MP 214 (Southbound) Highway 287

Memphis, TexasOct 25, 20100 Comments

Not a typical police car–blue or black and no light bar on top.

Same 70 daylight/65 nighttime BS. I was going 78 at 8:45PM in October. Got busted for 13mph over. The "officer" was wearing a polo shirt and khakis…until I came to this site I half-wondered if he was a rapist posing as a cop and decided to give me a "ticket" when he saw I wasn’t alone…He said nothing except that I was speeding and asked for my license. I don’t know if he didn’t ask for my insurance because I was driving a rental or what…

But clearly, there was no getting out of a ticket. This is a money-maker, plain and simple. We were driving from Denver to Houston, so Memphis is too far to drive to contest this.

I have had speeding tickets before, but this one takes the cake $176 for 13mph over–and it wasn’t a "work zone." I have never paid that much for speeding in my life! Also, my court date was 2 weeks from my citation. I have never been expected to appear in court that quickly before–usually they give you a month-to-90 days. But, I live in Harris county where there are way more people, so maybe that’s why. Anyway, I didn’t look at the date because I figured I had another two weeks or so, and my court date is tomorrow. There are no online formats for paying, either. My guess is I will be fined again, either a late fee or a postponement fee…

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