Where I live now, if I want to get to Main Road X I can do so by proceeding down My Street, turning onto Big Side Street A, turning again onto Big Side Street B, then cutting down Little Side Street C to connect to Main Road X. I used to live on Little Side Street C, which is the primary reason I know of and use the cut through option.
On this particular day, as I approached the stop sign where My Street t-intersects into Big Side Street A, I noticed that a police officer was stopped in the right turn lane of My Street, about 2 car lengths back from the stop sign. So I stopped behind him, and after a moment he stuck his hand out and waved me around. I cautiously proceeded around him and turned right onto Big Side Street A, from the left turn lane. The officer then turned right onto Big Side Street A himself.
With an officer following immediately behind me, I carefully obeyed all traffic laws as I progressed down Big Side Street A, Big Side Street B, and finally onto Little Side Street C. It was shortly after I turned onto Little Side Street C that the officer hit his lights. Obediently, I pulled as far to the side as I could, really expecting the officer to just swing around me, since Little Side Street C is not a good area of town, and the only thing I had done "wrong" was that right turn from a left turn lane 2 1/2 miles ago that he had motioned me to do anyhow. But now, the officer instructed into his bullhorn that I was to pull over on Dead End Street D, which I did.
Wary (remember, this was not a nice neighborhood, and I used to live in it, so I would know), I rolled my window down a smidge, and obligingly handed over the license and registration when asked. The officer checked them, and finally revealed that he pulled me over because he "couldn't read" my registration tag. But my registration was valid (about 4 months old at that point), and I clearly recalled putting the new stickers on my plate. Oh, no, the problem he said was that the month sticker was faded and he couldn't read if the year was 2012 or 2013 (despite having been directly behind me for 2 1/2 miles on roads with speed limits as low as 35 MPH). He took my license and registration back to the car, and spent nearly 10 minutes with them, finally returning with a warning.
Long story short, I now have a "warning" on my record because SC DMV didn't choose the right weather resistant material for their registration stickers, and a police officer needed spectacles.