Tech empowers locals to ignore not only the rules of the road but also police commands.
KCPD warning . . .
“I’ve seen all ages on them, they have no complete regard for traffic and we’ve tried to do a little bit of enforcement but they don’t stop for us, they just keep going,” KCPD Major Scott Simons said. “So somebody’s going to get killed on these things.”
The veteran lawman continued.
“Then when we try to address it, they just take off from us,” he said. “Well, we’re not going to continue to pursue them because I don’t want to be behind one of these individuals when they blow a red light and get creamed by a car.”
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