I was asked by a friend and fellow writer to contribute an anecdote about getting out of a traffic ticket. I told her about the time I ran a yellow light and realized, too late, that there was a police officer waiting for the light to change. I panicked and slammed on the brakes, tires screaming, and landed smack in the middle of the intersection, directly in front of the squad car. I had no choice but to clear the intersection, tailpipe between my legs, and drive slowly through what was by then a red light.
Yes, I was promptly pulled over.
No, I did not get a ticket. But that's another story.
Then I remembered this gem from Youtube. I know this has been around for a long time, but it never gets old.