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Old 01-01-2003, 00:56   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Police scanner that I listen to when I'm on the computer. Just finished listening to a chase. It ended when the person being chased in a VK Commodore just smashed into another car. The driver was caught and his passenger has injuries.

There was another one last night on the Great Western Hwy. A VT station wagon was speeding on the East bound lane whilst he was heading West, he also had no lights on. The Police didn't catch him, they terminated the pursuit when it was getting dangerous.

Police will terminate the pursuit for a number of reasons which I won't mention here.

Should Police stop the pursuit, or should they continue like the Americans do?

Should our Police cars have bump bars to push the car as in the US?
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Old 01-01-2003, 01:03   #2 (permalink)
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Why wont you mention why they call off pursuits? i am interested
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Though I know we are all responsible drivers here at Ford Forums, I'm not keen on giving people any ideas on the off chance someone does something stupid.
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Yeh i reakon they should continue to call them off, I reakon that you should spill why they call them off as well tho..
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But really, when all of the criminals know what to do to get the chases aborted, it becomes a moot point IMO.

Just think about the sort of road rules that you'd never break, the sort that endangers not only your safety, but the lives of others (No, not speeding, drag racing, burnouts, etc). One of them has already been mentioned, if the Police cant see you on the road at night, they consider it to be a safty hazard, and call the pursuit off. You hear about it on the news sometimes when the police keep chasing someone, then the someone ends up killing an innocent party. The police are then considered to be partly at fault..
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What we have seen a bit of down south recently is the morons who run from the police just keep on going faster and faster running red lights etc until it becomes dangerous and the police call it off .. the idiots concerned then usually last about 1-3 minutes before joining the scenery at high speed.
The police are damned if they do and damned if they don't... In the US they tried a no pursuit policy a few times so absolutely everyone started to run from the police. Obviously care must be used.. but it's not the police that are breaking the law... if someone comes undone ... it's the criminal's fault not the police
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They ahev just suspended high speed pursuits in LA much to the TV stations disgust, all those ratings gone.
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I think the desion should be made by the police man following. If he's confident enough to contiune then he should.
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Obviously care must be used.. but it's not the police that are breaking the law... if someone comes undone ... it's the criminal's fault not the police
Funny that. When one of these outlaws crashes and kills an innocent party all the media can do is blame the police for it.
To my "right wing" way of thinking they should make high speed chases the same as armed robbery and sentence accordingly.
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