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    had to show my CHL today.

    After getting home from work, I needed to go pay a couple of bills.So I hopped in the truck and headed out. on the way back I had to stop at a red light,while I was waiting a Police car eased right up on my bumer. I was legal,at least I thought I was. As soon as the light turned green the blue lights went on. so i pulled off the main road on a side street and rolled down my windows. The officer walked up and waited for what seemed like 10 minute(,maybe looking in the back of my truck or something) He asked "do you know why I stopped you?" I said "no sir." he said my right brake light was out. He then asked for license and insurance, I put my hands on the steering wheel and didnt move,I said " I have a permit and I am carrying." he said "where is it?" I told him it was in the glove compartment. About that time a second officer appeared in a second car. The second officer stepped off to the side of my truck about 20 feet or so ,I'm guessing to keep a better eye on me.

    I gave my licenses,registration and insurance to the first officer. He said he would be back in a minute. After what seemed like 10 minutes he returned and handed me all my paperwork,then he said "your clean or you wouldnt have one fo these."smiling and looking at my CHL.I told him I would go straight home and get the brake light taken care of. He and his partner returned to their cars and waited for me to leave. I have to say both officers were polite,professional and courteous snd I got out without a ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy37 View Post
    After getting home from work, I needed to go pay a couple of bills.So I hopped in the truck and headed out. on the way back I had to stop at a red light,while I was waiting a Police car eased right up on my bumer. I was legal,at least I thought I was. As soon as the light turned green the blue lights went on. so i pulled off the main road on a side street and rolled down my windows. The officer walked up and waited for what seemed like 10 minute(,maybe looking in the back of my truck or something) He asked "do you know why I stopped you?" I said "no sir." he said my right brake light was out. He then asked for license and insurance, I put my hands on the steering wheel and didnt move,I said " I have a permit and I am carrying." he said "where is it?" I told him it was in the glove compartment. About that time a second officer appeared in a second car. The second officer stepped off to the side of my truck about 20 feet or so ,I'm guessing to keep a better eye on me.

    I gave my licenses,registration and insurance to the first officer. He said he would be back in a minute. After what seemed like 10 minutes he returned and handed me all my paperwork,then he said "your clean or you wouldnt have one fo these."smiling and looking at my CHL.I told him I would go straight home and get the brake light taken care of. He and his partner returned to their cars and waited for me to leave. I have to say both officers were polite,professional and courteous snd I got out without a ticket.
    That's how it always seems to go for me, if I get stopped, no ticket. I have gotten stopped a few times; I drive old cars and sometimes they have a light out or something.
    Another time I had pulled out and gotten into the left lane before correcting and staying in the right lane (must have been a slow night, huh?).
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    I'm guilty of that too. I just had to drive whatever would run.

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    Good deal. +1
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    A traffic stop that went exactly as it should have.
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    Seems like overkill for a broken brake light. Sheesh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blastissimo View Post
    Seems like overkill for a broken brake light. Sheesh...
    Murderers, bank robbers and thugs are caught this way all the time.
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    It's a fishing tip. You were out of season.
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    Well, they didn't jump back with guns drawn, take your gun apart and put it in bags for later assembly (for their safety??????)...
    I'd say you had a great day, and no ticket.
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    Are you required to inform an officer that you're armed in Arkansas?

    Since you have a CHL, why was the gun in the glovebox instead of on your person?

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    Oddly enough my right rear break and turn signal bulb went out. The police didn't catch me but every time I had to make a right turn people honked their horns or gave me the bird. Luckily I fixed it first thing the next day.

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    With so many new cars using LED arrays for the brake lights, the nature of the "fishing stop" is going to change. New excuse will be found.

    It seems to me that almost every day our local newsy reports one or two arrests of someone stopped for a tail light or plate light violation who was found in possession of some minor amount of weed, a pill or two, or a warrant on some former traffic violation.

    Maybe that is good policing, but I prefer that people be mostly left alone when they are doing routine stuff. If you were getting a flat the officer might at most somehow signal you that there is a problem and on a really good day protect the scene while you change the flat. A failed brake light really doesn't merit anything more than-- "hey buddy, did you know your lights out-- get it fixed pal."

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    Sounds like a fair stop poppy, good job. I don't care if I'm required to inform or not, I'm going to. Great policy to be honest and forthcoming with LEO, especially when you're hoping for a warning.

    I got pulled over and ticketed for inoperative tag lights. The least important light on a car, brake light, tail light, headlight, or turn signal I would understand but a tag light, isn't that what headlights are for? This was long before concealed carry for me. When I got to work I got out and looked and both tag lamps were working, they came by and verified and voided the ticket.
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    You may not think so, but break lights being out is stoppable, citable if they want to give you a fix it ticket. You may think that they LEO's are fishing, but in the letter of the law, they have every right to stop you if they see it.
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