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 Why Do Cops have such $hi*@y attitudes?
Why do cops always act like they are the next thing to God? I swear 99% of cops I know are total jerks. Why is that?
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zerosum0
Why do Police pull you over for speeding, then just give you a warning ?
Is that a total waste of time for the both of us ?



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Garrett S
I hate to break it to you, but those 'warnings' are now reported and even if you don't get the ticket, your insurance company gets that info and it most certainly DOES effect your rates.

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Miss A
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Depends on what mood the pig's in.

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BONNI
It's called progressive discipline. First time is a warning. 2ND time might be a small fine. 3rd time a little stiffer etc. This way there is a record of how often you have done something and what punishment you were given for it. That way you can't cry "Not fair" when you eventually go to jail and get a large sentence. It has been proved (by the paperwork) how many times you have been counseled.

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Aggie Guy
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A lot of it depends on how you act towards the officer. If you are nice to the officer they will tend to be more forgiving, on the other hand if you are rude and act like it is a waste of time they are more likely to issue you a ticket. It also depends on how fast over the speed limit you were traveling, if your traveling just a few miles per hour over they can be pulling you over to let you know they are out there.
So if you get pulled over, dont be rude. Your chances of coming out with a warning are much better.

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evil_paul
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would you feel better if you got a ticket? Whic you would have top ay, and then have pay a higher insurance rate. Maybe the cop that stopped you was trying to help you out.

Or if he gave you a ticket would think he was an (_I_)hole who was harassing you. Can't have your cake and eat it too.

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Diverse
What are you, an idiot? Would you rather him give you a ticket instead? I wish I could get warnings.

Stop being so ungrateful and be thankful the cop only gave you a warning. Not only do you have to pay your hard-earned money for a speeding ticket, but it goes on your record and increases your insurance costs.

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You might have a cop that's in a good mood--it happened to me once years ago...it was my first offense so the cop let me off with a warning.

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Andrew S
If they are just looking for drunk drivers, they need a legal reason to stop you. Speeding gives them a legal reason to stop you. After they talk to you and determine you are not drunk, you get a warning and they start looking for the next legal reason to stop and check the next driver. Also don't forget that Timothy McVeigh was caught because he got stopped for speeding.

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Col. Forbin
What else can I say that others haven't?

That they are checking that your license, registration, inspection, and insurance are valid as well as that you are not a fugitive with outstanding warrants.

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chuck_junior
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As Mikey said, it's about education as well as enforcement. If I can make you think twice about speeding by giving a warning you'll remember over time instead of a citation you pay and forget, then I've done my job. However, feel free to request a citation the next time you get stopped, and I'm quite sure the Officer involved will be happy to oblige you. lol

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woodyhou
Complaining because you didn't get a ticket. Now I have seen everything.

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fr_chuck
It is suppose to be a way to get you to drive safer and also a way to get others to see you stoped and also slow down.

I guess it is suppose to make you learn a lesson

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Massive Mann
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They run your record..if you are good, and just had a brain fart, they don'y want to hassle with possible courtdates and paperwork, so let you go, but as you still worry about it, it worked, didn't it?

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Terry Z
Boy, you must have done something right. They pulled you over because you were speeding and they were being kind and thoughtful and only gave you a warning.

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Quasimodo
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So rather than being accorded a verbal warning...which is the descretion of the officer...you'd prefer the ticket?

Jesus...sometimes there's no pleasing people. I suspect you're the type of guy that if you found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow you'd whine because you'd have to pay capital gains tax.

Get real will you?

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tallerfella
It's not a waste at all. If the officer is involved in traffic, the simple fact that he is on side of the road, lights flashing, and it appears that he is issuing citations, he has accomplished his job. People slow down, and you get a break..........

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Kevin
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You are welcome to request a ticket every time you are stopped, the Officer will oblige you I am sure.

A traffic stop is an investigative stop. The Officer needs reasonable suspicion of a crime or a traffic offense to stop and identify you. IE. speeding.

