Originally Posted by Doug Stormforce
So you were towing a boat that had not been reported stolen in a car that was legal and had plates that matched the boat and they pulled you over "in case" you had nicked the boat. That would just wind me up. How can everyone innocent being pulled over for no obvious reason be a good thing?
The poor cops can't win. If it was stollen and towed past them at an odd time of day they'd get "why did they not think it suspicous?"
Provided they don't keep you for hours and aren't all over your car with a micrometer trying to find something thats not quite the right specification and it really is genuinely can we just stop you for two minutes to check you are who you say you are it doesn't sound hugely inconvenient and if you are a robbin swine and know that may happen its presumably a bit of a detterent.
While they prefer photo ID if you can produce a credit card with a name that matches the named owner and the named owner has a suitable licence on the PNC you'd expect it to be a quick couple of questions.
** BUT ** keep it calm and cool and be greatful they stopped you, otherwise they'll make your life hell while they crawl all over everything...