By FML - 05/01/2012 15:56 - United States
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And cops also go 80 down the road at night without their sirens on. Cops do dangerous and illegal things all the time on the road and since they enforce the laws, no one can stop them. I feel your pain OP
Just because he has one headlight doesn't make you having no lights on at all. At least you could see the cop, Ive seen people make lane changes into cars because they couldn't see the car next to them because they didnt turn on any lights! And as for cops doing 80 with no lights/siren. By definition they only use those for emergencies/pulling over cars. High priority calls allow them to drive above the speed limit but not use the lights unless at am intersection or other places that make the passage of the police car un safe at speed. So THINK before you flabber there because some of us have a parent as a cop/know a few and understand how this works.
Just because your parent is a cop doesn't make high speed driving less dangerous, and any police car that is driving almost double the speed limit (as was the case in my story) should definitely have their siren on because, regardless of your personal bias, it is dangerous.
77- you idiot if they were intending to pull someone over or get somewhere quickly they would turn on their sirens, however I am talking about when they are cruising down the street going much faster if not twice the speed that everyone else is going. They also hardly ever use blinkers and even run red lights sometimes. They get too fuc*ing cocky and think that they are above the law.
Actually you are only legally required to have the driver side headlight working so that oncoming traffic can determine if they are going to miss you or not. If the cop had his passenger side light broken then he was breaking no laws. You deserved the ticket for not having them on. I love how everyone jumps on the hate police band wagon without bothering the learn the law first
Follow him until he parks and, on a piece of paper, write him a copy of your ticket. His face = -_-
Difference there is he unwittingly had a light issue, you were the one who endangered fellow drivers by neglecting a basic flip of the switch.