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Bishoppasture20050806_max50

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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

For those of you who are serving, or have served - would 5 seconds be enough for you to get out of the way of an oncoming vehicle during a traffic stop?


If not 5 seconds, how much time would you need to react?


 


 

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I was a pedestrian who was in the wrong place at the wrong TIME!!!   I was with another Officer on an injury accident in the snow.  I told him where I was going to put EMS, turned around and heard,LOOK OUT!.  I looked to see a full size Bronco slam into the side of a small pass. car.  The car had a spoiler on the back that was dislodged on 1 side.  It swung around in a tight arch and slammed into my thigh.  Because I am a petite #280 it just bruised my femer and tore the minisci in the knee.  There is no time limit!!  I turned and saw and got hit.  Survival instincts took over and I dove over a guard rail to keep from being run over.  Trust me that it hurts!  You do the best you can and pray that God is watching.

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5 second reaction:



"Holy ****!!!"



Within 5 seconds you might be able to react but you may not be able to get clear of what is coming your way!


 


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What is the distance away from you and speed of the speed of the vehicle? At 40 MPH the vehicle will cover 295.68 ft, 55 MPH = 401.28 ft. I say No


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Bishoppasture20050806_max50

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wcp3rd says ...



What is the distance away from you and speed of the speed of the vehicle? At 40 MPH the vehicle will cover 295.68 ft, 55 MPH = 401.28 ft. I say No



 


So in 5 seconds,  you don't think that you would be able to at least crash over the hood of your cruiser?

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Five seconds wasn't enough when my classmate was backed over by a Jeep Cherokee.  The driver drove the SUV over my buddy's legs and then drove forward again.  Five seconds also wasn't enough time for the driver to evade the shots fired in response...


Sometimes you win, sometimes you break even...I try not to think about the other too much.


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what kind of absolute dumbass question is this?  it should be LOCKED by a Moderator ASAP!


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Bishoppasture20050806_max50

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I beg your pardon hcgale?


This is a dam serious question and it envolves saving the life of fellow officers.


Hold your tongue kind sir.

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jontheturboguy says ...



I beg your pardon hcgale?


This is a dam serious question and it envolves saving the life of fellow officers.


Hold your tongue kind sir.



Perhaps you could explain the senarior a bit better.  Please include the part about "crashing over the hood" please. Most cars I see have a winshield over the hood, but I don't get out much.

Bishoppasture20050806_max50

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Crash as in jump / dive / roll / hop / leap / scramble over the hood.


Im simply trying to find out how much time an officer needs on a traffic stop to safely remove themselves from danger if they know there is a vehicle coming at them in the adjacent lane.


 


 


Beck123 says ...



jontheturboguy says ...



I beg your pardon hcgale?


This is a dam serious question and it envolves saving the life of fellow officers.


Hold your tongue kind sir.



Perhaps you could explain the senarior a bit better.  Please include the part about "crashing over the hood" please. Most cars I see have a winshield over the hood, but I don't get out much.


 


 




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Unfortunately there is no clear cut rule for this scenario.  It all depends on the variables: vehicle speed, officers physical condition and awareness level, weather, road condition, etc.  There is no set time limit.  Like any situation, the more time available the better the chances.


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jontheturboguy says ...



 


Crash as in jump / dive / roll / hop / leap / scramble over the hood.


Im simply trying to find out how much time an officer needs on a traffic stop to safely remove themselves from danger if they know there is a vehicle coming at them in the adjacent lane.


 


 


Beck123 says ...



jontheturboguy says ...



I beg your pardon hcgale?


This is a dam serious question and it envolves saving the life of fellow officers.


Hold your tongue kind sir.



Perhaps you could explain the senarior a bit better.  Please include the part about "crashing over the hood" please. Most cars I see have a winshield over the hood, but I don't get out much.


 


 






Well if the vehicle in an adjacent lane, why would I move?  What is the speed of the vehicle, 10mph, 30mph,70mph?

Bishoppasture20050806_max50

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I may have used the wrong vocabulary....


Parallel lane to the shoulder of the highway.


 

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AZmeangreen says ...



Unfortunately there is no clear cut rule for this scenario.  It all depends on the variables: vehicle speed, officers physical condition and awareness level, weather, road condition, etc.  There is no set time limit.  Like any situation, the more time available the better the chances.



Correct. Awareness being the key. Identifying the threat and reacting to it differs from one person to the next. Alertness levels increase and decrease for many reasons and conditions.


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jontheturboguy says ...



I beg your pardon hcgale?


This is a dam serious question and it envolves saving the life of fellow officers.


Hold your tongue kind sir.



dont you friggin worry about my damn tongue! 


fellow officers?  where do you work again?  unless your profile is incorrect, you would be part of the "supporter" group.  so your claim to be a 'fellow officer" is impersonating a police officer.  i believe thats against the TOU for the site.


yeah lets stand in the road and have cars come at us at various speeds to see exactly how long we have before we get hit.  after that, its off to the range so we can test out some bullets and have time trials there.


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ummmmmmm..................let me think...................ummmmmmmmmm.................lot's of variables at play here...................


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This topic has been answered as best as it can and has been dealt with via PM.  The shop is now closed.


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