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Do beautiful drivers have better chances of dodging a speeding ticket?

  1. jpcmc profile image90
    jpcmcposted 7 years ago

    I follow the traffic laws but still get pulled over for no apparent reason. But many of my friends (the beautiful lady drivers) often dodge the ticket.

    1. KFlippin profile image61
      KFlippinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, it happens, and bless them for being biased by beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Human nature does have its positive attributes.

      OMG......they are profiling!!  Oh well, we are all human after all.

      1. jpcmc profile image90
        jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Can safely assume you're one of the lucky ones who escaped because of good looks?  If so, good for you.

        1. KFlippin profile image61
          KFlippinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          In my day, yeah, and I look back on that quite wistfully, but have also known of good friends and family as well who have been on the bad end of a stop by the cops.  It ain't pretty at all, and I fortunately stopped speeding every where I went a good 15 years ago, I doubt I'd be so lucky anymore.  My husband says these days he sees cops pulling over and inspecting every car they stop, like it is a new routine, all very stern and homeland security focused, that would have scared me back in the day, would have stopped speeding at least 10 years earlier.... smile

          1. jpcmc profile image90
            jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I guess things have changed in a 15-year span.  In the Philippines we now have both male and female traffic enforcers.  This way female drivers don't have a chance to use their endowments and good looks.  Also, male drivers tend to be more docile talking with female traffic police.

      2. profile image0
        Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes and no. smile

    2. tony0724 profile image58
      tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      In my experience as a beautiful person , I have to say no.

      1. wavegirl22 profile image42
        wavegirl22posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        now why am I having trouble believing that?

        1. jpcmc profile image90
          jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Which part do you have doubts?  The "beautiful person" part or the "no" part.  smile Just kidding tony0724.

          Haven't you tried to use your charm and looks to get avoid a speeding ticket ?

          1. tony0724 profile image58
            tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            My charm is my liability. smile

            1. jpcmc profile image90
              jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Oh so that explains it.

        2. tony0724 profile image58
          tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Shari ! I hope you are doin good !!! smile

    3. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yes, it has happened, unless you get pulled over by a lady cop at the end of the month! It was so routine to her that she actually called me, sir!! and I don't look anything like a sir. I should have fought the ticket. Everyone around me was going the same speed.

      1. jpcmc profile image90
        jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This is why in the Philippines there are lots of female traffic enforcers.  Can't flirt with them.  Unless of course yo're really, really gorgeous.

    4. sarahsexpot profile image52
      sarahsexpotposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ha ha ha! I've beaten most of mine either by being flirty or pretending to cry. Its a game I love to play.

      1. jpcmc profile image90
        jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        LOL, so which one are you better at, flirting and crying?

        1. sarahsexpot profile image52
          sarahsexpotposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I always start out flirty to sort of feel him out or her if I think see swings that way and if that doesn't work I turn on the tears!

          1. jpcmc profile image90
            jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Wow, you can turn your tears on or off...that's talent! LOL

    5. Stacie L profile image90
      Stacie Lposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I suppose if the traffic cop was a woman ,you may have dodged the ticket?
      maybe your lady friends made a date with the traffic cop? lol

    6. BRIAN SLATER profile image88
      BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You should buy a face mask of a beautiful woman and a wig. Its a common fact that young women drivers don't drink and drive and mostly obey the speed limits.

      1. AnnCee profile image71
        AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think jp has a nice looking face.   Maybe just a wig.   A driving wig.  LOL   It'd probably work.

        1. jpcmc profile image90
          jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          hmm, driving wig, never thought of that.  Might give it a try. A c-cup bra with lots of pads might do the trick but that's a bit too much for me.  And it might only work from a distance.

    7. Ralph Deeds profile image62
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      True, especially if they hike their skirts up far enough.

      I've found that a Detroit Tiger baseball cap helps. Or, better yet a sticker on the window indicating a contribution to the Police Officers Association.

      1. jpcmc profile image90
        jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I hate cop stickers will make things even worse.

        1. Ralph Deeds profile image62
          Ralph Deedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Me too. The POAM uses them to extort contributions to their organization. Worse, Michigan issues special license plates with a star on them to indicate some connection with law enforcement. This strikes me as a violation of the 18th amendment.

          1. jpcmc profile image90
            jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            If you have that star on your plate you'd better watch where you park.  You might just get your car messed up.

  2. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    I got a ticket Monday, so it must be true!

    1. jpcmc profile image90
      jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Did you wear your best smile?

