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Undercover Traffic Cop - RonO's Ramblings — LiveJournal

Jan. 30th, 2008 12:41 pm Undercover Traffic Cop

Off and on over the years, but not very often recently, I've thought it would be nice to be a completely undercover traffic enforcement officer -- someone in a totally unmarked and unremarkable car who could unexpected pull someone over and issue a ticket. Honestly, I haven't thought it much recently, probably because I've become more relaxed as a driver. But yesterday I really wanted that power.

I was sitting in traffic on Meacham road across from Costco, when I noticed the driver-side door of the car in front of me open. But instead of the ice and water, or spit, I expected, the driver dropped the plastic package from something onto the ground. Right then I wished I had hidden lights so that I could pull them over and issue a littering ticket.

I also thought about just getting out, picking up the trash and knocking on their window to say "I think you dropped this," but I knew it wouldn't be safe given the traffic.

Instead, I just had to watch the trash blow off and add to the garbage on our streets.

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Date:January 30th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
I've done that-- knocked on people's windows and said "you dropped this" but not in bad traffic at stop lights. I usually wish for the magic lights when people sail past me at 90 miles an hour on ice covered roads... sigh... usually karma gets them and I see them in the ditch at some point.