Damn cops. They were out in full force Friday night. I was heading east down University Ave and decided to take a shortcut downtown by turning right at the intersection of University and 13th (busy place by UF and downtown area). I pulled into the turn lane. Stopped. Checked traffic, accelerated and turned. Two seconds later, motorcycle cop on my ass.
“Do you know why I pulled you over,” he says.
“Well, I wasn’t speeding,” I say. I start thinking to myself, yeah, I know why you pulled me over. I’m a young guy in a sporty convertible living in a college town.
“Well, I saw her head whip back into the seat around that corner,” he says referring to Joy. “There is no turn on red,” he says. “May I have your license please.”
I’m grumbling…no turn on red. What the hell is up with that? I always make a right turn on red. When the hell did they put a sign up that says that? I never even saw a sign.
One minute later, someone else gets pulled for the same thing.
“Sign this please. Do you understand the citation?” he says.
“Yup,” I say.
“Have a good night,” he says.
$96! F’ GPD cops!
As I proceed downtown, GPD is everywhere. Pulling people over right and left. motorcycle cops, car cops, foot patrol, even a horse patrol giving out parking tickets.
It must have been a fund-raiser for the city.
And I can’t go to school for this one. I’ve used up my five lifetime school options. Three points on my license, and I’ve only had the car for three weeks. And it was a waste of a ticket. Speeding is one thing. It would be justified, and I would feel like it was “acceptable.” But a right turn on red? That is such horse shit!