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can someone please tell me why the portland police let alone any police officer thinks that they are a better driver or a better person then any other human being, i would like to know why the police can talk on there cell phones for personal conversations what makes them a better driver while talking on the phone, also a couple days ago there was a police wreck on my street into my neighbors yard and shed what is the reason the police have to go 60 mph+ down residental streets well this police officer was i guess responding to a call that already had enough police officers on scene and he hit a car with a man and his young child. what if because of his speed and lack of driving ability a little kid was playing and ran accross that street the cop would have hit him please can you guys investigate this and come up with an answer i am tired of seeing police wrecks go un talked about and un punished

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Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Jun 30 at 12:23 PM

I imagine if he was driving that fast down a residental street I bet he had his lights and siren going. Hopefully kids are smart enough not to run out in the street in front of any kind of traffic let alone a loud, bright police car.

Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Jun 30 at 12:21 PM

Officers are required to be trained for such emergency driving situations. It's not like they just pull people of the streets and stick them behind the wheel. They are exempt because they are trained and required to multi-task to keep us safe.

nick says ... on Tuesday, Jun 1 at 8:55 PM

really, are you a cop, know a cop, done anything that has to deal with the public, people like you only complain about the police until you need them, hmm funny how that is, and how are you to know about personal calls, are you in the car, no,

Anonymous says ... on Monday, May 24 at 2:12 PM

Really????????????? Are you really questioning this situation....when the time comes think about your stupid comment when you need help and some idiot just turned left in front of a police officer running code and he doesn't make it to you in time.

PDXWerewolf says ... on Friday, May 21 at 5:55 PM

What a wreck. Both police car and this story.

Anonymous says ... on Friday, May 21 at 5:40 PM

I wish people would complain about the real problems...like CRIMINALS or the people who don't GO TO THE RIGHT or STOP....Get over it

Alohaguy says ... on Friday, May 21 at 5:34 PM

This is a result of a car turning left in front of a police car running code with lights and sirens. When a emergency vehicle is behind you pull to the right as they will pass on the left.

Alohaguy says ... on Friday, May 21 at 5:31 PM

Well, this can happen when you turn LEFT in front of a cop running code with lights and sirens on. Not sure what driving schools are teaching but pull to the right to avoid accidents with emergency vehicles.

Ivana Branmuffin says ... on Friday, May 21 at 5:17 PM

OMG! What should be punished is your message! Did you type that in one breath? Ever hear of a period? Or spell check?

John Q Citizen says ... on Friday, May 21 at 4:31 PM

City/State/County Emergency Service type agencies are exempt from the cell phone ban, Many agencies use hands free while others dont, as for the speed in responding to emergency calls,

B says ... on Friday, May 21 at 4:18 PM

I would'nt say they go unpunished. As far as the Cell phone use, Oregon law allows that but I do agree with you as I was almost hit by an officer while he was on his phone. I am suprised as to why these are not reported though.

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