Cops pulled over my kid today after work, she makes me proud

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  1. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    So my munchkin was comming home from work today and was going around the cloverleaf onto the main Hwy home , she looks in her rear view and sees the flashing red and blue and pulls onto the shoulder and waits.
    the officer comes upto the driverside and asks,"How are you today?" my kid says "Fine, how are you?"
    he replies "I'm good, Do you know why I pulled you over? " she says "No I dont". The officer says "I saw you driving with one hand on the steering wheel, Can I see your Cell phone? " my kid says ,"Sure" and leans into the passenger seat onto the floor board pulls out her bag, digs deep and recovers the offending item. She point out to the officer that she is driving a standard and needs her other hand to shift gears.

    so she says to him , "So you pulled me over because i am young and driving a standard",
    He says"No",
    Then she says to him ," so you pulled me over because I am young and you thought I was on my cell phone while driving?" The officer says " Yes" she replies," Well clearly I wasnt, I was driving a standard and had to use my other hand to shift gears , and the only reason you pulled me over then was because I am young and driving a standard" to which he replied "Sorry Mam, you have good day"

    I was very proud of her for standing up for herself, with out being rude or condesending to the officer
     
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    Nice! I'd be proud too. Congrats!
     
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    Talking nice and with respect got me out of a lot of trouble back in the day. All due to my Dad who told me to do just that.
    Your a good Dad that taught your Daughter well.
     
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    My oldest brother is a retired cop...32 years on the Toronto force. His advice to me about 30 years ago was "deny everything and admit to nothing"...and always say "yes sir/no sir". Good advice that's worked in my favour a couple of times.
     
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    You Sir, have proof that you've been a good father.
    Your daughter sounds like a good young person also.
     
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    Maybe he just was bored and wanted to chat to a pretty girl:)
     
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    I know people that if told that story would either laugh and laugh and then ask “where did this happen ?!” or they’d get very angry and walk away because they wouldn’t know where to start.

    I get the point of the original post and you should be proud and if your daughter has the wherewithal to conduct herself like that then she obviously also knows that situation plays out very differently in other locales...
     
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    Where I live 95% of the cars have standard. Only a few cars have hands-free sets installed (no correlation with above statistic).

    Old people also use their phones while driving without a hands-free. So do middle-aged drivers.
     
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    From what I hear in the news from the US then reaching into your bag when stopped by the police can have serious consequences for some people.
     
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    You are correct depending on who you are, any encounter with the police can have a dubious outcome.
     
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    I thought she was lucky not to be shot.. then I saw it was British Columbia
     
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    The proper response is to tell Officer Smiley to get a warrant, and if he had probable cause he would have gotten the phone himself already.

    You do not have to even roll down the window for a cop... Jeeze.
     
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    Dumbest advice I ever heard.
     
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    I did point out to her , that in the officers expirience that 9 times out of 10 he would have been right on the mark, texting and driving is a dangerous undertaking with serious consiquences ,and she agreed, but while driving my " 24let" shelves her cell phone or pulls over onto the shoulder
     
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    I understand what you're saying here, but I can't look past the missed opportunity to refer to your child as 8-track.
     
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    a 16 track more likely:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    good catch!
     
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    I don't know what's being taught in Canada, but in my corner of the U.S. they're teaching new drivers to grip the wheel at the 9-3 or 8-4 positions instead of the traditional 10-2 to avoid injury during airbag deployments.

    Unless Canadian law has a requirement that both hands be on the wheel and visible from the outside, not being able to see both is pretty shaky as grounds for a stop.
     
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    They need to do more of that in the States. Most states have cell phone laws - but they don't seem to be enforced. They should be.
     
  20. 24 track

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    the officer was probably and has admitted that he was under the impression she was texting and driving , and 22 year old , in most cases would be doing that, he just encountered the exception, good on him for apologizing and letting her go.
     
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