I didn’t come here specifically to brag, but I’ve never actually been pulled over by a cop.
It could have something to do with the fact that I’ve only had my license for a really short period of time, or that I tend to drive slower than my grandma, but I’d prefer to argue it’s because I was naturally gifted with above average driving skills. (I was not.)
Regardless, it must be said that there’s a certain skill one must have to talk themselves out of fine. Do you go really aggressive and scare them off? Do you play the I’m-way-too-nice-and-you-can’t-fine-someone-as-nice-as-me card? Or do you make a joke about it and hope they appreciate your humour enough to spare you the $200 ticket?
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Thankfully, Redditors have come together, both cops and criminals alike, to share the most creative ways others have tried to talk themselves out of fines. Although a common thread from every answer is a sense of inventiveness, not all appeared to be completely effective.
The language barrier card.
“I have a friend who once moved to Australia from Norway and was genuinely blown away by the amount of rules we have here. Want to drive 15 kms over the speed limit on a freeway? Norway doesn’t mind, because after all the speed limits are only suggestions. Naturally, you can understand that every time she was pulled over without a helmet riding her bike, she spoke Norwegian to the point of exhaustion, promised to learn the law in her not-so-broken English and rode away fine-free.”
If a second language isn’t your thing, another option, according to one Redditor, is sign language.
“Not a cop, but I’ve seen many of my ex’s ways on avoiding tickets and she has avoided many tickets. Her best escape was by faking being mute and fortunately, she knows sign language. Most cops would feel bad ticketing her so they just let her go, while I feel bad for those cops,” the user wrote.