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Has anyone come up with any effective ways of persuading tailgating drivers behind you to stop doing so?

By: Julie Gates, former Worked as a Florist
My husband came up with a good idea to stop someone from tailgating on a two lane road. This idea works great for the person driving in your blind spot as well.

At first, my husband is polite and will slow down so that the tailgater can safely pass when approaching the passing zone.

If that doesn’t work, he carefully moves to the center line for a few seconds or a minute. He never crosses it, but the left tires are barely grazing the line.

Then he slowly veers off to the right side, a bit close to the shoulder of the road.

He makes sure he isn’t breaking the law. He gets off cruise and speeds up or slows down a few miles per hour slowly easing the car from side to side in his lane.

It take a few minutes for the tailgater to either slow down considerably, or pass us as fast as he can.

This goes for the “blind spot” driver, too. He assumes my husband is either texting, is a bit drunk, or very distracted talking to me or adjusting his seatbelt.

I can’t help but smile knowing full well what my spouse is up to.

I used to say it was dangerous, but he argues saying it is dangerous for anyone to “ride” his tail driving 65 MPH, or for someone cruising in his blind spot.

My husband handles a car very well, and I would never try this tactic, but it works every time for him.
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Anika Livo
Anika Livo
Aug 22 · 17 upvotes including Julie Gates
LOL! I used to do the same. There is a two lane road from Boulder to Lyons where I used to get what I called “elephants” because they seemed to want to drive with their noses up your tail like circus elephants in a line. The speed limit was 50, but I slowed down to 25 once, with a good passing zone, and the guy still wouldn’t pass. I found if I drifted slowly to the edge of my lane, then suddenly gave a little swerve (just a tweak) like I just noticed, and straightened out, then repeated the other way, a few times, they would pass me. Of course, now they’d probably phone me in as drunk!

EDIT: I would NOT do this in traffic. Too dangerous. The other person might hit someone else.
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Julie Gates
Julie Gates
Original Author · Aug 23 · 1 upvote
I agree! I don’t even try it. My husband has better control of a car than I do. He does it carefully…hardly noticeable, except the tailgater. Plus, he slows down…he is not driving 70 MPH when he does this!
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Susan Velasquez
Susan Velasquez
Sep 27 · 7 upvotes including Julie Gates
My daughter shared that she simply turns on her windshield wiper cleaning option which roles off of her front windows directly onto the tailgaters car.
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Kali Kross
Kali Kross
Sep 28 · 4 upvotes including Susan Velasquez
I’ve been pouring through gallons of washer fluid, using this method.
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Misty Mattole
Misty Mattole
Sep 30
Spitting out your window works really good too!
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John Connolly
John Connolly
Oct 1
I touch my footbrake lightly so as the Brake lights come on this usually makes them back off.
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Ed Taber
Ed Taber
Aug 10 · 70 upvotes including Julie Gates
While driving a semi I never cared one way or another about ‘tailgaters’. The rear of a trailer is sufficiently strong to spend decades hitting steel and cement docks while grossing 40 tons. A little old car doing a C won’t even do more than scratch some paint. I was rear ended by a Lincoln town car doing about 90 and all it did was put a black mark on a mud flap where it rode up over the tire. The Lincoln was totaled. It didn’t even wake my co-driver and had I not been watching in the mirror I would have just gone on. I wonder how many trucks are rear ended and the driver doesn’t have a clue. When a car and a loaded truck hit head on at 60mph the car instantly goes +60 to - 58 while the truck only loses about 2mph.
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Julie Gates
Julie Gates
Original Author · Aug 12 · 6 upvotes
Wow!
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Julie Gates
Julie Gates
Original Author · Aug 12 · 28 upvotes including Ed Taber
It seems truck drivers are good drivers. On I-95, I try to pick one out and follow (not tailgating). I figure they have had a lot of experience, so I stay behind and hope they don’t blow part of a tire! :)

