so i’m back from the great green north, no worse for wear, except for an unexpected encounter with mahwah police on my way to the camp i was at.
i got pulled over for “cutting off a police officer” — one who wasn’t in fact trying to pass me but probably should have if he was in that much of a hurry. i ended up getting a ticket for an illegal license plate holder (!) and for not having a current proof of insurance in the car with me. the license plate holder will end up costing $54 but hopefully they will waive the second ticket when i bring proof with me to court. on tuesday. in mahwah (2 hours north of me.)
oh, yes. this ticket carries a mandatory court appearance with it. apparently they can use their computers to look up my driver’s license number and all the info pertinent thereunto PLUS generate a printed ticket from the confines of the police car but they cannot go online and find my proof of insurance NOR can i submit said proof electronically. so i get to take 5 hours from my tuesday to go show them a slip of paper. i will not say so in court but i am saying most emphatically here in my safe place: this is ridiculous.
oh — and a question: what does one wear to municipal traffic court?