not from around here 1997

Greeneville, TN

#1 Jan 21, 2014
I am so tired of taking my kids to school, obeying the limits and times of the school zones, just to watch some fool flying by at 45 mph talking on their phone. Nothing ever happens to them. I say get rid of the school zones or enforce them! This morning I was tailgated from the road in front of the school all the way to the drop off point. This man barely came to a full stop, kid jumped out and he swerved forward to close the passenger door and passed all the traffic on the left. Please use the bus service, leave earlier, or have someone else drive your son. Bet that kid was left with an overabundance of warm fuzzy feelings of love from Dad this morning!(not!)
Government Cheese

Greeneville, TN

#2 Jan 21, 2014
I absolutely agree, most people in Greene County are very selfish drivers (and I know because I live here and have to put up with them). In Washington County they have a police car with the blue lights on sitting at all school zones in the morning and afternoon. Maybe the lazy Greene County cops could at least sit at school zones in the morning while eating their ham biscuits. Hell, they don't even have to get out, just sit there!
South Greene Resident

Jonesborough, TN

#3 Jan 21, 2014
Problem is if they enforced the speeds in the school zones here the teachers would be getting the tickets. They screech into the parking lot well over the speed limit at around 7:59. Now, we couldn't have officers giving tickets to anyone they know, let alone someone they are probably related to...so our officers sit on the edge of town and look for foreigners, you know from North Carolina or maybe the county next door.

Nothing works like it should in this place. Even the roads are crooked!
not from around here 1997

Greeneville, TN

#4 Feb 6, 2014
Feb. 6, 2014 Thursday
Again! This morning after dropping off my 2nd grader at Eastview Elementary in the back on Barton Ridge Road as I was getting ready to leave school property, here comes a City of Greeneville police car going about 40 mph in the school zone no lights no siren. He turns left onto Skyview Drive without any signal and pulls into the driveway of the 2nd home on the right. and exits the vehicle. Whether that was a call or what I have no idea. But it tells me why the school zone has not been enforced to my knowledge but 2 school days this year. Either enforce or get rid of it. I do not care which option is chosen. Just choose one!!
Government Cheese

Greeneville, TN

#5 Feb 6, 2014
not from around here 1997 wrote:
Feb. 6, 2014 Thursday
Again! This morning after dropping off my 2nd grader at Eastview Elementary in the back on Barton Ridge Road as I was getting ready to leave school property, here comes a City of Greeneville police car going about 40 mph in the school zone no lights no siren. He turns left onto Skyview Drive without any signal and pulls into the driveway of the 2nd home on the right. and exits the vehicle. Whether that was a call or what I have no idea. But it tells me why the school zone has not been enforced to my knowledge but 2 school days this year. Either enforce or get rid of it. I do not care which option is chosen. Just choose one!!
Unfortunately this is something you're going to have to get used to as the police are not going to do a dam thing about it until someone gets injured. Rest assured if someone They know are affected then action will be taken. Police tend to be reactive instead of proactive.
FYI

United States

#6 Feb 6, 2014
Just so you know, that was a friends house the cops were going to. Their alarm was going off that someone was breaking in. In case no one has noticed, there have been a lot of break ins around there. Imagine if your alarm was goin off
lazy azz

Kingsport, TN

#7 Feb 6, 2014
Well get off your hind end and go through academy and put your ass on line? No you're one who just wants to bitch and complain until it effects you.
Non bus driver

Greeneville, TN

#8 Feb 6, 2014
Would never ever drive a bus!!!!!
notfromaroundher e 1997

Greeneville, TN

#9 Apr 3, 2014
FYI wrote:
Just so you know, that was a friends house the cops were going to. Their alarm was going off that someone was breaking in. In case no one has noticed, there have been a lot of break ins around there. Imagine if your alarm was goin off
Thanks Officer! I didn't hear a thing though. I guess you knew the front door was unlocked since you ran in there like you had to pee badly. No sirens, no lights? Is that where your log says you were that morning at that time?
notfromaroundher e 1997

Ashburn, VA

#10 Apr 3, 2014
lazy azz wrote:
Well get off your hind end and go through academy and put your ass on line? No you're one who just wants to bitch and complain until it effects you.
Yes, I am lazy, Officer, but if I offered to sit down there and write down license plates you know there would be 20 reasons why that is just not possible or they would take the info and throw it away. How much life is put on the line to sit at the armory and run your lights for 30-45 minutes 2-3 days a week? How about an empty car if you are that scared? And I am an RN with a husband & 4 kids, and I don't scare that easy. I'm not saying go hunt an armed murderer by yourself. Just school zone traffic enforcement. If you don't want to be called out on your stupid stuff, then don't do it in public, in a police car, with your uniform on.
notfromaroundher e 1997

Ashburn, VA

#11 Apr 3, 2014
Government Cheese wrote:
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Unfortunately this is something you're going to have to get used to as the police are not going to do a dam thing about it until someone gets injured. Rest assured if someone They know are affected then action will be taken. Police tend to be reactive instead of proactive.

Perhaps their should be a change of law for school zones, so it matches what people do in real life. Like with marijuana. They are just changing the laws to keep up with how the laws are put into practice in the real world.
Mike

Greeneville, TN

#12 Apr 4, 2014
Officers do not always run with lights and sirens to calls. There would be no element of surprise if you could hear the sirens from miles away or see the refractions of the lights off of building and homes.
Perhaps if someone is breaking into your house or about to cause harm to you or your family, you would prefer the responders; stopped at each stop sign, obeyed the speed limit, and used turn signals.
notfromaroundher e 1997

Ashburn, VA

#13 Apr 24, 2014
Three weeks ago in the morning the GPD had a car with one officer stationed at the back of Eastview. Boy, did people drive nicely that day! And for quite a few days after that! Late last week a sheriff's car drove through the school zone in the afternoon, following the zone law perfectly. People have definitely been following the law since they aren' t sure when a car may be there. Thank you to B-) o th of these officers and both departments!
notfromaroundher e 1997

Ashburn, VA

#14 Apr 24, 2014
Mike wrote:
Officers do not always run with lights and sirens to calls. There would be no element of surprise if you could hear the sirens from miles away or see the refractions of the lights off of building and homes.
Perhaps if someone is breaking into your house or about to cause harm to you or your family, you would prefer the responders; stopped at each stop sign, obeyed the speed limit, and used turn signals.
When they have lights and sirens why would they need to stop? Now that you can be fined for not stopping when emergency vehicles pass, are motorists supposed to somehow divine if the police car not following driving laws is on an emergency call or just needs a bathroom stop? I hear sirens in the daytime and the night time. Do you suppose I just saw the one crime scene takedown in Greeneville where the officer broke the rules of the road and ran through the door of a house without looking in a window or trying to assess the situation he was entering?

“I've Always Been This Stupid”

Since: May 12

Greeneville TN

#15 Apr 24, 2014
notfromaroundhere 1997 wrote:
Three weeks ago in the morning the GPD had a car with one officer stationed at the back of Eastview. Boy, did people drive nicely that day! And for quite a few days after that! Late last week a sheriff's car drove through the school zone in the afternoon, following the zone law perfectly. People have definitely been following the law since they aren' t sure when a car may be there. Thank you to B-) o th of these officers and both departments!
I drove by that morning too. I meant to get on here and tell you but I couldn't remember the name of the thread. It was "School Zones". Makes sense now.

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