Comments: What's the best way to escape the police in a high-speed car chase?
We should change the law. If you run from the cops the cops should be allowed to beat you with nightsticks for the same amount of time they were forced to pursue you. If you cause a traffic accident during the pursuit the cops should handcuff you, read you your rights, and then shoot you.
Posted by Scott M at March 28, 2012 2:49 AM
What it comes down to is there is a clock running on any evasion. The authorities will flood the area with assets when a pursuit is called in.
So, it comes down to ten seconds. If you can't get away clean in ten seconds, eveyone is better off (you especially) not to try. Just pull over, and remember to say 'yessir'.
(But it can be done...under the right circumstances...which I will not detail here.)
Posted by ed in texas at March 28, 2012 9:28 AM
5 in the morning, Boulder, Colorado, no traffic but me and the cop right behind me, unnecessary red light temporarily stopping me from crossing Broadway on my bicycle to Euclid street and the CU campus. It took a little more than 10 seconds, but he never had a chance.
Posted by Anonymous at March 29, 2012 11:06 AM
Be on a motorcycle, at least in the city of Portland, OR. The cops have a standing rule not to chase motorcycle riders who decide that they don't feel like stopping. This rule was promulgated after three spectacular (cop) car crashes chasing bikes. That, and their success ratio was on the order of 20%. This only applies to traffic stops, of course, and there is one other exemption: motorcycle cops can chase bikes to their heart's content - less chance of life and property damage if the cop wipes out, and a much higher success rate, approaching 100%.
Posted by bud at March 30, 2012 2:38 PM