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Have You Ever Attended Traffic School?

Freshwire 2013/02/14 23:34:20
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Most of us do our best to follow the rules when we're on the road, but life happens. Maybe you were running late to a meeting, risked going a few miles per hour over the speed limit, and got caught; maybe you didn't realize there was a "No Right on Red" sign and went for it, even though you know there was a police car right behind you. Even talking on your phone can get you in trouble in most states.

Whatever your experience with getting (or avoiding) traffic tickets, we want to hear about it. If you have a minute or two, take our 8-question poll, and feel free to explain yourself in the comments section! It's rarely a simple story.
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  • Holly 2013/03/18 16:41:04
    Yes
    Holly
    +1
    24 hours of driving school was required before getting a license!

    24 driving school required license
  • paramoo 2013/03/01 18:14:41
    Yes
    paramoo
    yup and I got this grumpy old man as my instructor
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2013/03/01 01:28:11
    Yes
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    Twice.
  • CKarliner 2013/02/27 21:27:06
    Yes
    CKarliner
    Yep, wasn't a lot of fun but I deserved it.
  • Kezzi Morris 2013/02/25 18:02:39
    No
    Kezzi Morris
  • Curmudgeon 2013/02/24 15:23:04
    Yes
    Curmudgeon
    +2
    You have to where I live if you want to drive legally.
  • David (oYo) 2013/02/24 11:46:21
  • Yousur 2013/02/24 08:36:26
    No
    Yousur
    +2
    no what the hell's that????
  • knybee 2013/02/24 08:11:40
    Yes
    knybee
    +1
    This is just one more way for this government to practice it's love of money. The reality of this life is supposed to be that if you do something wrong you should pay the penalty. But the government says no to that supposition. As adults we admit our mistake and pay the fine. But rather than treat us with the respect that we deserve (seeing that all have sinned, even those holier than thou police officers), they must punish us more by treating us like ignorant children. We must pay the fine and more. It is then to be blindly accepted by us as just a coincidence that they have to set up another bureaucracy paying more government employees to "take care of the situation" by teaching us adults how to behave. So there are not only the "teachers" in the set up class, but also the behind the scenes employees to run the show, and then the cost of the needed supplies (i.e. computers, paper, the building power costs, lawyers, etc). This creates more government workers that have to be paid with our tax dollars because the fines do not cover the full expenses. Which punishes us a third time. We not only pay the fine, but we attend the class, and then pay the taxes. This, no matter what they purport, is not justice. But they have porposely set up, like in every area of this government whe...
    This is just one more way for this government to practice it's love of money. The reality of this life is supposed to be that if you do something wrong you should pay the penalty. But the government says no to that supposition. As adults we admit our mistake and pay the fine. But rather than treat us with the respect that we deserve (seeing that all have sinned, even those holier than thou police officers), they must punish us more by treating us like ignorant children. We must pay the fine and more. It is then to be blindly accepted by us as just a coincidence that they have to set up another bureaucracy paying more government employees to "take care of the situation" by teaching us adults how to behave. So there are not only the "teachers" in the set up class, but also the behind the scenes employees to run the show, and then the cost of the needed supplies (i.e. computers, paper, the building power costs, lawyers, etc). This creates more government workers that have to be paid with our tax dollars because the fines do not cover the full expenses. Which punishes us a third time. We not only pay the fine, but we attend the class, and then pay the taxes. This, no matter what they purport, is not justice. But they have porposely set up, like in every area of this government when it comes to justice, a money making machine. This is exactly why the Lord threw out the money changers in the Temple. For if there were those who corrupted the house of the worship of God to make money off of it, doesn't it then follow that making money off of the house of justice is just as evil?
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  • American Nate 2013/02/24 07:05:53
    Yes
    American Nate
    +2
    I hated the DUI videos.
  • zebsmom 2013/02/24 01:47:22
    Yes
    zebsmom
    +2
    LOL. More than once. In person, online, video, in person again....
  • amanda 2013/02/23 23:31:52
    Yes
    amanda
    +2
    Yes, I was going 83 on the freeway. Did my traffic school online, 15$ and no points.. My ticket was 417$ though :/
  • America... amanda 2013/02/24 07:06:58
    American Nate
    +2
    that is weird. 83 isnt that fast inless the speed limit was 65 or 55
  • Mike America... 2013/02/25 19:24:39
    Mike
    +1
    Not that fast ? In relation to what? The Concorde? lol
  • America... Mike 2013/02/25 19:31:43
    American Nate
    +2
    speed limit of 70 or 75 isn't that fast on the interstate
  • Mike America... 2013/02/25 19:40:00
    Mike
    +2
    To make long drives on the Interstate less boring, going at 90 relieves much of that boredom, I've found!
  • America... Mike 2013/02/25 19:42:02
    American Nate
    +2
    that is going 20 over which will get you a ticket. inless you drive in Texas where the speed limit is up to 85 mph. I'd love to go 100 mph there.
  • Mike America... 2013/02/25 19:52:30
    Mike
    +2
    Well there's also always MT, where the only legal speed limit is "reasonable and prudent"
  • America... Mike 2013/02/25 19:57:31
    American Nate
    +2
    only cops can go that speed limit
  • amanda America... 2013/02/25 22:04:16 (edited)
    amanda
    +1
    The speed limit was 65, in California. Cops here always have a stick up their ass. But I have a RED (most pulled over color) 2006 dodge charger sxt and I didn't realize how fast I was really going. But that happens on a daily hahah
  • Chrissi 2013/02/23 22:04:50
    No
    Chrissi
    +1
    No. Why do they send you there??
  • amanda Chrissi 2013/02/23 23:32:51
    amanda
    +3
    If you don't want your ticket on your record and make your insurance go up, you can take traffic school every 18 months.
  • Chrissi amanda 2013/02/24 17:00:59
    Chrissi
    +2
    I would do just about anything to get my rates lower!! Thanks for telling me.
  • amanda Chrissi 2013/02/25 22:05:46
    amanda
    It's so easy online, took me about 2 hours for the entire course and only 15$. I live in California and have a 0$ deductible with State Farm.
  • wcake 2013/02/23 20:40:02
    Yes
    wcake
    +1
    Many years ago. I did attend traffic school then they wavied my ticket.
  • Mike 2013/02/23 16:54:24
    No
    Mike
    +1
    at least not since high school driver's ed. lol
  • Griegg 2013/02/23 14:48:56
    No
    Griegg
    +1
    I did a lot of speeding as a teen, but I didn't get caught often enough to send my insurance premiums into orbit.
  • SonofSpermcube 2013/02/23 13:34:40
    No
    SonofSpermcube
    +1
    Man, they're really sticking it to you, aren't they Freshwire?

