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5 days old..and my first ticket

45 miles over.. is that a bad thing?

$140 later..and online traffic school..thank god I drive the jeep like a grandmother because I could not afford it otherwise..

And by the way? I COMPLETELY blame every last person on this forum..

sun is out.. I have to drive..
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Lucky you, in some provinces you get your car impounded for a week for that much over and I suspect the fine is well over the $200 mark!!
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Ha! Only 45 over, and I thought you were actually speeding. LOL.
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45 over? 70 plus 45 over here would have meant an obligatory court appearance and probablya licence suspension for 6 months or more. Start looking at Ł1000 ( $1500 ) fine.

The trick is to NOT get caught!!
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This is probably why "they" left the commonwealth! Yes, as stated above, here in Ontario 45mph over would be ~75kph over - car gone for a week, immediate license suspension, lots of points, insurance up...

My only question/hope, is that it was on a divided highway and not on a street...

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It didn't help that I cut him off to begin with ... I wasn't paying attention..AT all . Usually I can see fuzz a mile a way. Thanks to my spotless driving history, I pay the fine, I perform an online driving school class and it won't go on my record. We're on a 3 strikes your out rule here.

You drive it like you stole it people are going to be a BAD BAD influence on me..


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Did you give the officer the old story "gee officer, it's a brand new car to me and I didn't realize how fast I was going........" and he didn't buy that? I guess 45 over is quite a lot. If you were driving on a free way marked 65 mph limit, that means you would have been going 110 mph, or in a residential area marked at 25 mph that means you would have been doing 70 mph.......... sweetie, that's pretty fast.

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Don't we have a ticket kitty enforce here to pay for these nonsensical acts of law enforcement jealousy?

Just remember Chicago people, the next pot hole you see fixed, was thanks to me! Onto the next...SO worth it !!


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Welcome to the world of city cops looking for free money! (honey).
If you continue to push the envelope, you might consider a Valentine 1. Although 45 over could be spotted by a blind ass.
Best Wishes, and do be careful.
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speed limiter

Just incase i get blamed again....check and see if your model has a speed limiter on the cruise control stalk.....at least until you get used to the car ,it could be a licence saver......
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Are you REALLY not gona tell us the sorted details of this thing.................


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There wasn't much to tell.. I cut him off doing 100 in a 55 on the highway. I was going with the flow of traffic..ish.. I guess I'll figure out cruise control next..such a bother ..HA!

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better than doing 70 in a school zone. In New York....I'd probaby get "time".


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Sorry to rain on your parade, but I don't think getting a ticket for driving 45 m.p.h. over the speed limit is anything to brag about. It's just not responsible driving and could lead to someone else getting injured or even killed.
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frankly I'm amazed I havent gotten one yet!! have done bursts of 100 or so on freeway..oops


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Mary Kay got a ticket when she got hers also!
$140.00 ticket...mine was $270.00 +- for going 23 over! Ruined my day at the mall! That'll wipe the SLK smirk right off one's face.

Keep in mind that 'sports cars' are a target for the cops...on I95 about 5 or 6 cars (one was a SLK) zoomed around me, a state trooper sat just over a rise...the ONLY car that got pulled over was...yup, the SLK and he wasn't even in the lead!
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Lol

Gmon-you most certainly would

Lew-you cannot rain on my parade dear-im a benz owner and the ticket thread was for pure humor purposes. Although I guess if you like lecturing people you're in the right place to do so. None the less, I didn't get one today.. perhaps I've slowed down

Rhart your day is coming baby!

Simply im sorry to hear it, that would have killed my shopping buzz too!

All it takes is one ticket people, this gets really expensive really quickly ..

/shifting back into cruise mode
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