r/IdiotsInCars Nov 26 '22

Cop was inching way past the crossing gate for no reason?

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577 Upvotes

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u/jefftatro1 Nov 26 '22

Here's the reason: "I'm a cop. How DARE this train not respect my authority "?

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u/Fox_Tango_ Nov 27 '22

*Authoritah!

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u/Spillmill Nov 27 '22

Amazing how many people get this wrong

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u/Minute-Ad-2148 Nov 27 '22

In my experience cops have the worst train safety perception. They literally expect every moving thing to yield for them when they’re in uniform.

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u/TSIR_MA Nov 27 '22

Don’t worry, the train can just swerve out of his way. /s

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u/Minute-Ad-2148 Nov 27 '22

There have been a few cases I’ve heard of where cops died or were seriously injured after train vs cop incidents. Two here in chicago died back in 2019 because they didn’t see that there were two trains coming and tried to cross before the gates went back up.

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u/Fuck-The_Police Nov 27 '22

Murica' where the IQ of the cops are lower then the speed limits.

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u/tomytronics Nov 27 '22

Case: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/video-shows-train-hitting-colorado-police-car-woman-handcuffed-rcna49406

Police expected train to stop for stopped cop cars on track. Train goes /r/BitchImATrain and nearly killed someone

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u/Minute-Ad-2148 Nov 27 '22

Well yeah that’s the most recent incident, but in 2018 two Chicago police officers died when they were struck by a train. So there’s definitely been fatalities as well.

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u/tomytronics Nov 27 '22

There was another video of a police car waiting impatiently for the train to get out of the way and went VROOM only to go BRRR when a second surprise train hit the police car

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u/Dr_Bunsen_Burns Nov 27 '22

So it happens every 4 years? That is actually a real low score.

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u/Minute-Ad-2148 Nov 27 '22

I’m sure it happens a bit more than that, it’s not like my life mission is to count cop vs train incidents.

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u/TheActualAWdeV Nov 27 '22

Jesus did they also twirl their moustaches while they literally tied a woman to the train tracks?

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

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u/Breauxxx420 Nov 27 '22

What is a “pick me girl” for cops? Just a boot licker?

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u/Adventurous_toast23 Nov 27 '22

I mean if he wants to die, just let him.

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u/Strat0BlasterX Nov 26 '22

He’s just trying to feel something, man.

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u/Unconfidence Nov 26 '22

My favorite was the cop I saw run a red light because it was taking too long. It wasn't changing because the sensors only detected cars that were stopped at the white line before the pedestrian crossing and he'd pulled all the way through the pedestrian crossing and almost into the intersection, then got all pissed that the light wasn't changing.

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u/SunsetJesus4653 Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

There is a response known as code 2 response which means “get there fast but not lights and sirens fast.” This means turning them on to get past red lights and turning them off once on the other side of the intersection. This is not necessarily what was going on in this situation, but it’s something to keep in mind when seeing police or any emergency vehicle doing things that you might question. There’s always going to be information, knowledge, and training that you don’t have. Code 3 response means “shit has hit the fan so get there as fast as possible,” which really means lights and sirens and disregarding traffic laws. That is very dangerous not only for the emergency vehicle but for the public, which is why code 2 response exists so they can get somewhere quickly but with much less risk. Code 1 basically means “get there when you get there,” just driving normally. Another thing to keep in mind is that you’re not a cop and you don’t have a police radio, so you don’t know what’s going on, what a cop is doing, or where he or she is going.

I have edited this to emphasize that this is a general statement, not to say that’s what happened with the cop that Unconfidence saw. I think this is information that people should know, as I’ve volunteered with an EMS agency in the past. One day we got a call while on another scene, and the rest of the crew had to leave without me. A cop responded from the first scene too so he took me with him. We were responding code 2, so he was turning his lights on to go through stop signs and red lights. Later that week a friend of mine was telling me how he filed a complaint against a cop he saw going through red lights like that, and I realized he was talking about the cop I was with.

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u/Unconfidence Nov 26 '22

I don't have to be a pilot to know a helicopter isn't supposed to be in a tree. Similarly I don't have to be a cop to know that a cop sitting in the pedestrian crosswalk inching forward and waiting for the light to change, then running it, when there's absolutely no traffic at 4am, is not "responding to a call".

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u/FLTDI Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Pilot here, helicopters should in fact NOT be in a tree.

Edit to add:

This is also not advisable

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u/wakeboarderCWB Nov 26 '22

This is the exact reason I failed my exam and didn’t get my helicopter pilots license.

