"I wrote off a speeding ticket 2 yrs ago cuz I was on my way home from picking up my new 20 ft. lawn trailer. "
Was this deduction made on your own or on advice from an accountant? I hope not the latter.
IRS rules are quite specific, as to fines and penalties due to illegal activities as being ineligible for deduction. But hey, until you are audited, you could deduct MY tickets and who would know, right?