lesson learned

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.


sarahsmile3 said...

Holy cow! I've been in the same boat as you, friend. At least it is over and done with.

"Miss Bee" said...

Just finished the 4th (of 6) module - will do the last 2 tomorrow and THEN will finally be done with it!

Sarah Marie said...


I definitely learned a similar lesson the year after I got my license.. only mine cost me almost $500! I'll tell you what, knowing tickets can cost that much- & with such intensive traffic school- has definitely made me a "better" driver if only to save myself some time and $! it's a hassle for sure.