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Speed Enforcement Tactics

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement Officers' started by oldstick, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Dec 20, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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    oldstick

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    This is not a complaint thread, just a question I have out of curiosity.

    There is one particular county along I-75 through GA where the local deputies spend a LOT of time checking speed on the interstate. Nothing unfair, but it's common knowledge among frequent travelers that 9 times out of 10 passing through they will be out there checking. Again nothing out of the ordinary, the limit is 70 and they will ignore if you are not doing 80+.

    But one odd thing I have noticed on several different trips is a deputy will fly past everyone doing near 100 in the left lane but with no blue lights on.

    You assume he is after someone ahead, but then he disappears off the next exit ramp. Then half a mile or so past the exit, yep, there sits another officer shooting radar. I know it was not the same guy because it is a different vehicle (SUV). What piqued my curiosity is it was the exact same scenario each time. Flies past, disappears then the other guy is shooting up ahead.

    I assume if he is responding to an emergency there would be lights and the second guy might be responding too. It caused me to wonder if it wasn't a decoy like there was an emergency elsewhere so the coast is clear now.

    Anyone ever heard of this before?
     
  2. Dec 20, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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    Hmmm, curious also.:popcorn:
     
  3. Dec 20, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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  4. Dec 20, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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    I've seen them do it in KY. The absolute most important thing to remember is that rules are for YOU and NOT for them.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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    And OP sounds an awful lot like theyre just trying to trick motorists into thinking coast is clear...which im betting a judge would find to be entrapment
     
  6. Dec 20, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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    If rules aren't for everyone then rules aren't for anyone...........
     
  7. Dec 20, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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    They do a lot of training at EKU which is by exit 87 on I-75. I'm not sure if those are training exercises or what not but there are usually eyes on I-75 around Richmond, KY. I could be wrong but I think they're a bit tougher on out of towners than locals. If any of you ever have to drive north or south on I -75 in Kentucky don't drive too fast between mile markers 83 and 95.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    This happened to me in Kansas except instead of flying past me he flew right up onto my ass and stayed there for a good minute or so before pulling off the highway in the median.
     
  9. Dec 20, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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    good luck with that
     
  10. Dec 20, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    Yeah, I know but rules that don't apply to everyone are cock drippings.
     
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    I think Kansas is the reason planes were invented.
     
  12. Dec 20, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    ^^^ This

    Driving through Kansas is like watching paint dry.
     
  13. Dec 20, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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    How is that entrapment ? Their not telling the motorists to speed, I don't see a problem with it... It's your own fault if ya get pulled over for speeding...
     
  14. Dec 20, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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    i'm just suggesting it sounds an awful lot like it could be

    that method is not one i'd readily use and i agree...it's your own fault...
     
  15. Dec 20, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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    We don't always run code to an emergency. He be wantin everyone to think the coast is clear..
     
  16. Dec 20, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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    k9cop if your not the lead dog, the view never changes

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    Cops are sneaky we were hoping nobody would figure this little speed trap out...dag nabbit
     
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    Most pd's have a policy in place that you have to run a code to drive over the speed limit though.
     
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    It is your own fault for speeding but then again a cop shouldn't entrap somebody just to give a ticket. Its like anything else you have your cops who are great and affirm the oath and those who just want the power to bully people.
     
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    hu, never heard that before..Plus everyone knows don't speed in Ga. Dude the police there are notorious for banging out tickets dude. And yeah don't speed in Fla. either. FHP is ruthless. Not quite as bad as Ga. but still love that ticket book!
     
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    LOL
    en·trap (n-trp)
    tr.v. en·trapped, en·trap·ping, en·traps
    1. To catch in or as if in a trap.
    2.
    a. To lure into danger, difficulty, or a compromising situation. See Synonyms at catch.
    b. To lure into performing a previously or otherwise uncontemplated illegal act.
    [French entraper, from Old French : en-, in; see en-1 + trape, trap (of Germanic origin).]


    Where and how are they doing the above ?.
     
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