And I am polite to them. If they are behind me on a 2 lane road, I let them know ahead of time by signaling about turning left or right.
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Ed Taber
Ed Taber
Aug 13 · 17 upvotes including Julie Gates
Strange as it may seem there are people who play games with trucks, games they will lose. While many seem blind to trucks, as if they were just terrain features, there are some who actively play games of control. I suspect they are ex- straw bosses who no longer have control over people and get their jollies by ‘controlling’ that big truck. What ever the case it is a dangerous game as there are guys[and gals]out there with short fuses.
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Julie Gates
Julie Gates
Original Author · Aug 13 · 2 upvotes
I can’t imagine anyone playing a game with a truck. They are powerful!
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Ed Taber
Ed Taber
Aug 18 · 30 upvotes including Julie Gates
I once had a state trooper get cute with me. I was coming up to a Interstate ramp and a Statie was coming at me but far enough away so I could make my left turn onto the ramp without ‘violating his right of way’ [a serious ticket where I grew up in California] After I made my turn and was on the ...(more)
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Glen Cote
Glen Cote
Sep 13 · 1 upvote from Ed Taber
I'm assuming you were freighted. Doing that pulling sailboat fuel would've been real hoppy
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Ed Taber
Ed Taber
Sep 14 · 6 upvotes
I was doing refrigerated out of Chicago at that time. Earlier I had hauled ice pack chicken out of Boaz, AL. to points North. Ice pack chickens leave a trail of bloody water from pick up to destination. One night crossing Kentucky on I-65 some dolt got on my bumper and wouldn’t pass for 20 miles or http://so.It was a beautiful clear night and this idiot was running with his windshield wipers on and getting his car coated with water, blood and chicken fat. I slowed down to exit at Cecil Keys truck stop and the guy passes me with his wipers going like crazy. I wondered what he thought when he realized it wasn’t raining?
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Rick Miller
Rick Miller
Oct 5 · 2 upvotes including Julie Gates
I couldn't imagine playing with a tailgater, any tailgater. It might just be some gang bangers or a psychopath ready to up the ante and start busting caps into my direction or worse yet my car if they get an inkling that I might be messing with them back. When I was young and dumb I sometimes get yelling and playing their game but I've since learned that you never know who is behind you and what crazy crap is going on in his life.
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Julie Gates: Very true, Rick!
Molly Allison
Molly Allison
Sep 26 · 6 upvotes including Julie Gates
A trucker saved my life. I was falling asleep at the wheel and about to drive off the road when one blew his horn at just the right moment. I will always be grateful for that.
One time in a traffic jam, I saw a person in a small car in a yelling argument with a trucker. Now how the heck do you think you’ll win that, small-car guy?
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Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith
Aug 21 · 11 upvotes including Julie Gates
Hahaha. Some truck drivers are good drivers, but just as many are truly awful drivers. Just like car drivers. Except more dangerous, because they are bigger, heavier, and harder to control. A lot of them are pretty oblivious to the cars around them, too, and cruise along in the passing lane taking forever to pass someone, if they even bother. It seems the general thought is, “I can’t be hurt, so others will get out of my way.” Don’t get it wrong, there are just as many assholes in cars who do all the same things, trucks just take up more space while doing it.
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Julie Gates
Julie Gates
Original Author · Aug 21 · 1 upvote
True!
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Ed Taber
Ed Taber
Aug 23 · 5 upvotes including Julie Gates
Here in Arkansas the locals seem to have a dominant ‘Chicken Hauler Gene’ and never leave the hammer lane, no matter how slow they go or how many people are behind them.
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Don Bostwick
Don Bostwick
Sep 27 · 1 upvote from Ed Taber
your right , I used to live there 1 Those old 5 speed Mack trucks were junk the day they were bought !! but didn’t need a CDL to drive a 5speed anything !!
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Ed Taber
Ed Taber
Sep 27
You must be talking about those old Maxitorque. Try stepping out of a 318 with a 13 speed into a 5 speed Mack.
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Don Bostwick
Don Bostwick
Sep 27
do you mean you actually obey the law ?
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John Broadis
John Broadis
Sep 26 · 1 upvote from Julie Gates
I never worry either. The more I worry about who’s behind me, the less I pay attention to who’s in front of me.
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Emos Ztuy
Emos Ztuy
Aug 14 · 3 upvotes including Julie Gates
Good to know.

