Never Say These Things To A Cop
If and when you get pulled over be polite and honest – you’ve got nothing to hide, right? Present your ID and dont be a jerk. After all, the last thing you want is to give a cop a reason to make your life (and his) and more difficult than it needs to be. With that being said, here are the things you should avoid saying at all costs …
“I pay your salary.”
Cops are public officials that get paid by tax dollars, but this does not make them indebted to you personally — regardless if you really did stop at that stop sign or weren’t lying when you told him/her that you set the cruise control. And besides this being downright rude, you trying to pull rank on the officer by essentially saying you’re his/her boss only ensures that you’ll be cut no breaks.
“Why me? How come you didn’t pull that guy over?”
Yeah, we know the speed racer in the yellow Civic was going faster than you were, but the cop caught you. Too bad. It happens. Asking why you were singled out doesn’t make you any less guilty of an infraction. And it’s not like the cop is going to say, “Wow, you’re right! Did you happen to see the plates?” Instead, keep your trap shut and listen up. Doing that may provide you with a hole or avenue to travel down that leads to you getting let off without having to pay a fine.
“Do you know who I am?”
Not only is there a strong chance that your status won’t make any difference, It may even make things worse. It’s embarrassing and, depending on how many other assholes the cop had a run-in with that day, might make him/her more prone to issue you a summons for more loot.