Why would anyone be concerned about another person's mental state unless they were directly affected? I walk around during moments of homicidal rage but I never kill anybody. Apples and orages, eaten wile driving and under the influence of drugs are much more dangerous than I am.
Besides, the security angle is nonsense anyway. Our previous mayor used to ride the subway to work and back. There's no need to run stop signs and speed, especially while the mayor is engaged in a highly publicized campaign to improve road and pedestrian safety
One has to be politically naive to not recognize how negatively that would be perceived
you have provided 0 evidence and any cop will tell you that they are required unless in emergency situation or responding to a call they have to obey traffic laws.
on call =/= responding to a call.
his driver broke the traffic laws by running stop signs and speeding up to 15 mph over the speed limit in a non-emergency situation he should be handed the appropriate fines and violation for such reckless driving.
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Don't care if you think there's a need for them to drive the way they do. They are on duty, on a call and exempt from traffic law, NYC or state. They however, must follow department and city policy.
You are correct as to perception. So I should check those recent Obama is a hypocite gotcha threads to ensure you are saying the same about that?
Speeding doesn't equate to drug use, don't try to make that argument.
(e) State law provisions superseded.
Pursuant to authority provided by §1642 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law, the following provisions of such law shall not be effective in the City of New York: §§1112, 1142(b), 1150, 1151, 1152, 1153, 1156(b), 1157, 1171, 1201, 1202, and 1234.Emergency vehicle (authorized). An "emergency vehicle (authorized)" shall mean every police vehicle, fire vehicle, emergency ambulance service vehicle, and every other emergency vehicle as defined in §101 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law.http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/trafrule.pdfLaw enforcement officer. A "law enforcement officer" shall mean a police officer or any authorized agent of the Department of Transportation.
On a call and responding to a call are exactly the same thing where it comes to traffic law. And no, any cop, of which there are many in my immediate family will not tell you that. Just as the CHP officers I've grew up with and known for decades won't.
They won't tell me that, because it just isn't the case.
Last edited by clownboy; 02-23-14 at 07:39 PM.