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Old 01-06-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Just curious no tickets

My father is 81 years old still drives very well. He has not had an accident or ticket in his life. He's pretty proud of this fact.
Curious how many people can say this honestly. I know I can not high school years get me but been 37 years since my last ticket.

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Old 01-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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Sargee, your just gonna have to try harder, thats all!

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Old 01-07-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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My mother was in her mid 80's when she got her first ticket. Got busted for driving 30 in a 25 school zone
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:52 PM   #4
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My Mom didn't her first ticket till she was 81 or so but I made up for her to make sure our family help support the local economy .
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:58 PM   #5
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Drive it like ya stole it! At least that's the HardCOREvettes club's maxim.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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Wife is 62, never had a ticket, never been stopped. I haven't had one since the mid 90's.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #7
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Been driving 45+ years...no tickets, unless I have to count two for expired parking meters when I worked at a business site that had metered parking. Been "hit" twice, other folk's fault, but, neither was serious. DW, on the other hand...

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Old 01-07-2013, 03:16 PM   #8
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Been driving 51 years (with a licence) and had one ticket 48 or so years ago. Been stoped for bogus reasons twice. My dad drove till he was 90, never a ticket or been stoped. He stoped driving and said things were getting a little too fast for him. He passed on the 27th of December 2012. I bet if there are cars in Heaven he's driving again. Miss you Pop......
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:11 PM   #9
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So how many miles has he driven? When my mom passed a couple years back I gave her 86 Buick Century to a cousin - and it had only 60K on it - at 22 years old! since 1960 my parents had a 59 ford, 64 ford, 54 ford, 63 olds, 73 ford, 76 dodge, 79 chevy, and the Buick. The Buick had the most miles of any of them. I figure 7 cars at an average of 40K each - 280,00 miles for two people over 50 years.

On the other hand, since 1986 my wife and I have had an 86 toyota (45K), 86 golf (220K), 89 Chevy Truck (225K), 2001 GMC (120K), 2002 Nissan (160K), 2008 Honda (100K) - thats 870K miles in basically half as much time.

To some degree tickets are a matter of exposure in high risk areas - like certain suburban interstates. 3000 mi/year in town, not so much risk. Older folks spent their glory days" of their 30s and 40s when detroit had high-power vehicles and the interstates were 75mph and up. They were slowing down when the 55 came in.

It's 90 miles from my house to the nearest mall, down a road where thousands of angelenos head to the mountains on every weekend, so the CHP really watches it. I've had 5 or six for speeding on rural highways - I consider it an "efficiency tax".

I know, some wisenheimer will say "just drive the speed limit" - but there was a reason the speed limits were so high out west - drive a lot and an extra 5 to 10 makes a big difference over time.
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Sorry for your loss, and thanks for your service. I've been driving since I was 16, I'm 58 now got a few dumb tickets in my younger days,( speeding, reckless driving) none lately. It's gritting crazy out there,the cell phone is more important.
One quick incident,I was driving the RV home at the end of football season I was on I 78 out of Harrisburg, heading towards Hamburg, a car in the left lane starts to drift into me, I'm in right lane going speed limit, I had to get on the brakes , and get into shoulder and lay on the horn the driver was TEXTING,didn't even phase 'em just drifted back into left lane like nothing happened.after I calmed down the car was well ahead of me went from left lane and up exit ramp, no turn signal of course.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:38 PM   #11
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In 1971 I got my first and only ticket three weeks after I got my license for doing a "California Stop". The cop was not sympathetic and it cost me $75, a small fortune for a 17 year old kid in '71, considering I was making $1.60/hour as a stockboy at Woolworth's.
Looking back on it I realize he was teaching me a lesson, and it was well worth the money.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:25 PM   #12
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I only get tickets when I drive my little red fast car and forget to use the cruise control...usually about 2 years between tickets...thankful I don't get caught every time!
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:23 PM   #13
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He has driven quite a bit used to make 700 trips three times a week. Plus normal driving including cars pickups trucks semis
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #14
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Whoops hit send.

Every size farm equipment mom passed away in 12 but they drove trips all 48 plus Alaska. I drive 100 miles day to work so quite bit of driving. Seems to me like younger people its how fast past limit can we get away with not let's arrive alive.
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