- posted 12 years ago
This weekend, after delivering a bandsaw and a drill (metal content)
to a buyer in a neighboring state, I was stopped and fined by police
for driving 22 MPH over the speed limit. The reason for this is I was
not paying attention and the road was rather empty.
In any case, after posting the $130 fine, the officer told me that I
can avoid having a driving violation posted on my record, and I need to
talk to the chief of police. I called "the chief" today and he told that,
no problem, I can avoid it on my record if they convert it to a
"ordinance violation", with the fine for that beong $275 (over twice
This is still better than having this ticket on my record, but I
cannot help but feel that this "downgrade" process is just a way for
that small town to shake down motorists.