    Hang up and drive, idiot. I hope you didn't kill anyone.
  • Dave 007 2013/02/23 12:40:20
    No
    Dave 007
  • raine1200 2013/02/23 12:34:59
    No
    raine1200
    +1
    never needed to. But insurance companies say it can reduce rates so I might go just in case I could save a dime.
  • nicesteve 2013/02/23 07:26:26
    Yes
    nicesteve
    +2
    Yes. I was fortunate to be assigned to the 8 hour course rather than the
    12 hour course. The latter course is reserved for really horrible drivers
    who are just one step away from being forcefully introduced to transit
    buses and rail, and commuter trains.
  • tytyvyllus nicesteve 2013/02/24 20:53:59
    tytyvyllus
    +1
    so what do they think is going to happen in another 4 hours? people on the brink of public transportation should attend every week.
  • Thomas 2013/02/23 03:41:56
    No
    Thomas
    +1
    Even though I have my license, I haven't driven that much.
  • codenamev 2013/02/23 02:55:19
    Yes
    codenamev
    +1
    If you've been summoned to Traffic School, I have two words of advice:

    STAY CAFFEINATED.

    They will do their utmost to make it the most boring 4-6 hours you will ever spend in your life.
  • wcake codenamev 2013/02/23 20:43:24
    wcake
    +1
    Yes, but in my day back, they used to show the movies to show real life people dead. It was more to my nauseatic night than boring one..lol.
  • codenamev wcake 2013/02/26 02:08:37
    codenamev
    I saw those in Driver's Ed back in High School, but never at Traffic School.

    At least that would have kept you awake.
  • silentart 2013/02/23 02:53:50
    Yes
    silentart
    +1
    over 25 years ago I was ticketed for doing 75 mph in 65 mph zone while driving red Fiero. Teacher at traffic school said that large percentage of red cars were stopped than other colors. So I picked tan colored car...
  • rosebud 2013/02/23 00:57:11
    Yes
    rosebud
    +1
    You get the low down on all the new traffic laws that have been enacted while attending those schools.
  • Katie-Brown 2013/02/23 00:12:01
  • FichenDich 2013/02/22 18:25:58
    Yes
    FichenDich
    +2
    Talk about a no brainer ! $40 for school and car insurance stays the same, or $160 fine and insurance might go up. It was actually fun. And there were some cute girls there too.

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