It’s NEVER any good to get a speeding ticket. Or is it?
Dave Coskey was pulled over for speeding one day, and he could not have been happier. New Jersey State Police pulled over Dave as he traveled along a highway. Dave had driven more than 100,000 miles a year for the past 10 years and had not been pulled over once in that time. But this was his time.
The trooper issued him a ticket but then said something afterwards that stuck with Dave. And that’s why a few days later Dave wrote that police department a thank-you letter.
His letter said: “He could have easily handed me the summons and walked away. But he didn’t — he said, ‘Truthfully, we’re not out here to only give out tickets but I’m not sure if you are aware or not – but we’ve had some recent fatal accidents on this part of the Parkway and we’re really trying to get people to slow down – to save lives.'”
How many people write a letter to compliment a trooper after receiving a speeding ticket? The answer is very, very few….Posted by New Jersey State Police on Thursday, 20 October 2016
Dave went on to say that the trooper wasn’t just saying that to be saying it. He was actually sincere about it; he really wanted to stop any more fatal accidents. He really cared.
Says Dave: “I was really impressed with how he presented himself.”
The trooper then drove behind Dave to make sure he made it safely back onto the highway. Dave is the general manager of a radio station in New Jersey, and he spoke on-air about how that trooper was a great reflection of the New Jersey State Police. And the thank-you letter to the police department was a great reflection on Dave.