Saying that I am cognizant about obeying the rules when driving would be an understatement.
Not to a point where I am danger to others…I will drive with the flow of traffic on highways and regular roads of travel, but I have never been given a ticket in 24 years on the road.
Stop signs are what I pay attention to most. The majority of people I know who have been ticketed, have been from not coming to a complete stop at a posted sign.
I came across a sign similar to this one on a military installation on Monday.
The sign was placed in a location where it didn’t need to be…there was nothing to stop for since there the traffic to the left of me was barricaded from any trafiic coming in my direction…and the military installation was free from traffic because of a weather issue.
But I stopped and then turned right.
The officer who pulled me over said that I did not. I didn’t argue, apologized at the appropriate time and left with a warning after he made me sit there for fifteen minutes after leaving me for another call before returning.
I came to the same ‘intersection’ today. I didn’t see the officer hiding…but I stopped…
…and then put the car in park…then in drive and then turned right.
Flashing lights appeared behind me and I pulled over in a safe place.
He came to my window and asked, “Do you know why I am pulling you over?”
I replied that I did not.
He said, “You stopped with attitude back there.”
If there was anyone with a sarcastic car…it would be me.