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  • #16
    Originally posted by The_Mayor
    When I was 17 I took my old camaro at 3 AM on US101 north about 15 miles north of san francisco. I got it up to 120 mph. The speed limit there is 65. It was a used car and there was no front passenger seat. So my brother was just sitting there where the seat was supposed to me on a milk carton (with no seatbelt).

    As I am coming down the hill passing San Rafael towards the weigh station at terra linda. My brother says "COP". I looked over and I saw the cop about 1/8 of a mile ahead and he was on a bike and he already has his lights on.

    So I pulled over. And the CHPie walked right up to me. "Where is the bottle?" he asked. I told him that I don't drink. And that was true I didn't drink back then. then he asked "Where is the Nitrous" I told him that there was no nitrous. (there wasn't).

    He said "I want you to take this thing to a race track and get the hell out of here. Do you understand?"

    I said Yes. and I did understand.

    He let me go. Chippies are cool.
    Thank goodness for graduated driver licenses! When you're young, it's common to feel immortal or "bullet proof." The military also knows that and they prefer young guys who will charge that machine gun nest. You take an "old" guy like me and I'm careful not to slip on the ice and break a bone or crack my skull. Most of us make it to middle age despite our impetuous acts and a few, sadly, pay the price.
    Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Tennsix
      Way too fast! I was typing and thinking at tme same time. 110 is too fast. It mightthink differently about it, if the supervisor was the only back-up officer resonding.
      I figured.
      Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Tennsix
        Way too fast! I was typing and thinking at tme same time. 110 is too fast. It mightthink differently about it, if the supervisor was the only back-up officer resonding.
        Yeah, 110 is incredibly fast. Only time I've gone that fast was on a ride-along where the officer I was with was blazing down the highway to back up his sergeant. 110 mph is a pretty white-knuckle speed, especially when you're blazing past other cars and trucks going 60 mph.

        I think all of us can admit, at least those of us on patrol, that we've pushed it a little further than we should when responding to a hot alarm (multiple activations) or maybe a good call. I've definitely slowed myself down, and I think that comes with experience.
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        • #19
          The ONLY time I want to be going 110 mph is in my airplane.
          Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Taser
            Yeah, 110 is incredibly fast. Only time I've gone that fast was on a ride-along where the officer I was with was blazing down the highway to back up his sergeant. 110 mph is a pretty white-knuckle speed, especially when you're blazing past other cars and trucks going 60 mph.....
            I would of asked him to let me get out of the car!
            Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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            • #21
              ?There is no job in the world that justifies speeding to the point of idiocy other than maybe on a race track.? That was a quote from my FTO in my LEO days. And I concur with it to this day.

              Though I have had pursuits close to 125 they were felony pursuits. Responses to an LEO in need of help, shots fired and so on allowed me to push the pedal further to the floor but not all the way to the floor to the point of loosing it all in a micro-second. And yes I have stroked many a security guard in my lifetime for driving like Steve McQueen in a company vehicle. Now as a private protection officer who?s duties are to respond to escort calls in three counties I have yet to have pushed the envelope. And never will. Until the laws change that the private sector can respond in such a way I?ll be dammed if I am going to risk killing someone or myself.

              I have personally witnessed three deaths in my life time due to someone hauling ass. One of them died in my arms from a hit and run speeder who to this day was never caught. It?s not an event I share often but it?s one that has allowed me to govern my desire for speed. I have been stopped many times by an LEO but not for traffic issues. Since my job requires me to drive around in an unmarked company vehicle it?s bound to draw an few police to check me out. But not for speed. This is one area I put my foot down working security that there is NO excuse for it. Unless you have the authority to do so and your vehicle has red or blue lights and have perhaps a closed environment to speed on. It?s wrong in all respects. Sometimes I even get miffed at the authorities of this day and age for blowing the paint off my car or mail box. Especially when they are not using any lights or siren.
              My views, opinions and statements are my own. They are not of my company, affiliates or coworkers.

