Last night I was driving up to a cafe where there was an art exhibit I was going to see. I was coming down the block, needed to make a a right turn onto a very short block to then turn left onto the block the place was on. On this little block are a bunch of police cars (heading in the direction I was going) and a van which was pulled over. I stop at the stop sign and slowly start making the turn. A cop immiately points for me to pull over. He comes over and asks for my licence and registration. I ask nicely what for, and he tells me I turned the wrong way down a one way street. He was right, BUT - AND A VERY BIG BUT - there were only 2 signs to the left and right of the other side of the intersection, NO sign that said NO RIGHT TURN, the street had JUST BEEN changed to a one way street (it was always a 2 way until a short while ago), AND the cops and this van were facing the wrong direction (which looked like the right direction) and it was incredibly distracting since the cops had their lights all swirling. I'll speed up the story... I literally begged the cop to not ticket me as he could have easily just stopped me and pointed me in the opposite direction. It was pretty lame that he allowed me to make the turn. He "shhhhhhd" me as he was taking my licence, came back and told me not to worry, but to play along as if he were giving me a ticket. He decided not to ticket me. A bunch of other cars made the same turn - some they pulled over, some they didn't. THE IMPORTANT PART OF THIS STORY: I took the plate number of the guy who WAS getting ticketed in front of me. He was giving the cops a hard time (and rightly so) but they were ticketing him regardless. The cop wanted me to play along because he didn't want this guy in front of me see him let me off the hook. The cop did me a favor (actually, he should have never pulled me over so he really just wasted my time) - but screwed this guy. I have the guy's plate number. I'm wondering now if I should search him out and help him fight his ticket, or just let it go. He had every right to be infuriated... blah, blah, blah... this post is getting too long. Your thoughts.