Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by all the choices available to us when it comes to car insurance. There is no need to fret because choosing the amount of coverage you want is the most important factor. Find out what your state’s minimum insurance requirements are. Once you know the requirements, then you can decide on any other options or coverage you would like to add. Once you have decided how much coverage you need, then the comparisons can begin.
Whether this is the first time you need car insurance or you are considering switching to another company, comparing your options is easier than ever. There are multitudes of websites available that can assist you in quickly and easily comparing the various car insurance companies available to you. Taking the time to do these comparisons will ensure that you get the best deal possible. Remember that many violations, including speeding, remain on your driving record for at least three years. This could raise your insurance rates with some of the companies, while others offer ‘forgiveness’ programs. Be sure to consider this when comparing the companies.
If you do have a less than perfect driving record, you are not alone. Many of the top celebrities are right there with you! Below is a list of ten celebrities that have received speeding tickets.
Probably one of the most renowned speeding incidences was in 2006 when Mel Gibson was pulled over doing 87 mph in a 35 mph zone. His rampage added to his fame although it was not in a good way.
In April of 1996, Robert Downey Jr. was speeding down Sunset Boulevard in his birthday suit, throwing imaginary rats out of the window. There was more than just a lead foot affecting him. He was also caught with a couple illegal substances and a shiny .357 magnum (unloaded).
Beauty, fame and fortune do not mean a thing to the LAPD traffic police, which is what Kim Kardashian found out in September of 2008. She was pulled over for speeding in a school district. She claimed to be rushing home following rehearsal for the talent show ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ There was no dispute as she agreed that she had been driving too fast.
Another beautiful bombshell was caught in the act! In April of 2009, former Miss New Mexico (USA) was caught speeding in Texas. She was also a little tipsy as she failed one of the sobriety tests she was given. She denied that she was driving while intoxicated.
In 2009, Foster was clocked driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone. She denied that she was speeding and blamed the radar gun, stating that it must have made a mistake. The truTV show ‘speeders’ was on site; however, once Foster would not sign the waiver for the show, filming ceased.
Her agitation continued to grow and then came her anger. She persistently denied that she was speeding, maintaining that her speed was only 30 mph. She continually interrupted the officers and complained that this was taking too long.
Foster remained hysterical and one of the officers decided to call his supervisor and request he come to the scene. This annoyed her even further. She still received her citation, although she should also receive an Oscar for this performance!
Andre was driving 109 mph in a zone designated 65 mph. According to the Captain of Police, Jason Bolton, Andre posed an obvious threat to the other drivers. He was traveling too fast along 75, passing other cars as if they are just standing still. Captain Bolton felt that this situation was an accident that was waiting to happen.
In April of 2011, Ms. Stone was pulled over in Atlanta and then arrested. The soul singer was caught driving on a suspended license and speeding. She left the jail, released, an hour later.
The Striking Brazilian supermodel was caught speeding through Massachusetts in September of 2011. She reportedly had her two toddlers in the car with her. She was traveling 70 mph in a designated 55 mph zone. Gisele was given a verbal warning. What Luck!
In April of 2007, Britney Spears who was already plagued with continued problems at that time was pulled over on Sunset Boulevard for speeding. She, like Gisele, was warned and then let go. The officer must have had some compassion for her, knowing she had erratically shaved her head in February that year.
Considered the richest man in the world, Gates, too, has violated the speed limit. He also drove without a license and ran a stop sign! In 1975, he was caught speeding and driving without his license. In 1977, he was arrested after running a stop sign and he still did not have his license with him. It would seem that Mr. Gates needs to learn from his mistakes, at least when it comes to driving.
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