WCGW If I Tailgate This Slow wagon in front of me
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marco768
1 week ago
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WCGW If I Tailgate This Slow wagon in front of me
ameasy
4330
1 week ago

I'd shit my pants tbh

Top_Sniper
1977
1 week ago

I'd be laughing my ass off if I saw this

yhack
719
1 week ago

I'd shit my ass off

King-Ghidorah-
322
1 week ago

I’d ass my shit off

kevspaulsen
241
1 week ago

I’d eat my shit

RKSlipknot
213
1 week ago

I would also eat your shit

CadillacG
128
1 week ago

Prove it

aliceinwaterland
214
1 week ago

poo it. i shall choo it

iCrackVaginaWalls
41
1 week ago

Given platinum for this. Made me laugh my ass off :)

MrGrampton
25
1 week ago

dude got 2k karma and has no premium. This man fears nothing

aliceinwaterland
19
1 week ago

why thank you kind sir

[deleted]
1
1 week ago

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aliceinwaterland
1
1 week ago

choo choo here comes the poop train baby

BringBackDewshine
1
1 week ago

Thomas the Stank Engine

Turd-Water
1
1 week ago

Stoke my engine and grease my rails...

YourEvilTwine
1
1 week ago

Poopachu, I chews you!

LightFusion
36
1 week ago
PushYourPoopIn
5
1 week ago

Can I lick the inside of your mouth when you're both done eating his shit?

RKSlipknot
6
1 week ago

Perhaps

BringBackDewshine
14
1 week ago

>Jesus has left the chat

helpme3837364
1
1 week ago

How about praying to God and going to church

McDondal
2
1 week ago

I would seat your hit

13inchpoop
1
1 week ago

Go on...

Githzerai1984
16
1 week ago

I’d eat ass

VoiceofLou
9
1 week ago
CadillacG
4
1 week ago

I'd shit my eat

TopMuffin
1
1 week ago

Shooter McGavin is that you?

Frank3nb3rr13s
4
1 week ago

Id Shit off my ass

SgtSauceBoss
1
1 week ago

I’d off my shit ass

rh1413
1
1 week ago

And laugh in your pants?

LostRoadRunner
26
1 week ago

I was laughing my ass once in a similar situation. Guy weeving in and out of traffic, cutting people off... welp, he cut off an unmarked cop car. womp womp.

ccjw11796
12
1 week ago

I saw something very similar on I-17 in Phoenix. It was an older truck and a biker. The bike kept riding this truck's ass and finally pulled up really close and flipped the truck off. The whole truck lit up it seemed like. It was pretty fucking funny.

o5mfiHTNsH748KVq
1
1 week ago

I'd be laughing my ass off even if I were the one about to get a ticket as soon as the tunnel ended.

Like a "hahahaaww-fuck."

Quirky_Kitsune
96
1 week ago

Last night I entered my university's parking lot near the student residences a little too quickly, there was a campus officer nearby that flashed their lights as I went past them, I braked hard and nearly crapped myself since that would have been my first ticket. Luckily, nothing came of it.

salut_les_dames
131
1 week ago

“Are you the Police?”

“...Campus Police.”

hysterical laughter and burnouts ensue.

Sir_Tibbles
114
1 week ago

only to find out your campus actually uses real police as campus police...

PinBot1138
63
1 week ago

Was about to say, which campus has Police that aren't "real Police"? That'd be like being on a Military base and giving the Military Police a hard time.

Aurelion-
39
1 week ago

As a former MP, it happened a lot!

mutatersalad1
23
1 week ago

MPs are way more hard-ass than civilian cops in my experience. I've seen people get pulled over on military installations for going 4 over.

StarksofWinterfell89
25
1 week ago

That is to take out the rage gained while performing gate guard duty

ladypuglover
11
1 week ago

I got ticketed going 1 over and it was a medical emergency. Fort Carson mps are jerks.

RICHUNCLEPENNYBAGS
3
1 week ago

Seen the same stuff at universities. Those guys don't fuck around

SpineEater
2
1 week ago

Before 9-11 the navy Master at Arms rating was filled with sailors who had to cross rate in at the rank of e-5 or higher. After 9-11 they just had too many billets to fill for that practice to remain in place. So basically Osama bin Laden is why I got pulled over for going 2 over.

Ubermensch-1
11
1 week ago

Most campus police aren't real police, at least in Canada. They're campus security and the tickets they levy are against your student account, but unless you're graduating or require a school service they have no leverage to force you to pay.

kamelizann
9
1 week ago

I live in a small college town and the "university safety patrol" has complete jurisdiction and basically shares a department and captain with the city police. You can definitely get pulled over and ticketed by them and the guns they carry are very real.

benreeper
5
1 week ago

The parking tickets I received on my campus weren't linked to anything. I just threw them all away, dozens of them.

Ubermensch-1
4
1 week ago

Unfortunately, my vehicle was registered with my campus security, which was a mistake lol. Since the vehicle is tied back to me, they can attempt to charge my student account (although that does not always happen).

sadsaintpablo
4
1 week ago

Most campus police in America are actual police. There are campus security too, but there are plenty of campus police here in the states.

big_duo3674
5
1 week ago

Here in Minneapolis, at the U of M at least, the campus police are fully sworn in by the city and have the exact same powers as regular cops. They are even able to pull someone over and ticket them outside of campus if needed

Bonzai_Tree
2
1 week ago

I went to school in Canada and our campus police were police constables with guns and everything.

Same abilities and powers as regular police.

RICHUNCLEPENNYBAGS
2
1 week ago

In the US they mostly are real cops

EmagehtmaI
11
1 week ago

I went to a small college whose campus security was just that - basically rent a cops. Like another poster said, if you were speeding through campus they could give you a "ticket" but if you weren't a student then they had exactly 0 legal authority to make you pay it (students didn't have to pay, either, but also weren't allowed to graduate until any tickets you had received were paid off).

squeel
6
1 week ago

I went to a big school. We had both real cops and parking police assholes. I paid 150$/semester to park on campus. I totaled my car in an accident and those fuckers wrote me like 4 tickets for forgetting to register the rentals and family cars I was driving until I replaced mine. I managed to avoid the boot and refused to pay...until graduation came around.

arsenicMercedes
8
1 week ago

Our campus is small enough that it doesn't really have any roads running through it so they don't have anything to do with cars other than parking tickets, which they distribute with glee.

drymeatsfrydeep
2
1 week ago

That's a bit like calling the coast guard a branch of the military.

sabayawn
2
1 week ago

A lot of smaller regional schools with mostly commuter students use glorified mall cops as campus security. At my friend’s old college they couldn’t even write parking tickets or take a report after a fender bender. They call to call the cops in.

CaptHunter
2
1 week ago

I think real police on campuses is an America thing. Haven't seen it anywhere in Europe...

WhiteyDude
9
1 week ago

State University = state police

LupercaniusAB
16
1 week ago

That would kinda suck in Los Angeles. Some of the campus police at UCLA are former members of the LAPD who were kicked off the force for excessive violence. At least, they were 20 some years ago. It was a catchall for fucked up cops.

DO-178C
14
1 week ago

Police: "Oh, here's a $50 ticket."

Campus Police: "Here's a $50 ticket that if you don't pay you won't graduate."

notamentalpatient
9
1 week ago

My school withheld my transcripts until I paid off my parking tickets

EmagehtmaI
4
1 week ago

Mine would withhold your diploma.

sofiavisitor
5
1 week ago

ours are police, it is just the campus detachment, but they're certainly police

Robotwizard10k
5
1 week ago

Our campus police are legit cops with all the same powers

shady_dangle
2
1 week ago

Mother of god

FizzyFuzzyBigNBuzzy
2
1 week ago

Back in college, a bunch of us were sitting out on the front lawn drinking when an old Jeep Cherokee drove by and a wheel fell off. The tire bounced up into a gas station parking lot two doors up the street. The Jeep dug a nice 20' trench in the asphalt with its brake rotor as it came to a stop. A city police car and a campus police car both showed up to file a report since it was right where a city street passed campus. The two officers sat next to each other chatting in their cars at the driveway to the parking lot for a few minutes. We of course just sat there drinking and enjoying the amazing site of a wheel falling off a vehicle right in front of us, but that was just the start. As the officers both put their cars in gear to leave, the car on the left pulled out going right and the car on the right pulled out going left. They ran right smack into each other, and we nearly died of laughter. They weren't going 5mph, so they didn't even get out to assess the damage, they just sheepishly turned the opposite directions each intended and went on their way.

DDELFIERRO
1
1 week ago

We book arrests from campus police all the time? Some campuses might have security guards but even our elementary schools have actual PD officers or detain until one gets dispatched.

SkinnyDan85
1
1 week ago

Mother of god...

Hephaestus_God
81
1 week ago

That should be a proper reaction built into humans if you tailgate

man_mayo
13
1 week ago

You say that as if you're not a human, but perhaps some kind of, I don't know, deity or something.

Hephaestus_God
25
1 week ago

For legal reasons, I’m a human

ReDDevil2112
6
1 week ago
JudgeDeaths
2
1 week ago
lsiunl
2
1 week ago

"Why is this guy so slow? Gonna drive up and see what he's doing."

Shits pants

xylotism
30
1 week ago

You can see the exact moment the driver shit his pants too.

goat_head_soup
14
1 week ago

I had a similar experience several years ago - flew up behind a sheriff pick up truck out on a back road.. Kept wondering what the tailgate said until I was right on him. Got my first pair of glasses shortly after.

