Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

succinate succinate (Member)

Have you been let go by police because of your scrubs?

Lounge   (894 Views 7 Comments)
1,842 Visitors; 1 Post
If you find this topic helpful leave a comment.

A nurse told me that when she got pulled over for speeding, the cop didn't realize that the driver wasn't a nurse until he saw her scrubs, so he let her go with a warning.

Has that happened to anyone?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
A nurse told me that when she got pulled over for speeding, the cop didn't realize that the driver wasn't a nurse until he saw her scrubs, so he let her go with a warning.

Has that happened to anyone?

Yup. Happened to me more than once. Although, I don't think the fact that I drive a Prius hurts much, either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Years ago I was driving our used Buick convertable with the rear window so yellowed and opaque it had to be unzipped and down. I'd dropped my son off at his high school football game and come home to study. (LVN to RN). I returned to watch the half time show because my son was a soloist with the marching band. He was to call me when the game was over.

I was pulled over and wondering what I'd done wrong. Two motorcycle officers came to the car. I had my license, registration and insurance information ready, but one officer opened the door, grabbed my arm and yelled, "Listen sister; Get out of the car!" as he pulled me out. He wouldn't let me go to the sidewalk. Then he took my wallet andlooked at my ID. My nurse's license was opposite the driver's license. Suddenly he became very polite.

He told me that had been arresting students and drop outs who sneak alcohol at games. He told me he thought I was a teen. (I was 41)

He asked me if I worked in the ER, apologized, and told me to stay safe.

I had bruises on my arm where his big fingers grabbed me. If not for my nurse's license I don't know what would have heppened.

PS: I think the police are better trained now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Years ago I was stopped, the cop saw what I was wearing immediately sent me on my way with instructions to be careful. The next day I got a call at home from him, wanting a date. I was married. No ticket, no date. I scored well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No. The only speeding ticket I got I was actually on the clock and going to a nursing home (but I do home hospice). I wasn't wearing scrubs, had no ID visible and wasn't going to say "hey I'm a hospice nurse, can you let me off?" Just didn't seem ethical.

I was also stopped on New Years Day at around seven for suspected drunk driving. I'd just finished up the night shift and the trooper thought I was driving too slow (only 5mph under speed limit) and too close to the line. He wasn't particularly nice but realized I wasn't drunk at least and there was obviously no ticket, blew a zero.

I have been let off a couple of other times though and though there was never any discussion of what I did for a living, there was no ticket either. Since driving at work and the first actual ticket, I drive the speed limit absolutely everywhere now. I realize using the GPS that speeding doesn't get you anywhere more than one or two minutes quicker. Not worth the danger or the risk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.