SCHOOL TICKETS ARE LIKE DWIíS
By Chuck Wells
Itís the start of
back-to-school season and it is important for drivers to be
careful when driving around schools and school buses. Why?
Because if you get the wrong ticket, you can kiss your
reasonable car insurance rates goodbye!
Letís say you are crawling by a school zone that is 20mph limit
and you are only doing 25mph but you are stopped and given a
ticket for speed in a school zone. Now, thatís only 5mph over
the speed limit so that should just be a minor infraction for
insurance companies. Right? Wrong! They consider any speeding
ticket in a school zone to be a big thing like a DWI and wonít
accept you as a client for preferred rates and your existing
company may non-renew you. They are scared to death you will run
over a kid near the school and they would have to pay big bucks.
How about a ticket for passing a school bus that is taking on or
letting off kids with their red lights flashing? You might as
well take a vacation to Iraq as it may be the only vacation you
will be able to afford after you get your insurance bill!
It is extremely important for you not to get tickets associated
with school zones or school buses or you will be stigmatized as
a lousy driver by most insurance companies. Lousy drivers pay
high insurance rates.
One other thing; donít get your license suspended for not paying
child support. Insurance companies donít like dead-beat dads (or
mothers) and consider this a reflection of your maturity and
responsibility. They think that if you are a dead-beat, you
donít care about your driving either and will want to increase
Nancy Clausen, age 34, was in the Shea Stadium
parking lot following a baseball game when she came upon a
mounted police officer. Clausen stated that the police officer
offered to give her a ride on his horse and as he helped her
onto the horse, she fell and was injured. Clausen then sued the
city of New York, the police department, and the police officer
as she certainly could not be responsible herself for her own
injuries. A jury awarded her $210,000. Guess she won the lottery
and can now buy her own horse.
GET MARRIED IN ALABAMA
Sancho, age 42, wanted to marry her sweetheart, Irwin Vincent
(I.V.) OíRourke III but there was a ďminorĒ problem. Even I.V.ís
father said: ďIf youíve met the man of your dreams, why wait?Ē
The problem? The couple lived in Louisiana where you have to be
16 years old to get married. I.V. was only 14. Alabama permits
14-year-olds to get married with their parentís permission.
42-year-old Sancho is now married to 14-year-old I.V.
TONGUE STUD WAS SHOCKING
Becky Nyang, age 26, likes her tongue stud. After all, what is not to
like about a hunk of metal stuck through your tongue so you talk
like Daffy Duck? Anyway, stud woman went on vacation to Greece
and found one drawback to the tongue stud. She was struck by
lightning that was attracted to her mouth by the stud. She had
severe blisters around her mouth, face, and feet.
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