Live car chases on TV in LA, Miami and elsewhere in the USA

Discussion in 'New York/US' started by skyscraper101, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist R.I.P.

    This is a good thread :)

    I wish uk TV stations did this. Or maybe not :hmm:
     
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  3. skyscraper101

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  5. skyscraper101

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    There's a new chase live right now... (it's not LA, but Fort Worth, TX)



    ETA: Driver stopped, seems to be a standoff now.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
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  6. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Why are the police so rubbish at this? Is it because they might get shot?
     
  7. skyscraper101

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    They have a duty to protect the public so don't always aggressively chase if this would cause the suspect to act aggressively. High chance of suspects carrying weapons too. This is America after all. Thats why they shield themselves behind their car doors when pointing weapons.
     
  8. BassJunkie

    BassJunkie Drone not drones

    I found myself thinking - why not just crush the car between the SWAT vehicles, then remembered it's not GTA.
     
  9. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Some real examples might help Rockstar fine-tune their physics models, though.
     
  10. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Bloody hell, it's still going.

    Yeah I was thinking why not box them in as per the UK. But I guess bullets.
     
  11. skyscraper101

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    New chase on now...

     
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  12. skyscraper101

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    Still going. After an hour and 3 pit manoeuvres. Props.
     
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  13. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    90 minutes +

    I thought I'd missed it when I saw your post was 30 mins old!
     
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  14. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I love how they commentate on it like it's sport.

    "He had an opportunity to change freeway there, but he carried on"
    "Yeah, he's really committed to the 405"
    "After 45 miles and everything before that, fuel is definitely going to be an issue for him"

    :D
     
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  15. skyscraper101

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    Naturally I’m watching it on my big telly via Facebook live. God I miss LA.

    (Not really)
     
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  16. skyscraper101

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    His front windshield is fucked, there’s no back windshield at all. Half the back of the car is missing and the back wheel looks ropey. Yet...

    He's going the distance
    He's going for speed

    Etc
     
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  17. OneStrike

    OneStrike Well-Known Member

    Don't they get a few dozen squad cars following immediately behind them anymore? Times change I guess and its not the movies.

    Still, I hope he reaches the county border and freedom.
     
  18. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Is the plan to make it to Mexico?
     
  19. skyscraper101

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    They have 3 or 4 cars I think on this one, and standard practice is they keep a distance as long as the driver isn’t presenting an immediate danger.
     
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  20. Fez909

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    81 miles to Tijuana :D
     
  21. skyscraper101

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    I was wondering how far south he may be able to go. Be about another 2 hrs I think to Mexico but he’d hit San Diego traffic first and obviously couldn’t just plow through the border (though that’d be awesome)
     
  22. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    1hr30mins according to Gmaps. Obviously that's at the speed limit.
     
  23. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    This traffic here will be a problem long before he hits San Diego

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  24. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Only 45mph, too? Perfect speed for conserving petrol.

    Guy's a pro.
     
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  25. skyscraper101

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    No sleep til Cardiff-by-the-Sea!
     
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  26. skyscraper101

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    This one is good but the funniest ones are in the hood where people come out into the street and start cheering. There was one once where the guy being chased was fist bumping his homies on the pavement and taking on supplies while being pursued. Funny as fuck. Especially when the news commentary has to be all serious and calling them ‘reckless’ and ‘idiots’
     
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  27. OneStrike

    OneStrike Well-Known Member

    Windows up, he's lost a bit of weight from the bodywork, this guy is a professional.
     
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  28. skyscraper101

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    I love how ridiculously inadequate the spike strips are accross a seven lane freeway.
     
  29. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    I like how they blamed the scooter rider.
     
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  30. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Comment from Facebook: "Is there a problem, officer?" :D
     

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