cliffs: i backed up into a pull off area so the cop going to pull me over wasn't standing in the road in traffic i get a ticket for unsafe backing. note: no other cars on the roadway besides the cop and myself, i used my signal, and my mirrors and looked behind me as i backed up. So Saturday I am driving home from work. I got to make a right turn onto the next road, and i pass by a cop (village, nothing better to do type cop) He's at the end of his road, but as I look in the rear-view I can see no signal, and he is not turning right or left, it looks like he is swinging around. I have a broken corner on my accord that kinda just hangs in the breeze, but the light is still operational and visible, it just sits away from its original location by about an inch, the tabs are broke. So i drive along and make my next left, taking my normal route. The road kind of double back so I can now clearly see the cop is coming up behind me. This is a narrow country road with no shoulder and blind turns that car usually cruise along on. So i just pass a pull of by about 20 feet. So i stop, put on my right blinker, and back into the pull off, so that the cop inst standing in the middle of the road when he pulls me over. So the first thing the douche-bag says is why are you backing up, and I explain my logic to him, that it was a professional courtesy to keep him out of harms way. He points out my blinker, and my registration is half hanging on the windshield because NYS was cheap and used shitty materials so they always fall off now. So he goes to his car and is there for a good 20-25 minutes. He comes back to my car, and says I'm gonna let you slide on the blinker and registration ticket, here's a ticket for unsafe backing. Moving violation with points. And i just look at him and ask him... you're really giving me a ticket for backing into this spot here when i was just trying to keep you from standing in the middle of the road? and his reply was that i did not know that he was coming after me since he did not have his lights on at the time. So i was not doing him any favors. Anyone have an opinion on this? I was 110% polite and respectful. I don't play games with the cops or any of that bullshit to make him angry with me.