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Old 05-24-2019, 03:27 PM
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After 45 years or driving all over our great country i can honestly say I've never seen a sober driver swerve across so many lanes of traffic. In NC we have very strict rules for passing emergency vehicles and I agree with most of them. Swerving like that is usually a guaranteed ticket for inebriation.
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Old 05-24-2019, 04:49 PM
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Here ya go, and its a Utah cop to. This is a rolling road block.

Then he speeds away. LOL
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
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.
Really? So a cop car that had previously been going from lane to lane with lights on to slow people down was actually doing that so he could then go after the red car which he hadnt even seen yet? Thats what you get from this? Thats rediculously stupid. No Im sorry not rediculously, thats epically stupid.

Normal people would have realized "gee hes trying to slow people down. Wait a minute theres a car speeding down the ramp about to pass the cop. Id bet hes going to try and slow him down too".
What kind of moron thinks " well that cop car that was trying to slow us down for some reason, just suddenly pulled in front of that other car. It must be safe to resume driving like a dumbass". Instead of waiting a few seconds to see whats happening. Because you know cops always pull in front of people to stop them.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Flippin Sweet View Post
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.
I've been driving for 40 years and I put a lot of miles on the road. I've never seen that maneuver before, so I would not have known what the cop was trying to do. I would have slowed down and given him space, but once he went off the side of the road I would have assumed that he had accomplished what he wanted and I would have sped up.

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Old 05-24-2019, 05:37 PM
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See how effective the rolling road block is when people stay behind the Trooper. Notice also how when he was done the lights go off? That's when it's o.k.to move on. The guy filming this video and everyone else obviously got it cause they didn't try to pass when he went from edge to edge. I've done that dozens of times and only ever had a couple people try to pass.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by nautiduck View Post
Watched the video. Trucker is at fault. It was obvious the officer was going over to slow the red car. Trucker is an idiot.
Trucker is an Idiot? WOW that much?? Must be easy to drive that rig.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Twahl View Post
See how effective the rolling road block is when people stay behind the Trooper. Notice also how when he was done the lights go off? That's when it's o.k.to move on. The guy filming this video and everyone else obviously got it cause they didn't try to pass when he went from edge to edge. I've done that dozens of times and only ever had a couple people try to pass.

Big diff in the maneuvers compared to the one in the video. No abrupt turns.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Twahl View Post
See how effective the rolling road block is when people stay behind the Trooper. Notice also how when he was done the lights go off? That's when it's o.k.to move on. The guy filming this video and everyone else obviously got it cause they didn't try to pass when he went from edge to edge. I've done that dozens of times and only ever had a couple people try to pass.
I also noticed how he turned the siren off after a bit. According to an earlier post, you're not supposed to pass if the lights and siren are on. Should that have changed things?

Oh, and I didn't see him use his turn signal on ANY of those "lane changes"!! Is that legal on the interstate?
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by nautiduck View Post
Really? So a cop car that had previously been going from lane to lane with lights on to slow people down was actually doing that so he could then go after the red car which he hadnt even seen yet? Thats what you get from this? Thats rediculously stupid. No Im sorry not rediculously, thats epically stupid.

Normal people would have realized "gee hes trying to slow people down. Wait a minute theres a car speeding down the ramp about to pass the cop. Id bet hes going to try and slow him down too".
What kind of moron thinks " well that cop car that was trying to slow us down for some reason, just suddenly pulled in front of that other car. It must be safe to resume driving like a dumbass". Instead of waiting a few seconds to see whats happening. Because you know cops always pull in front of people to stop them.
the dumbass cop left the roadway. The exit/on ramp is not part of the roadway. That solid white line he crossed at a 45 degree angle and high rate of speed defines the start/stop of the road. Cop exits road, carry on.
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:55 PM
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So the lesson is, just stop in the middle of the freeway or you might be guilty of contempt of cop.

Count the timing of the white lines. Truck is going the same speed before and after cop slows the red car. If the truck's speed was good before the red car situation it's still good after. Only one idiot in this incident, and it's the one with the badge.

