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Chris0516 08-31-16 06:16 PM

Buzzed by on-duty county officer not on call
 
Near the beginning of my ride three days ago. I was 'buzzed' by an on-duty officer who wasn't on a call.:mad:

They weren't gunning their engine, no lights, no sirens, no speeding by me.:mad:

Just being bombastically stupid, is all they were doing.:mad:

All officers in the county police department should know the 3ft. passing law!!!:mad:

Johnny Mullet 08-31-16 06:56 PM

I was only buzzed once in the last 3 years and it was by a local Sheriff.

Kai Winters 08-31-16 09:21 PM

Did you call them to lodge a complaint???

howsteepisit 08-31-16 09:34 PM

How close was the pass, and where were you in the lane? Details man, Details.

B. Carfree 08-31-16 10:21 PM

I'm actually kind of pleased that our local sheriff's department is grossly underfunded for patrols. I've only been passed by deputies about twenty times or so over the years, but not a one of them was a legal pass and many were borderline dangerous (inside of twenty inches). I've spent some time educating our local state cops about the vehicle code, but I don't think our deputies are teachable, so I don't bother.

Rollfast 08-31-16 10:49 PM

I've been to Eugene though, it seemed tricky to walk it in 1982. You had all that interstate around the downtown, Earth River Mall...went to the HS basketball tournament with my school's band to support our team, out in two. First place I could turn a pocket radio and get different stations in the same spot.


Maybe the mall is gone, don't know, but it seemed easier getting around San Francisco that year. Any differences?

Rollfast 08-31-16 11:02 PM

Nevermind, you posted a thread somewhere that might tell me.

CrankyOne 09-01-16 05:19 PM

Cops in the US are scary. They're often paying attention to the equipment in their car instead of their driving. There are some that seem really good and safe but most are ignorant idiots.

Chris0516 09-01-16 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by Kai Winters (Post 19024796)
Did you call them to lodge a complaint???

If you mean the officer in question, no. But I did lodge a very vehement complaint with the district station. They tried to make the excuse that even though I provided the number of the SUV. They might have been with another district. So therefore the district I called might not be the right one. So therefore. They shouldn't take the info down. I called the district back a day later to make sure they didn't drop it. They hadn't and found the department SUV that was involved.

Originally Posted by howsteepisit (Post 19024815)
How close was the pass, and where were you in the lane? Details man, Details.

1. 1.5ft.

2. Taking the lane

The officer straddled the double yellow for no good reason.

Originally Posted by CrankyOne (Post 19026700)
Cops in the US are scary. They're often paying attention to the equipment in their car instead of their driving. There are some that seem really good and safe but most are ignorant idiots.

Yes, The 'legal' form of 'distracted driving.


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