With the tax base shrinking and increased unemployment putting a strain on services, governments have to make up the revenue somehow (ahem, air-fresheners)... so what's the most ridiculous reason you've been pulled over?
We've polled the staff and come up with some stories that would be hard to believe if you didn't know the culprits. Wojdyla was given a ticket for taking a right on a yellow, which isn't so bad. Ray was once popped for driving a red Nissan GT-R in Brooklyn and having a "hard-to-read license plate." You know, those bright blue-on-white California manufacturer plates. Way hard to read if you're totally blind. Coincidentally, the officer sitting shotgun was a Nissan fan-boy and all he wanted to do was ask questions about the car — which Ray dutifully attempted to answer — while the officer's partner took his sweet time running his plate, license and insurance. They could have just said "my partner wants to see your car." Honesty's always the best policy.
Not surprisingly, Wes has the best story. He was pulled over for speeding, reckless riding, no license and no insurance. This was while he was sitting at a red light and in possession of both his license and proof of insurance.
Everyone else on this site has only been pulled over for completely logical reasons.
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