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Old 05-26-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My dh just told me that he saw a cop park in a Bill Millers parking lot, walk to the street and start pointing at people to pull over. WOW!!

It doesn't really bother me because I always wear my seatbelt and my truck is all legal.
Not uncommon in Europe, the police stand on the side of the road and step out in front of you if they want to pull you over. Usually there is a car or bike a little further down the road, in case you're not smart enough to comply.

And it doesn't bother me either...as a matter of fact, I applaud their finally enforcing the law on the roads around here! Saw the usual car sitting on 1604 just north of 90, two morons going north were screaming down a road when they saw him then they slammed their brakes on. He was monitoring southbound traffic but I wish he had seen them as both deserved a ticket. It's a well known area for police to monitor still people drive like complete idiots through there.

Keep your car inspected, registered and in good mechanical order, have your insurance and license up to date, wear your seat belt and obey the law and you have nothing to worry about!
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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I must agree. I saw them parked on the turn around at Culebra and 1604 with someone pulled over. There was plenty of room for traffic to go past.

If you're doing everything legal then you don't have anything to worry about.
Parked on the sidewalk you mean.

There was one police car (with policeman standing out by car) on the access road just where the 1604 to Culebra off-ramp is. Now that location is much safer than hiding under the bridge at the turnaround.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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Not uncommon in Europe, the police stand on the side of the road and step out in front of you if they want to pull you over. Usually there is a car or bike a little further down the road, in case you're not smart enough to comply.

And it doesn't bother me either...as a matter of fact, I applaud their finally enforcing the law on the roads around here! Saw the usual car sitting on 1604 just north of 90, two morons going north were screaming down a road when they saw him then they slammed their brakes on. He was monitoring southbound traffic but I wish he had seen them as both deserved a ticket. It's a well known area for police to monitor still people drive like complete idiots through there.

Keep your car inspected, registered and in good mechanical order, have your insurance and license up to date, wear your seat belt and obey the law and you have nothing to worry about!
Concur...as long as they aren't creating more danger based on where they are hiding.
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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I must agree. I saw them parked on the turn around at Culebra and 1604 with someone pulled over. There was plenty of room for traffic to go past.

If you're doing everything legal then you don't have anything to worry about.

I agree with you TXtrkgrl, Turn arounds are meant to turn around slowly but people seem to take the turns as if it was NASCAR. I wave and give thumbs up to the cops when I see them do this. The rest of you now know how I feel when I see TXDOT doing truck inspections. but as I said I got nothing to hide and I rather see them doing their Job, rather than raising my Road Taxes!. The DOT is just trying to get faulty trucks out of the road, for your protection. Just like BCSO is trying to get Faulty or ineligible cars out of the road, for my protection.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: 1604 & Potranco Area
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Been through the one at 1604 and Culebra 3 time...no big deal, no safety issue

It's a damn turn around, slow down!
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:29 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Have they been at De Zavala and IH-10 yet?

In other news, How about the construction over there? It is a complete mess in the afternoon. I have to exit at Huebner and take that to Prue and then Babcock.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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Have they been at De Zavala and IH-10 yet?

In other news, How about the construction over there? It is a complete mess in the afternoon. I have to exit at Huebner and take that to Prue and then Babcock.
Thank god I work from home now. My office is at I10 and De Zavala and that intersection is a death trap. I used to call taking the West to East turnaround running the gauntlet.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Have they been at De Zavala and IH-10 yet?

In other news, How about the construction over there? It is a complete mess in the afternoon. I have to exit at Huebner and take that to Prue and then Babcock.

I haven't seen them yet but I don't doubt that they won't be there soon.

But, then again I have been exiting Huebner too and just taking that all the way to Babcock (and PS easy cut through to Prue to where you don't have to deal with Fredrickburg traffic is to take a right a Research on Babcock). I haven't hit but one light by taking Huebner all the way to Babcock yet and that's the light right at Babcock.

As for the construction, I haven't been to Wal-Mart in weeks because of the construction. H-E-B and I are like best friends these days. I want it to be finished!
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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By the way, whereas the US Supreme Court has found roadblocks to be legal for a variety of purposes; that roadblocks or sobriety checkpoints are permitted under the Fourth Amendment so long as they are conducted in a neutral or non-arbitrary manner, their intrusion on motorists is limited, and they further an important governmental or public purpose; Texas prohibits sobriety checkpoints based on the state's interpretation of the U.S. Constitution (source). State v. Holt, 887 S.W. 2d 16 (Tex. Cr. App. 1994) stated: "Because the checkpoint the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in Michigan v. Sitz, 496 U.S. 444 (1990), was legislatively authorized, the Texas court held that absent such authorization a checkpoint is illegal under the U.S. Constitution. There is no specific language in Sitz requiring such an interpretation." (source)

That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! No wonder we have the country's worst DWI/DUI problem!
Everything is very tidy in a police state.
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Everything is very tidy in a police state.
Obviously you've never been to a real police state, as if you had you'd realise how comical that statement is!

The truth is SA actual is very lax in enforcing traffic laws, which is why our roads are so dangerous. That is why any effort such as this is applauded by any sensible person...
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