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post #1 of 25
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My husband used to be a part time police officer, and he says that when he used to go on patrol, it would make him laugh how he would come up upon a driver and then all of a sudden, everyone was going the exact or lower speed limit,and he was like the official pace car.........do you guys ever do that when a cop gets behind you?
post #2 of 25
Of course.
post #3 of 25
Heck yeah! I'm no dummy!
post #4 of 25
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I gotta share this little funny story with you guys.......

My exhusband Dave was a police officer in the USMC,and one night he had pulled off the road, with his radar gun on, waiting for speeders. Well, one guy comes zipping by. Dave clocks him at 55 in a 35, so throws on his lights, siren on, and speeds off after him.

Poor Dave, he forgot to put his car in drive......it had been in reverse and ZIP! Right in the bushes behind him where his car backed down into a ditch and needed to be towed!!!
post #5 of 25


Here's another. You know those cardboard cut outs - life size? Remember Mr. Goodwrench? My dad was driving by the car dealership late at night and pulled his gun on Mr Goodwrench cardboard cut -out.
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by captiva


Here's another. You know those cardboard cut outs - life size? Remember Mr. Goodwrench? My dad was driving by the car dealership late at night and pulled his gun on Mr Goodwrench cardboard cut -out.


I didn't know your dad was/is a cop Chris?
post #7 of 25
In a reader''s Digest, a cop was driving his patrol car through New Jersey on the interstate and noticed everyone was driving sedately. What they didn't notice was that he was Pennsylvania state trooper! (On business elsewhere... )

Me? I check the speedometer, though I'm rarely speeding.
post #8 of 25
Yes - he was a cop all his life and he's retired now. His new job is transporting prisoners from the jail to the prisons or the courthouse. Some retirement, huh?
post #9 of 25
I always check my speedometer first, as I'm rarely going more than 5 over. If I am going too fast and need to slow down, I would NEVER hit my brakes with the cop around. I just take my foot off the gas and let myself decelerate that way. It drives me nuts when EVERYONE is suddenly hitting their brakes. It's like...way to draw attention to yourselves!
post #10 of 25
I usually check my speed, but honestly, in San Diego the cops usually go roaring past you! You have to be going insanely fast (like over 90 mph) or driving recklessly to get pulled over. The posted speed limit is generally 65, but people routinely drive about 80 mph or more. (It took a long time to get used to that after I moved here.)
post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
My husband used to be a part time police officer, and he says that when he used to go on patrol, it would make him laugh how he would come up upon a driver and then all of a sudden, everyone was going the exact or lower speed limit,and he was like the official pace car.........do you guys ever do that when a cop gets behind you?
After two tickets in a row this year (dh heading down a hill, about to hit brakes as we were over the limit...too late. $200 later.... then, my stubborn dh, who leaves the driveway without his seatbelt on, and oh, by 2 blocks later as he's getting on the main drag, get's it on..got nailed in that last block approaching the main drag...another $80 down the drain.) dh is now much more aware.

It's nice...he wears his seatbelt all the time now and really watches his speed...I like it
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
I always check my speedometer first, as I'm rarely going more than 5 over. If I am going too fast and need to slow down, I would NEVER hit my brakes with the cop around. I just take my foot off the gas and let myself decelerate that way. It drives me nuts when EVERYONE is suddenly hitting their brakes. It's like...way to draw attention to yourselves!
That's the way I do it too!
post #13 of 25
I'' admit it....I usually drive about 20 miles an hour over the speed limit when I can. Rush hour sucks and that's when I get to drive. so definately do I slow down. Our commute is about 100 miles a day round trip so I would consider myself as a professional commuter. Watch out folks, I want to get home.
post #14 of 25
Been there done that, plus if I am on my cell phone and I see a cop, I will throw it down lol
post #15 of 25
I'm the type of driver who has to check her speedometer to make sure she's driving fast enough, and not "obstructing traffic". I'm not kidding - I learned to drive in the U.S., back in the days when 55 m.p.h. was the top speed allowed on highways, and I often forget that many stretches of autobahn don't have a speed limit. 80 m.p.h. is my "upper comfort limit" on a perfect day with little traffic. Our street has a posted limit of 7 k.p.h. (just above a crawl), and I'm probably the only resident who sticks to it. I'm always the designated driver when we're in Austria, because there are speed limits on highways there, and lots of radar traps.
post #16 of 25
I'm such a goody-twoshoes as far as driving is concerned. Always abide by the speed-limit; have never talked used my mobile when driving and always wore a seatbelt even before it was mandatory. Hubby on the other hand....slows down when he sees a patrol car............etc
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
I gotta share this little funny story with you guys.......

My exhusband Dave was a police officer in the USMC,and one night he had pulled off the road, with his radar gun on, waiting for speeders. Well, one guy comes zipping by. Dave clocks him at 55 in a 35, so throws on his lights, siren on, and speeds off after him.

Poor Dave, he forgot to put his car in drive......it had been in reverse and ZIP! Right in the bushes behind him where his car backed down into a ditch and needed to be towed!!!




Poor Dave!
post #18 of 25
Of course, we all do that I think!

I am actually a pretty nerdy driver. But had an odd string of pull overs, closelly in a row that made me phobic. one was for a "CA stop" (rolling at stop sign), another for reasons I couldn't fully understand when I was on my bike, this cop started asking me why I was where I was, and where I worked, it was odd. I suspect there was something going on nearby and he wanted to see if I was involved. THEN I was really tired at 2am and was driving badly and got pulled over for suspision of DUI! I wasn't but to this day, since they all happened pretty close together I am a cop-phobe! (I didn't get ticketed foranyone of them by the way)
post #19 of 25
I do that too , but I'm always tempted to speed because the cops in my town are all so goodlooking!Eveytime I see one I want to ask him if its a woman doing all the hiring!
post #20 of 25
lol..
my dad actually provokes it because the police arent allowed to stop us!
the wonders of being in germany and having consulate/embassy number plates!
post #21 of 25
I hate when everyone on the freeway slows down to 45 mph, when they see a cop. This is especially annoying when the cop already has someone pulled over. PUH-leeze! He's not going to drop what he's doing and chase you, for 5 over.
post #22 of 25
Doesn't everyone???
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
.........do you guys ever do that when a cop gets behind you?

Yeah. Eric!
post #24 of 25
Only when I'm in their jurisdiction.

.... I.. used to drag race. A lot. Back before my two beautiful T-birds were totaled (the crashes were not race related, and funny enough, not my fault.)

The one thing I did learn from that experiance was to identify cop cars at a distance, and what city they were from. If they were across the lines, I have to admit we loved thumbing our noses at them.

I also learned how safely control a car going over 100 miles per hour.

Of course, when I do encounter a cop who could pull me over, I hang back to about 5 over the speed limit. For some reason I feel like I'm being dishonest by going the speed limit just because a cop is there. Never have been pulled over for it.

Personally, I like traveling behind police cars. The ones around here go 10 to 15 over the speed limit, so it's one of the best places to be.
post #25 of 25
I have only ever had 1 speeding ticket $135, it was a new years eve and The children and I were late getting to a dinner booking with the family, When the police pulled me over the children made me feel so bad because they begged the police man not to take me away. Then when we got to the resturant, the children ran through to there grandma, yelling at the top of there voice that I had been picked up by the police and everyone in the resturant laughted at me . I dont speed any more and I set a better example for the children, The oldest has just got his liscense, so hope he doesnt speed .
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