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Last nights drive...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sled_dog, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Man never seen so many cops out on the highways or locally as I did last night. Couldn't go more then 15 miles without seeing someone pulled over on Route 76 last night. Gave my tattoo artist a ride to the bar so she didn't have to drive. Went to a friends to hang out and saw at least 5 cops on the way there. On the way home at almost midnight a cop decided to follow me for miles on Route 309. Some odd reason even when I'm not doing something wrong cops make me so VERY nervous.

    So why is it that last night is suppossedly the biggest police presence night? Say vs New Years?
     
  2. 89GMCSuburban

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    Ha, try driving anywhere in Commerce City after midnight....

    I actually see a lot of cops clocking cars on Sunday's, but that's the worst I see. Doesn't really change with the holidays...that I've noticed.
     
  3. Seventy4Blazer

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    why get nervous if you are doing nothing wrong? i got pulled over a lil over a week ago and i HAD one drink at 10:30pm, when i got pulled over it was 0200. he asked for all my info, asked if i had been drinking and gave me the run-around when i gave him the typical "only had one a few hours ago" speach. they never belive me since i am a marine.... sheesh... :haha:

    i dont blame them though.

    so he ran my info, then asked a BUNCH of questions about the dodge and send me on my way.
    Grant
     
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    The correct answer is "no" unless you can smell it (probably no after 3 1/2 hours) to simply save the hassle. ;)
     
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    Cops have a quota to meet. They're gonna nab anyone for the slightest wrong doing so that they get their Christmas bonuses. It's the same **** here...
     
  6. sled_dog

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    Why get nervous? Cause I was in Hilltown and those cops are dickheads on a good day. Thats just one reason. Another is that I have 5 points on my license and one infraction would mean I no longer have a license. Seeing as I've been studying automotive tech for the past year, I can't afford to not have a license, nor can I afford the insurance factor of losing it AGAIN. Basically just one ticket would ruin my life for a while so its a nerve racking thought.

    Besides it wouldn't be the first time I Thought was doing nothing wrong and was pulled over for something I didn't realize.
     
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    Its not just cops the D.O.T. boys have been going CRAZY by where I would pulling over semis to check logs, weights, and inspect trucks. They had a Coca-Cola truck of all things pulled over :confused:

    And yet I just go chuggin buy with my most likley overloaded elevator tender truck, which is so ungoddly unsafe, Bend frame, steering so badly out of a alignment is heads for the ditch within a split second. But they say their gonna get ride of it soon :rolleyes:

    I chaulk it up to christmas bonus's but who knows, least they are doing their job and not sittin at sparkys drinkin coffee
     
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    it seems more peeps get drunk before turkey day than any other day.prolly cuz most don't have to get up the next day.? :laugh:
     
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    Last Fourth o July we cruised past the lake on the way north and we saw prolly a dozen DPS and Sherrif and Local PD in a 3 mile stretch.

    Saw one gal pulled over that was most definately gettin a free ride downtown. Idiot couldn't even stand much less do any of the fun side of the road dexterity tests. Why the folks she was partyin with let her even find her keys is beyond me.
     
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    Doing their jobs? Screw that. Serve and protect. What the hell are they protecting when I get a ticket for 10 over? Am I a public hazard... NO. The fact that I'll see some stupid cop go flying by 20 over then see him a few minutes later just chilling at his favorite ambush spot... it pisses me off a bit. They're the hazard. We need cops to watch cops. Too many of them are power trippers.
     
  11. Resurrection_Joe

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    You're still breaking the law
     
  12. sled_dog

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    I never get angry at anyone but myself when I get a ticket. If I get a ticket, I was doing something wrong, plain and simple.

    10mph over the speed limit, is still OVER the speed limit. Technically they can pull you over for 5mph over if they want to, its just cops being nice that they don't.
     
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    by my statement i meant that at least they are out on patrol and doing something rather then what they usually do. Id rather have them pulling people over and such rather then sitting having coffee while my tax dollars pay their salary, or so i assume, im not sure hows it all works.
     
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    Bull****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's called DUI hunting. Get over it. Or maybe wait until a drunk broadsides you and you end up in a wheelchair.
     
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    no report...

