Cop Pulled Me Over for Eating a Cookie!

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    Dec 10, 2013 9:29 PM GMT
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    I take a bite of my cookie and scream "is it against the law to eat a fucking cookie?!"
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    Dec 11, 2013 2:49 AM GMT
    You deserved it. Cookies are dangerous and violate important public policy objectives.
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    Dec 11, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    This is why your car should have been equipped with a hands-free cookie eating device.
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    Dec 11, 2013 4:35 AM GMT
    Some... pimple-faced child in a state trooper's uniform pulled me over and said, "I've never seen you around here before..." icon_eek.gif

    Seriously, it was all I could do not to make some comment involving diapers. He gave me a warning for a cracked windshield, which, yeah, I'm sure he saw going the opposite direction at 130 mph. I was on the verge of whipping out my phone and dialing up his commander (who I know from high school.) IKD WTF that was all about.
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    Dec 11, 2013 4:37 AM GMT
    Oh shit, did I say "dialing up"?

    sux to be old and senile.
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    Dec 11, 2013 5:54 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidSome... pimple-faced child in a state trooper's uniform pulled me over and said, "I've never seen you around here before..." icon_eek.gif


    He just wanted to get a good look at you.
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    Dec 11, 2013 6:42 AM GMT
    In some states you can be imprisoned for waving around a toy gun. (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080124232419AACCLCu)

    So of course you'd be stopped driving waving around a fake cell phone!
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    Dec 11, 2013 8:40 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidIn some states you can be imprisoned for waving around a toy gun. (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080124232419AACCLCu)

    So of course you'd be stopped driving waving around a fake cell phone!


    Christ dont come to Canada then, they'll pull out the M-16s on ya. No joke.icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 11, 2013 10:40 AM GMT
    Hmm, well, if you were holding a cookie, that looks like a phone, in a manner you would normally hold a phone, I'd say you were asking for it.
  • kew1

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    Dec 11, 2013 11:18 AM GMT
    Over here it wouldn't matter if it didn't look like a phone, eating or drinking (anything) while driving can be considered driving without due care & attention.People have been fined before.
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    Dec 11, 2013 12:29 PM GMT
    the exact same thing happened to me in 1990 while i was driving up to dc from richmond, va. i was on I95 north, when i was pulled over by a virginia state trooper. driving a motorcycle. TIGHTEST UNIFORM EVER!
    said i was 5mph over speed limit. i apologized and he asked if the EQUAL flag was 'for real'. i asked if it was entrapment. he said no. so i said yes. he said, 'good, i finish my shift in 30minutes. wait for me at the IHOP.' i did as requested. two days later i arrived back home. and i still have the cuffs.


    god i miss being young, and feeling better.
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    Dec 11, 2013 1:16 PM GMT
    It's been done down here too. because while you are eating with one hand you are not in total control of your car, thus a hazard on the road. But then we are not allowed to hold our phones while driving for much the same reason.
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    Dec 11, 2013 1:39 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie saidIt's been done down here too. because while you are eating with one hand you are not in total control of your car, thus a hazard on the road. But then we are not allowed to hold our phones while driving for much the same reason.


    True, but using a phone while driving is a particular hazard, which is why it is a specific traffic offence in many jurisdictions.

    The part of the brain that controls vision becomes less active when people concentrate on having a conversation on the phone. Drivers on the phone are four times more likely to have an accident.
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    Dec 11, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    tru_blu_ozzie saidIt's been done down here too. because while you are eating with one hand you are not in total control of your car, thus a hazard on the road. But then we are not allowed to hold our phones while driving for much the same reason.


    True, but using a phone while driving is a particular hazard, which is why it is a specific traffic offence in many jurisdictions.

    The part of the brain that controls vision becomes less active when people concentrate on having a conversation on the phone. Drivers on the phone are four times more likely to have an accident.


    that would explain why 'ms thing' in front of me yesterday morning at 0430 on 895s from baltimore to dc was swerving in 3 different lanes. she was busy tending to her eye liner AND texting. both illegal, but not a cop in sight. moron.
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    Dec 11, 2013 2:07 PM GMT
    I bought a car 6 years ago that had factory-installed Bluetooth cell phone control. By now most new cars can have this option.

    I see incoming calls on a dashboard screen, and answer them with a steering wheel button. The radio is automatically muted if playing. I never touch my cell phone, it stays in my pocket.

    I also make phone calls with the steering wheel switch. I press it once and a voice prompts me to say what I want. I speak: "Call John Doe" and it places the call, again without me touching my phone.

    If there are several numbers for this person it asks: "On cell, at work, or at home?" "Cell" I reply, and the call begins. The system is surprisingly good at understanding voice commands, a Microsoft and Ford collaboration. It can also operate the radio and do other tasks, but I just use it for the cell.

    My feeling is that this is no more distracting than talking to a passenger in your car. And the physical operation is actually less complicated than tuning the radio or setting the car's climate controls. You press 1 tactile button on the steering wheel for both incoming and outgoing calls, the rest voice operated. Using the wheel-mounted cruise control buttons takes more effort than a phone call. The most complicated operation of all is the GPS. Yet all these other activities aren't illegal.

    So while I criticize people holding and dialing a cell phone as they drive (and have almost been hit by some), I hope laws aren't passed that would also prohibit use of hands-free solutions like my Bluetooth system.
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    Dec 11, 2013 2:29 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidSome... pimple-faced child in a state trooper's uniform pulled me over and said, "I've never seen you around here before..." icon_eek.gif

    Seeing the police lights behind you, with possibly a siren, and being pulled over is a very scary, stressful and dangerous procedure for many drivers. It should only be done for very real cause, not on a whim.

    I would have done a follow-up call to his commander afterwards, to see if he felt that this was a legitimate and necessary stop. This guy may have a history of over-zealous behavior that needs to be reined-in, for your sake and others.
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    Dec 11, 2013 3:13 PM GMT
    kew1 saidOver here it wouldn't matter if it didn't look like a phone, eating or drinking (anything) while driving can be considered driving without due care & attention.People have been fined before.


    Here, driving under the influence of fat and sugar is a right guaranteed by God and our constitution.