The law requires that you move over into the far lane and/or slow down when you're approaching or passing an emergency vehicle on the side of the road.Believe it or not, cops are far more afraid of traffic whizzing by at 70 miles per hour than they are of a bad guy who wants to hurt them.
Despite a lengthy hiring process and rigorous background checks—including psychological exams and polygraphs—some candidates unfortunately fall through the cracks.
Regrettably, most of these individuals eventually expose themselves as the crooks they are, and often in a big way.
A community rightly holds its police to a high ethical standard, and bad cops make headlines when they do bad things.
They make the good, honest, hard-working police officers look bad, too.
They know how to handle the bad guy, but there's not much they can do to stop an inattentive, impaired, or otherwise bad driver who's cruising full-throttle down the interstate.
A car can take out a patrol car on a traffic stop or a crash scene if it drifts a little too far to the left or the right—or, worse yet, it can take out an officer on the side of the road."First off, yes, officers are funded by taxpayer dollars.They're paid a salary is because the public has entrusted them with the authority to protect them and to enforce the laws.On top of that, officers are taxpayers, too, so they technically pay their own salaries.Polite officers will smile and take it, but rest assured that they're doing all they can to hold their tongues and avoid saying what they're really thinking.In the eyes of the public, when one officer does something bad, all officers have done something bad.