Another cop story here, true story. This past winter was just horrendous, lots of snow and slippery road conditions. That day the roads were just super slippery and everyone were just going real slow and and cautious, my lights were green as I was approaching the intersection, then they turned yellow. I tried to slow down but I was just slipping and sliding and there was no way for me to safely stop on time or I would get stuck right in the middle of the intersection. You guessed right, I gently stepped on the accelerator just to keep going and the lights turned red.
Right at the middle of the intersection, I could hardly move forward. To my appreciation, all cars from every direction were not moving just to allow me to safely move forward. These all happened very fast in a few seconds. As soon as I was able to get my momentum back and was safely driving forward, a police car was right behind me with lights flashing, my anxiety shot right through the roof having just gone through the intersection.
I was obliged to pull over and stop. As soon as the cop got out of his car, I could see him from my side mirror that he was mad as shit! He was yelling and shouting at me, like a drill sergeant dumping all his frustrations! He said that I should wake up, that I could be given tickets in huge amounts of money for driving through the red light and a lot more I could not remember.
I was really dumbfounded, stunned and was not able to say anything until he was gone. True enough, I drove through that red light because of the road conditions. I won’t be able to stop safely and on time. This experience caused me to lose trust in them. I know not all of them are like that. But to be yelled at by a public servant getting paid by our taxes?