TheBottomOfTheTop
6
1 week ago

I read this comment in a southern accent.

h2orat
2
1 week ago

I’d shit in his pants too.

sadsaintpablo
2
1 week ago

I've had this happen before. Not this exact situation, but a cop flashed his lights in me once while I was speeding. I slower down and he just went on by. I was actually really happy about it.

CommanderCuntPunt
2
1 week ago

I gave a super gentle break check to an undercover cop a few years ago. He was riding my ass while I was passing someone and going 10+ over the speed limit, I nearly shit myself when his lights came on. Luckily he didn’t pull me over and probably had a good laugh at my expense.

neptunemau5
2
1 week ago

In a lot of places he wouldn't be able to pull you over because some places have laws that prevent undercover cops from pulling you over and if you are ever suspicious that they might not be a real cop call 911 some criminals ride around in fake under cover cars pulling people either because they want to feel in power or it could possibly even be felon planning to commit a serious crime such as rape or hijacking

adrift98
2
1 week ago

I have no doubt that there are plenty of wack-jobs who impersonate police, but I thought one of the major things police did in unmarked cars was enforce traffic violations.

BassRiderX
2
1 week ago

Pants were shat

hamberduler
2
1 week ago

I would also shit your pants.

maz-o
2
1 week ago

you'd deserve it tbh

I_pee_in_shower
2
1 week ago

I did this except I honked like an asshole. When he flashed his lights I waved as apologetically as I could.

bobby_bobbington
2
1 week ago

First time I was on acid, my buddy took me for a ride in his new car at 2am. We were dumb, and 17, so of course we decide to go fast as hell. We round a bend at 90 in a 50 zone and the first thing we see is a cop, parked and facing us. He just flashed his lights and drove away. Nearly shit my pants

Bengalman753
2
1 week ago

One time I was left turning onto a 2 way street, and wondering what some asshole was doing facing completely the wrong way in the lane I needs to turn into and as I was pulling closer to them, they flashes their lights at me. My pants were sufficiently shit but I still have no idea what that cop was doing. I ended up just pulling a bit onto the sidewalk to get around then without disturbing them too much.

TheLifeOfBaedro
1
1 week ago

So you would do that?

Cup-of-Noodle
2217
1 week ago

I did the opposite of this once. Cop was riding up my ass at night on the highway, only I didn't know it was a cop and floored it since I was pissed...

Basically the guy rode on my ass causing me to speed up and then pulled me over for speeding and gave me a ticket.

Giga-Wizard
1158
1 week ago

I have heard of cops doing that since they can ticket you if you react. If you speed up you are speeding and if you stomp on your brakes you are driving recklessly. Best thing to do is just change lanes and let them pass.

gefjunhel
927
1 week ago

most places though police pressuring a lawbreak is itself a crime though could dispute in court

mattisbritish
714
1 week ago

Its called "entrapment"

dominicxiv
514
1 week ago

It was a trick question. Laws don’t apply to cops duh

wibblett
198
1 week ago

I will never forget when a cop turn on their sirens right behind me so I pulled over shitting my pants and then they sped into the mcdonald's drive thru.

Volerikan
137
1 week ago

I’ve seen cops waiting at red lights then turn on their sirens/lights just to go through it and immediately turn it off.

SuitGuy
58
1 week ago

This doesn't necessarily mean that there is no call. It could be urgent but not life threatening.

thagthebarbarian
49
1 week ago

Urgent but not life threatening is what the lights are for. The siren is the addition for life threatening

eroticfalafel
24
1 week ago

But if it's an intersection, especially in a city with buildings, people around the corner won't know there's a cop there. Hence the addition of sirens.

I was always taught emergency services will use sirens whenever they need someone out of the way or to warn traffic that they are approaching (such as at an intersection).

deimosian
12
1 week ago

No, the siren to alert people who aren't looking at it...

TechnicallyAnIdiot
5
1 week ago

That's not true, the siren is used to alert people that a vehicle will be somewhere that isn't usually expected or moving faster than is usually expected for increased awareness and reaction time. It doesn't have anything to do with the type of incident or urgency of the incident that's being responded to beyond the sense that driving more quickly will call for a siren's use.

AppleBerryPoo
2
1 week ago

Listen man, I get your point but that isn't at all how most departments handle response codes.

"Hey Mike from the youth baseball club says someone damaged their fence, can you go meet him at the park and take a statement?" -- driving normally with the flow of traffic.

"Reports of a man jiggling car doors, attempting to enter parked vehicles" -- drive in the fast lanes, around traffic, lights and/or siren as needed in busy/congested areas

"Domestic abuse call, woman beaten and hiding from armed man in room 314 on Bronze Ave Apartments" -- Lights and siren, drive through traffic, go silent when near the area of the call to avoid spooking anyone invlolved.

Every department has their own variations, terminology and whatever else, but generally it always works the way described above. Lights and siren aren't individual levels of crime. If a cop needs to be somewhere, those 2 things can be used to let people know. Simple as that.

memtndude
2
1 week ago

That's nowhere near true. Lights and sirens don't have separate meanings. They're just used for different things.

DylanCO
2
1 week ago

Could mean they were told to go in quite. Like for a hostage situation or robbery in progress. Basically if the cops think someone will get seriously hurt in the bad guy hears the sirens.

tobefairrrrr
23
1 week ago

I was told they do that sometimes if they're looking for a specific person or vehicle and don't want to drive around with their lights and sirens on to let the person/people know they're in the area.

goedegeit
27
1 week ago

sounds like something a cop would tell you.

Run_Biden
5
1 week ago

I actually have a video of this, he was in front of me at a left turn and did a u turn then turned right on the next block. The light turned green 2 seconds later lol

TheDustySheep
2
1 week ago

Emergency services myself, we do this sometimes when going to priority calls in which time is limited but it's not life threatening. An example of this is a land search where daylight is running out and the chances of survival for the person is greatly reduced with time.

It's possible the emergency services did it because they were lazy and didn't want to wait, most likely it was legitimate though.

NelchaelSS
1
1 week ago

Same shit happened to my dad 7-8 years ago... Police car turned on their sirens and lights, passed us and another car in an S-type curved road (without visibility) and we found them at a drive through in a city 10 km away.

Rikuddo
1
1 week ago

this sound like a scene from Super Troopers

EmagehtmaI
1
1 week ago

I was once passed by 4 cop cars doing 80 in a 55 at night just to pass the same 4 cruisers sitting in a Taco Bell parking lot ten minutes later. Break time, I guess.

ReflexEight
1
1 week ago

That's why you get front and rear facing cameras for cars

TheHYPO
84
1 week ago

That's how not how entrapment works. They have to actually convince you to do something you weren't otherwise willing to do.

If you would have reacted this way to any car, and it just happened to be a cop, that's not necessarily entrapment.

Whereas if they ask you to speed and you say "no" and then they try to pressure you to, that can be entrapment.

Edit: same way a cop on a sting who tries to sell you drugs or hire your prostitution services is not entrapping you. They are just engaging you in something you were already willing (and usually looking) to do.

TL;DR: Cops giving someone the opportunity to break the law isn't Entrapment. Cops convincing and pressuring someone to break the law can be.

jeffp12
47
1 week ago

But can't you argue that tailgating IS pressuring you?

A person following too closely behind me is creating a dangerous situation. The cop is creating a dangerous situation which you are reacting to. Isn't that entrapment?

If an undercover cop is chilling on the corner looking like a drug dealer and you try to buy drugs from him, that's not entrapment.

If an undercover cop goes around intimidating people and threatening them and trying to get them to buy drugs "or else" that's entrapment.

TheHYPO
9
1 week ago

A person following too closely behind me is creating a dangerous situation. The cop is creating a dangerous situation which you are reacting to. Isn't that entrapment?

I'm not a criminal lawyer, so the answer is "I don't know what would happen in court", but I'm guessing the answer would be "you could have just changed lanes". You are not allowed to speed just because someone is annoying you. If you could show that you had no other reasonable legal alternative, maybe you'd get away with it. I don't think it would likely qualify though - in my non-expert opinion.

If an undercover cop goes around intimidating people and threatening them and trying to get them to buy drugs "or else" that's entrapment.

Yes, but you're assuming that some tailgating asshole is equivalent to "if you don't speed, I'm going to intentionally rear end you", which is one possible interpretation of the action rather than the cop actually explicitly threatening you.

Puckpaj
12
1 week ago

Well, changing lanes isn't really descalating a dangerous situation. A tailgating person would have passed you if he could have changed lanes. Your lane change is probably not gonna be as controlled as if you had all the time in the world without someone sitting on your ass.

TheHYPO
3
1 week ago

Also, where I'm from, traffic offences are handled by justices of the peace, so it's a crapshoot if your going to get one that understands the nuances of entrapment or is going to apply it on a speeding ticket.

Bizoza9
3
1 week ago

I imagine some of these people are cruising in the left lane as well. Tons of people don't seem to understand that left lane is for passing, not just switching over to and hanging out in. The cop doing the "tailgating" is probably in some cases giving them a chance to avoid a ticket by having them switch lanes before they get pulled over.

Flabbergash
2
1 week ago

No because you would normally speed away if someone else was tailing you...

thoroughavvay
1
1 week ago

It's not convincing you that you have to speed up, though. You can speed up, but you can also slow down, or change lanes, etc.

