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bah! waste of $333!

May 18th, 2010 at 12:43 am

DF got a speeding fine last week, driving on the highway. Argh! It's unfortunate, that is the only thing. I'm not going to say it's unfair, obviously. DF even says the same. He was doing the wrong thing and had to suffer the consequences. But it still bites. Essentially, while he *was* doing the wrong thing, he was actually doing the right thing while doing the wrong thing (confused?) - he was moving out of the way of a motorbike which was tailgating him. It was safer on all counts to go slightly faster and let the pushy biker fly off into the distance. But at the time he didn't tell the police officer, because he didn't want to sound like he was making excuses - even though the officer asked him if there was a reason he was speeding! Geeze, DF! *sigh*

Anyway, it's 4 points off his license (a full license has 12 - DF isn't sure how many he has as he got a fine last year which also had 3 points, and no one can tell us exactly how long it takes for the points to get put back - we think it's either 2 or 3 years.) and $333 fine. We know two other people who got fined on the same day, and on the news apparently it was a 'speeding enforcement day' which basically means every able bodied policeman was out with their speed guns.

On other, more exciting news, I only have two and a half months until I get my full license! I was on my provisionary license for 3 years (as is everyone when they first get their license) and I stupidly got a speeding fine (on a highway) and had to do a 12 month good behaviour period, which only allowed me 1 point (which basically means, do anything other than run a stop light and you're screwed). That 12 months is nearly up! And I think it's safe to say I'm a granny driver now and forever. I think everyone should do a 12 month good behaviour period - it really does teach you a lot, you have no leeway whatsoever. And it's not just driving matters that it makes you think about - because I can't go a little faster on the highway, ever, it means I have no option of ever running late. So I have to be organised. Smile I guess you just have to look at it in the way that the glass is half full, LOL.

1 Responses to “bah! waste of $333!”

  1. Frugaltexan75 Says:

    That does stink about the fine/ticket.

    Congrats on nearly being back to a full license.

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