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Old 05-24-2019, 10:07 AM
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those cameras only record 30 seconds at a time
Old 05-24-2019, 10:17 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.

There 8snt always time to stop traffic anyother way. May have been a wreck with hazardous materials or any number of other things.

As for your statement about not having seen any such thing and not knowing what was going on. While you may not have seen it happen, I know for a fact NC Troopers do use this method when warranted. Theres also an entire section regarding emergency vehicles with lights on and what your reaction to them should be, in the NC drivers handbook and the NC code. Ill give you a hint since you seem to be unsure. You slow the hell down and you yield no matter what. Theres a citation just for it called "failure to yield" and its on the books in every state.

Since you say you wouldnt have known what was happening in the video I suggest maybe you go back for a refresher course. What would you do if you saw this happening would you have slowed down and stayed behind the trooper or would you have sped up like the moron in the truck?

If you watch the video it was very apparent the trucker sped up as the trooper tried to stop the red car. The truck driver also should have been much furtber behind the trooper. When the video is used in court the truck driver will be lucky to keep his cdl.
Old 05-24-2019, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
Same here, been driving for 47 years and have never seen this or ever taught this, let alone ever even hearing about it until today.
​​​​​​ So in your impressive 47 years of driving youve never heard of or been taught to yield to an emergency vehicle with its emergency lights on? Or do you just not know what yield means? Either way maybe its time to turn in your license.
Old 05-24-2019, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Twahl View Post
Km, that's apples and oranges and you know it. When an Officer has someone STOPPED on the side of the road you have to slow or move over. The trooper was performing a slowdown for an accident further down the road. He never stopped when he pulled in front of the red car, he was still rolling. He was still on the highway, that's not a shoulder. Like I said in an earlier post it's an on ramp. He can't just let the guy pass. Like someone mentioned earlier, the previous 30 seconds wasn't released because I'm sure it won't fit the companies narrative. Regardless, the Trooper will likely be found at fault for the wreck, but the failure to yield is a separate issue and he will not beat that ticket. There will most likely never be a follow up after he's sentenced so we'll never know.
I don't agree. He (the cop) slowed down substantially when he got in front of the red car... looking as if he was targeting that red car. He easily could have been stopping or trying to get that red car over to the shoulder. However, if you also notice, the white car BEHIND the red car also kept cruising, so even that guy thought there was no issue, as did most of the other drivers on that stretch. If more than 50% of the drivers on that stretch don't know what the heck the cop is doing swerving all over the place, then maybe he IS at fault for being a nuisance. As others have said, if there was more video before I might be inclined to a different determination, but given the evidence presented so far... I'm with the truck.
Old 05-24-2019, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by nautiduck View Post
There 8snt always time to stop traffic anyother way. May have been a wreck with hazardous materials or any number of other things.

As for your statement about not having seen any such thing and not knowing what was going on. While you may not have seen it happen, I know for a fact NC Troopers do use this method when warranted. Theres also an entire section regarding emergency vehicles with lights on and what your reaction to them should be, in the NC drivers handbook and the NC code. Ill give you a hint since you seem to be unsure. You slow the hell down and you yield no matter what. Theres a citation just for it called "failure to yield" and its on the books in every state.

Since you say you wouldnt have known what was happening in the video I suggest maybe you go back for a refresher course. What would you do if you saw this happening would you have slowed down and stayed behind the trooper or would you have sped up like the moron in the truck?

If you watch the video it was very apparent the trucker sped up as the trooper tried to stop the red car. The truck driver also should have been much furtber behind the trooper. When the video is used in court the truck driver will be lucky to keep his cdl.
Where do you get that?? If you just look at the in-cab camera and watch the trees and poles moving by, I don't get ANY impression the truck sped up, but rather slowed down a bit.

Old 05-24-2019, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
Too bad for him, I dont let others manipulate how I drive or what I am required to do...
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
You are right it is ignored ALL THE TIME..
It's dangerous. I'm all for protecting LEO's on the shoulder, but I think there's too much panic happening trying to comply with NC's version. You're required to either move over a lane or reduce speed to 35 on the freeway. It's especially bad when the LEO is on the left side and all of the fast laners are trying to merge or brake.

Maybe nothing has happened, but I've seen a lot of near misses from merging or sudden braking.
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Originally Posted by nautiduck View Post
​​​​​​ So in your impressive 47 years of driving youve never heard of or been taught to yield to an emergency vehicle with its emergency lights on? Or do you just not know what yield means? Either way maybe its time to turn in your license.
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Originally Posted by nautiduck View Post
There 8snt always time to stop traffic anyother way. May have been a wreck with hazardous materials or any number of other things.

