If you like to drive really fast cars, you’ll probably get pulled over by a cop at some point. Even the most law-abiding citizen will find it hard to stay under 55 in a brand new Corvette or Mustang GT. As long as you weren’t driving recklessly and pay your ticket, you probably won’t give it a second thought (at least until your insurance rate rises).
Whatever happens, you don’t want to make things worse at a traffic stop or highway checkpoint. Knowing how to deal with a police officer can be the difference between going to jail and walking away with a simple warning. In the most extreme cases, you might even avoid physical danger depending on your choice of words. Here are 15 things you should never say to a cop after getting pulled over.
15. ‘Think you could catch me if I fled?’
You might be proud of your fast new car, but we doubt a police officer would be impressed if you ask this question. High-speed chases present serious danger to highway patrol, other drivers, and just about anyone else in their path. In other words, what seemed like an amusing joke will sound obnoxious and disrespectful to a cop. If there were any doubt about whether you were getting a ticket, the debate would end right there.
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