If you just whipped out an illegal U-ie or floored it to make a yellow light, you know exactly why you’ve got red-and-blue lights flashing in your rearview. But sometimes, you get pulled over without knowing at all what you’ve done, and that can be terrifying. Maybe you broke a secret law that’s going to get you thrown in the slammer. Or maybe you totally over-looked a regular ol’ bit of bureaucracy that’s going to cost you hundreds of dollars. (This is the one I’m guilty of — I have more tickets for expired tabs than I’d like to admit.)
But whether you’ve clearly broken a law or not, you know exactly what the cop pulling you over is going to ask when you roll down your window: “Do you know why I pulled you over?” Are they trying to trick you into a confession? Or are they just trying to be smug, essentially saying “I know something you don’t know”? Either way, hearing that question is brutal.
Thankfully, the people internet is here to tell you the funniest ways to defuse the “do you know why I pulled you over?” question. Maybe you don’t want to really use these retorts on real-life officers of the law, but it’s sure fun to imagine.