I used to tail gate semis (otherwise known as drafting), when I was hyper-miling.

Yep, pretty stupid.

I got mixed reactions. Some didn't seem to care. If they made any indication they were not pleased about it, I'd stop. I assume some were ok with it, as it benefited them, too,
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Julie Gates
Julie Gates
Original Author · Aug 18
They never cared because I always stayed a good distance behind them.
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Ed Taber
Ed Taber
Aug 15 · 2 upvotes including Julie Gates
You have to be careful. I was talking to a driver in NC who told of an incident where he and another driver decided a motorcycle was following too close and this idiot crowded the bike over. Just a couple of redneck horses asses playing like cowboys and indians. He said a Louisiana State Trooper got involved with them in their stupid game. For some reason he took umbrage at me calling him a moron. Tailgating is dangerous but taking deliberate actions against another vehicle much smaller is a crime.
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Sean Boo
Sean Boo
Aug 18
Oh yes lorrys don't have crumple zones I once bent a steel lamp post, the lorry was fine !
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If you are stopped a red light and it isn't changing, how long do you wait before you go anyway?

If you are stopped a red light and it isn't changing, how long do you wait before you go anyway? If you are a police officer, would you ticket someone who claimed to have been stuck at a light for a long time and proceeded when it was safe?
Jim Thurber
Jim Thurber, former Navy Pilot at United States Navy (1980-1992)
Answered May 11
Since I’m a former police officer my goal was “safe movement of traffic.”

If the light goes through several cycles and your light doesn’t go green it’s time to wait until traffic is clear - then treat it as a stop sign. You have what we term an inoperative light. If the light doesn’t change, Sir, it is broken!

Got it? It is inoperative. If an officer tried to give me a ticket I’d demand to be taken before a magistrate. What a crock of crap . . . giving somebody a ticket at a failed stop light for waiting and then treating it as a stop sign and proceeding safely . . . give me a break. I’d eat that officer’s decision ability making up in court.

We have a lot of lights in Mountain View and Palo Alto that do not register / switch for motorcycles. You can be sitting at a red light at 0300 hours and it won’t change. What’cha gonna do, wait until daylight?

Not me, Sir.
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Nathan Whitten
May 20 · 124 upvotes
I have turned into a parking lot of a convenience store and entered a road from it after waiting at a stop light that was acting like a stop sign. Why? I was afraid of being pulled over. I had been playing pool. I had 2 beers in a 4 hour period. But the city I was in had a reputation of taking yo...(more)
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Jim Thurber
Jim Thurber
Original Author · May 20 · 180 upvotes
For those who have called 911 to report an inoperative light it’s worked VERY well. The dispatch agent usually asks, “How long have you been waiting?”

If you answer, “Over five minutes,” he / she will almost always say, “Proceed when it is safe.”

And any officer who then pulls you over will have to answer to the 911 operator. Trust me, they will NOT write a ticket if you’ve called in for permission. If they do the Judge will cite the officer for being stupid!
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Dave Raiman
Dave Raiman
May 24 · 48 upvotes
Not so in San Jose. I have the non-detection problem of the original responder. I called 911 to report the failure (no signal cycling at late hours due to no other traffic present). The dispatcher threatened to have me arrested for abuse of the 911 system. I have been ticketed for this and the officer threatened to add violations if I took it to court. I asked a CHP motorcycle officer who I was working with on an event and he confirmed the practice. I suspect this is primarily a problem with the sheriff deputys trying to show productive work (akin to quota).

