Q: Is it legal for a police officer to walk out on to a road and wave his hand over for me to pull over, without lights.
Is it legal for a police officer to walk on to a 4 lane road, point and wave at my car to pull over, without any flashing lights? A car behind me was honking for me to go faster. At the light, I sped up, and the car (NY license plate grey) was still right behind me, tailgating. I slowed down then right away, but then I saw the police officer standing on the road and waving his hand over. I thought there was an accident or traffic, therefore I did as I was directed. I explained to the officer what had happened and why they were not arresting the car that was driving recklessly and tailgating me. Instead, I was given a ticket for speeding. I do not understand why I was the one pulled over, when there were cars passing me that were going much faster than me. The officer could have caused an accident by not having his lights on and by standing on a 4 lane road, in my lane.
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