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Richmond Jake

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Re: Oh the price of freedom.

H said:
Another frichen ticket
So if it's not too embarrassing, how many have you gotten?

I'll start: one moving violation for my entire driving career...40 in a 35 zone....I was a 17 yo....plenty of parking tix.

You know, this should probably be another thread....sorr
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Once got a boot on my car in pittsburgh for having over $400 dollars in tickets, those bastards. Got ticket for speeding and running red light there and I fought the law and I won. No tickets here because everybody runs red lights and stopsigns. Plus I use masstransit alot.
 

H

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Re: Re: Oh the price of freedom.

RichmondJake said:
So if it's not too embarrassing, how many have you gotten?

(snip)

You know, this should probably be another thread....sorr
I actually only have had three in my life, but this is the second in a row! My insurance just went up for the last one (driving with expired tags), so now it will go up again! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

And yes this would be a good other thread. Maybe our wonderful mod will make it happen :)

And the Mod did make it so. And the peasants did rejoice!
 

Tranplanner

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I've never gotten a ticket for a moving violation. I've had two parking tickets - one when I was moving into a new apartment and decided that I should block in the u-haul trailer "just in case". I cleared it with security, but still ended up with a ticket the next morning.

The other ticket I got in Montreal, where they seem to single out cars with Ontario plates. When I paid, I made the cheque out to the "Montreal Tourist Extortion Fund".
 

Richmond Jake

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Tranplanner said:
Ontario plates.
In my neck of the woods it seems like the residents from Alberta are some of the worst drivers I've seen....fast & erratic.
 

donk

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One speeding ticket - doing 145km/hr in a 110km/hr. Cop droped it to 124 so that I would not lose points/affect insurance. ($250 fine)

Two improperly registered motor vehicles. Both on purpose. I have found that if you forget to sign things, when they pull you over they charge you with that instead of the speeding ticket, especially if you act stupid. ($87.50 each time, both times pulled over for speeding) Can only use this once a year and only after you've renewed your registration.
 

Repo Man

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In my life I have gotten 6 speeding tickets. Three of them were in the first three months that I had my license. Needless to say, I lost my license 4 months after I received it. After I got it back I went almost 10 years with no tickets. I have also received not 1, but 2 "Illegal U turn tickets." One was bs and got dropped. They thought I was cruising. The other was legit.

I have also been pulled over 2 times for suspect reasons (they were looking for DUI tickets). Once I was going 27 in a 25 and they pulled me over. I had a couple drinks, but was nowhere near legal intoxication - they let me go when they figured that out. The other time they claimed I had a broken taillight, but really thought I was either drunk or buying cocaine at this known coke bar (I was unaware of this reputation). Once they gave be the Breathalyzer and the tests, they realized that indeed I had had only 1 beer and had no cocaine in my car. The officer's attitude changed and he told us that next time we went out in that City we should try some other bars and gave us directions to one of them. When I got home, I checked the tail light and it worked fine.
 

martini

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Just a coupla speeding tickets. I manage to get one every few years. Nothing ever really all that dumb, always JUST over the limit. Last one I got was $10 for doing 10 over in Fargo at 1:00 am. Cost more for the cop to pull me over and write the ticket than they made off the damn thing....
 

Seabishop

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No speeding tickets yet, although I've been pulled over and warned. I did get a ticket for hitting a parked police car on ice once though. And I got towed for having an expired registration. I thought it was stolen.

I found that people in Portland, OR drive very slowly and carefully. It was weird, like the laid back vibe there extended to their driving habits. They actually weren't trying to kill me.
 

mendelman

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I've had three traffic tickets in my life. One for doing 35 in a 25 zone, one for running a blinking red stoplight, and one for trying to beat a red light.

I have yet to get one here in Chicago. As with everyone else on the tollway, I generally go 70 mph instead of the 55 mph max.

Also, in the city the cops have more important things to worry about then people running lights or drifting through stop signs, but in my neighborhood, the meter maids are ruthless.

