Police typically take speeding very seriously. Speeding plays a major role in nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities as well as serious injuries. Speeding doesn’t just contribute to car accidents; it can also make injuries more serious when accidents do occur.
According to Police Chief Justin Burch of Sperry, Oklahoma, the town has had numerous fatalities along the highway in the last few years. When Burch himself was recently caught speeding on camera, he made the unusual decision to issue himself a speeding ticket to drive the point home, Tulsa World reported.
Burch says he was on his way home at the end of his shift and driving along 103rd street on the edge of town. A camera caught him driving at least 20-25 miles per hour over the speed limit.
“It was at that time I decided to hold myself accountable, just as anybody else should, and write myself a citation,” Burch said.
Burch doesn’t know who took the video as it was submitted to the police department in an anonymous complaint. While he admits he probably would not have written himself a ticket if the video hadn’t been taken, he still intends to hold himself accountable and pay the ticket of more than $300.