    Since I did not go anywhere today,I didn't have any problems.. :D --my mother and other siblings just returned from their holiday meal at my neice's house 70 miles away--despite it having snowed about 4 inches there,they said they saw none of the 450 "extra" state police that were supposedly on "holiday patrol"..lots of traffic,but luckily no accidents...it snowed some here too,but it melted quickly as it turned to rain,then the sun came out about 11 am..

    I try to drive at the speed limit,but 65 here is like suicide for the most part..you go 65 or less,you'd better have a RAMP on the back of your car!~.
    I often find myself going 70 to 80,and I'm still being passed on both sides by idiots driving one (or NO) handed,talking on cell phones and drinking coffe,while passing at 80+ MPH!--they also never lower their high beams,or often have driving lights that blind you as they tailgate you....I wish there were a thousand more cops to bust the ones that drive that way..not the ones that happen to be 5 over the limit..

    I do sympathize with the guy who says the police need to be supervised too though..many times I have had my doors blown off by a cruiser passing me at 100 MPH..I know they need to get to accident scenes in a hurry--but they shouldn't kill other drivers,or themselves while trying to get there!..I often see our local cops speeding without the lights or sirens on,and doubt they are going to an emergency--they simply know they wont be stopped for speeding,so they drive accordingly..I'd probably drive the same way if I knew I could get away with it...when you ARE the law,its easy to be above it I guess.. :rolleyes: :crazy:
     
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    Thats masshole drivers for ya! I hate going to mass, it even worse than ct
     
  17. sled_dog

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    we drive similar in PA. I pass cops doing 75, 80 on the turnpike without getting a second look from cops, though I wouldn't have wanted to try it last night.
     
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    I'm glad this is turning into another "bash the cop" segment with all sorts of insider knowledge from experts in the field................

    Holy Mother Mary, y'all ought to take a gander at this hunk of chocolate pie sitting in front of me..............................

    Now, back on topic. Diesel, you unfortunately live in an area where law enforcement has a certain "attitude." Some of the stuff kind of makes me sick. Out here, a cop can get stopped and not get a ticket, but it's all attitude. Dang, this chocolate pie is good. You can badge a brother and you're free. But it's all the way people go about it. We have an ex-deputy who's driving made him appear on command's radar.

    There are very few of us that believe we are above the law and those that do, shouldn't be around.

    By the way, I've got another hunk of chocolate pie sitting in the fridge, feel free to come get it.
     
  19. diesel4me

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    Mass is worse!

    I find drivers in MA are much worse than those in CT--at least when I go to the casinos in Uncassville ..once I get past providence and get on rt.6,its clear sailing from that point on,the traffic is pretty sparse after that,and the drivers don't drive like their asses are on fire..its like night and day!...I'm sure the hartford area sucks though,its just like my area around there..probably near the NYC border its about the same..I hate living in a "rat race" society..its not as bad as Boston YET--but its coming in a close second around here..things have changed drastically here in the past 5 years or so..

    Most people speed here because they know there just isn't enough cops around to catch them 90% of the time,and many of our rural roads have no posted speed limits,so they can't really write a ticket that says much more than "reasonable and proper" speed!..they are trying to get 30-35 MPH accepted as the "posted" speeds on many roads here,so more enforcement can be done..I bet people won't slow down still..old habits are hard to break,once they are established..since its deer rutting season,the does and bucks are taking a few of the speeders out lately ! :eek1: :rolleyes:

    Bubba--I'm not bashing the cops--They have a tough job,and are a needed presence..but your right about many of them having an "attitude" here,and act superior to anyone "under" them...those who act that way give the deparment an undeserved reputaion...makes people resent them,and they feel if its ok for them to speed,it should be okay for them too as well..the old double standard--do as I say,not as I do.. :(
     
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    Ah yes... all those drunk drivers in Friendswood in the middle of the day on the 30 mph roads. Glad cops are around. Man... whew. Bubba, I don't need to be an "expert in the field" to tell you that the cops around my home town abuse their power. It's a simple observation. They are dangerous when they go flying around here. I'm not attacking you, and I'm sure you're one of the good ones. But around here, I have absolutely NO resepect for the "law enforcement".

    I had a friend that was having some guys over and yes, it's illegal, they were drinking. However, the fact that the cops came in the back door without knocking or having a warrant is bull**** in my opinion. But it's all good, because they weren't abusing their power... right? Yes, they did ticket everyone. However, they picked the wrong house to abuse power in, because my friend's dad is HPD and had a lawsuite flying their way in no time.
     

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