I Got a Speeding Ticket

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    Reckless Driving

    I was driving along a rural road on the way back from my grandparent's house, like I've done a hundred times before. Like most Sundays (or any other day), traffic was virtually nonexistent. Unfortunately, the one car I did encounter was a cop, small town PD to be precise. As soon...
    solowing solowing
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2009

    Probably Won't Be My Last Either But

    I feel this particular speeding ticket only happened because I was in a new car and he figured I'd be able to pay the ticket. It was on a highway I drive every day M-F going to and from work. I drive the exact same way and pass the exact same small town rent-a-cop every day. The...
    maybeitsme2 maybeitsme2
    41-45, M
    Sep 20, 2011

    I Got A Ticket, But Not For Speeding

    Just when you're out of stories to post, life comes up and bites you on the butt and you have a new story! On my way to work this morning, I got a ticket for, "Blocking Traffic". I was just trying to turn left, and there were a lot of cars zipping by. I waited and waited for the...
    Mary1283 Mary1283
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Dec 7, 2011

    Just Two In 18 Years

    I asked a question today about speeding tickets. This has now led to me writing a story on the same subject. So bear with me if you have answered my questions. I have been driving for 18 years now. Within the very first year, or should I say six months, I was caught speeding...
    HardingP119 HardingP119
    36-40, M
    Nov 15, 2012

    Got Busted...

    driving at 95 mph one night on the highway. When the officer caught up with me he said several people had called in and he was looking for me specifically. he reduced it to 92 and I just got a big fine. the judge and the officer seemed quite surprised to see me appear in court...
    NoBullshit NoBullshit
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Mar 11, 2008

    First One Yesterday

    Got pulled for doing 78mph on a 55mph highway (it's the kind of highway where everyone goes fast, but that's still no excuse). The cop cut me a break though since I had NEVER been pulled over in 6 years of driving and made the ticket "obstructing traffic" (it actually means...
    GoingUnder88 GoingUnder88
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 30, 2011

    Never Had a Speeding Ticket

    I've never had a speeding ticket. But by now, at my age, I should. I speed all the time and have for years. Sometimes I go 90. But I've never been caught. So, this is one of my goals: get a speeding ticket. Take a picture then have it framed. Maybe it's because I'm...
    keepingwarm keepingwarm
    31-35
    1 Response Dec 10, 2007

    for doing 33 in a 30.

    cant wait to go to court over it.........
    marinerob marinerob
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    The Blessing of Not Having a L...

    The blessing of not having a license is that I've never had to pay fines or tickets.  I've never sped simply because I've only been behind the wheel on rare occasions.  I'm sure one day I'll be able to say differently but at the moment I haven't ever recieved a speeding...
    theophania theophania
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2007

    Funny But True

    These 16 Police Comments were taken off actual police car videos around the country: #16 "You know, stop lights don't come any redder than the one you just went through." #15 "Relax, the handcuffs are tight cause they're new they'll stretch after you wear...
    Queenofhearts236 Queenofhearts236
    46-50, F
    Feb 29, 2008

    Awarenes Course - Speeding

    I had the privilege of attending one of these courses when I was given the option or to avoid three points. I did not like the idea of "sitting around" for two-three hours of a boring lecture during the cold winter, but I had to make use of the opportunity to keep a clean...
    HardingP119 HardingP119
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 15, 2012

    I Guess I'm a Speed Demon!

    So I must be the biggest idiot of all time, getting popped in a speed trap that I totally knew about. I was coming down out of a mountain, on a highway, at a place where the speed limit changes from 65 to 60 - on a serious downhill grade. That pretty much means riding the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 13, 2006

    I am in the process of getting the first

    speeding ticket I have had in over right years.....FML
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 1

    I got a speedo ticket 2,

    so now I don't wear anything @ all
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    Jan 12, 2014

    My Very First...

    The Thursday before Christmas, I was driving home from looking at a possible rental property, just doing a little test-drive of the roads I'd have to go along to get from the property to my Course & back.I was admittedly also stewing about a fight (well, a "silent" fight) I was...
    Pixie87 Pixie87
    22-25, F
    Dec 28, 2010

    I was 16 with my cousin,

    not even paying attention to my speed! I was dumb and it needed up being around $200! I've been pulled over 3 times but only that one ticket! Hopefully no more...knock on wood!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 31, 2014

    Got pulled over going 137 in a 100 zone 3 more

    kms and I would a lost my truck
    yelleks0523 yelleks0523
    26-30, M
    Dec 30, 2013

