A couple days ago I got pulled over for speeding but he ended up just giving me a warning about it but when he came over he noticed my seatbelt was under my arm. I had previously had it on my shoulder but as soon as I pulled over and before the state trooper got to my car I had reached behind me for my wallet in my purse but because of my seatbelt he gave me a safety belt ticket and I have to pay $118 because of it. Is this necessary?
The cop gave you a huge break. He was going to charge you with a speeding offense that would have cost so much more, PLUS added points to your driving record, PLUS could have increased your auto insurance premiums.
Instead, he gave you a pass on all that and charged you with a non-moving violation that results in 1) a lesser fine, 2) 0-points on your driving record and 3) won't affect your auto insurance rates.
What was your question again, "is this necessary?"
The above is the definition of "Not looking a gift horse in the mouth." Pay it and consider yourself lucky to have interacted with a kindly state trooper.
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