I can't wait to get to a place where I don't have to drive as much as I do now.
 

PlannerGirl

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*knocks on wood* no speeding tickets but a few parking tickets. They are evil those meter maids in the DC area.

In college I had gone to pick someone up at a dorm and left my flashers on in the loading zone. I was gone not 5 min and BAM there was a 100 buck ticket for parking in a loading zone. never mind the student handbook said you could do just what i did for 15 min for loading and unloading. I was peeved to no end. But i looked closer and they got my tag number wrong (dumb cop) so i got off free.
 

Queen B

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Two speeding tickets when I was less than 20. 15 mph over limit both times. Since I learned not to go that much over, no tickets.
I did get pulled over once because of suspicion of DUI. My friends lived a block behind the bar, my husband was working second shift and I was going to pick him up just as the bar closed. Going over a bridge, I was driving around the potholes in the road. At the end of the bridge the lights came on. As the officer was getting chewed for the condition of the road... he requested that I be on my way. I evidently was not drunk.
 

Cardinal

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I manage to average one for speeding about every four or five years. It is almost always for doing just over the limit, and in places where I thought the speed limit was higher. For instance, one (about a half mile from the state line - grrrr) was on an interstate where the limit dropped from 65 to 55. I was doing 67.

I am surprised to hear people would be fined for registration. I was ticketed twice for expired registration. The first was thrown out because I was ticketed in a parking lot, and the judge commented "as far as I know you don't have to have a car registered to have it parked." The second was dismissed when I showed the judge that the car was now registered.
 

ludes98

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10 speeding tickets in 12 years.

One was actually a criminal speeding violation which meant I was eligible for arrest at officer's discretion. Luckily it was the middle of the desert and the nearest jail was over an hour away. Took a plea in court and got a civil traffic violation, thankfully. Haven't had another ticket since the criminal violation 2 years ago.
 

SGB

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I've probably had about 6 speeding tickets over the last 20 years.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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RichmondJake said:
It's a known fact that, nationwide, meter maids eat their own (sorry meter maids).
Yeah they do. Thats the reason I got $400 dollars worth of illegal parking tickets. I even told one to go feed her mother.


EDIT - Unnecessary language editted out.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Rumpy Tuna said:
Yeah they do. Thats the reason I got $400 dollars worth of illegal parking tickets. I even told one to go feed her mother.


EDIT - Unnecessary language editted out.
Whats wrong with Dykes, we had a poll on them (sorry dykes).
 

Tranplanner

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It's all in the context my friend - you have no proof regarding the sexual orientation of meter maids, and it makes your comments unnecesarily hateful.

Thanks,
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Tranplanner said:
It's all in the context my friend - you have no proof regarding the sexual orientation of meter maids, and it makes your comments unnecesarily hateful.

Thanks,
It was a joke but I see, I just hate meter maids in general, they rot (sorry rotten stuff).
 

BKM

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I had one in the last year, prior to that, its been a few years-although I went through a brief period where I had three (an illegal left turn-another "tourist extortion" type sting) and a couple of others. The DMV even sent me a warning letter :(

My biggest gripe: Over-engineered streets. For example, in my town of residence, there is a main residential arterial. Huge street with four lanes, gentle curves plenty of good signt-lines. The set speed limit: 25 mph. Right! Absolutely ridiculous how we design street widths in this country.
 

JNA

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when I was in grad school in Denver, CO
I collected enough tickets to earn the Denver Boot
this almost financial wiped me out - I was that poor.
 

Suburb Repairman

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I've only gotten one ticket in the six years I've been driving, but have gotten plenty of warnings.

My one ticket was for 68 in a 40 when I was 16. It was below freezing and I had the convertible top down wearing my ski parka. Cops thought I was crazy and reduced my speed to 60. I was actually on my way to serve as a councilor at a Boy Scout day camp, but the cop didn't buy it. The best part was that my Eagle Award Ceremony was the same day as my court date, so I showed up in court with my full uniform. The cop felt a little guilty.

