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Old 05-06-2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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Police vehicles keep endangering me. v.rant

Few days ago I was on 1960 around 11pm. I was turning left to get onto 1960, so I was waiting patiently for the long cycle time of the traffic light. Finally the light turns green and I procede to make a left turn onto 1960 towards I-45.

At this point a police cruiser runs the red light on 1960 and almost t-bones me coming inches away from my front wheel. No lights, no sirens, just cruising down 1960 at a high rate of speed with disregard for anyones safety.
I thanked the deities and proceeded to get home shaken up.

Next morning while going to work on I-10 in traffic an officer merges into my lane while looking at the computer screen. I stepped on the brakes hard, luckily lady behind me was driving a late-model Mercedes and those things stop on a dime, if not by themselves.

Today on my way to work, again, on Sawdust road. I'm going with the traffic. Moto cop on a Harley monitoring traffic from a gas station sees me, hastily starts his bike and pulls into into traffic. Makes an effort to catch up with me. Problem is the speed limit is 30 and I have just made it to the access road to my job so I am slowing down to make a right. Long story short, the cop almost ends up rear ending me. As I'm turning I hear the brakes squeak and the engine in my right ear, along with his headlight taking up my entire right mirror. After I complete the turn I hear him drop a few gears and resume the offended "potato" sounds attempting to regain RPM's.


Thus, dear officers of the law. It would be nice if:
You actually respected the laws you are so keen to enforce.
Would stop harassing people based on appearance.
Concentrated on things like theft recovery instead of traffic tickets.

It is a tragedy that I now have to watch out for you on the road because you keep endangering me more than the average driver. Average drivers are predictable - you are not.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:51 AM   #2
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HPD has an entire division dedicated to recovery of stolen vehicles.

To be honest: the only people who write tickets often are people needing overtime money and those who work traffic division. The rest of HPD sees it as more work. Many of them don't like doing more work.
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Few days ago I was on 1960 around 11pm. I was turning left to get onto 1960, so I was waiting patiently for the long cycle time of the traffic light. Finally the light turns green and I procede to make a left turn onto 1960 towards I-45.

At this point a police cruiser runs the red light on 1960 and almost t-bones me coming inches away from my front wheel. No lights, no sirens, just cruising down 1960 at a high rate of speed with disregard for anyones safety.
I thanked the deities and proceeded to get home shaken up.

Next morning while going to work on I-10 in traffic an officer merges into my lane while looking at the computer screen. I stepped on the brakes hard, luckily lady behind me was driving a late-model Mercedes and those things stop on a dime, if not by themselves.

Today on my way to work, again, on Sawdust road. I'm going with the traffic. Moto cop on a Harley monitoring traffic from a gas station sees me, hastily starts his bike and pulls into into traffic. Makes an effort to catch up with me. Problem is the speed limit is 30 and I have just made it to the access road to my job so I am slowing down to make a right. Long story short, the cop almost ends up rear ending me. As I'm turning I hear the brakes squeak and the engine in my right ear, along with his headlight taking up my entire right mirror. After I complete the turn I hear him drop a few gears and resume the offended "potato" sounds attempting to regain RPM's.


Thus, dear officers of the law. It would be nice if:
You actually respected the laws you are so keen to enforce.
Would stop harassing people based on appearance.
Concentrated on things like theft recovery instead of traffic tickets.

It is a tragedy that I now have to watch out for you on the road because you keep endangering me more than the average driver. Average drivers are predictable - you are not.

Those cops would have been made aware of my middle finger out of habit.
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Few days ago I was on 1960 around 11pm. I was turning left to get onto 1960, so I was waiting patiently for the long cycle time of the traffic light. Finally the light turns green and I procede to make a left turn onto 1960 towards I-45.

At this point a police cruiser runs the red light on 1960 and almost t-bones me coming inches away from my front wheel. No lights, no sirens, just cruising down 1960 at a high rate of speed with disregard for anyones safety.
I thanked the deities and proceeded to get home shaken up.

Next morning while going to work on I-10 in traffic an officer merges into my lane while looking at the computer screen. I stepped on the brakes hard, luckily lady behind me was driving a late-model Mercedes and those things stop on a dime, if not by themselves.

Today on my way to work, again, on Sawdust road. I'm going with the traffic. Moto cop on a Harley monitoring traffic from a gas station sees me, hastily starts his bike and pulls into into traffic. Makes an effort to catch up with me. Problem is the speed limit is 30 and I have just made it to the access road to my job so I am slowing down to make a right. Long story short, the cop almost ends up rear ending me. As I'm turning I hear the brakes squeak and the engine in my right ear, along with his headlight taking up my entire right mirror. After I complete the turn I hear him drop a few gears and resume the offended "potato" sounds attempting to regain RPM's.


