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Old 05-23-2019, 07:44 PM
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He wasn't off the road. That's an on ramp merge lane on I15. Is the trooper just supposed to let the car continue on into whatever hazard is ahead? Like I said, the State will be paying for the wreck, but the trucker is not going to win on the b misdemeanor citation. Two separate things under Utah law.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:47 PM
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interesting. They cited him for failing to yield to the trooper who was already ahead of him. The first time I saw a trooper doing that maneuver, I just said hey it's another drunk cop and stayed behind him. Eventually 10 miles later we came up on a construction zone where they were laying out cones. Trooper definitely wasn't paying attention either or he wouldn't have hit him. He could have easily sped up to get in front of the truck and continue weaving if he was. Unless it was simply a piece of debris in the road, it's the states fault for having only 1 little car try doing this on a 6-8 lane highway.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:55 PM
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When I worked in Salt Lake I did dozens of these slowdowns. Every time I did I was absolutely amazed at how stupid driver's could be. I was convinced that society was doomed and only had a few years to live. It's very obvious that we're trying to slow traffic. But I swear Utah drivers are the most impatient a-holes I've seen. Notice how quickly the other cars go by after the wreck too. That shows me they were all right there waiting to make their move. My sister in law still works the Salt Lake sector as a Trooper. I worry about her every day, she's already had to bail over the barrier a half dozen times. I'm glad I'm out of there.
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:56 PM
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He wasn't off the road. That's an on ramp merge lane on I15. Is the trooper just supposed to let the car continue on into whatever hazard is ahead? Like I said, the State will be paying for the wreck, but the trucker is not going to win on the b misdemeanor citation. Two separate things under Utah law.
View the over head signs that red car was getting off the interstate. Trooper decided he wanted to slow him down to. He was off the HWY getting off of the interstate. On another forum we have that is where the trucking company just said hell no. Trooper was trying to slow traffic on the HWY. Was there any reason to slow someone that was getting off of the interstate? This thing has really gone big time on the trucking forums. Thats why I wanted you guys views. Personally I could of avoided that crash but personally once he left the HWY I would of gassed on it to. When you leave the HWY its green light to me. LOL
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:08 PM
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I'm very familiar with that section. It's an on ramp merge lane that also turns into an off ramp. I drove that section daily for a while. Regardless the guy shouldn't be passing even if it is an off ramp. It's not up to him or any other driver to second guess why the trooper is slowing them. I would hope the red car got cited too but I'm guessing he was long gone.
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:40 AM
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I say both are at fault but the truck driver is an idiot. He should've known what the cop was doing. The cop should've checked before he changed lanes.
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Old 05-24-2019, 03:11 AM
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When I worked in Salt Lake I did dozens of these slowdowns. Every time I did I was absolutely amazed at how stupid driver's could be. I was convinced that society was doomed and only had a few years to live. It's very obvious that we're trying to slow traffic. But I swear Utah drivers are the most impatient a-holes I've seen. Notice how quickly the other cars go by after the wreck too. That shows me they were all right there waiting to make their move. My sister in law still works the Salt Lake sector as a Trooper. I worry about her every day, she's already had to bail over the barrier a half dozen times. I'm glad I'm out of there.
what you call stupid, I call understandable. I have never in my life seen a cop trying to slow down traffic in such a manner, and I would have no idea that was what he was trying to do.

Here in NC, maybe it’s different elsewhere, but road construction projects are required to have signs indicating that at specific distances ahead of the project to alert drivers.

If there was a danger or hazard in the road, it seems like there are safer ways to protect drivers from crashing into it than weaving like a madman through 6-8 lanes of traffic.
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Old 05-24-2019, 03:35 AM
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Hard to tell but it looks like the cop slowed dramatically down to block the red car then turned hard right without speeding up. If the truck was maintaining the slow down speed the cop had already established it’s the cops fault. If truck started to speed up it’s the trucks fault.

Either way the cop cop wasn’t paying attention.
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Old 05-24-2019, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by AsurfAholic View Post


what you call stupid, I call understandable. I have never in my life seen a cop trying to slow down traffic in such a manner, and I would have no idea that was what he was trying to do.

Here in NC, maybe it’s different elsewhere, but road construction projects are required to have signs indicating that at specific distances ahead of the project to alert drivers.

If there was a danger or hazard in the road, it seems like there are safer ways to protect drivers from crashing into it than weaving like a madman through 6-8 lanes of traffic.
We must have both missed the day when that was taught in Driver's Ed, because I've never heard of a "rolling roadblock", let alone seen one.

I have passed cops a few times when the lights were on and (once) with sirens running, but the cop's car was always stopped on the side of the road. The siren incident involved several cops joining in a brawl between some civilians and a few cops at a traffic stop- never know what you'll see along the road when driving through Flint!
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Old 05-24-2019, 04:23 AM
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The cops at fault. Case closed
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Old 05-24-2019, 04:50 AM
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Drove semi's for over 30 years, semi driver was in the wrong!
When the Cop started back across semi should have yielded to an emergency vehicle.
At that speed a semi WILL stop on a dime.
Florida has "Slow Down/Move Over Law" and I see it ignored all the time!
Where the hell is everyone going in such a damned hurry????
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Old 05-24-2019, 04:52 AM
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i have 85 of these big rigs and id be in court fighting this is my driver was cited. Big Rigs dont just speed up. looks like he was maintaining speed. no way he could guess what the cop was gonna do. Cop damn sure didnt see him. if he wouldve came over on the truck a little sooner it couldve been ugly at the angle he was at.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:37 AM
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Cop should have dragged the trucker out, tased him, then denied him any medical attention until he took a blood test.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:43 AM
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I don't think I've ever seen a "rolling roadblock", and I've driven all over the US and Yurrip. I just avoid congested roads like the plague.
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Florida has "Slow Down/Move Over Law" and I see it ignored all the time!
Where the hell is everyone going in such a damned hurry????
You are right it is ignored ALL THE TIME..
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Just watched the video again, it was NOT a semi, it was a Box Truck and the LEO was in front of the truck when the truck kept accelerating.
Driver failed to yield to emergency vehicle with lights and siren on.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:13 AM
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Wow. You run into the back of a lit up police officer's vehicle and think it is his fault. Should be a fun day in court.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:15 AM
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Wow. You run into the back of a lit up police officer's vehicle and think it is his fault. Should be a fun day in court.
did we watch the same video?
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:22 AM
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Failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, would take a newbie prosecutor 15 minutes on a bad day to secure a conviction.
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
You are right it is ignored ALL THE TIME..
It IS ignored, but often there's some doofus on the left who won't let you move over.
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