Yesterday I got the thing every driver dreads – a ticket. And I know everybody says this, but my ticket was complete bullshit.
I was driving around running some errands and apparently the street I was driving on is considered a highway, even though it went through the middle of town, had a speed limit of 35 mph, and had lots of stoplights, etc. Basically, there was no way you would know it was a highway, because it wasn’t even called a highway on street signs, it was called a street. Anyway, I needed to pull into a store across the street so I pulled into a turning lane, with my signal on, and pulled into the parking lot. A minute later, I’m about to get out and a cop is standing by my door.
Do you want to guess what my ticket was for? It wasn’t for speeding. It wasn’t for failing to indicate a turn. It was for outdated registration or anything like that. It was for turning left on a highway and crossing a double yellow line, even though I was in the middle turning lane! Wtf, right?
Here is a diagram of my turn.
I have a really annoying physical reaction to anger and authority figures, so of course I start crying while the cop is writing up my ticket, which just makes me more angry. I’m pretty sure I looked amazing when the cop gave me the ticket because I was both crying and really pissed and trying to keep my composure.
So if you were a judge, would you let me go?