Friday, December 5, 2008

Remember the "Good Old Days" ?


Well I do. I remember back when it was a "fair fight".. When you sped, you looked out for aircraft enforcement and the typical hiding places of the Highway Patrol. Of course this was back in CA when the CHP could NOT hide--- they had to drive the roads.. Per our then Governor Jerry Brown Jr... If you did get pulled over, you then had the opportunity of "talking your way out" of the ticket. Once when I was young, I accidently ran a policemen off the road and was able to talk my way out of a ticket. Of course I was younger, cuter and still had a figure.. Basically, It was a fair fight so to speak. Honer between the driver and the CHP.. You knew the rules; you both followed them. 
Things have changed, at least in AZ. They have cameras up and Not enough warning that they're ahead. Then, there is no talking your way out of it. 
You not only get your ticket in the mail giving you NO options really, but I swear the photo those stupid cameras just west of Buckeye add 30 pounds to you... At least this one didn't catch the four letter word that escaped my lips when the light went on... 
I miss the the good old days.

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog today.

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh man I couldn't help but laugh... it's not funny but it's funny. I was driving on the 101 Monday morning to take Diego to a Cardiologist appointment and I kept having to watch my speed as soon as I saw the signs that said "Photo Enforcement 1/2 mile"... I just kept imagining that if I didn't I get a picture in the mail... and in my Mom's van no less.

I must say that is a great picture of you! ;)

Jose said...

Let's even the odds, drive with the viser down so that it conceals your face, it is said that if the face doesn't completely show the delete the insident and move to the next.

I was watching in the news that people are putting clear acrylic plates over the licence plate. In some states it's illigal. Here it is not illegal to put them but you can still be stopped if the police man claims he couldn't read it due to a reflection.

Also in the news last night, the City of Mesa laid off 19 officers and there are no plans to replace them. They are replacing people with machines. How in the hell are they going to battle crime.

Things that make me go ummmmmm!

Brenda said...

I expect mine in the mail any day. I am always barely making it through. By the way, I feel like they shortened those lights when they installed these cameras. I never used to "barely" get through them before. I wonder if there is some way to find this out.

Ms. Hays said...

hallelujah

Rudee said...

The bottom line is this is how they make their money. It has nothing to do with making you a better driver. Now, which 4 letter word did you use? It was too hard for me to tell.

Betty Flocken said...

Rudee, um it has the same first letter as my last name. ... Flocken
Jose, I'm trying your idea of the visor down. $181.00 do they know what that does to my christmas budget?!

Julee Marie Photography said...

oh betty it must be something in the air out there thats going on. i'll tell you what happened to my sister the next time we talk. Im laughing over here. I have to tell you i don't miss those darn things out here AT ALL!

take care...

mig bardsley said...

I had to laugh too :) My husband got caught exactly the same way a little while ago and I believe a number of unrepeatable words escaped :)

Jim said...

Sorry, I am laughing also. Just last night I thought I was going to get hit by the camera. I looked waiting to see the flash, thankfully nothing. They are trying to get them removed in Dallas.

Carla Flocken said...

Too Funny! Stupid Cameras! Good thing your in AZ, 'cause out here in California you would have had an extra ticket for having that cell phone up to your ear too. Rules stink!

Sandy said...

OH dear, I've had one of those!! I hate those darn cameras.. Sorry ya got caught...