Thursday, March 15, 2007


so tonight i got pulled over after i picked some kids up in the rain. the cop pretty clearly couldnt articulate what i did illegal, other than to ramble yelling about how i was driving like i was drunk or something...

heres the deal...

c: what the hell are you doing?! do you have an excuse for driving like that?
$: picking up my friends in the rain. no need for all of us to get wet.
c: oh, by making an illegal uturn (not true) and running a red light?! (not true either.)
$: well the way i see it- (notice question mark at the end of his sentence. must have been rhetorical. silly me.)
c: i dont care how you see it! have you been drinking?
$: (giggle) nope.
c: do you always drive like this when youre sober?
$: huh? umm... not usually? (thats a leading question.)
c: not usually huh? i sure hope not! (storms off with my shit i passed whilst talking.)

so he returns and says the usual formal crap and gives me a summons charging me with...

§ 46.2-893. Improper stopping to take on or discharge cargo or passengers. (thats whats written anyway.)

so i got home and looked it up. here it is written correctly...

§ 46.2-893. Stopping on highways to discharge cargo or passengers; school buses.

No truck or bus, except a school bus, shall be stopped wholly or partially on the traveled portion of any highway outside of cities and towns for the purpose of taking on or discharging cargo or passengers unless the operator cannot leave the traveled portion of the highway with safety. A school bus may be stopped on the traveled portion of the highway when taking on or discharging school children, but these stops shall be made only at points where the bus can be clearly seen for a safe distance from both directions.

(Code 1950, § 46-257; 1950, p. 941; 1956, c. 505; 1958, c. 541, § 46.1-250; 1960, c. 256; 1989, c. 727.)

apparantly this law is for busses and the highway. even if its not, it still doesnt seem to apply to me.

so now i have to wake up at 9 am on some thursday to deal with the state and its stupid fuckup agents. sigh. hopefully i dont get sentenced to 30 days in jail for a traffic offense again.


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