Friday the Thirteenth

I am not a superstitious person, but I do feel uncomfortable with Friday the Thirteenth. We have already two this year and the second one brought bad luck to one of my colleagues.

He was driving me and couple of other work colleagues to lunch last Friday. He had left the freeway, where the posted speed limit is 65 and people routinely drive at 70-75, and was now on a highway whose speed limit is 55. Unfortunately, he saw the cop with the speed  gun just as he started to slow. He was waved over, where the patrolman’s colleague issued a ticket for driving 65 in a 55.

In the UK the speeding ticket would result in a points on your license. This also happens in the US, with your insurance rising as well, but in California and some other states there is an alternative; traffic school. You attend either a set of weekend or night-time classes or study online. Completion of the course will expunge the ticket from your record, preventing points on your license or an increase in insurance premium.

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