Ever watched a two hour video of a police vehicle pursuit and wanted to throw a brick through your TV screen?
When the felons find out what your areas law enforcement officers can and can’t do locally, they then skirt around the rules as much as they can, many of them sticking the accelerator to the floor, so to speak, so that police officers will end up having to cancel the pursuit. There is no easy answers.
No cost free answers.
The police are sick of it.
Will the person that you disregard the pursuit on, go and kill a child a week later, (it has happened).
Will the person that you don’t disregard a pursuit on a theft of a skateboard, that ends up running into a family of 19 in their short bus, killing all of them at the scene?
New Vehicle Pursuit Laws
When the person being stopped by a police officer, with the overhead lights going on, they have to know, with no doubt at all, that
IF I BURY THE ACCLERATOR AND TRY TO LEAD THE POLICE ON A PURSUIT, I WILL: DO A YEAR IN JAIL NEVER DRIVE IN THE USA EVER…
NO DO OVERS…
NO TAKE BACKS…
NO I WAS TOO DRUNK OR ON DRUGS EXCUSES…
Change the law, and put it right out there.
Let everyone know in regard to criminals being body slammed by the law.
Again, what we are doing, is reducing the likelihood of vehicle pursuits along with knocking the wheels out from under, many times, the drug dealers wheels, their transportation.
What citizens have to realize, is that the moron leading the police on a 65mph vehicle pursuit through a residential area is as deadly as a person doing a drive-by, for the vehicle is a weapon.
There are additional steps that can be taken to help shorten the length of vehicle pursuits. Tire spikes in all patrol vehicles Push bumpers on larger four door pickup trucks utilized as patrol squads specifically to stop ongoing vehicle pursuits.
Additional laws must also be put in place that protect the individual officers, city and county law enforcement agencies vs. criminal and civil attacks following vehicle pursuits.