You know how it finishes. The point remains that, perhaps contrary to popular belief, I am not an idiot. So, when I pull you over for not wearing a seat belt and I tell you just that, do me a favor. Don’t look down at the seat belt you are now wearing (that you not-so-subtly put on as we passed one another) and paint on your best incredulous â€œYou-must-be-mistaken-kind-officerâ€ face.
Can we agree to that, please? You know you weren’t wearing it. I know you weren’t wearing it. Instead of being a lying douche, how’s about you ‘fess up and be honest. How hard is that? Believe me, one of our (I’m gonna go ahead speak for every other LEO on the planet here) biggest pet peeves is being lied to. Save yourself some embarrassment and whatever last shred of imagined dignity you have and just tell me the damn truth. Remember something else as well, we typically don’t ask questions that we don’t already know the answers to…at least with regard to traffic related issues.
A lot of time, I’ll ask someone a question and my decision to cite will be based solely on the driver’s honesty. If you lack the capacity to be honest simply for the sake of being a decent human being, be honest out of your more familiar self-preservation tendencies. Might just get you out of a well deserved ticket.