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  • #16
    Originally posted by mjw064 View Post
    I've been pulled over numerous times in the Commonwealth of Virginia and have not received a single speeding ticket.
    Were you pulled over for speeding?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by mjw064 View Post
      I've been pulled over numerous times in the Commonwealth of Virginia and have not received a single speeding ticket.
      Must be your great personality and easy laid back demeanor

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      • #18
        Originally posted by doulos Christou View Post
        Were you pulled over for speeding?
        Yeah it's always for speeding. I agree with TALON that it's probably due to my easy-going, very diplomatic and impossible to dislike personality.
        Washington DC

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        • #19
          I never was a big fan of writing traffic cites; guess my personal philosophy somewhat mirrored Lawson's (would write the blatant safety issues in a heartbeat, and issue a verbal or written warning to most other infractions... for the reasons BC cites on page 1).

          (BTW, I like Nathan's phrase about citing for Stupidity Related Offenses...)

          In short: No, I was not taught to make a decision before exiting the unit; my decisions were usually finalized at the drivers' windows.

          Don't know what they're teaching at CHP Academy nowdays, but a guy I worked around a lot (Way Back When) told me that their policy was the opposite; if they lit you up, you were getting papered.

          bpdblue; both of my old FTO's eventually quit over the same sort of bureaucratic BS you relate... a sad loss to the LEO profession (2 of the finest cops, and men, I've had the pleasure to know and work with). All too common a scenario; and one of those Catch-22's that LEO managers deal with all day. You couldn't pay me enough to do their jobs!

          mjw; It's definately your tactful, diplomatic disposition, combined with your distinct lack of saracastic wit.
          "I'll defend with my life your right to disagree with me" - anonymous

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          • #20
            Originally posted by mjw064 View Post
            I've been pulled over numerous times in the Commonwealth of Virginia and have not received a single speeding ticket.
            I'm glad to hear that. They have some hefty fines down there.

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