By no, don't save me or nothing - 04/08/2013 16:53 - Canada - Woodstock
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Tell the officer what happened! Don't take the punishment for someone else's stupidity!!!
I think even after the fact the ticket can be fought in court. Most places allow reasonable speeding in instances of defensive driving. If you told the officer at the time of ticket issue and especially if you gave him plate numbers or a description of the dangerous car, claiming necessity will often get the charges dropped.
Honestly, if you don't like getting tailgated, why be a dick? Just pull over to the next lane. Granted he bumped into your car (get his info) but I have no sympathy for dumb/aggressive/ or spiteful drivers. The cop may have sympathy but it depends in how fast you were speeding, how big your boobs are, and how much you're crying.
The suggested course of action when dealing with a tail gater is to change lanes if on a multilane road or in the case of a single lane road slow down and slightly shift your lane position to the right. This gives the tail gater a better chance of not hitting your car if you need to slow down or brake.
Just explain to him what happened. I'm sure he'll understand you thought you were in a terrible action film.
Yeah, I would have told him why I was speeding. Don't they usually ask you why you were speeding?
Real life conversation with a cop after being pulled over... "Do you know why I pulled you over?" "Depends. How long have you been behind me?" "You were speeding." "Oh. Yeah. That." "Do you know how fast you were going?" "Depends. Did you clock me before or after I slowed down for that curve?" Yeah. It didn't go well.