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Post: #1   PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:36 am Reply with quote
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Five driving violations yesterday on First April Street and all committed by one person in a two mile stretch. A bloody copper. He didn't have a siren going so I assume he wasn't on an emergency call out.

Overtake against oncoming traffic in excess of the speed limit. Drivers had to take evasive action

Drove through two pelican crossings where people were waiting to cross the road.

Drove straight onto the big roundabout past Lidls without looking or giving way to traffic coming from the right. A lady driver had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting him.

Drove straight through a red light and turned right. A bus driver with right of way had to stop and let him through.

And all this in a five minute period.

Diabolical. Be careful, he'll probably be out with his speed gun this weekend.

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Post: #2   PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:40 am Reply with quote
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rockjock wrote:
Five driving violations yesterday on First April Street and all committed by one person in a two mile stretch. A bloody copper. He didn't have a siren going so I assume he wasn't on an emergency call out.

Overtake against oncoming traffic in excess of the speed limit. Drivers had to take evasive action

Drove through two pelican crossings where people were waiting to cross the road.

Drove straight onto the big roundabout past Lidls without looking or giving way to traffic coming from the right. A lady driver had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting him.

Drove straight through a red light and turned right. A bus driver with right of way had to stop and let him through.

And all this in a five minute period.

Diabolical. Be careful, he'll probably be out with his speed gun this weekend.

RJ


Probably rushing to the hospital because he dropped his fag in his lap Laughing
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:03 am Reply with quote
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How do you know he wasn't on his way to a crime in progress and didn't want the criminals to know he was on his way Question
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:20 am Reply with quote
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spurs wrote:
How do you know he wasn't on his way to a crime in progress and didn't want the criminals to know he was on his way Question


Unless the police are warning people that they are responding to an emergency how are the other road users going to take appropriate action? If they wanted to use discretion the use of light without sirens would have been a safer option don't you think? rather than running the risk of causing a few collisions on the way there.
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Post: #5   PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:28 am Reply with quote
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sj wrote:
spurs wrote:
How do you know he wasn't on his way to a crime in progress and didn't want the criminals to know he was on his way Question


Unless the police are warning people that they are responding to an emergency how are the other road users going to take appropriate action? If they wanted to use discretion the use of light without sirens would have been a safer option don't you think? rather than running the risk of causing a few collisions on the way there.
Fair point
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Post: #6   PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:05 am Reply with quote
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Hardly a valid point Spurs. as the first three violations were 3-4 Kms from his turn off point and, who knows how far he had to go after that.

Anyway what was to stop him giving a quick blip of the siren as he approached the crossings as a warning to pedestrians.

Police have still to drive under the constraints of the law whatever the circumstances. So the silent approach theory hardly holds water, does it.

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Post: #7   PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:06 am Reply with quote
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rockjock wrote:
Hardly a valid point Spurs. as the first three violations were 3-4 Kms from his turn off point and, who knows how far he had to go after that.

Anyway what was to stop him giving a quick blip of the siren as he approached the crossings as a warning to pedestrians.

Police have still to drive under the constraints of the law whatever the circumstances. So the silent approach theory hardly holds water, does it.

RJ


So he was driving like a lunatic, and you kept up with him?

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Post: #8   PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:10 am Reply with quote
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rockjock wrote:
Hardly a valid point Spurs. as the first three violations were 3-4 Kms from his turn off point and, who knows how far he had to go after that.

Anyway what was to stop him giving a quick blip of the siren as he approached the crossings as a warning to pedestrians.

Police have still to drive under the constraints of the law whatever the circumstances. So the silent approach theory hardly holds water, does it.

RJ
Dont understand this ..if his chasing someone say in a thirty mile area he has to keep to the law and let the offender speed off Confused
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Post: #9   PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:03 am Reply with quote
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No Spanner I wasn't driving like a lunatic. Due to the heavy traffic his progress wasn't any faster than the majority of traffic on the street. What distance he gained by his agressive driving he lost to congestion at other times. Spanner, surely you have witnessed this yourself. I know most experienced drivers have, but I guess there's always the exception

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Post: #10   PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:31 am Reply with quote
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rockjock wrote:
No Spanner I wasn't driving like a lunatic. Due to the heavy traffic his progress wasn't any faster than the majority of traffic on the street. What distance he gained by his agressive driving he lost to congestion at other times. Spanner, surely you have witnessed this yourself. I know most experienced drivers have, but I guess there's always the exception


Of course I have observed that phenomenon, but as you hadn't mentioned that in your OP, I didn't know that was the situation.

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Post: #11   PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:58 am Reply with quote
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He was probably on his driving test, so he would have passed!!!
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Post: #12   PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:47 am Reply with quote
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Leaving Nicoisa at 6am on a Sunday morning...Faced with a cop pulling wheelies on his GSXR, since when nothing surprises me about our boys in blue!
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