Stopped by Police

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWas driving home from a job last night and was stopped by two female cops because they “couldn’t read the numbers on my license plate”.  HA! 

I didn’t know it but there are two little lite bulbs near my license plate and they are out.  I’ll bet they haven’t been on since I bought the van over three years ago.  They also said my license plate is too dark with age which is also causing them to be unable to read the numbers on my license plate.  Well whose fault is that?  As much money as we pay to register our cars every year (not to mention the cost of keeping our car from polluting so we can pass the once every two year smog test) and they can’t give us a new plate once in a while?

Anyway, I can’t see why they need to read my plate number anyway since I drive perfectly (almost) and don’t do anything illegal.

My guess is once again, they want to see if the driver of the ugly van has any warrants for my arrest.  So I have to stop what I’m doing so cops can bother me.  By the way, they get between $75-90k a year to harrass innocent, middle aged women in this neck of the woods.  Nice huh?

The worse thing about this is, I am not required by law to answer their stupid questions that are none of their business but if I don’t answer them they can apparently put me in jail and who has time for that?

 

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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One Response to Stopped by Police

  1. Ryu says:

    Their computer LPR or licence plate readers can’t read old plates or plates with dark covers on them. I have been pulled over several times for this myself. Probably you guys have those traffic light cameras as well. They make more laws, to collect more fines, to build more prisons, to hire more cops, to make more laws….

    Just give very basic answers, nothing too much in detail. Their routine goes like this:
    Hi.
    Can you roll down your window?
    How are you doing?
    Where are you coming from?
    Where are you going?
    Do you know why I stopped you?
    Any warrants out for your arrest?
    Any drugs or weapons in your car?
    Can I have your license and registration?

    Play the stupid American.

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