Getting a Ticket (PSA)

Super Trooper Chicago's Finest

Here’s a tip when stopped for entering an intersection when the light is yellow, and there’s two of Chicago’s Finest just finishing up going through a McDonald’s Drive-Thru – looking for a way to justify getting those two #2s.

First off – when the cop asks you, “Where are you in such a hurry to?” – It’s a rhetorical question – just hand him your driver’s license and insurance. If you try to answer, he’s bound to say,

We could stand here and chat all day, or we could move this along by you giving me your driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Secondly – if you think about it, just go ahead and roll down your passenger window, because the cop’s partner is coming up on the other side of you – and wants to ask you a question.

Oh – what’s that? Right – I will hand over my driver’s license and insurance to Cop #1. Thank you for reminding me I should do that.

And lastly – when the cop is standing AT THE WINDOW, and you need to go into your bag (which is in the backseat) to get your driver’s license because, crazy you, you sometimes put your wallet in your bag because you’re driving, and you hate driving on that bulge, VERY SUBTLY take off your seat belt to reach for it. Because….

When he comes back with your ticket – it will allow him the opportunity to say (very magnaminously)

I could have given you a moving violation, but I’m not. You get to keep your license. But, I did notice that you were not wearing your seatbelt. SO I wrote you up a ticket for that. I would consider that a gift.

Thanks for the early birthday present, Mr. Officer, sir.

Super Trooper Chicago's Finest

Here’s a tip when stopped for entering an intersection when the light is yellow, and there’s two of Chicago’s Finest just finishing up going through a McDonald’s Drive-Thru – looking for a way to justify getting those two #2s.

First off – when the cop asks you, “Where are you in such a hurry to?” – It’s a rhetorical question – just hand him your driver’s license and insurance. If you try to answer, he’s bound to say,

We could stand here and chat all day, or we could move this along by you giving me your driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Secondly – if you think about it, just go ahead and roll down your passenger window, because the cop’s partner is coming up on the other side of you – and wants to ask you a question.

Oh – what’s that? Right – I will hand over my driver’s license and insurance to Cop #1. Thank you for reminding me I should do that.

And lastly – when the cop is standing AT THE WINDOW, and you need to go into your bag (which is in the backseat) to get your driver’s license because, crazy you, you sometimes put your wallet in your bag because you’re driving, and you hate driving on that bulge, VERY SUBTLY take off your seat belt to reach for it. Because….

When he comes back with your ticket – it will allow him the opportunity to say (very magnaminously)

I could have given you a moving violation, but I’m not. You get to keep your license. But, I did notice that you were not wearing your seatbelt. SO I wrote you up a ticket for that. I would consider that a gift.

Thanks for the early birthday present, Mr. Officer, sir.

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