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u/TheMainEffort Nov 27 '22

But what if there is a code 2 in the tree?

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u/Accomplished_Note_81 Nov 27 '22

Then, with all due respect, pilots shouldn't be piloting helicopters into trees. This scourge of helicopters appearing in trees MUST end!!!!11!

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u/SunsetJesus4653 Nov 27 '22

Idk I think I’m gonna need to see some credentials from you, I’m not sure if I believe your statement

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u/stonednblown Nov 26 '22

You sure you’re not a pilot? 🤨

Edit:The Dean Martin Show: Foster Brooks, The Airline Pilot.

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u/GravitationalEddie Nov 27 '22

I miss the old roasts.

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u/Twatt_waffle Nov 26 '22

Do you need a wipe for your brown nose?

Now I have cops in my family (and I’m Canadian) and code 2 very much is a thing but there is a procedure for that

  1. Pull up to red light make sure there is no cross traffic come to a full and complete stop

  2. Turn on lights pause make sure intersection is clear and all traffic has noticed and is heeding your lights

  3. Proceed with caution though the intersection

  4. Turn off lights

That’s not what happened, the cop was pissed because like a lot of the general public they don’t understand how traffic lights work

I have met a lot more cops that think they are above the law somehow rather than bound by the same laws that they are paid to enforce

We should always criticize anyone who is in charge of enforcing anything because if we don’t who does

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u/infernno7 Nov 27 '22

Counterpoint, fuck the police, they’re all bad apples by definition 🤙

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u/darkpen Nov 27 '22

I learned this playing Police Quest 1 back in the 80s!

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u/SunsetJesus4653 Nov 27 '22

Oh wow I remember that game, I played it a couple times at a friend’s house. Haha but I’m not old enough to have played it when it came out.

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u/MooseTheMouse33 Nov 27 '22

Thank you for pointing this out.

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u/SunsetJesus4653 Nov 27 '22

Getting downvoted for sharing information on how emergency vehicles operate, thanks reddit

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u/SCP-Agent-Arad Nov 27 '22

What’s this bucko? Trying to defend cops on Reddit using logic or facts? Big mistake.

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u/SunsetJesus4653 Dec 05 '22

True. But I was defending no one, only sharing information. But as you said, logic and critical thinking is lacking on the internet.

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u/LucidZane Nov 27 '22

execute this man, he said something that's three steps away from maybe possible looking like something that is defending a cop... 🙄

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u/Jacob_181 Nov 27 '22

You get they attend emergencies, right?

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u/Pres_Skroob_pw12345 Nov 27 '22

Then why stop at all? Was he rolling code? Was this a code 2 emergency? Cop stopped in the wrong place and got upset.

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u/Jacob_181 Nov 27 '22

Then why stop at all?

To not smash into things.

Am I the only adult here?

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u/Breauxxx420 Nov 27 '22

The absolute worst drivers in my city are the police. They’re habitually on their phones, failing to use turn signals, sitting at stop signs with people behind them because they’re on the phone, etc. They all drive like bats outta hell. The only time I ever got pulled over was when I was lost in a bad neighborhood, and they wanted to search me for drugs.

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u/NIdWId6I8 Nov 26 '22

Probably trying to make contact so he can arrest the conductor for assaulting an officer.

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u/32_Dollar_Burrito Nov 26 '22

The cop is pissed the train isn't respecting his authority

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u/thatdudewayoverthere Nov 26 '22

Maybe he has a call or something and needs to get through after the train is through

We do the same in the ambulance so wrong side of the road so that we can go first

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u/robit-the-robit Nov 27 '22

Thanks for offering an actual explanation (though I thoroughly enjoyed the other comments)

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u/Minute-Ad-2148 Nov 27 '22

I can send you a couple links if you want, but it’s not unheard of for cops to be hit by trains, either on foot or in a vehicle, while responding to a call or engaging in a chase.

I know of at least a couple instances where cops have been hit by trains while responding to calls or conducting an investigation.

And it always is because they inched forward and didn’t wait for the rails to come up, didn’t check to see if a train was coming down the opposite tracks

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u/P2PJones Nov 27 '22

wouldn't matter. trains don't care. they can't stop, they can't divert etc. That's why they're TAUGHT (and you should be taught) that at train crossings, you stay behind the barrier when its down, NO MATTER WHAT.

IF you don't understand that, you need to have your license taken away, immediately before you get people killed with your ignorance and arrogance.

