Post # 46
Probably a dozen or so times. I have quite the lead foot but I’ve also been pulled over for having a dirty license plate (salt build up during winter), blown head lights/tail lights and yielding at a blinking yellow light (cop thought I was drunk but I wasn’t). I’ve gotten 5 or 6 speeding tickets but they’ve all been reduced.
Post # 47
I’ve been pulled over once and received one ticket for two different things. I got pulled over because a guy in front of me started to get into the left lane (slowly), so I went around him the rest of the way on the right shoulder and he immediately decided he didn’t want to turn left and got back into the straight lane. The guy let me go on a “warning” after telling me that I can’t assume that people who are in the turning lane are really turning left. WTF lol.
I got a ticket for the accident I was in. It wasnt my fault, but the the guy that caused the accident (he didn’t hit me, he came speeding around a corner in my lane, so I swerved to avoid him and got into an accident) left the scene. If damage is over $500 in my state apparently someone has to be ticketed, so the cop made up something bogus. We took it to court and everything was dropped. The cop ended up getting in trouble for writing the ticket. the ticket was for driving too fast in given weather conditions, but I was going the speed limit on a perfect day LOL.
Post # 48
Rachel631: I got “pulled over” by a cop on foot once because I forgot my headlights at like midnight! My car lights would usually come on automatically, but my dad had disconnected the feature because it was shorting! there was a party next door to where I was leaving and they were busting kids for underage drinking. I guess it looked like I was trying to flee the scene LOL.
Post # 49
I think 6 or 7 times in the 15 years I’ve been driving. I was issued a ticket 3 times, all of which I appealed and got dismissed. And the rest were just warnings.
Post # 50
cls9q: Never, but the police did come once when I was involved in a car accident and our cars had to get towed.
Post # 51
Never for me. I think I would have a break down if I ever did. I’m a rather nervous person even when I’ve not done wrong, probably make myself look really suspisious. But touch wood I havent yet in 10 year and hopefully wont in the future 🙂
Post # 52
ksn1219: yes! I was pulled over just outside ATL going 77 in a 70… Seriously???
Post # 53
cls9q: that is RIDICULOUS!! See why I’ve gotten so many tickets? Lol
Post # 54
- Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!
once. when my water broke and i was on my phone with my midwife. got pulled over for using my cell phone. got a ticket too.
Post # 55
Never. Here you get points on your license for speeding (most common) but also dangerous activities, brakes not working etc. of course phone is 3 points, 12 points and you lose your license.
Having points on your license is looked down upon when applying for jobs.
Post # 56
I’m 28 and only been pulled over 2x in my lifetime. Once was when I was 17 and had my brights on (didn’t realize it). The 2nd time was for speeding, but I was reading a map at the time so he let me go with better directions.
Post # 57
cls9q: I am the same as you! Got a ticket every time! Been pulled over 4 times. 3 were speed traps (oops!) and 1 was because my tags were expired (oops again!). Haven’t gotten a ticket in about 3 or 4 years though, so I think I have become a better driVer and I am more conscious of my driving.
Post # 58
It’s interesting to hear the difference in driving record between the American bees and the English bees. It’s even more interesting to hear the difference in attitudes. It’s far more expensive and difficult to get a license in the UK than it is here in the US, and people tend to take it a lot more seriously. “Only” 7 mph over the speed limit would be pretty much an automatic ticket over there, and here we talk about the cop being a jerk trying to fill a quota. Don’t even get me started with the issues of driving while distracted (phones, maps, you name it).
Post # 59
Horseradish: the usual additional speed is 10% so 30 mph speed limit, a fine would be levied at 33+, it obviously gets more dubious as you get higher. If you were going 37 in a 30 it would be immediate points, that’s very fast for a slow speed limit.
to be honest I’m not completely sure what getting a ticket is, but here you just get the points, there’s no option of getting out of it UNLESS you take a speed awareness course, but it think this is only offered in certain cases.
Post # 60
cls9q: thankfully just the once for speeding. But I was in my nurse uniform so I got a ten minute lecture (that made me late and need to speed – needless to say I didn’t) but no ticket thank goodness!!!
But I’m the worst for going too fast in “slower zones” like 30-40mph I keep below higher limits, but 30 just seems so so slow!