You’re Going to Get a Traffic Ticket Soon Click for link to article.
Ah, the budget crisis…
Fortunately, I fall into the same category as the author’s father-in-law. Not a single moving violation yet in my 10+ years of driving. But how much longer are we going to be safe from the inevitable traffic ticket? Especially since the economy is still “recovering” (stabilizing or still in the tubes, pick your perspective)?
I almost feel as though I’m jinxing myself by admitting I’ve never received a ticket. Well, that’s not necessarily true. There was that one incident with a Los Angeles meter maid, but that’s story’s for another time and besides, it was not a moving violation.
Most interesting about the article? The ticket “hauls.” I think its crossed everyone’s mind at least once that traffic officers have either a quota or goal they need to meet or exceed by the end of the week/month/quarter etc. But I’m sure if you ask any cop, none will admit to it.
Also, the speed “cushion” we all know and love? This has been reduced to about 2mph (the margin of error of the speed scanners). Offenses that used to warrant just a warning like a broken tail light, now ticketable. All in the name of “making streets a better place,” right?
I’m guilty of driving and texting, eating, coffee-sipping, makeup applying, ipod scanning and aggressive driving. It’s a wonder why I haven’t gotten pulled over yet. Maybe its my awesome behind the wheel skills while multitasking or I’ve been extremely lucky. I think its more of the latter. Please understand I’m not saying doing anything else but concentrating on the road while driving is ok, I am certainly not condoning it. These are my bad habits that I am try to curb.
One things for sure, after reading this article I know my spotless driving record maybe hanging the balance, multitasking or not.