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What Not to Say When Pulled Over by a Cop

submitted on September 19, 2010 by emma123 in "Member's Lounge"
 

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    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on September 19, 2010
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    I have a friend who is a officer and I'll tell you some things they love/hate.

    1. When you get pulled over, take your keys out of the ignition and set them on the dash in front of you. It eases their tension, as you are clearly not intending to take off on them when they go back to their vehicle to run background checks.

    2. If you don't do the first, at least turn your music off. The louder your music, the more likely you are to get a ticket. It can also be perceived as an attempt to distract the officer from conversation or other noises. (Its also just plain respectful.)

    3. Don't rummage around the vehicle or in the glovebox after the officer goes back to their vehicle to run background checks. They don't know what your looking for, and it will increase their tension.
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    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on September 19, 2010
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    You mean your not supposed to flirt? Oo, oh.
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    • lootango
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      Posted by lootango on September 20, 2010
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      It may not be right but I always flirt or make jokes when I have gotten pulled over for speeding in the past. And it honestly helped get me off with warnings every time.

      Since then, I've learned that simply slowing down avoids the whole "getting pulled over" thing. Mr Green
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    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on September 19, 2010
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    Bunch of folks were speeding on the interstate. Cop saw them and put on the lights and siren. One of the group pulled over and got a ticket. As he was signing the ticket, the speeder asked the cop "Why didn't you ticket all those other people?" Cop said "Because you are the only one that stopped."
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on September 19, 2010
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      I heard stories like this about interstates. Sometimes it helps to just slow down.
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    • arzkar
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      Posted by arzkar on September 20, 2010
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      It happend to me too ::) and I just slowed down and didn't get a ticket.
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    vectra5
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    Posted by vectra5 on September 20, 2010
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    Once I got myself out of traffic stop by showing respect to the officer who stopped me. " I am sorry officer, I didn't notice the sign.. I'll be more careful next time, officer" .. It worked like a charm..

    They like when you call them " Officer"... so drop that line few times when you talk and you may get lucky..
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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on September 20, 2010
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    I've never been so lucky to get off with a warning and I'm always respectful. Sad

    I can remember being ticketed by a DPS officer in Texas for checking the mail for my mom because she was expecting something important. He gave me a ticket for "driving" on the wrong side of the road, not passing. I tried explaining to him that I was just checking the mail and was doing so in the car because it had been a week of nonstop heavy rain. I'm still under the belief that DPS officers have no souls. Evil
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    • lootango
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      Posted by lootango on September 20, 2010
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      Texas cops never let anyone off for anything! Drivers (and mail checkers) beware!

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