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Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket? How fast were you going?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 11, 2011

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Photo of Jase Archer

“Yeah, 45 on Mass. Street. I was late to work.”

Photo of Sara Stites

“Nope. I just get away with it.”

Photo of Nicole Lawe

“Yeah, I did 95 in a 70.”

Photo of Bret Collins

“I’ve never gotten one.”

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Ralph Reed 3 years, 1 month ago

  1. Yes.
  2. Took a long time, but I finally got the records sealed. (I really didn't think my car would go that fast.)
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beeshlii 3 years, 1 month ago

66 in 55 mph by New Mexico state trooper. i am a male, he listed my sex as female, i contested it, but i still pay the fine. $88.

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Romans832 3 years, 1 month ago

The one and only time... It was late afternoon (perhaps around 4:00), on New Years' Eve. I don't remember the year. I was going to get on the east Topeka turnpike entrance. It was "a little bit country" (near the bottom of the hill on 21st) and I didn't see a speed limit sign. I think I was clocked going 43 MPH, and the speed limit was 30. I happened to have the MADD ribbon on my door handle, so at least the officer knew he wouldn't have to deal with me drinking AND driving.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Or . . . .

"Pigpen this here's the Rubber Duck and I'm about to put the hammer down!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWO_AIh8drk

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g_rock 3 years, 1 month ago

I have the Smokey and the Bandit theme song in my head today because of this topic.

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ophiuchus 3 years, 1 month ago

Hmm... I do still have this cute little pink warning citation from Sherman County. The vehicle referenced is mine, although the driver is someone else, altogether.

"Beep beep 'm beep beep y e a h!"

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ophiuchus 3 years, 1 month ago

I was standing perfectly still... but the world was whizzing by at an alarming rate.

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 1 month ago

(for those who would like to hear it, lol): I am sitting in a room, with an official Prairie Chicken counter. I guess there's four of them here, (one is the Leader)..trapping, marking, etc. Little chicken wire traps that the birds walk into. Greater Prairie Chickens that is.

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hujiko 3 years, 1 month ago

43 eastbound on 19th, right down the hill from Iowa. The first time I had been pulled over for any reason, absolutely no infractions on my driving record and no criminal history. The officer (KUPD) took my information and returned with a 135$ ticket.

I don't think the KU cops deserve to sit on city property and ticket people, the campus is another story. Just sayin'

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g_rock 3 years, 1 month ago

I did once get out of a ticket for rolling thru a stop sign by being cute and girly and claiming to be in a food coma as it was after Easter dinner with the family...

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CWGOKU 3 years, 1 month ago

Thanks Andini! Happy Birthday to me...

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Bailey Perkins 3 years, 1 month ago

The hill on 9th St....#%$%^@^%....37 in a 30....right as I reached the bottom of the hill. City obviously needed to reach quota, otherwise that ticket was a serious load.....

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 1 month ago

My last ticket was in 1997 going 80 in a 70 at 3AM on US71 going past Butler, MO. Not another car on the road for miles, pitch black. The county mountie that caught me was going south bound while I was going north bound. I was on my way back from Arkansas in a '95 Jeep Wrangler. I had my cat, a purebred Ragdoll, with me. He loved to ride in the car and was a very beautiful seal bi-color. He was up in the back window where he hung out when he was in the car. The deputy shined his flashlight in the car and said, "Is that a CAT?" I said yes and the officer proceeded to try and talk me out of him. Um, no. He gave me my ticket and I went about my business. Cost me 85$. I don't drive anymore so I don't worry about it. Somebody else gets popped it's their fault and their 'sponsibility.

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gphawk89 3 years, 1 month ago

66 in a 55, southbound on highway 281, 11 miles north of Luray, in 1986. That's the only one. Had to outrun LPD on Clinton Parkway a couple years later. Got away, but decided it was time to slow down a bit after that.

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pace 3 years, 1 month ago

Best ticket I ever got was when I was 19, I am ashamed to say how fast I was going. The patrolman who stopped me took the time to describe what it was like to scrap a family off the highway because a young person like me hit them. I slowed down. Now i have to be careful to maintain a speed fitting the flow. Turtles and hares both can take out someone just trying to get home.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 1 month ago

autie, No seizures.

They kinda sorta hijack my amgdala.

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autie 3 years, 1 month ago

G rock, i think you can get a ticket for just driving an AMC station wagon.

R_I..you certainly seem to have issue with flashing and bright lights. Have you ever suffered from seizure disorders?

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Paris 3 years, 1 month ago

I don't speed, silly! And that cocaine was NOT mine.

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prospector 3 years, 1 month ago

Sure but it has been over ten years.

/knock on wood

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 1 month ago

BABBOY is in a good mood again!!!

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BABBOY 3 years, 1 month ago

Sure. Do not how many I have had. I request amendments and diversions when possible.

I have several in the 80s mph and I think one in the 90 but of course have gone faster.

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Andini 3 years, 1 month ago

The only speeding ticket I got was for going 53 in a 40 on New Years Day 1999 in Topeka. Thank You Officer Wempe.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 1 month ago

Hollis - I already bought property in Arizona. My land will be worth a ton once Arizona Bay happens.

