Re: CHAT: Speed cameras (was: Word usage in English dialects)
|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 4, 2005, 15:43|
--- Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
> However, is it true that in the US, 'tempo sinners'
> they're called here by the bureaucracy) must go to
> jail for
> one or two days depending on how much too fast they
> on the highway?
Not true. Of course a person could refuse to pay the
ticket, or spit in the judge's face when he appeared
to pay the ticket, or otherwise cause enough trouble
to end up in jail, but I've never heard of anyone
going to jail for simple speeding.