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#16 Kami-

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:03


Around here you can put your vehicle in emergency march, in cases of...emergencies and if it doesn't endanger others.

First, clasify "emergency march" because that can be speeding or slowing down. In the case of slowing down, your are correct. In the case of speeding, you are not.

No vehicle (this includes police cars) can go over the speed limit. Only special vehicles under very specific circumstances can go over the speed limit in specific situations.

Speeding (and going below the slowest possible limit) causes many deaths.


I'm sorry, I didn't realise you were up-to date on the laws in Portugal... Laws differ from state to state within the US, never mind from country to country.

In some places (dependant on circumstances) it is legal to exceed the posted speed limit.


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 14:53

Yes, the police escort you. Thats not the driver.

And my point stands. A personal car cannot speed. There is a difference between speeding and being escorted.

The law the is the law. This would give other dumbasses excuses to speed for something much less....

First, clasify "emergency march" because that can be speeding or slowing down. In the case of slowing down, your are correct. In the case of speeding, you are not.

No vehicle (this includes police cars) can go over the speed limit. Only special vehicles under very specific circumstances can go over the speed limit in specific situations.


You are allowed to speed in the UK if you are under duress, such as life threatening situations where speeding would save you. Police cars are allowed to exceed the speed limit in emergencies.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 15:02

such as life threatening situations where speeding would save you.


Does that cover escaping from the police in a stolen car ?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 15:09

Does that cover escaping from the police in a stolen car ?


Try it and report back :rofl:

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 15:11

Try it and report back :rofl:


If you don't get a reply for the next 2 years, it doesn't cover that particular emergency :laugh:

#21 Dinggus

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 15:17

I hope he got a fine.

No matter what the emergency, a personal vehicle cannot under ANY circumstances speed.

If he didnt, the police officer was a nice guy.


Hope you never need to dial 911, I would hate for you to complain to the officers for speeding to assist you in an emergency.

How old are you?

#22 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 15:23

Hope you never need to dial 911, I would hate for you to complain to the officers for speeding to assist you in an emergency.

How old are you?


You clearly missed the part where he said "personal vehicle"...

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 15:36

You clearly missed the part where he said "personal vehicle"...


You clearly missed the quote I was responding to...

#24 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 16:11

You clearly missed the quote I was responding to...


Umm, no I didn't. Read what I said...

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 16:16

Umm, no I didn't. Read what I said...

umm....with Astra on this one. He clearly said personal vehicle, even though I don't agree with what dinggus has said.

#26 majortom1981

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 16:39

He should have stopped. By me police cars can turn most lights green.

#27 Dinggus

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 18:52

Umm, no I didn't. Read what I said...


I was responding to him with that quote, obviously I didn't read the rest of the thread posting.

Even so, this guy is trying to say he's never gone over the posted speed limit?

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 19:02

I hope he got a fine.

No matter what the emergency, a personal vehicle cannot under ANY circumstances speed.

If he didnt, the police officer was a nice guy.


Growing up, I was told that you MUST honk and flash your lights so other drivers know you're having a situation of distress. this isn't like some illegal immigrant who recently struck a woman with a car in a hit and run.

common sense measures must be used



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