              -Being bagger at Publix has more respect these days

              -It's just a job kid deal with it

              -The industry needs to do one of two things; stop fiddling with the thin line and go forward or go back to that way it was. A flashlight in one hand and your set of keys in the other

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Mr. Security
                I would of asked him to let me get out of the car!
                It was pretty impressive really. We were travelling in a pack of about two other police cars, all going 110 mph. But hey, their supe needed back up. I only hope my guys come to my aid fast when I call...though not at 110 mph.
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                • #23
                  I always got annoyed for a second or two by unmarked units driving like Batman. No, actually, I drive like Batman. They drive like idiots.

                  I don't care who's driving. Nor do I really care that "I'm a trained professional who can drive at 120 MPH and your not." I've driven at 100-110 MPH. Its not fun. Its not something that you want to do lightly, with frequency. I think quite a few agencies knew that if one of my employer's cars was doing anything over 80 (Which was the normal speed on the two Tampa Bay bridges), something was seriously wrong, and they can write a ticket at the site when they get there.
                  Some Kind of Commando Leader

                  "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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                  • #24
                    A co-worker of mine was telling me a story about working for a former company. He was responding to a hot alarm and he was stuck behind a school bus. So, on a road (where there is one lane travelling in each direction), the bus turns on its flashers and pulls off to the right to pick up kids who were on that side of the road. So, my colleage passes the school bus in the left lane, going slowly and cautiously. I guess the bus driver called it in because down the road he got pulled over. The officer gave him a huge ration of s*** (understandably, if you ask me). But the officer said one thing that really struck a nerve with him. "I don't care if you have a MAN DOWN, you do not break traffic laws!" I can honestly say if I had a co-worker saying that he had been shot/was being shot at I would be going balls to the wall to get there, but I've always been taught to look out for my own.

                    He didn't get a ticket, but he wasn't happy.
                    10-8

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                    • #25
                      I was never a fan of Batman.

                      "It's the car. Chicks dig the car".

                      Green Lantern was more my style.

                      "You're headstrong, unprofessional, and reckless. If you ever jeopardize yourself or your teammates again by running off half-cocked without a battle plan, I will personally see you're kicked out of the League. I don't care who your father is. And incidentally... you did good.".
                      My views, opinions and statements are my own. They are not of my company, affiliates or coworkers.

                      -Being bagger at Publix has more respect these days

                      -It's just a job kid deal with it

                      -The industry needs to do one of two things; stop fiddling with the thin line and go forward or go back to that way it was. A flashlight in one hand and your set of keys in the other

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Taser
                        A co-worker of mine was telling me a story about working for a former company. He was responding to a hot alarm and he was stuck behind a school bus. So, on a road (where there is one lane travelling in each direction), the bus turns on its flashers and pulls off to the right to pick up kids who were on that side of the road. So, my colleage passes the school bus in the left lane, going slowly and cautiously. I guess the bus driver called it in because down the road he got pulled over...
                        Passing a school bus with its red lights flashing is a BIG NO-NO. If your coworker had run over a kid, he'd probably still be incarcerated.
                        Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Mr. Security
                          Passing a school bus with its red lights flashing is a BIG NO-NO. If your coworker had run over a kid, he'd probably still be incarcerated.
                          I agree, and that's what I told him. No matter how careful he was passing the school bus. It would have been better if he had just done it while the bus was in motion.
                          10-8

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Mr. Security
                            The ONLY time I want to be going 110 mph is in my airplane.
                            I got up to 120 MPH in a pursuit once and I have no desire to do that again.
                            I believe I speak for everyone here sir, when I say, to Hell with our orders.
                            -Lieutenant Commander Data
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Tennsix
                              I got up to 120 MPH in a pursuit once and I have no desire to do that again.
                              Yikes! How was the old blood pressure and ticker during that pursuit?
                              Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Tennsix
                                I got up to 120 MPH in a pursuit once and I have no desire to do that again.
                                I got a Caprice Classic (9c1 Interceptor, not the road version) up to 115 and then backed it back down, I swore the thing was going to fly off the road or something. It seemed to settle in best at 75-80, which was standard highway speeds in Tampa on the bridges.
                                Some Kind of Commando Leader

                                "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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