I've always said, If you want to play, you got to pay. I can honestly say that I've have been let go with a warning about as many times as i've been ticketed. While I don't like to collect tickets I don't bitch about it either because I WAS speeding. Those whining cry babies just need to suck it up and pay the fine like the rest of us.
"I wasn't really paying attention, just keeping up with traffic and got nailed for 80 in a 65 zone..."
" I was caught going 65 in a 45 mph zone because I didn't see the sign..."
"I was schlepping my sister because I wasn't really sure it was wrong..."
Sorry, but wrong is wrong, infractions are infractions, and just being a menber of the gang isn't a good excuse. A few weeks in the Academy doesn't qualify anyone to drive at unsafe speeds any more than being raised in Germany and spending hours every week for 5 years makes anyone else.