If an undercover cop goes around intimidating people and threatening them and trying to get them to buy drugs "or else" that's entrapment.

I don't think that's a good comparison. The cop tailgating would be more like walking up close to you and saying "I'm looking for drugs" and nothing else. It's certainly applying some pressure on you, but not setting up a trap for you.

jeffp12
2
1 week ago

but you can also slow down,

If someone is tailgating you?

DoingCharleyWork
3
1 week ago

person following too closely behind me is creating a dangerous situation.

So clearly the solution is to create a more dangerous situation by speeding.

Princess_Pwny
2
1 week ago

Ah yes because the second you step above the speed limit your car suddenly explodes. Speeding does increase the severity of accidents and reduces the time to respond to events, but I'm not really sure if it's inherently more dangerous. The Autobarn is a thing and it seems to be pretty okay.

Tailgating is something that is likely to change any breaking event for any reason into an instant accident. It's an action that does not directly cause an issue, but amplifies anything that goes wrong. Kinda sounds similar to speeding in a way.

Personally I'd rather go above the speed limit than have someone tailgate me. I can still slam on the breaks at the least, something that you can't do without getting hit by a tailgater.

Also, why the fuck are police allowed to create a dangerous situation to try and make you do something that breaks the law? That seems dumb.

Tripwyr
1
1 week ago

There are two questions to answer when considering entrapment:

  1. Do you have a predisposition to accelerate when somebody tailgates you?
  2. Would the police officer's action have caused a normally law abiding citizen to commit a crime?

Since the average law abiding citizen would not accelerate to dangerous speeds just because somebody is tailgating them, there is no entrapment.

mphetameme
1
1 week ago

In order for entrapment to work you have to convince a court you would not have done that behaviour if someone else (non-police) had done the same. In this case the court would assume you speed up whenever someone tailgates you, therefore not entrapment.

If the police had asked you to speed, but then you said "No way, that's illegal" and they said "But my daughter is dying and I need you to clear the way to the hospital" and you said "ok but just this once", and then they arrested you, that would be entrapment.

Orleanian
1
1 week ago

For one thing, someone else putting you in a mild form of dangerous situation (i.e. non-emergency) is not a valid excuse for you to engage in a different dangerous situation.

For another thing, the nuance is that it is not, to the best of your knowledge, a police officer pressuring you to speed. It's a car that's behind you, and your response was to speed. IF the cop turned on it's lights and/or siren, you'd probably have an argument that they were entrapping you if they proceeded to give you a ticket for speeding, since they were taking an active police role in coercing you.

(i.e. your response in this situation is "A car is behind me, I should speed up", not "A policeman is behind me, I must speed up")

Best I can tell, these are left-hand-drive vehicles, so presumably UK, in which case police are generally allowed to present an unexceptional opportunity to break the law. A plain vehicle behind you would in all likelihood be considered an unexceptional scenario.

crooklyn94
15
1 week ago

TLDL : ACAB

TheHYPO
1
1 week ago

Shh. Didn't happen...

masoninsicily
3
1 week ago

Meant "not how" but you're right

TheHYPO
1
1 week ago

Thanks

jerryjustice
2
1 week ago
RollinOnDubss
1
1 week ago

What do you expect from reddit? There was a post on the top of /r/all about a week ago with some asshat crying about entrapment because he blew through a pedestrian crosswalk and got ticketed for it and that thread was full of "ACAB", "police state", "entrapment", "this cop needs to go to prison", etc.

99.9% of people who cry entrapment are about as intelligent as sovereign citizens.

omahundro74
1
1 week ago

Ah, so if I, as a civilian, pretend to be a prostitute, drug dealer, pedophile, etc, then I am not breaking the law, gotcha.

Innominate8
1
1 week ago

Entrapment is also not a crime, it is a defense. Police are absolutely allowed to do it, then it's up to the defendant to convince the court they wouldn't have otherwise committed a crime.

warm_sock
2
1 week ago

The entrapment defense hardly ever works in court. You have to prove inducement, which includes

pleas based on need, sympathy, or friendship, ibid.; or extraordinary promises of the sort "that would blind the ordinary person to his legal duties"

HerbertMcSherbert
2
1 week ago

Also called being an absolute cunt. They should try being better human beings.

TILtonarwhal
2
1 week ago

Though a cop following you and making you speed up, or a cop speeding so that you match his speed is not entrapment. There’s nothing trapping you into speeding up.

t-ara-fan
1
1 week ago

Not when the Sheriff is the Judge's brother.

eveningsand
1
1 week ago

It's called "Good luck with those outta state plates, son."

G00dAndPl3nty
1
1 week ago

If he was going slow in the passing lane then that is breaking the law. Passing lane is for passing. He should get over the second he sees a faster moving vehicle behind him in the same lane.

wKbdthXSn5hMc7Ht0
19
1 week ago

That's a non-trivial amount of time, energy and stress.

jammah
4
1 week ago

Yeah but then you need to be able to afford a lawyer with the potential of losing said case. Many don’t have that luxury

materics
4
1 week ago

You don't need a lawyer to plead your case in traffic court. It's a annoying time sink though.

ChipChipington
1
1 week ago

Are there court fees?

maxgbz
1
1 week ago

That's interesting, I remember watching a program about police leaving open cars with the keys and then traping those who steal it.

lolodotkoli
19
1 week ago

Entrapment is the police pressuring you to do something you weren't going to, like tailgating you to speed.

Leaving the car with keys there is all on you for stealing it unless the cop convinces you to do so

Peyton1s
1
1 week ago

Isn’t that something people in eastern country’s do to record it on dashcams and report you to get money from the government

Schmidtster1
0
1 week ago

Entrapment is the police pressuring you to do something you weren’t going to, like tailgating you to speed.

That’s not entrapment, leaving the keys in a car or a car tailgating you are essentially the same circumstances. You were going to speed up whether is was a cop or not, you were also going to steal the car whether it was a bait car or not.

Divad777
1
1 week ago

Get a dash cam that records both front and back... A little investment will pay off 100x’s when these people incidents happen

Tauzin
1
1 week ago

Good luck with that unless the person has a rear dashcam to back his story up.

Jabbles22
1
1 week ago

Back when the new Dodge Charger came out I was was driving down the highway about 23:00. There were no other cars around but I was cruising at around 120 km/h. As I am coming up to an on ramp I spot a nice new black Charger speeding up the on ramp, well I decide to catch up. Nothing too crazy but we hit maybe 150 km/h for a few minutes. All of a sudden he turns on his red and blue lights and slows way down, turns off into one of those turn around spots linking to the other side of the highway. I went back to my normal cruising speed. I think if I had tried to race him I would have been screwed I kept up but also kept a safe distance. I assume he was just enjoying his new cop car.

D_Bat
69
1 week ago

I did this once. It was in city roads and I saw him approaching me from behind very fast so I moved over one lane, let him by, then got back into the lane. He slammed on the brakes and got behind me and followed me. Guess he thought I was being suspicious. Can't frigging win with cops even when trying to be courteous.

TerroristOgre
37
1 week ago

Traffic cops are a bunch of hypocritical douche fucks. They do so much unnecessary dangerous stuff and then turn around give you a ticket for going 5 over lol

EmagehtmaI
5
1 week ago

I saw a meme once that was of a cop that said something like "I just did an illegal u-turn, changed lanes in an intersection, ran a red light, did double the speed limit and endangered a dozen other people, to catch up to you and ticket you, to teach you a lesson. About traffic safety."

ChipChipington
3
1 week ago

I imagine it’s because their goal isn’t to make the roads safer, but to bring in ticket revenue for the county

fjhus16
38
1 week ago

Should've called the cops on him.

VoluptuousNate
46
1 week ago

I had an officer do something similar to me in a small town near where I grew up. I was doing exactly the speed limit when he came speeding up on me and then was right on my ass. I made my right turn, but I was really nervous cause he was so close to me before and during the turn that I took the turn a little fast and went over the center line during the then. He immediately pulled me over and accused me of speeding and wreckless driving.

I told him I was doing the speed limit and he said he “paced me” at 10mph over. He said my turn was dangerous and told him I was sorry for the turn but he was so close to me that I was worried he was going to hit me so I took the turn faster and with greater swing to avoid contact since I saw the lane was open. He didn’t like that answer at all but I always tell the full truth during a traffic stop. He finally let me go when it was all said and done and just received verbal warnings. Such bullshit though and it always reminds me to be careful in small towns because a lot of small towns have officers who behave like this.

imVERYhighrightnow
17
1 week ago

It's because they have shit all for revenue other than generating traffic citations. Small town here and the whole force has fancy SUVs because the speed limit drops to 30 through town and there is a few other weird rules like semis must use x road. (they cross through town the other way with no rule so it isn't cause the?main two roads can't handle it)

Giga-Wizard
9
1 week ago

Yeah I did that once with a car and hit the a concrete slab with my tire. After that I just brake as much as I need to. If they want to hit me that’s on them.

EmagehtmaI
6
1 week ago

Then the cop tickets you for reckless driving or improper stop or something like that.

You never win with cops.

MSgtGunny
2
1 week ago

If you put on your turn signal before braking and then brake normally, they can eat shit and their dash cam will show it.

Giga-Wizard
1
1 week ago

That’s not likely. If you are slowing down for a turn it is justified. It’s not if you just slam on the brakes randomly.

