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spike one day u may reap what u sow

On Wed, 15 Jun 2005 12:14:28 -0700, Spike <jma@snowcrest.net> wrote:

>Agreed... for the most part....

>State law says headlights may be turned on 30 minutes AFTER sunset,
>and off 30 minutes BEFORE sunrise. As long as the law allows it, some
>people will wait until the last minute in order to save wear and tear
>on the headlights and switch....
>>And, last but not least, why don't people pull over and/or stop when
>>an ambulance or police car approaches? What if it was their family or
>>friends inside the ambulance, or the police cruiser rushing to save a
>>family member in trouble?

>This one is part of rookie training.... put several rookies in a
>vehicle and turn on the radio, with the windows up and the air
>conditioning on, and let them start talking (the driver was a ringer).
>Another unit goes in pursuit. Invariably, the chase car was right on
>the rear bumper of the training car before the rookies ever knew it
>was there. Today's cars are far better at sound suppression that the
>old classics. It is also quite common that drivers will hear an
>emergency vehicle and have no idea where it's coming from. Watch, and
>you'll see some drivers looking all over the place trying to see where
>it is in order to know if they need to get out of the way. By the
>time they spot it, it's generally too late
>In most places the law specifies when you must pull over. You may not
>be required to pull over unless the emergency vehicle is traveling in
>the same direction you are. That the roadway is divided or undivided
>may make a difference. Whether it's a single or multi lane may make a
>difference. How close to an intersection may make a difference.
>So... to find an answer to that peeve, you have to research what the
>law really says. If it says drivers only pull over under certain
>conditions, you can't very well fault the drivers for obeying the law.
>There are conditions where pulling over may be extremely hazardous.
>And if the vehicle in the number one lane doesn't pull over... where
>ya gonna go then?

>Hey! Spikey Likes IT!
>1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
>Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior
>Vintage 40 Wheels 16X8"
>w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A Radial 225/50ZR16

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