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Nzoner
12-02-2004, 08:11 PM
Monday before last on the way to the Chiefs game a KCPD officer decided to pull me over and give me a ticket for speeding.

Just found out it's going to run me $280

Merry Christmas Nzoner :banghead:

Bowser
12-02-2004, 08:12 PM
$280? Shit! I guess it really is a bad thing to go 80 in a 35 zone!

Phobia
12-02-2004, 08:13 PM
$280? And Missouri roads look like they do?

Hell, for $280 a ticket, they should pave them in gold.

Jenson71
12-02-2004, 10:10 PM
Merry Christmas to myself, as well. My car key broke in half and now it's sitting all alone in Cedar Falls.

alpha_omega
12-02-2004, 10:15 PM
Just curious...exactly how fast is $280?

That seems awful steep, regardless of the speed.

Skip Towne
12-02-2004, 10:22 PM
Merry Christmas to myself, as well. My car key broke in half and now it's sitting all alone in Cedar Falls.
You left that poor 1/2 of a car key along the road with no means of defense? You animal!!!

Jenson71
12-02-2004, 10:27 PM
You left that poor 1/2 of a car key along the road with no means of defense? You animal!!!

I would never. The other half is safely tucked in the ignition. Deep in the ignition.

morphius
12-02-2004, 11:08 PM
Speeding ticket? I have heard of such things, but I thought people were joking...

Morphius
Searching for wood to knock on.

Boozer
12-02-2004, 11:10 PM
Jack took a long look at his speedometer before slowing down: 73 in a 55 zone. Fourth time in as many months. How could a guy get caught so often?

When his car had slowed to 10 miles an hour, Jack pulled over, but only partially. Let the cop worry about the potential traffic hazard. Maybe some other car will tweak his backside with a mirror. The cop was stepping out of his car, the big pad in hand.

Bob? Bob from Church? Jack sunk farther into his trench coat. This was worse than the coming ticket. A cop catching a guy from his own church. A guy who happened to be a little eager to get home after a long day at the office. A guy he was about to play golf with tomorrow.

Jumping out of the car, he approached a man he saw every Sunday, a man he'd never seen in uniform.

"Hi, Bob. Fancy meeting you like this."

"Hello, Jack." No smile.

"Guess you caught me red-handed in a rush to see my wife and kids."

"Yeah, I guess." Bob seemed uncertain. Good.

"I've seen some long days at the office lately. I'm afraid I bent the rules a bit -just this once."

Jack toed at a pebble on the pavement. "Diane said something about roast beef and potatoes tonight. Know what I mean?"

"I know what you mean. I also know that you have a reputation in our precinct "

Ouch.

This was not going in the right direction. Time to change tactics. "What'd you clock me at?"

"Seventy. Would you sit back in your car please?"

"Now wait a minute here, Bob. I checked as soon as saw you. I was barely nudging 65." The lie seemed to come easier with every ticket.

"Please, Jack, in the car."

Flustered, Jack hunched himself through the still-open door. Slamming it shut, he stared at the dashboard. He was in no rush to open the window.

The minutes ticked by. Bob scribbled away on the pad.

Why hadn't he asked for a driver's license?

Whatever the reason, it would be a month of Sundays before Jack ever sat near this cop again. A tap on the door jerked his head to the left. There was Bob, a folded paper in hand Jack rolled down the window a mere two inches, just enough room for Bob to pass him the slip.

"Thanks." Jack could not quite keep the sneer out of his voice.

Bob returned to his police car without a word. Jack watched his retreat in the mirror. Jack unfolded the sheet of paper. How much was this one going to cost?

Wait a minute. What was this? Some kind of joke? Certainly not a ticket. Jack began to read:

"Dear Jack, Once upon a time I had a daughter. She was six when killed by a car. You guessed it- a speeding driver. A fine and three months in jail, and the man was free. Free to hug his daughters, all three of them. I only had one, and I'm going to have to wait until Heaven before I can ever hug her again.

