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Old 01-20-2013, 04:45 PM   #41
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I took JPatrick's comment to be a little sarcastic joke. But I did wonder if it is standard practice for police to reveal their occupation in this situation, and why.
As far as I know, it is standard. A close relative routinely uses his creds to get out of traffic violations.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:36 PM   #42
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The main reason cops don't give other cops tickets is because you never know when a cop is going to be conducting a traffic stop and need help from someone. That help might include saving his life. Just about any cop I know is going to stop and help if he sees something like that even if it includes risking his life to do it. Cops belong to a brotherhood and unless you have experienced the things that cops do over a 25 year career, you will never understand.

Don't tell me that the doctors on this board charge other doctors full price for a medical procedure or lawyers charge other lawyers for their services. There are very few fringe benefits of being a cop, but not getting tickets (within reason happens to be one of them). The amount of money saved by getting free medical care or legal services, ect is worth a lot more than the ticket costs.
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The best thing to do in that part of Texas is to get off the 4-lane and onto the 2-lane secondary (FM?) roads where you can play the Texas-Pass-On-The-Shoulder game.

For those who don't know, In Texas you are allowed to pass on the right shoulder and you are EXPECTED to move to the right shoulder when a vehicle approaches from your rear. Proper Texas etiquette requires you to move to the right shoulder as soon as you see a vehicle in your rear view mirror.
I dont have every Texas law memorized but Ive never heard of it being legal to pass on the right shoulder. Pretty sure driving on the shoulder for any reason other than an emergency is illegal.
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I dont have every Texas law memorized but Ive never heard of it being legal to pass on the right shoulder. Pretty sure driving on the shoulder for any reason other than an emergency is illegal.
Probably legal on designated roads. I remember driving on the two lane to A & M (The University of Texas) and seeing signs advising slow traffic to pull over (or words to that effect.) That piece of road was ideal as it was flat and had very nice shoulders. Worked fine and safe too. More Texas common sense.
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The main reason cops don't give other cops tickets is because you never know when a cop is going to be conducting a traffic stop and need help from someone. That help might include saving his life. Just about any cop I know is going to stop and help if he sees something like that even if it includes risking his life to do it. Cops belong to a brotherhood and unless you have experienced the things that cops do over a 25 year career, you will never understand.

Don't tell me that the doctors on this board charge other doctors full price for a medical procedure or lawyers charge other lawyers for their services. There are very few fringe benefits of being a cop, but not getting tickets (within reason happens to be one of them). The amount of money saved by getting free medical care or legal services, ect is worth a lot more than the ticket costs.
I have no problem with this as long as the traffic violation was not stupidly dangerous.
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I dont have every Texas law memorized but Ive never heard of it being legal to pass on the right shoulder. Pretty sure driving on the shoulder for any reason other than an emergency is illegal.
+1 I've never heard of that. However, it is expected/traditional that slower traffic moves to the shoulder on these roads to let the guy behind you go through. We used to see this done all the time on on our drives to visit DS in College Station years ago.
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...it is expected/traditional that slower traffic moves to the shoulder on these roads to let the guy behind you go through.
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I though it was required. You see signs all over TX warning you of the "Drive Friendly" law.
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I remember driving on the two lane to A & M (The University of Texas)
You must be confusing A University in Texas with The University of Texas. A while back I promised no more Aggie jokes so I'll leave it at that.
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I dont have every Texas law memorized but Ive never heard of it being legal to pass on the right shoulder. Pretty sure driving on the shoulder for any reason other than an emergency is illegal.


I think he has it wrong.... and not sure if it is legal or not, but people pass using the shoulder IF someone is stopped in the road waiting to take a left turn... I have not heard of or seen someone passing another car moving at speed on the right side...

It is common if you are slow to move to the shoulder so other can pass you without worrying about oncoming traffic... but, you only do this if you know the road you are on... sometimes those shoulders will disappear quickly....
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A while back I promised no more Aggie jokes so I'll leave it at that.
Just as well I guess, it must be really difficult to come up with material these days..
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