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(KRQE News)   Spike belts don't always work the way police want them to   (krqe.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Police, Automobile, New Mexico, Crime, place spike belts, Belts, Tire, heavy traffic  
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2021-01-27 9:54:23 PM  
22 votes:
Two vehicles with lights flashing behind the UPS trucks, those idiots should have pulled over and let the police pass.
 
2021-01-27 10:10:51 PM  
14 votes:
When did we start calling spike strips, "spike belts"?
 
2021-01-27 8:50:40 PM  
11 votes:
I'd much rather have my tires accidentally flattened than to accidentally take a .40 caliber slug to the chest.
 
2021-01-27 10:41:20 PM  
10 votes:
I'd say they work exactly as intended. They're just not a particularly pinpoint-accurate tool.
 
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2021-01-27 10:57:02 PM  
9 votes:

Cafe Threads: Surviving each would depend on luck and some skills, I would think.


Spike strips are designed to let air out at a rate that won't cause a catastrophic failure of the tire.  You don't hit one and have a blowout, you hit one and get a very flat tire in short order.  I only think that I know this because I've watched COPS a lot.  That doesn't mean that a driver won't still take risks that might be hazardous, of course.
 
2021-01-27 10:56:15 PM  
6 votes:
FTFA: NMSP State police say they do pay for damages to vehicles that become unintended victims of the spike belt.

Nice lie. A lot more likely they'll find some bullshiat charges to send the UPS driver to prison for a few years. Or just put him on the ground and empty their guns into his skull if he's black.
 
2021-01-28 3:57:01 AM  
5 votes:
This does not change the fact that in Australia there are 48 million kangaroos and in Uruguay there are 3,457,380 inhabitants. So if the kangaroos decide to invade Uruguay, each Uruguayan will have to fight 14 kangaroos.
 
2021-01-28 2:58:36 AM  
4 votes:
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2021-01-28 2:47:54 AM  
4 votes:

fnordfocus: FTFA: NMSP State police say they do pay for damages to vehicles that become unintended victims of the spike belt.

Nice lie. A lot more likely they'll find some bullshiat charges to send the UPS driver to prison for a few years. Or just put him on the ground and empty their guns into his skull if he's black.


Just charge the truck and its contents with a crime, confiscate it all, and leave the driver in the desert.
 
2021-01-28 7:35:34 AM  
3 votes:
How do these strips work on modern run-flat tires?
 
2021-01-28 2:39:53 AM  
2 votes:

fnordfocus: FTFA: NMSP State police say they do pay for damages to vehicles that become unintended victims of the spike belt.

Nice lie. A lot more likely they'll find some bullshiat charges to send the UPS driver to prison for a few years. Or just put him on the ground and empty their guns into his skull if he's black.


"What can blue do to you?"
 
2021-01-27 9:38:10 PM  
2 votes:

mr_a: I'd much rather have my tires accidentally flattened than to accidentally take a .40 caliber slug to the chest.


Either could kill you. Or not.

Surviving each would depend on luck and some skills, I would think.
 
2021-01-28 3:26:50 AM  
1 vote:

Raoul Eaton: Cafe Threads: mr_a: I'd much rather have my tires accidentally flattened than to accidentally take a .40 caliber slug to the chest.

Either could kill you. Or not.

Surviving each would depend on luck and some skills, I would think.

What exactly are the skills that enable one to survive a bullet to the chest???



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I would imagine there's a significant amount of overlap with the skills that enable you to survive shrapnel to the chest. Better hope you're lucky enough to get a bullet that likes to take things slow.
 
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