There are many times, where an officer is enroute to a call, that requires them to get there quickly, but lights and siren are not warranted. In these instances, we do use the lights at an intersection to pass through quickly, and get to the scene. Other instances are where we are enroute to a call for backup, and the call is cancelled while enroute, or were told that everything is ok, and we can slow down our response. Sometimes, you may think that this is the case, when in reality, it is rare that an officer would just go through a red light for no reason.
· 1 decade ago