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Dropping the "Nurse Card"?

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Also, I have gotten 2 tickets in my FLIGHTSUIT.

I have 2 vehicles.

I drive the same. Very deliberately.

One ubiquitous SUV.

One flashy Sports Car.

Ticket 1 - 80 in a 70 merging into moving Interstate traffic. (In the flashy sports car). -

Ticket 2 - 43 in a 25 [sports car!] (I thought it was 35) The 25 was hidden by some delivery truck that stayed parked there (I checked over the course several days), in Podunk downtown of 3000 people and I was lost, trying to find my way out. I thought it was 35, heading out of this downtown. Little speed trap, I guess. I was going to be at this base for 2 days. I got a hell of a ticket. It (combined with the 80 in a 70, but really this one) doubled my insurance premiums for 3 years. They went from $2500 yearly/ to over $7,000 year. Yep, we are well insured.

- I was courteous, I genuinely explained I thought it was 35 and was sorry, just trying to get to the hospital, so the base could have a nurse and be back in service (so I was looking for signs).

He said I must not be very good at signs cause I missed speed sign of 25. Then had a ticket to remind me.

I then told him to be safe on these mean streets, I'd be here and ready to save his life.

Don't get shot or anything. Have a good day.

Integrity will save him, but he might have remembered the trip (kidding!).

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Medic_Murse has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-P.

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Secondly, you will almost always still get tickets from troopers. Troopers dont give a crap. They ticket even other cops. Famous case. Following Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans the NYPD put together a convoy of cops and support vehicles to send down to New Orleans to help the city.

As they were traveling in convoy through Virginia, the Virginia State police (their troopers) pulled over the entire convoy and attempted to ticket every single vehicle since because as NYPD city cops, they were outside their jurisdiction, and not allowed to be using their emergency lights while traveling on the highway.

It took a call from the NYPD Commissioner to the head of the Virginia State Police to get the trooper to back down and let the convoy pass unmolested.

Yeah, VA troopers are like honey badgers...they don't give a F who you are. You could be the Queen of England and they would ticket you, just for being the Queen of England. They had a notorious reputation with county/city Fire/PD's and hospital workers.

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I was driving my hubby's truck once and was stopped (no idea how fast, or for what - rest assured, I was prolly making good time) and when the Deputy Sheriff stopped me and realized it was me, he just laughed.

He said, I'm sorry. I didn't know it was you. Who's truck is this? Even the last name is different. (I still use my Maiden name for work.) I wouldn't have even stopped you if I'd known it was you. You should have waved me off.

No ticket. Just an apology.

Too funny.

I told him it was all okay. He was just doing his job. And we are good.

Stay safe.

This guy was a wonderful deputy (very good at his job) he would round and visit the base and talk to us that if he got in the BADNESS, my partner and I were likely what stood between him and death as the nearest trauma center was 30 minutes away by AIR. Super nice guy.

I don't want to see this become an "ethical" quagmire. This has nothing to do with letting me out of a ticket, how I would treat a law officer -- OR ANY PATIENT -- it is never a QUID PRO QUO situation -- my standards of care never waiver. GIVE ANYONE, EVERYONE EVERYTHING WE GOT!

CARRY ON. GO FAST. GO SAFE!

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Medic_Murse has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-P.

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I was driving my hubby's truck once and was stopped (no idea how fast, or for what - rest assured, I was prolly making good time) and when the Deputy Sheriff stopped me and realized it was me, he just laughed.

He said, I'm sorry. I didn't know it was you. Who's truck is this? Even the last name is different. (I still use my Maiden name for work.) I wouldn't have even stopped you if I'd known it was you. You should have waved me off.

No ticket. Just an apology.

Too funny.

I told him it was all okay. He was just doing his job. And we are good.

Stay safe.

This guy was a wonderful deputy (very good at his job) he would round and visit the base and talk to us that if he got in the BADNESS, my partner and I were likely what stood between him and death as the nearest trauma center was 30 minutes away by AIR. Super nice guy.

