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This is why no matter how highly trained you are there will be idiots who make the situation dangerous if you approach at high speed.

 

Yep, however the police drivers are trained to high standards and can normally handle those situations safely.

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You can see that in some of these 'car chase' programmes. It has GOT to be an adrenaline buzz for the traffic cops, whatever they say - it's human nature.

 

Surely the police must be able to deal with catching these criminals in a less utterly dangerous manner? I'm horrified by some of the things you see on these 'police in action' programmes, so very irresponsible.

 

StarSparkle

 

I often think those programs are a bad image for the cops. You see quite a few mistakes made in them and day to day shifts are not like that.

 

I'm sure that there are quite a few cops out there who obviously know the job and the law, that have watched the odd program and thought "oops" when they've seen stuff done by the officers on the TV.

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The standard driving course is currently 3 weeks long :)

 

How times change over 15 years ! (as it been that long) thank heavens for that 3rd week of nee nah nee nah..............put your cones out like this, Oh the thought of driving a diesel panda ! Makes it all worth while..............

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Yep, however the police drivers are trained to high standards and can normally handle those situations safely.

 

You have a short memory !

 

"No, I don't think it needs correcting. I was allowing for the fact that unfortunately a very small number of officers will do stupid things when driving even though the majority of us follow the rules."

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You have a short memory !

 

"No, I don't think it needs correcting. I was allowing for the fact that unfortunately a very small number of officers will do stupid things when driving even though the majority of us follow the rules."

 

Not at all. Police drivers are trained to high standards and can normally handle those situations, however I'd be naive to think that everyone behaved and performed perfectly each time. Like I said, there are a very small minority that let the rest of us down from time to time, I'm not going to lie and say everyone is perfect as we see occasionally in the press where the odd driver is caught doing something they shouldn't be. Luckily the majority of us are responsible and drive safely as per our training :)

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Anyone who claims to be a good driver ought to know that "dangerously slowly" is a logical impossibility.

 

We've proved you wrong on that one before, please give it a rest...

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But it's not impunity because there's always the risk of injuring someone and all the attendant consequences of that.

 

Driving under emergency conditions is not taken lightly.

It is with impunity if they don't do anything wrong other than drive fast and go through red lights is my point.

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Sad to report death of female in incident involving police vehicle driving under blues , Salford , Manchester. R.I.P.

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Sad to report death of female in incident involving police vehicle driving under blues , Salford , Manchester. R.I.P.
Maybe that wasn't one of the situations they can "normally handle". (speculation as I don't know the circumstances]

 

 

 

Yep, however the police drivers are trained to high standards and can normally handle those situations safely.

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The police do what they have to do. They're very well trained in high speed driving and so long as people pay attention when sirens are blazing, things tend to run smoothly.

 

The OP was pointing out an occassion when the police officer did a dangerous manouvre endangering other road users.

 

The OP says that the officer ran a red light causing road users to compensate. Running a red light is a highly dangerous option no matter how well the driver has been trained, he/she cannot guarantee that other road users will be as aware of his/her proposed actions.

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Yes of course I enjoy my job, but give me a foot chase over a car chase any day, that's enjoyable and quite exciting. Car chases aren't fun as you seem to think, there's way to much to concentrate on and do to make it fun.

I'm afraid I still find this hard to believe. I would have thought that one would have something of an interest in cars and driving to become a traffic cop. People spend huge sums of money buying fast cars because they like to drive fast, albeit illegally on occasions I know but nevertheless they drive fast because they like it. There are plenty of people involved in numerous different types of motorsport who seem to find driving fast a thrill, others pay lots to participate in fast driving track days. There are dozens of magazines, books, exhibitions, shops, websites etc etc about fast driving, it's a big industry because people are intersted in it as a hobby. Being professionally trained and paid to drive in a manner which many people aspire to, sometimes in high performance cars specifically designed for people who want to go fast and get round corners quickly such as Evos and Imprezas and yet you expect us to believe it isn't fun and exciting and you'd rather run after people. I don't buy that one, sorry.

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It is with impunity if they don't do anything wrong other than drive fast and go through red lights is my point.

 

darbees , if i were you i'd go and do a little bit of reading around the subject before spouting off effluent like that ... and dan given what he does day to day in his real life and one of his previous skins is really quite 'up' on the subject of emergency vehicle driving and the legal exemptions open to emergency drivers

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