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Old 07-22-2009, 02:00 PM   #1
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Statement and question.

On way from 105 and 59 a cop bike is cruising atleast 120mph, usin siren to get people out of left lane and accelerating past 130-140mph, all way to belt 8w and 59 were he turned.

Question for law, can a person get in trouble for following a cop ( he only used siren to get people out of way, did not keep it on).?


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Old 07-22-2009, 02:30 PM   #2
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just hope he is in a big hurry
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im not sure but you probably can especially all the cagers who will hate on you youll most likely get hit or they will try to scare you.....
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Of course you can get a speeding ticket for following a cop at 120. They can give you a speeding ticket by observing your pace compared to their own.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:02 PM   #6
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well... if it is leagle does any one know any leos that would be willing to escort me to and from work tearing up the highways
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i think some missed my question. the cop was doing well over 120mph(that was his cruising speed) which is well above and beyond even his allowed speed to go if his lights were on and responding to a high priority call. im sorry i meant to say in this situation.
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Statement and question.

On way from 105 and 59 a cop bike is cruising atleast 120mph, usin siren to get people out of left lane and accelerating past 130-140mph, all way to belt 8w and 59 were he turned.

Question for law, can a person get in trouble for following a cop ( he only used siren to get people out of way, did not keep it on).?


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Technically LEOs can only break the speed limit when in pursuit or enroute to an emergency. If they are running at speeds in excess of the posted limit they are required to run lights and when coming upon traffic they are required to run siren.

If you are not a LEO you cannot "break" the law i.e. speed. Hope that answers your question.
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Sec. 545.365. Speed Limit Exception for Emergencies;

(a) The regulation of the speed of a vehicle under this subchapter does not apply to:
(1) an authorized emergency vehicle responding to a call;
(2) a police patrol; or
(3) a physician or ambulance responding to an emergency call.
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(3) an authorized vehicle operated by a blood or tissue bank.
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thank u, thats what i thought. so technically that cop could of got a ticket/gotten a right up.
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yes

Even as a LEO 100mph+ is wreckless driving...
I maybe wrong but they should do the speed limit and obey all laws even if the "LIGHTS" are on. The light are to clear traffic out of they're way so they dont get caught up in it. No traffic no need to speed.imo

I maybe wrong but those are the way I had explained to me some time ago, when I called a cop out.

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Po-po's will have to justify their actions (in civil or criminal court) just like anyone else. Actually, they are often held to a higher standard, since they should "know better" than the common 'tard.

So even when the Po-po are justified in breaking the law (speeding, running lights, etc...) they have to due so with "due regard" to the safety of others. They can't do 75mph through a neighborhood, because its not safe. But 140mph on an open freeway is fine... make sense?

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I don't know about this higher standard for police officers I keep hearing about. The one leo I do know speeds all the time on his bike and supra and gets away with doing 100+ with the flip of his badge. This isn't just some story I heard; my brother, who is also going into law enforcement, was in the car when he did it.
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I don't know about this higher standard for police officers I keep hearing about. The one leo I do know speeds all the time on his bike and supra and gets away with doing 100+ with the flip of his badge. This isn't just some story I heard; my brother, who is also going into law enforcement, was in the car when he did it.
True, but if (when) he gets into an accident and hurts someone while doing it, he'll be held to a higher standard by the courts because he should know better. In theory anyway.
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