Well, if you were waiting for a new blog post, you can just thank that "running a red light" ticket that I got a few months ago for keeping me away.... I'm finally getting around to completing the defensive driving class.
If I had paid the ticket on time, I would have paid $111 for the ticket and $25 for defensive driving. That would have been a total of $136.
Since I didn't pay on time, it cost $275. Since I didn't start defensive driving on time, I also have to pay $25 to overnight my certificate so that I can get it turned in on time and avoid a warrant.
Keeping in mind that my driving record cost me $12.50, this red light cost me $327.50.