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St. Louis Officers Among Those Accused of Speeding In Work Zone

There are 39 comments on the Fox2Now story from Oct 7, 2010, titled St. Louis Officers Among Those Accused of Speeding In Work Zone. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

A YouTube video appears to show 2 St. Louis Metropolitan Police SUV's speeding through a work zone in Pacific.

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Christina

Florissant, MO

#1 Oct 7, 2010
This story is so true, I just drove home from Crestwood and was sickened at the number of people flying past me. It is almost impossible to go the speed limit with out being hit by a speeder. What really alarms me are the 18 wheelers that speed by. I was passed by atleast 2 of them going way to fast. If I remember correctly it was an 18 wheeler that caused the accident with the school busses on the west side of the construction. The MODot sign in Eureka warns of stricly enforced speed limits - that is a joke and everyone knows it. Someone is going to die again before the work is done - it's sad really.
attention starved idiots

Hastings, NE

#2 Oct 7, 2010
i'm sorry but these people are stupid they were doing the same speed as well. people really should be careful before casting the first stones eh?
brian

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Oct 7, 2010
i would bet that the police will say that they are unable to identify the officers through the video and are therefore unable to punish them. all of which will be with the full knowledge of who was behind the wheel. this is my stance on red light and speed camera tickets. you bet i ran it going 85. nwa had a song that reflects my feelings on this...so many to choose from...

arl

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#4 Oct 8, 2010
they are not above the and should be punished
voodoo doctor

Fenton, MO

#5 Oct 8, 2010
The persons following and filming the police vehicles are no better than the officers as they too violated the speed limit.
Joseph

Saint Peters, MO

#6 Oct 8, 2010
Lead by example.
vet

Pana, IL

#7 Oct 8, 2010
Two sets of laws here-One for the pos police and one for the taxpayers-Lay the sob's off
mike

Chesterfield, MO

#8 Oct 8, 2010
If you watch the video its shows the lady in the van speeding to catch up to the police and you can see, as the police are going down 44 they are braking to control their speed. They are already past the radar so it was picking up the other vehicles, no one drives 50 through this work zone, including this lady. She sould pay attention to the road instead of playing with her phone.
Way To Go

Rolla, MO

#9 Oct 8, 2010
Please obey speed limit signs in construction zones. Please. Don't let my nieces death be in vain. Please.
Hmmm

Ballwin, MO

#10 Oct 8, 2010
Christina wrote:
This story is so true, I just drove home from Crestwood and was sickened at the number of people flying past me. It is almost impossible to go the speed limit with out being hit by a speeder. What really alarms me are the 18 wheelers that speed by. I was passed by atleast 2 of them going way to fast. If I remember correctly it was an 18 wheeler that caused the accident with the school busses on the west side of the construction. The MODot sign in Eureka warns of stricly enforced speed limits - that is a joke and everyone knows it. Someone is going to die again before the work is done - it's sad really.
I really think that you may be wrong stating it was an 18 wheeler that caused the August accident. If I am not mistaken, it was a pickup truck that ran into the 18 wheeler's tractor, no trailer attached, that was either stopped or slowed down, in a construction area, when an unattentive pickup driver hit it and another unattentive school bus driver hit the pickup and yet another unattentive school bus driver hit the first unattentive school bus driver that hit the unattentive pickup driver. Kind of following a pattern, isn't it? Way too much UNATTENTION while driving. True, I really feel that 18 wheelers, for the most part, are driving way too fast, but let's not condemn all of them.
Hmmm

Ballwin, MO

#11 Oct 8, 2010
mike wrote:
If you watch the video its shows the lady in the van speeding to catch up to the police and you can see, as the police are going down 44 they are braking to control their speed. They are already past the radar so it was picking up the other vehicles, no one drives 50 through this work zone, including this lady. She sould pay attention to the road instead of playing with her phone.
You got that right,Mike. But you know, it kind of sums it all up. Police Officers + SUV = "This speed limit does not apply to me". In my own opinion, I feel that many,many SUV and 18 wheeler drivers think that they can drive however they please. Being a COP just adds to their "right". Again, this is just my opinion.
WatchingYou

