Got Pulled Over

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Turtle's Comment
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Beboppin down I-35 yesterday morning when a warning beep sounded, and an unfamiliar dash symbol popped up. As I was pondering where to stop to assess the situation, I noticed a trooper up ahead on the shoulder. No biggie, I moved over to the left lane to go around him. Wouldn't you know it, he accelerates up behind me and hits the lights!

What? What did I do?!

This was a stretch of Interstate that has a service road running parallel to it, and also an exit leading to the service road every half mile or so. It was a pretty busy stretch of highway, so instead of stopping right there I took the exit immediately in front of me and went down to the service road to pull over where the traffic was much slower.

Well, he stopped me because I had a headlight out. That was the warning beep and dash indicator I was talking about. Props to the Texas trooper who was on his game. That light wasn't out 2 minutes and he already nailed me for it! He was real good about it though, only giving me a warning. I went to the next truck stop and changed it out lickety-split.

Bonus: I scanned the receipt to road assist for reimbursement. They're reimbursing me of course, plus paying me $10 for changing the light. It literally took about a minute to do, including popping the hood.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Mik D.'s Comment
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Beboppin down I-35 yesterday morning when a warning beep sounded, and an unfamiliar dash symbol popped up. As I was pondering where to stop to assess the situation, I noticed a trooper up ahead on the shoulder. No biggie, I moved over to the left lane to go around him. Wouldn't you know it, he accelerates up behind me and hits the lights!

What? What did I do?!

This was a stretch of Interstate that has a service road running parallel to it, and also an exit leading to the service road every half mile or so. It was a pretty busy stretch of highway, so instead of stopping right there I took the exit immediately in front of me and went down to the service road to pull over where the traffic was much slower.

Well, he stopped me because I had a headlight out. That was the warning beep and dash indicator I was talking about. Props to the Texas trooper who was on his game. That light wasn't out 2 minutes and he already nailed me for it! He was real good about it though, only giving me a warning. I went to the next truck stop and changed it out lickety-split.

Bonus: I scanned the receipt to road assist for reimbursement. They're reimbursing me of course, plus paying me $10 for changing the light. It literally took about a minute to do, including popping the hood.

And popping the hood took u 45sπŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜†

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Jamie's Comment
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including popping the hood.

Is that what the kids are calling it these days? shocked.pngrofl-2.gif

But no seriously, lucky he wasn't some strict trooper looking to give out those nasty tickets! shocked.png

I've had two headlights go out on me, once while I was going into the shop to get something fixed on my truck. Like it happen right outside, a few minutes before it was my turn to get into the shop! Perfect timing. Another time while I was driving, I noticed it go out because I was driving at night. I pulled over at the next rest area and switched out my high beam bulb for the low beam one, until I went by the shop the next day.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
JoAnne EC's Comment
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But no seriously, lucky he wasn't some strict trooper looking to give out those nasty tickets! shocked.png

Most of the time (but of course not all), it's allllll about your attitude when you get pulled over! I've been pulled over in my 27 years of driving (a four-wheeler) several times - speeding, headlight out, missing license plate, changing lanes on a bridge - and have never gotten a ticket! This includes when I was 19 and was driving without state-required insurance. He could have impounded my vehicle but let me off with a warning... and I'm not now, nor was I then, one of those "damsel in distress" or "flirt my way out of a ticket" girls. You just gotta be respectful and pleasant.

Now I'm sure there are officers that are giving you a ticket no matter how cooperative you are but I like to believe that those guys are the exception and not the rule =)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Most of the time (but of course not all), it's allllll about your attitude when you get pulled over!

Oh yeah for sure, and people don't seem to understand that. shocked.png They would rather get mad and say things that simply make it much worse. Then they wonder why they always get tickets, outside of what they got pulled over for.

Mik D.'s Comment
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I've gotten pulled over twice, didn't know why either time, one a roadside inspection in my bobtail in Kentucky, 2nd one at night in the mountains of West Virginia my marker lights were out..bad connection due to rain pigtail got replaced...No ticket either time😁

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

PackRat's Comment
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Turtle.......The Outlaw!shocked.png

Turtle's Comment
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Turtle.......The Outlaw!shocked.png

Yep, running rogue, no fear!

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PackRat's Comment
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Turtle.......The Outlaw!shocked.png

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Yep, running rogue, no fear!

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Careful! They may try to recruit you for the "Black Smoke Matters" bunch!undefinedrofl-3.gif

Chris L's Comment
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Good thing you were not in New York the Old Andy probably would have jumped up on your running board and give you a good scolding!!! lol

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