You thought you were driving at a reasonable speed when all of a sudden you see the red and blues flashing in the rearview. How do you bottle your rage and keep from saying something you'll regret?

It's hard to do worse than Julien Chabbott's fateful announcement of "I'm leaving," uttered right before he drove onto a cop's foot. It didn't end well for him.


Truth be told, even things you think of as safe to say can be bad, like asking "why are you pulling me over?" What other lines should you never say to a cop pulling you over? If any of you are police officers or highway patrol, please chime in to give your perspective, too.

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