You see, in Phoenix, they have cameras that take your picture if you run a red light. Welp, I ran a red light while trying to turn left, and got my picture taken. 3 weeks and $300 later I’m practically a felon. I think my ball and chain and striped pajamas are in the mail. Since I’m obviously a menace to society, a week or so back for an ENTIRE day I was in mandatory traffic school. ALL DAY.
I’m not one to judge. We all make mistakes. But, it was horribly interesting to me to hear all of the insane things that people were in traffic school for. Tons of DUIs, but also kids with skinny jeans who were caught drag racing, a guy who received a few speeding tickets and just didn’t do anything with them, and some gal who had received FIVE speeding tickets in a year. FIVE. Look lady, you need to stop speeding. You’re not good at it....
What little I did learn, only served to perpetuate crazy and bad driving behaviors. It seems that the driving laws are similar to the bible in a lot of respects. There are parts that somewhat contradict other parts. I can get a ticket for getting hit going through an intersection when I have the green light (not yielding) but not for switching lanes while in an intersection – that is totally legal. Also, those speed limit signs on turns are not laws – they are just suggestions.
So, essentially all that I got out of traffic school are the numbers of 5 people who LOVE to have a good time and that I can totally go around corners as fast as I want. Well that and over lunch I ate a bear claw the size of my head while driving back to class. Thankfully we covered the "driving while eating / distracted" in the afternoon.
Has anyone else had to go to mandatory traffic school (not to get points off)? Please tell me the people were as colorful as in mine!