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Driving Along And Pulled Over


The Police Are Doing Their Job

After a day of work

I was heading home

Halfway to my destination

In my rearview window

I see the prettiest bright blue lights flash

The police

Where did they come from?

I pulled off to the side of the road

The officer approached the car

He explained why he pulled me over

Because I was riding the line in between the fast lane and the middle lane

You weren't speeding

He asked if I had anything to drink tonight

I said no

I explained I was coming from work

I try to drive safe

He wanted to make sure I wasn't falling asleep

The police officer asked for my license and registration

No problem

I handed it to him and he walked back to his car

I waited for a few minutes and when he came back

I am going to give you a warning

Be careful

We don't want an accident

Thank you, officer

I got my license and registration back

Can I show you something?


I turned the key slowly so you can see the milege on the speedometer

It read 463,120 miles

He said almost a half a million miles

Where trying

Driving home for the past seventeen years

I put my registration back in the glove box

I put my license back in my wallet

I waited for the nice policeman to pull out first

He didn't so I pulled out slow

The bright lights still in my eyes

So I really couldn't see

The police officer pulled out after then drove off

I do my best driving home from work

Soon I will be home

One more drive under my belt

One step closer to our goal

I hope we can make it

Only time will tell


DREAM ON (author) on October 29, 2020:

Brenda Arledge I am very fortunate I have not received a ticket. I make sure I do not speed and I stay out of the fast lane. If you are going too slow they will also pull you over. I have a left eye vision problem so when I get tired I tend to overcompensate. I try to get plenty of rest. Sometimes it is not possible. My work is about an hour and twenty minutes away from home. I have no choice to drive the best I can all the time. When the roads get really bad in the winter I get a hotel and stay the night. It gets expensive but safety has no price tag. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Here is to many safe and wonderful rides.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 29, 2020:

Dream on,

This happens to all of us. It reminds me of a time when I was tired after work but I had to drive about a 45 minutes to pay for fuel oil to heat the place I lived in at the time. No prepaymeny...no heat.

So off I went but on the way home I got pulled over.

I was told the fine for driving tired was the same as driving intoxicated. Then I was given a warning & told to go home and stay there until I had some sleep.

Take care.

I got pulled over

DREAM ON (author) on October 29, 2020:

John Hansen I drive so much I am careful not to drink and drive. No car no work. I never really liked drinking so it is no problem. In all that time on the highway, I have seen many crazy things that could of been really dangerous. Each time my wife and I have turned out safe. I am glad you have safe and careful good too. Thank you for sharing and coming along for the ride.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 29, 2020:

Yes, I have been pulled over a few times for a random breath test, and have never had anything to drink so it isn't a problem

DREAM ON (author) on October 28, 2020:

John Hansen I forget everything in the U.S. is in miles not km. Both your cars have 149,000 and 284,000 miles which are both great and I hope you get so many more miles. I had a Ford Taurus and that gave me nothing but problems. Nissan has served me well. We have bought another Nissan Sentra in 2016 just in case this one wears out. We now have 303,000 miles on that one. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have you ever got pulled over by the police? Because I drive late at night the police have pulled me over five times before. They might think someone is drinking or up to no good. Each time they let me go with a warning. I always appreciate they are doing their job. I am polite and respectful. It is hard when I have to work long hours and have to drive a long distance. We all do what we have to to make ends meet.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 28, 2020:

We have a 2003 Nissan Pulsar which has done about 240,000km and a 1998 Toyota Coaster Bus/motor home Diesel which has 460,000km.

DREAM ON (author) on October 28, 2020:

John Hansen When I had my first car it was an old Chevy Impala I bought it for five hundred dollars. As soon as I hit 100,000 miles everything started going wrong. I put money in it to have it to get it fixed. One thing after another went. The mechanic suggested it was time to get rid of it. I gave it away shortly after. The car I drive now is a 2004 Nissan Sentra it was our first new car. We haven't done any major repairs with the engine just keep doing normal repairs and lots of oil changes. I keep on seeing if we can get a little farther. It would be a really nice accomplishment to reach half a million miles. I pass many police officers during all that driving. I support the police and their effort to keep the roads safe. Thank you for reading and sharing. I am always curious what other people have for milege on there cars or trucks?Have a great day and happy driving.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 28, 2020:

Glad to see a police officer just doing his job and trying to keep people safe, Dream On. Wow, almost half a million miles, that is pretty impressive for your vehicle. Drive safely on to 500,000 at least.

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