Bay News Nine has reported that in St. Petersburg not only police but anyone driving a city vehicle who blows thru a red light is not being ticketed.
There is rarely, if ever, a good reason to run a light even for law enforcement officers. In a high speed chase blowing thru a red light risks not only the lives of officers but of other vehicles, bike riders and pedestrians who happen to be near the intersection.
|Ohara Shoson (1899)|
Law enforcement officers in non-emergency situations should have to appear before a Judge to explain their reasons for running the light just as you would have to do, without your favorite Largo Criminal Defense Lawyer who would rather spend a day in hell than spend time arguing over traffic tickets. And by the way shouldn't officers also be paying for the 'free' coffee and donuts or face theft charges, as good officers should be taking and receiving nothing but their paychecks.