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by: Radar Identified on
Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:20 am

siriusone wrote:Posters were telling people to leave glove box open
That was advice, it was not "thou shalt leave the glovebox open." It makes life easier on the officer, which, surprisingly, usually makes life easier on you. If you don't like that, it's your decision. And if you think police here are asking for too much, watch what happens if you ever get pulled over in Detroit.
hwybear wrote:Probable cause = good ole USA TV stuff

Canada has "reasonable grounds." Different standard. And anyway, reasonable grounds is Criminal Code stuff...
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by: bee_bee on
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:46 pm

What about smoking?? EVERY SINGLE time I have been stopped, whether for speeding or otherwise, I have a cigarette lit. I try to keep it in my right hand so the smoke blows away, but ideally, I'd like to put it out. I've heard rumours of being issued tickets for littering when they toss it out the window as they are pulling over so I've never done that and in new cars they no longer have ash trays, so I don't have anywhere to toss it or put it out. (I also usually apologize for having a lit smoke and I never get back any kind of response.) One time I opened the door so I could "butt it out" then I was going to keep the butt and discard it later and the officer LEAPT out of his car and yelled to me to shut the door as he power walked toward me with his hand on his weapon :( I told him what I was doing and he said I was not permitted to open the doors or exit the vehicle until he has driven away...so then WHAT do you do?!?!?!?!?!?
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by: bobajob on
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:26 pm

I was going to say....

Never say any statement, where you have to add the words "only joking" ;)
* NO you cant touch your phone
* Speeding is speeding
* Challenge every ticket
* Impaired driving, you should be locked up UNDER the jail
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