Thursday, May 24, 2007

I Got Caught !

Yup, I got caught. The bad thing about it is that I am not one that usually breaks the law. I am very cautions of driving the speed limit and making sure that I do not chance getting pulled over. Well, I was not cautious enough today.

We were heading down to southside Indy today for Stacey doctor appointment and I decided to go straight through the city - instead of using the by-pass. If we are going over to Mooresville, I take I-465. So, we are driving to the city, I see the city in the horizon. We just passed the by-pass split.

I see these two motorcyles on the side of the road and a guy is walking out into the interstate as I am traveling 67 MPH. The cruise is set. Yes, I knopw that I am going two over. This guy then points to the side of the road while standing in the mid of the interstate.

It registers, it is a police officer and he is pulling us to the side. I think we are "cool" because all over the place we are hearing about them checking for seatbelts and we have them on. I knew I was in trouble when ....

He said, "sir, do you know how fast you were going". I looked at him and said, "I thought I was going 67; that is what the cruise was set on." He said, 'close, we clocked you at 69. do you know what the speed limit is?"

My thought was obviously not. I do not think you would be pulling me over for 4 mph. I answered, "no sir". He said the speed limit was 55 mph. He asked for my license and returned within a few minutes.

He brought me back my license and a ticket for $ 150. Ouch. I will watch closer for change of spped signs and I will be watching next time I travel down there to see how close they were over the 55 mph line .. it could have not been much.

The real bummer ... Stacey's appointment was NOT on the southside so we should have not even been on I-65.


Trev Diesel said...

Ah crap! I hate it when cops "snipe" from the side of the road.

Big time bummer!

Dreaming again said...

Oh crud!

I got a speeding ticket a couple of years ago ...same thing. I thought I was 2 miles over ..and the speed limit was 5 miles under what I thought I was ... putting me 7 miles over ... and I got pulled over for it. He said he clocked me going 51, but he'd give me ticket for going what I thought I was going. yeah huh. I was going 47.

I hate it when that happens!

Amy Harden said...

I know exactly where you are talking about... The speed limit changes and if you aren't truly looking for it, you are driving 70 in a 55 being none the wiser.

Sneaky sneaky...