Date registered: Oct 2005
Vehicle: 03 E500 & 05 C230
Location: Irvine, CA
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RE: Cops more merciful on Mercedes drivers?
The car you drive definitely makes a difference with the police. I have some family and friends that are cops and they say that while it doesnt really matter if its a Mercedes or BMW, mainly its somewhat of a stereotype of the car and model.
Meaning, they dont usually expect someone driving a Mercedes, especially the larger models, to be doing anything too overly wrong. Speeding maybe, but not jumping in and out of lanes, racing, cutting over lanes etc that you may expect out of younger drivers.
If they see a C-class thats lowered, blacked out windows, lights coming from the bottom, chrome wheels, etc, then they expect more than likely there will some erratic driving at some point so if its speeding, they assume the person deserves the ticket to hopefully teach a lesson and slow em down.