Post Number: 11
|Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 11:06 am: |
If a police car/truck is exceeding the speed limit, are they required to run their lights? About 10 days ago I was going down Preston, and a Police Tahoe passed me. He was easily going about 60+ mph, but did not have his lights on, and he did not seem to be trying to get anywhere specific, but was just driving fast. Had I been going that fast, I figure I would have gotten a ticket.
Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
Post Number: 326
|Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 12:59 pm: |
Police patrols are exempt from speed limitations by state law. However, due regard for the public safety is required. Officers sometimes exceed the speed limitations to answer calls or assist other units or in an attempt to catch violators. If there isnt a good reason for exceeding the speed limit, then I expect the officers to abide by it. All of our patrol units are clearly marked with a four digit number. If you see a police officer driving in what you believe to be an unsafe manner, make a note of the vehicle number, location and time and call 972.292.6010 and ask to speak with the patrol supervisor (preferably when you arrive at your location and are no longer driving). That supervisor will then look into the matter and take appropriate action, if warranted.