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So I'm probably gonna get crap for this type of question or for putting it in the wrong area but this is a serious question yet it's silly at the same time. Its related to cars so I figured this is the best place to post. I was watching Storm Chasers atleast I think thats what its called and they were speeding down the road or atleast thats what they said. I began to wonder if you're a "storm chaser" and you're speeding down the road at like 90 miles an hour heading towards or away from a tornado would you get a speeding ticket??? Are there times when it is legal to exceed the speed limit???

 

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I think the cops would be running away from the 'nado as well, so I don't think they'd really stop and think why are they running into a tornado? Heading away from a tornado, I still don't think they'd do much if you're close to it, because to stop you and write you a ticket while in close proximity is reckless endangerment. It's an unnecessary risk to put you and themself at a high risk of getting sucked in or hit by debris.

 

I think dire medical emergencies are one "acceptable" reason. (Notice I didn't say legal, I said acceptable.)

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Like easy said, I don't think they'd hassle you if you were running to/from a tornado. Medical emergencies seem to be acceptable, though it's always better to call an ambulance if possible. Unless you can't afford one or something.

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from what i understand, medical emergencies (that are obvious) are ok. Best example is if you are taking a women that is in labor to the hospital. You still have to pull over if they decide to stop you (because if you fly by at a million miles an hour they wont be able to tell) and see that the person is in labor, they will escort you to the hospital. There's speeding, and there's recklessness... if you combine both, dont expect sympathy.

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It's actually to your benefit, I'm told, if a cop pulls you over while someone is in labor. They'll break up traffic to escort you, lights and all.

 

EDIT: Oops, DPan already said that.

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from what i understand, medical emergencies (that are obvious) are ok. Best example is if you are taking a women that is in labor to the hospital. You still have to pull over if they decide to stop you (because if you fly by at a million miles an hour they wont be able to tell) and see that the person is in labor, they will escort you to the hospital. There's speeding, and there's recklessness... if you combine both, dont expect sympathy.

 

It's funny, nevada's laws basically say there isn't really speeding, there's just where the cops decide that you're being dangerous. That kinda sucks because they could conceivably pull you over for anything (has to be some sort of traffic violation though). Random tidbit I guess. I wonder if they actually take in consideration people going fast and controlled versus people going fast and uncontrolled.

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It's funny, nevada's laws basically say there isn't really speeding, there's just where the cops decide that you're being dangerous. That kinda sucks because they could conceivably pull you over for anything (has to be some sort of traffic violation though). Random tidbit I guess. I wonder if they actually take in consideration people going fast and controlled versus people going fast and uncontrolled.

There are states that have their laws like that. They're usually the ones with lots of open road with very little in between towns/cities.

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