No one likes to hear the sound of a siren behind them while at the wheel of a car. Of course it is instinct to look in your rear-view mirror to see if there is a police car, ambulance or fire truck barreling up behind you. Naturally you would pull over to the side of the road and let them pass, but then you’re filled with dread when you realize it’s only you they want to pull over.
Often times, you know why they want you to pull over - you were speeding, ran a red right or a stop sign and had your fingers crossed no one saw your illegal action. Wrong! Uncross your finger, pull your car over to the side of the road, you’re busted. When you get home you’re going to want to sign up for a Comedy Traffic School course.
Police officers are seen as the “bad guy.” When in fact, by pulling you and countless other drivers over for your illegal actions on the roads, they prevent accidents and even save lives everyday. That makes them heroes. When you’re behind the wheel of a car and you’re not obeying the traffic laws you need to be pulled over. Driving is a privilege not a right.
Then there are the times you are pulled over and truly have no idea why. You sit nervous in your car wondering what you did wrong. When in fact, you didn’t do anything wrong. This is what we will call a courtesy “pull over”, you have a break light or a tail light out. The break light could present a potential problem especially if both lights have blown.
The police officer isn’t time trying to fill their “quota” (which is nothing more than a ridiculous myth) for the day. The office is once again trying to keep everyone on the roads safe, 95% of the time you will drive away with a fix it ticket - a ticket that allows you 24 - 48 hours to have the problem fixed. If you fix the problem and drive your car to the police station (with your ticket) an officer will come out a verify that it has been repaired and there is no fine. You get in your car and drive away, problem solved.
How a Traffic Ticket Can Make You a Better Driver
First, ask yourself by speeding, running the red light or the stop sign and getting pulled over and receiving a lovely parting gift - your ticket were any of those illegal actions actually going to get you to your destination any faster? No. In fact, you were late, so next time you need to be somewhere try leaving earlier. Everyone on the road has someplace they need to be.
After being pulled over, you’re going to give your lead foot a break, hopefully not a temporary one but a permanent one.
You’ll think twice after you pay that few hundred dollar speeding ticket, the next time you’re in a hurry to get someplace.
You will realize as your sitting in your Comedy Traffic School course (to either have your fine slightly reduced, to keep your insurance premiums down or receive less points on your drivers license) that with the traffic lights, heavy traffic, road construction or bad weather) you were still going to be late.
If they show you a movie about the consequences of not obeying the rules of the road, you may be surprised not only by the graphic pictures of the crashes, but that using poor driving judgment could land you in a very similar situation.
You will be more likely to think about your actions while driving, and that will make you a better driver.
Therefore, instead of cursing the police office that pulled you over and issued you the ticket, you rightfully deserved. Hopefully, your thinking I got what I deserved and I’m still alive to drive another day.
A Comedy Traffic School course can open your eyes to a lot of things you take for granted such as your life and the lives of innocent people. Of course, no one ever thinks anything bad is going to happen to them while their driving but guess what those accidents you pass, the ones you don’t want to look at but just have to that could be you or someone you love! Next time you decide to disobey the traffic laws asks yourself is it really worth it?