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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Haiku #11-- Teenaged Girl Driver

Tears have no effect.
I will not be finagled.
Press hard while signing.

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At Sunday, February 17, 2008 10:22:00 PM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

incredible pome
foot straight to the arse of teens
careful-don't get stuck

At Sunday, February 17, 2008 11:15:00 PM, Anonymous TBeck said...

Years ago I moved from a large metropolitan area to a very rural area (there were black buggies on the roads).

Coming from the Big City, I had developed something of a ball bearing in my right ankle. And all those open, country roads didn't help.

Now, I could argue that driving ten to fifteen mph over the speed limit was a survival mechanism where I had come from and the argument could even have some merit. But there was no question that those same driving habits were totally unnecessary and completely inappropriate to my new circumstances.

Fortunately, the local state police in their unmarked Z-28s were very helpful with my recovery regimen. Sure, those tickets hurt, but the end result is that now I get acutely uncomfortable with driving more than 5 mph over.

Ironically, a few years later I moved back to a large metroplex and my new driving habits stuck. No doubt I caused some elevated blood pressure in a certain segment of the driving population, but I'm never a left lane bandit so I can still sleep soundly at night.

Keep it up. There are some of us who will never ask you why you aren't out catching "real" criminals instead of harassing helpless teens who are only trying to do their part to increase vehicular mortality rates.

At Monday, February 18, 2008 10:44:00 AM, Anonymous jimbob86 said...

If you can't pass the exam, you can't drive (on public roads). Kids should not be handed a license solely because they are 16.

Neither should legally blind senior citizens get one because they've always had one.

At Monday, February 18, 2008 6:52:00 PM, Blogger Assrot said...

Yep, I totally agree. You have to straighten them out when they are young. If you don't, there is no telling what kind of criminal they will turn out to be.

I think all criminals start small. Get away with a traffic ticket. Work their way up to car thievery for a joy ride, etc. Let them get away with it just once and they think they can't get caught.

It took one time for me when I was a teenager. That cop was all business and he told me where I could wind up if I continued acting like I was. He put my ass in jail for a night.

I got out on an O.R. bond, paid my fine, did a weekend in the local lockup and have never though about doing anything illegal again.

Scared the shit right out of me. I thank that cop to this day because I was headed down the wrong path and he set me right. If I knew who he was I'd go thank him today.

Don't even blink an eye Matt. Everytime you hand out a ticket or make an arrest, you just might be saving a life. You might be saving more than one. Good job bud.


At Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You just made my day. I am so putting this in the patrol room. Laud, laud the talents of cops!

At Friday, February 22, 2008 7:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I read somewhere awhile back that teenage boys get pulled over more often than teenage girls do, but girls who do get pulled over are far more likely to get a ticket than a boy is.

Can you confirm, or was this just a wild rumor?

At Friday, February 22, 2008 10:42:00 AM, Blogger Matt G said...

Who knows? My observations are anecdotal, at best.

But it seems to me that girls get pulled over at the same rate, but ticketed less.


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