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WTF over-zealous police? - Page 384
when i was a kid we had a mazda that would often stall at low idle. looking back it could've been the belt tensioner...
where i live it's amazing how often somebody stalls in the middle of the 2 lane tunnel. fucks up the whole thing.
i'm not sure why anybody would think it's rare for a car to stall in the road. happens literally all the time. no boulder necessary.
lol so many quotation marks, so little time...
not long ago i came across an stalled RV and it blocked both lanes. so what? where are you going with this exactly?
EDIT: i think the transcript of the initial police call about the guy's car is informative:
sounds like the first caller is convinced Crutcher was tripping? doesn't sound like the car necessarily stalled at all (then again, the 2nd caller seems to say the car is off) or that Crutcher was necessarily a danger either...
Edited by double00 - 9/19/16 at 11:24pm
In every state in the union it's illegal to stop your car in the middle of the road like that. In most the cops can immediately arrest you and take you to jail. In the rest, they can detain you for a citation and remove your vehicle, meaning you still have to follow "lawful orders."
And I'm curious how the guy manages to "stall" his car right in the middle of road, blocking both lanes. That's spectacularly stupid or pretty darn suspicious.
If my car breaks down in the middle of the road and I can't pull over, I'm going to be arrested?
read the rest of it:
sounds like the driver was convinced (rightly or wrongly) that the car was going to blow. he was trying to get the caller to take a look but the caller didn't want to fuck around with it.
I know enough to know that a bad alternator, faulty distributor, failed fuel pump, failed crankshaft position sensor, out of gas, rust/debris in fuel lines, wiring issue, failed thermostat are just some reasons for a car to just cut out while driving
Presumably it means he was high or drunk and belligerent. Might explain why he wasn't cooperating with the cops.
You still don't seem to appreciate that almost all of the various things that will make your car not go anymore don't make it stop immediately, and certainly don't make it stop in a way that blocks both lanes of traffic on a highway. Try going up to 55 and letting off the gas (or putting it into neutral if you can). How far do you roll before you stop? (A: a long ways).