As for your statement about not having seen any such thing and not knowing what was going on. While you may not have seen it happen, I know for a fact NC Troopers do use this method when warranted. Theres also an entire section regarding emergency vehicles with lights on and what your reaction to them should be, in the NC drivers handbook and the NC code. Ill give you a hint since you seem to be unsure. You slow the hell down and you yield no matter what. Theres a citation just for it called "failure to yield" and its on the books in every state.

Since you say you wouldnt have known what was happening in the video I suggest maybe you go back for a refresher course. What would you do if you saw this happening would you have slowed down and stayed behind the trooper or would you have sped up like the moron in the truck?

If you watch the video it was very apparent the trucker sped up as the trooper tried to stop the red car. The truck driver also should have been much furtber behind the trooper. When the video is used in court the truck driver will be lucky to keep his cdl.
I have never in my life seen anyone stop in the middle of the road while a LEO pulled over another vehicle. Give them plenty of space and move toward the left, or if in the lane where they were slow down to let them get over. To me it looked like the LEO was pulling over the red car, and tool them to the shoulder. The expected following action would be for them to continue to the shoulder, and do their thing with the red car. Not cross 3-4 lanes of traffic and play bumper cars with a fuel tank.
Old 05-24-2019, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by nautiduck View Post
There 8snt always time to stop traffic anyother way. May have been a wreck with hazardous materials or any number of other things.

As for your statement about not having seen any such thing and not knowing what was going on. While you may not have seen it happen, I know for a fact NC Troopers do use this method when warranted. Theres also an entire section regarding emergency vehicles with lights on and what your reaction to them should be, in the NC drivers handbook and the NC code. Ill give you a hint since you seem to be unsure. You slow the hell down and you yield no matter what. Theres a citation just for it called "failure to yield" and its on the books in every state.

Since you say you wouldnt have known what was happening in the video I suggest maybe you go back for a refresher course. What would you do if you saw this happening would you have slowed down and stayed behind the trooper or would you have sped up like the moron in the truck?

If you watch the video it was very apparent the trucker sped up as the trooper tried to stop the red car. The truck driver also should have been much furtber behind the trooper. When the video is used in court the truck driver will be lucky to keep his cdl.
I think the trucker did nothing wrong, despite that book you just wrote which does not convince me at all that what the cop did was standard procedure:

say at what you want, the cop crashed into the side of the truck. Cops fault. Every day. Even on Sunday.
Old 05-24-2019, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by nautiduck View Post
​​​​​​ So in your impressive 47 years of driving youve never heard of or been taught to yield to an emergency vehicle with its emergency lights on? Or do you just not know what yield means? Either way maybe its time to turn in your license.
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Biggest issue is why the trooper decided to drive almost perpendicular to the traffic after leaving the red car. He lacked complete situational awareness. He definitely slowed down substantially then went 90 degrees left. He could have easily corralled the traffick back in line if he sped up a bit.

The trooper kind of reminded me of Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack. “You scratched my anchor, here’s a ticket “
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Let's just say that it could have been done better. I have passed a LEO with his lights on, but he was pulling somebody in the far lane.

Note: I have seen this once, but the trooper wasn't swerving all over. He stayed in the middle lane, lights on. Nobody passed and he gradually slowed traffic.
Old 05-24-2019, 01:24 PM
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The cop is at fault. He basically drove into the side of the truck.

The truck driver will not get out of the ticket though.I don't see this as him doing anything wrong, the cop took drastic action to slow the red car and the truck held his speed and lane. I guess he should have taken the same drastic slow down action as the cop and got rear ended in the process, but he will lose in court.

Sucks for him.
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For everyone saying they've never seen it and wouldn't know what was going on.

So, when something that is happening on the road makes you unsure of what to do your response is to get on the gas and get out of there? Please stop driving...
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Originally Posted by MonarkBoats View Post
For everyone saying they've never seen it and wouldn't know what was going on.

So, when something that is happening on the road makes you unsure of what to do your response is to get on the gas and get out of there? Please stop driving...
I wouldn't go as far as to say they should stop driving. Not being familiar with this maneuver is just a matter of limited driving experience. Those with a fair amount of experience have seen it done many times, but if you are inexperienced and haven't seen it, many people panic and just act, whether correctly or not.
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Originally Posted by MonarkBoats View Post
For everyone saying they've never seen it and wouldn't know what was going on.

So, when something that is happening on the road makes you unsure of what to do your response is to get on the gas and get out of there? Please stop driving...
I would say that about the cup, his total lack of situational awareness proves that he is unfit for the job
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Cop could have easily accelerated to get ahead of the truck instead if slamming into the side of it.
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Originally Posted by AsurfAholic View Post


Are you always a dick, or just when you are hiding behind your keyboard?

Always
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I've never seen or heard of a rolling road block either. I would have kept going just like the trucker. Cop was clearly not in the driving lane and there was a lane free between the cop and the truck.

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