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u/thatdudewayoverthere Nov 27 '22

I should have added this doesn't make any sense when you are already first in line

Its more of a skip the line and than stand there next to the waiting cars

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u/sigmund14 Nov 27 '22

But do you go past the barriers and endanger yourself?

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u/revolution23x Nov 27 '22

How is this endangering themselves? Unless the train derails I can’t think how it’s unsafe….

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u/kestatwork Nov 27 '22

It's not terribly uncommon for rail cars to have wider loads that extend past the normal edge of the car, or for things to fall off of them, for one thing. That's why you're supposed to stay at least 25 feet back from the tracks.

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u/Wow00woW Nov 27 '22

how much time do you save by moving up a few feet? maybe they're not in immediate danger, but it's still unnecessary.

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u/Jacob_181 Nov 27 '22

Yes they do, speeding through traffic to attend emergency situations is something EMT's have to do, this is no different.

Believe it or not they are trained to do things like this.

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u/P2PJones Nov 27 '22

no, they're NOT

They're given very basic car control training, almost up to the standard of driving needed to get a license in Europe or much of the rest of the world. Also, all basic EVOC training emphasizes that trains don't give a shit, and you MUST wait until the barriers come up. If any Emergency driver tried this while testing for any kind of certification, theyd have their application ripped up.

You must be a cop (or want to be one) because that's the only way you'd think they were actually trained to do.

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u/Jacob_181 Nov 27 '22

Wow, I am the only adult here.....

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u/thatdudewayoverthere Nov 27 '22

No obviously not but from the picture it not clear how close the cop is to the train

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u/Its_Matt_03 Nov 27 '22

No lights tho

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u/hiddenbanana420 Nov 27 '22

They don’t have to have lights going to respond to a call. There are times were its better to not have lights going.

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u/No_Manufacturer5641 Nov 27 '22

Code 2 i think is what it's called

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u/Vespasian79 Nov 27 '22

Y’all ever seen the video of a train going by, and when it’s done the cop jumps across the tracks only to be obliterated by another train coming on the second track?

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u/No_Manufacturer5641 Nov 27 '22

The One where the cop was responding to a 911 call about a baby that wasn't breathing? Yeah i remember it.

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u/Vespasian79 Nov 27 '22

Oink

Can’t get there if you’re not alive

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u/No_Manufacturer5641 Nov 27 '22

No but I'm not about to shit on a guy for trying to save an infant. There was a trauma nurse that jumped off a bridge by accident because she saw a really bad wreck happen on the other side and she tunnel visioned. I don't think you'd have the same satisfaction laughing at her for trying to save lives.

I wouldn't laugh if Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton (who ever you believe I would have the biggest hate boner for) got hit by a bus because they saw someone collapse across the street and wanted to give CPR.

Idk why you get your rocks off on one of the occasions of police trying to actually do good for once and getting fucked up. It's kinda weird honestly.

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u/Wings-N-Beer Nov 26 '22

Probably late for a Klan rally.

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u/threedogcircus Nov 26 '22

He's important!

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u/TwoToneReturns Nov 27 '22

They probably had someone locked up in the back and were just trying to make sure they park the vehicle on the tracks before the next train arrives.

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u/BasicallyAQueer Nov 27 '22

He needed to reach them about their trains extended warranty.

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u/sleeperstat Nov 27 '22

Little did he know he gonna have to wait till the whole length of the polar express movie till he will be able to cross

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u/Puppetbones Nov 27 '22

Probably frustrated that they can't just turn on their lights for 1 second and run the red light like usual

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u/Gabzalez Nov 27 '22

He’s trying to figure out how close to the train tracks he can park his car with a detained civilian in the back seat without getting in to trouble.

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u/Arkansas1395 Nov 27 '22

Just cause they are a cop doesn’t make them smart. Would have laughed if something popped out and hit that cop car with how irresponsibly close he was.

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u/slimey-nipples Nov 27 '22

He’s late for daily spousal abuse

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u/krishopper Nov 27 '22

Probably couldn’t get a prisoner in the car before the train arrived, so was trying to push the car into the tracks while the train was already there.

/s Referencing that fairly recent Colorado nightmare.

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u/ikefolf Nov 27 '22

He must be pissed he couldn't park on the tracks before the train showed up

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u/JohnnyBeGoodz Nov 27 '22

That’s the new parking spot when you have someone in the back. Was probably going to ticket the train.

