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should I have called 911?
Last Post 06/06/2014 08:37 PM by smokey 52. 5 Replies.
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Yo Mike

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06/06/2014 09:37 AM
Driving home last night and the car in front of me repeatedly crosses the double yellow line when no traffic is oncoming, and is closer to the line than I would be when there is oncoming traffic. I flashed my highs once as a 'reality check' for someone I thought was either drunk or texting.

I follow them at a safe distance for over a mile, until the next traffic light. I did have thoughts of calling 911, but before the light (I was going straight) the driver seemingly as an afterthought crosses 2 lanes (without incident) and makes a 'late' right turn with a Yield.

I hope he did not cause problems later.

How do you think the cops would have received the 911 call (assuming I had the license plate and car make / color) to give them?
jmdirt

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06/06/2014 10:29 AM
That's a tough one. If its really bad, I would call dispatch just for my own piece of mind (I don't want to think about them killing someone later). Also, there are so many bad/distracted drivers that you might need dispatch preset on your phone.
vtguy

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06/06/2014 11:00 AM
I think I would have called 911. No matter what the reason (alcohol or other drugs, texting or just really tired) the driver shouldn't have been on the road.
Spud

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06/06/2014 11:09 AM
I have both Police and Sherriff in my phone. More than once, have called in for erratic drivers.
SideBySide

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06/06/2014 03:09 PM
Call 911. If he was drunk he'll be off the road or distracted at least he'll get a wake-up call.
smokey52

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06/06/2014 08:37 PM
I have the local police station phone number in my call list. In situations like this, I would call them and let them decide if it needs escalation.
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