To counter the officers enforcing the literal law rather than the intent of the law, the SJ Traffic engineers are much more friendly to work with attempting to solve the problem.
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Brendan Sinclair
Brendan Sinclair
May 30 · 15 upvotes
According to San Jose, CA - Official Website, they have a 24/7 non-emergency phone number,(408) 277-8900. Dialing 311 goes to the same non-emergency number, but SJPD says that some cell phones won’t work with 311.
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Dave Raiman
Dave Raiman
Aug 13 · 1 upvote
Yup, used that one too. Have gotten “mailbox full” and no answer on multiple occasions.
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Andrew Corradini
Andrew Corradini
Jun 17 · 12 upvotes
While I don’t take issue with whether a LEO would pull something like that (my father was a federal criminal prosecutor who worked with many, and then ran a public defender’s office, and has a great cop for a good friend and neighbor, so I’ve heard at least a few less-than-honorable cop stories) — I have a hard time with how a cop would actually be able to tack a violation on in court, just procedurally speaking. Once they’ve written up the violation on their pad, torn off your copy and handed it to you, and you’ve driven away, they can’t write something else on it that’s not on your copy. And they don’t know whether you’re going to pay the fine (err, ‘forfeit bail’) or appear in court to contest the ticket until later. For them to then say “oh, yeah — by the way, yer honor, I forgot to write him up for a bad lane change, too” is not going to fly - there’s no ticket (Notice to Appear - TR-10x), properly before the court, it’s completely against the California Rules of Court…etc. Plus, at this point, the cop’s starting to have to take extra actions supporting this new separate charge, like the Officer’s Declaration, that’re, I’m thinking, possibly going to be actual crimes if s/he filled out a completely new, fraudulent ticket and then Officer’s Declaration (TR-235), vs. what would’ve happened if that’d been just another violation on the original. So (a) I doubt they *could* do that successfully and (b) I doubt they *would* - sounds like a hollow threat. And I’d DEFINITELY take it to court and explain you did it in good faith, believing it was an issue of public safety and that you worried an accident would happen, possibly soon.

As to what to do in general - the CA drivers’ handbook (and the law) is clear: “Traffic Signal Light Not Working (Blackout)–The traffic signal light is not working and/or no lights are showing on the signal. Proceed cautiously as if the intersection is controlled by “STOP” signs in all directions.” You don’t need to call 911. If you’re a motorcyclist and this happens to you, carry a copy of the handbook with you with the page dog-eared. Wait a minute or two (maybe conspicuously look at your watch in case a cop’s watching), check for cops, then go.
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Dave Raiman
Dave Raiman
Jun 17 · 6 upvotes including Andrew Corradini
I must admit that in my case after having to wait at this light repeatedly with it not sensing my bike, the time I wait got shorter. So, one would ask if I knew they hadn’t fixed it that day before I got there. Ironically, after issuing the citation, I had to go through *another* signal that failed to sense me and the same cop drove next to me and said out his window, “let me trigger this one for you”.
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Russell Styles
Russell Styles
Aug 10 · 1 upvote
Some buy a small NIB magnet and stick it to underside. They say it can help.
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Dave Raiman
Dave Raiman
Aug 13
Have tried it in spades on a whim. Not surprising— no effect. They’re not that kind of sensor.
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Ross Payne
Ross Payne
Aug 27 · 1 upvote
I just get off the bike and push the walk button.
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Brendan Sinclair
Brendan Sinclair
May 28 · 19 upvotes
Calling 911 for something that isn’t an imminent or ongoing threat to persons, property, or public safety can cause you problems bigger than the inoperative light you’ve been sitting at. Most (if not all) police departments have a non-emergency line that is attended 24/7 by the dispatcher on duty. If you’re out of the jurisdiction that you dial, they can usually pinch-hit or transfer you. The Sheriff's Office is the same.
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Dave Raiman
Dave Raiman
May 30 · 4 upvotes
Imminent danger can be relative to environment. This intersection has no street lighting and has had fatalities. One of those though is that they put the traffic signal in the middle of the straight line of travel in the right lane. The lane veers left just before the light. Dark or rainy, you better know the area or be driving slowly. If all traffic had to “cautiously” go against the red, I expect they’d consider this a dangerous situation.
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Brendan Sinclair
Brendan Sinclair
May 31 · 3 upvotes
Only you can decide if the call is to dispatch or 911. Sounds like you’ve got a special situation with your intersection, so calling 911 could be the correct action. To me, darkness and weather and a poorly designed intersection would have me calling dispatch, as I could choose to not enter the d...(more)
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Gregory Roberts
Gregory Roberts
May 31 · 4 upvotes
I’m not sure if the malfunctioning red light is going to qualify as a danger since you have to stop at it when it is working properly. However, most 911 operators will just refer you to a non emergency line if you are calling with an inappropriate issue. To threaten arrest is overkill if the pers...(more)
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Arlene Walker
Arlene Walker
Jun 19 · 4 upvotes
That is all fine and dandy if you know the non-emergency number. But most people don't know that number. I know I don't for our police department.
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Drew Eckhardt
Drew Eckhardt
Jul 7 · 1 upvote
You can call 411 when you have a phone.

