Talk about your “big brother” syndrome, guess what I had waiting on me when I got home. A traffic ticket from Ridgeland, South Carolina. Yep, evidently the town of Ridgeland has speed traps set up on their seven mile stretch of I-95. I wondered what that blinding flash was that almost made us swerve over into that bridge abutment. The envelope showed up at our house with a copy of my license photo, a photo of my tag and a picture of the driver. I aint paying it. In fact, I’m going to go back down there and fight it.
They said I was going 82 in a 70. That seems to be a popular speed of speeders. I think there are over 1900 folks who got caught in the same speed trap and guess what, they all were doing 82 in a 70. Coinkydink???
Anyway, it’s against SC state law to use hidden camera speed traps unless there’s a declared emergency and the ticket has to be hand delivered within an hour of the infraction.
Oh yeah, also they don’t charge you any points on your license. I smell a rat.
More to follow as there’s a class action law suit against the town.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I wasn’t even the driver; Brother was driving.