The Stupidest Traffic Ticket of All Time!

November 22, 2010

From a Childhood Friend…

I started off my Monday by getting th e world’s stupidest traffic ticket.  I got a ticket for “improper lane position making a right turn“.  Say WHAT?  The cop who pulled me over asked me if I knew why he was pulling me over. Having an attorney for a friend, (and FRANKLY even if I didn’t have a lawyer friend) it was super-easy to say: “I have no idea”.

Apparently, at the prior intersection, the major 4-lane city thoroughfare has a very short, but paint-marked right turn lane.  The officer argued that I did not get COMPLETELY over into that lane before I turned right.  Now, as a seasoned driver, I am the first one to always do that as it annoys the crap out of me when “new” or “clueless” drivers don’t pull to the side when approaching a right turn. Anyway, that was what he was all bent out of shape about!

You have got to be kidding me – he has to be behind in his quota for this month or the cities’ almost bankrupt condition is causing “pressure” to run down-hill like that saying…

What I wanted to say was: “Look officer, on any given day, if you followed me could probably nail me for speeding as I have a terrific BMW and it is a bottle rocket – but “improper position making a right turn?

I’m gonna FIGHT this one!