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Old 08-13-2018, 06:37 AM
 
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So not sure if its a Monday and everyone is a douche driving, but on Powers, even though the speed limit is 55 - 65, some douche in a truck was driving super aggressive going 90+ swerving through lanes, tail gating. You can tell a few other cars were pissed off at this truck

not just him, but a few others. Im sick of these drivers here endangering others and acting like a douche bag. So just want to know if its worth my time and breathe reporting. I also never see cops on powers no more. So people just free to speed 90+?

Although I go 70 - 75 ON THE SLOW LANE I still get aggressive drivers behind me on my motorcycle trying to speed up. Dont know wth their issue is.

So question is do Police actually do anything? Can i complain or rack up enough complains to get more radars out? Dont like tickets dont go 20+ over simple.
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:18 AM
 
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You can always give it a shot, but I wouldn't expect immediate results from a single complaint. Enough complaints over time could direct a task force to look into it.

Sadly, 15-20+ over posted limits seems to be a driving norm anymore.

A personal experience with CO State Patrol...I bought an older (early 70s) car in Denver at a swap meet quite a few years ago. As I was driving it back to the Springs got caught in rain so I turned on my lights and wipers. Of course it was during the latter parts of the day so it wasn't exactly dark, so turning on my lights was so I could be seen rather than actually illuminating the road. Unbeknownst to me, the rain was wreaking havoc with the old lighting system and they were constantly flashing as I was driving. Evidently I pissed off enough drivers with this problem that it was called in to CSP, who caught up with me around Larkspur and pulled me over to investigate. So, at least with the State Patrol, complaints will get attention on some level. Since Powers is State Highway 21, maybe try reporting to CSP instead of CSPD.

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Old 08-13-2018, 07:51 AM
 
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They do try to investigate unless at a more urgent call. However, it is hard because if you're not there in that instant that car is often long gone and there is no evidence of what happened to prove it.
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Old 08-13-2018, 09:12 AM
 
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shame. I mean i get people go 70 - 75, thats fine; but when people start being disrespectful and only think of themselves swerving, tailgating and harassing going 80 - 90mph , that sh*t pisses me off. aint right when theres heavy traffic.

Open highway no1 around, thats fine.
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Old 08-13-2018, 04:56 PM
 
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I ask a CSPD officer almost the same question. She told me if I got a license plate number, I could go into my local CSPD station and file a written complaint. She said they would send the offender a letter, but we did not discuss what that meant. Try calling your local CSPD station first and discuss the matter with them (or you can send them e-mail via the CS city website).
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:47 AM
 
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You drive a motorcycle? Good luck. Hope you’re not in an accident.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:27 PM
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Many of the worst drivers on the road are the police themselves, from what I've seen. I've called that in, but as you can imagine, nothing happens.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:11 AM
 
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Red light cameras coming, but not to Powers.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:30 AM
 
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Many of the worst drivers on the road are the police themselves, from what I've seen. I've called that in,
Ha nice!
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