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Old 09-01-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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An idiot coasting into my lane while trying to read an IPhone. I'll just multiply this times 365 so as not to have to post everyday.

 
Old 09-04-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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Driving down Potranco Saturday nite @ 11:03 pm (I don't know why I noted the time but I did) towards 1604, a police car zoomed past us going close to 60 in a 45 mph, he had no audible siren or emergency lights on but ran the red light at Ellison. There was still quite a bit of traffic out and about. Isn't this the same street a few years ago where someone was killed at Potranco and Hunt Lane because a patrol car went thru intersection with no warning?

And this morning, a soccer mom-type furiously scribbling something onto a notepad while the suv drove itself. Curious. What was so important?

Happy Tuesday Y'all!!
 
Old 09-04-2012, 08:35 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Is it me, or are there a lot more tire blowouts on SA roads this summer? Not a day goes by where I don't see someone on the side of the road, tire shredded (and some amount of body damage to go with). The worst part is the shredded bits of tire in the roadway--I often don't see them until it's almost too late. (I had an encounter with a tire piece in Feb...replaced the front bumper and side skirt on my car as a result...)

--Dim
 
Old 09-04-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Is it me, or are there a lot more tire blowouts on SA roads this summer? Not a day goes by where I don't see someone on the side of the road, tire shredded (and some amount of body damage to go with). The worst part is the shredded bits of tire in the roadway--I often don't see them until it's almost too late. (I had an encounter with a tire piece in Feb...replaced the front bumper and side skirt on my car as a result...)

--Dim
Do you think high gas prices might be "causing" people to defer vehicle maintenance?
 
Old 09-04-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Possibly, Soviet. It's either that or maybe we need to have tire tread depth as part of the annual "safety" inspections here. It could also be hotter-than-usual pavement and the like...

--Dim
 
Old 09-04-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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Driving down Potranco Saturday nite @ 11:03 pm (I don't know why I noted the time but I did) towards 1604, a police car zoomed past us going close to 60 in a 45 mph, he had no audible siren or emergency lights on but ran the red light at Ellison. There was still quite a bit of traffic out and about. Isn't this the same street a few years ago where someone was killed at Potranco and Hunt Lane because a patrol car went thru intersection with no warning?

And this morning, a soccer mom-type furiously scribbling something onto a notepad while the suv drove itself. Curious. What was so important?

Happy Tuesday Y'all!!
Sometimes it is safer to run without lights and sirens. When you turn those things on, people go stupid and it can get very dangerous. Seriously. Sometimes it is far, FAR safer and far faster to just move through traffic in a hurry. Most people dont notice you until you are passing/past them. If you turn on the lights...it turns the road into a mess.

Sometimes you HAVE to run without lights and sirens. There are simply some things you DONT want people to know you are close or coming.

To an observer, it just looks like a patrol car speeding and running lights. You dont have a clue why they are doing it.

This is why "what you see" is only part of the story. If an Officer was responding to your house because you called 911 to say "there is a crazy armed man in the house and we are locked in the bedroom...." You would understand.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 07:51 PM
 
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Sometimes it is safer to run without lights and sirens. When you turn those things on, people go stupid and it can get very dangerous. Seriously. Sometimes it is far, FAR safer and far faster to just move through traffic in a hurry. Most people dont notice you until you are passing/past them. If you turn on the lights...it turns the road into a mess.

Sometimes you HAVE to run without lights and sirens. There are simply some things you DONT want people to know you are close or coming.

To an observer, it just looks like a patrol car speeding and running lights. You dont have a clue why they are doing it.

This is why "what you see" is only part of the story. If an Officer was responding to your house because you called 911 to say "there is a crazy armed man in the house and we are locked in the bedroom...." You would understand.
So, by using "sometimes" are you admitting that there are other times where the officer is in fact driving dangerously without necessity? I suppose that you don't care to admit that you've done it yourself, eh?
 
Old 09-04-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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Possibly, Soviet. It's either that or maybe we need to have tire tread depth as part of the annual "safety" inspections here. It could also be hotter-than-usual pavement and the like...

--Dim
They do have a minimum tire tread depth requirement in Texas....no less than 3/32 of an inch on passenger cars and trucks.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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So, by using "sometimes" are you admitting that there are other times where the officer is in fact driving dangerously without necessity? I suppose that you don't care to admit that you've done it yourself, eh?
No. I said no such thing and I meant no such thing. No matter what you think I said/implied/meant, I am telling you now, in plain and clear language, no. Again, sometimes you do it the way I described. Sometimes you do it another way.


BTW, by law, a Police Patrol, in Texas is exempt from speed limits, always. Texas Trasportation Code 545.365.
 
Old 09-04-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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I see.
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