"Pointers You Need to Know When Getting Pulled Over": Infographic
For the next time you’re stopped by the boys in blueby Robert Moore, on
Believe it or not, the police can actually be pretty easy to deal with most of the time. Of course, there’s always a chance you’ll get stopped by some rook on a power trip, but usually, it’s all business, then you’re on your way — unless you were doing like 140 in a 55 or something equally ridiculous. Which, by the way, you don’t want to get caught doing because you’ll probably go to jail. I can vouch for that.
That said, cops, officers, patrolmen, whatever they want to be called, tend to get a pretty bad rap, especially over the past few years with all the bad publicity. But, in a normal situation, where you might be doing 5 or 10 mph over the speed limit, or maybe just rolled through a stop sign, a little respect and courtesy can go a long way. I’m not talking about trying to suck up or anything, but simply doing as they ask, admitting you were wrong (assuming you were), and letting the officer do his job. Believe me; he doesn’t want to be standing on the side of the highway any more than you want to be sitting there with his squad car behind you — it’s dangerous.
So, now you’re probably thinking: “just how am I supposed to act then?” Well, the online blog, CJponyparts, has put together this nice infographic to give you a few pointers. It’s all pretty much about having common courtesy for your fellow man, so don’t think the idea is to bow down and yield life’s authority. So with all that out of the way, take a look at the infographic and take it to heart. Maybe next time you get caught bending the law, things will go a little smoother for you.
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Why it matters
I know, there are at least a few of you out there that probably just want to kick me square in the junk for saying something nice about the police. I get it. I really do. I’ve dealt with my fair share of douchebag cops that seem to think a shield gives them the authority of God. But, there’s always a few bad apples in the bunch. Then again, half of you who do hate the police are probably the ones who absolutely hate obeying the law. That’s fair enough. It’s your life, and you can feel how you want, but if you’re driving recklessly or otherwise being an idiot, that doesn’t exactly set the premise for a good encounter when they come up to your window. In case you’re wondering what fines for serious infractions cost these days, CJponyparts has also created a number of entertaining and humorous graphics to give you a good idea, so check the source link to see them.