Thus, dear officers of the law. It would be nice if:
You actually respected the laws you are so keen to enforce.
Would stop harassing people based on appearance.
Concentrated on things like theft recovery instead of traffic tickets.

It is a tragedy that I now have to watch out for you on the road because you keep endangering me more than the average driver. Average drivers are predictable - you are not.
agreed word for word
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All you have to say is..."Officer, with all due respect..." then you can tell him whatever like your beeing an A hole or whatever...it works!lol
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Should have let one of them hit you. Houston would then be renamed Reduxtown
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To be honest: the only people who write tickets often are people needing overtime money
Sounds like they are milking the public system for personal gain.

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Should have let one of them hit you. Houston would then be renamed Reduxtown
Because everyone know that when a government entity, especially a police officer, is at fault they act civil, take responsibility for their actions, and not kick you when you're already down.
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Oh ya. Most people don't realize that while it may gain you unwanted attention, flipping off a cop is perfectly legal and sometimes perfectly suitable.
actually no its not its considered vulgarity and also a form of verbal assult. give it a try and see what happens.
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Few days ago I was on 1960 around 11pm. I was turning left to get onto 1960, so I was waiting patiently for the long cycle time of the traffic light. Finally the light turns green and I procede to make a left turn onto 1960 towards I-45.

At this point a police cruiser runs the red light on 1960 and almost t-bones me coming inches away from my front wheel. No lights, no sirens, just cruising down 1960 at a high rate of speed with disregard for anyones safety.
I thanked the deities and proceeded to get home shaken up.

Next morning while going to work on I-10 in traffic an officer merges into my lane while looking at the computer screen. I stepped on the brakes hard, luckily lady behind me was driving a late-model Mercedes and those things stop on a dime, if not by themselves.

Today on my way to work, again, on Sawdust road. I'm going with the traffic. Moto cop on a Harley monitoring traffic from a gas station sees me, hastily starts his bike and pulls into into traffic. Makes an effort to catch up with me. Problem is the speed limit is 30 and I have just made it to the access road to my job so I am slowing down to make a right. Long story short, the cop almost ends up rear ending me. As I'm turning I hear the brakes squeak and the engine in my right ear, along with his headlight taking up my entire right mirror. After I complete the turn I hear him drop a few gears and resume the offended "potato" sounds attempting to regain RPM's.


Thus, dear officers of the law. It would be nice if:
You actually respected the laws you are so keen to enforce.
Would stop harassing people based on appearance.
Concentrated on things like theft recovery instead of traffic tickets.

It is a tragedy that I now have to watch out for you on the road because you keep endangering me more than the average driver. Average drivers are predictable - you are not.



agreed people in general need to be made aware that motorcycles are out there and the rider does not have 2 thousand pounds of armour protecting them. but the one bike cop should known better.
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actually no its not its considered vulgarity and also a form of verbal assult. give it a try and see what happens.
Actually you are incorrect, its protected by a little thing called the first amendment.
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Actually you are incorrect, its protected by a little thing called the first amendment.
actually u are incorrect it is considered a lewd act and is a class c misdemeanor
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actually u are incorrect it is considered a lewd act and is a class c misdemeanor
Care to present the statute?
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I had one follow me for 22 miles last week. He stayed about 2 feet off my rear tire. He stopped with me to get gas, and continued to follow me dangerously close.

As far as I know, flipping someone off is harassment.
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I had one follow me for 22 miles last week. He stayed about 2 feet off my rear tire. He stopped with me to get gas, and continued to follow me dangerously close.

As far as I know, flipping someone off is harassment.
So he stayed on your at a dangerously close following distance for a period, followed you onto private property while you conducted private business, and then proceeded to further endanger your life?

Now I don't know about you, but personally, at about mile 2 with him following that close, I'd pull over and ask him WTF he thought he was doing...
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actually no its not its considered vulgarity and also a form of verbal assult. give it a try and see what happens.
yea i think you are right on that one, this is where a
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So he stayed on your at a dangerously close following distance for a period, followed you onto private property while you conducted private business, and then proceeded to further endanger your life?

Now I don't know about you, but personally, at about mile 2 with him following that close, I'd pull over and ask him WTF he thought he was doing...

i like the way you think
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i like the way you think
Thanks...however, there's at least one cop on here who thinks my attitude is reprehensible and an indicator that I'm a future member of the Graybar Hotel frequent stay club....
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