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HollisBrown 3 years, 1 month ago

It's the End of Days. Millions of dead anchovies in Redondo Beach, followed by earthquakes and tsunamis. The locusts shall come tomorrow. Tool predicted this 12 years ago.

Some say a comet will fall from the sky. Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves. Followed by faultlines that cannot sit still. Followed by millions of dumbfounded dipshoots.

Learn to swim........

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chihuahua2 3 years, 1 month ago

I got one on tenn.st go 55 n a 35!!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 1 month ago

T_O_B, Thats what I heard him say. The bright flashing lights were kinda damaging my calm. I gave them the wrong ID at first, and It took me 4 or 5 tries to find the correct insurance card.

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g_rock 3 years, 1 month ago

My first speeding ticket was on graduation day from high school. I was driving my great-grandmother's green AMC station wagon because my car was in the shop. That thing drove like a boat and being used to a standard transmission, I wasn't paying attention to how fast I was going.

I was scared to tell my parents because I thought they wouldn't let me stay out all night at the grad parties. They handled it better than I expected. I had to pay the ticket and was in trouble, but got to go out that night! Later that week my mom got a speeding ticket too and she felt bad so she paid my ticket. yay!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 1 month ago

Cell phone systems overloaded right now in Hawaii.

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jhawkinsf 3 years, 1 month ago

Doing 31 in a 20 MPH school zone in Texas. Had out of state tags and all. I was driving a '67 VW bug that had a top speed of about 31 as I recall.

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Ksgirl2000 3 years, 1 month ago

Yep, I was going 46 in a 35mph zone. First time in Eudora and just wanted Caseys gas. No speed sign from the off ramp point until the decline where I got tagged. Needless to say, will NEVER go to Eudora again.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 1 month ago

The Empire tried to give me a ticket for doing the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 1 month ago

Do you know how hard it is to come up with $125 on a trophy husbands allowance?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 1 month ago

I had to pay Chief Tonganoxie yesterday. 33 in a 30. They shoot people with shotguns.

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LogicMan 3 years, 1 month ago

Warp 2 in a sublight zone, in my youth. Those cops around Orion sure know how to soil the fun.

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autie 3 years, 1 month ago

I got a warning back in "78 for going 58 in a 55. I'm a pokey little puppy.

legolette, sounds like you traveled through beautiful Thayer, Kansas.

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LadyJ 3 years, 1 month ago

30 in a 20 school zone on Louisianna back when they had the 24/7 school zones. Months later some guy contested the legality of 24/7 schools zones and the higher courts agreed. Never got my money back from the city though.

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HollisBrown 3 years, 1 month ago

Funny you should ask. I was golfing yesterday and I figured I'd just go ahead drive the cart home. Those cones on Kasold really give way pretty easily. 150mph in a 20, DUI. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gBs_m...

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HollisBrown 3 years, 1 month ago

I was in another lifetime one of toil and blood When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud I came in from the wilderness a creature void of form "Come in" she said "I'll give you shelter from the storm".

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RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Long time ago in another life . . . Speed "in excess of 100 mph in a 50 mph zone" along with three other offenses. Small town cop and judge, court held in judges kitchen. Plead my case, was told infractions would be listed as "pending" as long as I paid my fine, so I would not lose my license. Judge was imprisoned years later for having done this quite often and pocketing the fines. None of the charges ever showed up on my record.

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Bill Lee 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm old enough and drive fast often, so I've been pulled over many times. I ususally get off with a warning, but I've had to pay a few times. My favorite was about 25 years ago when I was pulled over in front of South Jr. High on my way to a meeting with then police chief Ron Olin. I asked the cop if he'd call the chief and explain why I was going to be late. I got off with a warning, but was told it wasn't because I was on my way to a meeting with the chief.

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Becky Finger 3 years, 1 month ago

Mine was lame. 43 in a 30 in some podunk town in south Kansas where the cops really had nothing better to do than to pull somebody over at midnight.

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riverdrifter 3 years, 1 month ago

Yes. The next to worst was 111 mph in a 55 out in the hustings back when the limit was 55 mph statewide. I was in a Carmaro Z28 with two labrador retrievers in crates crammed in the back under the hatch along with guns, duffle bags and hunting gear. Eventually got chewed out and fined heavily by a lady judge who at the time (it came to be known later) was having an affair with the deputy who ticketed me. Years later the lady judge and I -oh, nevermind. Long story. See.

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Pitt_Mackeson 3 years, 1 month ago

Not sure the exact speed, but my Delorean was bookin' it with the flux capacitor and gigawatts and what have you. Got me some old timey pie.

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oneflewover 3 years, 1 month ago

Kind of got a seeding ticket but not really. Was out of state, noticed lots of people being pulled over so I followed the speed limit. Got pulled over and issued a ticket, was total bs. Upon return to Kansas I called and was told it would be taken care of. And it was.

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H_Lecter 3 years, 1 month ago

A warning in Iowa, two years ago.

100 in a 70 & just a warning.

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