EmagehtmaI
3
1 week ago

Depends on the cop, but generally if he hits you, he's definitely not going to accept fault. He'll make up a narrative, because that's what cops in the US do.

kevinaud
1
1 week ago

If you slammed on the brakes couldnt you just say you saw a deer/cat/kid that looked like it was about to jump into the road or something?

kamyu2
2
1 week ago

Cop says that there wasn't anything. Your word against theirs and you aren't the cop so your word means nothing.

613codyrex
30
1 week ago

I usually just try to fuck with them in return and literally just drive the speed limit, no more no less.

If they want to ride my ass, they are more than welcome to for my whole trip. I don’t need to let them pass if I’m not in the pass lane.

xmknzx
6
1 week ago

I’ve done this too, and I had no option otherwise because I was on a one lane road (besides pull over, but I’m not doing that). He wants to tail me for miles while I go exactly 55? Be my guest dude.

Kelekona
2
1 week ago

I don't have the reaction-time necessary to stop with proper following distance. If someone pulls into my space, I drop back, which probably causes a cascade when I'm constantly going a bit slower than the rest of traffic.

jacobhd404040
5
1 week ago

Not saying you shouldn't do what makes you feel safe while driving, but that cascade you described is actually the cause of a lot of traffic, such as the kind you simply drive out of with nothing there and are left to wonder what caused it. Each time someone slows down, if the car behind them is close enough, the next person likely slows down a little bit more. With a long enough chain of cars behind each other this can end with a complete stop for one person, and then all the next people until there is a large enough gap. Eventually you just drive out of the slowness because the people in the front have regained their normal speed.

EDIT: Spelling

djrunk_djedi
4
1 week ago

And the cascade only happens because the people behind were following too closely. It all gets "reset" at every controlled intersection, so I'm not sure the right response is "leaving braking space causes traffic". I argue that *not* leaving braking space is what causes traffic.

jacobhd404040
5
1 week ago

That's completely true. The initial slow down is simply a catalyst to the inevitable reaction after following too close. Thanks!

BigCountryMooose
15
1 week ago

I once had a cop riding me while I was in the slow lane going the speed limit. I slowed down 5mph thinking maybe I missed a sign somewhere, he continues to ride me. I slow down more hoping he will just pass and move on. I slow down further to force him to just go around and he pulls me over, FOR GOING TOO SLOW! He gave me a warning then we continued on.. Stupidest reason I have ever been pulled over..

cokezero556
16
1 week ago

Saw a video on YouTube where a cop was pacing a guy for driving while black and the guy just pulls over and parks. He's like you racist cops are just going to fine an excuse to stop me. I think he refused to give id either and turned the cam on them. They left.

RabidWalrus
12
1 week ago

Same thing happened to me. As I was being tailgated and high beamed, I changed lanes and he changed with me. I thought we accidentally changed at the same time so I changed again, he followed, and i sped up a bit to further get out of the way, and then that's when I got pulled over.

I probably wouldn't have minded the tailgating as much if I wasn't being blinded by that asshole. Also should've tried to fight it since he apparently did it to some older lady and the judge threw out the case.

cxseven
2
1 week ago

The high beam people just cause me to let off the gas

mcketten
8
1 week ago

A classic trick like this is in multi-lane roads. The cop gets right behind you on the other lane, his front bumper in line with your rear bumper. Then he just maintains speed.

People get understandably nervous and speed up, suddenly brake, or swerve and he hits the lights and pulls them over for distracted driving or something similar.

HalfSoul30
8
1 week ago

Drive 5 miles under limit to piss them off.

Andy4574
5
1 week ago

I always freak out when there's a black Dodge or Ford behind me because of this.

FulcrumTheBrave
6
1 week ago

Letting people pass if you're not in a hurry is always the best option.

6849
4
1 week ago

If you had a dashcam facing the rear, couldn't you report the cop for tailgating?

TerroristOgre
4
1 week ago

Best case scenario is to drive like normal until they get real close to you and then slam on ur brakes real hard. Get rear ended. Rake in that money

Giga-Wizard
7
1 week ago

Brake checking is reckless driving if they can prove it. I wouldn’t recommend it especially with how many people have dashcams.

TerroristOgre
1
1 week ago

If its a cop, doesnt the dash cam come on with the lights?

If it does, then its worth a try depending on how shitty your car is

eisbock
3
1 week ago

This happened to me but I gave him a heaping helping of windshield wiper fluid. He then passed me and I shit my pants a little after seeing it was a cop.

Frijid
2
1 week ago

Best thing to do, actually, is to run your windshield washer. :)

Ziff7
2
1 week ago

Or just slow down and let them pass like it literally says in the DMV handbook.

kickazz2013
1
1 week ago

But I was on right lane D:

d0gmeat
1
1 week ago

You just gotta say you hit the brakes because you saw a squirrel in the road.

doctorperky
1
1 week ago

Cops around where I live do this all the time. They'll just ride your ass waiting for you to do something. I just keep going along and eventually they turn off down another road

ChompyChomp
1
1 week ago

I mean...that's what you SHOULD do regardless. (granted, this video is of a dude in the right lane, but still)

TreChomes
1
1 week ago

Go into the left lane so they can pass on the right? I think I'll just drop down to like 100kmh slowly and see what they do instead

Kah-Neth
1
1 week ago

The best thing to do is to slowly reduce speed (avoid the reckless charge) until you are just above the legal minimum.

mingk
1
1 week ago

Not all the times, but a lot of time in these instances it's the cops trying to get a good look at your plates so they can run them.

arsenicMercedes
1
1 week ago

I just let off the accelerator until people fuck off. I've got time to spare, and I'd rather they didn't try to crawl up my tailpipe and be a danger.

Berry_neutral
1
1 week ago

Or just keep driving normal. If you pull over or try to change lanes then they could use that as a reason to pull you over or say that you were "acting suspiciously" too. Most of the time when they get on your ass like that, they're reading your tag and seeing if your insurance is up to date, registration paid, any warrants out for the owner, etc. You stop them from doing that and they'll think "this guy is trying to evade me" or some stupid shit. Just drive within the speed limit and don't freak out. They ride your ass so you'll freak out and they have a reason to pull you over; same deal.

Solid_Snake_021
1
1 week ago

Only in America, we don’t have shit like that in the UK.

Final_Pantasy
1
1 week ago

Same thing happened to me. I was in the right lane. I would change lanes, he would change with me. I would lightly double tap my breaks to let him know he was too close, he would get closer. I finally just sped up because it'd be less dangerous than if I hit a deer or something or had to slam my breaks.

He pulls me over and what the fuck do you know, I run over a dead deer that was hidden in the fog. Antler scraped the whole bottom side of my car.

Sha_of_Depression
1
1 week ago

Cops are shit and water is wet.

Pllllllld
1
1 week ago

I saw this last week!! Cop pulled up behind him riding his ass, poor fella switched lanes 3 TIMES to let him pass and he just followed. Flipped his lights at the end. He wasn’t speeding, just going with the flow.

medicinaltequilla
62
1 week ago

I was in the same situation all the way until the ticket-- I was annoyed and said you were tailgating me so I had to get out of your way to remain safe! ...he let me off. not sure why, maybe because i'm a white guy.

alphabennettatwork
18
1 week ago

I had a similar pants-crappening event. I was doing 80 going down the highway, and a trooper zooms up right behind me. I change lanes "to let him pass" but knew damn well I was 15 over the limit. He kept driving past, and eventually my cheeks unclenched after praising Jesus.

gigastack
2
1 week ago

Maybe race was a factor. But the way you talk to the police is a huge factor too. If you start by challenging their authority, you’re going to have a bad time.

LaboratoryOne
1
1 week ago

This scenario runs through my head every single time a cop rides my ass

tallardschranit
51
1 week ago

Any time someone tailgates me I just hit my hazards and slow down gradually. I don't even hit my brakes. I just stop using the gas.

akimonta
15
1 week ago

Yeah, I don't want to hit my brakes and possibly cause an accident, and I'm not giving in to pressure by changing lanes or speeding up.

Once when a guy was real up on my butt, I slowed down to the speed limit, since everyone was going slightly over, and the car beside me did as well. Tailgater honked about twice, stayed on my ass even when he had a chance to pass, honked one last time and finally aggressively passed.

It spooked me a bit, but the fact I annoyed them so much made up for it.

CJ_Murv
3
1 week ago

Careful annoying those aggro drivers though. Had a bloke who was pissed off I was driving the speed limit jump out of his car at a traffic light with a claw hammer in hand to mess me up, but luckily the light went green.

Since then I've just used cruise control at the speed limit and let assholes pass.

akimonta
2
1 week ago

That must have been scary D: I mentioned the same incident to my dad and he had a very similar story. I haven't really had any experiences with violent people in my life so far, I keep forgetting they exist. I might start keeping these warnings in mind..

Port-aux-Francais
10
1 week ago

This is the way to do it. You going slower forces the tailgater to slow which decreases the energy he has to hurt you and also increases the time he has to break before hitting you. It also give you more room to the car in front of you, giving you more room to work with if you have to break unexpectedly.

[deleted]
3
1 week ago

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DisturbedForever92
2
1 week ago

Some would say, the one true bonus.

TheRushian
1
1 week ago

How well does this work? It sounds ingenious because i'd still get to shove it at the tailgating asshole just a little bit.

pjr032
31
1 week ago

That's how I got my first ticket too. Cop was so far up my ass I lost his headlights. Then had the audacity to tell me I was driving recklessly. He let me off for the rolling stop I did because I was honestly afraid he would rear end the fuck out of me but he still gave me a speeding ticket. Prick.

