There are few things worse than getting pulled over when you’re driving. You could be pulled over for anything from a busted taillight to an air freshener tied to the rearview mirror. There are so many reasons that a law officer could potentially stop you and there’s a good chance that you have been.
So we shared the strange stories of several drivers who got pulled over for completely idiotic reasons. These stories couldn’t have been more random, and it just illustrates how it feels to be pulled over. You might not ever think you will be pulled over, but these Reddit users show that it can happen to anyone, so read on below.
50: Red Light Fail
This person had a story about the time he had an awkward encounter at a stop light. He pulled up to the light in his Honda Civic and gave the driver next to him a nod. The driver nodded back and he thought this signified a race. When the light turned green, the driver sped off, but the other person didn’t follow suit.
Turns out there was an off-duty police officer in the truck behind him who proceeded to pull him over. Needless to say, this was one red light fail that might not be worth reminiscing about. Nothing is worse than taking off for a race only to get a big fat ticket instead (via Reddit).