It stands to reason that very few people are pleased when they receive a traffic citation. Depending on the nature of the charge, a citation could mean points on a license and heavy fines that one would rather not pay. A woman in Delaware felt the opposite, and she even sent a thank you note to the police department.
According to reports, a woman believes that a citation received by her husband is what saved his life. The man was pulled over by Georgetown Police in January and issued a citation for not wearing his seat belt. Because of that citation, the man was apparently more inclined to wear his seat belt on subsequent outings. He was wearing his seat belt when he was involved in an accident on February 21. His wife believes that his seat belt and, ultimately, the citation, is what saved his life.
A private Facebook message that the woman sent to Georgetown Police was made public. That thank you note said: “Thank you, Officer Quillen, for writing my husband that seat belt ticket a month ago. I believe that it saved his life, today. We’ve been married for 27 years. We’re raising 2 of our grandchildren. I need him.”
Seat belts do save lives and sometimes citations do, too. In this case, a simple traffic infraction served as a purpose to remind a driver to practice safety. That act of buckling up to avoid another ticket could have saved the man’s life.
If you have been issued a traffic citation in New York, you may choose to fight your ticket rather than pay it. It is your right to do so. Reach out to our team of experienced traffic ticket attorneys for help. We will review the details of your charges and help you determine your best course of action. Call Feifer & Greenberg today to schedule your free case evaluation.