My answer date to this infraction is 2/15/08. I had two choices, to pay the amount due ($156), or plead not guilty. Now pleading not guilty could possibly require a court appearance. Was I traveling at 52 mph in a 35 mph zone? The speedometer read 50 mph when I spotted Officer 'R'. I work 45 hours a week, do I have time to spend a large portion of a day in court? Nope! And I just don't like unfinished business and I want to 'fix' things ... so the check to the Centralized Infractions Bureau is in the mail. It's over!
But how easily I forget! What is going to stop me from 'picking up the pace' in the future? I have created AUTO ART for me! A little visable reminder of the consequences of my speeding that hangs from my dashboard. A copy of my ticket altered with some of my favorite things ...
a quote from a friend upon hearing of my plight ...
"Speed Demon - Slow Down"
golden wings to remind me to never drive faster than my Guardian Angel can fly
two little black bats, so I will not drive like a "bat out of hell"
and tiny charms each with their own special meaning (the silver Celtic harp from my Mom's charm bracelet is my favorite, maybe she will help me slow down)
the reminder of the $156 fee really hurts and just forces my foot to the brake ...
and last but not least, a picture of me in a sleeveless lime green dress with a hat. Note the expression of surprise on my face, "No officer, I do NOT know why you stopped me!" (it's totally NOT me ~ I don't even own a sleeveless lime green dress!)
(the pictures aren't the best, but you get the idea)