This post goes out to all those drivers who have honked at me or others for waiting obediently at a "No turn on red" sign. Let this be a learning lesson.
I had a fairly good weekend minus getting a ticket for a moving violation. It was my first after 23 years of driving! I came close many times so I guess it was my turn, but I am still not happy about it.
What did I do? I was driving in a fairly deserted industrial road on Saturday morning. I stopped at a red light and saw the sign "No turn on red". Since I am an impatient person, I decided to make the right turn anyways because there were no cars around. Immediately after that, flashing red and blue lights were coming behind me.
I know it was my fault, but I thought it was a low-blow on the CHP's part to catch drivers doing something fairly "minor" in an industrial area on a Saturday morning. I always thought my first ticket would be from speeding.
In any case, I was told I can go to traffic school so it won't reflect on my record. Believe me, I am now paranoid when I drive thinking I'll get another ticket.