Post # 1
Hello bees! So, I was driving away from my street when I saw the “lights”… For the first time in my driving career (total of 11 years), a cop was pulling me over. It was my fault… I didn’t stop all the way at the stop sign. Honestly, I would have stopped all the way if I saw the cop. I guess I’m just use to the “California Roll” as they call it. I just kind of rolled by the stop sign. Everyone does it… I guess that is why he was there 🙁
I was not looking forward to receiving my first ticket. Thankfully, he was kind enough to give me a warning. I don’t know how much the ticket would have been, but I sure don’t have money to waste on that nonsense. We have a wedding to pay for and now that includes a new photographer…
I was just curious on how well we are driving out there? How long have you been driving and how many tickets have you received?
Wishing you all a wonderful, safe, love-filled, and ticket-free weekend!
Post # 3
For driving just one, for forgetting to licence my car in November, I think 3. I always get so busy that time of year that I always forget, and I work 5 doors down from the DMV.
Post # 4
No tickets for me. I’ve been driving for almost 7 years now. -knocks on wood- 🙂
Post # 5
Haha, something very similar happened to me in the summer.
Apparently, i turned left on a VERY stale yellow.
I looked in my rear-view and saw a police-car with it’s lights on, and thought for sure it couldn’t be for me, so I moved over into the right-hand lane and slowed down for him to pass, but he never did.
Yup, i’m a dumbass, he was pulling me over, and it only took me 4 blocks to realize. Thankfully he only gave me a warning and not a ticket, but i was horrified nonetheless. I feel your pain 🙂
Post # 6
I got one for speeding a long time ago (around 2 years ago). I first started driving when I was 18.
Post # 7
Too many. Although I have been very good and haven’t gotten one in about a year! Wait… I take that back. I got one in July for expired inspection and registration but I got that cleared!
Post # 8
I’ve never received a ticket, but I have been stopped because my license plate frame covered part of the word TEXAS. I don’t understand why that is an issue because all University/College license plate frames cut off part of the word.
Post # 9
Never have gotten a ticket, but have gotten a few written warnings. The best one I got out of is: I was leaving a friends house late about 1amish and I pulled out of the side street on to the main street but pulled out in front of a State cop (which I didn’t know it was a Statie at the time) turned off the main street onto another side road that is kind of narrow and has a speed limit of 25. Now its late at night and I know that no one will be on this road and EVERYONE speeds down it so I’m bombing along at like 40 in a 25. Come to a 4 way stop, roll through, starting doing down another street. Come to another stop and roll through again, while I was smoking a cigarette and flicked it out the window.
Then the lights come and I think CRAP! So the cop pulls me and asks the routine questions, blah blah blah. He notices on my license that I am legally suppose to wear my glasses while driving (but I don’t wear them). I tell him that I’m not wearing them but did notice that I was wearing my seatbelt (score for me!)
So a long story short: He gave me a written warning of speeding but with all the other violations that I had, it would’ve been a $800+ ticket! Flirting goes a long way LOL!! My insurance wouldve sky rocketed and my cleaning driving down the pipes!
Post # 10
I’ve been driving for almost 7 years now and last Wednesday I was pulled over for the second time! The first time I was giving a ticket for speeding (I was going down the other side of the mountain pass, listening to music and was the only car on the interstate!). It was my fault and I just paid the ticket. But on Wednesday, I was pulled over because I didn’t move over far enough away from the cop who had pulled someone else over (it’s being really enforced in WA state now and carries a $250 ticket!). The cop only gave me a warning because he recognized it was only half my fault since it was on a small road, with another car in the opposite direction and the speed limit is 50 mph (which might of caused another accident if I completely stopped).
Post # 11
@tksjewelry: November is definitely a crazy time of year… even if you live so close to the DMV.
@DesireeAnne: Keep it up… I second the “knocking on wood” comment!
@babybluz: Yay! I’m glad he let you free 🙂 Your post made me giggle a little bit… I know exactly how you felt!
@SweetRose2011: You still have a great record!
@Mrs Hedgehog: That one doesn’t count… whoo hoo it is cleared!
@trugem: That is weird! They should worry about pulling people over for other stuff. I guess there wasn’t much going on for the police that day.
Post # 12
I’ve been driving since I was 14, I’m currently 27, almost 28.
In just shy of 14 years, I’ve 5 tickets
Age 15 – underage driving
Age 16 – running a stop sign (Confusing 5-way intersection, I stopped at 1 stop sign, I didn’t realize I was supposed to manuver over and stop again in 20 ft.)
Age 19 or 20 – running a stop sign (One of those that to the left is a dead-end, everyone always rolled through it, I got caught. I made sure to come to a full stop after that, and several times I almost got rear-ended because the person behind me wasn’t expecting me to actually stop.)
Age 21 – inattentive driving (I rear-ended someone, they suddenly stopped and I couldn’t stop fast enough)
Age 27 – speeding (merged onto a 55 mph from a 65 mph, didn’t realize the speed limit changed)
EDIT: I should add, I drove a lot in high school, I was averaging 600 miles a week. (I went to private school in another town than I lived in, and then I worked in yet another town that my high school sweetheart lived in. Plus extracirricular activities.) And in college I drove a significant amount as well, not as much as high school, but still a good amount, over 200 miles a week in early college.
Post # 13
@Ms Sassy: Wow, that is a lot of $$$$$…. so glad the flirting helped 🙂 lol Everything worked out!
@Purquez2011: Only one ticket! That’s great… I love warnings haha
Post # 14
Luckily I have never been pulled over…but I am dreading the day that I see those lights in my rear view. I just hope that I’m wearing makeup that day and look presentable lol
Post # 15
@abbyful: Some of those are not fair…. booo! I am still shocked that you started driving at such a young age… That must have been an adventure to start at 14.
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