A thousand times I've tried to forgive that man. A thousand times I thought I had. Maybe I did, but I need to do it again. Even now. Pray for me. And be careful, Jack, my son is all I have left."
"Bob"

Jack turned around in time to see Bob's car pull away and head down the road. Jack watched until it disappeared. A full 15 minutes later, he too, pulled away and drove slowly home, praying for forgiveness and hugging a surprised wife and kids when he arrived.

Life is precious. Handle with care. This is an important message; please pass it along to your friends. Drive safely and carefully. Remember, cars are not the only things recalled by their maker.

Funny how you can send a thousand jokes through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the sanctity of life, people think twice about sharing.

Funny how when you go to forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it to them.

Pass this on, you may save a life. Maybe not, but we'll never know if we don't try.

May today there be peace within you. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. "I believe that friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly."

I got this in an email...it must be true.

Phobia
12-02-2004, 11:21 PM
I got this in an email...it must be true.

Normally, I'd let you off with a warning but I've already radioed it in. I'm sorry, I'm required to give you neg rep, now.

|Zach|
12-02-2004, 11:25 PM
Welcome to my world.

Boozer
12-02-2004, 11:26 PM
Normally, I'd let you off with a warning but I've already radioed it in. I'm sorry, I'm required to give you neg rep, now.

Hey, credit where credit is due. :shrug:

|Zach|
12-02-2004, 11:28 PM
I assume those inflated fees are lawyer fees not the actual ticket fine.

Nzoner
12-02-2004, 11:32 PM
Just curious...exactly how fast is $280?

That seems awful steep, regardless of the speed.


I assume those inflated fees are lawyer fees not the actual ticket fine.

Ticket was $180 the other $100 went to the attorney for knocking it down to keep the insurance and points from going up.

Either way it's $280 :mad:

Phobia
12-02-2004, 11:36 PM
Ticket was $180 the other $100 went to the attorney for knocking it down to keep the insurance and points from going up.

Either way it's $280 :mad:

Still - that's retarded. I remember paying $14 court costs and $2 each mile over the limit when I was a kid.

Last few tickets I've gotten have been over $150.

Pants
12-02-2004, 11:40 PM
I had to pay something like $120 or $140 for going 47 in a 30. I'm such a rebel.

KcMizzou
12-02-2004, 11:41 PM
Damn dude.. sorry to hear it. I guess tellin' me how long you'd gone without a ticket was bad karma. Next time knock on wood. :D

Skip Towne
12-02-2004, 11:42 PM
Ticket was $180 the other $100 went to the attorney for knocking it down to keep the insurance and points from going up.

Either way it's $280 :mad:
Sheee-it. Invest in a radar detector.

KcMizzou
12-02-2004, 11:44 PM
I got a $10 parking ticket Wednesday, for stopping to let my boys out in front of the school. Everyone does it, but I guess they're trying to put a stop to it.

The guy let me off easy. He said it could have been a $40 moving violation.... so I really can't complain.

Nzoner
12-02-2004, 11:45 PM
Still - that's retarded. I remember paying $14 court costs and $2 each mile over the limit when I was a kid.

Last few tickets I've gotten have been over $150.

Dude saw my Chiefs magnets on the truck etc. I figured he was either a Pats fan or thought he was gonna make a real bust with open containers etc.(thankfully,we hadn't popped any beers yet.)

On a positive note though I got to the gate early and was telling one of the attendants my sob story,I'll be damned if he didn't let me in for free.

|Zach|
12-02-2004, 11:46 PM
Hell my blinking red light non full stop put me back $230

Pants
12-02-2004, 11:47 PM
Hell my blinking red light non full stop put me back $230

No shit? ****in-a, man.

go bowe
12-02-2004, 11:47 PM
Still - that's retarded. I remember paying $14 court costs and $2 each mile over the limit when I was a kid.

. . .man, you must be really old...

KcMizzou
12-02-2004, 11:48 PM
Hell my blinking red light non full stop put me back $230 Jesus, that's insane.

Boozer
12-02-2004, 11:50 PM
On a positive note though I got to the gate early and was telling one of the attendants my sob story,I'll be damned if he didn't let me in for free.

