Friday, January 8, 2010

On the Outside Looking In...

For all the drivers who insist I didn't see you do what I stopped you for because you are 100% sure you were not speeding, you stopped for the stop sign, the light was yellow, you weren't three feet off that other car's bumper, or whatever other excuse you may come up with, I'd like you to remember one thing...

While you were driving on autopilot, with your head firmly planted in your ass, oblivious to your surroundings or to the presence of the police officer in your vicinity, I was busy watching your car from the outside. While your driving had maybe half your attention, if you're lucky, my attention was completely focused on your driving. You probably didn't even notice you rolled that stop sign at ten miles per hour, but I saw you run the stop sign.

I'm sure you'll insist that your attention is ALWAYS 100% on your driving, but have no fear.

I know the truth...

Press hard, you are making four copies...

(Thanks Bus Driver)

3 comments:

The Bus Driver said...

so, is that 3 or 4 copies officer?

:P

clady said...

It's true our attention is not always focused on our driving as it should be. Fortunately, an officer is there to get it back where it belongs. And yes, sometimes that means a ticket but it's better than getting into an accident.

Triple Beeper said...

I must admit to being a veteran of being pulled over. I had an officer once thank me for not arguing with him when he said I was speeding. And then hand me my ticket. But still, he seemed kind of amused when I said I didn't know how fast I'd been going and I would just accept whatever he wrote as the truth.