Cybiu5
3
1 week ago

traffic police arent cops imo

Living-Day-By-Day
3
1 week ago

Dash cams man just take it to court

pjr032
2
1 week ago

This ticket was shortly after I got my license, so this is about 12 years ago. Had I actually known more about the law and all that I maybe could have gone to court and at least got it knocked down.

nonpuissant
27
1 week ago

Had the exact same thing happen before, except I wasn't even pissed - I was just speeding up slightly while changing to a slower lane to be polite (there were empty lanes on both my right and left sides).

Ended up just fighting the ticket and fortunately it got thrown out, but yeah that was shady.

GJMAGI
22
1 week ago

I’ve been pulled over twice like that, both at night so I couldn’t tell they were cops. I didn’t floor it or anything just slowly sped up to appease them as it seemed likely they were normal traffic that wanted to go faster.... then the lights came on, greeeat

Cybiu5
8
1 week ago

meanwhile in the city people are driving while texting on their phone and no cop gives a shit

thomasbihn
10
1 week ago

Slow down to 10 or 15 miles below the speed limit. If they don't go around, accelerate to regular speed. Their reflexes won't be able to keep the tailgate going then and it will create space. If there is no opportunity to pass you, the message usually gets across by about the third iteration of slow down and speed up and they give you space.

D_Knight8
7
1 week ago

Same damn thing happened to me.

I was 18 when it happened and on the way back from an amusement park with a couple of friends. It was late night as well, but luckily got off with a warning.

Hoardly
9
1 week ago

Happened to me at midnight heading back from a ski trip, cop tried to say I was drunk and made me take the dui test and everything to try and save his ass after he rode me for miles and kept making me speed up. I was fucking furious. Passed the test obviously and that’s when I stopped donating to them as well lol

SoGayImStraight_
5
1 week ago

Same exact thing happened to me this summer. I look in my rear view mirror and see a car so close to me that their headlights are below my back window. I'm waiting to see if this dude will get off my ass, and I start to get frustrated so I speed up to create distance instead of getting over and boom, it was a cop. Definitely feels like some form of entrapment to me.

tylercreatesworlds
4
1 week ago

A cop did this to a guy that was giving me room to merge on the hwy. Cop road his ass, guy accelerated, cop pulled him over

dilipi
4
1 week ago

I had a similar situation. One night on a 15 mile stretch of one lane hwy a car started tailgating me. Their headlights looked like a police car but I wasn't sure. I drove the entire stretch at 5 miles over the speed limit. I would've changed lanes if I could, or pulled over had they turned on their lights. Eventually we got to a two lane section. I moved over and they blew past me and sure enough it was a cop.

I always got the impression they were trying to pressure me into speeding. Why else would they ride my ass so far for so long? I was going the speed limit+. If they needed to get by due to an emergency down the rode they could've turned on their lights at any time.

ishdotcom
4
1 week ago

I changed lanes, and the cop ticketed me for not having the blinker on longer. He was driving so close and I just wanted to get out of the way before he hit.

ixiduffixi
4
1 week ago

Opposite happened to me. Got tailgated and decided to slow down. Then got pulled over for driving too slow. Had to listen to rookie blue ask me if I was on about 20 different drugs and if I was lying while his superior sat in the back quietly.

TheEvilBagel147
4
1 week ago

Highway minimum is 45. Don't brake, just slow wayyyyy down, probably keep it closer to 50 just to be safe. Just cruise there for awhile, he'll get pissed and fuck off eventually. Whenever there's a cop tailing me I always go as slow as I legally can just to piss him off, and if I have to turn you bet that it's going to be the slowest turn you've ever seen in your life.

eisbock
2
1 week ago

This is the correct answer. For some reason people think driving like a granny isn't ever an option when in reality it's almost always the best option.

vicki5150
3
1 week ago

Literally happened to me!

norsethunders
2
1 week ago

, there to remain forfrom ten to twelve hours

nosidamadison
3
1 week ago

This happened to me on a one lane road in rural Oklahoma. Couldn't pass. My options were speed up (I was unsure of speed limit), or break check as a quick "fuck off." I chose speed up since I'm moderately non-confrontational.

He thought because my tags were out of state it'd be an easy ticket.

I went to court three times for it and got it brought down a good $100. I couldn't get it thrown out because I was speeding, but not what he said he clocked me at.

FlameSpartan
3
1 week ago

I had a similar experience. I didn't speed up for the fucker, but he was so close, I stopped late at a stop sign.

He didn't ticket me because I called him on his shit.

Kalooeh
3
1 week ago

I've had one do that to me too, but then he just gave me a warning. It was weird as hell but I was still annoyed as hell that the guy was riding my ass then pulled me over. Scared the shit out of me too because the guy came SPEEDING UP BEHIND ME and scared the hell out me first before he rode me and freaked me out so I was going over, then thinking "Either go around or fuck off and leave me alone jack ass", but nope. Cop being a dick

i4c8e9
3
1 week ago

I had a similar problem. I was on a 4 lane road. I was one of only two cars anywhere in sight. The other car was riding my ass. I had a Honda Civic and I couldn’t see his headlights in my rear view mirror.

I was already on the verge of losing my license so I slowed way down. At about 20 under the speed limit he pulled me over and demanded I get out and let him search as I was clearly inebriated based on the speed I was driving. He was pissed when he found a clean recently detailed car.

He never asked to see my registration or insurance. A few months later I received a letter saying there was a warrant out for my arrest because I was pulled over without insurance. That was fun.

I moved out of that city.

MissBubbly17
3
1 week ago

This happened to me when I was a teenager and I pulled over to let them pass. I freaked out when the cop pulled up behind me with his lights on. He got mad that I pulled over saying it could be dangerous for a young girl. All I could think was "well you shouldn't have been riding my ass then"

MasterRoshy
2
1 week ago

same exact thing happened to me.

CryptXSh0ck
2
1 week ago

This same bullshit happened to me at 3am one time and naturally I would speed up because I felt endangered, then the jackass was a cop and gave me a hefty ticket for speeding.

altafullahu
2
1 week ago

Yep that happened to me too.... Lol

davidbased
2
1 week ago

cops in Maryland do this shit all the time waiting to get a rise out of you. i like to piss them off and literally do nothing.

Use_Your_Turn_Signal
2
1 week ago

I had this happen too, about 17 years ago, except it was a motorcycle cop and I wasn’t speeding. He literally told me I was part of his quota. What a dick!

Roll9ers
2
1 week ago

This happened to me once too. Middle of the night. He got on my ass and as soon as I hit 11mph over the limit I got myself a $700 ticket.

dekachin5
2
1 week ago

That must be a cop tactic. I've had it happen to me too where I have someone driving up my ass.

This happened at night, and I got lucky and managed to see the top lights of the cop car as we drove under a light or something, so I just kept making turns, and the cop kept following me and crawling up my ass after like 6-7 turns. Finally I'm now in a residential area and I make a turn where the cop thinks I'm going to park, so he flips his lights on. (If you manage to park before he gets you, you're home free and and get out of your car and walk away)

He starts giving me the 3rd degree. I'm like WTF is going on. He wants to know my whole life story, where I live, what I'm doing. It goes like this:

  • ME I was going home

  • COP oh you live here?

  • ME no

  • COP why are you here then????

  • ME because some creepy dude was following me and I didn't want some creepy dude following me home.

  • COP oh

  • ME so am I getting a ticket or something? do I match the description of some axe murderer? why did you pull me over?

  • COP uhh, one of your headlights is out

  • ME oh, I didn't notice, it must have just happened

  • COP well, get it fixed, bye

Dude followed me for like 15 minutes.

ReiDoReddit
2
1 week ago

About 15 years ago I got an unmarked Subaru WRX Sti on my ass, the little bitch only turned on the lights when I was doing 110mph.

Mark_ish
2
1 week ago

That is entrapment and is illegal. Of course if you said anything about it I’m sure it would turn into a game of “whose story is more reliable” and the result would be the same.

meoka2368
2
1 week ago

Next time, take your foot off the gas (and downshift if you want it to be really effective) and see if they're paying enough attention to not run into you.

They hit you, it's their fault.
Then you could look into suing for trama or whatever.

Port-aux-Francais
4
1 week ago

Why would you want to get hit? I mean by all means slow down, that’s what you should do if you are being tailgated but the idea is to do it slowly so that you don’t get hit.

TheEvilBagel147
7
1 week ago

Because if it's a crooked cop, why wouldn't you want to make their day worse? Fuck'em.

captainmalamute
1
1 week ago

Oh hey, this is how I ended up going from a regular speeding charge to criminal speeding. Next time just let them pass.

JonathonWally
1
1 week ago

Use the parking brake to slow down, it doesn’t turn on the brake lights. I do it to cops all the time cause here in NJ they love to pull right up to your bumper to scare you.

Compost_Roses
1
1 week ago

This happened to me! Missed my turn, because he was on my ass. When he pulled me over he said he was doing it to get my attention to slow down. The fuck?!

Dogeishuman
1
1 week ago

This happened to me. Twice in one night, the first time I thought it was a cop so I didn't do it. It wasn't. Second time I thought it wasn't so I floored it, so I got a ticket. Fun stuff.

