posted on May, 9 2008 @ 09:05 AM
I think this "Step-Out" policy is the police department's attempt to save on gas money!
Instead of wasting gas idling in a cruiser until a speeding car comes by, only to pull out and quickly accelerate to pull the violator over and then
keep your vehicle running throughout the lengthy ticket or warning-issuing process, they just have a cop jump out in front of you with his hand up!!
With most police cars being V-8 Crown Vic's or gas-guzzling SUV's, and with gas prices at an all-time high, it makes sense for police to reduce
their time behind the wheel. Now, if only the ethanol craze wasn't driving up the prices for feed, then I'd recommend that police start going on
And for those of you who were unable to detect my obvious sarcasm, this was all a joke!
But on a serious note, I feel bad for this officer and his family. He is dead because of a stupid policy and the failure of a woman to give the
proper attention to driving that you're supposed to. I also don't understand why it is that the officer must jump out in the path of the vehicle in
order to stop them! If they're going to have a policy like this, then why can't the officer just stand in the shoulder of the road or somewhere
safe and signal for the driver to pull over? It's not as though you won't notice a police officer standing in the shoulder of the road, especially
if he is using some kind of obvious signal to get your attention. And even if a person doesn't notice the officer in the shoulder signaling them,
then at least the cop can get the driver's license plate #. That sure beats the hell out of having a dead police officer and a driver that has to
live the rest of their life knowing that they accidentally took the life of a man.
At this rate, it won't be long until the police start throwing out spike strips to get you to stop! That's about as stupid a thing to do as this