I don't want to see this become an "ethical" quagmire. This has nothing to do with letting me out of a ticket, how I would treat a law officer -- OR ANY PATIENT -- it is never a QUID PRO QUO situation -- my standards of care never waiver. GIVE ANYONE, EVERYONE EVERYTHING WE GOT!

CARRY ON. GO FAST. GO SAFE!

:angel:

You get a like, just for your user name! :D

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I once wore my scrubs to court to get out of a ticket.. It worked, the judge asked me what I did, told me "thanks you for doing what you do" and let me off. That was the plan all along!!! lol

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Funny ? Not...It was your buddy who answered the phone. Cop should be disciplined for unequal treatment under law. Not at all amusing RNjay...RN is not a pass for being unsafe and breaking any law.

It was not my intention to offend anyone with the title or come off as if what my friend did was acceptable. I did yell at him when he called back for the reason he was pulled over in the first place. Hope that makes you feel better.

I meant for this thread to be about ANYTHING that got you "special" treatment for dropping your career choice...NOT just for being pulled over.

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kakamegamama works as a student, formerly faculty, jackie of all trades.

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I wouldn't know....I've never used my profession as a means to anything other than work overseas. I'm personally bothered that some would use this profession as a means to get out of a ticket. If you break the law, you break the law and deserve it. And, speeding is breaking the law. Do I do that? Yes, sometimes I do...but, it's with the acceptance that I could very well get stopped for speeding. I guess the fact i am from a LEO family makes me a bit testy about things like this.

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psu_213 has 6 years experience.

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I wouldn't know....I've never used my profession as a means to anything other than work overseas. I'm personally bothered that some would use this profession as a means to get out of a ticket. If you break the law, you break the law and deserve it. And, speeding is breaking the law. Do I do that? Yes, sometimes I do...but, it's with the acceptance that I could very well get stopped for speeding. I guess the fact i am from a LEO family makes me a bit testy about things like this.

I'm not trying to start an argument here--just genuinely curious:

Real situation--a family member of a friend is a police officer. While driving his son in his family minivan he was pulled over while driving over 90 MPH. When he was pulled over, he flashed his badge, and, per the family friend, the officer who pulled him over said "darn, you were the fasted one I had all day." They both laughed and moved on. If that any more appropriate than someone getting out of a ticket because they are a nurse?

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sallyrnrrt works as a RN & RRT.

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Well...............a very nice DPS, pulled me over for speeding, he knew me from working in local ER in the past.....only got warning

Then 3 months later same DPS, gives me another warning for speeding....

then 3 months later same thing

& , 3 months later same offense....... trooper said, these warnings just are working.....since we both were in a good mood...... I stated they are working, they work for 3 months...... he was nice and only wrote it. For 10 over, and told me to take defensive driving, so it would not be on my record.....

That was 5 years ago.... no getting pulled over, I'm using cruise control....and not speeding anymore

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kakamegamama works as a student, formerly faculty, jackie of all trades.

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I'm not trying to start an argument here--just genuinely curious:

Real situation--a family member of a friend is a police officer. While driving his son in his family minivan he was pulled over while driving over 90 MPH. When he was pulled over, he flashed his badge, and, per the family friend, the officer who pulled him over said "darn, you were the fasted one I had all day." They both laughed and moved on. If that any more appropriate than someone getting out of a ticket because they are a nurse?

Nope, it's not any more appropriate than someone getting out of a ticket because they are a nurse.

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What bothers me about this post is the fact that this person was using his/her cell phone while operating a moving vehicle. Good way to end someone's life or maim them for life.

Absolutely the most sensible post on this thread.

There is never ANY excuse for using a phone while driving.

And far too many casualties of incidents caused by people like the OP.

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Nope, it's not any more appropriate than someone getting out of a ticket because they are a nurse.

Well then since Im an actual former cop, obviously the LEO in your family never explained to you that we have discretion to write or to warn. Extenuating circumstances, etc.

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