I was pulled over on the shoulder of the Eastbound side of the Long Island Expressway. The discussion went as follows:
Officer: Do you know that you were going 85 mph?
Me: Yeah, but a really good song was playing?
Officer: But you were also weaving in and out of traffic. Why were you driving this way?
Me: I always drive this way.
Officer: License and registration.
Me: (After observing officer disregarding his own safety by ignoring fast, nearby traffic in right lane) You should be more careful.
Officer: Why (defensively)?!?
Me: There are cars and trucks passing so close to you. You could get hurt.
Officer: Wait here.
(5 minutes later).
Officer; I am only giving you a warning. Please be more careful in the future.
Lesson: Watching out for an officer’s well being can get you out of a ticket (even if you are a wise-cracking, reckless driver).