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(Fox 8 Cleveland)   Truck driver films police cruiser taking up two lanes on the highway while traveling 10 mph below the speed limit. Can expect to be pulled over every mile for the rest of his career   ( fox8.com) divider line
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2018-09-12 05:59:24 AM  
Isn't this called a moving roadblock or something? They do it when they want to create a gap in the traffic to clear something off the road. Non-story.

No, I DNRTFA. Why do you ask?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-09-12 06:00:45 AM  
Cleveland Police Second District Commander Tom Stacho told FOX 8 he spoke with the patrolman, who indicated he was responding to a report of a one-car crash on I-90. He said he straddled the two lanes as a tactic to slow traffic behind him.

Did he turn on flashing lights visible to the rear? Yes, he's a rolling roadblock. No, he's a dangerous driver.
 
2018-09-12 08:22:21 AM  

ZAZ: Cleveland Police Second District Commander Tom Stacho told FOX 8 he spoke with the patrolman, who indicated he was responding to a report of a one-car crash on I-90. He said he straddled the two lanes as a tactic to slow traffic behind him.

Did he turn on flashing lights visible to the rear? Yes, he's a rolling roadblock. No, he's a dangerous driver.


Dangerous driver, should have his badge and license pulled. No lights, just straddling lanes like a drunk.
 
2018-09-12 08:24:08 AM  
I can do whatever I want citizen.
 
2018-09-12 08:27:22 AM  
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..they hatin'
 
2018-09-12 08:28:22 AM  
Oh, if I had a penny for each time I saw a cop doing something illegal in their patrol cars without lights and sirens on. Not to count the times when they put their lights and sirens on, just so they can move into a different lane or go through a normal traffic light they didn't feel like waiting for, I would be richer than, Bill Gates and Elon Musk put together.
 
2018-09-12 08:31:08 AM  
He said he straddled the two lanes as a tactic to slow traffic behind him.

They should really have some kind of lights or the ability to make a sound on their cars. Or both, I bet some engineer could find a way to do both.
 
2018-09-12 08:36:19 AM  
Cleveland Police Second District Commander Tom Stacho told FOX 8 he spoke with the patrolman, who indicated he was responding to a report of a one-car crash on I-90. He said he straddled the two lanes as a tactic to slow traffic behind him.

I've seen rolling roadblocks.  That's not a technique I've ever encountered.  Ever.  First of all, they turn on their lights.  Then, on a road that wide, they slowly swerve back and forth across all lanes of traffic.  You really should have watched the video first, Tom.
 
2018-09-12 08:36:32 AM  
Cops are almost universally shiatty drivers to start with and it doesn't help that a lot of them have laptops right in the car they can play with while driving.
 
2018-09-12 08:36:58 AM  

wax_on: Isn't this called a moving roadblock or something? They do it when they want to create a gap in the traffic to clear something off the road. Non-story.


Rolling traffic break?  They're a lot more obvious.  A cop will swerve across all the lanes with lights on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOjYQ​T​krdl8

This looked like road rage.  The cop's kid didn't make qb1.  Or his wife just called about his girlfriend.
 
2018-09-12 08:37:42 AM  
Years ago, I had a friend who was married to a cop.
He and his cop buddies would sit around and tell stories like this.
His favorite bit was to go slower and slower on the highway to see how long it would take for someone to get up the nerve to finally pass him.  He said his record was eighteen cars behind him.

If the officer in the video true intention was to slow down the traffic behind him--it doesn't appear to have been particularly effective, does it?
 
2018-09-12 08:43:32 AM  
He didn't kill a unarmed black guy, so I'm putting this one in the plus column.
 
2018-09-12 08:45:05 AM  
Drunk cops take on twice as many criminals as sober ones do.
 
2018-09-12 08:45:18 AM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: was to go slower and slower on the highway to see how long it would take for someone to get up the nerve to finally pass him.


Just fueled my hate even more for cops. Thanks.
 
2018-09-12 08:46:22 AM  
Ah, another Cleveland pig being a sniveling arsewipe ... he needs to take a lesson from the CHiPs ... they just roll back and forth over 8 lanes of highway to let people know it's a rolling road block. This doofus decided to just park his cruiser in the middle of the middle two lanes without any lights and expected people to get what the fark he was trying to accomplish.

Only fitting the department that lights up two unarmed people with 137 rounds and shoots a kid 2.5 seconds after rolling up would do something as stupid as this ... :eyeroll:
 
2018-09-12 08:51:12 AM  

steklo: Zevon's Evil Twin: was to go slower and slower on the highway to see how long it would take for someone to get up the nerve to finally pass him.

