Thursday, February 28, 2013

How To Avoid Speeding Tickets

I am thankful to say that no one in our family has ever received a ticket for speeding. My Dad always mentions that in over 30 years of driving, he has never been given a california speeding ticket, or any other speeding ticket. It's something our family is proud of, and we all strive to uphold the "family tradition" of staying in the speed limit and avoiding tickets.

However, there is one funny story that we all enjoy sharing in occasion. In fact, almost any time our Dad mentions that he has never been pulled over for speeding, we are quick to remind him of the time he was almost ticketed for going too slow! About 8 or 9 years ago, our family was visiting friends in New York state. For some reason my Dad and I were driving somewhere; I don't recall what we were doing, just that it was only the 2 of us in the car, and we were headed back to the family's home where we were visiting. I think we had been getting some groceries, or possibly just getting a snack together (there's an amazing ice cream shop in New York that has really inexpensive double-dip cones!). Anyways, we were traveling through a school zone, so my Dad slowed to the posted 20 mph. The lights were flashing to show that school was in session, and so of course he followed the posted speed limit. About halfway through the school zone, a police officer pulled in behind us, with lights and siren on. My Dad pulled over to the shoulder, and awaited the officer's approach. When he walked up to the car, he informed my Dad that he had been driving too slow, and asked if everything was okay.  When we explained that the lights had been flashing for the school zone speed limit, he laughed and said that school wasn't even going on that day. For some reason the lights were on, but apparently since we weren't from that area, we didn't know school was out for the week! The officer was very kind about it, but we still like to tease that our Dad almost got a ticket for driving 20 mph in a 45 zone!

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