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Old 08-31-16, 06:16 PM
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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.

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

Just being bombastically stupid, is all they were doing.

All officers in the county police department should know the 3ft. passing law!!!
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Old 08-31-16, 06:56 PM
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I was only buzzed once in the last 3 years and it was by a local Sheriff.
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Did you call them to lodge a complaint???
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Old 08-31-16, 09:34 PM
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How close was the pass, and where were you in the lane? Details man, Details.
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Old 08-31-16, 10:21 PM
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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.
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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?
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Nevermind, you posted a thread somewhere that might tell me.
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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.
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Originally Posted by Kai Winters View Post
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.
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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.
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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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