Just fueled my hate even more for cops. Thanks.


Cops are their own worst enemies these days. Nothing like turning the entire reality-based populace against you.
 
2018-09-12 08:54:26 AM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: His favorite bit was to go slower and slower on the highway to see how long it would take for someone to get up the nerve to finally pass him.  He said his record was eighteen cars behind him.


This is a dick move because it preys on people's ignorance and fear of authority.  Know your rights, know the laws, and if that fails know the number of a legal representative.  If you get pulled over, start recording the interaction with your phone (bonus points if you can record it to a secure location in case they take your phone, or just live stream it to facebook).  Dash cams are also a nice insurance policy.

And on the flip side of this, the people who pass a patrol car who is going the speed limit.  Cop is going 65 (the limit) and cars going 70 pass him.  I have never seen somebody who has done this get pulled over however.

I try to stay just a little below 10mph over the speed limit (in my experience all tickets seem to be people going > 10 mph over) and I know that I can get pulled over for doing it but that is the risk I take. But if a LEO is going the speed limit I won't pass him.  If he is going under the speed limit with no lights on then I will pass him.
 
2018-09-12 08:56:14 AM  

Smoking GNU: Cops are their own worst enemies these days. Nothing like turning the entire reality-based populace against you.


I think it was in high school I had planned to be a cop. I wanted to be a cop for one reason only. To pull people over and take their pot so I could put it in my pocket and smoke it when I got off shift.

Luckily, I didn't become a cop. But when I see one, the first thing I'm thinking is "if they pull me over, they are going to pocket my pot"

/that's no way to go through life, son.
 
2018-09-12 08:56:26 AM  
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2018-09-12 09:00:00 AM  
Clearly the cop wasn't on his phone because he be driving more erratic...yes I know cops can legally use cell phones while driving.
 
2018-09-12 09:03:14 AM  

ChrisDe: He didn't kill a unarmed black guy, so I'm putting this one in the plus column.


No dogs were killed either.  Definitely one of the good apples here.
 
2018-09-12 09:03:56 AM  
Responding to his supervisor, the police officer stated "I meow know that I should have meow-ved over to one lane or the other. Meow"
 
2018-09-12 09:07:41 AM  

Burr: Zevon's Evil Twin: His favorite bit was to go slower and slower on the highway to see how long it would take for someone to get up the nerve to finally pass him.  He said his record was eighteen cars behind him.

This is a dick move because it preys on people's ignorance and fear of authority.  Know your rights, know the laws, and if that fails know the number of a legal representative.  If you get pulled over, start recording the interaction with your phone (bonus points if you can record it to a secure location in case they take your phone, or just live stream it to facebook).  Dash cams are also a nice insurance policy.

And on the flip side of this, the people who pass a patrol car who is going the speed limit.  Cop is going 65 (the limit) and cars going 70 pass him.  I have never seen somebody who has done this get pulled over however.

I try to stay just a little below 10mph over the speed limit (in my experience all tickets seem to be people going > 10 mph over) and I know that I can get pulled over for doing it but that is the risk I take. But if a LEO is going the speed limit I won't pass him.  If he is going under the speed limit with no lights on then I will pass him.


This sounds great until you realize not everyone has $500-1000 for a lawyer on retainer to fight a $150 traffic ticket that requires 2-3 days of missed work to fight. Also, court costs are still assessed even if you "win" your case, so really, how far are you willing to nuke yourself to "prove" a point that you know better than that cop who just dicked you. 

I fought a speeding ticket for reckless operation of a motor vehicle for going 30 in a 20mph zone at 3am. Cop wrote heavy pedestrian traffic (at 3am?) and that I was going 50% over the limit (30/20). I ended up winning, but it cost me $800 in legal fees, $125 in court costs, and 4 days of lost income from missing work.

Stupid.
 
2018-09-12 09:14:15 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Cops are almost universally shiatty drivers to start with and it doesn't help that a lot of them have laptops right in the car they can play with themselves while driving.


FTFY.
 
2018-09-12 09:15:59 AM  
Was the cop drunk, or just an asshole?
 
2018-09-12 09:16:18 AM  
At least they could get past him, unlike when two semis occupy both lanes and one is going 69.999 mph and the other is varying speed between 69.998 and 70.000.
 
2018-09-12 09:19:48 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: At least they could get past him, unlike when two semis occupy both lanes and one is going 69.999 mph and the other is varying speed between 69.998 and 70.000.


I guarantee at least one of them is a SWIFT truck.
 
2018-09-12 09:24:29 AM  
"Cleveland Police Second District Commander Tom Stacho told FOX 8 he spoke with the patrolman, who indicated he was responding to a report of a one-car crash on I-90. He said he straddled the two lanes as a tactic to slow traffic behind him."


