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How do you go 71 in a 40 zone? 40 mph zones are usually fairly residential/commercial. You must have really been zipping around other cars to achieve this speed. A little unsafe?
 

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The one and only ticket that ever went on my record, which was like over 10 years ago, went like this:

I was caught doing around 13 over the limit. I got the ticket and appeared in court the date it stated. I pleaded guilty to the judge and she told me ~$45. I asked her if that was the total amount due and she said yes.

I was amazed. The ticket itself was over $100 and I figured she was just citing the court costs. I went up and paid the cashier right then and there. Easiest thing ever!

Let me knock on some wood, but I haven't been caught speeding since, though I typically do 5 over, never more than 10.
 

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Lesson here is......... No Speeding = No Wasted Cash.
 

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This is nothing. When I was 19 (6 years ago), driving my '98 GT, I was screwing around with this small tow-truck driver who was tailgating me on the freeway. I exited but he started to follow me. I figured he was pissed and honestly I was a bit scared so I floored it, ended up doing 100 on a 45 on the road by my house, and 90 in a 35 on the next road. It was almost midnight so I didn't even pass any other cars. He was pretty far back by then. Soon I blew through a stop sign on the next road and a cop driving the opposite way did a 180 and pulled me over. A minute later the truck driver caught up and got out and talked to the cop. The cop said the truck driver had notified the police via dispatch of my speeding. He asked how fast I was going and I went fully honest and admitted to 100. He said he could very well have my car towed and me taken to jail. Went to his car and came back, and said he'd give me the option of a ticket of reckless driving, or a ticket of going through a stop sign. (WOW). So I got out of there with just that.

Now the funny part is I STILL decided to go to court (can't hurt right?). The cop showed, and he told the judge what happened. I told the judge the only reason I was driving so fast was because I felt I was being followed (the truth, though I probably didn't have to go 100 to get away lol) which the judge believed since it did fit with how the officer said the truck driver was "attempting" to track me. The judge REDUCED the ticket to impeding...which is not even worth points here in MI. He was like "so we're letting you off VERY easy aren't we?"

Yeah I'm very lucky for that.
 

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How do you go 71 in a 40 zone? 40 mph zones are usually fairly residential/commercial. You must have really been zipping around other cars to achieve this speed. A little unsafe?
Residential zone is all 25 here in AZ it's probably different in GA. 40 is way too fast for residential.
 
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