State Hwy 78, Lavon, Texas

Lavon, TexasJun 04, 20101 Comments

Lavon Police frequently violate the law themselves while trying to enforce the law or catch speeders, however you see if. Simply put, Texas law says that a vehicle parked on the shoulder of the road, when it is dark must have lights on, making it visible from a distance of at least 1,000 feet. It’s common practice for Lavon PD to sit on the side of the road with their lights out to catch violators. This has been brought to the attention of the Chief of Police who argues they can violate that law because they are an emergency vehicle. He is misinformed or ignorant of the law. Police vehicles are exempt from certain laws when operating as an emergency vehicle (responding to a call for service using lights and siren) not when trying to catch violators. This is a huge safety risk for the police as well as the public. Please be aware!

WOW. I'm so glad both of you know SO much about the people who work for the Lavon Police Department. I dare both of you to ride out with the department. Either that or learn what the law states. Police vehicle do not have to have their lights on while sitting on the shoulder. If people did followed the law it would matter where the officers sit.
#1Apr 26, 2011Report Abuse

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