(Closed) And cops wonder why we don’t like them /rant

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Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Thats too bad that you got pulled over, but to be honest.. I can’t stand when people don’t use turn signals, I think its good to just always be in the habit regardless of if anyone is around because it can cause an accident :/

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Sorry you are stressed. I think using a turn signal is a big deal and part of being a responsible driver. FI Grandmother and three relatives were waiting at a light to turn but a semi behind them didn’t see the turn signal, thought they were still going straight, and rear ended them. All passengers died.

A lot of accidents can be avoided by people following the laws that are put in action to keep you and other drivers safe on the road. An insane number of people die in car accidents every year and I would hate for you to be one of them.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Oh I hear you!

It’s not so bad here in PDX, but 30 min west in Beaverton the cops are notorious for being douche bags.

I used to work in a call center until late late at night in Beaverton. My house was a 6 min drive from work. My ex boyfriend would constantly get pulled over…just too see what’s going on.

No suspicious activity or reckless driving or tail light out. It was just late and the cops were bored. 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

First, you need to learn how to use the return button. That was a tough one to read.

Second, my fiance is a police officer, and he said he would have pulled you over too. Your story just PROVES why people get pulled over. You honestly don’t think that you did anything wrong?! Come on. 

I say, learn how to use your turn signal, and you won’t get pulled over. 

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

So sorry that it happened to you. If it is in WV, definitely not the only state. The ex got a ticket for not using his turn signal where he is lives in OR and this was at like 1130 at night since he was driving home from work but there were no cars around except for the state trooper that he didn’t see.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I hate being pulled over too but honestly a turn signal is there for safety precautions. I always use a turn signal, even on side streets, because you just never know. In situations like that, they arent pulling you over to be an asshole, theyre pulling you over to let you know that it can be dangerous to other drivers, bikers and pedestrians that you may not see or come out of nowhere.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t hate cops 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

i dont dislike the police at all – the one time i got busted for speeding was because, well i WAS speeding so lesson learnt

i think the police have a tough, often shitty job so i appreciate what they do

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@napabridekelsey: agreed.

OP – please dont take this personally! But as another driver on the road, this is something that irritates the hell out of me and I see it all the time. You dont know how many times I am screaming inside of my car saying USE YOUR SIGNAL!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@vttp926: This statement just proves the point PP are making “he was driving home from work but there were no cars around except for the state trooper that he didn’t see”

If he didn’t see any other cars, it doesnt mean they arent there and it is a potentially dangerous situation.

If you use your turn signal every. single. time. one (of many) dangerous situations while operating heavy machinery can be avoided.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@vttp926: There’s a reason why that state trooper was hidden. He was waiting for someone to drive carelessly. Many people may not think so, but not using a turn signal is careless. 

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