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Old 09-17-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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My husband just got a ticket in Cape Coral for not slowing down when two cop cars were sitting on the side of the bridge. On the ticket it states Move Over Act as the reason for the ticket. As far as I understood everything I have ever been told or read about the Move Over Act, you had to either slow down or change lanes. My husband was in the opposite lane and slowed down as soon as he was able to and still got a ticket! Also, the cops were sitting as soon as you go over the top of the bridge, so you can't really see them until you are were they are. I just wanted to see if anyone else has had problems with this or maybe I am misunderstanding the laws...
This is really confusing to me. I'm not sure I understand what it means to slow down if you see an "authorized emergency vehicle" if you're only talking about 2 cops. Was there an accident and they were on the scene with their lights flashing? Was there an ambulance there too? A fire truck? I pass cops sitting on the side of the road all the time. (usually speed traps)
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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A good law that was designed to save cops lives when they can't stay out of the middle of the road when writing tickets. Now those same cops have traps to write tickets for breaking this law. Just another part of the systems corruption that goes on in this county.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:06 PM
 
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A good law that was designed to save cops lives when they can't stay out of the middle of the road when writing tickets. Now those same cops have traps to write tickets for breaking this law. Just another part of the systems corruption that goes on in this county.
Well traffic tickets are a big source of revenue for the local government.
Every time they need money they step up writing the tickets.
Some people abuse it, I have heard in some places cops are required to write a certain number of tickets per month.
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Meredith NH
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Ummmmm....Nancy....flashing blue lights might be a good clue.

Also,in my little town in NH the local paper publishes all the traffic stops each week.In the busy summer season they average around 50 stops a week but only issue 2 or 3 tickets...the rest are warnings.
The local chief said they don't want to bust working people or folks on vacation but just want to keep speeds down.The only time they issue a ticket is for a flagrant violator or someone that causes danger to other drivers.Great attitude.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:05 AM
 
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Ummmmm....Nancy....flashing blue lights might be a good clue.
True, which is why I asked if the lights were flashing in my previous post. Maybe that should be assumed, but I was trying to learn more about the incident. However, if you can show me where the OP wrote that the police had their lights flashing, I'll apologize for my oversight. It doesn't matter, really, but I did sense the sarcasm in your comment.
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