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Passing a police car

Post by sandef » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:05 pm

What's the rule passing a police car travelling below the speed limit without lights on

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Post by ducky » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:55 am

Double check you are travelling the actual speed limit and drive on as normal. Assuming you can legally pass...

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Post by GusG » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:27 am

Agreed. If they are doing under the limit, you can pass

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Post by Mattblack » Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:46 am

I did a wheelie past a slow moving unmarked police car once (thought it was cooler than using my horn).... would not suggest doing that

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Post by Kenle » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:18 am

Sometimes they're driving slow because they're on the lookout for someone or something in that area.

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Post by VooDoo » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:36 pm

If in multilanes then why not - just make sure you zoom past them within the speed limit.

For single lane situation, would love to flick the indicator and over them within legal speed limit but more likely to be more hesitant in doing so - just in case their lights and siren are activated. More concerned about them getting you for other issues with your vehicle than the actual act of overtaking them.

Remind me of a situation where an unmarked police car was egging on someone i knew to drag race them along Princes Hwy. Bait was taken and the result was a speeding fine.
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Re: Passing a police car

Post by Texas » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:50 pm

Mattblack wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:46 am
I did a wheelie past a slow moving unmarked police car once (thought it was cooler than using my horn).... would not suggest doing that
:rf: :rf:

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Re: Passing a police car

Post by davek » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:22 pm

Treat them no differently to any other car, just do it legally, cheers davo
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Re: Passing a police car

Post by Texas » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:17 pm

I personally have overtaken numerous slow moving police cars.
On boundary rd Nth Melbourne, I overtook 10 cars following a police car doing 40kph, pasted the housing commission flats.
Always made sure it was legal to overtake & I was not speeding.
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Post by 4liters » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:19 pm

Make sure you change gears so the blow off valve goes off as you’re right next to them.
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