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FML - The follow-up
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My friend parked between two other cars and as I was about to get out of the car, he said, "hold on, I'm gonna move to that spot", since he noticed the parking spot in front of him had more room. So he slowly drove forward for a few meters and then we were parked again. It was such a small distance and at such low speed that I didn't bother to buckle up again. Unfortunately for me, the police officer who saw me in those five seconds where I wasn't wearing the seatbelt, didn't believe
By TinyBouvier - / Monday 27 October 2014 08:04 / Belgium - Gent
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My friend parked between two other cars and as I was about to get out of the car, he said, "hold on, I'm gonna move to that spot", since he noticed the parking spot in front of him had more room. So he slowly drove forward for a few meters and then we were parked again. It was such a small distance and at such low speed that I didn't bother to buckle up again. Unfortunately for me, the police officer who saw me in those five seconds where I wasn't wearing the seatbelt, didn't believe

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In the county and state I live in there's still quotas. I've been told that and more people will get pulled over at the end of the month because of it. That's my experience I didn't know it was different elsewhere. And #52 I've been driving for 10 years and haven't gotten a single ticket.

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@68 Im not sure who told you that but I have several family members who are officers so I know for a fact in my state there are no quotas, at least not for State officers. And congratulations on never having a ticket, just means you know how to drive.

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Quotas don't exist. They're illegal by law. The term quota was made up by people who hate the police. Also, this FML is interesting because in some states the police don't have jurisdiction on private property (like some parking lots) and can't ticket you for some things such as expired registration, not wearing a seatbelt, not stopping at a stop sign, etc. It's different by every state.

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uncle who was federal police, they don't have official quotas but they do have statics for the area. so if they find you havent ticketed someone to equal out the percentage of that crime in the area you'll get reprimanded. it's also because they'd get less funding if they were found to have less crime than predicted

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My boyfriend is a LEO and he hasn't written a ticket in months. He's too busy going to 911 calls all day and so his supervisors never say anything about his lack of tickets. It's different by city/department, state, federally, and country (obviously).

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Well I'm a LIBRA. I was told by a friend once if you're parked and out of your car an officer of the law cannot give you a traffic violation for something he hasn't pulled you over for. I'm unaware of how true that is tho. Definitely fight that in court

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I personally wouldn't contest it. Say the fine is $50 or less, that's not worth the time to take off work. If you contest, lots of places will actually charge you more, so you better not lose. It's a complete scam.

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I've always thought that police officers couldn't do anything on private property. I've gotten in wrecks in parking lots and the cops wouldn't even come to the scene because it was private property.

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That's like what happens to me, when on my way home, I stop to get my mail and don't re-buckle before I drive 6 doors to my house. But you never know when you could be in an accident.

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"click it or ticket" is bullshit. Traffic laws are important because my driving fast or running stoplights can harm others, but seat belt laws only impact the safety of the person deciding not to wear their seat belt. In a free society, it's not the government's job to protect me from myself. Wearing a seatbelt is a good idea, and I'm not saying that people shouldn't wear them...but legislating it is asinine. If I choose to take that risk for myself, it's none of the government's b

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Wrong #58, you not wearing a seat belt also psychologically impacts the poor person who then has to pick your pieces up off the road and clean up the mess you've left behind. Trust me, you they can get counselling, but you never truly get over things like that.

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What about the cost to society including the ambulance and road cleaners? Also the coroner and investigation that now has to become way more serious. The government's job IS to protect people who are too stupid from themselves.

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Depends on where in the car you're sitting, #58. There was once a case in my state where the guy in the back seat wasn't wearing a seat belt. Because of the way they crashed, he flew forward and rammed right into the front passenger's head and killed them both.

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I watched a video once (for drivers ed) where a person in the back seat who didn't have a seatbelt on flew around in the car during a car accident and managed to kill the other people in the car too. You not wearing your seatbelt not only poses a risk to yourself, it's a risk to everyone else in the car with you.

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