Let's face it, no one enjoys getting a traffic ticket. Be it speeding, texting while driving or any of the numerous other reasons you may see those blue lights in your rear view, it's simply never a pleasant experience. But what if you weren't in the wrong, and you decide to fight that ticket? Should your mood, when the ticket is being issued, have any affect on your day in court?

It's pretty common for police to write notes pertaining to the particular incident at the bottom of a ticket, but how would you feel if you found out that notes, symbols and codes were being written exclusively on the ticket copies that only the traffic court system and the judges get to see? Would you think it was fair?

Police and judges in South Florida were exposed last year when WSVN did an investigative story describing how the two were using these "secret codes" on tickets and also how it violated the rights of those coming in to dispute them. From what I've read on numerous different websites, and also based on what I have heard from a few different people, is that this is a very common practice that is still in place in many different areas. While I have no clue if this is being done in Lafayette or any surrounding areas, I must ask ...