Petty Traffic Ticket 

By Trissean McDonald

I totally hate petty traffic tickets and the court experiences behind them. And, I’m for certain that it’s the same for anyone else.

Time is wasted, expletives are racing in your head, you just want to spill them out. However, you’re consciously aware that if you were to, you’re being placed in the back seat of the black and white.

 It has you wondering, “what grass of shit did you step in this morning, officer?” Especially when it’s a lite infraction such as, riding a bike across a crosswalk while the hand is blinking, yet the light is still green. Then, being signaled to continue across the crosswalk only to be escorted to the right and issued a citation.

It’s understandable if the light was yellow or red. But green? Mm…Yeah, somebody must have put some sour cream in Officer Grimmer’s coffee.


There’s nothing wrong with traffic tickets, if there’s a legitimate reason for them. For example, a car parked in the red, or a person walking across a crosswalk while the hand is red; driving intoxicated, parking in the handicap section without a permit, speeding, these are legitimate reasons for traffic tickets.

However, traffic tickets can be gratuitous in the sense of riding a bicycle, (something faster than human legs), past a crosswalk while the hand is red and the light green.

Court appearances. More wasted time and money. If only I had boobs, I would have been able to talk my way out of this one.

The gag is, I’ve rode my bike past many officers while the traffic light was at green and the hand at red. However, I’ve never been harassed. It was petty, and he’s a jerk. But hey, Karma’s a bitch, right? And it’s always at work.

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