and asked for your drivers license and registration, what document does one produce for the requested "registration"? Wouldn't it make more sense to as for proof of insurance?
I like to ask cops what kind of gun they have and if it is loaded. Oh, and if they have ever shot anyone. It's kind of an ice breaker.
I stick my head out the window and yell at them that I have a gun. Being responsible. Don
[ what document does one produce for the requested "registration"?]
I produce the vehicle's current registration receipt which is carried in the vehicle's glove compartment. If they ask for proof of insurance I produce that too.
I have registration and proof of insurance in a little holder in the glove box of all our vehicles. I then hand them whatever they request. I started doing this after I was pulled over and had to sift through all the stuff in my Bride's glove box to find the necessary documents....
I tell them I am Sovereign Citizen and I am heading to their moms house for XXX porn rated sex with her.
I tell them " hey, I pay your salary. "
Seriously, do exactly as they ask, and no sudden moves.
Some great comments here. 🤔😉😂
I got nothing.
Other than "Hold on, I spilled some of my Beer on me, when I dropped my Doob. What were you saying?"
Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁
As he just gets up to your car, floor it and take off. But then stop like 20 yds ahead, and when he gets up to your car, do it again. Do this like 4-5 times, they really get a kick out of it.
I pull over promptly, yes sir/ no sir. Keep hands in sight.
not my car, I found it at the food lion with the keys in it.
When younger being pulled over was a once a week or I felt lonely
Skip ahead 40 plus years I have been pulled over four times in the last twenty years since I got my cc
Every time the Leo 1st thing ask if I had my gun on or with me
Here in Ohio at least it was normal when the Leo called in your tag it would come back if I had a cc license so they knew before even walking up to my truck or car
But having and proving a registration driving license and insurance has been the law for many years in Ohio
Also will add I never had a bad experience with any one in uniform even when younger and I was a frequent flyer with a lot of them . i got a few grins and lol while talking to them telling my stories .but was polite and they responded the same back
I would guess I got one ticket out of rvery 15 to twenty Times when pulled over but a lot different times and any real danger was close to zero
It's important to be respectful so I always start by saying "Sir/Ma'am". Then go on by saying that my gun is bigger than his/hers. That's always good for a big laugh.
At that point they should hand you a quarter with your summons.
A while back I got stopped for speeding (guilty), was asked for all my info and without hesitation I obliged the Trooper. It happened to be a real windy day and as he handed me the ticket to sign I refused, saying that ticket wasn't any good, he gave me a very strange look and then I gave him the spill, told him he wasn't in uniform and the ticket was no good. It being a windy day he had left his "Smokey the Bear" hat in his patrol car to keep it from blowing away while he worked on me. A Georgia state law says a trooper must be in full uniform while carrying out their duties.....he smiled and promptly tore the ticket in half and said "OK, slow it down", he turned to walk away and stopped, came back and ask me "just who are you".......😂 Note: your state laws may differ so don't depend on this in your future.
"Never do wrong to make a friend----or to keep one".....Robert E. Lee
Last time I got pulled over, the officer asked me if I knew why he stopped me. I told him if he didn't know, I dang sure wasn't going to tell him!
Back in 1968, while a high school senior in The Village (OKC), a local police car pulled up next to my new '68 GTO(red, of course) at The Carriage House burger drive-in. After a minute or two, the officer said "How fast will that thing go?"
I replied "65 in the daytime......55 at night". He roared laughing. My friend(girl) tried to stifle her giggling. (Full disclosure.......I stole that line from one of my friends at the time.)
Still funny......after all these years.
I give the label off the beer I'm drinking.
I keep registration in door side pocket. See some reach for glove box. Not me.------------Ray
I was pulled over about five years ago at 4:30 in the morning for changing lanes without giving a signal, when the Trooper got to my window, I handed him my drivers license and my CC permit. The Trooper asked why I gave him my CC permit (not required in Fl.), I told him because the next thing you're going to ask for is my registration and it's in the glove box with my firearm and I don't want you to be surprised or feel threatened so I don't get shot. He actually thanked me and laughed, he said it was too early in the morning to shoot anyone.
He never made me produce the registration. We talked a few minutes, a really nice guy, said that CC holders were like "back up" for law enforcement as far as he was concerned. No Ticket
I really don't know why they ask for that stuff anyway, they already have it up on their computer screen in the cruiser and the CC permit is also part of their displayed information.
I keep my insurance and registration together in my glove box. State Farm will give you a red plastic envelope to keep everything in. I need to stop by there office and get one for my Jeep. You get your vehicle registration documents when you pay for your license plates in Missouri. You also have to pay the vehicle taxes at the same time.
IIRC back in Illinois, you could include the vehicle taxes in your financing. Can't do that in Missouri.
I ask him/her if they will hold my beer while I get the documents they want.
Cops don't ask for anything other than your license anymore............before they even light you up........they know whether the car is legally registered, insured, and who the registered owner is. Bet on that.
Being polite and respectful has always worked for me . Only tickets were for overloading ( too many folks crammed in a convertible) scratching off ie squealing tires and a warning for a blown headlight. Just do what he asks. Keep hands in
Open plain sight etc .
An old man once gave me a tip that sure made sense then and still does today.
He said that if you are going to break the law, make darn good and sure you only break one law at a time. Speeding with a burned out head\tail light highly multiplies your chances of getting caught!
I guess the days of having a card in a little plastic sleeve with a spring thingie holding it to the steering column are lost in history.
I don't get 'pulled over' often (as in not this century) and can't remember how long before that. When my Daughter worked as a Sheriff's dispatcher, she commented that no officer/deputy she'd heard of approached a stopped vehicle before running the license. In which case, the cop already knows more than what's on the 'registration' anyway.
Most cops won't stop a vehicle for speeding unless it's WAY over the limit or some dangerous lane swapping was involved. I heard it was because "they didn't have time" which seems fairly odd since they already wasted 20 minutes just waiting to snag a driver running 80 in a 65 zone but let 27 running 76 in a 65 zone pass.
One thing to avoid in MO is speeding in a work zone. On the heavier traveled highways, nearly every work zone has it's attending Hwy Patrol car.