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The light turned orange, just in front of him.

He did the right thing, stopping at the crossing, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her mobile phone and makeup.

As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer.

The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up..

He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. 

She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him.

I noticed the ‘What Would Jesus Do’ bumper sticker, the ‘Choose Life’ licence plate holder, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, so naturally…. I assumed you had stolen the car”.

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  1. ha ha ha ha thanks for today’s laugh
    sad but true though

  2. Funny. I’ve been honked and given the finger for daring to stop for an amber light. I’ve also been forced to go through an amber light because the person behind was so close, I’m pretty sure I’d have been rear-ended if I hadn’t.

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    • We saw that very thing happen yesterday. One stopped at a yellow light and the next one rammed it. In the 1980’s a couple were killed because they stopped at an amber light – and the semitrailer behind ran right over the top of them.

    • Honestly, that’s the reason I mostly go through amber lights. I’ve been rear-ended once (not at a light but I was stopped for someone who was waiting to turn) and it’s not something I want repeated.

  3. I stopped at the traffic light and a person ran into the back of me doing over $20,000 worth of damage to my car. I am still without my car 14 weeks later, something has to change if you stop you risk the hit in the back. Tail gating seems to be the in thing.

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  4. Same here!! my truck lit up like a xmas tree turning right and “Slam” car written off howeva no injuries

  5. The worst thing I have experienced was being run into by an unlicensed uninsured driver, it months to get to court and then she said she could only afford $20 a week because she was unemployed, I will be dead before I get the $5,000 in damages she did to my car

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