If the police are requiered to enforce the law then whay happens to them if they don't enforce the speed limet

If a police officer doen't enforce the limit until you have excidedt it by 5 or nore mph over then he is changing the law his job is to enforce the law equaly to all violators not change it to fit his wishes. If the speed is 55 then all going over 55 56 and up , he/she would be requied to enforce the law by waiting tell the violation is greated would mean he is taking the law in he/s own hands thus changing the law,

5 Answers

  • mark g
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    A police officer is required by law to enforce and stop Felony crimes and acts . Speeding 5MPH over the limit is a misdemeanor and they can enforce them at their discretion (if they chose) in most states

  • 1 decade ago

    First of all, use the spell checker....

    Now what you are essentially asking is that a police officer enforce every single solitary law that is broken no matter how minor and not use discretion. The police officer is not taking the laws into their own hands but rather using their valuable time in citing the grossest violations of the law. I don't think I would want to live in a country where a reasonable excuse can't get you off the hook of a summons.

  • WC
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Police usually use discretion when enforcing traffic laws. If they were to stick strictly to the letter of the law, then there would be no break for anyone, like getting a warning, instead of getting a $50 ticket. Is this what you really want?

  • Jay S
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Actually, speedometers vary. Some officers give a 5 MPH leeway due to the variance in speedometers. They are not as accurate as they should be. Officers can tell when someone is exceeding the speed limit on purpose.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Please remember officers does not enforce all laws and is not required to enforce them since he does not stop everyone, and may let a speeder go looking for a drug dealer.

    he is not required, he is empowered to, he is commissioned to, but not required.

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