Any obviously visible or audible illegal addition to, defect in, or absence of equipment or identification that renders a vehicle an easy target for an officer of the law to legally make a traffic stop without the driver of the vehicle having actually made a moving violation.
Examples of such are: burned out headlights/tail-lights, illegal lighting and other after-market flair afixed to the exterior of the vehicle, expired tags, or loud, defective exhuast.
These types of traffic stops are usually done in the hope that they will lead to the officer running the driver's and/or other occupants' identification and finding that he/she isn't just a mere unfortunate motorist, or citizen with a flair for decorating one's possessions with shiny, spinny things, but that he/she actually has a darker side, hopefully manifesting itself in an outstanding warrant or two.
Cop candy is considered most desirable when it comes in the form of underpriviledged minority youths.
Aw, damn, did you just see that ride go by with the burned out tail-light? That will make some sweet cop candy soon if they don't get it fixed.
plural noun: Also known as PDP, Public Displays of Perfection can ecompass a variety of acts put on by people to show others how superior they are to those around them. PDP range from "My Child Is An Honor Student At Kiss-My-Ass-You-Know-I'm-Better-Than-You PreSchool" bumper stickers placed on outlandishly-expensive, over-sized gas-guzzling SUVs, to trophy wives with ridiculously giant breast implants, not-of-this-world-colored blond hair, thousand-dollar extensions, spray tans, and stick-figure-thin arms dripping with jewelry, the value of which equals the gross national product of some nations, strapped to the sides of men who they never would look twice at except for the fact that they own three homes, a yacht, and several race horses.
Public Displays of Perfection can also be as simple as a woman primping herself in her rearview mirror, tossing her hair around, and purposefully holding up traffic so everyone around her can take in how absolutely gorgeous both she, her vehicle, and her yappy little lap dog are.
Men are known to succumb to PDP even without trophy wives. This usually happens in places such as gyms or other venues where groups of men gather and find themselves shamelessly flexing and posing as though they are about to be crowned the next Mr. Universe.
Men seem to use expensive sports cars for their Public Displays of Perfection, not realizing that women could give a fuck what they drive and actually find these PDP quite juvenile.
Did you see that guy with the Corvette and the chick with the boob job? What a couple sad Public Displays of Perfection!