I am old enough to run for president and have a license to practice law. FYI, I’m not Vin Diesel in The Fast and the Furious. I like fast cars. But, I know where to go if I really feel compelled to do something irresponsible. More to the point: I’ve never caused anything but a fender bender and that was, cough, many years (egads, decades) ago. Moreover, I did not get a traffic ticket from 1995 until last night.
There are several reasons I know the stop was bogus. I will leave out the painful description of the intersection I was pulled over in and the significance of the traffic signal pattern. The main one is that it was not conducted as a traffic stop. If you are being pulled for speeding it is not necessary for the police to check out your car as you go by, slowly turn around, and follow you down the road for 1/2 a mile checking out your car before deciding to pull you over. Nope. If they want you for speeding they hit the lights immediately to let your speeding ass know to slow down.
I wasn’t speeding.
It’s hard to gauge sincerity on the internet, I know. I would not be ashamed to admit I was speeding. Nor would one ticket kill me financially. But, I know some of you just will never believe that an ordinary police officer would pull over someone who was not speeding and give them a ticket for something they did not do. Well, it’s true. I’ve gotten two bogus tickets in my life, this being the second one. The first one I got in Gulf Breeze, Florida - the same exact situation: cop pulls me over after following me for a while then makes up some vague claim of speeding “back there” to justify pulling me over and giving my car the once over. The same ticket for going 9 over was issued, minor to be sure. UNLESS YOU WEREN’T FUCKING SPEEDING.
Just to wrap this rant up: Goddam unethical totalitarian tax collectors - that’s all you fucking traffic Nazis are. Sure, there were probably street races going on in my residential subdivision but you were protecting our access road from people going to the Chilis for takeout food.
I am wise to you fuckers. If you have a red car with a wing (albeit small) - with twin Idaho potato cannon fart pipes - you are not going to be able to drive by without talking to a cop. HEY MORON! It’s a fucking Infiniti G35 - IT CAME THIS WAY! It’s my wife’s daily driver, you fucking morons.