Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?
If yes, what were you driving, how fast were you going, what was the posted speed, and did you get out of it?
Three. I was driving a Ford Escort all three times. First time was 60 in a 45, second was 45 in a 35, last one was 60 in a 45. When I was pulled over the last time, I was arrested for driving on the license they had suspended when I failed to pay the first two tickets. That was all when I was 19 years old. Since then, I've been a little angel behind the wheel.
I've gotten several speeding tickets over the years. My last one was on July 4th 2008. It was a speed trap. The posted speed limit was 25MPH. The road was feeding into a major U.S. highway. It didn't make sense to have a speed limit that low on this road. I was going 45MPH (2006 Honda Civic EX). 20MPH over the posted speed limit is speeding and a wreckless driving charge as well. The officer took mercy on me. On the ticket, he stated the speed limit was 30MPH. So, I escaped the wreckless driving charge. My sister told me I could fight the ticket in court since the officer posted the wrong speed limit on the ticket. But, I have never been one to look a gift horse in the mouth. So, I just paid the ticket. I had no desire to go to safety school for 8 hours. Overall, I've had about 4 speeding tickets and one warning ticket. Not bad for 40+ years of driving.
I was caught by a speed camera doing 37 mph in a 30 mph area. Luckily, when the paperwork came through the post there was an administrative error - the location that was given was 50 miles from where the camera caught me, so I was let off.I
It has been quite some time since I had received any speeding tickets and hence I've been a good boy. Although I still occasionally drive in excess of 65 to 75 MPH. But when I was about 22 I received three speeding tickets in one weeks time going about 75 in a 40MPH speed zone, driving a 1971 Red Mustang Fastback with a super charged 351 Cleveland engine. Boy those were the days! And don't have to ask...Yes my insurance was very high at that time! Had a heavy foot and still do somewhat today, however it has gotten lighter over the years. I guess it is something inbred in us New Yorkers, along with the occasional road rage thing, even though I try like heck to avoid those angry ones behind the wheel!. ):
Love your answer and the history behind the tickets! Drive safely, Jim.
Yes that was a bad week during that time period way back then. But don't worry I have improved my driving skills tremendously since. Thanks to those defensive driving classes that you can now take online. Also saved about $32. Take care.
Unfortunately, I've got more than one, even though I've always felt some were unjustified. So, one day, after being pulled over for speeding, I asked to see the evidence and the cop told me he had already erased it, meaning I wasn't speeding in the first place. so, he only got me for not wearing my seat belt. Well, nobody's perfect !
I got two speeding tickets three years ago driving my Scion XB. One was for going 14 miles over the limit and one was for 19 miles over. I know - I have a really bad lead foot. Unfortunately I didn't get out of either ticket. I learned my lesson though - I try to keep things only five miles over now ;p
Never had a speeding ticket. I've been pulled over 3 times in the past 6 years and not gotten a single ticket (ran a stop sign -slow and go-, 78 in a 65, and 39 in a 30).
by JP Carlos 11 years ago
I follow the traffic laws but still get pulled over for no apparent reason. But many of my friends (the beautiful lady drivers) often dodge the ticket.
by Stacie L 11 years ago
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by stevewong 12 years ago
Has anyone ever gotten a more expensive ticket? If so please let me know!!!
by Liz Elias 8 years ago
I realize we are not supposed to write hubs suggesting people break laws.How about a hub telling someone how to legally challenge and probably get out of a certain type of speeding ticket?
by baca220 12 years ago
i got a speeding ticket, but the officer didn't get my race correct and there was no dollar...amount for the ticket . can i beat this ticket
by Mmargie1966 10 years ago
Do you always go the speed limit when driving?In small towns, I do the speed limit. In larger cities, I will go up to 5mph over. On the interstate I will go up to 10mph over the speed limit, however I usually set my cruise control at about 7mph over. Am I pushing my luck? ...
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