So you're only down $260 net.
:hmmm:

Phobia
12-02-2004, 11:52 PM
man, you must be really old...

Nah - I just grew up in Iowa. It doesn't cost much to maintain gravel.

Nzoner
12-02-2004, 11:52 PM
Sheee-it. Invest in a radar detector.

I'm asking Santa for one at the mall this weekend.

Nzoner
12-02-2004, 11:55 PM
So you're only down $260 net.
:hmmm:

Now that i think about it $240 as one of my buddies had already given me a $20 to pay for parking.He told me to apply it to the ticket.

Hell,I'm feeling better already.

Phobia
12-02-2004, 11:55 PM
Sheee-it. Invest in a radar detector.

I go nowhere without one. Joe knows. :D

http://www.escortradar.com/images/x50_blue_360.jpg

go bowe
12-02-2004, 11:56 PM
Nah - I just grew up in Iowa. It doesn't cost much to maintain gravel.ROFL

well, one thing i can say about growing up in michigan is that we did have pretty good roads...

and it did use to cost about $2 a mile over the speed limit back in the mid-sixties in michigan, iirc....

Phobia
12-02-2004, 11:56 PM
I'm asking Santa for one at the mall this weekend.

Ask him for the Passport 8500.

Best on the market. Jamie and I vouch.

Pants
12-02-2004, 11:56 PM
I need one, but the good ones are hella expensive and the shit ones are - just that - shit.

Miles
12-02-2004, 11:58 PM
Ask him for the Passport 8500.

Best on the market. Jamie and I vouch.

Same on i have too. Saved my ass on many of accasions and doesnt false nearly as much as the cheaper ones.

Phobia
12-02-2004, 11:59 PM
I need one, but the good ones are hella expensive and the shit ones are - just that - shit.

I'll sell you a Rocky Mountain Radar Jammer/Detector for $50. I paid $500 4 years ago.

It's not pretty and the technology is older, but it's still better than the shit $99 ones.

Nzoner
12-03-2004, 12:00 AM
I go nowhere without one. Joe knows. :D

http://www.escortradar.com/images/x50_blue_360.jpg


No shit,Arrowhead isn't the only place you enjoy tailgating

Pants
12-03-2004, 12:07 AM
I'll sell you a Rocky Mountain Radar Jammer/Detector for $50. I paid $500 4 years ago.

It's not pretty and the technology is older, but it's still better than the shit $99 ones.

Thanks mang, but if I ever get one, it'll be the top of the line.

|Zach|
12-03-2004, 12:07 AM
No shit? ****in-a, man.
Yup...late at night...wasnt drinking...

Drove some friends who had a few to many home it was like 3 am. There was a four way stop in the middle of nowhere and I slowed down but did not make a full stop. That cop car was prob the only car within 2 miles of me at any direction. The officer smelled alcohal (from my friends being in there) and was sure I had been drinking...it was a good time.

Skip Towne
12-03-2004, 12:12 AM
I go nowhere without one. Joe knows. :D

http://www.escortradar.com/images/x50_blue_360.jpg
Yeah, the Passport is the best one. I've got it's little brother the Escort. And it cost me $300 in 1981 and still works great. It's saved me 10X that much in fines.

Pants
12-03-2004, 12:17 AM
Not like you need it anymore, driving 15 miles under speed limit and all.

ENDelt260
12-03-2004, 11:50 AM
Jack took a long look at his speedometer before slowing down: 73 in a 55 zone.

I got this in an email...it must be true.

Yep. If you hit a little girl at 55, she'll live.

ENDelt260
12-03-2004, 11:51 AM
I got a $10 parking ticket Wednesday, for stopping to let my boys out in front of the school. Everyone does it, but I guess they're trying to put a stop to it.

Do they want you to just slow down and kick them out the door?

"Tuck and roll!"

Skip Towne
12-03-2004, 12:40 PM
I need one, but the good ones are hella expensive and the shit ones are - just that - shit.
My first "Escort" I paid $300 for it new. I told a trucker buddy about it and he got me another one for the wife's car. Only $50 that time. He said all truck stops sell "used" radar detectors.