Matt Kirsch Posted March 7 Share Posted March 7 57 minutes ago, Rick G. said: Alrighty…. I’m back with an update. I was out early this morning running some errands locally, so for grins and giggles I decided to stop in at our local police office headquarters. I talked with one of our policeman, so this is straight from the horse’s mouth. I described my experience to him. He said on a roadway such as I described it, it is not necessary to stop in your left traffic lane beside a school bus going your same direction that is making its safety stop at a RR crossing with its yellow hazard lights flashing. Tah Dah!!! Lol… He said just use caution and good judgement regarding your speed and proceed to cross the tracks. He further elaborated that, if anything, it may create more of a traffic hazard if you do stop beside the bus, because traffic behind you may not be expecting you to come to a stop there, and you then risk getting rear-ended. I asked him why that other town’s policeman pulled me over, but at that point he did not wish to comment, or theorize, or guess as to why. So that’s it then. I did no wrong. Ask two more officers and you'll get three more, completely different, answers, ranging from you should have been shot on sight, to arrested, to ticketed. That was just one officer's "understanding/interpretation" of the law. It just happened to agree with yours. That does not mean it's correct, or how all other officers will understand/interpret the law. We have yet to have any actual law quoted here. I suspect that it is not specifically laid out in the law due to how unusual the situation is. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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