Hello, my name is Sokratis,45, and i work as a courier driver in the post office.
On May 24, a sunny morning, while in my shift, turning left at a corner i violated a red traffic light, totally safe,no pedestrians,no cars. Stupid me! After the corner, a police car was waiting for smart people like me. I tried to explain that i was in a hurry because i had a lot of envelopes to deliver, but police officer replied that he would stay to the facts...
So according to the traffic regulations, i took a fine of 700 euros, my driving licence was held for two months, same for the plates. Because of the fact that i dont have 700 euros to pay for the fine(almost the amount of my wage) , i turned to my alternatives. I went to the chief of the police department to plead, but he wouldnt listen. I asked the company i work to contribute to half the fine, but they said they would help only for a parking ticket. I asked the union of employees, but they said that has never been asked before and that i wouldnt expect much.
So i turn out to you all. I am sure that a lot of you have been to a similar situation.
I apreciate your help and i thank you all in advance.