Originally Posted by peterman
dumbest question anyone asks,,
"Do you know why I stopped you?"
or equally dumb,,"Do you know how fast you were going?",,
Both are an opportunity for you to confess to an offence they haven't noticed or a speed in excess of what they have measured. If their radar device says 45mph but you point out to them that you have a cracked tail light or say you think you were doing 53mph, they'll happily book you for the tail light and 53mph instead of just 45mph.