I worked at this little pizza place all through high school where cops ate all the time. Many of them would recognize me when they stopped me and would let me off with a warning.
 
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I've only gotten one speeding ticket and fortunately it did not go on my driving record.

I have a motherload of outstanding parking tickets on my old vehicle. Let them try to catch me if they can!! MUUWWWWHAAA
 

giff57

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Rumpy Tuna said:
Whats wrong with Dykes, we had a poll on them (sorry dykes).
Besides, we want to keep the areas outside the FAC more professional. If we scare all of the professionals away, all that will be left is us sick minded perverts..... (sorry sick minded perverts)
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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giff57 said:
Besides, we want to keep the areas outside the FAC more professional. If we scare all of the professionals away, all that will be left is us sick minded perverts..... (sorry sick minded perverts)
-Sorry I thought I was in the FAC. The meter maid thing just struck a nerve, thats all. Sorry professionals and sick minded perverts.
 

Zoning Goddess

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One speeding ticket, 70 in a 50 zone, late at night in the boonies. A bunch of my friends and I had been experimenting with new hairstyles and makeup, and I looked pretty freaky to the cop.

One improper lane changing. I was a kid, she was a middle-aged witch ranting about being late to work, I never got to give the cop my side. I was changing lanes on the interstate off-ramp and she came flying along the shoulder and hit me. My dad said just pay the ticket and let it go.

Both way in the distant past.
 

nerudite

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I just got a photo radar ticket in the mail yesterday. Damn!

Edmonton supposedly gets more money per capita from photo radar than any other city in Canada. And now I'm adding another $100 to their purse for going 16km over the limit. Doh!

[rant]What really burns me is that the speed limits up here are so low for the design of the street. The street I was driving on is 95 Ave in Edmonton: it is four lanes wide, with access roads on either side (therefore it is essentially 8 lanes wide). And what is the posted speed? 50km/h. Which is somewhere around 30 mph. I'm sorry, but with a wide open view and 8 lanes of traffic, of course people are going to speed... it's designed for much higher speeds. Okay, I'm done ranting now...
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SkeLeton

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50 km/h (31 mph) on a 4 lane wide street? Our urban maximum speed is 60 km/h.... (37 mph) and our highway maximum (4 lane highways) is 120 km/h (75 mph), the other routes is 100 km/h (63 mph)
I haven't had any tickets... because I haven't driven much (ok... I haven't driven at all) and my parents and my brother don't have tickets either...
 

Plannerbabs

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Pulled over three times--all for speeding--and have yet to get a ticket for it. Guess they just don't believe a diesel can go that fast....it's certainly not because I try to sweet-talk my way out of it, because I'm always livid that I've been caught, and it shows. When I do get a ticket, I will utterly deserve it. Got a bunch of parking tickets, though. Those are easy.
 

JNL

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Just the 1...

One speeding ticket and that's all. Was very lucky, 30 seconds earlier I was doing shall we say X + 70km/h (I won't say what my actual speed was), slowed for a corner and when I saw the cop I was doing X + 30km/h, put the brakes on and got clocked at X + 17km/h. Still quite an expensive ticket. Would've lost my licence if I'd passed the cop 30 seconds earlier.

I have never driven as fast since. I would like to get into car racing (V8 Supercars) some day so I can speed, legally, off-road.
 

tsc

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giff57 said:
Besides, we want to keep the areas outside the FAC more professional. If we scare all of the professionals away, all that will be left is us sick minded perverts..... (sorry sick minded perverts)
On this note, I come here not only for the lively chatter, but also as "a professional" for a planning resource. Although the FAC is meant for mindless ramblings, some of these subjects hang out on the home page under thread spotting. Threads such as lesbian poll I think really push the limit of what is appropriate for this website.

The planning field is very diverse and statistaclly at least 10 percent of Cyburbanites are gay and lesbians. And, the tendancy for many threads to divert to lesbians does disservice to a really great website.

On the subject of tickets,,,, never ever feed a meter or let a meter expire a minute in White Plains,,,, you will be fined... and it is painful.
 
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