Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Saved by the license plate...


Sorry for the blurry photo...chalk another one up for the SC DMV.
I don't think I mentioned that we had a run in with the law on our way to Chapel Hill a couple of weeks ago, Hank got stopped for speeding just outside the little town of Manning as we made our way toward I-95 on the backroads. It was Independence Day weekend so law enforcement was all over. The very pleasant deputy sheriff came up to the car and indicated that Hank was rolling along at 68 miles per hour in a 55 mile zone. OOPS.
We were in my car, which has the public education plate shown above. I just got the plate with my new car in February. Hank handed over his license, registration, and proof of insurance and we waited. As we sat there, I mentioned that several co-workers had told me that they'd gotten out of tickets because of the education plate. Hank though it was just an urban myth.
After a few minutes, the deputy walked back up and said, Which one of you is the educator? I gave a little wave. He went on, When I saw that plate, I said to myself, I can't give THESE folks a ticket, so I'm just going to give you a warning this time. But you need to be careful this weekend. The crazy drivers are out early today.
Hank promised to be more careful and as we drove away he said, Whew...I've got to get one of those plates for my truck!
I'm not sure that he learned his lesson...

14 comments:

  1. I love it!! My husband would think the same way!

    I hope you have a nice day!

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  2. haha That's great! I'll have to tell my mom that she needs to get one of those plates.

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  3. Wow, what luck!! Think I could get one for my car, as well? ;-) Only kidding!!
    I have the Univ. of SC one, but I'm not sure that is going to help me much should I get stopped by a Clemson fan!

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  4. Hey at least your cop had compassion. Lucky you two. Cute story :-)

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  5. Impressive. My husband got a speeding ticket in NC while driving my car with its Duke Divinity School and Episcopal churhc stickers. The state trooper didn't inquire as to which of us was the clergyperson (happens to be me). Worse, my husband wasn't speeding at the time (and believe me, I would be the first to complain if he had been).

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  6. Wow that is awesome, we have the opposite problem in GA because we have special university of Tennessee plates which make us a target.

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  7. That reminds me of one of the last days of school back when I was teaching and I was pulled by highway patrol! He saw all the books and crap I was bringing home from Wade Hampton for the summer and asked if I was a teacher. When I told him I was I ended up with a warning and no ticket!

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  8. LOVE THIS STORY!! Yay for our boys in blue to recognize how awesome teachers are!! xoxo

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  9. I had better put some thought into which license plate I choose. Not that I would ever speed. :)

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  10. What a nice perk!! LOL

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  11. I think that is great....I mean, after all, he recognized the importance of being a teacher!!!

    ~Beth

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  12. I really, really need one of those:) thanks for sharing your great story.

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  13. My husband's philosophy is not to abide by the speed limit but to spend $500 on a radar detector.

    Do you know what kind of shoes I could get with $500? Am I willing to take five minutes longer to get somewhere so I could have those shoes? Oh yes I am.

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