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

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  1. teleman1

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    Son, come here to Phoenix Arizona and try that stunt. Here is what will happen, you will either attempt to drive away from fright or you will be down on the pavement with a cop on your back that had too many of you that day. The 2nd you do that, they push a button for backup. A lot of people die with your type of philosophy. You could be legally right and dead.
     
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    Anyone been stopped for righteous nose picking?
     
  3. Greggorios

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    Gripping the steering wheel at 8 and 4 has been the recommended position for some time but it has nothing to do with air bags. It actually predates airbags. 8 and 4 is the most efficient/effective way to turn the wheel by "pushing upwards" to move it as opposed to "pulling it" down from a position with the hands higher up on the wheel. This is how it's taught to professional race car drivers as well as for some commercial driving.
     
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    Congrats to you both on a job well done!
     
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    Actually taxis have that where I live. A phone or pad in the hands-free for app orders and GPS, and a phone or two (perhaps one for business, and one for family and friends) on the dashboard they use with their hands. All have stick shift in their car.
     
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    I'm 62.

    About 50 years ago, my father told me never get nasty or insult a police officer, as they are people and have feelings too.

    And if a police officer wants to arrest you, go with him and do not argue or fight; we'll straighten it out later.

    Good advice, which I never had to use.

    Your daughter thinks on her feet, very good!

    Mike. ;)
     
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    I hope I do not derail this thread, but I think a young lady has a better chance of getting away with questioning an officer than a beer bellied old guy in a bumched shrit.
     
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    That is a terrific story, and it's good to hear it all turned out well. My golfing buddy who drives if not like a manic, someone who is very close to being one, got stopped one day. He was doing 85 in a 55 it turned out, but when the cop asked him; Do you know how fast you were going? Freddy says, no but I bet you do!
     
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    No you're not! :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    That's what cops do isn't it?
     
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    My son got pulled over the other day because his license plate light was out. Officer also noticed during the stop that his inspection sticker was due the month before (typically we get a month's grace period). So my son gets home and tells us and we asked if he got a ticket.
    "Nope, just a citation" he says.

    We tell him that a citation is a ticket and he give us this look.

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    glad nothing crazy and terrible happened! relief!
     
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    Google knows the truth... everything.
     
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    I drove a big rig over a million miles and I don't think I even accidently landed my hands at 8 and 4. For many years 10 and 2 was the taught procedure, but most of the time your hand was in the middle of the top of the steering wheel because in the day before high torque low rev engines you had to hold the engine between 1800 and 2100 rpm and you were busy shifting gears with your other hand. Before the Road Ranger, and Spicer transmissions, (and variants) when many trucks, maybe even most trucks were equipped with double boxed transmissions you had your left hand sticking through the steering wheel in order to shift both transmissions at the same time. Forty years ago, driving truck took some skill, and lots of luck.
     
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    Good advice. I can tell you with some certainty that if an officer wishes to arrest you, fight or no fight you're going to be arrested. If you fight the arrest, and they overcome you, and put you in the car, the fight IS NOT OVER. It will conclude once they have you safely ensconced in a jail cell with your hands handcuffed behind your back. All that stuff about rights and such, is TV fair, they are KING at their house. There is theory, and then there's reality. As one Mr. Cool Hand Luke once said, "my mind's right boss."
     
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  17. Mike Eskimo

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    Stick.

    “Kids these days don’t even know how to drive a stick !”

    You have no idea what kind of upbringing they’ve had.
    The state of their marriage.
    You have no idea what kind of psychological damage they received in the armed forces.
    Whether or not they were an MP.
    The reason they became a cop in the first place.


    Phoenix, Schmoenix - Just don’t go shopping with your pregnant wife and young daughter and you should be fine. I think there’s one other very important angle to that story but we can’t discuss that here…


    I totally get what your dad was saying then , but that was 50 yrs ago.
     
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    Kudos to your daughter. Now, am I the only one who sees a problem here? So a cop can pull you over because he says he saw you driving with one hand on the wheel and then demand to see your phone? Then isn’t he doing a search of your phone? So you’re required to have both hands on the wheel at all times or risk getting pulled over and searched? What if I’m adjusting the heat, radio, window? Driving a standard, scratching my butt, smoking a cigarette or putting my coffee cup back? What if you had just ended a hands free call? I’m not handing over my phone. But then, I’m of European decent. I can afford the risk. (That means I have enough money to go to court over it, not that I’m worried I’d get shot.)
     
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    Makes perfect sense and I don't doubt it. I was taught 10 and 2 too. I heard the 8&4 thing from 2 guys I knew who were aspiring race car drivers using paddle shifters on the wheel. Years later I was doing field work for communications companies and that's what was taught as SOP to get certified. It felt weird at first but I think it makes sense when you consider the mechanics of the arms/arm muscles. In most cases "pushing" something is more efficient than "pulling something".
     
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    I live in Canada as well ...

    IMO, I would never talk to an officer in that manner, and I hope my children don't. I wouldn't insinuate anything, I would just point out the fact (eg: the phone was at the bottom of a bag and I drive a standard) then left it at that... I would not have questioned the officer on his intent.

    This story ended well, but in another part of the country, or even with another officer it might not have.

    If I was ticketed and went to traffic court... that's where I would stand firmly against the officer.... when he didn't have 100% of the control ;)
     
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