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It doesn't need to be a so-called Routine Traffic Stop

This is a discussion on It doesn't need to be a so-called Routine Traffic Stop within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Around here they mostly get yelled at when they breeze by the medic. When that law first came to VA I saw a VSP Trooper ...

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    Around here they mostly get yelled at when they breeze by the medic. When that law first came to VA I saw a VSP Trooper tell a reporter that they were not in favor of the law because it would cause traffic backups! FWIW Troopers are brainwashed in the academy that traffic must be kept moving at all costs. I have seen Troopers move traffic thru a crash scene where we were moving back and forth thru traffic to tend to the patients!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Sounds like the trucker was either speeding or not looking far enough ahead to scan for slowing traffic
    I'll vote not looking or doing something else, radio, CB, whatever. If you get in a situation where you have to panic stop a truck, it's already bad. He may have layed on the brakes hard instead of pumping them too. Air brakes are a very different feel to regular brakes. If you don't pump them they can either lock or air out and not work at all. I've had mine start "popping off" and my brakes go away. Scares you bad. Scared the lady in the mini van that I passed in the grass more.

    But I have also seen this almost exact scenario play out with a car. Heavy wrecker, two big box trucks, NCHP, and a mechanic truck. Kid panicked, lost control, hit the mechanic truck then pinned the other driver to the back of his truck. Being squeezed between the bumper of an SUV and a box truck can be the end of your career. It was for his. Lucky for me it was all internal, cause I was the only person on scene interested in helping him. That was a bad day.
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