Monday, March 19, 2012
So I was on my way to Curves around 10 am going what I normally go down the street..right around 30 MPH. When I get to the "down town" area of our city where there is pararell (sp) parking, I always go much slower for fear of cars backing out. I just had arrived at the major intersection of Hwy 301 and our street, 5TH Ave. and heard the short version of the siren and saw the blinking lights. I couldn't figure out what I had done or not done as I stopped completely at the stop sign and let the other car cross the street as it had arrived there first.
I had to turn onto 301 into a parking lot so I wouldn't block traffic. Officer walks up and asks "How are you dong today?" How does he think I'm doing at that moment? LOL Of course I was polite but don't think I called him Officer or even Sir. I then asked him what I did wrong and said I stopped completely at the stop sign and let the other car go according to the law. He then asked me if I was aware the speed limit through town had been changed. I told him, no I was not aware. I then asked him how long ago it had changed. He said "About a month." GULP! I never saw the signs. Well, apparently he took pity on me (yea right!) More than likely they were still in the giving a warning stage. He told me to be more aware or next time it could cost me $240.00. He clocked me at 31 in a 20 MPH zone.The speed limit before was 30. When I came home and told Arjay he was not aware of the change either. Neither of us can remember any warning being printed about the upcoming change. It is the city and they can do what they want. So that's how my day started out. Of all the people I talked to afterward only one person had been aware of the change. But I also have to admit that shows how unaware of our surroundings we all are!! We didn't even see the speed limit signs and I saw them very plainly when I was coming home from Curves. Guess we get so used to the same speed we just don't see new signs. Oh well, I am so grateful he only gave me a warning and not a ticket.