Most motorists grizzle and gripe about getting traffic tickets. But one Illinois driver believes a $25 moving violation saved his life.
Tim Ignasiak was making his 5:30 a.m. drive to work Thursday when he noticed the flashing lights of Hickory Hills police officer Terry Murphy, indicating him to pull over.
"I knew I was busted," Ignasiak said. "There was no way of getting out of it."
Sure enough, Murphy cited the Palos Hills resident for failure to wear his seatbelt and issued a $25 ticket. Ignasiak then buckled up and drove off, still angry about the violation.
But his bad day got worse when another vehicle ran a red light and smashed into his jeep.