    So today I was flying down the road,

    going way too fast. I was not paying attention. Soon after I turn a corner, a cop pulls out from a side street. "oh ****" I think. I know it's going to be me. He pulls me over. He doesn't beat around the bush by asking, "do you know why I pulled you over?" Nope. He brings the...
    megmeg526 megmeg526
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2014

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    estevan1906 estevan1906
    31-35
    Nov 19, 2008

    One and Only

    When I was single I was rushing to another town to see this wonderful guy.  I was going about 85 in a 55.  I say the blue lights and said oh ****.  The cop was so cute, so I smiled and he smiled back.  I thought I would get out of it but he did lower my speed...
    dixie934 dixie934
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2007

    I Used to Get Pulled Over, a L...

    I used to get pulled over, a lot. Once I got pulled over 4 days in a row by the same cop. I have only gotten 2 tickets though. Once the very first time I got pulled over, and the cop was really nice about it. Technically I was speeding in a school zone and ran a red light...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    Dec 10, 2007

    Dammit

    I had 3 and a half good years of no tickets.  Then I got caught by a douche with a laser.  While I'm on the subject, I'd like to say that I have 0 respect for cops who sit there and laser or radar people.  NONE.  Really?  Don't you guys have anything...
    Quakee Quakee
    26-30, M
    Aug 21, 2008

    My Car Is Faster Then Yours !

    I was just out & about with a friend of mine , & my friend does not like my taste in cars , so he starts trash talking my Mustang . I take him back to his house so he can get his POS Comaro , & we decide to drag race down 18 . I smoked him & got a speeding ticket in the process...
    Ksn95 Ksn95
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 19, 2012

    First One!

    I had no idea what was going on when the camera at the traffic lights started flashing! I'd never seen these cameras go off, nor been pulled over for speeding. My first thoughts were 'I DIDN'T RUN A RED LIGHT!' And it took me a while to figure out what had just happened...
    MissMadz MissMadz
    18-21, F
    Aug 15, 2011

    A new law has been introduced giving the option

    of a caning rather than a fine. What would you choose?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    I got my first speeding ticket yesterday.

    The cop said I was going 84 in a 65. He wrote on my ticket 87 in 65 and I know I was not going that fast. Four of us were going around 77 but he stopped two of us, I'm a lucky one.
    Landon10 Landon10
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

    It's finally happened.

    It's been 3 years of me having a clean record and I just got reckless... I hate myself. Like, the car I was driving I would have never speeded in. But the road opened up, i was with a friend. And then, round the corner at the other end, a cop comes. I pulled over so fast the cop...
    Devilscar Devilscar
    22-25, M
    May 6, 2014

    I can't believe this jerk gave me a ticket I

    told him I'm on my way to work and I am losing my job, which is true we are being outsourced. He still gave me a tickets this cop deserves gentile herpes.
    holdenco holdenco
    36-40, F
    Apr 17, 2014

    I have only gotten one in my entire life.

    I was preoccupied and forgot that this one stretch of road was known as a "cop trap" because there is no traffic light or stop sign for a while so of course thats when i got caught doing 55 in a 35. oy!! damnit!! hopefully that is the first and last time i ever get one.
    violet1698 violet1698
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2014

    In my hybrid! My husband said that's what I get

    for torturing the poor squirrels that make my toy car go. LOL!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

    Ggrrrrr..........

    I've been driving for a long time. The first time I got stopped was under special circumstances and I managed, through much work (letters sent, calls made) for the whole thing to be completely dropped. But this time it was more "ordinary", where the stupid woman-cop (come on...
    Evania Evania
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Oct 11, 2010

    95 In a 55mph Zone

    I know I shouldn't have been going so fast, but driving fast is something I love to do.  The speed, the music, the energy--it's such a rush. The other thing I know is that the police in the Southern states love to us dumb Northerners.  I think they love to sit in their...
    goddessone goddessone
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2008

    My First Speeding Ticket...

    I went out to grab a bite to eat. On the way back I filled up my gas tank. I was not far down the road when I saw the lights of the cop car. Couldn't be me, but it was. He said I was going 47 in a 35. I don't think I was going that fast but I wasn't going to argue with him...
    sickofcrap sickofcrap
    41-45
    2 Responses May 2, 2009

    Vehicular Profiling

    Thats right. It happens. Because I drive a loud, obnoxious and fast car I get singled out. Even for going 10 miles over the limit.... They know I can handle the ticket. Bastards
    Silver01ta Silver01ta
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2008

    Oh For Cry'n Out Loud!!!!

