I do hope that police officers are not just robots that follow the letter of the law - I would hope they were thinking beings that realize the law is rarely perfect, and occasionally "not see" a violation that doesn't make sense.
Well, I will tell you what cops "see" in terms of traffic violations. and i've known a few cops, given my background, and here's what they told me.
They will rarely stop an expensive car, like a Mercedes, a BMW, a Lexus for speeding. Why? Well, a cop friend in Seattle told me.
It's because they know the owner is more likely to have money, and/or be influential, and will contest the ticket with an attorney. That means a court appearance, that cops hate to make, where they'll be made to look like an idiot. And then the driver will get off anyway, so what's the use?
I first noticed this living in Seattle. Luxury cars were racing all around me, breaking the speed limit. But the only cars I ever saw pulled over were "working class" cars.
And now here in South Florida for 7 years I have NEVER seen a single M-B, or a BMW, or a Lexus or Infiniti pulled over for speeding. Not once, not ever. Yet I see those cars flying past me every day, the worst speed offenders.
When I do see someone stopped by the police it continues to be some "working class" car or truck. How do you explain that?