So it really wasn't a surprise when, upon returning from Alaska, I found a speeding ticket in the mail along with a demand for $190. (Oh, and my partner in crime, the other driver, received a ticket as well.) However, I was offered a choice. For a mere $130 I could attend traffic school for four hours instead of paying the ticket. It sounded good to me, since right now I have more time than money. Well, sort of. Does it seem like I have lots of free time right now as we get ready to have a real live baby in the house? Anyhow, I served my time in traffic school this past Saturday.
I'd like to share a few of the mighty useful things I learned:
- Nobody in Arizona has the right of way, however, everyone has the responsibility to yield, except if you are on the freeway, in which case it is every man for himself.
- Phoenix is the red-light-running capital of the country. Yup, the #1 city in the country.
- 1/3 of Arizona drivers DON'T have car insurance.
- Dogs need to be tied down in the back of pick up trucks. Children do not.
Pretty awesome, huh?