This morning on my way to work I got pulled over.
First time ever.
I merge from one main road (the Hutch) on to a service road (Westchester Ave.) and then have to cut across two lanes of traffic to get on to another main road (287). It is a tough merge. Since our office move it is the path of least resistance to the new digs. It usually works out great if you speed up - except when you cut off a cop to do it.
Fortunately, I had a nice, attractive young cop who could tell I was a bit unnerved. I have never been pulled over before. I had a tough time identifying my registration (it was in the car, I just wasn't sure what it looked like).
He took my documents and returned to his car. And I waited. And then he brought my back my items, told me to be careful, and let me off with a warning.
From now on I will be the reallllllly cautious driver at every merge. You don't have to tell me twice.