I opened a letter yesterday from the city in which I reside.
It contained three pictures--two of my vehicle, complete with license plate; one of the driver that was impossible to identify.
Oh, and there was a citation for running a red light, with a price tag of $242!
My problem is threefold: I have no memory of ever running a red light, and certainly not on the day and time in question; I never let anyone else, including my children drive my car; and I do NOT have an extra $242 laying around!
I've gotten speeding tickets before--while I don't like them, I've never felt that they were undeserved. But running a red light? That's just something I can't believe I did or would ever do!
My court date isn't until November. I will appear in court because that almost always results in a lowered fine. I won't plead "not guilty" because my memory notwithstanding, I don't see how it could be anyone else driving my car.
Still I'm ticked off. The difficulty is, my anger doesn't have a target!