Speeding in Alabama,,,
got a incident to share with you.
This morning I'm about 10 or 15 minutes into my drive from Birmingham to Braselton, Georgia to watch the superbike race. I come up a elevated part of the I20 over the hump and whamo,,,popo in site. I was doing about 110mph and started to brake since he was facing the direction I was going. As soon as I get next to where he is parked on the side of the road I let off of the brake hoping I brought the speed down enough,,,<flashing lights> Oh fuck! Lena's thinking in her head I hope I dont get tazered today,,, I pull out my license from my back pocket and give it to him when he gets to my door. Here's how the convo goes,,,
Officer: Now what is someone from Hawaii doing in Alabama?
Lena: I came to ride a motorcyle on your track at Barber Motorsports Park yesterday sir. There's a bike class going on there all weekend.
Officer: You were speeding, its a 55mph zone in this county.
Lena: I said nothing but just had a dumb look on my face cuz I kept on thinking about those tazer videos I seen on the internet.
Officer: Are you a racer?
Lena: No sir I just ride motorcycles.
Officer: Is this your Durango ma'am?
Lena: No sir its a rental.
Officer: I need your rental paperwork than.
Officer: Where are you heading to ma'am?
Lena: I am going to the Atlanta area to see the Superbike Motorcyle race sir.
Officer: I'll be right back ma'am
So I'm thinking okay he'll see I have auto and motorcycle endorsements on my license and know I'm really not full of shit going there to ride the track but will still issue me a ticket. Well I got a Warning Citation,,,whew,,,for speeding on the I20 in County 59. I had to share what is printed on the back of my yellow citation paper,,,it means alot.
Somewhere in America tonight a little child will be killed.
With him will die the happiness of a Mother...the pride of a father.
He will be killed by the carelessness of a thoughtless driver.
That driver may be someone who is reading this right now. For in this country a human being is killed in an automobile accident every 10 minutes.
Most of these tragedies don't need to happen. They are caused by human acts. They can be prevented by human caution.