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So...why do cops ask where you are going when they stop you?

Old 10-28-04, 04:34 PM
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So...why do cops ask where you are going when they stop you?

I was pulled over this morning by a cop, a fairly routine stop, my tags had expired. After he had given me the ticket and almost sent me on my way he asked where I was headed.

Is this SOP for any traffic stop? If so, why?
Old 10-28-04, 04:36 PM
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Re: So...why do cops ask where you are going when they stop you?

Originally posted by mtucker
I was pulled over this morning by a cop, a fairly routine stop, my tags had expired. After he had given me the ticket and almost sent me on my way he asked where I was headed.

Is this SOP for any traffic stop? If so, why?
Just in case you're stupid enough to say you were on your way to your drug dealer's house to score some crank.
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Cause if you're goign somewhere cool, they wanna tag along. Plus, you might say you're going to blow up a building for Allah or something and they could give you another ticket.
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it's called "flirting."
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They must think I'm a firefighter, because they are always asking "Where's the fire?" And I'm like "What fire? Where? What are you talking about? I'm SO confused!" And then they haul me downtown for a bloodtest.
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The only correct response to that question in that context is "none of your fucking business - I have rights, asshole, now go back to the donut shop."

Try it next time and report back here after you make bail.

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I've been pulled over twice, and both times they asked me this. I just said, "Why do you need to know, officer?" And they waved me along.
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I usually just say "to suck some cock, wanna join me?".
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Originally posted by MJKTool
I usually just say "to suck some cock, wanna join me?".
The sad part is, you aren't lying about it.
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I get asked this all the time when I am pulled over, I really don't care. I do think it is SOP, but not sure 100% why.

The only time anything more really came of this question was one time I was pulled over for doing 80+ in a 55 zone

The office asked where I was going and I said I was on my way to work (it was late morning so I was after rush hour traffic) and he then asked me if I was late and that is why I was speeding?

I said no, that I had no set working hours and that I had no emergencies I was rushing to, I just wasn't paying attention to my speed and was just driving along with the speed of the music. He chuckled and let me go with a warning.

I assume Bando's advice would have worked out nicely as well
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Originally posted by Deftones, Esq
The sad part is, you aren't lying about it.
bitch
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Originally posted by MJKTool
I usually just say "to suck some cock, wanna join me?".
He loves the cock!
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In cas you're goint to hospital, perhaps? Or there's a relative at home who's feeling bad and so you have to rush to get pills, since 911 was busy?
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
In cas you're goint to hospital, perhaps? Or there's a relative at home who's feeling bad and so you have to rush to get pills, since 911 was busy?
Possibly, but if you were in a rush, wouldnt they ask u that at first instead of at the end?
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Originally posted by 4KRG
I get asked this all the time when I am pulled over, I really don't care. I do think it is SOP, but not sure 100% why.
Probably because you're in the Speeding Ticket HOF. They're just trying to make conversation with a legend.
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Originally posted by MJKTool
I usually just say "to suck some cock, wanna join me?".
And if the cop's already "caught teh gay", you might have a way out of the ticket...
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People transporting illegal narcotics usually can't come up with a quick answer....they don't want to say where they're really going.....so they try and come up with someplace else.

A slight hesitation can tip off a good traffic cop.

Its more usual when there are two or more people in the car....you separate them and ask them both the same question about their destination.
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"I just left Krispy Kreme and I've got to get these fresh out of the oven hot donuts home before they get cold."
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Originally posted by darkflounder
"I just left Krispy Kreme and I've got to get these fresh out of the oven hot donuts home before they get cold."

Well that too.....but I thought I'd post a joke answer first
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Don't tell him you were at a bar. Don't tell him you were at a bar
I was at a pornography store. I was buying pornography.
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This place 'Moe's' you left just before the accident. This is a business of some kind?
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I wish I would've thought to say that the other night! Actually, I've been trying to remember the context of that qoute for months but could only remember the pornography part.

The State Trooper who pulled me over (my first time) asked me right off the bat "So, how much have we been drinking tonight?" I was thrown off guard by that one since I wasn't driving erratic and didn't REALLY start to speed until he was practically bumper to bumper with me. I didn't really notice it was a cop until too late; thought it was just some asshole who wanted to get around me so I decided to make a little room for him. Suffice to say, $95 later I vow to never speed up for anyone riding my tail ever again.
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Yeah, I've gotten that question every time I've been stopped except the first. I think he was my age and fresh out of the academy.

They always take the drivers licenses from my passengers as well as mine. Guess they're looking for someone who has a warrant out for their arrest or something.
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Originally posted by FiveO
People transporting illegal narcotics usually can't come up with a quick answer....they don't want to say where they're really going.....so they try and come up with someplace else.

A slight hesitation can tip off a good traffic cop.

Its more usual when there are two or more people in the car....you separate them and ask them both the same question about their destination.
I can just see the thought process: "Ahhhh! Oh shit! He asked me where I was going...I better take him out now in case he gets suspicious."

Actually I would have thought that someone who did it regularly would have the presence of mind to come up with a story (or at least say 'is it any of your business').

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