I officially became a licensed driver in Michigan back in 1972 when I was only 16 years old. That's the same year I purchased my very first car.

It was a 1967 Ford Mustang with a 390 four barrel engine. Needless to say, too much engine for that vehicle.

Over the next several years, I was pulled over by police officers a number of times for speeding, Did I get a few tickets? Yes I did. Was there a fine involved? Yes there was and I paid them every single time.

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It's a fact, nothing will catch the attention of a police officer faster than speeding. So let's take a look at the top reasons Michigan police will pull you over while driving, thanks to sellcell.com:

1. Speeding. If you drive at least 10 mph over the existing speed limit and there's a police officer around, expect to be pulled over. With radar guns and cameras all over the place these days, it's that much easier to catch you in the act and write you a ticket.

2. Texting while driving. This is a huge red flag. Not only is this a distraction, but very dangerous to other drivers and yourself. In all honesty, you shouldn't be using your phone for anything while you're driving.

3. Dangerous driving.  This could be anything from swerving in and out of traffic to driving through red traffic signals and even DUI, which is driving under the influence of booze or drugs. You shouldn't even be behind the wheel of a car for any of these reasons.

4. Faulty headlights or tail-lights. I've been pulled over several times for equipment violations. You can even get pulled over for having a cracked windshield or maybe your turn signals aren't working correctly.

5. Tailgating. Yes, you can even be pulled over for tailgating. In fact, I learned this in drivers training class back in high school, for every 10 mph you are traveling, you should be at least 1 car length between you and the driver in front of you. This is for your own safety so you don't slam on your brakes and ram into the back of a vehicle directly in front of you.

6. Not wearing your seatbelt. It's the law here in Michigan and that's all there is to it. You know the saying: Click it or ticket!

If you would like to check out more reasons why Michigan police officers will pull you over, sellcell.com.

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