They Got Me....Police Stop

Aug 18, 2022
"Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. Your normal speeder will panic and immediately pull over to the side when he sees the big red light behind him ... and then he will start apologizing, begging for mercy.

This is wrong. It arouses contempt in the cop-heart. The thing to do – when you're running along about 100 or so and you suddenly find a red-flashing CHP-tracker on your tail – what you want to do then is accelerate. Never pull over with the first siren-howl. Mash it down and make the bastard chase you at speeds up to 120 all the way to the next exit. He will follow. But he won't know what to make of your blinker-signal that says you're about to turn right.

This is to let him know you're looking for a proper place to pull off and talk ... keep signaling and hope for an off-ramp, one of those uphill side-loops with a sign saying "Max Speed 25" ... and the trick, at this point, is to suddenly leave the freeway and take him into the chute at no less than 100 miles an hour.

He will lock his brakes about the same time you lock yours, but it will take him a moment to realize that he's about to make a 180-degree turn at this speed ... but you will be ready for it, braced for the Gs and the fast heel-toe work, and with any luck at all you will have come to a complete stop off the road at the top of the turn and be standing beside your automobile by the time he catches up.

He will not be reasonable at first ... but no matter. Let him calm down. He will want the first word. Let him have it. His brain will be in a turmoil: he may begin jabbering, or even pull his gun. Let him unwind; keep smiling. The idea is to show him that you were always in total control of yourself and your vehicle – while he lost control of everything."
Nov 29, 2021
I could hear that quote in Johnny Depp's voice, love that movie.
How about Blow (George Jung is free now, btw) ...

Good refresher that not all cops are the do-nothings that just sit there and watch you speed like they did for the last 2 years. They are starting to return. Acknowledge their authority at all times and you SHOULD be okay..... if they want you they got you so there's that (random plate check, they don't need a reason to stop you so why give them one.)

I was looking for that "speed away from the cop" post, must be in the first three pages. Probably should add some kind of a disclaimer to it, "This is not actual advice."
Aug 19, 2010
Champlain/Hudson Valley
If I was a police officer I'd never be the guy writing a "2-3mph over" speeding ticket unless ordered to do so.
Failure to fully stop at a stop sign or red light, however?.......I'd never make corporal as I'd be generating huge income for the town/county/state.
That and shabby trailering/badly lashed loads. OK, maybe low tires and out bulbs.

Andrew Dice Clay is a senselessly dirty, foul mouthed comedian.
He has a short monologue about being stopped.

So a cop pulls me over and says, "Hey, are you drunk?"
I says, "Yeah, and I'm ........"
That's all I can tell you.