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  1. I can attest to this. Over the past 5 years I’ve been pulled over for various moving violations (speeding, mostly) easily 10 times. In each instance, except for one, the officer has been gracious enough to let me go with a warning.

    When I see the lights in my review mirror I pull over as quickly as I can. I have my window down, and I keep my hands on the wheel so the officer can see them as he/she approaches. When asked for my license and proof of insurance I tell the officer where I’ll be reaching, and I move deliberately so he can see exactly what I’m doing.

    When he asks me if I know that I was speeding I say something like, “I probably was. Sorry.” I’m respectful and don’t argue. If I get the ticket I get the ticket. I was, after all, not following the rules of the road.

    Funnily enough, when my wife is stopped she almost always gets the ticket. Maybe I need to give her a lesson in how to go through a traffic stop.

    BTW…the one time I did get a ticket? I was stopped south of Columbus, OH on 71 South. It was a huge speed trap — the kind where there are officers on the road flagging the cars over. They clocked me from a plane going 86 mph. The officer, however, was nice enough to write the ticket for only 10 mph over the limit saving me from a huge headache of a 20+ mph speeding violation.

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