     In my defense it was a totally a speed trap... and I was perfect lady... when I really wanted to pull him in by his dingy metro uniform... and slap his pasty white old skin!!!!! I simply (sighed)... and went about my business.. and NO! I don't cry.. nor am I turned on by...
    Awakening Awakening
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Apr 10, 2008

    I thought this was a punishable offense (using

    speed), not just a ticket?!!!
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    Jan 12, 2014

    A Call For Help

    This was many years ago . . . back in the 80's . . . I just got my brand new Camaro Z28 and a friend needed a lift to Agusta, Maine and had to be there within 5 hours . . . happy to drive . . . even happier to help a friend . . . I accepted the challenge. Despite my getting a $24...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid
    41-45, F
    1 Response May 30, 2012

    I've got it this morning!

    I know I'm guilty of that. But to be honest, I enjoyed my speed. ;)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 17, 2014

    Ha Ha!!!

    Last night Hahaha....88 in a 60 on the loop coming home.  Seriously though, I had an emergency bathroom run.  It was not for nothing.  I have $300 to pay though...Or maybe I won't?  Hmmm, I could go to jail and live off taxpayers--and give up my freedom...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 17, 2010

    The Other Day

    The other day, I got my first speeding ticket.  I was driving back to campus from the psychologist's office, and there was a school zone that I didn't realize was there.  There weren't any other cars nearby, so I couldn't tell that anyone else was going slow, and I didn...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Nov 16, 2008

    Well, Technically, I Didn't

    It was photo radar. It was sent to my parents' house since the car was still in their name, so my mom just sent a note saying that it wasn't her driving. She didn't rat me out. I was lucky. They didn't try again.
    GodlessSexMachine GodlessSexMachine
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2008

    Several.

    i used to get pulled over all the time when i lived in a certain georgia town that has its head stuck way, way up its own rear. there were way too many policemen and not near enough crime, and they all seemed to have their eyes peeled for any driving mistake i might make, ever. i...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2008

    Oops! Was I Really Going That Fast?

    Actually I've gotten a a couple...three I think.  Which I don't think is that bad....or is it?  Anyway, the last one I got was around March of this year.  I was going into work late ~ because I had been suffering through another migraine that morning.  I still...
    lostinthewind lostinthewind
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 7, 2008

    Talk About the Understatement of a Lifetime

    i've gotten more speeding tickets tha i want to think aout and i have them in more countries than most i have them in a lot of states and some european countries, and i got a racing ticket and reckless endangerment, and have had more suspensions than i think anyone should have...
    Blade21408 Blade21408
    22-25, M
    Jul 24, 2008

    have had one ticket many years ago

    for doing over 130 mph in a 65 mile per hour zone the chp officer was nice and just gave me a ticket I had just gotten home from over seas and was trying to get home to see my grandfather/father before he died I was my wife's grandfather really but he brought me up from age 12
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Mar 21

    Cops Popped Out Of Nowhere, I Didnt Realise How Fast I Was Going

    sometimes i have a tendency to speed. but i mainly go over the limit on highways. i was late to uni the other day and i decided to go over the limit so i can quickly get there. when i do speed i always check to see if there are any copcars nearby and if there arent any then...
    jonnyronny jonnyronny
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2010

    Sucks Butt.. Lol

    So yeah, I was going to the beach today and was doing 60 on a 35(right before the bridge) and 55 on a 25(the ******* bridge) and got a ticket for $195, 6 pts min. off my license and I'm subjected to Driver Responsibility Assessment(not too sure what that is but I know I'ma have...
    Duuuuuude Duuuuuude
    18-21, M
    Jun 16, 2011

    Too Many To Count

    It all started with a trip from Savannah, Georgia to Missouri, I didn't even have an American drivers license yet.  We had almost made it, and as I am singing my heart out, my boyfriend says pull over ( I never even saw the police officer).  I pull over and we quickly...
    natashamarie natashamarie
    41-45, F
    May 4, 2010

    Honesty Wins Again

    My first ticket in almost 11years. I was flying up Hwy 680 at nearly 90mph and all was going well. Traffic was light and as usual I had been predicting police locations nicely. I had just past a CHP car sitting about where I thought one might be and was relaxing back up to my...
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Feb 12, 2011

    Whew...

    I usually average one ticket every three years.  This is about one that I didn't get...  I was coming down a hill on a four lane road.  As I pulled out from behind the car in front of me to change lanes, I hit the gas and was up to about 90.  I saw something...
    Fancy Fancy
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2008
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