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Pulled over driving Model S

Barry

Active Member
Aug 9, 2013
1,823
1,403
Colorado
Curious what your handle means (besides 107).

There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.
 

AmpedUP

EV Nut
Dec 4, 2013
114
1
Herndon, VA
If he pulled you over for speeding, he should have given you a ticket and sent you on your way. If he pulled you over to entertain himself, he abused his power and should be fired.
 

jeff_adams

Member
Mar 18, 2013
618
2
Monterey
If he pulled you over for speeding, he should have given you a ticket and sent you on your way. If he pulled you over to entertain himself, he abused his power and should be fired.

Maybe it was a clandestine drug search. "Gee, can you show me what a frunk looks like?" :wink:
 

Racerx22b

@unplggdd on Instagram
Nov 17, 2014
902
989
West Palm Beach, FL
If he pulled you over for speeding, he should have given you a ticket and sent you on your way. If he pulled you over to entertain himself, he abused his power and should be fired.

Really? It's called discretion. I've been ticketed less than half of the times I've been pulled over. The act of being "caught" is usually a reality check and reminds me to pay more attention and/or slow down.
 

Kandiru

Active Member
Oct 20, 2014
1,174
373
USA
OP was polite and friendly, cop made best of the time (after all he made a stop), forgave OP, here in OH we call this
a normal interaction between adults with basic social skills.
 
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hcsharp

Active Member
Jun 7, 2011
3,379
1,341
Vermont
Yes, on my first full day of ownership, I was pulled over, going 43 in a 25 mph zone.

Apparently, he was actually more interested in the car than anything else. Had to crawl around and look at everything.

No ticket!

This was a common experience with Roadster owners, whether you were speeding or not.
 

Mr X

Future Martian
Jan 18, 2013
2,136
1,663
Simi Valley, CA
Yes, on my first full day of ownership, I was pulled over, going 43 in a 25 mph zone.

Apparently, he was actually more interested in the car than anything else. Had to crawl around and look at everything.

No ticket!


I got pulled over for the first time for going 38 in a 25


Cop asked what kind of car this is (Smart ED) and liked the color and gave me a ticket. Still don't know how much it will be. :redface:
 

EarlyAdopter

Active Member
Jun 24, 2012
2,818
2,048
Redmond, WA
If he pulled you over for speeding, he should have given you a ticket and sent you on your way. If he pulled you over to entertain himself, he abused his power and should be fired.

The OP admitted to speeding. The cop was doing his job in pulling him over.

In most jurisdictions police officers have the discretion to give a verbal or written warning in lieu of a ticket if they deem that sufficient to deter the behavior. Again, sounds like they were doing their job.

Now, if the OP had not been speeding or committing some other offense and the cop pulled them over just to look at the car that would certainly be an abuse of power. But that's not what happened here.
 

Half Dollar Bill

Traveller, teacher, poet, accountant, innkeeper
Oct 19, 2013
1,679
2,213
Freeport Maine
There are only 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.

Technically, 1101011 is a valid number in bases 3-10 as well. I agree that binary is the most likely interpretation but I wanted to show some love to our other numeral systems.

It's also a palindrome, for our English language lovers!
 

skboston

Member
Aug 30, 2014
249
4
Wilmington, MA
LoL so many policing forum members, why don't you become a cop and ticket all traffic violators?

I guess none of you have ever driven higher than the limit and never broke any of the traffic laws. If you did that you should go to your local police station and confess and get fines issued for these violation. I'm sure it'll be entertaining...
 

tga

Supporting Member
Apr 8, 2014
3,882
2,686
New Hampshire
Technically, 1101011 is a valid number in bases 3-10 as well. I agree that binary is the most likely interpretation but I wanted to show some love to our other numeral systems.

It's also a palindrome, for our English language lovers!
If you want to be pedantic about it, it's a valid number in any base...

LOL. (Which is also a palindrome...)
Nice hat, Bob Tahecin.

If he pulled you over for speeding, he should have given you a ticket and sent you on your way. If he pulled you over to entertain himself, he abused his power and should be fired.
I bet that kind of attitude makes your traffic stops awfully entertaining...
 

cpa

Active Member
May 17, 2014
3,059
3,810
Central Valley
Without getting off topic too much...The more detached law enforcement is from society the more likely a traffic stop will result in a citation. Smaller communities with small forces tend to know everybody (or know someone who knows SOMEBODY!) Smaller communities whose bread-and-butter is the tourist trade tread more lightly with out-of-towners who spend money in their jurisdictions. The last thing the mayor/city council/chamber of commerce wants to hear is the tourists staying away from their city because of LEO "attitude" or pettiness.

Regrettably, ordinary citizens are faceless to LEO's on a large force. Common sense and social skills are not emphasized by the lieutenants and captains who oversee their patrol officers. A traffic citation versus a warning is always a judgment call for the officer. But in the original post, he should have kept his interest in the Tesla out of the conversation.

There is that pesky Constitution that prohibits LEO from detaining people who have not, are not, or are not about to commit a crime. So, a traffic stop just to chat about your car would be malfeasance. "Officer, am I free to go?"
 

GoBlue88

Member
Apr 1, 2014
852
262
Carlsbad, CA
Yes, on my first full day of ownership, I was pulled over, going 43 in a 25 mph zone.

Apparently, he was actually more interested in the car than anything else. Had to crawl around and look at everything.

No ticket!
Nice. Wish the cop that pulled me over for rolling through a right-on-red about 1 month into ownership had been that kind to me. Instead I got stuck with a ~$525 ticket. :scared:
 

NigelM

Recovering Member
Apr 3, 2011
13,386
555
Northern Virginia
The more detached law enforcement is from society the more likely a traffic stop will result in a citation. Smaller communities with small forces tend to know everybody (or know someone who knows SOMEBODY!)

Regrettably, ordinary citizens are faceless to LEO's on a large force. Common sense and social skills are not emphasized by the lieutenants and captains who oversee their patrol officers. A traffic citation versus a warning is always a judgment call for the officer. But in the original post, he should have kept his interest in the Tesla out of the conversation.

So communities where people know each other are better but, oh my gosh, don't be polite and get to know your local patrol officer?
 

Lerxt

Active Member
Feb 21, 2014
1,002
109
Australia
Nice. Wish the cop that pulled me over for rolling through a right-on-red about 1 month into ownership had been that kind to me. Instead I got stuck with a ~$525 ticket. :scared:

Its incidents like these that cause people to disrespect police. Mind you it is somehow not as bad as the communist police in HK who attended an incident where a truck driver was going nuts at me and another driver who beeped him for entirely blocking a 2 lane main road, and then tried to blame the screen in my Model S for "distracting" me!
 

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