Before I go any further, I am going to tell you – I did something wrong. I’m not fighting it, I just think part of this story is lame. It’s my blog and if I want to complain, so be it!
I was a running around looking for Wendy’s. I needed fries because the healthy alternative I got had purchased was laced with Chipotle Peppers. Not so good for little kids. I couldn’t find it where I thought it was so I went through Kroeger’s Powder Springs parking lot. I came out the backside onto John Ward Road and make a left turn. This is where I broke the law. I did it, I admit it.
Now, I’m one to be a bit careful before I break the law and was 99% sure the cop wasn’t behind me. NOBODY was on John Ward – NOBODY … My car turns easy – it’s no big deal. The no left turn is there to keep COMMUTERS from circumventing traffic. Its a clear vision intersection, but … it is ILLEGAL to turn left. I know. I did it. I got caught.
Perplexed about how … i accepted my punishment and moved on. Ironically, as I waited for my ticket, I found Wendy’s. These are going to be some expensive fries.
As I left the Wendy’s parking lot, looking up the hill at the infamous intersection, I noticed – just across the street – a police car. The very same police car that pulled me over!
Ladies and Gentleman – these are my tax dollars (and now ticket dollars) at work! Protecting me form all that is evil at a no-left turn sign! The Cobb County Police had set up a ‘sting’ operation to bust up this crime epidemic. Nevermind, on any given morning I can’t safely ride my bicycle on John Ward road because people go so fast!
I admit – I broke the law, I got caught – but I’d also like to point out I probably could have done it on April 1st – 25th and not gotten a ticket. Why? The TWO cops enforcing this trivial traffic sign wouldn’t be worried about their QUOTA!
Okay – I vented. In 7 days, I will call and find out how much I owe.