• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
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oktex88

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I was on my dinner break at work when I heard a call on the Fire Dept radio that there was a grass fire near my house! I headed down the street towards my house and soon enough FD Trucks whizzed by and I followed, they do drive kinda slow. Luckly when I got there it started to rain and a guy with a bucket of water helped to put it out!
 

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Slow is a relative thing - some may weigh up to 60,000 lbs. And if they blow a red light or stop sign and hit someone who didn't see or hear them, while they may not be a fault, they still don't make it to your house! So they still drive "under control" so they can stop or otherwise avoid accidents while enroute.

Bottom line, "fast" for an oversized vehicle may not seem fast to you, but they have to walk the line between "as fast as YOU would like them to go" when it's your house, and "too fast to get there at all" because they got into an accident.
 
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