Tomorrow #5 and I go to court for his motorcycle ticket. He is nervous but handling it wonderfully. He sold his bike and hired an attorney so we are thinking he will get a restricted license and pay a fine and perhaps have a misdemeanor on his record. Not much we can do but go and hope the attorney can help him.
I was reading the newspaper today while at the doctor and read an article which stated that highway fatalities are up from last year. Imagine my shock when most of the fatalities mentioned were those that rode bicycles, motorcycles, mopeds, and walked. (pedestrians)….Apparently people are not paying enough attention when driving and don’t see the people nor the smaller vehicles or bicycles. So sad.
That being said, #5 misses his motorcycle but I don’t think he’s learned his lesson. He loves the freedom and the speed. It will take a long time for him to buy a new bike though so I am glad of that. When he is older and more responsible, perhaps he will remember this time….I know I learned my lesson when I was Speed Racer many moons ago. Tickets were expensive then, but nothing like now! I get myself in trouble with my Merc which is a V8 and really have to watch my speed. 80 feels like 40. I am hoping for Prosperity (!!) next year so that I can get a more economical car with a 4 cylinder. Not just for the gas, but of course for the gas savings, but also because a V8 packs a punch and I am one that Always gets pulled over..
We are on the afternoon docket but the attorney wants us there at 9:00 a.m., so it will be a long day. I hope that my son does not forget that either. Hanging around a courthouse all day is nerve wracking. I don’t think that they allow phones or maybe they do, I have not been in court in a long time. I know you can’t play on your phone so he will be going nuts.
Hoping and keeping fingers crossed and praying for a good report!!