I just got my first ticket about a week ago on my way up to Orlando. I got pretty lucky though.... the whole way up there I was going about 120-125 (70 mph limit on the t-pike), and I get north of West Palm Beach (about 75 miles) and get pulled over by FHP. Luckily I had come up on some cars just before that and had slowed down to 90, so that's what he had me clocked at. He was really nice though and didn't even give me a lecture, just said "well you were going a little fast back there, so I'm gonna have to write you a citation", and then he dropped the speed to 79 in a 70 since 90 would have been over $200. So now it's only $82, and court is not mandatory. This way I can just take the driving scool thing online and get the fine reduced, and no points on my license.
Several months ago though I got REAL lucky! Got pulled over locally going 90 in a 65, and I too didn't have my endorsement put on my license yet, only the MSF card. After a brief lecture and him telling me he "could" take me to jail right now, he said "you have 2 options: I take you to jail or you have somebody come pick you up". I told him I'd have somebody come pick me up. Then he said "well I'm not gonna wait around here, so whatever you do after I leave is your business. If I come back by here and your gone I'll assume somebody picked you up". After all that, he got in his car and left... phew!! I waited about 10 minutes and slowly made my way back home, LOL
-Jared ::::: Black/Red '04 CBR 600 F4i - 128,700 miles and kicking strong