Today my daughter and I had a strange thing happen. We were driving home when I saw a turkey vulture on the side of the road that I wanted to photograph. Nearing the red light I asked her to turn left and pull to the shoulder. We were completely stopped at this point watching for passing traffic. When the way was cleared we crossed over two lanes and a median before stopping at the new light that would take us back to the vulture.
During this process we looked down the road to see a police car coming our way.
My daughter immediately says, "OH MY GOD, I don't have my driver's license!" Naturally I start to dig mine out, just in case. Once the police car arrives at the light he pulls up between our SUV and the median. When the light changes the police starts inching his way between our SUV and the car in front of us.
When the flashing lights came on I have to say I was a little worried we might be in some trouble. We pulled over and the car in front done the same. It's then the police gets out and talks with the other guy. Relieved, we pulled ahead, grabbed some shots of said vulture and turned back towards home.
Glancing over from the infamous red light we see the car is still pulled over with that same cop AND another. I'm wondering what that guy did to get on the bad side of those cops? Plus, why would he get pulled over when he'd been sitting at the red light for a bit?
Lastly, is it still considered a U turn if you pull to the shoulder and turn back the way you came? We thought we were in trouble because of this.