It’s been a year since I got my first speeding ticket ever and my court date for an appeal is coming up very soon. I’m not really happy that I was ticketed for speeding on a highway when I was just following traffic. Sure, I was going about 15-20 km above the speed limit, but so was everyone else and unfortunately I was just at the end of the pack, or I was willing to slow down and stop. My car just doesn’t go that fast. It doesn’t have a gazillion horsepower. It doesn’t have a V6 engine. I usually have to crank down on the gas pedal to even go up a hill. Cars usually whiz by me on the highway (yes, I’m one of those drivers). It didn’t help that I was in a car full of girls and we were all chatting away. Guess I got too carried away and excited, which translated to stepping on the gas pedal a bit more.
Once when I was young(er) than I am now, I was lucky and was able to get away with speeding (whereas my professor who got ticketed for speeding and complained about it in class, was not).
Hopefully luck will be with me and the officer doesn’t show up! Though these days, officers can teleconference in so this makes the likelihood of this fortuitous event highly unlikely. I’m completely fine with paying the ticket of course, but I guess I just wanted to try to see if disputing it would work. It’s the gambler in me talking.
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