With a smart phone and working internet, you can use that instead.
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Brendan Sinclair
Brendan Sinclair
Jul 3
El Paso PD non emergency (915) 212–4000.
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Harvey Wachtel
Harvey Wachtel
May 31 · 20 upvotes
What a waste of 911 resources intended for more important things. A better solution, which is also the solution to some more important things, is for police forces to screen out assholes when they apply for jobs as officers
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Wendy Saslow
Wendy Saslow
Jul 23 · 1 upvote
I was asked a similar question here on Quora and someone said he proceeded to go when safe. He got a ticket anyway. I said I do it myself! If it’s a light that normal takes only 60 seconds to change, and suddenly it’s upwards of 3–5 minutes, something is wrong. Well, he was reamed by an officer here, too! and civilian Quorans just for even asking! I said call 911 to report the faulty light if this happens again to cover your bases! I wasn’t an officer myself, an investigator and civilian forensics, so I risk getting ticketed, too.
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Freddy Benelli
Freddy Benelli
Jun 1 · 15 upvotes
I can't imagine sitting at an inoperative light for 5 full minutes and then calling 911 to ask permission. If I'm sitting at a light that isn't cycling for a full 60 seconds and there has been no other traffic in the area since I've been there, I believe that it is my turn to go.
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Kevin Counihan
Kevin Counihan
Jul 15 · 1 upvote
If you have a dashcam it will verify the failed light for you if you do get stopped for running it. Have the cop watch the video first, then ask him if he still wants to issue the citation. Most dashcams now have GPS location and time/date stamps included in the video recording.

07–15–2019.
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Eric McQuiggan
Eric McQuiggan
Jun 2 · 9 upvotes
Calling 911 for an inoperative traffic signal is a terrible misuse of it. The busy 911 operators do not need to be babying you through a stop light. Use common sense proceed when safe. If you get pulled over by a cop for running a light its because they saw you run a light. But if you did your due diligence pulling out of the intersection you should have noticed the officer.
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Eunice Bourne
Eunice Bourne
Jun 4 · 13 upvotes
As a black female I would be calling 911-misuse or not. Sad to have to bring it down to color but all things aren't equal for everyone! I would rather go to court and argue my point with cell phone records to back it up than to be pulled over for running a red light without corroborating evidence.

