Carrie Underwood’s Not the Only One Who’s Been Pulled Over
Carrie Underwood was pulled over for the first time for speeding and she tweeted about it the other day. Carrie wrote, ''Well, it happened today. After 18 years, I can no longer say I’ve never been pulled over for speeding. I feel so ashamed! I may or may not have cried in my car after the cop let me go. #RuleFollower #GrannyDriver #ImSorry''
I was 16 years old, flying down Highway 12 on my way home from school doing 75 in a 60 mph speed zone driving my mom's red Chevrolet Cavalier. Before I could decelerate, I had already passed the state trooper sitting off to the side of the highway near the water treatment plant. I looked in my rear view mirror to the horrifying sight of red and blue flashing lights.
Panic set in as I pulled off to the side of the road. I was going to be in soooooo much trouble from my mom!
The state trooper was nice. He asked me if I knew how fast I was going. I admitted that I knew that I was in fact speeding. I gave him my license, insurance and registration. He took them and walked back to his patrol car. That is when i started to cry. It was sinking in that I was going to have to tell my mom about getting a speeding ticket. I think I was more afraid of my mom than the state trooper.
He came back to my car with the ticket and told me to slow down. My mom made me pay the ticket myself and threatened that if the insurance went up, I would be paying for that as well.
To this day, knock on wood, I have not gotten another speeding ticket. Now I'm not saying that I don't speed. I think I was a race car driver in another life.
Have you gotten a speeding ticket? Did you learn your lesson the first time?