Did they confirm the one car crash happened? Do you drive at 10mph under the speed limit with no lights or siren to get there when some one might be hurt? Do you block off only 2 lanes while the other cars are passing you in the other lanes to slow traffic?
 
2018-09-12 09:26:32 AM  

PlaidJaguar: Was the cop drunk, or just an asshole?

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2018-09-12 09:28:51 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: At least they could get past him, unlike when two semis occupy both lanes and one is going 69.999 mph and the other is varying speed between 69.998 and 70.000.


I'll take dealing with the cops, the truckers are ALWAYS the worst part of the interstate.
Just got back from driving across the country and frankly I'm glad truckers will be losing their jobs to automation.
 
2018-09-12 09:31:57 AM  
CSB..

People down here in lovely south Florida have developed a habit of hitting their horn the second a light turns green.  A couple of weeks ago, I was heading home from the store and when the light in front of us changed to green the car in front of me honked their horn.  At the police car in front of them.  That cop proceeded to then go just under the speed limit for blocks and every time the honker would change lanes to try to pass, the cop would get in front of them again.  I was highly amused.
 
2018-09-12 09:31:57 AM  
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CSB
Southampton, NY Circa 2017, 1:00AM

So I am waiting at a traffic light, wanting to turn right. there is a sign, "NO TURN ON RED" so that means I have to wait until the light turns green...

Problem is the light isn't turning green on my side. The opposite side has been turning green and the main road I need to get on has also turned green, yet my side still hasn't turned. I've got pot in my pocket and don't want to cause any commotion towards me.

I see the two cops in the gas station parked like Adam 69 and . There's no explanation why my side isn't turning green. I'm on the sensor and at the thick white line. All I want is to turn right and get home. Do I say fark it and do the right on red? Do I back up and turn around and find some other way home? Do I just sit here until the cows come home?

There's been no traffic coming from either direction because its 1AM and i'm getting flustered. I swear a good 10 minutes has passed.

Finally the light turns green

To this day, I wondered if the two cops in the gas station were screwing with me.
 
2018-09-12 09:35:35 AM  

Deep Contact: I can do whatever I want citizen.


some animals are more equal than others.
 
2018-09-12 09:35:50 AM  

Tracianne: People down here in lovely south Florida have developed a habit of hitting their horn the second a light turns green.


This is because 96% of people stopped at a red light are using both hands on their cell phones and not paying attention to the light. So when the light turns green, they don't notice and they need to be honked.

/Personally they need a good swift kick in the head with a pair of soccer cleats, but I digress.
 
2018-09-12 09:36:06 AM  

steklo: I swear a good 10 minutes has passed.

Finally the light turns green



But, in "pot time" that's like 45 real seconds.
 
2018-09-12 09:38:48 AM  

muwaryer: But, in "pot time" that's like 45 real seconds


No, I'm pretty fluent in my time perception. I have a clock on my dash-board and watched the minutes go by. I wasn't stoned when I was driving. Not through Southampton anyway. That's just asking to be arrested. I don't take that chance.
 
2018-09-12 09:41:35 AM  
kind of like the guy above.
while waiting at a light and back about 10 cars, i noticed it was my boss in front of me.
with my hand at the ready i sat there.
within 1/10 of  a second of the light changing i hit my horn.
i saw his head pick up and look in his mirror.
as we parked in the lot he just said the second he heard the horn he knew it was me.
i just said "who else"
 
2018-09-12 09:46:09 AM  

steklo: To this day, I wondered if the two cops in the gas station were screwing with me.


Depending on how "new" the lights are, they could have been. If it supports Traffic Signal Preemption, they could have. The best part is that although they are supposed to be tied into the vehicle lightbar, not all are. Some are separate devices they can turn on and leave on just to mess with people.

As for the situation: Try this in Maryland.
SHP will 'camp' the left lane at 10 under...
Pass him? Ticket (no passing on the right)
Nevermind going below the speed limit in general tends to cause more accidents than speeding, they don't care.
 
2018-09-12 09:46:38 AM  

steklo: muwaryer: But, in "pot time" that's like 45 real seconds

No, I'm pretty fluent in my time perception. I have a clock on my dash-board and watched the minutes go by. I wasn't stoned when I was driving. Not through Southampton anyway. That's just asking to be arrested. I don't take that chance.


I was joking.  But you do have to recognize that your CSB has the hallmarks of a good stoned story.  Most notably distorted time perception and paranoia.
 
2018-09-12 09:48:56 AM  

Boojum2k: should have his badge and license pulled.


