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Reporting Agressive Drivers?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by myname150, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Feb 28, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    myname150

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    Where would be a good place to report a driver who i see frequently arround same time that has on multiple ocassions tailgated me as well as other drivers and is constantly speeding as well as weaving in and out of lanes.

    I got a picture of her car and the licence plate when i stopped behind her at a light, but i don't know what much i can do with that. I don't know why she decided to take a picture of my truck later on lol. I don't drive like an a**hole like she does. :mad:
     
  2. Feb 28, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    Stay out of the left lane.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    Do you have a nubmer in your area to report things that are not "emergencies"?
     
  4. Feb 28, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    Found this online:

    Texas
    In the latter half of 1997, the cities of Arlington and Fort Worth began targeting aggressive drivers to reduce crashes and associated injuries. Patrol officers were encouraged to become more involved in traffic enforcement with an increased emphasis on aggressive driving. The team enforcement concept was used along with marked patrol cars and motorcycles. A call-in program was developed for citizens to report aggressive drivers. The calls are screened and letters are sent to violators seeking voluntary compliance with traffic laws. In more serious cases, the traffic unit conducts a follow-up investigation.

    Contact:
    Lt. Travis Moore
    Arlington Police Department
    Traffic Division
    P.O. Box 1065
    Arlington, TX 76004-1065
    Phone: (817) 459-5612

    Lt. Greg Schnake
    Fort Worth Police Department
    Traffic Division
    1100 Nashville
    Fort Worth, TX 76105
    Phone: (817) 871-7110 or 871-7112

    Richardson (Texas) Police Department “Downstream” lights are used for red light enforcement. After much frustration in trying to effect traffic stops by red light violators, because of the width of the intersection, the Richardson Police Department worked with the city engineering department to devise a system that could be used to safely enforce the law against red light violators. The construction of the highway system through Richardson has created wide intersections and increased hazards for the officer to pursue a motorist that had run a red light. If a motorists ran a red light, he would be driving through the intersection for several seconds and the potential of being hit by other motorists entering the intersection was extremely high.

    They developed a system to install 40 watt traffic lights that would come on when the traffic light turned red. The light was off-set from the red, yellow and green lights, would be visible from any direction. With the “downstream” lights, one police officer could work traffic at the intersection. As the traffic signal turns red, the white light would come on and the officer could see the vehicle that had driven through the red light, and know that the light was red. Because the officer was sitting downstream, it is easy to direct the vehicle to the side of road or pull in behind the vehicle, for a traffic stop. In an effort to make sure the technology was accepted by the courts, the police department did demonstrations for the judges to make them aware of how the technology was designed to work and how easy the lights were to observe. Costs to install this light system is: $500 for materials, services of two people and approximately six work hours, per intersection. During a recent red-light enforcement campaign, over 300 citations were issued in the first two days. Over 70% of the citations were the result of the use of the downstream enforcement lights.

    Contact:
    Deputy Chief Larry Zacharias
    (for enforcement information)
    Richardson Police Department
    P.O. Box 831078
    Richardson, TX 75083
    Phone: (972) 238-3800

    The San Antonio Police Department received a grant to implement their Aggressive Driving Program. SAPD has a six month program to decrease aggressive driving within the city through a three-part approach, including Education, Enforcement, and Assessment.
    Each officer attends a 16 hour in-service course designed to give each officer an insight into the behavior of an aggressive driver, how to identify those characteristics, and what enforcement will best correct those behavior patterns.
    A “Drive Cool” campaign will focus on educating the public about the dangers of aggressive driving. After the public has been educated, the officers will work target sites in marked SAPD patrol cars and plain unmarked vehicles driven by an officer in plain clothes. Uniformed officers will make the traffic stop. Motorcycle officers and helicopter support will be utilized when needed.

    Contact:
    Captain Tom Polonis
    Lieutenant Larry Cisneros
    Traffic Section
    515 S. Frio
    San Antonio, Texas 78207
    Phone: (210) 207-7400​
     
  5. Feb 28, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    Lol we have three lanes im in the middle or right.

    Like a non-911 number?
     
  6. Feb 28, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    I don't live near any of those places :(
     
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    here we have the traditional 911 number and also a secondary one for "crime check" for items to call that are not life threatening or exactly emergencies.
     
  8. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    If someone is tailgating you, move over or pull over and let them pass you.
    Make sure you smile when you see them later down the road either pulled over or wrapped around a tree.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    We have a non-emergency number to call. You might be able to check your local law enforcement website. The local one here used to have a link to report aggressive drivers. I think all it did though was send out a letter to the registered owner letting them know they had been reported.
     
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    That's why slow drivers need to stay out of the left lane
     
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    I have a non-emergency number programmed in my cell phone for the local PD and State Trooper post in my area . I've reported these types of aggressive and/or "possibly drunk" drivers. There should be some kind of business number in the phone book for yours as well. Give them a call and ask them how you should report the incidents when they are occurring.

    And before anybody jumps on me...I use hands free device through my stereo.
     
  12. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    I don't know, i think something is wrong with this chick. it seems like she is ALWAYS pissed off every single time i see her on the road. lol.
     
  13. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    I drive Houston streets and see this every day. If I'm in the left lane I try to move over and let faster cars by. If I'm on the right I keep up with traffic. Its not worth losing sleep over and I don't think there is much you can do about it. I figure it will all come in the wash one way or another, if you know what I mean.
     
  14. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    NH has a # just for that reason * 77 gets you straight through to Trooper dispatch instead of a 911 operator...

    This works....lady called on me..driving too SLOW through the EZ-Pass lane :confused:...10 mph and I'm driving SLOW :p;)..... My Dispatcher had tears in her eyes from laughter.....BUT I did have to pull over; brake light check due to her ALMOST HITTING ME :eek::rolleyes:......

    Driving the 95 corridor I know that other states have something similar!!!!

    With the SIZE of TEXAS you would think that might be a simpler design also....
     
  15. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    Oh don't get me wrong,i LOVE how wide alot of the major roads are here in my area. When i visited my cousin in San Diego, CA. My goodness, their roads were so much more narrow.
     
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    I see one like that every morning on the way to work. I mean if you're gonna be in that big of a hurry every morning then start leaving a little earlier. :laugh: However I have seen here pulled over a few times over the years so I guess it all works out. :notsure:
     
  17. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    Hopefully you have your "Skinny jeans" if you ever venture up to New England area....some major downtowns paved over buggy tracks...:rolleyes:;)...
     
  18. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    There's a lot of folks like that around here too. Seriously -- it's incredible how much you can tell about a person's personality from seeing them on the road every day.

    Getting fired and finding a new job would probably do wonders for her! :)
     
  19. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    Or maybe she isn't geting some.... :spy:
     
  20. Feb 28, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    Could be an opportunity for you to get on her ass for a change. :devil:
     
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