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Over Speeding

Have you been driving? How many times have you been given a ticket for speed limit violation?

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Here’s a touching inspirational story about Jack who was given a ‘ticket’ for over speeding.

Jack took a long look at his speedometer before slowing down. “Wow,” he said out loud, “73 in a 55 zone. The fourth time in as months. How could a guy get caught so often?” When his car had slowed to 10 miles an hour, Jack pulled over, but only partially.

Let the cop worry about the potential traffic hazard, Jack thought. Maybe some other car will tweak his backside with a mirror. The cop was stepping out of his car now, the big pad in his hand. Jack looked in his rear view mirror. “Bob? Bob from Church!?

This was worse than the coming ticket, Jack thought as he sunk farther into his trench coat. Imagine, stopped by a cop from his own church! Stopping a guy who happened to be a little eager to get home after a long day at the office. Stopped by a guy he was about to play golf with tomorrow. Jumping out of his car, Jack approached a man he
saw every Sunday, but a man he had never seen in uniform.

“Hi, Bob. Fancy meeting you like this,” Jack smiled.

“Hello, Jack.” No smile.

“Guess you caught me red-handed in a rush to see my wife and kids.”

“Yeah, I guess.” Bob seemed uncertain.

“I’ve seen some long days at the office lately. I’m afraid I bent the rules a bit—just this once.” Jack toed at a pebble on the pavement. “Diane said something about roast beef and potatoes tonight. Know what I mean?”

“I know what you mean,” Bob responded. “I also know you have a reputation in our precinct.”

Ouch! This was not going in the right direction, Jack thought. Time to change tactics.

“What did you clock me at?” asked Jack.

“Seventy,” Bob said evenly. “Would you sit back in your car, please?”

“Now wait a minute here, Bob. I checked as soon as I saw you. I was barely nudging 65.”

The lie seemed to come easier with every ticket.

“Please, Jack, in the car.”

Flustered, Jack hunched himself through the still-open door. Slamming it shut, he stared at the dashboard. He was in no rush to open the window. The minutes ticked by. Bob scribbled away on the pad. Why hadn’t he asked for a driver’s license, wondered Jack.

Well, whatever the reason, it would be a month of Sundays before I ever sat near this cop again, scowled Jack. A tap on the door jerked his head to the left. There was Bob, a folded paper in his hand. Jack rolled down the window a mere two inches, just enough room for Bob to pass him the slip of paper.

“Thanks.” Jack could not quite keep the sneer out of his voice.

Bob returned to his police car without a word. Jack watched his retreat in the mirror. Jack unfolded the sheet of paper. How much was this one going to cost? Wait a minute!! What was this!? Some kind of joke!? It’s certainly not a ticket! Jack began to read:

“Dear Jack,

Once upon a time I had a daughter. She was only six when she was killed by a car. You guessed it – a speeding driver. A fine and three months in jail, and the man was free. Free to hug his daughters – all three of them. I only had one little girl, and I’m going to have to
wait until I get to Heaven before I can ever hug her again. Be careful, Jack. My son is all I have left.


Jack turned around in time to see Bob’s car pull away and head down the road. Jack watched until it disappeared. A full 15 minutes later, he, too, pulled away and drove home, well within the speed limit, where he hugged a surprised wife and kids on his arrival. Life is precious. Handle it with care. Drive safely and carefully. Someone’s life depends on it. – Author Unknown.

13 thoughts on “Over Speeding

    • Ang alin? haha…oo maganda yang inspirational message na yan, nabasa ko yan sa email kaya instead of forwarding, i-post na lang.

    • Ako rin naiyak ako ng mabasa ko yung message ni Bob. Namatay pala ang anak nya. Buti naman nahimasmasan si Jack. Next time alam na nya ang gagawin nya. Sana lahat ng driver mag-ingat.

  1. This is so touching Amor. I haven’t read it before. Yung ibang tao kasi kala mo pag-aari yung highway..buti dito maingat at strick ang law for that.

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    • Buti nga dyan sa Australia na maingat ang driver, dito ang mga jeepney at bus driver ang mga hari ng kalsada. 🙁 Hindi lang naman sila ang madidisgrasya kung minalas.

    • Hehe, iyakin ang lola mo eh. Mabuti naman maingat ka mag drive.

      Sana lahat ng driver eh mabasa yung ganito para lahat na sila mag-ingat no? 🙂

  2. A touching reminder for those overspeeding. Dapat maingat talaga sa pagda-drive at follow the rules of the road. I had one student in Davao who died in a car-crash, dahil sa sobrang overspeed at obsessed din sa car ang stude na yun. Graduating lang sya sa HS nun. May he continue to rest in peace na lang.

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    • Korek ka jan friend. Naalala ko tuloy yung stude ko dati, naaksidente sya pero dahil yata sa pagmomotor, nabangga yata yung motor nila ng isang sasakyan. Namatay yung kasama nya tapos sya naputulan ng right foot. Hindi ko nga alam na he’s using artificial foot pala. Hindi ko kasi pinapansin the way he walks, pero noong naging aware na ako sa nangyari sa kanya, napansin ko na oo nga may iba sa paglalakad nya.

      Speaking of over speeding pa rin, yung friend ng friend ko, naghihintay ng jeep sa waiting shed, when she was hit by a speeding truck naman, she died on the spot. Tsk tsk. 🙁