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Old 08-14-2012, 09:06 PM
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Cops(whether on duty without lights on or off duty) are by far the worst offenders.
Yes; couldn't agree more.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:35 AM
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Re: Thinking about a Radar Detector...

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Get off your soapbox Bro because honestly when it comes to speeding, cellphone use, and well basically all moving violations, Cops(whether on duty without lights on or off duty) are by far the worst offenders.
Can't comment on your police force/s, but here we have exemptions to exceed the speed limit without red and blues, use mobile phones, park anywhere, etc in the course of our duty. There are situations where lights and/or sirens are not desirable, where proper/discreet communication cannot be maintained over the radio (I often have no radio coverage but have mobile phone coverage), and where the nearest parking space is a little too far to run to if an emergency is called and significantly increases response time.

I'm sure there are those who abuse their powers, but I'm also sure that, here at least, it's the minority and not the majority. It's not worth losing your job over.

If you see a police officer doing the wrong thing, report it, because it's that minority that makes the majority look bad. But on the same token, don't be too quick to judge their actions without knowing their motives.


Anyway, enough of this off-topic stuff. You're not even in my jurisdiction, you crazy Seppos, so it makes no difference to me.

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Old 08-15-2012, 11:18 AM
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Re: Thinking about a Radar Detector...

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Can't comment on your police force/s, but here we have exemptions to exceed the speed limit without red and blues, use mobile phones, park anywhere, etc in the course of our duty. There are situations where lights and/or sirens are not desirable, where proper/discreet communication cannot be maintained over the radio (I often have no radio coverage but have mobile phone coverage), and where the nearest parking space is a little too far to run to if an emergency is called and significantly increases response time.

I'm sure there are those who abuse their powers, but I'm also sure that, here at least, it's the minority and not the majority. It's not worth losing your job over.

If you see a police officer doing the wrong thing, report it, because it's that minority that makes the majority look bad. But on the same token, don't be too quick to judge their actions without knowing their motives.


Anyway, enough of this off-topic stuff. You're not even in my jurisdiction, you crazy Seppos, so it makes no difference to me.

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Studgun - not trying to incite a riot here, but earlier you were writing about the "real" dangers of speeding, driver response times, distances to a stop, etc. - but here you're basically, "yeah...but it's ok for us to do it". Seems a bit hypocritical.

I have friends and family on the police force, so I really do have a great deal of respect for the job. My issue is not with what the officers are doing, because quite frankly, they're following orders. My issue is with the policies themselves. EVERY SINGLE DAY I see people driving recklessly - weaving in and out of traffic, staying in the far left lane until the absolute last second, then cutting people off to go all the way over to get off on an exit....tailgating.....last week on the way home, traffic was backed up to a stop on the freeway and some moron went onto the shoulder of the road, drove past all of the traffic that was stopped, then forced his way back into the lane - all to get about 10 car lengths further up than he was before. I never seem to see people getting pulled over for this stuff - but if there's very little traffic, on the freeway, & I'm going 10-15 over...I'm goiong to get pulled over.

I have to agree that the true goal here is not increasing safety otherwise these other things would be under as much scrutiny as speeding..
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Studgun - not trying to incite a riot here, but earlier you were writing about the "real" dangers of speeding, driver response times, distances to a stop, etc. - but here you're basically, "yeah...but it's ok for us to do it". Seems a bit hypocritical.

...My issue is not with what the officers are doing, because quite frankly, they're following orders. My issue is with the policies themselves. EVERY SINGLE DAY I see people driving recklessly - weaving in and out of traffic, staying in the far left lane until the absolute last second, then cutting people off to go all the way over to get off on an exit....tailgating.....last week on the way home, traffic was backed up to a stop on the freeway and some moron went onto the shoulder of the road, drove past all of the traffic that was stopped, then forced his way back into the lane - all to get about 10 car lengths further up than he was before. I never seem to see people getting pulled over for this stuff - but if there's very little traffic, on the freeway, & I'm going 10-15 over...I'm goiong to get pulled over.

I have to agree that the true goal here is not increasing safety otherwise these other things would be under as much scrutiny as speeding..
EXACTLY.... If the real goal were safety we'd see efforts to stop the truly BAD drivers, not people like me who drive with due regard for traffic, weather, road conditions and more. But, speed traps are the easiest way to rake in the $$, hence their popularity. Anything else requires work & effort. Speed limits should be set by the 85th percentile: http://www.motorists.org/speed-limit...fact-sheet.pdf

Speed traps are, IMO, another manifestation of are ever more encroaching nanny state. I'll pass.
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Re: Thinking about a Radar Detector...

To all the police officers posting here and otherwise serving our communities, thank you for your service.

Notwithstanding the sincere thoughts and gratitude posted above, Imma gonna just go ahead and say it:

I just like to drive fast.

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Re: Thinking about a Radar Detector...

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Another bomb shell, people don't normally do illegal acts when the police is around, thus police have to "hide behind bushes". Drivers training can not curb bad driving behavior. Countless of times people have admitted to me that what they did was wrong, its not like most people that get stopped is completely unaware of whatever their illegal act was doing prior of being stopped. Hell, sometimes they tell me things that they have done that I didn't even know that they did.

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So it is better to have illegal activity and catch it, or better to prevent illegal activity?
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So it is better to have illegal activity and catch it, or better to prevent illegal activity?
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So it is better to have illegal activity and catch it, or better to prevent illegal activity?
You are doing both. On one traffic stop, 50 or more cars are driving pass you, how many of those people are going to be hauling ass the next day in that area?
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You are doing both. On one traffic stop, 50 or more cars are driving pass you, how many of those people are going to be hauling ass the next day in that area?
Would any of them be hauling ass if you were out in the open the previous day?
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