Wow, another one! I'm sure the cop woke up that morning and said "Things are slow today, I feel like harassing someone!" And then they found an innocent victim in you! Did you ever stop to think that the parents, teachers, bus drivers and anyone else concerned with the school probably complain to the department on a daily basis about people speeding and the hazard it creates? The next thing I'm sure you are thinking is how cruel it is for the mean cop to sit there and wait for you to speed through that school zone? I know that here in Ohio we make our speed limit signs different from the rest of the country and being from Massachusetts there would be no way for you to have known what the real speed limit was? I'm sure Mason deliberatly hid the flashing yellow light high on a pole so that you wouldn't see it.I live in Mason, and these policemen here are real jerks. They have nothing more to do then harrass people. I came from Massachusetts 2 years ago, had no traffic violations on my record for the past 20 years, suddenly I'm a criminal in Mason, OH. Pulled over for speeding in school zone (right near Mason Police Headquarters) license suspended because I did not read the fine print on the ticket to appear in court, then threatened with a jail sentence for driving on a suspended license (I was not aware it had been suspended), spent $2,000 on a lawyer. After I managed to leave the Mason courthouse with a misdeamor, came out of my house to find a Mason patrol car parked outside my driveway etc etc.
Sarcasm aside, you got your license suspended because you are an idiot. There is no fine print on the ticket. There is a big box right above the court information that says "To defendant (that's you) Personal Appearance Required". Did you think that a cop just hands you a ticket and then walks away for you to ignore it? I'm sure several weeks went by and obviously you did not try to pay a fine or intend to show up to court to fight the ticket or you would have known what to do...or you could have called and asked. You are a victim of your own ignorance and lack of common sense. If I got a ticket, I might ask someone what to do next...not wait until someone comes to ask me.