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Old 07-21-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
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This traffic stop was in my front yard...













In the hour that I watched them, they caught 6 speeders in this residential neighborhood.
The kid in the passenger seat of the red car got to pet the newest Sherrif's Department trainee at about $33 per stroke.

Anyone can see a cop car set up a mile away, but they didn't notice the horses. LOL

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Old 07-21-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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And here I thought you were just horsing around!
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Wow who woulda thunk of that. Mighty kewlish traffic safety operation.
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Where do they keep the siren and flashing lights?
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:26 PM   #5
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I am guessing they pull the horsy crossways of the road and point their arms. I would not want to hit a a Clydesdale in my shiney new Toyoter.
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I am guessing they pull the horsy crossways of the road and point their arms. I would not want to hit a a Clydesdale in my shiney new Toyoter.
Exactly. He pointed with the radar gun and his free arm. The deputy is sitting up higher than the roof of a normal sized pick-em-up-truck, and the horse is standing completely across one lane. The woman in the white car didn't really want to turn into the side street, but with the horse and rider so much larger and blocking the road, she didn't have much choice. That was her getting tracked by the radar gun in the picture right before hers.

There is a bicycle/walking trail across the field in the background, and they excersize the horses and patrol the trail frequently on horseback. I guess they saw people speeding down the road, and decided to give this plan a test. I'm guessing it won't be the last time.

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They way people text and drive, talk on the phone and drive, all sorts of stupid shit and drive, it takes some balls to pull in front of a speeding car.
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Good point.

It's a residential area, speed limit is 30. From what I saw, the horses could move (I hope!) out of the way pretty quickly.

The horses are actually officers themselves, with the penalty for hitting one of them the same as assaulting an officer.

Orange County (Orlando) has about a dozen Mounted Patrol Officers, and use them for large gatherings like the Citrus Bowl, Orlando Magic events and normal night time activities, mostly for visibility. Even stupid people aren't quite as stupid when they Orlando's version of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
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They way people text and drive, talk on the phone and drive, all sorts of stupid shit and drive, it takes some balls to pull in front of a speeding car.
just in general people drive like assholes. Add the cell phone and it becomes a big shit storm!


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Old 07-22-2012, 09:38 AM   #10
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A dirtbag with a load of drugs in the trunk will blow through the horse and cop. Kind of a hairy way to make stops. I wonder what the horse thinks about the whole deal. I guess it beats being in a French butcher shop.
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