Passing an emergency vehicle

Would you pass a cop (on the left) who is going exactly the speed limit on a 4 lane divided highway?

Yes
2
25%
Only if other cars were passing as well
2
25%
Never
4
50%
 
Total votes: 8

douggydfresh
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Passing an emergency vehicle

by: douggydfresh on
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:01 pm

I was on a 4 lane divided highway, speed limit 60 kph, and I passed a cop. I was doing 65. He pulled me over, and gave me a warning, telling me I wasn't allowed to pass a cop. His lights weren't on, and he was doing exactly 60, so I passed him, like I would any other car.

Is he being a jerk, or is it foolish to pass a cop who is doing the limit?

I searched the OHTA for any mention of not being allowed to pass emergency vehicles, but couldn't find anything.


Stanton
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by: Stanton on
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:37 pm

Passing a police vehicle in itself isn't illegal, it's simply the fact that you were speeding while doing so. Police will frequently exercise discretion and ignore minor speeding offences, but passing one while exceeding the limit probably isn't the best idea.


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