Ugh, well here's how it goes. I'm 16, i've had my license since December, and i've been itching for spring to come so I can get into Autocross. I've been practicing by using various parking lots, but only when they're empty, and only when there's no chance of someone getting hurt due to my actions. Well tonight, luck wasn't on my side, and two of Michigan's finest helped me realize that. I was behind the building where nobody parks, doing a run on a track I created in my head. When I realize that i've got one police officer coming up on me from the front, and one coming up on me from the back.
I turn off the car, set the keys on the dash, and keep my hands on the steering wheel so they realize i'm not gonna pull out a gun or something, and then i've got one of them screaming at me to step out of the car. I get out, he tasks me how old I am, and then asks for my license. After that, it was basically just him telling me that I was "Driving like a cheesedick", a "bat out of hell", and then he told me he was going to give me a Reckless Driving ticket, which would get me 6 points. That's about where my knees gave out. I've had my license for like 3 months, and I am gojng to get 6 damn points on my license. Ugh. He told me to get back in my car, and then he went and wrote out my ticket. He comes back, and says "Well I went a little easy on you, and I let you off with a Careless Driving Ticket" Careless Driving is 3 points.... Now I know that I should just bite the bullet, but is there any possible way that I would be able to plea bargain my way out of 3 points on my driver's license. I've heard that insurance doubles with 3 points, and that's a LOT of money. Is there any way I could argue that I was doing it to better my defensive driving skills. I know it sounds rediculous, but since i've been practicing in parking lots, I seriously feel a lot more confident with my driving, and i've noticed that i've been correcting, and paying a lot more attention to what my car does on the road. I can kind of tell when something's not feeling right, and with the snowy weather we have here, experience is a good thing to have. It just seems like it would be a different story if I was doing this stuff on the road, which i'm not.
But if I can plea bargain, what should I do? Offer to go to a driving school or something? I'm new to this, and advice would be appreciated.