NEHOG
1
1 week ago

The 'correct' response is to hit your 4-way flashers... And then move out of the left lane so they can pass you!

Master_Vicen
1
1 week ago

All part of the plan...gotta meet that ticket quota.

FlyByTim
1
1 week ago

This is a pretty common tactic. Cop did it to me once, I just kept my speed, he switched lanes and caught up to a car slightly ahead of me. She sped up and instant lights. Kind of bullshit.

Magicka
1
1 week ago

Same thing happened to my SO when we were down at the states. Never have I heard of this shit in Canada. Cop came back and said it’s a warning as she mentioned we have front and back dash cam and she was thinking it was a crazy driver following her even when she changed to a slower lane.

ENrgStar
1
1 week ago

Isn’t that entrapment?

Ballsindick
1
1 week ago

Speeding up was your choice. You could have slowed down instead.

LordTwinkie
1
1 week ago

I had a cop so this, I didn't floor it but I did speed up and got a ticket

cdegallo
1
1 week ago

Happens a lot, it's often referred to as bumper tag by highway patrol officers.

IMMAEATYA
1
1 week ago

THIS IS THE EXACT SCENARIO WHERE I GOT MY ONE AND ONLY SPEEDING TICKET WHEN I WAS 18 AND IT WAS THE DUMBEST SHIT.

As you can see I’m still quite salty.

That’s what I get for driving a shitty car near a bad neighborhood I guess? Dat classist profiling.

paperligers
1
1 week ago

I kind of had something like this happen last week on the motorway.

I was slowly catching up to a police car (they were sat at a flat 70 and I was a little over that) so I go to overtake, but I'm honestly not making any progress at all... This guy is speeding up eeeever so slightly to keep me from passing with the speed I initially had (75mph absoluteeee tops because I wasn't about to push it with them there)

So not wanting to be a dumbass and test the police, I dropped back behind it with my tail between my legs, admitting the slower speed I now had to go.

But then the car behind me goes to overtake the police, and I sit there and WATCH as the police car speeds up a significant amount to draw level with the new car... It took the passing car about 5-10 minutes to eventually crawl past the police..

Like dam I respect the police and the tough job that they do to keep us safe, but this just felt like they were trying to catch people out.

mack41
1
1 week ago

Set my cruise control behind behind a cop at 67 in a 65. Followed him like that for about 15 minutes before he pulled into the middle lane, braked, got behind me and pulled me over. Was super cool.

standardtissue
1
1 week ago

That's where a rear cam really pays off. I wouldn't have hesitated to show that footage to a traffic judge.

SpacePistachio
1
1 week ago

Murica

Nexod1
1
1 week ago

Same thing happened to me but when I pulled to the side to prepare to be pulled over he changed lanes, looked me in the eyes through the window and took off at 100+mph laughing. I got very lucky, he had me dead to rights

DontKillKinny
1580
1 week ago
jeffthepig06
215
1 week ago

Huh. Interesting. Thanks for linking this

BATHTUBISREAL
79
1 week ago

r/justiceserved is a good one too!

LightFusion
198
1 week ago

....I won't ever go back to that place. It was created and remains run by one person (/u/DrDreamtime). A racist power hungry moron. He bans people for any reason he see's fit. He banned me for pointing out he broke his own rules. It sucks because I enjoyed the sub, but I won't support a pathetic POS like that.

Proof: https://www.reddit.com/r/AgainstHateSubreddits/comments/9a6ohi/the_top_mod_of_rjusticeserved_u_52hz_aka/?st=jnornrcx&sh=1407ffa5

salzst4nge
46
1 week ago

Mods over there are the reason /r/JusticePorn exists, no?

Xombieshovel
29
1 week ago

Which, quality moderators notwithstanding, is itself a hive of racism.

tired_obsession
9
1 week ago

So it’s just better to not participate

DeepEmbed
8
1 week ago

So they’re not really in it for the justice, is what you’re saying.

YaNortABoy
12
1 week ago

No, they're in it for the justice.

As long as justice means "minorities getting brutalized."

Gabernasher
1
1 week ago

I imagine most subs glorifying cops will be that way...

squirmburglar
5
1 week ago

it was the other way around actually. justiceporn was the only sub but the mods were power tripping and calling everything racist. so they started justiceserved and it swung the other way.

TOOREALTJ
23
1 week ago

Doing my part by unsubbing. I got your back!

redloxchox
8
1 week ago

I hadn't heard about this before, but it was enlightening. Thank you for posting.

MY_CAPSLOCK_IS_BROKE
6
1 week ago

This is why r/just_ice_served is better

trukkija
2
1 week ago

I somewhat enjoy the content however the comment section is just a bunch of actual fucking idiots who have no idea how judicial justice works. There was a guy who actually thought a 130 year sentence was ''getting off easy''. I mean like ???

niton
17
1 week ago

I think that sub is more about revenge fantasy than justice.

Alcohol_Intolerant
10
1 week ago

Yeah. And tons of people not only advocating violence as a form of justice but actively endorsing it.

ThaiJohnnyDepp
3
1 week ago

I go visit this sub any time I need some catharsis after witnessing an instance of no cops around when you wish justice upon an asshole driver

PleaseWipe
343
1 week ago

"That's what I thought, bitch" - That cop probably

carbongreen
83
1 week ago

"Dumb motherfucker" is probably what I would've said.

K9g_2017
21
1 week ago

laughter you dumb bitch

Stiffard
6
1 week ago

You absolute mad lad

[deleted]
274
1 week ago

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ObeyRoastMan
28
1 week ago

Fuck you tailgaiter

MrDywel
245
1 week ago

Driver doesn't really back off much...

throweraccount
100
1 week ago

Yeah, defensive driving states one car length per 10 miles per hour you're driving at. So in this tunnel they're going fairly slow so probably 40-45 mph, so he should be 4-5 car lengths away.

Bobby-Pizza
79
1 week ago

Another way I was taught is to start counting when the car in front of you drives by something stationary (mailbox, pole, etc.) and if you reach it before you can count 3-Mississippi, then you’re too close.

Stevey854
38
1 week ago

minimum 2 second gap on good road conditions, 4 in the wet is whats recommended in the UK.

Pedantichrist
24
1 week ago

"Only a fool breaks the two second rule"

And, if it is raining, follow that with

"Only a twat rides closer than that".

siccoblue
1
1 week ago

It really only works with the accent, twat and that

grekiki
1
1 week ago

Why would it be different in the rain?

Dekonstruktor
3
1 week ago

so when you hit the breaks you wont rear end the dude in front - wet road equals to longer breaking (stopping?) distance.

HLSparta
8
1 week ago

That is what I've been told. 3 seconds, and 1 extra second for each condition to make driving more difficult.

slyfoxninja
1
1 week ago

Same

Mattubic
1
1 week ago

I have to do a driving certification every few years for work, this is their recommendation as well. Makes more sense than car lengths really, as I had always thought of it before the class.

ThaiJohnnyDepp
1
1 week ago

He didn't even back off one whole Mississippi wtf

Bobby-Pizza
2
1 week ago

Ya that’s reckless.

DoodleVnTaintschtain
11
1 week ago

I always just do two seconds. It's a lot easier than trying to figure out how many car lengths I should be - just watch for when the car in front passes past a thing, count how many seconds until you reach it.

ngmcs8203
2
1 week ago

The rule of thumb we were taught in drivers ed (20+ years ago) was a minimum of 3 seconds behind the car in front.

DoodleVnTaintschtain
1
1 week ago

Brakes have gotten better? I dunno, three seconds feels like a giant gap.

cokezero556
6
1 week ago

I'm convinced better brakes and traction control is causing more wrecks in winter. People are used to being able to hammer on the brakes and stop fast. Traction control makes you not notice the wheel slip as much. People follow to closer in my opinion than did in the past.

DoodleVnTaintschtain
6
1 week ago

I think it's that, plus the proliferation of 4WD/AWD. People tend not to realize that just because they can get going easier in their new 4WD/AWD vehicle, that doesn't mean they can stop easier. They always had four-wheel braking...

cokezero556
1
1 week ago

I know but the stopping power of new cars seems easier to activate. Like you gently rest your foot on the pedal and can lock up the wheels. My 1991 pick up was mush by comparison. You could lock the wheels up but it took a lot more pressure. Like stopping on the brake. So let's compare a 2018 with awesome feeling brakes to my mushy 1991 and just say my 1991 stops 15 feet longer. That's nearly the same but because it took so much pressure and felt so out of control when you did it most people would brake sooner and follow longer distance. The new car you can feel safer closer because of brake feel. Which is fine till you aren't paying attention or hit a slick spot. Awd and 4wd is part of it also in some cases. That makes you go not stop. People need to slow down in the snow. I don't get it. Speeding when the weather is shit and not stopping till the last minute is just ridiculous.

777Sir
1
1 week ago

Two seconds isn't enough to react and stop at higher speeds. Your stopping distance is 250-300 feet at 60mph, or approximately a 3-3.5 second gap. You should actually leave more than 3 seconds at highway speeds.

DoodleVnTaintschtain
1
1 week ago

My big fat boat of a car has a tested stopping distance of less than 130' from 60mph, but that's neither here nor there. Two seconds is fine, though some argue for three seconds. I just think that's way too much in practice, assuming ideal conditions. If it's dark, rainy, snowy, icy, or anything else, you should obviously increase that distance as appropriate.

