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Old 02-15-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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In the state of Nebraska you are required to use the LEFT lane to pass another vehicle. You can only pass on the right if the vehicle is making a left turn from the left lane. If they are going too slow for your liking, you just have to be patient. The amount of people who break the law and pass on the right just shows how little patience Omaha drivers have and how little police enforcement there is in this city.
I'll be damned if I sit behind some F****r that doesn't exhibit common courtesy. Those people are the thing I hate the most about driving on the highway. You drive in the right lane unless you're actively passing, I don't get what's so hard about that. I know it's not right to pass on the right, and I don't just zip right by them. I drive up to them and sit for a reasonable amount of time to be noticed, and if I get no action, well then I'm going to take my opportunity.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Omaha/Lincoln, NE
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maybe it's technically illegal to pass on the right

but any cop who'd pull you over for that when you're within the speed limit (or within 5 over on a 40+ roadway) is a jerk, plain and simple
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Middleburg
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any cop who'd pull you over for that when you're within the speed limit (or within 5 over on a 40+ roadway) is a jerk, plain and simple
Don't worry, no Omaha cop would pull you over for that, nor anything else.
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Don't worry, no Omaha cop would pull you over for that, nor anything else.
Still waiting for a response to my post.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Middleburg
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Still waiting for a response to my post.
Sorry, thought your two questions were rhetorical.

1, how do you get rid of dinosaur officers under contract? It's hard for me to comment on contracts I haven't looked at, but an easy way to nullify a contract is to find them in breach of their contract, which shouldn't be hard if they're not doing their job.

2, do i expect police to stop even a portion of traffic violations? yes, I do. a "traffic unit" as they like to call themselves, is responsible for nothing but stopping violations.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Sorry, thought your two questions were rhetorical.
Kinda. They were actually set up in a way that forced you to subconsciously admit you were wrong. Case in point.

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1, how do you get rid of dinosaur officers under contract? It's hard for me to comment on contracts I haven't looked at, but an easy way to nullify a contract is to find them in breach of their contract, which shouldn't be hard if they're not doing their job.
What measurement do you use though, to say they are "not doing their job?" Be specific, please.

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2, do i expect police to stop even a portion of traffic violations? yes, I do. a "traffic unit" as they like to call themselves, is responsible for nothing but stopping violations.
I think you have trouble understanding proportion and sample size.

I'm not sure how the structure of OPD's traffic unit works, but lets say hypothetically that they have five units on duty at any given time. If that group of five units is running a speed trap on I-80, what do you expect them to do about the guy who breaks a traffic law on 72nd and Dodge? Cops can only enforce violations of the law they are aware of. I'm not sure what solution you see to that problem short of absolutely FLOODING the streets with cops.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Middleburg
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What measurement do you use though, to say they are "not doing their job?" Be specific, please.
My own observation is sufficient measurement for a comment on an online message board. I see crime & traffic (if you want specifics, read this thread) as being out of control in Omaha. It's not really my responsibility to oversee the police, though.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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My own observation is sufficient measurement for a comment on an online message board. I see crime & traffic (if you want specifics, read this thread) as being out of control in Omaha. It's not really my responsibility to oversee the police, though.
Talk about a cop out (no pun intended) of the highest order. You're advocating for firing a significant portion of the Omaha PD here, and that standard goes well beyond what might fly on a internet message board. If you want to fire a cop, you have to show good cause.

While I suppose that "out of control" is a rather subjective term, I think that Omaha's standing as one of the safer big cities in America would probably sink your claim. Also, even if Omaha was one of the most dangerous cities, that could not logically be used as a measure of a particular cop's ability or willingness to do his job...and I'm sure you know that.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Middleburg
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It's not a cop out when I have no responsibility on the matter.
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