I wish I had a radar detector!
I was on my way to Montreal for spring break. I'm cruising down the NY thruway, conditions are beautiful, the car is handling well, and nobody was around so i wasn't really paying attention to how fast i was going. That is until I looked in my rearview mirror and there was a trooper following me. He claims he clocked me at 106 (unlikely since the governer in my civic cuts the fuel at 100) and slapped with a ticket for going 41 over as well as a ticket for reckless driving. He hauled me to the Schroon Lake court room (he had to cuff me "for his safety") where I was arraigned and released for a bail of $1050. Now i'm told that if i'm convicted I will loose my license, go to jail for up to a year, and be kicked out of college. All for speeding...
Well, just thought i'd share my story. Partly as a warning to others and partly cause i'm looking for some comforting words after a hard trip.