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Old 05-25-2019, 05:47 AM
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You can hear the second collision at the rear of the truck a second after the first one.. I think the cop should be charged with that collision also.
Old 05-25-2019, 06:51 AM
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So I'm curious if the cop that was involved in this accident was the one who wrote the ticket. If he wrote a ticket for an accident that he was involved in - I could see that as a conflict of interest.
Old 05-25-2019, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by liveaboard74 View Post
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
crashing into trucks is a weird way to slow traffic. I guess it works but it is kind of destructive and unsafe.

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Old 05-25-2019, 08:43 AM
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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.
I really only see one, and thats you quack. Run along little boy.

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Old 05-25-2019, 09:01 AM
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Even if the truck driver did sped up, there's no reason for the officer to drive in front of the truck like that.
Old 05-25-2019, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Flot View Post
Count me in the never seen something so ridiculous category, if a Florida cop tried to pull a “rolling road block” across 5 lanes someone would probably run him off the road for sport.

Hell if I saw that I’d probably call 911 to report a drunk officer or stolen police car.
Exactly! Winner winner, chicken dinner! I bet you people were calling 911 claiming some idiot had stolen a cop car is messing around on the highway and needs to be taken down immediately. This is the dumbest thing I've seen in a while and if they had half a brain, at least pull your hand out of the window and make the "slow-down" singnal so some people might understand WTF this idiocy is all about.

But then this moron pulls right out in front of the truck almost at a 90 degree angle is about as dumb as I've ever seen. This is the problem with "some" of these who end up with a badge and start pulling off this crap without any real experience, as it was quite obvious this guy had none! Heck he might need basic driver's ed!
Old 05-25-2019, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by KJS View Post
crashing into trucks is a weird way to slow traffic. I guess it works but it is kind of destructive and unsafe.
Big ego, tiny car........... Bad as I hate to say this,,,,,,,,,,,,size does matter. LOL
Old 05-25-2019, 06:25 PM
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Trucker is wrong. Here if there are emergency lights on you have to move into the furthest lane from them and reduce your speed. He did neither. But it depends in their state's law.
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Originally Posted by Diverboy View Post
I would have to see the 30 seconds to minute of video leading up to that clip to make a determination. Could go either way based on that....


Originally Posted by flcatcher1 View Post
Regardless of who was "at fault" trucker was clearly trying to pass the police cruiser in the adjacent lane with its lights on. This accident was entirely avoidable had the trucker simply taken time to consider what was going on - probably not his first encounter with a rolling road block. Exercising your "right of way" doesn't always mean you are doing the right thing. LE was probably assuming other vehicles on the road knew what he was doing as well. It seems that no one was seriously injured which is a good thing, but both drivers share culpability for this mess. Just like in an argument sometimes one person is right and one is wrong. And sometimes both are wrong.
Originally Posted by Twahl View Post
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.
the lens angle/field of view is misleading. It's a wide angle/fish eye lens. the cop veered at a very sharp angle, from a much slower speed into oncoming traffic.

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