Upset at being honked at Cop declares horn use "road rage"


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/24/upset-at-being-honked-at-cop.html


#2

Tooting your own horn is bad form everywhere. Doubly so when you claim to break the law in the name of the law.


#3

Round Two!


#4

It’s perfectly legal provided you have your FOP sticker prominently displayed.


#5

#6

Colorado law says “The driver of a motor vehicle, when reasonably necessary to ensure safe operation, shall give audible warning with the horn but shall not otherwise use such horn when upon a highway.”


#7

Well played.


#8

I would, but I feel like I already did.


#9

The picture of mental health, if I ever saw one.


#10

“Excuse me: Am I under arrest? Are you going to write me a ticket? Then do it. I’m a busy person and I don’t have time for you to get upset because your actions are creating a hindrance on the road. I have a recording of this incident which I will happily present to the judge. Write the ticket or let me go.”


#11

This is a Public Safety issue. The cop had to stop his truck and block road because that’s where the Pokémon was.


#12

Asshole Cop: Challenge Accepted
(don’t taunt cops, the entire deck is stacked against you every step of the way)


#13

You are one wise-crack away from murder.


#14

That is an unfair and unnuanced view of cops!

There’s a whole Pantone defined range of murder. Stop being so simplistic you cop hater!


#15

Pantone Range of Acceptable Murders?


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#17

Yeesh, you would think he would learn how to drive between now and then.


#18

This guy is really calm and collected for the cop’s asshole bullshit.

“You need to understand that what you did was wrong!” = the problem with cop entitlement, all in one phrase.

(edit to add: You’re not the goddamn upholder of moral virture, badge-jockey, you’re just a douche who was engaging in unsafe driving behavior)


#19

Shouldn’t you deposit this into the Danger! Danger! thread?


#20

Done.

Also: via @SlyBevel