A few weeks ago I went to LAX to pick up a friend. I saw this scene up ahead of me and took my camera out of my purse, which meant I had to keep one eye on the road and the other one on my purse. Hey, who wouldn't want to be driving next to me?
I got the camera, turned it on, didn't crash into anybody and snapped this shot. The SPLIT second I did that, the cop you see standing by that car ran off to the right and jumped into his squad car, which is out of frame. I looked into my rear-view and thought he was going to do a 180 and come after me for taking a picture of LA cops stopping a citizen whose only crime was probably taking a picture of LA cops.
When I first got to LA I was driving a Ford Festiva because that's all I could afford. One day I made a right-hand turn and was immediately stopped by a cop. The first thing he said to me was "Have you even got a driver's license?"He wrote out a ticket while I asked what I had done wrong. He said I had pulled out in front of oncoming traffic and he was writing me a reckless driving ticket. Those are $350 here in California, twice what my car was worth.
The last thing he said to me was "And don't think you're not going to pay this ticket because I will show up in court and YOU WILL PAY THIS."
Later, I looked at the ticket and it did say "reckless driving" and he had marked that I was driving 10 miles per hour.
End of chat.