This is a discussion on LEO crash leads to a question. within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by archer51 Not trying to start any argument here, but if your state law makes seat belt use mandatory, then there really isn't ...
our dept policy is to weat the seatbelts
however, once we get within a block or two of our call destination we remove them to prepare for getting out, its not an issue, never been a problem
as for code 3 driving....firetrucks and ambulances generally move slower than LEO vehicles and are larger than LEO vehicles, they are more visible and are upon motorists less quickly than a fast moving patrol car, therefore motorists can see them and react faster in getting out of the way, etc; that being said, when we go code 3 we always go with the assumption that someone either won't see/hear us or will intentionally not get out of the way/yield, very dangersous at times but we do not have the "I'm king of the road with my lights on" mentality
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I most always wore mine, for safety and "example", but in certain situations didn't. State law exempted us, Department policy was to wear them while patroling, however give us generic exemptions "officer discretion" as necessary.
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And much like OPFOR, I can certify that that there are some LEOs who are forbidden by policy to wear seatbelts at certain times in moving vehicles. And who aren't required to use retention devices on holsters.
I bet they will be wearing those seat belts next time. If I get stopped here without a seat belt the fine is over a hundred dollars. It looks like a case of poor judgment and they should pay the same fine that you or I would have to pay. It's a shame they got hurt.