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post #1 of 13 Old Jan 20th, 2008, 12:31 pm Thread Starter
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Police officer dies chasing mc

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John, I wouldn't do what you do. You take care out there.

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It ain't that bad, getting paid and riding. The officer made his choice to chase or not to chase.

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John this is another senseless loss of life.

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Yup...............

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It says he was ejected from the car. Did his seat belt fail or was he not wearing one? And I thought all modern police cars had air bags in them...am I wrong?
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Airbags do not keep you in the car. They help you not slap the windshield and steering wheel, but it must be worn with the seatbelt. The two work together.

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Airbags do not keep you in the car. They help you not slap the windshield and steering wheel, but it must be worn with the seatbelt. The two work together.
Well, from the description of the "accident" I would have guessed that he went out through the windshield. None the less, either no seat belt was worn or it failed completely. If it failed I hope they are looking intently at the car mfg. If he wasn't wearing one..... Out of habit, when I get in a car the belt goes on before the engine is even started.
A high speed chase without a seat belt on is really tempting fate.
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Well, from the description of the "accident" I would have guessed that he went out through the windshield. None the less, either no seat belt was worn or it failed completely. If it failed I hope they are looking intently at the car mfg. If he wasn't wearing one..... Out of habit, when I get in a car the belt goes on before the engine is even started.
A high speed chase without a seat belt on is really tempting fate.
No disrespect to law officers. To the contrary, I have great respect for all that choose professions that you do to serve, and not for the great pay. soldiers, nurses, teachers, law enforcement to name a few.

What I do not get is this: With the technology available today, are car chases still effective? It seem that the lives that are endangered should be more important than the possible gain from arresting one person. Am I wrong on this?

Part if this is selfish...I had to be on a bike end end up in the middle of a chase.

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Some departments, like mine, do not allow car chases, for traffic infractions, only for forcible felonies.

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The officer made his choice to chase or not to chase.
I can't help but wonder how that comment would've been received from a non-LEO.
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I can't help but wonder how that comment would've been received from a non-LEO.
Not to start World War 3, please explain??? It is up to the officer to make a stop or let it go. Depending on speed, location and vehicle and everything else. There has been many of speeders I did not give chase because of different reasons.

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