April 23rd, 2007.
Witnessed a kildeer squad car pull a U-Turn in the middle of an intersection, speed, tailgate, and run through a red light by flashing the light.
That’s a few things illegal:
1.) U-Turns in the middle of intersections are prohibited.
2.) Speeding: the car went a minimum of 10MPH over the posted limit in a construction zone. That is punishable by a $350 fine, unless you are a Kildeer Police Officer.
3.) Tailgating: Illinois rules of the road stipulate that drivers need a minimum of a 2 second rule. If less than a 2 second delay between cars, then that means you’re driving “aggressively”.
4.) Running a Red Light: In most states, unless it’s an emergency, this is illegal even for police and fire personnel. I personally think it’s an asshole move to bypass traffic lights by simply using your siren and lights just so you can get to your donut shop a minute earlier.
Now, if I had done that I would have received no less than 4 tickets. Total bill? Probably close to $600. Oh, and add some lawyer fees because I probably would have been arrested for just this.