hello Misha, well men get away wit a warning when its a female officer! Stop by on my side soon.

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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

Yikes! Hope this driver stays on the west coast. Glad it isn't you getting the ticket though.

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Misha 6 years ago from DC Area Author

Hi The Rope. Actually I believe Milla lives in Florida now :P

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Edlira 5 years ago

He he, this was funny :o). I know another way to avoid the speed tickets.... (Shhhhhhh, don't tell anyone..... don't have a driving license yet...lol).

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Misha 5 years ago from DC Area Author

LOL You sound quite suggestive for a 15 yo girl ;)

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dablufox 5 years ago from Australia

Amazingly I havn't had a speeding ticket in years. Maybe even a decade! That said its not hard to 'mistakenly' speed especially if your travelling over a bridge or down a large hill. Here in Australia people just accept its just a tool for state government revenue raising, that said there's barley a month that goes by without a story on a current affair show that there's proof that speed cameras are just a revenue raising tool. Or that they are introducing some sneaky new tactic to pinch 'catch' more drivers.

More and more people are actually fighting speed camera fines in Australia and winning. What annoys me is that the use of speed cameras is taking the drivers attention of of the road while they are constantly watching their speedo or looking to see if a set of traffic light has a camera.

People are now paranoid about cameras!

How is this making our roads safer?

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Misha 5 years ago from DC Area Author

Totally agree to you here, Dablufox. All over the world speed limits and their enforcement make the roads less safe, for a number of reasons including those that you just outlined. Well, may be time comes when enough people understand this and set off to break the bloody system. :)

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Karl VanGuilder 5 years ago from North Eastern USA

I agree will the limits being to low in areas and need to higher .

but what realy burns my bask side is these remote eyes(cameras , ect ...) that spy on you and entrap you with out a real life person being part of the aquation to be a some what moderatind factor in things .

It's down right unAmerican and flies in the face of all America is suppost to be , which is a free sociaty ruled by all of the US Citizenry . A clear violation of our rights , freedoms , and basic Constitution ( no matter what some over educated law train yahow tries to make it )

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from planet earth 5 years ago

The United States Attorney General said that if police were to enforce 100% of all traffic laws on any given day, more than 50% of the working population could be arrested on any given morning.

What does that say about our laws? Are they meant to be broken?

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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Great hub which is well written.

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