Two seconds is plenty of time to react and stop if you're paying attention.

777Sir
1
1 week ago

Reaction time is longer than you think in a car. Rule of thumb is 2/3rds of a second, not the ~250ms you get when you're testing pressing a button. You have to add about 55 feet for reactions.

Also you have to consider that your car's "tested" stopping distance is under perfect conditions with a perfect amount of brake pressure. Unless you're a world class professional driver, the odds of you not locking your brakes, and engaging ABS, under pressure are astronomically low.

AddictedReddit
1
1 week ago

I feel like you just pulled numbers out of your ass with no math, since most semi-trucks can stop in 200 feet at 60mph.

rareas
5
1 week ago

I'd say farther in a tunnel. Serve to the side is not an option.

Alar44
2
1 week ago

Well defensive driving isn't a law and tends to make people do stupid shit. They should teach predictable driving instead. But I get your point.

poprdog
1
1 week ago

Haha I learned that too. Never happens

xosfear
1
1 week ago

This is Sydney, Australia though.

lbruss95
1
1 week ago

New York strongly disagrees

Supernova141
1
1 week ago

That's a bad rule since breaking distance is exponentially proportional to speed, so the faster you go, the more you need to multiply the needed distance.

9991827450171717
1
1 week ago

A person traveling at 55mph would go about 80 feet per second. 6 car lengths is about 90 feet (on average). It's recommended (nowadays) to be at least 2 seconds behind the car in front of you, preferably 3. So that's 160 feet of recommendation minimum. 160 - 90 is still 70 feet too close.

That's not to mention the fact that it takes around 125 feet (on average) to stop from 55 mph. This is incase a tire pops off, something (like a four wheeler) falls from the back of their truck, or even if an axle comes off.

Edit: found this on r/coolguides. https://www.reddit.com/r/coolguides/comments/at3oq1/does_it_still_count_as_a_cool_guide_if_its_from/?utm_source=reddit-android

CosmicAstroBastard
1
1 week ago

I wish more people in Austin remembered that part of drivers ed. I stay out of the fast lane on I-35 because it’s usually a train of pickup trucks doing 85 with about six feet between each.

thoroughavvay
3
1 week ago

Lol it was like they wanted to back off, but backing off too much too suddenly would be them acknowledging that they were doing something wrong.

xantub
29
1 week ago

My guess (and hope) is that the cop pulled them over after they left the tunnel to avoid creating a traffic jam.

idfk_idfk
19
1 week ago

Honestly surprised it needed to be said. Dude most probably did get ticketed.

Ferro_Giconi
77
1 week ago

I hope the cop pulled him over after they got out of the tunnel. Reckless driving needs reckless driving tickets handed out more often.

malaka5000
35
1 week ago

I don't understand tailgating.

Two years ago I visited my home country and after not driving for almost three years, I hired a car. I could not believe the amount of tailgaiters, holy shit. It really stood out to me, it's no wonder my country has such a high crash rate.

I pulled over a lot, just to let these people get past me, even though I wasn't driving under the limit. But then I would see them do the exact same thing to the next car they caught up to.

It's such a stressful and pointless way to drive.

UltraSTONED
12
1 week ago

That’s how I felt after visiting South America and I wasn’t even driving. All the cars inches from each other and motorcycles zipping through was just a stressful cluster fuck and I’m use to L.A. traffic lol

xantub
10
1 week ago

If your home country is in Europe it's probably because they can't pass you on the right, so if you're on the left lane either you move or they're stuck. They usually flash the lights before tailgating though.

Talador12
3
1 week ago

This happens in every country and should be a far bigger issue considering the amount of death, medical care, and car damage that occurs. Tailgating should be strictly enforced.

LordKwik
2
1 week ago

Not asking you to reveal any personal information whatsoever, but it really depends on where you are in the world. It can be vastly different depending on what the laws are, what kind of roads you're on, the culture, etc.

SecureOpossum
1
1 week ago

Don't ever visit Asheville, NC, USA then; never in my life have I seen so many people ride within a car length of a car, lane dive when there's barely enough room for them, or use opposing lanes for passing. People here give absolutely zero fucks about anyone else when they're in a car.

kulafa17
30
1 week ago

This would be a great idea if people are on your tail a lot. But I found out at a young age that imitating cop lights is very illegal lol.

ngramste
26
1 week ago
SyrupOnWaffle_
9
1 week ago
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1
1 week ago

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ngramste
1
1 week ago

Dang, I sure did

JuniorSeniorTrainee
1
1 week ago

You'll never live this down.

jeep_peej
28
1 week ago

They were trying to fuel save by drafting.

shahooster
7
1 week ago

Unfortunately I have bone spurs, so drafting doesn’t work with me.

OldGreenDoor
21
1 week ago

HA HA

if I can't see someones headlights in my mirror they are too fucking close.

commie_heathen
24
1 week ago

Buy a Miata, have everyones headlights in your mirror at all times

TechnoProdigy
9
1 week ago

Can confirm, eyes were burned daily by the blinding light of other cars when I had a Miata.

balextran6
12
1 week ago

I’ve literally had someone follow so close that I couldn’t even see the hood of the car. My view literally started at their windshield.

OldGreenDoor
1
1 week ago

Oh damn! It is times like that I miss my old stick shift.

kiragami
1
1 week ago

Unless you are in the passing lane and going slow.

you_got_fragged
2
1 week ago

still too close. tailgating a clueless driver probably isn't going to doing anything except increase the risk of an accident

rocker3k
1
1 week ago

Somebody tells this to the drivers in Maryland, fucking idiots.

6849
15
1 week ago

My father was one time following a cop that was speeding without his lights on. The cop eventually slowed down to get behind my father and pull him over for speeding. Before being given the ticket, my father told him "hey I was just following you while you were speeding. Should I tell that to the court when I show up?" Begrudgingly, the cop didn't give him a ticket and let him go.

DoTheDew
14
1 week ago

I’ve had something similar happen when just following a cop on the highway who was going about 90 in a 65. I was at a safe distance from him, just following him for a few miles. After a few miles, he hit the brakes and activated his lights. I slowed down and he continued on. No big deal.

I’m not sure why he is allowed to speed for no reason, and not me, but I’m glad he didn’t give me an opportunity to ask him either.

MelloDeath
13
1 week ago

... And then he goes and does it again. Hilarious!

myfaceisyourshitter
22
1 week ago

I don't know if we watched the same video

Cait-IRL
30
1 week ago

I think it’s because it’s on a loop so it starts again lol

evil_leaper
14
1 week ago

... And then he goes and does it again. Hilarious!!!

ThaiJohnnyDepp
3
1 week ago

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! That kid is BACK ... ON THE ESCALATOR

Thijm0
10
1 week ago

Woooosh?

kellie0105
2
1 week ago

The full video didn’t come up until I saved the video. Using mobile. I think some ppl see what I saw at first, it cut off right before you see the cop lights.

aquoad
13
1 week ago

meanwhile the guy in front of the cop is like "WTF did i do??"

thyme_lord_phd
7
1 week ago

Highway Patrol around here have the ability to select activating front- or rear- facing lights independently. The driver in front of the cop may have only had minor anal leakage!

iamsmat
12
1 week ago

I once accidently cut off a cop so the cop in retaliation turns on his siren and I pull over to the side expecting the worst. Instead of pulling over to the side with me, the cop just overtakes me while looking at me with this big shit eating grin on his face. Laughed my ass off after that one.

rahim_tariq
7
1 week ago

That's one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen

ajc1239
5
1 week ago

I watched this exact scenario play out a couple years back. Big ass jacked up truck wanting to show off ROARS up to this little black sedan and rides his ass for a few seconds. Little car lights up and the guy backs off.

Just so satisfying to watch.

TinyFriendlyGhost
4
1 week ago

We need to have flashing lights on the sides of our cars to warn people who don’t check beside them before switching lanes.

Nebuu
5
1 week ago

Get fucked, tailgating solves nothing.

BostonianBrewer
3
1 week ago

Had a car sit at a red light, I could see them on there phone. Honked but nothing happened so I went for the high beams, we missed the light. As soon as the next green came we both went left and I got pulled over by the prick who was an undercover in front of me. Cops can be d bags sometimes

Major_Salvo
3
1 week ago

Is this in Australia? Pretty sure if it was anywhere else in the world the tailgater would have been ticketed, if not shot.

xosfear
2
1 week ago

Yeah Sydney, harbor tunnel i think. Maybe Lane Cove or M5.

jack333666
3
1 week ago

Looks like the tailgater was driving a commodore too

ResonanceSD
4
1 week ago

Wow, a dickhead in a commodore, I never.

jack333666
1
1 week ago

"member that VS mum had, wish she never sold it, fuck that thing was sick"

goofyboots0722
3
1 week ago

I wish I had a similar mechanism on my car that would instantly deter assholes like this.

Canadian-shill-bot
3
1 week ago

I literally just did something similar. Guy was driving super aggressive towards me. I'm off duty..in my personal car. Pulled up beside him waited for him to say something stupid like " fuck you faggot" which he did. Then I flashed my badge and pulled his ass over. He went from tough guy to sweaty pathetic loser in 10 seconds.

Lesson is kids..you never know who's driving that car you're fucking with. Could be a cop or worse could be nut job with a gun.

Mungbean3
3
1 week ago

I’d love it if more drivers were ticketed for tail gating.

