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Re: Re: police car tracking

Postby dknight212 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:39 pm

jasonh300 wrote:It would be much simpler to not break the law. What exactly is it you're doing that you're this concerned about the cops?


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Re: police car tracking

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:47 pm

Maybe a third option for "I've been pulled over for tailing a police car"?

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Re: police car tracking

Postby floppyrod84 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:18 pm

Slow down, there a cop in front, I've got pot in my pocket...

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Re: police car tracking

Postby floppyrod84 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:16 am

How do old threads keep being pulled up? :-S

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Re: police car tracking

Postby gordonski » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:53 am

Why should it be a crime to drive behind a police car??? If their position was secret, they shouldn't paint them in fancy silver and blue with flashlights on top.
Maybe we could get the police to use Waze, then we could also see moving police cars. I don't see any other chance to track police cars on the move. Unless someone volunteers to tape a magent to his smartphone and secretly tuck it to the rear bumber of a police car...
Over here policecars don't do any harm, they just drive around like other cars. German cops usually don't stop you without any reason. If they do, and you didn't do anything wrong (e.g. speeding, holding a phone, no seatbelt, ...), they check your papers, wish you a nice day, and off you go.
If you go by a police car, driving well above speed limit, well, take it like a man and deal with the consequences of your actions... :roll:
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Re: police car tracking

Postby gordonski » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:23 pm

xteejx wrote:How do old threads keep being pulled up? :-S

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That happens when people keep posting replies... :? ... D'oh! :x
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Re: police car tracking

Postby harling » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:34 pm

xteejx wrote:Maybe a third option for "I've been pulled over for tailing a police car"?

Excellent.

I can understand the desire to report a "speed trap"; in some cases the underlying goal may be the generation of revenue rather than safety. But tracking a police vehicle that is doing who-knows-what could easily be construed as interfering with law enforcement, at the very least. You may become a distraction to the police, tip off criminals, find yourself in the middle of gunfire...

Bottom line: leave moving police vehicles alone. They are keeping you safe, and you need to get out of their way and let them do their job--unencumbered by live GPS tracking on a public system that anyone can use!
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Re: police car tracking

Postby harling » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:21 pm

The objection against tracking police cars is the potential to use such a tool for evasion, of scrutiny and/or pursuit.
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Re: police car tracking

Postby heckmandm » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:07 am

This has already been discussed in a lot of other forums. While I agree it would be cool to tag a moving target like this, there is a privacy issue with doing that. Plus I'm pretty sure that harling has a point, following around police vehicles (or tracking them by GPS) is interfering with law enforcement.

Just drive safely and the police shouldn't be an issue for ya. ;)
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Re: police car tracking

Postby jasonh300 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:34 pm

It would be much simpler to not break the law. What exactly is it you're doing that you're this concerned about the cops?
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