He's a loose cannon! His ego is writing checks his body can't cash! The problem is, he's a damn good cop. He probably woulda made Lt. by now, but he doesn't play by the rules. That's what his partner thought, before his cowboy attitude got his partner killed, just 3 days from retirement!
 
2018-09-12 09:51:12 AM  

jtown: Cleveland Police Second District Commander Tom Stacho told FOX 8 he spoke with the patrolman, who indicated he was responding to a report of a one-car crash on I-90. He said he straddled the two lanes as a tactic to slow traffic behind him.

I've seen rolling roadblocks.  That's not a technique I've ever encountered.  Ever.  First of all, they turn on their lights.  Then, on a road that wide, they slowly swerve back and forth across all lanes of traffic.  You really should have watched the video first, Tom.


The claim of a car crash at the specific time and general area should be easy to verify.
 
2018-09-12 09:55:01 AM  

overthinker: As for the situation: Try this in Maryland.


What part of MD? Don't tell me I-270....Used to live in Fredneck and worked in DC. So I am very familiar with this...

muwaryer: But you do have to recognize that your CSB has the hallmarks of a good stoned story.


yeah it sure did, didn't?
Ok ok, I was coming back from band rehearsal (i'm in a a retro-psychedelic band) and I "might've" had a bong hit two hours before i left and jumped on the road...but I wasn't stoned in the right sense.

My step-daughter is an EMT and she told me the ambulances have a gadget that can turn a light green on their side. I didn't know cops had full control of traffic lights.
 
2018-09-12 10:05:40 AM  
Be happy he didn't bust into your apartment last night.
 
2018-09-12 10:08:37 AM  

steklo: overthinker: As for the situation: Try this in Maryland.

What part of MD? Don't tell me I-270....Used to live in Fredneck and worked in DC. So I am very familiar with this...

muwaryer: But you do have to recognize that your CSB has the hallmarks of a good stoned story.

yeah it sure did, didn't?
Ok ok, I was coming back from band rehearsal (i'm in a a retro-psychedelic band) and I "might've" had a bong hit two hours before i left and jumped on the road...but I wasn't stoned in the right sense.

My step-daughter is an EMT and she told me the ambulances have a gadgetthat can turn a light green on their side. I didn't know cops had full control of traffic lights.


If the lights are old enough, you can flash your brights on them and they will change.
No, officer--I NEVER did that in Spokane--NEVER
 
2018-09-12 10:12:04 AM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: If the lights are old enough, you can flash your brights on them and they will change


yes, when I first started to drive, they had them but not at all intersections. Since then they've been removed.

Now remember I had two cops in the gas station and pot in my pocket. I did not want to "flash" my lights in front of them in case they took it the wrong way.
 
2018-09-12 10:16:34 AM  

steklo: Tracianne: People down here in lovely south Florida have developed a habit of hitting their horn the second a light turns green.

This is because 96% of people stopped at a red light are using both hands on their cell phones and not paying attention to the light. So when the light turns green, they don't notice and they need to be honked.

/Personally they need a good swift kick in the head with a pair of soccer cleats, but I digress.


You can count to two before honking.  You don't need to honk the instant the light turns.  That just makes you a dick.
 
2018-09-12 10:23:56 AM  

susler: You can count to two before honking. You don't need to honk the instant the light turns. That just makes you a dick.


yeah i'm too afraid to be one of those honkers. I never know if the person not paying attention has a gun.

/i always wait for someone else to honk.
//safety first!
 
2018-09-12 10:31:47 AM  
I was riding my motorcycle to work at 330am and there is a right turn across a 5 point intersection. So right on red is a big no no there is no traffic and I won't trip the sensor on the bike. Usually i give it a minute and watch for headlights before rolling through. About 25% of the time this happened to me there would be a cop sitting at the gas station, usually with one of our counties finest leaning on the fender drinking his coffee and watching me. The first few times this happened he waved me through. After it became routine I did my diligence and waved at him before I rolled through.

/Mundane Story Bro
 
2018-09-12 10:32:26 AM  
It's 2018. If you don't already know the cops are professionally incompetent, anti-citizen's rights, and murderous thugs...then you must not live in the US.
 
2018-09-12 10:32:42 AM  
The guy who made the video may be getting a ticket for screwing with his cell phone while driving.

I'm a little surprised the semi he was driving didn't have a dash cam. I figured nearly all of them did nowadays.

===================

Speaking of that, how much would it cost to have my car rigged with a good quality front and rear dash cam? How much storage would it need per hour of driving? I'd probably want something that would record at 720p with sound, GPS, speed, and date/time.
 
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