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So when you are pulled over

asopasop Member Posts: 8,927 ✭✭✭✭

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?


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    dcon12dcon12 Member Posts: 31,970 ✭✭✭✭

    I stick my head out the window and yell at them that I have a gun. Being responsible. Don

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    Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 39,631 ***** Forums Admin

    [ 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.

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    William81William81 Member Posts: 24,875 ✭✭✭✭

    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....

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    bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,657 ✭✭✭✭

    I tell them I am Sovereign Citizen and I am heading to their moms house for XXX porn rated sex with her.

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    jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 25,881 ******

    I tell them " hey, I pay your salary. "

    Seriously, do exactly as they ask, and no sudden moves.

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    KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 11,857 ✭✭✭✭

    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?"

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    montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 58,384 ******

    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.

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    select-fireselect-fire Member Posts: 69,446 ✭✭✭✭

    not my car, I found it at the food lion with the keys in it.

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    Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,840 ✭✭✭✭

    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

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    cbxjeffcbxjeff Member Posts: 17,510 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2022

    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.

    It's too late for me, save yourself.
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    Toolman286Toolman286 Member Posts: 3,068 ✭✭✭✭
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    JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 9,217 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2022

    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

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    62vld204262vld2042 Member Posts: 1,058 ✭✭✭✭

    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.

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    Sam06Sam06 Member Posts: 21,244 ✭✭✭✭

    I give the label off the beer I'm drinking.


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    4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,316 ✭✭✭✭

    I keep registration in door side pocket. See some reach for glove box. Not me.------------Ray

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    bullshotbullshot Member Posts: 14,523 ✭✭✭✭

    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.

    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you"
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    drobsdrobs Member Posts: 22,575 ✭✭✭✭

    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.

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    Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 66,368 ******

    I ask him/her if they will hold my beer while I get the documents they want.

    Some will die in hot pursuit
    And fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    While sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life
    And drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche
    Coming down the mountain
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    mohawk600mohawk600 Member Posts: 5,437 ✭✭✭✭

    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.

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    pulsarncpulsarnc Member Posts: 6,361 ✭✭✭✭

    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 .

    cry Havoc and let slip  the dogs of war..... 
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    BrookwoodBrookwood Member, Moderator Posts: 13,529 ******

    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!

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    MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 13,904 ✭✭✭✭

    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.

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