First of all, can I just say, what kind of jack-ass cop gives a ticket to an obviously pregnant woman?!? I hope karma rains down fire and fury upon his head for this, because that is just plain nasty. Doesn't he know that pregnant women are very hormonal anyway? This guy took his life into his own hands here. I cannot be held responsible.
And secondly, I was not speeding. I was in a residential area, driving UNDER the speed limit of 30 mph, wearing my seat belt. I didn't run a light or a stop sign. I didn't cut anyone off or pull any kind of offensive driving maneuver. I am an excellent driver. This, ladies and gentlemen, is my first traffic violation. (Is the suspense killing you?) I got pulled over for having a stupid hot-pink cell phone in my hand. Are you kidding me?
I've seen people doing any number of crazy distracting things in their vehicles. I've seen people put on make-up, eat full five-course meals, actively discipline their children, play musical instruments... You name it - I've seen it. And honestly, I do understand this RECENT law about cell phone usage. I've seen people cut others off because they were busy just chatting away on their cell phone. But I am not that person. Although now, because I have been pulled over and given a ticket for this (not even a warning!), I feel like I am suddenly lumped in with bad drivers. It's not enough that I've gained over 25 pounds in the past 6 months being pregnant, now I am a bad driver. Can you see how torn up I am about this?
I won't get any points put on my license from this, but I am SO pleading not guilty. Why do these kind of things only seem to happen to me?