A cop was talking on his cell phone and left the tranny in drive..
He ended up in a predicament!!
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Posted December 29, 2013 - 07:07 AM
I can see how that could happen. I've never owned an automatic until recently and still find the tendency to creep forward in Drive when idling to be a bit odd.
Posted December 29, 2013 - 07:28 AM
More horsepower than brains in that rig.
Posted December 29, 2013 - 11:37 AM
I can feel for that cop. When I was stationed in Spain I spent a time on base security. We had 1/2 ton pickups as our units. The guy who trained me would make a "U" turn in the middle of the road when he got a call or went after someone. Shortly after I went out on my own a car was going the other way and driving erratically so I spun the truck around the right front tire started over the side of a drainage ditch and I lost traction on the rear wheel and the nose of the truck just slid right on down. Of course I had to do it right in the middle of the base where every one could see it. Needless to say a policy change took affect.
Cell phones weren't around back then but a few people did have their camera's with them and I did hear a few smart remarks. Now it's funny. But I know how that cop must have felt.
Posted December 29, 2013 - 10:05 PM
Posted December 30, 2013 - 07:34 PM
I have a buddy who is a Sheriffs Deputy. He said he was looking for some stolen cars one day and was told they might be at a shady (no longer in business) scrap yard. They weren't there,but he was told that the scrap yard hid come cars down a dirt road next to a pond they owned. He drove back there and everything sloped down to the pond. It had rained and he slid all the way down to the water with just the bumper getting wet. He couldn't get out of the car because if he let off the brakes to let the trans hold it the car would slide. He had to sit there for 25 minutes till the fire dept got their brush truck back there to pull him out.
About 5 years ago I was headed thru Charlotte and I across 12 cops trying to push a little Impala out of the median. The cop had pulled on the median to check on one of the radar signs and his car sunk. I pulled him out and he thanked me saying he really didn't want to have to call his supervisor.