Some things are less equal for some of us!
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Martin Shaw
Martin Shaw
Jun 5
Ouch! Where do you live?
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Scott Bradbury
Scott Bradbury
Sep 10
Maybe it's about attitude. That chip on your shoulder must be

getting heavy by now.
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David Skamel
David Skamel
10h ago
Maybe there's a reason for her attitude. Like past experience with assholes, for instance.
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Eunice Bourne
Eunice Bourne
Jun 10
in the good ole USA!
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Matt Elder
Matt Elder
Aug 19 · 4 upvotes
Playing the race card AND the gender card in one post? Seriously, just stop it. It’s nonsense and everyone knows it.
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Martin Shaw
Martin Shaw
Sep 12 · 1 upvote
Why is it nonsense? How do you know? Is that from you own experience, or from some data that you could share with us?
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Martin Shaw
Martin Shaw
Sep 12 · 1 upvote
There is no “white privilege card”. Some people get more leeway than others (rich people, people that look alike, pretty people, etc etc.). That might look like white privilege to some, but that is a big oversimplification. Black people are not the ONLY ones who may get a bad deal from all sorts of directions. Life is not fair for many people, but there are always people worse off (well, except one poor blighter somewhere).
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Tim Reimers
Tim Reimers
Sep 25 · 1 upvote
No, that's incorrect.

The officer will not have to answer to the 911operator.

He doesn't work for the 911 operator, and often neither does anyone in his chain of command.

Police very often feel more disturbed by 911 operators than anything else, because the 911 operators are themselves being forced to send officers out on stupid calls like “make my neighbor's dog stop barking*, or “there's a homeless person outside in the street make him go away”.

a naturally enough they're not inclined to pay very much attention to the nine-one-one operator unless the call really is about something seriously important, because believe it or not about 90% of calls or not.but the 911 operator has zero discretion about not calling an officer, they are under the gun from their managers and responsive to Citizens, so they're more likely to enter absolutely everything as a call just to CYA.

there might be a process by which you could eventually get a copy of that 911 recording and prove that you spoke to a dispatcher, but trust me that's a lot harder than you think when The thin blue line doesn't really want it to happen because they want to preserve the authority of the officer
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Stephen Ball
Stephen Ball
Jun 9 · 2 upvotes
A malfunctioning light isn't in itself an emergency, so I would think the call should be to the local police, yes?
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Sheila Lewing
Sheila Lewing
Jun 6 · 4 upvotes
if you call 911 for permission to proceed theough a stop light and uf that 911 operator/pig/one time) answers anyother way than (sir this is an emergency number for emergency situations)(not comcast) than why evwn call dor permisson , obviously the caller is suckng that dick already, shit i could call 911 and say someone trying to break in my house with a gun///// and bet first thing they say is ( do you need assistance????? no i need a undertaker cause i was shot while on hold with 911 cause the 911 operator was busy asking you how long you been sitting at a stop light, i know how long, long enough to get shot and forgot, but atleast the worlds most protected emergency services told you to break the law, and exsplaine the HOW TOO'S

DO NOTS,

(like

HOT T0O GET LIT
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Mike Breen
Mike Breen
May 25 · 34 upvotes including Nathan Whitten
Often one of the sensor loops is broken or malfunctioning. Moving a few feet forward or back onto another working loop will trip the light. If that doesn’t work wait till it is safe to proceed and then do so. I’ve never in my 39 years (working right now) issued a citation when a driver stopped and proceeded with caution at a light that was malfunctioning.
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Dave Barak
Dave Barak
Jun 20 · 1 upvote
I wonder if putting one’s flashers on before proceeding might be a bit of a signal to any officers that one is proceeding with caution. Can’t hurt, but it may not help either.
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Robert Carnegie
Robert Carnegie
Oct 2
I think you’re meant not to use hazard lights (all the turn lights at once) unless stationary, although that isn’t always followed. So that answer would be no.
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Nathan Whitten
Nathan Whitten
May 27 · 4 upvotes
Thanks for the information. I wish I could feel confident that the police in this area would be as reasonable as you seem to be.
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Frank Muellersman
Frank Muellersman
Jun 5 · 4 upvotes
Late one night, while the officer sat in the convenience store parking lot watching, I sat in the left turn lane several minutes waiting for the light to change. I knew the left turn lane trigger was broke and the officer was wanting to write a ticket. Eventually he pulled up beside me triggering the green light and pulled through the intersection. As there was no traffic coming, I was then able to make my left turn.
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Dave Raiman
Dave Raiman
Jun 17
Not sure how moving around at a broken sensor loop is going to suddenly make it work. I have tried many tricks since the light where I have worked for 35 years has failed to sense my bike for ages. Weaving as I arrive up to the light leans the bike over (to present a wider ferrous profile?) and may or may not have helped. The traffic engineer who worked with me on the light for 20 minutes verified that me rolling back and forth did nothing.
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Joseph Baptist
Joseph Baptist
Fri
I had several lights where the sensor didn’t detect my bike (also didn’t detect some lifted trucks), and I found that standing rapidly and pushing down with my arms got my bike to dip into its suspension, and would often trigger the sensor.

