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wondering why

Middlesboro, KY

#1 Jan 14, 2013
Somebody explain to me why the police, mainly the state troopers, think it is ok for them to absolutely fly down the road and tailgate cars when they are not on a call? This is dangerous to the rest of us and I'm sick of it!!! If we did it we would get a ticket!!
Observer

Ripley, TN

#2 Jan 14, 2013
wondering why wrote:
Somebody explain to me why the police, mainly the state troopers, think it is ok for them to absolutely fly down the road and tailgate cars when they are not on a call? This is dangerous to the rest of us and I'm sick of it!!! If we did it we would get a ticket!!
And how do you know they are not on a call? Sometimes they will not use lights or sirens to be undetected. Most likely they were going to work or on their way home. Troopers often work a good distance away from their home. One post will cover several counties.
o spit

London, KY

#3 Jan 14, 2013
Observer wrote:
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And how do you know they are not on a call? Sometimes they will not use lights or sirens to be undetected. Most likely they were going to work or on their way home. Troopers often work a good distance away from their home. One post will cover several counties.
So it's ok for the cops to speed to get home or go to work...but not for us?
Observer

Ripley, TN

#4 Jan 14, 2013
o spit wrote:
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So it's ok for the cops to speed to get home or go to work...but not for us?
Not really. There are a number of things they may be doing that is work related. Maybe they are going to court on their day off. It would be nice if people would support law enforcement. They may save your life one day.
name not important

Corbin, KY

#5 Jan 14, 2013
The police do everything that they would ticket us for. They speed, drive aggressively, don't come to a complete stop, change lanes in intersections, and rarely use their turn signals either. I was told that take an oath to be examples for the rest of us to follow.
Yep

Middlesboro, KY

#6 Jan 14, 2013
If a cop goes speed limit, and most other traffic drives around 5 over, would you pass them? No. If cops don't drive a little over speed limit, especially in high traffic areas, traffic will get backed up because no one is going to pass them.
OMG

Middlesboro, KY

#7 Jan 14, 2013
Yep wrote:
If a cop goes speed limit, and most other traffic drives around 5 over, would you pass them? No. If cops don't drive a little over speed limit, especially in high traffic areas, traffic will get backed up because no one is going to pass them.
You are so full of sh.t. So the moral of the story is we should all drive over the speed limit so that traffic won't BACK UP..LOL..If a cop is on a call they should have their lights on!! If their on the way home or on their way to court they should drive the speed limit like the rest of us. Next time somebody gets pulled over for speeding because their going to be late for work do you think the police would not give them a ticket? I don't think so.
support

Middlesboro, KY

#8 Jan 14, 2013
Observer wrote:
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Not really. There are a number of things they may be doing that is work related. Maybe they are going to court on their day off. It would be nice if people would support law enforcement. They may save your life one day.
Supporting the police has nothing to do with them speeding and tailgating when it is not an emergency. If it's an emergency they SHOULD have their lights on so you know to get out of their way. Going to court is NOT a reason to speed..END OF STORY..You just don't want to follow the same rules as the rest of us!
Anonymous

Albany, KY

#11 Jan 14, 2013
o spit wrote:
<quoted text>So it's ok for the cops to speed to get home or go to work...but not for us?
FYI Yes. Those vehicles are exempt, it is no different than being upset about them carrying a firearm in court. You cannot, but it is thier job.
Anonymous

Albany, KY

#12 Jan 14, 2013
Yep wrote:
If a cop goes speed limit, and most other traffic drives around 5 over, would you pass them? No. If cops don't drive a little over speed limit, especially in high traffic areas, traffic will get backed up because no one is going to pass them.
This is very true. I wish all officers would agree to drive the speed limit only for 30 days to illustrate this to everyone first hand. Then people would be happy to let them go on about thier business.
Anonymous

Albany, KY

#13 Jan 14, 2013
support wrote:
<quoted text>Supporting the police has nothing to do with them speeding and tailgating when it is not an emergency. If it's an emergency they SHOULD have their lights on so you know to get out of their way. Going to court is NOT a reason to speed..END OF STORY..You just don't want to follow the same rules as the rest of us!
They do not have too, END OF STORY.
Arlo

Duluth, GA

#15 Jan 14, 2013
support wrote:
<quoted text>Supporting the police has nothing to do with them speeding and tailgating when it is not an emergency. If it's an emergency they SHOULD have their lights on so you know to get out of their way. Going to court is NOT a reason to speed..END OF STORY..You just don't want to follow the same rules as the rest of us!
They ARE authorized to drive over the speed limit, they are NOT required to run lit up In most circumstances. They undergo extensive training in high speed vehicle control and maneuvering for this reason.
really

London, KY

#16 Jan 14, 2013
Arlo wrote:
<quoted text>They ARE authorized to drive over the speed limit, they are NOT required to run lit up In most circumstances. They undergo extensive training in high speed vehicle control and maneuvering for this reason.
People are not perfect and everyone makes mistakes,so what if they go above the speed limit and wreck killing someone in your family?
Anonymous

Bimble, KY

#17 Jan 14, 2013
really wrote:
<quoted text>People are not perfect and everyone makes mistakes,so what if they go above the speed limit and wreck killing someone in your family?
You are correct, and unfortunately it happens (VERY rarely), but the end is justified by the means here. I would highly suggest getting over it and let them do thier job. After all this topic has been debated and reported for several decades and nothing has or will change concerning it.
BTW: Most officers drive normal and with the traffic flow when off duty and in thier personal vehicles. In some instances even slower if this makes you feel any better.
well

Middlesboro, KY

#18 Jan 15, 2013
Arlo wrote:
<quoted text>They ARE authorized to drive over the speed limit, they are NOT required to run lit up In most circumstances. They undergo extensive training in high speed vehicle control and maneuvering for this reason.
Extensive training. HA HA HA

It only takes six weeks of training to become a police officer. LOL
Observer

Ripley, TN

#19 Jan 15, 2013
well wrote:
<quoted text>Extensive training. HA HA HA
It only takes six weeks of training to become a police officer. LOL
six weeks? For local police it's 16 weeks if I'm not mistaken and for state police it's 23 weeks.
serious

Richmond, KY

#20 Jan 15, 2013
Observer wrote:
<quoted text>six weeks? For local police it's 16 weeks if I'm not mistaken and for state police it's 23 weeks.
State police is longer. But the six weeks for local is true. But even if it were 16 weeks for local police, that short amount of time certainly doesn't make them an expert at anything.
Observer

Ripley, TN

#21 Jan 15, 2013
serious wrote:
<quoted text>State police is longer. But the six weeks for local is true. But even if it were 16 weeks for local police, that short amount of time certainly doesn't make them an expert at anything.
Actually I looked this up because six weeks sounded wrong. It's 18 weeks for sheriffs department and city police.
Arlo

Duluth, GA

#22 Jan 15, 2013
well wrote:
<quoted text>Extensive training. HA HA HA
It only takes six weeks of training to become a police officer. LOL
six weeks to be a certified law enforcement officer??? You don't know what you're talking about. Call the police academy in Richmond and ask them about the curriculum.
come on now

Middlesboro, KY

#23 Jan 16, 2013
Even if they attend training for 30 weeks, that still doesn't make them an expert at anything. People go to high school for FOUR years; does that make them an expert at English or math? NO!!!!!

Arguing that police are experts at driving, or should be allowed to break the law when other can't because of they are trained is a HORRIBLE argument.

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