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By no, don't save me or nothing - / Sunday 4 August 2013 16:53 / Canada
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Usually, cops don't sympathize they'll tell you that you could've just pulled over or switched lanes instead of speeding. But, I hope the cop goes easy on OP.

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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.

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This wouldn't qualify as an exigent circumstance for a ticket to be dropped by law. OP. could've easily pulled over so the driver could pass instead of speeding. There's obviously something missing in this situation.

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What a pig. They're never around when you need them, but will always be there to pull you over and issue a ticket to fill their stupid quota...

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You should've called the police, tell them where you are and that there is a reckless driver bumping into your car. They will either come and arrest the driver or give you instructions to get out of that situation legally.

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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.

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Tell him what happened. If that ever happens again call the cops in the first place. I know it's unsafe to call while driving but that should be an exception

Yeah, I would have told him why I was speeding. Don't they usually ask you why you were speeding?

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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.

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