Amy: What have you been pulled over 1 for? Curtis: I’ve been pulled over for tailgating 2 an ambulance. Amy: Oh, my God. I didn’t think that was the story he was going to pick. Curtis: No, this is a very, very bad thing to do. I don’t recommend you doing this. What’s tailgating?
Curtis: Tailgating is following somebody too close. So usually you have to leave a car length in between the car in front of you and your car. And I at that point Amy: Had a very, very bad habit of driving way too close.
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Curtis: Right. And in between–or I was in between the emergency ambulance vehicle in front of me and a police car behind me.
But I didn’t know it was a police car because it didn’t have the lights. Amy: Oh, it was a ghost car 3. Curtis: It was a ghost car. Amy: Sneaky 4. Curtis: Or an unmarked car. An unmarked car. Curtis: And right away, he turned on his lights that were on his dashboard and the front of his car and his siren.
And he was mad. Curtis: But I got lucky 5 on that one too.
Even though he was mad, he didn’t give me a ticket. Sometimes they let you off. They–like they let you off the hook 6 or I don’t know. They give you, what is it?
Curtis: A warning 7 Amy: Yeah, they give you a warning. Don’t do it again. It’s a written warning. And it goes on record that you’ve been warned about this. But they don’t actually give you a fine. Curtis: Yeah.
He kept track of it for sure. Phrase Explanations: • Pulled over: Stopped by the police • Tailgating: Driving very closely to the vehicle in front of you • Ghost car: A police car with no lights or markings. Also known as an unmarked car. • Sneaky: Doing something in a secret, unfair or not obvious way • I got lucky: To have good luck unexpectedly • Let you off the hook: When you get caught doing something wrong or illegal and you don’t get punished for it. ‘Let you off’ is the short way of expressing this. • Warning: An official notice that you have been warned not to do something again The full of lesson of ‘Driving’ is available when you join as a Free Member!
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