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Old 08-14-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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Do our men in blue not drive the same streets the rest of us do?
I see it all everyday, every road and every intersection. Extreme speeders, tailgating, running red lights and stop signs, no seat belts, un-restrained children, trucks in the left lane, smoking vehicles, weaving in and out of traffic and worst of all, the Morons yakking on cell phones (not against the law yet), and many times done right in front of cop. Since all of these people think they are entitled to endanger the rest of us with no consequences, start posting some of what you see on the road. Make of vehicle, color, offense, street, time and plate number if your going fast enought to see it.
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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cops are too busy crashing their own cars to write tickets.
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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There is a web site called platewire where you can post those stupid/illegal acts. Even post the stupid things the cops do. It even allow syou to put a city and plate number. I don;t know how to attach a link to a site, but I'll try.
PlateWire : United States : Texas - The Voice Of The Road | License Plate Communicate
It may or may not work.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Did you join the forum just to complain about something that has been complained about numerous times before? Do a quick search and you will see that this has been talk about ad nauseum...
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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Do our men in blue not drive the same streets the rest of us do?
I see it all everyday, every road and every intersection. Extreme speeders, tailgating, running red lights and stop signs, no seat belts, un-restrained children, trucks in the left lane, smoking vehicles, weaving in and out of traffic and worst of all, the Morons yakking on cell phones (not against the law yet), and many times done right in front of cop. Since all of these people think they are entitled to endanger the rest of us with no consequences, start posting some of what you see on the road. Make of vehicle, color, offense, street, time and plate number if your going fast enought to see it.
Working for SAWS I drive 100-150 + miles per day and I assure you that SAPD and BCSD are out there. They will be more noticeable in the next couple of weeks when school begins. I have observed amazing work by SAPD . They will set a radar gun atop an overpass (no cars in sight just an Officer) When the speeder passes by the Officer radios ahead to an awaiting cruiser. There have been times when I see 4-5 SAPD Officers writing tickets.
In my opinion they do their best and I guess we all forget that they are addressing domestic calls, break ins, etc.
I had the opportunity to talk / deal with one (SAPD) Wed. night when our Son was hit from the rear by a Drunk Young Lady (well maybe not a lady but a female) *He is alright. Wed., as you know was raining so there were a lot of accidents. He arrived less than 15 minutes after my Son called in. It was just enough time for the gal to plead with my Son not to call SAPD, Cuss him out, threaten her boyfriend upon him (this is the guy that would beat her if SAPD found out) and then she drive off. It was unfortunate that the insurance information on the SAPD Database was bogus. It stated she (the car) was insured with State Farm and also the Policy number. No such luck on our part. We also have State Farm who will pay for the damages plus car rental.
What impressed me was the time he took and concern for Seth. Since the plates indicated the car's registered location wasn't far from Braun and 1604 he assured us he would visit the apartment complex and attempt to locate her. She would be arrested for leaving the accident. He also stated that the car if located, would be towed and impounded.


You can report smoking vehicles to the TCEQ by calling 1-800-453-SMOG. They would like the plate number, car information, date, and time. They will notify the owner and supply them with smog prevention information /tips.

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Old 08-14-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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wellguy

I am sure I speak for everyone when I saw I am very happy to hear your son Seth is alright! I was hit by a drunk driver when I was a teenager, and he also took off. Despite having his license plate number, nothing was ever done (this wasn't in San Antonio). I had to fix the car out of my own pocket.

I am also concerned as this happened very close to where we live. It just reinforces my desire to get off the road when it rains. I had to go to the airport that afternoon, and driving home was brutal. I know we don't get a lot of rain around here, but it isn't that hard to figure out how to drive in the stuff.

Cheers! M2
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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wellguy

i am sure i speak for everyone when i saw i am very happy to hear your son seth is alright! I was hit by a drunk driver when i was a teenager, and he also took off. Despite having his license plate number, nothing was ever done (this wasn't in san antonio). I had to fix the car out of my own pocket.

I am also concerned as this happened very close to where we live. It just reinforces my desire to get off the road when it rains. I had to go to the airport that afternoon, and driving home was brutal. I know we don't get a lot of rain around here, but it isn't that hard to figure out how to drive in the stuff.

Cheers! M2

Thank You Very Much

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Old 08-14-2009, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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did you ever follow up to make sure they arrested the drunk? I know nothing came of the 911 call I made a couple weeks ago when a drunk almost killed the person next to me on highway 90.

as far as traffic tickets, it's only about making revenue here. I know there is at least one SAPD that actually cares, but from the stories I've heard, I don't think he's even close to being a majority..
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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Yeah, I did come on to this post to "re-complain' about existing problems with San Antonio traffic. I know there are alot of other problems going on in our city. IMO the traffic over the past few years has gotten ALOT worse. Every day I see people running red lights at almost all intersections. It seems that there are no traffic laws enforced. When I drive down 281 south about 4:30 every day, the average speed seems to be 80. I refer to it as Autobahn 281. I just mind my own business and drive the speed limit in the right lane and do not run red lights and stop signs or tailgate anyone in front of me. Is it all the Yakee trans-plants? SA was not like this several years ago. Our population exploded and our traffic got worse. Just my opionion.
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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That's funny, I used to refer to the route I go to work as Autobahn 151!

And yes, traffic has gotten horribly bad here. Back in the early 90s, when I used to visit this area quite often, it was almost like driving in Europe. People drove with respect and courtesy, but I don't blame it solely on the transplants as much of the time it is the locals who are the worst offenders! Of course, the influx of people has added to the congestion, which only fuels the frustration of drivers. Add on top of that poor road planning (see the 1604 thread) and it all adds up to a bad situation that won't get any better in the near future.
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