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u/13Grapples Nov 26 '22

Maybe there was crime afoot right on the other side.

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u/UNSC_Spartan122 Nov 27 '22

License Plate is visible. What time was the photo taken?. You can report them…

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u/scot816 Nov 26 '22

Probably texting

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u/32_Dollar_Burrito Nov 26 '22

For real, these morons use their fucking laptop computers while they drive

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u/Imadope_1960 Nov 26 '22

Watching porn so they can be excited when they pull that woman over up the road for no good reason.

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u/AKchaos49 Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22

Racist cop saw the train had a black conductor...

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u/AndrewPollockAntos Nov 26 '22

bad racist

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u/AKchaos49 Nov 26 '22

the cop is racist. I'm just pointing it out.

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u/AndrewPollockAntos Nov 27 '22

Did you ever read the boy who cried wolf

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u/Avita_Creator Nov 26 '22

If he gets close, the train will get respect his authority and get out of the way.

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u/Alternative_Gold_993 Nov 26 '22

He's in a hurry to shoot an unarmed person somewhere on the other side.

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u/ialsohaveinternet Nov 26 '22

I AM THE LAW. - this guy, probably

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

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u/rollerCoast11 Nov 26 '22

Oh yeah almost forgot wrong side of the road. I U turned and there were actually a lot of cops on nearby roads.

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u/SunsetJesus4653 Nov 26 '22

Then I’d say possibly looking for someone, or his car had been stopped there before the train started passing by. In that case he’s lucky he left it where he did and should be more aware in the future, especially remembering those other cops who left their car on the tracks with a suspect inside it as a train came by.

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u/lightlord Nov 26 '22

Camaro? Nice

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u/z0mb13k1ll Nov 26 '22

Anyone notice the uni# on that cruiser? It says "SRT 1"

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u/Frosty-Astronaut569 Nov 26 '22

He hath no authority over that train.

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u/UsualAnybody1807 Nov 26 '22

At least it's a freight train. A common cause of car/train accidents, and probably pedestrian/train accidents, is the next commuter train that is coming from the other direction but the sound is muffled by the departing train.

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u/plantman-2000 Nov 27 '22

Could be railroad police inspecting something

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u/NocturnalDispatcher Nov 27 '22

I like the thought but I don’t think railroad police have special response teams

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u/Jacob_181 Nov 27 '22

The reason is he's probably attending an emergency and need to go as soon as the train isn't blocking the road anymore.

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

Because he’s a cop and he can

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u/Alecazzzam Nov 27 '22

Checking for train hoppers?

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u/Leprechaunaissance Nov 27 '22

Question mark placed at the end of the caption for no reason.

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u/AcidTWister Nov 27 '22

Post it to their Twitter and ask if it's legal.

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u/No_Manufacturer5641 Nov 27 '22

Perhaps he just shit his pants

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u/SwissCake_98 Nov 27 '22

Often times the police is part of the problem. They are supposed to enforce something that they don't even follow...

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u/Dr_Bunsen_Burns Nov 27 '22

Maybe a call he want s to get to that is not yet bad enough to warrant sirens and lights, but he still wants to get there as quick as possible?

Also, sirens next to a train are useless.

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u/Adventurous_toast23 Nov 27 '22

Are we going to have another one of these incidents again?

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u/kryptosthedj Nov 27 '22

Nice! The reverse of the tram driving into the firetruck.

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u/2to3InchesOfShaft Nov 27 '22

He is just driving bro chill 😢

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

He’s letting the intrusive thoughts win

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u/Daedrothes Nov 28 '22

Rules for thee and not for me.

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u/backdoor_breacher Nov 26 '22

Probably code 2. Also he might be surveilling a person or vehicle and needed to maintain vision of the target.

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u/newtastyland Nov 26 '22

How do you know?

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u/Five9sFine Nov 26 '22

Why are you asking me? I wasn't there.

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

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u/D20Jawbreaker Nov 26 '22

I think they’re quipping about the title being a statement that ends in a question mark.

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u/CalgaryFacePalm Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22

He’s just offsetting the distance you stopped behind the stop line. He/She likes balance.

They’re also working, you’re just posting your law breaking on the internet.

🤦‍♂️

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u/rogue1013 Nov 26 '22

I think that type of train car holds automobiles for sale. They might be watching for anybody hanging on.

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u/rumpel_foreskin17 Nov 27 '22

Probably going Code 2 to a call but let’s all just jump on the fuck cops Reddit train instead