The Officer then checks the car's registration to see that it's valid and matches the car, and check's your driver's license to make sure it is valid and is yours. He can look in your car and see that there is no gun on the seat or a joint in the ashtray; or a body laying on the backseat. He can chat with you a little bit and make sure you are not impaired or otherwise distressed.

Then when everything checks out and the Officer decides you seem like a decent person and he can accomplish getting you to slow down by just giving you a warning he gives you one assuming you will slow down and then he considers that a positive interaction with the public.

It is not a waste of time for either of you, the Officer did his job. Also speed kills, it is a proven statistic. It is even possible the Officer saved your life by slowing you down. You not only slow down right then, but probably think about that stop for a while; and it makes you watch your speed.

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Loli M
Police have been given discretion. If, when they pull you over they feel that a warning will do the trick....that is what they give you.
How is it a waste of time if you don't get a ticket? So you were inconvenienced for a few minutes...no money out of your pocket.

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seattleogre
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Unbelievable. They are giving you a wake up call for free and you're whining? It's not a waste of their time or yours if you learn from it. Plan ahead so you don't have to speed to be on time. If you just like speed, take the amount of one reckless driving fine and build an entry level race car and go to the track where speed belongs. Who knows you might be good at it. Just don't whine if you get schooled there too.

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Bobbie E
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With your attitude it is obvious that this GIFT was awarded to an idiot! It is done with the HOPE that the offender will consider themselves what they are (ONE LUCKY DAWG) and then choose to OBEY THE LAW. You might do well to know that these warnings are documented, the next time you are stopped for speeding the officer will know that you don't deserve a warning.

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dude0795
Well not until they walk up to the window and see that you are a pillar of your community do they know that you are. The warning is a record of the stop used for racial profiling statistics as mandated by your federal government now. Next time insist on the ticket so no one's time is wasted.

Just can't seem to make anyone happy......

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joeanonymous
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You are right, send me your plate number and name and I'll make sure that the proper police department gets notified that you no longer wish to get warnings. I promise that they will never waste your time by giving you a warning again.

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Mr Wolf
I would consider myself lucky if I got away with a warning..

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Groovy
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To let you know that they did see you speeding and that you shouldn't be. Be thankful you didn't get a ticket instead of complaining.

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dual_reality
Officers discretion...the next time make sure you voice your opinion about "wasting" your time when you get a warning....so they can write you a ticket and you have to take a day to show up in court and then schedule more time...if you don't pay the fine and go to a driver class to keep it from getting put on your record.

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Leogirl0804
Because they are being extremely gracious and kind. Be thankful that you are only getting a warning.

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Susie D
Maybe because police officers are not the raging jerks that everyone makes them out to be?
Obviously, for the clueless few (read: YOU) a warning really doesn't work because you see it as waste of time, meaning that you didn't get the officers message - slow down.
Everyone has a brain fade every now and then where they go a tad too fast - and if you have a good driving/ criminal record there is no reason not to give the person the benefit of the doubt one time.

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thegubmint
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They're hoping that you will catch a clue and slow down.

Obviously, in your case, it's a false hope.

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James Dean
What's wrong with the world today? People get tickets for speeding, they complain, an officer gives them a break..they complain.

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mikeysco
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Wow. You've got a tough crowd here, huh?

No, it's not a total waste of time for me. My job is to educate and enforce. If I can educate you as to why it's not in anyone's best interest to speed, and I think I'm getting that education into your head in such a way that you're going to use it later, I'm done.

And there are plenty of times when you driving too fast just gives me a good reason to stop you to make sure you're not wanted or drunk or carrying your mother-in-law's dead body in the back seat. I may not even intend to cite as I'm pulling you over, rather it might be better just to chat you up about your speed, see that you're not some hardened criminal, and send you on your way.

Now, if it's really a waste of your time, let me know so I can make sure you get the most bang for your traffic stop buck.

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