Re: CHAT: Speed cameras (was: Word usage in English dialects)
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 4, 2005, 20:49|
On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 12:12:37PM -0800, JC wrote:
> If you're going very high over the limit they can charge you with
> reckless driving, which is a misdemeanor and can carry jail time. At
> least in some states; state laws vary. It's often reduced to a fine
> even if you are convicted of it, unless you've damaged something or
> hurt someone. I knew a couple of guys in college who got them reduced
> to civil infractions (wording? I think that's right) and fines. I don't
> think jail time is a possibility with just a normal speeding ticket.
Not a normal one, but I do have firsthand experience with your first
statement. I know a guy who got thrown in jail overnight in college
after being caught excessively speeding. Charged with reckless driving.
Had to bail him out.