Stayfreshv2
2
1 week ago

Nothing actually went wrong here lol

CougdIt
2
1 week ago

Although we didn’t see it, I’d be surprised if he didn’t get pulled over after the tunnel

shshankmurthy
2
1 week ago
MLGVanossGaming
2
1 week ago
DamnYouRichardParker
2
1 week ago

Ho my god!

This is soooo satisfying

When douchery goes wrong

its_summer68
2
1 week ago

I like how that cop just turned on their lights like it was a “no bullshit or i’ll fuck you up” gesture

jagodfrey
2
1 week ago

Of course it's a BMW

BigNegative
2
1 week ago

You can almost hear the cops laughing

kevin034
2
1 week ago

Lol little tailgating bitch

Drunk_monk37
2
1 week ago

So damn good

malscal
2
1 week ago

My husband did this once in his undercover car. So satisfying

FriendlyPyre
1
1 week ago

Kinda looks like one of the Singapore tunnels; but not too sure. :<

BlueOdyssey
1
1 week ago

Sydney

7GatesOfHello
1
1 week ago

Initiate Pants Cleanup Mode.

HR_Dragonfly
1
1 week ago

"I gotta get me some of them tailgater lights."

snomimons
1
1 week ago

He got let off lightly.

jworsham
1
1 week ago

I absolutely have a boner

vivalarevoluciones
1
1 week ago

you get some nice disco lights

Frank3nb3rr13s
1
1 week ago

Tailgater just shit a brick!

BlackPershing
1
1 week ago

Lol I love when this happens

Naked_Melon
1
1 week ago

lol AND at that moment he definitely had poop in his pants

gwhh
1
1 week ago

Where is this at?

iiBuzz7S
1
1 week ago

Looks like Sydney, at least going by the rego plates. Most likely the M5 tunnel.

D0NW0N
2
1 week ago

in America that’d you get an ass whoopin’.

blackguyinmontana
1
1 week ago

The most subtle way to say BACK THE FUCK UP

Jatt710
1
1 week ago

This happens to me it was a real undercover cop impossible to tell until I tried to pass them and got lit up . Lucky for me he was busy and let me go with a warning

ElFarfadosh
1
1 week ago

I could watch this again and again and again

raider4997
1
1 week ago

This is bloody great

QueenOfQuok
1
1 week ago

"Back the FUCK off, buddy."

seth11111
1
1 week ago

What the hell cop, pull over the guy in the left lane then, youre passing him in the right for Christs sake

lonelygalexy
1
1 week ago

Tell me the driver was stopped over and fined or wtever afterwards

ToxicWolve
1
1 week ago

This is why Speedwagon is best girl.

Boban-SMASH
1
1 week ago

whenever someone tailgates me i just take my foot off the accelerator

da13371337bpf
1
1 week ago

Honestly, im never going slow enough to get tailgated. But i drive manual and wonder what peoples reactions are to me not using my brakes when approaching a light.

MarkZuckerbergsButt
1
1 week ago

I used to have this flashlight that could shine white red and violet light (for tracking blood trail of game animals) and was waiting for my ice cream at a drive through. The guy in front of me started playing music obnoxiously loud and it was like past 10 pm. I found out if I cycled the modes on my flashlight quickly it looked like police lights (I learned this after scaring my girlfriend while playing with it in the car). It happened to be next to me and I did the light cycle and the guy immediately turned off his music and left the parking lot.

I felt a little bad.

Masaphotog
1
1 week ago

If the left lane had been clear he would have not had to push on the right.

AN_HONEST_COMMENT
1
1 week ago

Tailgaters may be the biggest /r/idiotsincars

So impatient and reckless that you’ll put yourself in danger of being accountable of the potential crash when you rear end the driver in front.

uberduck
1
1 week ago

Some tunnels in Hong Kong?

iiBuzz7S
2
1 week ago

I’m sure it’s the M5 tunnel in Sydney.

Manojative
1
1 week ago

The cop just flexed.. I feel unsatisfied!

ClayRobert
1
1 week ago

That’s the, back the fuck off bitch, light.

bltsmith
1
1 week ago

ANND DENNN?

Bigred2989-
1
1 week ago

Get off my back, bitch!

Ma3rabi
1
1 week ago

This happend to me once!

I was 18 and just bought my first car. It was a shitty renault i got for 100 bucks but man do i miss that car.

One day i pickup my friend and we are just drive around the city. We go on the highway and this brand new mercedes wagon passed us with quite some speed. I look at my friend and say: "Bet i can take him over".

And so I pushed my gas to the floor and came behind the mercedes wagon a while later. I started tailgaiting a bit because of 3 reasons:

  1. Comming in way to fast
  2. On the left lane and can't go passing from the right
  3. I'm an idiot.

Suddenly the mercedes wagon siren light go up and i almost shit my pants. I brake, shift down the clutch and take the first exit i see. Still laugh about it with my friend sometimes.

Murderingpillow
1
1 week ago

Damn savage

SuperDave81081
1
1 week ago

That happened to me once, fucked my shit all up, luckily I didn't get pull, but it was in the left lane.

RabidBogey
1
1 week ago

Are all the cars in Europe nice??

reasonandmadness
1
1 week ago

There are very few things on this planet that still rile me up and make my blood boil. Tailgating is one of them.

I honestly don't know what it is but I lose my shit every single time someone gets on my ass. I stay calm, I slow down a bit... I give them an opportunity to pass.. when they don't, bad things happen in my head.

AbstracTyler
1
1 week ago

I wish that cop would have pulled them over and given them a ticket for reckless driving. I HATE it when people tailgate me. Drives me mad.

Calibinator
1
1 week ago
Friskees2
1
1 week ago

Instant karma

thugsapuggin
1
1 week ago

Is this the tunnel leading to Hell or something? Seems like a really long tunnel.

diamond_lover123
2
1 week ago

Probably just going under a mountain.

NoRelevency
1
1 week ago

OWNED BITCH

Chrom-man-and-Robin
1
1 week ago

If only he knew it was actually a Speedwagon

AstroZombi3
1
1 week ago

I saw something similar here in ATL. Guy was tailgating a cop car... an OBVIOUS cop car. The cop then turned on his lights for a second just like the GIF, but the guy kept tailgating the cop car! Cop turns on the lights again, but this didn’t faze the tailgater as he kept riding the cop car’s ass. The car then overtook the cop car and just drove off. Cop didn’t follow. Either the cop didn’t give a shit, or maybe it was outside his jurisdiction ? Idk...

Silly_Chilli
1
1 week ago

Got his justice deserts

billybobjimmyjoe
1
1 week ago

I don't understand these asshole drivers. It's bad enough dealing with dumb ignorant drivers, let alone, intentional bad drivers.

NonlinearEvolution
1
1 week ago

Ooh, he flashed his lights at him for two seconds. 🙄

danielxp5x
1
1 week ago

Is this Europe?

Bleezy79
1
1 week ago

I would be a completely different driver if cops drove around in random unmarked cars like that. So thankful they dont have any of them in my area, or at least I havent seen any. That would suck.

Adoomistrading
1
1 week ago

ricer should have been pulled over

RisingHalcyon
1
1 week ago

my heart skipped a beat.

davidbased
1
1 week ago

i thought only america had undercover cops

VerySuperGenius
1
1 week ago

Why do people tailgate like this? Putting yourself and the person in front of you in danger to arrive .2 seconds faster?

Lord_Zero
1
1 week ago

I would like to think they knew each other like its two cops one on duty and one off. For example how can you ride the BMWs ass that closely and not see the light bars? The back window is not that tinted.

MrAshS
1
1 week ago

Guys I think this is Hong Kong. They got unmarked BMW (mostly wagon) cop cars.

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2
1 week ago

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Sennaki
1
1 week ago

That is the best!

wippinonyogirl
1
1 week ago

thats amazing haahah

DDELFIERRO
1
1 week ago

Please say that once out of the tunnel they maneuvered behind them for a stop?

Laughin_Halfrican
1
1 week ago

I can almost feel their butthole pucker 👌

Incognegro1975
1
1 week ago

Bacdafucup

nelska
1
1 week ago

im surprised he didnt pull him over. lol. prob was fake cop. hehehe

mikkid88
1
1 week ago

Is this blackwall tunnel?

MisterShockz5
1
1 week ago

That dickhead hit the break real quick lol

MiketheImpuner
1
1 week ago
Drewdown707
1
1 week ago

Had something similar. Smashed onto the freeway from an on-ramp goin to work in the morning and didn’t see I was coming up on a cop. As I pass him he hits me with the spotlight(still dark out). Slow down and give the head nod like fasho, got it.

Angrytroll86
1
1 week ago

What state is this? Doesn't look like Europe to me, but cant tell by three plates.

firegene
1
1 week ago

I don't drive but is tailgating actually illegal? What's the penalty? I just thought it was an asshole thing to do

VolansGaming
1
1 week ago

In America, it's not illegal, just highly unsafe

everyday95269
2
1 week ago

Depending on the state it certainly is...it may not be called tail gating, but following to closely or failure to maintain proper distance at speed.

VolansGaming
2
1 week ago

It's possible but I've never heard of it, here in Michigan it's not illegal, just frowned upon

DJ-Meku
1
1 week ago

I think I woke my neighbors! Hahahaaa!

AkulchevWaffles
1
1 week ago
myphilaeagles
1
1 week ago

So, what went wrong? I'm confused

sipher54
1
1 week ago

Oooops let me slow down.