I found out today that for me the most usefull thing on the road is not my detector or jammer, in fact it is none of the high tech gagets i have in my car. Rather it is the knowlage that i have learned from this site. First off I was stoped this morning on my way to work for a roll through at a stop sign. To be honest i wasn't really paying attention, but i did slow down plenty and even let a car go ahead of me. Anyway i got pulled over (LEO said i didn't stop 100%). He was being a little hard on it i thought, but he was very kind and let me off with a warning. This was my first time getting pulled over and i think that the info from this site really made it much easier (the PBA card might have helped too). Anyway i learned even more later that night. I was driving some co workers to a club (the where all drunk) i had had one drink about 2 hours before but i'm only 18 so i was worried. Also some retard started smoking in my car (and i don't mean cigs). So as i looked in my back mirror to see who was smoking and if they where smoking what i thought they where i saw the distinct light pattern of a crown vic. Imedately i told that retard to stop smoking. NO one else in the car thought it was a LEO, but i knew. It was something that i knew and no one else did, i confirmed it was a LEO when i saw a small sheild symbol on the front plate of the car. Anyway i drove very carefully as i knew they where looking for any reason to pull me over for a DUI check. Once i got to a yellow light (most would have gone on it) i slowed down and waited for a red. The LEO flew right by me and lit the next car up. They where actually friends of mine we where following but they where fine and where let off. Anyway what saved my both times today was the knowlege i have learned from this site. I also find that i am always looking for LEOs (again thanks to this site) so i notice them where most others would not.
Anyway i have got to say that police are not as bad as people always say. After my first pullover i can say that if you treat LEOs with respect they will respect you right back. All in all they are just trying to do a job. And in the case of stop signs they have done the job for me. I have been making good full stops at all signs now, so i guess pulliung me over was a good thing. Although i doubt i would be saying that if i had gotten a ticket. Bottom line, you can have all the gagets but they are useless without the experience and knowlage that comes with being a frequent member of this site.
Thanks for reading!