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Always stop at signs & lights 83 55.33%
Drive through signs when nobody around, always stop at lights 56 37.33%
Drive through signs & lights when nobody around 11 7.33%
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #101 (permalink)
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it was at lunch. no alcohol, just got a to go order. in a very dead setion of town. he must had nothing to do and though he could kill time and just sit. glad i live in the sticks.

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:47 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Don't bend ANY rules at bar closing time; the shadows are thick with pigs looking for ANY excuse (One license plate bulb dim? Didn't signal? That all it takes) to pull any and everything over in the hopes of issuing a whiskey ticket. The revenue can't be beat so that is what they live for. BTW I've never had an alcohol related violation, thank god.
I was pulled over going to work at around 11:45pm. He reported my license plate light was out but didn't really say anything about it being a warning or anything. Due to the time, he probably though I saw him behind me and made the turn to loose em when it is just my route to work. By the way.... my license plate lights work, just a bit dim. Replaced one bulb to make em happy since they are original from 1992 and 303k miles .
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:47 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Don't bend ANY rules at bar closing time; the shadows are thick with pigs looking for ANY excuse (One license plate bulb dim? Didn't signal? That all it takes) to pull any and everything over in the hopes of issuing a whiskey ticket.
I don't volunteer information to officers. If they ask if I have had anything to drink, I tell them no. I only roll the window down enough to hold a conversation and deliver ID/paperwork. When asked if they can see my eyes, I tell them no. Although I don't drive drunk, I won't give them any opportunity to cite me for anything other than the original infraction.

The last time I was approached by an officer, I was parked with my gf near her house. The officer said there was a report of suspicious activity and said he smelled alcohol. When questioned, I said I had nothing to drink. Then the officer asked to see my eyes, which I (lawfully) refused. He replied "so we're going to do this the hard way", as he walked back to the patrol car to run info. I walked with my gf into her house without speaking another word to the officer, and he drove away. I guess that was "the hard way".

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my license plate lights work, just a bit dim. Replaced one bulb to make em happy since they are original from 1992 and 303k miles .
I convert to LED just because I never want that to be an excuse for an officer to pull me over. It will never require servicing. I also custom make brake lights for safety and reliability reasons. Another thing I will never get pulled over for.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:33 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Honestly if you start rolling through them you'll eventually gain a habit of ignoring them outright.
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I hereby revise my statement as thus.

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Old 03-29-2012, 02:38 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:34 AM   #108 (permalink)
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I hereby revise my statement as thus.
Same for me even though I have only been driving for 6 years. I see 50x more people rolling though the stops than people that flat out ignore them. I have seen 1 person run a stop sign so far at midnight at an empty intersection with fields all around. The only way I run stop signs is if I don't see them (yes I look for them).
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:18 AM   #109 (permalink)
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Due to the time, he probably though I saw him behind me and made the turn to loose em when it is just my route to work.
Once in the middle of the night I slowed down coming into town and then dropped the high beams because I spotted a cop sitting in a parking lot watching the road. Sure, he's hiding and I could have left them on to be a jerk- "I guess I didn't see you sitting there in the car, sorry about blinding you..." But hey, that poor slob is working in the middle of the night in Nowheresville, NH- dim the lights for the guy. He thought my slowing and dimming were uncoordinated reactions to seeing a cop, therefore I was drunk. He pulled out to follow me so he could stop me for something more concrete than a gut feeling. I immediately pulled over and parked in front of a store. Why screw around and get that light bulb or some other BS ticket? He almost went by me (no good reason to stop me yet) and then realized he could stop to see if I needed any assistance. I said no, but that the timing of his pulling out made it seem like he wanted to talk to me, and I figured sooner was better than later. I cheerfully cooperated (standing on one foot while dead tired, shivering and giggling at how stupid this is is hard) and after a couple minutes he told be that it was the best field sobriety test he'd ever seen and apologized profusely for wasting my time. I couldn't believe what I'd found: a hick cop in the middle of the night who was actually trying to keep the roads safe.

I figure the longer they follow you looking for something wrong, the more they are emotionally invested in "getting" you. It becomes less about their first gut feeling and desire to check it out, and ends up being about making something, anything stick.
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Honestly if you start rolling through them you'll eventually gain a habit of ignoring them outright.
I don't either, but I will roll through them if there's no cross-traffic to yield to.

Belgian law actually prohibits STOP-signs where you don't need to stop to be able to yield, so they'd better put their own rules into practice before they apply them to the citizens.

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