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Oct 8, 2010
attention starved idiots wrote:
i'm sorry but these people are stupid they were doing the same speed as well. people really should be careful before casting the first stones eh?
But these were cops that were taped speeding. Cops should never break the law.
john

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Oct 8, 2010
Cops are always breaking the law, from speeding to cutting there sirens on just to get through a light to being on internet while they are driving and on patrol. What issue should be brought up is what can be done to get police to pay more attention to the public and not to there computers being n the internet. I would love to see how many people would turn in videos of officers being on the internet while on patrol, now there's a story for ya fox 2!
An American

United States

#14 Oct 8, 2010
Just slow down , everyone. Where ever you are going , it will be there when you get there. If you are running late , leave on time or a little early.
NoCo

Columbia, MO

#15 Oct 8, 2010
john wrote:
Cops are always breaking the law, from speeding to cutting there sirens on just to get through a light to being on internet while they are driving and on patrol. What issue should be brought up is what can be done to get police to pay more attention to the public and not to there computers being n the internet. I would love to see how many people would turn in videos of officers being on the internet while on patrol, now there's a story for ya fox 2!
Hey JackA$$ Do you know how far thos e sirens can travel when you are at an intersection and going to a call nearby. They can travel pretty far, so if you are getting robbed and you would like the police to run lights and sirens all the way pretty much letting the bad guy know, "Hey you better hurry up and finish that robbery" then fine. And the computers in police cars dont have the interent, Im sure that man or woman is trying to look at the comments of the call to make sure there are no hazards attached to the call, like someone having a gun and might shoot the police. Im pretty sure that you are one of those jacka$$'s that drives 60 in the fast lane while talking on the phone. Go ahead and turn a video in of a cop on his computer, cause rememeber at the same time you arent paying attetion to the road, you are paying more attention to the cop. Besides the point, from the time of day it looks as though no road workers were even working.
XLR8tion Junkie

AOL

#16 Oct 8, 2010
Christina..... That Tractor involved in the school bus crash was a victim, NOT the Cause.
Did the Bus Drivers involved ever go back to work? That's a Scary Thought if they are still driving kids around.
And Yes. The Police DO Speed when it is NOT Necessary. See it all the time, especially when they are out of their jurisdiction
Big Surprise

Litchfield, IL

#17 Oct 8, 2010
Wow? Police officers break the law? Are you kiddnig me? Would have never thought such a thing....
flyboy

Saint Peters, MO

#18 Oct 8, 2010
This is just not right! Police officers are out there to set an example! I truly drive the speed limit in speed zones, as I used to work for MODOT. I was nearly killed on at least 2 occasions! I get passed like I am sitting still when I drive in the work zones. St. Louis and St. Charles drivers DO NOT drive the speed limits as posted. I DO! I will continue to drive the safe limit as posted, and I don't care how many pass me. They will get caught in time, and the fine is huge too!!! Please, please, slow down and protect those road workers. They are just like you and me!
Example

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Oct 8, 2010
Wow, Police are out there to set an example. Sure they are, they show everyone how to live on below normal pay with one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. They show evryone how to raise a family even when you need to work two jobs to make a living. They show everyone that when they are acused of ANYTHING they become guilty until proven not guilty, then no one ever reports that story.Let them violate someones rights and the media and these web sites hang um high. They have no rights?? Everyone wants to second guess what happens.If they drive too fast they are hotdogs if they drive too slow to YOUR house they were goofing off. Get real, Police Officers are normal people just like YOU. They have picked a thankless job and go to work everyday to do whatever may comes before them. Get a life. Tape the dirt bags stealing a car, report the drunk drivers,call in and report ALL bad drivers,or record the Police you may need them next time....
Babs

Chicago, IL

#21 Oct 8, 2010
It's a well known fact that officers believe they are beyond the law. I have witnessed offices speeding, running lights (with no flashers on), rolling and even running stop sign (with no flashers on), making illegal turns, and talking on cell phones. This happing in St. Louis is no suprise.

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