So, I am 53 years old and have had one ticket in my lifetime in Phoenix for a waste of finite resources which didn't go against my record and the fine was affordable. If I had received a ticket in Arizona, I could go to traffic school and it would go away. However, I live in Washington state and the ticket cost $113 and in order to have it not go on my record, I would have to pay $150 which is out of the question.
The bad thing is, I drive the road I got the ticket on several times a month, I know the speed limit and I was so busy talking to my son and DIL about the area, I wasn't paying attention. Of course being a retired dispatcher, I pulled over the minute I saw the lights, had all my information and admitted I had no reason at all for speeding.
Instead of citing me for the 15 miles over the speed limit, the officer gave me a ticket for 2 over but with me not working due to surgery and taking care of my mom most of October, it may as well have been a million dollar fine.
I am embarrassed and my husband is justifiably upset.
I don't think there is ever any good time to get a ticket, but I feel really red faced and pretty stupid!