Today, I was running late. I saw a green light and went straight instead of my usual left turn enroute to daycare. I went down a different road going west that was a huge hill. I was the only car on the road and I flew down the hill with no thoughts of speed limit and barely even thinking about driving.....
Sure enough at the bottom of the hill I was greeted by a police officer - my first thought, "why is he standing in the middle of the road?" OOPS.....how fast was I going down that hill. I'm getting a ticket. I had flashbacks of riding with my Grandma while she got several tickets and I immediately started with the excuses...."I have to get my little girl to daycare before I go to work at the hospital, it's been a rough morning, I'm running late, this isn't my usual route.....etc"!
He said, "do you know the speed limit on this road?"
My reply "isn't it 35 mph like the other roads around here?"
He said, "no, it's 25 mph and this is what I clocked you at" as he turned he lovely radar gun into my view.
40 MPH.....I wouldn't have been surprised if it had said 50....it's a HUGE hill.
The longer he was gone with my license, the more I was hoping for a warning. Nope, ticket, but at least he knocked it down to 5 mph over the limit. Damn Speed Trap!
He also asked me what I did at the hospital - I was honest, would the outcome have been different if I replied with nurse, ICU doctor, trauma surgeon?
I deserve a ticket daily the way I drive to and from work. I will slow down and I will never drive down 900 S ever again!!!! He and his motorcycle were hiding behind a tree....that's just rude!