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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Really, that's where you want to go with this? Yes, highway patrol vehicles are allowed to break the speed limit legally. They are also trained to deal with a number of distractions while driving on the job and are similarly legally allowed. Guess what, fire trucks sometimes break the local noise ordinances and even drive in the wrong lane if necessary.
    I have 1.5 million documented driving miles. I'm highly experienced at dealing with multiple distractions; more experienced than the average cop, I'm sure. Can I do whatever I want and the law want apply?

    The law is the law and cops aren't exempt from the law
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Everywhere a cop car goes, it's tracked. The speed, what the officers are doing, how they are driving, what they are saying even - tracked.
    That doesn't matter...

    It's not exactly like cops snitch on other cops... Or in other words - it's not like the person who has access to that information will turn in "fishy" information to those that can do something about it or launch an investigation...

    Cops view themselves as them vs us (not all but many).

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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Everywhere a cop car goes, it's tracked. The speed, what the officers are doing, how they are driving, what they are saying even - tracked.
    And I'm sure a whole lot really comes of it
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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I have 1.5 million documented driving miles. I'm highly experienced at dealing with multiple distractions; more experienced than the average cop, I'm sure. Can I do whatever I want and the law want apply?

    The law is the law and cops aren't exempt from the law
    Yeah well that and a buck will maybe get you a cup of coffee. You may have the training and the experience, but you don't have the job. Police and highway patrol speed from time to time on their jobs. It is legal for them to do so. You, not so much.

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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The cops can confiscate your private proprty? Where does that end?
    No. Don't think they can... just said it might be a good idea. But then again, since we can't trust them to not try to use that against you, like you took a picture at a party where somebody was smoking weed and they arrest them/you, then probably not.
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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah well that and a buck will maybe get you a cup of coffee. You may have the training and the experience, but you don't have the job. Police and highway patrol speed from time to time on their jobs. It is legal for them to do so. You, not so much.
    Right! I don't have a badge and a gun, so I'm just another peon that get's ****ed over by the system, while the cops and the politicians abuse their PRIVILAGE.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'm sorry...I didn't know coppers were in the money-making business. I thought their job was to prevent crime. Deter crime. WTF?

    People like you would be the first to say, "They're doing it for the money!!!" So when it costs money? You're on their case as well?

    Texting is deadly.
    Cops don't prevent crime. They show up to clean up the mess.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Really, that's where you want to go with this? Yes, highway patrol vehicles are allowed to break the speed limit legally. They are also trained to deal with a number of distractions while driving on the job and are similarly legally allowed. Guess what, fire trucks sometimes break the local noise ordinances and even drive in the wrong lane if necessary.
    Not in OH.

    They are subject to all traffic restrictions unless responding to an emergency.

    The delineation is important.

    When I see the State Patrol exceeding the speed limit w/o lights and siren, I always follow them at their speed.

    Never has a ticket yet.
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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. (AP) -- Even for a state trooper, it's not easy to spot drivers who are texting. Their smartphones are down on their laps, not at their ears. And they're probably not moving their lips.

    That's why New York has given state police 32 tall, unmarked SUVs to better peer down at drivers' hands, part of one of the nation's most aggressive attacks on texting while driving that also includes steeper penalties and dozens of highway "Texting Zones," where motorists can pull over to use their devices.

    "Look at that," Trooper Clayton Howell says, pulling alongside a black BMW while patrolling the highways north of New York City. "This guy's looking down. I can see his thumb on the phone. I think we got him."

    After a quick wail of the siren and a flash of the tucked-away flashers, an accountant from the suburbs is pulled over and politely given a ticket.

    New York is among 41 states that ban text messaging for all drivers and is among only 12 that prohibit using hand-held cellphones. The state this year stiffened penalties for motorists caught using hand-held devices to talk or text, increasing penalty points on the driving record from three to five, along with tickets that carry fines of up to $200.

    With the tough new penalties came tougher enforcement. In a two-month crackdown this summer, troopers handed out 5,553 tickets for texting while driving, compared to 924 in the same period last year.

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    Re: NY troopers in big SUVs peer in on texting drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    And I'm sure a whole lot really comes of it
    If something came of it, you wouldnt see cops doing 90 in a 55.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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