On my way to school last night (it was almost 7pm), I have to go through a little tunnel and then right after the tunnel I always turn right into the parking lot. There was a cop there and he turned on his spotlight shining in right at me, I was thinking to myself "Hmmm, I guess he is checking for parking permits." So I proceeded to keep going and then it turned on his lights and kept the stupid spotlight on my car So...he got out of his car and walked up to me, I was sooo confused. He said, "Ma'am...do you know why I pulled you over?" Me: "Um, no, I have no idea." Him: "You can't turn right into the parking lot anymore" Me: "I didn't know that, I've been doing that for about 2 years now, I don't see what the big deal is" Him: "There is a sign right outside the gate that says no right turns". Me: "I didn't see it"(thinking to myself: how could I you were blinding me with that stupid spotlight). So...I thought he was going to give me a warning. Nope! He gave me a ticket and it reads "Disregard traffic control device". UM---HELLO! I am so livid. I want to prove that I am not guilty, but the bus driver that takes us from the parking lot to the school (since it is downtown and it's about 2 miles) said that the sign has been there for 2 weeks. While I walked to my second class, I noticed a ton of people getting pulled over for the slightest things. Thanks for the vent...sorry it's long...what do you guys think I should do, just pay it, take DD if they allow it or plead not guilty?
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11/18/05 at 1:32pm