Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, CO
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I think the dude taking the video went a tad over the top, and didn't prepare for what would happen once he caught the cop. Either way, props to him for following through. I hate it when cops think they are above the law.
I carry a radar gun in my vehicle, because I regularly see cops speeding and running stop signs without using their emergency lights. I consistently point out cops who are speeding in a 25mph zone, and I'm not afraid to personally let them know by either pointing at them, then the ground to motion to them to slow down, or by calling the sergeant on duty to inform him.
Why am I so persistent about this? Because 7.5 years ago when I moved into the neighborhood, I wasn't paying attention (the only time I REALLY wasn't paying attention) and I was doing 41 in a 25. An officer pulled me over and explained to me the reason the speed limit is 25, and how it has reduced accidents from an apartment complex nearby where people pull out and drivers don't have enough time to respond. I was very understanding of this. He gave me a ticket for 35 in a 25. Since then I've been an advocate of the slow speed limit int he area because I paid attention to what the cop had told me about the reaction time. I've been in many situations where, had I not been going 25mph, I might have hit someone who pulled out in front of me.
Lights and sirens get people's attention. Cops not using them, and breaking the law, deserve to be ticketed whether they are on the clock or not. Especially if they aren't on the way to an emergency. This includes parking in a no parking zone. I understand the need to sneak into a neighborhood undetected to catch a perp, but seriously...
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