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I have never had a ticket

May 10th, 2010 at 03:44 pm

I have been driving for a long time and I have never gotten a ticket.
My mother started teaching me how to drive when I was 12 years old. When she was young, women did not learn how to drive. When I got married the first time, my MIL and both of my husband's aunts, had never learned how to drive. I had to take them grocery shopping all the time.

By the time I was 14, I got my learner's permit. We use to drive from Florida to Virginia to visit my aunt, and my mother let me drive most of the way.

Back then, the speed limit was either 50 or 55, but the speed limit for trucks and semi's was only 45; so when you got behind one of them, you were stuck going 45. So, I never really drove very fast, plus we had no interstates back then. To the day, I will not drive on an interstate, if at all possible.

By the time I was 16 and got my driver's license, I had had 4 years practice and was a pretty good driver. I wish more young people had experience before they were allowed to drive.

Now, I have been driving for over 50 years and I have never had a ticket. I have never caused an accident.

It's funny, cause dh and I have almost always owned a corvette. He drove a 280Z when I met him and I had a triump spitfire. We both liked sporty cars.
After we got married, we decided we both just loved corvettes, so we traded in his car for a new corvette. That was in 1978.

This car was one of only 16 made that year that came into the dealership in primer only. The owner of the dealership had it painted a tu tone blue. (not a corvette color) We bought it new and still have it.
Of course, we also now have a yellow corvette and a brand new red corvette.
People ask me how fast it will go and I tell them, 50 miles per hour. That is about how fast I will drive. I guess that is why I have never gotten a ticket. Heck, I am not in a hurry to go anywhere. When you have a corvette, you just enjoy the drive.

3 Responses to “I have never had a ticket”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    I am the same way. Though I have always lived in a large metro area, and so drive the interstate everyday. But I will never go more than 5 mph over the speed limit. (That much over so I don't get ran over, sometimes). I don't see what the hurry is!

    That said, there is an intersection by my work with no left turn arrow lights. So, it's yield to turn left. I drive it every day and am well aware, but it is unusual enough that there are always accidents. I never go through the green until I am sure the left turners are yielding. & then I have to yield left at the next light, to get on the freeway. So one day, I am on the freeway and a cop pulls me over. Asks me what my hurry is. I am in the slow lane going like the speed limit. "Huh?" I had NO IDEA what she was talking about. She said something about yielding and I had gunned my vehicle. I had a red mustang at the time. I was very pregnant, looked at her blankly, and by some miracle she let me go. I didn't even realize until later that she thought I hadn't yielded back by my work! I can guarantee, I yielded, and I maybe gunned it a bit because the on ramp is short, and I didn't want to get ran over. (My vehicle was NOT a V6, which means I couldn't have accelerated very fast, if I tried). But I think it must have just looked different from whatever angle she was at. I was hardly driving recklessly, but she gave me a lecture about being more careful. LOL.

  2. scottish girl Says:

    I'm a new driver and I try to always stick to the speed limit. Last night a car overtook me when I was doing 40mph in a 40mph zone. He must have been doing 70-80! Then a motorbike overtook me! I was doing the speed limit, I don't know what their problem was.

    That's brilliant, hope I can say the same in 50yrs about my driving. Smile

  3. rob62521 Says:

    You saved money by not getting a ticket too!

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