Kristi asked in Cars & TransportationSafety · 1 decade ago

How do i tell my family i got a speeding ticket?

I have a really strict family and they are going to have a minor heart attack, is there a way to break the news to them!?!?!?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    My family is really strict too. Recently, i got in a minor accident and i was TERRIFIED of telling them! Dont tell them before you're ready, and sort of have a plan of what to say. but do it soon! and be well rounded in what you say. like, admit that you were wrong, but tell them that because of this you've learned something, whatever that something may be. explain to them that having something like this happen teaches you to be a better driver, and be upfront telling them you will pay for it. and if your insurance excuses speeding tickets if you go to drivers school on a saturday, offer to do that. other than that i would just say be confident, even tho its okay to be scared! i know i was! you could start the conversation casually, but direct. ultimately you know your parents better than anyone else, so you could probably come up with a good way to start the conversation. it wont be easy and u will scared as crap so dont expect it to be a breeze! just be prepared and stay calm! with me, when my parents saw that i was handling the situation as an adult (though i was scared out of my mind!) they treated me as an adult. good luck! :-)

  • 1 decade ago

    by telling the truth to your family is the best way, lies always catch up to you eventually, and the guilt will be there too. Perhaps, when you tell them, you could tell them that you will pay for the ticket, as well as showing some more responsibility, by offering to do some more chores/helping out around the house etc... I'm sorry that this happened, but we all go through it at some point in time. Yours just happens to be now. Take care.

  • Tara
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Tell them in a calm voice and soften the intro a little by starting with something like.... I did something you aren't going to like, or something similar. Tell them as soon as you can. They'll respect your honesty. If you don't have a job to pay for the ticket, take responsibility by offering to do extra chores around the house to pay for it. If they get upset and yell at you, let them. You need to remain calm. That will defuse their hostility. Good Luck :)

  • 1 decade ago

    With your mouth of cause just joking, Well you should tell your family. No matter how strict they are. If you don't tell them and they'll find out later, you'll get in more trouble. So it's best to tell them now.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Do not waste any time calmly tell them you got a speeding ticket, then hand ticket to show you messed up.Better you tell them than for someone else to say they saw you being pulled over.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Some night when dinner is almost over (don't want to ruin dinner)you say "Dad" (or mom) "how old were you when you got your first speeding ticket". Hopefully it will have been near your age now. Then you can slide into it. I Hope it works.

  • 1 decade ago

    I hate to sound like a broken record but, honesty is the best policy.

    Source(s): Man I'm getting old!
  • 1 decade ago

    the anticipation of something bad is always worse than the actuall event. just be honest, your old enough to drive, so you should be old enough to have some balls and stand up for yourself...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Walk in the house and say "I have good news and bad news". "What news do you want to hear first?" "The good news is I am safe and alive". "The bad news - I got busted speeding by the cops". "Put that in your pipes and smoke it mom and dad". "Whats for supper?"

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    say this a N.I.G.G.A.S i got a speeding ticket... deal with it N.I.G.G.A.S and then while ur leaving the room say ***** thats sh.it n.igga.s and start dancing...

    lol

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