Friday, February 23, 2007
"Did you know you were going 45 in a 30?"
That is what the police officer said to me on my way to work yesterday. Which is crazy - if you know me, you know I don't speed! I am the queen of car safety - i wear my seat belt even if I am driving the car from the front of the house to the back of the house. I have been pulled over one time in my life (yes, it is short, but still!) It was because we were in Chicago and our tabs were expiring that month - so we were pulled over. I was driving down Lexington, just coming out from under the train bridge that runs over Lexington (right next to Jessamine Street in the Como Area) when I saw the lights flash. He pulled out and got behind me - I pulled over thinking he was going to pass me, when he stopped right behind me. All I could think was "what did I do??" He came to my window and asked me if I knew I was going 45mph in a 30 - I said "no" he then said "do you think you were going 45 in a 30?" again, I said "no" he wrote me out a ticket and proceeded to tell me how I can dispute it or since my driving record is clean, I can go down and request the ticket to be suspended. If you pulled me over and wrote me a ticket, why would you tell me I can have it suspended?? It's so frustrating, I got a $170.00 ticket for something I KNOW I didn't do. You can bet I will be going down to the courthouse to request it be suspended - which is easier to do than disputing it, I would assume.