Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Things to NEVER Say to a Police Officer

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WESTLAND, Mich.- Have you ever been pulled over by a police officer for speeding? If so, then you know it can be nerve-racking and even frustrating at times, but it's important to avoid saying things that could end up backfiring on you.  By using our list of Things To NEVER Say To A Police Officer you can save yourself some money while making the experience as least painful as possible!

Things to NEVER Say to a Police Officer:

“If I turn my car off, then I won’t be able to turn it on again.”: This excuse will not help you out at all, even if your car truly is in bad shape.  Saying this to a cop may cause for them to think that your vehicle could be unsafe to drive and therefore warrants another ticket.  It’s best just to do as they say and turn your vehicle off, following the officer's orders is the best route.

“I didn’t bring my I.D.”: This excuse is just a terrible idea since driving without a license is illegal and will warrant a hefty fine. But, if you’re a cyclist it's important to know that road rules apply to you too! If you are pulled over by an officer for a road violation, and you don't have your I.D. the officer will ticket you.

“Why don’t YOU tell me how fast I was going?”: Expressing your frustration through sarcasm will only irritate the officer and may lead them to issue you a harsher ticket.  Police officers are people just like you and I, they are simply performing their duty to society and would rather not deal with sarcastic comments.  These are, after all, the same people who would risk their lives to protect you if an emergency arose.

“There were several cars speeding, why didn’t you pull them over?”: Voicing your complaints about getting caught speeding when you believe other cars were speeding too will not help you win them over. Trying to divert the attention to others who were speeding will not help your case since speeding is illegal anyways.

“I don’t know how fast I was going.”:  Playing dumb is definitely not recommended. Police officers deal with people all day so they know when someone is being dishonest. Saying that you don’t know how fast you were going could also make you seem like an inattentive driver which could also land you a ticket. Honesty is always the best policy.

Remember this list of Things to NEVER Say to a Police officer if you ever get pulled over. Remember to breathe and just be honest. Getting a speeding ticket is not the end of the world and definitely not worth arguing with a police officer over. Visit North Brothers Ford located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 or give us a call at (888) 806-7163 with any questions you may have.

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