Sunday, May 13, 2012

Traffic tickets!! (by anon)

I have recently found yet another thing that is worthy of pissing me off. Traffic tickets!  I do not believe that there is really a rhyme or reason sometimes as to what penalty you are slapped with when the cops get involved. So it was about two weeks ago now and I found myself driving in front of my friend on Main Street trying to get to my parents' house for the weekend. The roads had been wet and now it was beginning to snow and get colder outside. I was going super slow and gave like 8 car lengths in-between myself and the car in front of me. Needless to say, I was being super careful. All of the sudden the truck in front of me swerves and just barely dodges these three stopped cars in front of him, which I am now able to see. I have more than enough time to react but the only problem is that my car will not respond at all: i'm on solid ice. So I am sliding for what seems like forever and all I can do is close my eyes and brace for impact. I hit the car the last car in the pileup. Now anyone who has been in an accident before know how it all plays out so I will skip ahead to my true frustration. The cops have arrived and talked to all of us (myself last). In the end they decide to give ME and me alone a ticket when the two cars in front of me did the same thing. I got a ticket for a 4 points and $130 or so in fines.

Apparently I was going "too fast for conditions"!?! I was later told that I received the ticket essentially because I was the last one to enter the pileup. Had another car then hit mine, I would have twice the damage but been off the hook for a ticket and loss of points. This makes no sense to me and I am super peeved about it. Its like they spin a wheel to see who will get a ticket and for what, all conflicting evidence aside. There needs to be better investigations done at the scene of accidents. This indefinite ticket rule needs to be done away with because not every situation is so black and white.

Critically Pissed Student


  1. That is just the way the cookie crumbles. Anytime you hit someone from the rear you were going too fast for road conditions. Pat your fine and have a beer.

  2. Dude, you mean pay your fine and have a cup of tea. Its more relaxing and the semester is over.

  3. Stay calm with cops or it'll be worse:)