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      04-20-2011, 03:43 AM   #1
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      04-20-2011, 04:10 AM   #2
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Hmm, looks like the car is totaled. Interestingly, I also saw a fully marked police car also totaled and being towed this morning. Why do I have the feeling that they purchased those F11 tourings from the FRT? Just a wild guess of course.

I've also seen umarked police cars suddenly turn on their sirens and use that as a license to ignore traffic rules. They weren't catching any speedsters or racing to investigate some crime scene, they simply want to get home faster so abused their powers. I guess they think normal traffic regulations don't apply to them.

Personally, I think this police obsession with catching speeding makes them ignore the more serious issue of driving behaviour. Speeding alone may not be that dangerous if it is done in a safe time and location away from traffic and pedestrians. The real accident-causing behaviour like tailgating or changing lanes without signalling are far more prevalent, yet I have never seen the police crack down on it. Time and again, I have a taxi riding my ass in tailgating action, yet never ever have I seen the police care. Now that the police have gotten a taste of this tailgating, costing it's own expensive car, maybe they might pay attention to it. Which is sad in a way, only when their OWN car which is paid by TAXPAYERS is totaled, would they actually care. Maybe instead of catching people for going 1 km over the limit to meet their quota, they might now pay real attention to catching the really dangerous drivers out there?

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Hmm, looks like the car is totaled. Interestingly, I also saw a fully marked police car also totaled and being towed this morning. Why do I have the feeling that they purchased those F11 tourings from the FRT? Just a wild guess of course.

I've also seen umarked police cars suddenly turn on their sirens and use that as a license to ignore traffic rules. They weren't catching any speedsters or racing to investigate some crime scene, they simply want to get home faster so abused their powers. I guess they think normal traffic regulations don't apply to them.

Personally, I think this police obsession with catching speeding makes them ignore the more serious issue of driving behaviour. Speeding alone may not be that dangerous if it is done in a safe time and location away from traffic and pedestrians. The real accident-causing behaviour like tailgating or changing lanes without signalling are far more prevalent, yet I have never seen the police crack down on it. Time and again, I have a taxi riding my ass in tailgating action, yet never ever have I seen the police care. Now that the police have gotten a taste of this tailgating, costing it's own expensive car, maybe they might pay attention to it. Which is sad in a way, only when their OWN car which is paid by TAXPAYERS is totaled, would they actually care. Maybe instead of catching people for going 1 km over the limit to meet their quota, they might now pay real attention to catching the really dangerous drivers out there?
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