In other cases, putting down the center stand over the sensor did the trick.

If not, I waited a full cycle, and if clear, went through. Never got a ticket, and if I had, I would have not only taken it to court, but would have considered a lawsuit against the city for having lights with defective sensors that failed to detect a street legal, registered mpotor vehicle.
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Russell Styles
Russell Styles
Jun 23 · 1 upvote
Most bikes have an aluminum engine. Not much steel in them, just a little pipe.
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Wayne Ashby
Wayne Ashby
Sep 27
Actually the sensors are inductive loops of wire that detect changes in inductance. Think of the sensor as a metal detector. If the sensitivity isn’t set too low, any metal (even aluminum) within the coil area will cause a change in inductance and trigger the light change.
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Russell Styles
Russell Styles
Jun 23 · 2 upvotes
That may be true, but the few officers that are aggressive enough to give tickets under those conditions are allowed to continue. I believe it is called the blue wall of silence.

We will trust you when you start driving malicious cops out of your ranks.
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Carl Coleman
Carl Coleman
May 31 · 1 upvote
The problem is: it may be long for good reason HOWEVER, I mostly think of the officer ‘out to get you' who even specially hides to keep you tempted.
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Elisabeth Acquaire
Elisabeth Acquaire
Jul 12 · 1 upvote
Well that’s you, there are millions of corrupt and evil police out in the world. i Know much more than I can say here. Never ever trust police
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ROOMATOID
ROOMATOID
Aug 9 · 1 upvote
A policeman/woman is NEVER off duty. Even relaxing in their own yard they are hoping to ‘Nick’ someone. Maybe a dog wazzing over his tyre, will get a bullet up it’s rear end.


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Nixon, Don M. II - Newspaper career - love affair

1952 - Career began at the Peru IN Daily Tribune answering phones to provide high school basketball scores for Peru, Miami County and surrounding counties.

1955 - Newspaper carrier, Wabash IN ~ Plain Dealer
1956 - Monty Towe, Wabash IN ~ Plain Dealer, photographer's assistant
1957 - Printer's devil, Wabash IN ~ Plain Dealer
1958 - Pressroom assistant, Wabash IN ~ Plain Dealer
1965 - Controller, ~ Nixon Newspaper Associates
1969 - Publisher, Auburn IN ~  Auburn Printing Company, Evening Star
1972 - Publisher, Wabash IN ~ Plain Dealer & Times Star
1974 - Publisher, Wabash IN ~ TV Plus
1976 - Publisher/proofreader, ~ Indiana Racquet Sports
1978 - Publisher, Culver IN, ~ Citizen
1978 - Publisher, North Judson IN, ~ News
1978 - Publisher, Swayzee IN, ~ Press
1978 - Publisher, Winamac IN, ~ Pulaksi County Journal
1998 - Publisher/proofreader, ~ SpectatorUSA
1998 - Publisher/proofreader, ~ EZ Classified Advertizing™
2004 - Publisher/proofreader, ~ Welcome Neighbor Advertizing™


Nixon Newspapers - address following no longer current   317 844-8189
  2 W Canal St Wabash IN, 46992 #EZ.24503 Exp 02-01
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