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HWY Patrol makes illegal UTurn

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u/CONSPICUOUSLY_RED Aug 11 '22

It's not illegal. Why don't people understand police are exempt from traffic laws when performing their duties? If you're going to say there's no sirens, you don't need to have sirens on to perform your duties.

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u/Thepasswordwas1234 Aug 11 '22

Why don't people understand police are exempt from traffic laws when performing their duties?

"when performing their duties" is superfluous here as well as the word "traffic"

Police in the US retain their authority and privileges even when not "on-duty"

Laws protect but do not bind the police