Highway Patrol Sometimes Out of Control!
Posted in the Bartlesville Forum
#1 Aug 14, 2010
Last week, a HP zoomed through the main street in Copan, Caney Ave, a residential area with school crossings in areas at such a high rate of speed that his siren sounded like a whistle. He had to be doing at least 80 in a 35 mile zone.
I called the state HP office and was told he was traveling to Nowata, heading through Copan...north toward Hwy 10, to the scene of an accident where a man was pinned in a wreck. Nevertheless, from the direction he came, he could easily and more quickly have accessed Hwy 75 to Hwy 10 from almost any point in Copan.
Understandably, there is a need to reach an accident, but the point is to use some common sense in doing so, not putting pedestrians, drivers, and school children in danger in the process.
This type of "twitching" and adrenaline overload behavior has also been personally observed in Dewey policemen when responding to a call, driving at excess,(insane and unsafe) rates of speed. In one instance where this occurred, the DPD cop was responding to a call at a salvage yard. How URGENT could that have been?
Emergency or not, Highway Patrolmen and local PD's have a obligation to use safety and common sense first, as would become a public servant and not become a threat to the safety of the public out on public roads, streets and highways, as well as not abusing their status as "the law".
“Try Being ACCOUNTABLE!”
Since: Dec 09
Kansas, FK OK
#2 Aug 22, 2010
What is the point in mowing down 8 or 10 innocent kids in a school zone racing 80 mph through it implimenting no common sense what so ever to save one or two people in an accident. Most of us know how that would play out too! Officer pleads no fault. Dear Mr. and MRs. Public sorry about killing your child as vehicular manslaughter and negligence...But, we deem it as collateral damage because our families, property and even dogs are worth more to society than yours...
#3 Aug 23, 2010
You can also read SS 47-11-801. It specifically says that no one shall exceed the posted speed limit in a school zone when activated. I dislike the fact that the police use their authority and think they can do what they want to. I now keep a video camera handy for when I see it happen again here in Dewey. Not much will come of it, but the news will like it.
#4 Aug 24, 2010
Keep em coming. My son recalls a time late at night a vehicle was following him for quite some distance... too close to be safe,i.e.,tailgating. Finally, my son pulled into a parking lot to allow the motorist to pass. Instead, the vehicle pulled in after him, the "motorist" got out of the car and came to the driver's window of son's car...it was a Bartlesville cop. He then proceeded to ask my son why he pulled into the parking lot.(Duh).. My son responded by saying he did so because he thought the car tailgating him was some idiot that might have been wanting to start a road rage incident, but in any case, the car was following at an unsafe distance and he just wanted to let it pass, and that he had no way of knowing it was a cop.
Ok, so now the cop knows why my son pulled into the parking lot. Question answered.
#5 Aug 30, 2010
That dog the ciy of dewey has on the force is a joke. That dog is nothing but a biter, with the training of a junk yard barker. Retire that throwback before we get sued over it!
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