Well, I agree with you.
I find it even more amazing that if you decide to turn off before the check point, then that is grounds for pulling you over. Couldn’t your decision to turn around simply be to avoid the delay?
Not in a police state.
(Note I have never been ticketed at a check point. Just harassed. Cops have trouble with lap belts w/o shoulder harnesses in a 1975 van. It usually takes a sergeant to tell them it’s okay. They also profile motorcyclists. If it’s just a seat belt check and let cars go through slowly, they always stop me to check my papers.)
I’ve never been ticketed in one either. That doesn’t stop the ‘Papers please’.
Feels like check-point Charlie.