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police officers... got a question for ya...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by colbystephens, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i currently don't have operable blinkers (hopefully i can get that fixed tomorrow), and i got to wondering tonite as i was driving down the 2 lane-in-each-direction highway. i was passing 3 semi trucks in a row, and they were evenly spaced, but spaced closely together. now, it occurred to me that if an officer decided he wanted to pull me over while i happened to be next to these 3 trucks that i couldn't turn on a blinker so that they'd let me over so i could pull over to the right of the highway... what to do?

    if i cut them off to pull over, i'm in big trouble b/c that's stupid, dangerous and illegal. if i speed up, officer may think i'm running from him. if i brake to allow the semi's to pass me, that's kind of wierd. i don't know if it's ok to pull off to the left of the highway.

    as a cop, what would you prefer that i do in such a situation?
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'm no cop but i would say use hand signals. This of course is assuming that it is daylight hours and your hand signals could be seen. :deal:
     
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    The semis in this situation wouldn't be able to see his hand signals from the other lane if he's next to them...


    But what I'd like to know is who in their right mind has the balls to pass three semis at once on a two-lane highway? :doah:I'd have to be going pretty darn fast and be able to see for miles...
     
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    I think he was on a 4 lane highway.



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  5. beater_k20

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    if i were a cop... i'd probably tell you to park that POS and take you to jail. :D
     
  6. mudhog

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    im no cop but in that situation what i would do is reduce speed so the semis pass and then pull over to the right
     
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    Way to go me......... :doah:
     
  8. TSGB

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    Damn Oregon drivers. :rolleyes:

    :D
     
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    Is your switch actually bad ? Or did you never bother to see if it could be moved on the top of the steering column ?

    I would of fixed it , or semi rigged it right last night , but I am anal like that :laugh:
     
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    If your hazards work, you could have thrown those on to drive. I lost my turn signals and brake lights one night unbenkownst to me, and the state trooper was nice about it and told me to put my hazards on and drive straight home.
     
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    Best answer and here is why............................

    If you speed up to pass the trucks, then move over into their lane, those trucks have to go somewhere. You've just effectively caused a small, yet very nasty traffic problem with high potential for an accident.

    Also, if you are stopped at night, break out the SPF 1000. The mirrors on our trucks really help officer safety issues. Little tidbit though, don't try to move the mirror in or out to reduce the glare, just deal with it.

    :D :D :D
     
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    Yep slow down and pull back into right lane. Cop would see a hand signal trucks wouldn't. Use hazards if they work, if not just lightly tap brake pedal to act like hazards so cop knows you see him and realize you are about to have less money to spend on fixing the problem with the truck:D
     
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    yeah just slow down until those trucks pass you then move to the right lane and pull over... at least the cop can see your brake lights and hand signals and know you're trying to pull over....
     
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    Dude, I think you're exempt on signals if you have your goggles on and your head out the window.
     
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    Just signal with your head. Driver's side to go left and passenger side to go right
     
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    And in the case of West Texas, driver throws the beer can straight out to signal a left turn and a beer can tossed over the cab is for a right turn:D
     
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    that actually made me vocally laugh. :D
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
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    Vocally? As opposed to rectally?
     

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