“Excuse me officer, can I help you?”
Has your teenager ever come home irritated that the police were picking on him? Has your spouse ever come home fuming that the Blue Meanies were closer to meeting their ticket quota? Have you ever wondered why the police would ever pull anyone over? A recent conversation with a friend had this retired police officer challenged to compile a list of some of the reasons that he or his partners had ever pulled over drivers who may have taken some of the rules of the road into their own hands. Here is a list of 100 reasons why you may have been pulled over by the police.
The “100 List” is not held out to be the definitive and most comprehensive list that is ever to be compiled. It is meant to be light hearted and educational tool to have drivers evaluate their driving habits and perhaps begin a conversation that will have a positive impact on driving habits. Many of the lighter hearted reasons have been actually used and observed by the author or partners that have observed some of the driving habits. Some of the reasons may or may not be offenses in all of the states and provinces, so please check with your local Traffic Act or Statutes in order to verify if you may be in violation.
“Good _____ (morning, afternoon, evening, night), ______ (Sir, Mam, Miss), Did you realize that you were ________ (insert all applicable numbers from the 100 List in the blank)??? May I please see your driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance documents…
Please drive safely.