High speed chases make for great TV but in more cases than not end up injuring innocent bystanders and causing quite a bit of property damage. Police in many states have a policy of not engaging in high speed chases and instead employ tools such as spike strips, which sounds like a dangerous Chinese food dish, but in fact are metal coils draped over the road that blow out tires. In some cases law enforcement will attempt to immobilize the car by the old fashion method of crashing into it. If done correctly by tapping the rear corner of the speeding vehicle with the police cars front bumper the offending vehicle will spin out of control. That's obviously a dangerous maneuver and not usually attempted in congested areas.
James (Age 10): "Come on Grandma. You're driving too slow."
Dad: "I'm driving a little bit over the speed limit. Exactly how fast do you want me to go?"
James: "Get out in the last lane and pass everyone. Mom would. That's why we call her Lead Foot Annie."
Dad: "Your mother can also smile at the nice police officer when she gets pulled over and get off with a warning. When I smile the fine just gets bigger."
James: "So don't pull over. Just keep going. You got a big truck. How are they gonna make you pull over?"
Dad: "I don't see myself being involved in a high speed chase."
James: "That's why we call you Pussy Foot Sdyor."
Dad: "Excuse me?"
James: "I want to be in a high speed chase. I just don't want to be the cause of it."
- ▼ December (16)