I feel the strong need to vent a bit at the local
I am a law abiding driver and am very careful when
approaching any & all intersections in this town.
However, there's always that *one* time that you check
in both directions and see NO traffic and so don't pause
quite as long as the stop sign...well there I was on VERY
quiet Tuesday morning at the corner of Ross & Loma Verde, going
home from the Y. I looked both ways and saw absolutely
NO traffic (fairly rare at this corner, actually) and so
went ahead since it was totally safe. Or so I thought.
Well out of NOWHERE this police car suddenly shoots behind
me with flashing lights and pulls me over, arggghhhh!!!
He claims that I didn't make "full stop" and that the camera
won't lie, so basically good luck fighting it.
Of course I didn't have my license with me because I worry
about losing it at the Y or forgetting it in my gym bag --
sheeesh can't win! (so now I'll have an additional fine for that)
The cop was really rubbing his hands together on that one,
I can tell you.
So WHY are these cops (we're paying for!)laying in wait
at intersections where there's NO traffic at 9:45 AM
on a Tuesday morning??? I mean aren't there more dangerous
traffic violators out there? like those who run red lights?
What's their problem??????
IS it all about lining their coffers? or making their
I'm pretty mad as you can tell...
I mean even if you're really law abiding driver,
and very careful you'll STILL get caught just stopping
for one microsecond less than they consider a FULL
stop -- let's stop splitting hairs!!!!
ok thanks for patiently reading all this -- now I've had my chance to rant...
Anyway you police folks, just start worrying more
about those who are really dangerous!