“Speeding ticket” “Red Light Ticket” and the “Traffic Ticket Team”: If you do not want to know about these things you probably should not be reading this. However, if you want to know then read on. No matter how bad you want to get mad at law enforcement for pulling you over, chances are they are simply doing their job and they are not deliberately trying to screw you over. And if you decide to treat them like human beings that they are, you may just get lucky and save yourself from a traffic ticket. Discover More
Although I have never gotten pulled over for anything other than the fact that my headlights were not turned on and it was night time. The cop that pulled me over was very nice and was just simply trying to do his job and nothing more. I was asked if I had been drinking because obviously people that have been drinking do forget to turn on their headlights while they are driving. Well I had not been drinking so I did not have anything to worry about. Trust me I know what drinkers forget because I have forgotten many things while I was drinking.
A few things to remember when getting pulled over, number one, do not panic because you may or may not have done something wrong intentionally or unintentionally. And chances are it is just because you may have sped off too quick. Maybe you did not see a stop sign (this is very dangerous, pay attention.) Maybe you just were going a little too fast and did not realize it. Chances are that a cop picked up on this and that is why you are being pulled over. When you fight and argue with the police this never gets you anywhere in trying to get out of a ticket. So, in other words you want this cop (male or female) to like you at all costs. Not saying you should offer any kind of bribe or anything but you should try to be nice no matter how mad you are about being pulled over.
When you get pulled over you should turn your car off and make sure you turn your interior lights on. Do not move too fast as if you are going for a weapon, but move fast enough so that you can make sure to have the lights on by the time that the cop reaches your window. Second make sure you place your hand on the steering wheel. Look at the steering wheel and imagine that it is a close and place one had where the two would be on a clock and place your other hand where the ten would be on a clock. Always make sure to remove your sun glasses and your hat if you have one or the other one. A lot of people think that placing your keys on your roof is a sign of total submission. Use your judgment on this because if you stick your heads out of the vehicle the cop might think you are trying to throw something out or that you are trying to shoot them. Regardless of what you choose Never get out of your car unless the cop advises you to.
The whole reason you should do all these things is so that there is no tension in the air causing the cop to be mad at you. However if the cop is having a bad night or day then your pretty much screwed anyway. If the cop is having a good night doing these things just make the officer comfortable and I know it is hard to imagine but you should think about all the scary situations that cops have to deal with on a regular basis. You should strive to do just the opposite that other idiots do. You need to be nice but not too overly nice and make sure to do exactly as the officer tells you to do and make sure to do it as soon as they instruct you to do it. Make sure to save all the pleas until after all basics are said and done. A lot of police officers will not speak a single word to you until this is covered. It is almost like the mandatory test for idiot drivers.