It’s not very often a police officer will cut you a break, especially on routine traffic stops… but this guy got himself out of a ticket with a clever response.

In this video, a man is pulled over after he drove on the shoulder of the road. But when asked why he did it — especially in front of a cop — he had the perfect answer.

“I figured if it was okay for you to do it, it was okay for me to do it,” the driver says.

“You know what? That’s a good answer,” the officer says in response. “Because, I normally don’t drive like that either. So, that’s a break for you today. Even deal? You gonna drive smarter? I will too.”

Great video. Given all the negative press surrounding police, it’s good to see one being a nice guy.