I don’t think anyone really likes the cops. If I don’t call them, I don’t want them around.
Just last month, I pulled into a drive thru to get a drink, and as soon as I got back onto the road, which was bumper to bumper, a state trooper hits his blue lights and works his way over to me. I pull into the next parking lot, and the officer tells me he pulled me over because he saw that I didn’t have my seatbelt on. He said he looks at people pulling out from drive thrus for seatbelts because people often undo them to get their wallet out so they can pay. When they are handed their food, they set their wallet down and they pull out onto the street before getting situated and put their seatbelt back on.
That is exactly what I did. Someone was willing to let me out, I had someone behind me, and didn’t really see the danger of being in 0mph traffic without my seatbelt on for a minute.
He told me he only has my safety in mind, then hands me a $160 ticket.
Thanks. I feel safer already.