Thursday, February 23, 2006

Another day, another few hundred dollars

We moms learn something new every day. Like how difficult it is to go from 51 miles an hour, (which is one mile over the posted speed limit), down to 35 miles an hour (the new posted limit), exactly 1/4 mile before encountering the six (6!) police officers who are pulling over a high percentage of cars, and, with alarming pleasure, issuing tickets.

And, to further my education this particular morning, I learned that 15 miles over the speed limit is a nominal (not more than dinner out) fine, but 16 miles over the limit is a major fine, 4 points on your license and an insurance surcharge for the next three years.

Yes, we moms learn something new every day....unfortunately we often don't learn these things from unfortunate friends who had the above misfortune. No, we learn them first-hand, with children in the back seat, a grocery bag of melting ice cream on the front seat and the sinking feeling that the municipal court probably won't take Visa.

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