Speeding tickets are speeding tickets until you think your life is in danger - sometimes cops do really crooked things to bust people because they think it's either funny or their right as a cop. My sister was coming home from working at Publix (want to say she was 17 then) on 43rd Street. Back then it wasn't quite as lit as now and it was pretty late. No other cars really around and then she looks behind her and sees a car pretty much on her bumper, no lights - not even headlights. Just keeps following her. She changes lanes, the car changed lanes. She called my dad who told her to speed up a bit and get to the gas station at the corner on 43rd. He stayed on the phone with her the whole time. As she sped up the other car sped up and she really thought she was in danger. As she sped up again she broke 45 mph and all of a sudden ALL the lights came on -- it was an unmarked police car. She explained - he said he was allowed to do that and to pay the ticket. So after all that, she's pulling away to go home, and HE GOT RIGHT BEHIND HER AGAIN, tailing her. This time she didn't flinch and he gave up and left, but my father was furious. He was able to get the ticket tossed by the judge, but the stress, the day off work without pay, etc - just because some guy was on a power trip that night. As for AM, no one is saying it wasn't stupid, but a warning would've been plenty. Only reason for an arrest that not even their supervisors are supporting is because, again, the cop just felt like it.