Revelstoke resident wants RCMP to slow down

Re: No serious injuries after truck crashes into RCMP, revelstoketimesreview.com, Mar. 23

Editor,

Re: No serious injuries after truck crashes into RCMP, revelstoketimesreview.com, Mar. 23

Police officers are getting to be more and more like a bunch of cowboys when they’re driving. A rainbow on the side of the vehicle does not put the driver above the law. Exceeding speed limits, running stop signs and proceeding through red lights is a privilege, not a right, that they may exercise only after determining it is save to do so.  Yes, a peace officer (unlike ambulance of fire truck drivers), may drive in emergency mode without using the siren, but only when they have a valid reason and consideration has been given to general public safety.

Lights and sirens indicate the driver is requesting others yield their right of way. They do not mean the officer automatically has it.

And, how much response time was saved in this case?

Bill Shuttleworth,

Revelstoke

 

 

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