November 11, 2008
I abhor speeding tickets but I get excited driving. While driving itself is not that sensational, driving fast is. There seems to be a prominent problem with this; it is called speeding tickets. Nothing ruins the driving spirit like a thieving traffic ticket.
I was offended by a speeding ticket once while traveling the Oregon Coast for going 40 over the limit! Despicable I tell you. Obviously I am not the sole vehicle operator who has unwillingly accepted one of those moving violations for speed limit signs that are unjustly situated; as was my case on a road trip with my husband a couple years ago.
Certainly this meant nothing to the OHP who stopped me for speeding. I cannot even begin to relate to you how bothered I get when the cop asks why they stopped you. I believe they receive gratification out of asking that poignant phrase. Coincidentally they have a duty to ask you this so you ignorantly declare you did it. How is it a crime? If you weren’t meant to treat it like a rental (make sure you get the $1 renters insurance) then why do they make vehicles that drive faster than the average speed limit? I believe it is a government cover up!
Fight speeding tickets by finding the loopholes in the system! A seemingly reasonable speeding ticket is just a cover up for its true colors. The system will see to it that you consistently get ordained to appear in court amidst working hours so that you continue to lose more mullah. Now your nominal infraction has inevitably turned into a $200 plus ticket. There is no good associated with speeding tickets. So I encourage fighting speeding tickets every time.
It would seem if you have big boobies you have an eminent chance of entertaining a warning rather then a full on ticket, well that is if you are lucky enough to get stopped by a boy highway patroller. This is a factual story. I was flying down some side street in California and I was stopped for passing on a double yellow, facing on coming cars, which this particular one ironically for me, happened to be a light green cop car, going 90 in a 35mph zone, with a Washington driver’s license, a vehicle registered in California, and auto insurance in Arizona!
Now I fancy that I got off with a warning because of my good looks, but considering all those violations which were fascinatingly clear, I got lucky because he could not demonstrate that I was speeding. I mean he did not have a measuring device; he could not have been able to pace me and speed was not being checked by air radar in that area either so really he had no means to prove anything for his defense.
After flipping through this book I received from a friend on vanquishing speeding tickets, reflecting back on it I can say it was defiantly the inability to present satisfactory evidence that got me off the hook, not my boobies. I rarely ever get as lucky as before but now I am positive I have a viable argument with regards to my tickets being abridged or voided.
I probably won’t get that lucky again and my driving history is not entirely exuberant, so I have to pay a fortune to insure my car and I have ill reservations towards traffic school. How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop? Are you kidding me! It is like being in a really bad motivational seminar. Besides, I know the rules of the road I just have some conflicts when it comes to obeying them. Like sex, I know that not doing it is the best way of fortifying yourself against STDs but I would rather use protection!
Someone tell me please! How does a person manage to receive a speeding ticket going 8mph? Slugs can walk with more oomph than that! No doubt not driving is most apparent decision to evade pink slips but if you are impatient like me you just cannot for the life of you stand driving stuck behind some lady named Formelda Hyde in a Ford Taurus with a Golden Girl riding shotgun.
Long story short, destroying the dishonorable speeding ticket is cake if you know where to find the information you need to beat it.
Filed under Speeding Tickets by MIsha
In order to be courteous to a fellow driver, one first has to be mindful of them… to acknowledge them… isn’t that true? The dictionary uses the locution “consideration toward others” to depict politeness.
Let’s ponder this for a moment, shall we? The more you move on towards being a master driver, the easier it is to observe that the common denominator to defensive driving is your awareness of what’s occurring beyond your car perimeter.
Most all the issues, minus one, that can transform one into an evil driver rotate around actions inside the car. Cell phone calls, passengers, and writing email, listening to music… all this is what distracts you from paying attention.
The other part is your attitude. Think over it, if you are browned off with something, a driver’s seat is not the best spot to be and you should be self-aware enough to adjust your driving behavior till you calm down, or not drive at all. Your measure should always be politeness.
If you are courteous then a lot of good things are occurring in that CPU in your braincase. When you are courteous, you are focusing on what’s going on outside your car. You are also paying attention to other drivers’ needs, which is as decent as it gets. There are piles of opportunities on the routine journey around town to be respectful to fellow drivers. They may not invariably notice your courtesy, but they usually do. In my extensive experience those little benignities you distribute to complete strangers usually get returned to you by other complete strangers as if by magic… kind of cool actually. You out of the blue notice drivers letting you into tight places when earlier they acted up like jerks… magic I advise you.
If you will simply risk to be as respectful as possible to other drivers for five days, I foretell you will be astounded. It actually changes your whole view on driving while at the same time distinctly identifying you as a bona fide crackerjack. Who among us doesn’t aspire to be a crackerjack?
What winds up occurring, is that you soon find yourself chasing chances to give the other driver a break, which leaves you feeling great about your deeds. It also focuses you… pay attention here… focuses you beyond the bubble in your car. You are concentrating on what’s occurring out there much more, when you risk to be courteous to other drivers.
This little practice in human relations can catapult you from an average driver to an expert in no time. So… you if you wish to be an expert driver, it’s that easy… just cut the other driver some slack. Even if they don’t acknowledge it, you will be a better human being and a better driver for doing it.
Filed under Defensive Driving by MIsha
Many states, Texas and Florida chief among them, have promoted the development of defensive driving courses. States have incentivised the private sector to develop these tuition based training facilities, by offering what amounts to moving violation credits. In many jurisdictions, this means you can have that speeding ticket wiped out in exchange for going to school. Some of these institutions even offer to let your learn over the internet instead of spending your Saturday sitting in a classroom.
Ticket income is a major cash cow for most states. To give a share of this up in exchange for education indicates the schools really work. There has been mounting pressure for more and better driver education for two primary reasons. The death rate from automobile accidents has gotten out of control … especially in the under 25 age group. These deaths and the accompanying collision costs, are putting a big dent in insurance companies profitability as well as their ability to provide affordable insurance.
Whether you got your drivers license last week or 40 years ago it’s impossible to ignore the risks we some drivers take. Not only with their lives but also sometimes with ours. It’s pretty natural to spot a dangerous driver. So, it is also likely you can tell right from wrong on the road. What we all need to focus on more, is that small patch of our brain cells that links knowing with doing.
Many of life’s challenges can be easily and successfully tackled if we learn to add a bit of pride in ourselves to the task at hand. You will quickly notice that you drive better if you are proud of your driving.
Driving a car is one of life’s ultimate freedoms. You can go virtually anywhere. Speed is exhilarating even under the speed limit. The rush of freedom emotions can cause drivers… especially younger ones… to lose track of their environment. It’s important to remember there are a lot of other people out there on the road with you.
When you realize that many of those other drivers you are out there with are amateurs and may well represent a serious danger to you and your passengers… is usually when the light goes on and you start to change your driving habits for the better.
We hope you get a good grasp of this simple and effective tool of pride in what you do. If you do than you will become an excellent driver quickly and stay one for the rest of your days.
There is a definite relationship between how well you drive and how long you live. There is also a specific correlation to how high your insurance premiums are. If you can live longer and pay less then you’re a winner and a great example to your fellow drivers. Even if you completed TX defensive driving course.
Filed under Defensive Driving by MIsha