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Just for the record your not suppose to yield at a stop sign anyways. Your suppose to stop. Once stopped your suppose to yield to traffic that has the right of way and not proceed until it is safe to do so. That's why there are two different violations. One is for running a stop sign and the other is for fail to yield right of way at a stop sign. Not fail to yield at stop sign.
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Saranpatrick, obviously the other car was there or there would not have been an accident. Maybe your friend missed seeing it because she was not paying attention. Im not saying she was on the cell phone, there are lots of reasons people get distracted.
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This town or rather the ones who post here on the Advocate have a tendency of wantinig it both ways.
Whenever the City hires or promotes from within, y'all scream "Good O'l Boy" system and say that's whats wrong with this town. That we need new blood and ideas from without.
Now that the City has gone and recruited from outside y'all are on here complaining they should have promoted from within.
Porky, what makes this man a jerk? Nothing in the article says why this accident happened. Looks as if the guy was having medical problems from the people who said he was shaking badly.
I see things are normal here in Victoria. If the police do nothing they are lazy and good for nothing. If the police think outside the box and come up with a way to help protect our kids in school, they are cowards and lazy cause they did not catch the drug cartel in Mexico.
Will, you say police need to be held to higher standards. Do you understand what a standard is? The standard is the same for everyone across the board. It does not matter who you are, where you come from, how much money you have, or what race, sex, or religion you are. The law should be applied equally across the board. Hence the term standard.
An officer is held to the same laws/standard as everyone else. Believe it or not, its the truth. Because an officer is caught drinking and driving does not mean they get a stricter punishment than say you or I get caught doing the same thing. Nor should you or I get a lesser punishment for breaking a law than an officer would. There are laws however that apply to officers and not to us. Such as Official Oppression or Abuse of Office.
Now that we are talking same standards half the posters on this article wanting this trooper to receive a ticket for the accident because if it were one of us we would have been issued a ticket are the same posters who are crying foul because officers are not writing tickets to people for causing a wreck. You can't have it both ways. Either officers are not writing tickets at wrecks to the public or they are and they just are not writing other officers. Which is it?
Where in the article does it say the Trooper was acting reckless or was disobeying traffic laws that he is suppose to enforce?
In case y'all missed it, there was a hard freeze in the area last night leaving the roads covered in ice in places. The article does say he was driving over an overpass, which I am sure had ice on it sice overpasses tend to freeze first.
He could very well have been doing under the speed limit and still have lost control when he hit the ice. Going slow over ice does not guarantee traction. It gives you a better chance of it, but you can still lose it.
The article also says its unclear if the Trooper was responding to an emergency call or not. Had it been my family member who was forced into driving under these same conditions or more likely stupid enough to be driving in these conditions when they did not need to be, I would want the Trooper to get there as soon as he/she could.
Thank you Trooper Johnson for doing your part to help during this winter storm and on the normal days as well.
Pat_Murf said " these crimes are minor and should be allowed"
What part of crime don't you understand. It does not matter how small it is. A crime is a crime and therefore punishable. If it were allowed it would not be a crime.
If you don't like a law, take action and lobby against it. Don't just disagree and then decide yourself what crimes should be allowed and which ones are not.
Thirdcost, the results were already posted and the Vicad already did a story on them. What do you mean left handed turns don't really count towards safety. Look around. A lot of the accidents here in town are from people turning left without a protected green arrow. How many accidents are from merging from the center turn lane?