So I got pulled over today, in my little '85 subaru gl (with a Ron Paul bumper sticker FTW).
I was speeding (apparently) going just under 30 in a 25 mph zone...I was the last car in a line of about 7, all of whome were going considerably faster. Plus, I had just come from a complete stop, so I think that the extr ~3 MPH should have been waved.
Officer: Do you know why I pulled you over?
Me: I think I may have been speeding?
Officer: Yes, you were going just under 30, do you know what the speed limit is?
Me: 25 mph.
Officer: where were you going?
Officer: School's back that way, you just passed it.
Me: NIC, sir, I'm in college
Officer: *Looks at liscense* your 17...
Me: Yes sir, I know.
Officer: Well I'm going to let you off with a warning...care to tell me why your seatbelt isn't on?
Me: o.0...thats a good question....
Yeah, I didn't have my seatbelt on. I have been rasied to always wear it in the car, so I don't think I forgot to put it on, however, I can't specifically remeber taking it off either.
$61.50 fine for the seatbelt. If I were 18 it would be $10.00....A Measly 4 months costs me 6x the money for a seatbelt violation.
I can't afford that, and people are telling me that I should contest it.