Hot tip for the LEO's, if you want a truck to slow down, maybe try an angle that gets you in front of him, not crashing in to the side of the truck.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by STIPulation View Post
So the lesson is, just stop in the middle of the freeway or you might be guilty of contempt of cop.

Count the timing of the white lines. Truck is going the same speed before and after cop slows the red car. If the truck's speed was good before the red car situation it's still good after. Only one idiot in this incident, and it's the one with the badge.

Hot tip for the LEO's, if you want a truck to slow down, maybe try an angle that gets you in front of him, not crashing in to the side of the truck.

Hmm, you only see one idiot. I see a about a dozen just in this thread.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by nautiduck View Post
Hmm, you only see one idiot. I see a about a dozen just in this thread.
Let me guess, they're all sheep and you're the sheep dog.
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Originally Posted by nautiduck View Post
Hmm, you only see one idiot. I see a about a dozen just in this thread.

That includes you a hole
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by STIPulation View Post
Let me guess, they're all sheep and you're the sheep dog.

He comes up for air once in awhile from the bilge. What would you expect?
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by nautiduck View Post
Really? So a cop car that had previously been going from lane to lane with lights on to slow people down was actually doing that so he could then go after the red car which he hadnt even seen yet? Thats what you get from this? Thats rediculously stupid. No Im sorry not rediculously, thats epically stupid.

Normal people would have realized "gee hes trying to slow people down. Wait a minute theres a car speeding down the ramp about to pass the cop. Id bet hes going to try and slow him down too".
What kind of moron thinks " well that cop car that was trying to slow us down for some reason, just suddenly pulled in front of that other car. It must be safe to resume driving like a dumbass". Instead of waiting a few seconds to see whats happening. Because you know cops always pull in front of people to stop them.
You canít even spell simple words and you call others stupid, morons, and idiots?

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Old 05-24-2019, 07:41 PM
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Count me in the never seen something so ridiculous category, if a Florida cop tried to pull a ďrolling road blockĒ across 5 lanes someone would probably run him off the road for sport.

Hell if I saw that Iíd probably call 911 to report a drunk officer or stolen police car.
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rickpcfl View Post
I've been driving for 40 years and I put a lot of miles on the road. I've never seen that maneuver before, so I would not have known what the cop was trying to do. I would have slowed down and given him space, but once he went off the side of the road I would have assumed that he had accomplished what he wanted and I would have sped up.
They do it in Ca all the time, mostly to clear debris from the roadway.
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:28 PM
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I don't think there was enough time for the truck to react to the cop's maneuver regardless of the lights and siren. Besides, didn't the report say another car ran into the back of the truck so he must have been slowing. Cops get charged with accidents all the time if they enter an intersection without slowing and crash. Only "Popeye" Doyle can get away with that.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:09 AM
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Iíve seen cops do rolling slowdowns several times. Hell, Iíve had to do one when a deer was struck on a 3 lane interstate a bit in front of me. It was still alive and moving and presenting quite a risk to motorists. Saw 3 motorcycle cops on 4-5 lanes slowing down traffic two days ago.

What Iíve been told by some LE and EMT friends is that even if they have lights and sirens on, blow through an intersection, and hit someone, the LE/EMT is SOL. I know WA state has paid many settlement claims to civilian drivers involved in wrecks with LE.

But for me, Iím holding back behind the LE until thereís no question he is done slowing us all down. Then Iíll drop into 2nd gear and have fun on all that open road ahead of me.
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:01 AM
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They do it in Ca all the time, mostly to clear debris from the roadway.
Bingo. Was waiting to see if someone knew the reason.
Calif will slow traffic that way so the state or other LEO can move something from the road coule of miles down the road.
Cops, not state laws have adopted this move as their ROLLING ROAD BLOCK. To slow traffic down now. Buy when there is nothing ahead that needs to be cleared is this move justified for one officer feel the need to control a fast moving Hwy. That was another view of the trucking company.
What started out as a smart thing to do, now is up to each office that feels he or she should do it. Does not change the video but they already have it that move was totally from that LEO without any communication from central or others . He just decided it needed to be done.
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