I got pulled over by a narc police car the other day, for making a 30 second phone call while at a red light, and hanging up before the light turned green.
So I pull over, park my car and turn it off. He approaches and asks for my license and registration, and tells me he pulled me over because I was on my phone at the red light, and that he should fine for my tinted windows, but he’ll let that go this time. Whatever, I cooperated to avoid being hassled, even though I fully disagree on receiving this ticket.
The previous two tickets I’ve gotten in the past 4 years have been a red light photo ticket, while I was on my way to snow valley at 6am for a nice day of snowboarding. After getting breakfast I approached a red light which I made a right turn on an empty street on a red light… which was the most expensive ($550) chicken shit ticket, which was also called off after I had already paid my ticket.
The second (somewhat) chicken shit ticket was in Sierra Blanca customs checkpoint 20 miles eastbound after El Paso Texas, for possession of drug paraphernalia. I posses a CA medical rec for medicinal mmj, so I legally buy medication. Texas has ZERO tolerance for drugs, so the Texas legislature can kiss my ass. I got detained and put into a cell to wait for an officer to come and write my $507 ticket (still cheaper than a red light).
Now this cell phone ticket? After a heated conversation with my friend who was even outraged for me, we were on the same page that this and previous tickets have been chicken shit! I agree you shouldn’t be on your phone and stuff WHILE DRIVING, if I am at a red light and hang up before green, I didn’t put anyone in danger, in any of my tickets as well.
I have a commercial drivers license, and I cannot have traffic tickets in my driving record, so I will be fighting this ticket because (1) this is an unjustified ticket, (2) I rather give my money to a lawyer than a government keeps on trying to fuck me over chicken shit tickets like this.
You take and take, but don’t give back.