Handling LEO encounters

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In some areas, driving around with a windshield like that is reason enough for an LEO to pull you over, as it wouldnt pass a safety inspection....
Passing an LEO, tread lightly. I've been pulled over even though I WAS BELOW PSL!
I've been tailed by LEOs with CO Ka, and I would just pull into the first parking lot to let him pass me. After that, he lost interest and made a u turn...
can you say "fishing expedition", "I DARE YOU", or "JUST GIVE ME A REASON" ?
 

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In some areas, driving around with a windshield like that is reason enough for an LEO to pull you over, as it wouldnt pass a safety inspection....
Passing an LEO, tread lightly. I've been pulled over even though I WAS BELOW PSL!
I've been tailed by LEOs with CO Ka, and I would just pull into the first parking lot to let him pass me. After that, he lost interest and made a u turn...
can you say "fishing expedition", "I DARE YOU", or "JUST GIVE ME A REASON" ?
Windshield is not part of a TX State inspection,but they can pull you over if it is blocking more than 30%. I also worked in the glass industry for a while,and the windshield is fine,and the structure.
Dirty little secret is Glass companies and insurance companies scare tactic peeps into buying new windshields just because of a crack. :)
 

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I'm of the opinion that your detector should NOT be visible from outside the vehicle.
 

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I have a few cops in my family. Cops are human, most don't want to write any paper. Traffic cops or FHP will write their own mother a ticket. Heck in Florida, they chase down and write other cops. Respect and attitude goes a long way.
 

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My dad was a LEO for 30 years and HATED writing tickets unless the guy was a loudmouth

He always said, you can't talk yourself out of a ticket but you can damn sure talk yourself into one
 

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In some areas, driving around with a windshield like that is reason enough for an LEO to pull you over, as it wouldnt pass a safety inspection....
Passing an LEO, tread lightly. I've been pulled over even though I WAS BELOW PSL!
I've been tailed by LEOs with CO Ka, and I would just pull into the first parking lot to let him pass me. After that, he lost interest and made a u turn...
can you say "fishing expedition", "I DARE YOU", or "JUST GIVE ME A REASON" ?
I did get pulled over about 4 years ago over my windshield and tint. Va tint laws 50/35.. I was to be 42% all around, but came back as 34%..go figure?
Ran my info, told thank you for cooperating, sent with warning and get my Windshield fixed.

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I once got stopped by an Ohio State Trooper, and he looked at my radar detector (Passport 8500 at the time) and said "didn't help you this time, did it?" I can't help but to laugh about it now because if I were in his position I probably would have said the same thing.

That said, politeness always wins.
 

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I usually start my encounters with a handshake... believe it or not it goes a long way.
 

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What has helped me win every traffic violation I have fought, 7 of 8, is to make the stop us unremarkable as possible. I have my insurance and registration under the garage door opener on the front passenger visor. I turn on the dome light, hands at 10 and 2 on the wheel, and wait for the officer to approach. When asked for my paperwork, I inform the officer that I will be reaching for the paperwork before I start doing so. I don't argue nor do I explain. I try to end the conversation by asking if the officer knows where and how soon I will be able to pay the ticket. My goal is to leave them with the impression that I won't fight it and they really don't need to make notes on the back of their copy. When it gets to be presented to the magistrate, I explain any reason I can think of why I shouldn't be charged with whatever infraction I have supposedly violated. Every win, in multiple jurisdictions, was because, when the magistrate would ask the officer what is their side of the story, they remark that they really can't even remember the stop. Every time except one, the magistrate has voided the ticket immediately. One time I did need to ask that it be thrown out based upon the officer not being able to even recall the incident.

Best advice of all after quicky scanning through this thread. I'd add putting your hazards on once you realize you're getting pulled over, pulling over in a safe area and over to the edge of the road as far possible on the right side of the road (leo doesn't want to be hit by traffic). If at night, pull over under a street light. Finally, turn your car off and put the keys on the dash (doesn't work if your car has ASS). After whatever happens, ask who should pull back onto the street first (you or them).
 

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