posted on May, 27 2009 @ 10:37 PM
reply to post by drwizardphd
Just a quick pointer.
When I was a cop, we had four codes:
Code 1 - Get there as quick as you can without lights and sirens
--Used for minor disturbances, no threat of life or limb
Code 2 - Get there as quick as you can, lights and/or siren optional
--used mostly for simple assaults or break ins
Code 3 - Get there ASAP, lights and sirens mandatory, pedal to the metal
--Only used when life or limb is threatened
Code 4 - Get there when you can
--normal everyday run of the mill calls
Most of the time you see cops turn on the lights and/or sirens to run red lights, they will be going somewhere Code 2.
It is very rare for cops to use them just to run lights. You would be surprised at the amount of people that call and complain about this . . . even
if you are running code 3 and run the light, someone will complain that you were just doing it to get doughnuts, or lunch, or whatever.
Most people have no idea.
Just helping you to DENY IGNORANCE!