Imagine you are driving down on a well traveled interstate on a family vacation.
Everything is good in your life. Traffic is minimal. The road is a never ending horizon of the straight and narrow. Just you and your family. When all of a sudden…
Lights. Sirens. A cop getting ever closer to the rear bumper.
You see the cruise is still on 75, pull over, and await the inevitable.
“Sir, I pulled you over because you were speeding down this road.”
“I apologize. I didn’t realize I was speeding.”
“You were driving 75 on a 55.”
You’re shocked. Not at the speed. But at the speed limit. You saw no signs in the area showing the speed at the old double nickel. The officer writes you up. You sign on the dotted line, and start figuring out where you go from here.
So what will you do? The fine would be $280 if you don’t bother showing up to court. Do you take the time off to explain your side of the story? Or do you simply pay the fine and go on with your life?
What would be the best thing to do?