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
        DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I smiled, but it was a short little Irish guy that must have seen the 5'9" on the height on my driver's license and it made him mad!

        1. jpcmc profile image90
          jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I'm only 5'5'' and i'm scared!  LOL

  3. your cybersister profile image60
    your cybersisterposted 7 years ago

    I believe that being good looking, if you are also respectful, does sometimes get you out of a ticket if the enforcement officer is of the opposite sex.  Years ago, I had a beautiful female friend who used to drive like a crazy thing.  Nearly every weekend she would go back and forth from the east coast to the west coast of Florida, from Indialantic to Tampa, which is normally a 2 1/2 hour drive.  She would routinely do it in well under two hours.  She was admittedly stopped 14 times before an officer ever gave her a ticket and the one who did apologized but said that he had too because of how he caught her on radar...

    1. jpcmc profile image90
      jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      She must be really beautiful or she drives too fast for the cops.

      1. your cybersister profile image60
        your cybersisterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        She was when I knew her, but I haven't seen her for a number of years.  She did drive very fast, but she admitted to being stopped 14 times in less than a year and getting the one ticket.  She may be in jail for speeding by now for all I know...

        1. jpcmc profile image90
          jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          ..or she's married to a traffic cop by now.

          1. your cybersister profile image60
            your cybersisterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            That would certainly save her a lot of money as time goes by and her looks fade away...

            1. jpcmc profile image90
              jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              and that would be good for all her friends just in case they're in a pickle with traffic violations.

              1. your cybersister profile image60
                your cybersisterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                In case she's still running with a fast crowd?

  4. Lady_E profile image75
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    Most times.

    Just give your cutest smile and say sorry.

    Ps. This doesn't work with Woman Cops. lol.

    1. jpcmc profile image90
      jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      sarahsexpot tries it with female cops as well.

  5. Disturbia profile image59
    Disturbiaposted 7 years ago

    I've never been pulled over for speeding, but not because I don't speed.  I've just been lucky.  However, I don't think I'd have the nerve to try and flirt my way out of a ticket.  I would be too embarrassed and it seems rather obvious.  It's not as if the cop doesn't have enough experience to know what you are doing.  I bet they have their stories of what people try to do to get out of tickets.  I'm thinking if I were a cop and somebody tried to do that to me, I'd write them up for the maximum just because they thought they could play me.

  6. AnnCee profile image71
    AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

    I never flirted, but when I was young and got pulled over, I was flirted with.  Yep good looks make all the difference.  I knew I was over the hill the day I got a ticket.  smile

    Seriously, that was the marker.  I saw the difference in the officers eyes, no more sparkle.  sad

    Oh, well maturity has its own wonderful rewards.  big_smile

    1. Disturbia profile image59
      Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, it's not just the officers, it's everybody, from the checkout and bag boys at the market, sales associates in retail stores, to the guy that cleans the pool... one day they stop smiling at you and start calling you ma'am and that's when you know you're over the hill... lol.

      1. AnnCee profile image71
        AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You're right.  Funny, huh?  That change.

  7. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    Afer 50ty you become more and more invisible. Sometimes it has some advantages though...

    1. jpcmc profile image90
      jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Can't wait smile

  8. SueShepard profile image59
    SueShepardposted 7 years ago

    I agree that if you are respectful, that weighs more than anything. I have been pulled over 4 times in 20 years of driving..egads! 20 years? Anyway... and was given a warning on 3 and the other one the officer said he would act as if I wasn't wearing a seat belt instead of speeding for a lesser fine. Now, does that mean I am good looking? Not necessarily....more than likely it was the verge of hysteria and panic in my eyes.

    1. jpcmc profile image90
      jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It always pay to be respectful.  Being beautiful is a just a big plus.

  9. Powerpoe1 profile image57
    Powerpoe1posted 7 years ago

    In the past, I felt beautiful drivers could dodge speeding tickets. Now, crying and looking sad helps a little.

    1. jpcmc profile image90
      jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, the puppy dog eyes look. Unless of course the cop is a heartless fiend. smile

  10. ClaireHaley profile image54
    ClaireHaleyposted 7 years ago

    Oh yes, yes and showing a little remorse!

    1. jpcmc profile image90
      jpcmcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, a little remorse can do a lot.  But don't over do it. smile

  11. steffsings profile image77
    steffsingsposted 7 years ago

    Yes! and so does a little humor. I have found it helps. In one case the officer wrote '85' on the bottom of the ticket but cited me for 75 (in a 70). HOWEVER a NOT funny-funny may bump the price up?

 
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