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View Poll Results: How many speeding tickets?
0, i'm lucky! 24 40.00%
only a couple 15 25.00%
several 9 15.00%
about half a dozen 8 13.33%
around a dozen or so... 2 3.33%
too many to remember! 2 3.33%
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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-15-2004, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
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How many speeding tickets have you had?

Also tell us in how many years!

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post #2 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-15-2004, 12:54 AM
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How many speeding tickets have you had?

At least 15 speeding/excessive speeding, another 10+ for various other things (excessive noise, dangerous driving, failure to yield, failure to obey traffic signal, improper lane changes, no seatbelt, accelerating too fast from a stoplight, blah blah blah) in the last 10 years since i got my license.

My license was also pried from my hands 6 different times for the above reasons, as well as a couple for driving while suspended, and once for driving while under court order against which also included a breach of probation against being found in the driver's seat at any time of any vehicle. The lengths of the suspensions varied from 6 weeks to 20 months.

The last ticket I got was in September of this year. I was doing 114 kmh in a 90 kmh, which was what the other traffic was doing - but I was the unlucky one to get caught.

In my defense, I have slowed down considerably since my Days of Indestructibility.

I have tallied a conservative estimate of how much I have paid in traffic fines, driver point penalties, court fees, court fines, and laywer's fees to be over $24,000.

Am I learning my lesson? Gradually.

My most important tip for those of you who have an acute and hard-to-tame lead-foot: Find a laywer and slap down a retainer.

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post #3 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-15-2004, 01:00 AM
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How many speeding tickets have you had?

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I feel blessed you live out on the west coast :P haha. I obey all traffic laws (stop signs, signalling, intersection lights, etc, etc) except for speeding which I do not as an exception but rather as the rule. In fact, I hardly ever drive at the speed limit. I guess I am incredibly lucky never to have been caught.

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post #4 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-15-2004, 01:11 AM
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How many speeding tickets have you had?

well......I got a warning once with my parents 98 camry. does that count?
I was doing about 120km/h and he only said I was about 80-90km/h
it was last new year, I was drivng home from my gf's place and I didn't notice any car behind me, cuz it was rainning at night and I think he turned off all his lights when following me
but I guess he started to follow me when I ran 2 stop signs with out stopping....

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post #5 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-15-2004, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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How many speeding tickets have you had?

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At least 15 speeding/excessive speeding, another 10+ for various other things (excessive noise, dangerous driving, failure to yield, failure to obey traffic signal, improper lane changes, no seatbelt, accelerating too fast from a stoplight, blah blah blah) in the last 10 years since i got my license.

I have tallied a conservative estimate of how much I have paid in traffic fines, driver point penalties, court fees, court fines, and laywer's fees to be over $24,000.
Holy smokes. :shock:

No wonder your icon totally represents what kinda driver you are! :P

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post #6 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-15-2004, 01:50 AM
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pulled over 22 times, 5 tickets, 5 years.
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post #7 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-15-2004, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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pulled over 22 times, 5 tickets, 5 years.
Only 5 tickets outta 22 times? Tell us your secret!
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post #8 of 64 (permalink) Old 12-15-2004, 03:58 AM
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How many speeding tickets have you had?

One warning, zero tickets, and I've been driving for 6 years, over 100,000 miles. Oh, and I speed a lot. Knock on wood, because I have no intention of getting a ticket ever.
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How many speeding tickets have you had?

2 years on my own, plus one year with my parents in the car. No tickets, pulled over once for a headlight that was out due to a hit and run on my car while it was parked. I have, um, evaded a couple of times though. Never really full blown ran from the cops, a la OJ, but I've blown past speed traps and then busted out of there down all sorts of side streets/parking lots/etc.

Enjoy your spahgetti, you're very rude.


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How many speeding tickets have you had?

I've been driving since I was 16. I am 22 now. Never got a speeding ticket....knock on wood....but plenty of parking tickets.... :rtfm:


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