What happens when you fail to hear police siren?

The consequence is...

  • Nothing

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  • Jail time

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • Ticket

    Votes: 4 66.7%
  • Decrease karma/go to hell when you die

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cursed at

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dishonor/shame

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • Video of your car will be posted on Youtube

    Votes: 3 50.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 4 66.7%

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Mr. Detective

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I'm not sure if I'm going to get in trouble for this...

Earlier, when I was on my way back to work, I might have had my music on a little too loud (though it felt just like usual for me). I was driving behind a red SUV, we were driving on the left and I noticed it was slowly switching to the right lane. While it was still switching halfway, I noticed a car passing by me on the left side mirror. At first, I thought someone was in a hurry and drove against traffic to pass by us. To my shock, that was a police SUV! That's when I see the police lights and hear a low-volume but still somewhat audible police siren as it passes by. When I looked on the mirror, the cars behind us already switched to right lane. Now I don't know if the cars in front of red SUV were driving on the right lane from the start or did they just switch. But still, it frightened me because I basically refused to make way for an emergency vehicle. Usually I can still hear emergency vehicles' sirens even with my music on. Guess this time was just bad luck or that car's siren wasn't loud enough. But in any case, I hope all I'd get is some cursing and not a ticket. Guess the other people thought I was crazy and/or ******ed.

I have dishonored my family and brought shame to my country...
 

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It happens to the best of us [I think]
 

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Most policemen (at least where I am) are pretty good at dealing with people who are just being a little stupid/oblivious. Don't worry about it too much, but turn that music down a bit and make a mental note that you need to be more aware of your surroundings!
 

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And that's why one should not listen to music while drriving... At least not too loudly or with headphones/earplugs on.

It gave you a good scare and embaressment tho and that is punishment enough I think. Dont beatb yourself up over it, just be mindful of this next time.
 

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I have countless bad experiences listening to loud music years back, especially when using headphones. So, when I need to pay attention to my surrounding, I would not play music. If I do, it won't be loud.
 

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well if you're black in america probably death about 51% of the time as is the minimum for any interaction whatsoever w/ the police whilst being recklessly African American in the USA, otherwise in America you're probably fine, varies on a case-by-case basis in other ****hole countries.

seriously tho, I have never NOT HEARD a police siren when I was within 300 yards of one, they tend to have in my experience the opposite problem from being too quiet.
 

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A ticket. I had my radio on full blast and didn't hear nor notice the police lights, and that was yesterday after a long shift :kaocry:Don't drive sleep deprived and take morning classes, it's a trap
 

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a $200-$25,000 fine and a lecture about having anything that can hinder your awareness when driving.

edit: plus youtube video and bringing shame/dishonor upon your family
 

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A ticket. I had my radio on full blast and didn't hear nor notice the police lights, and that was yesterday after a long shift :kaocry:Don't drive sleep deprived and take morning classes, it's a trap
Weren't you getting a ticket even if you did notice the police lights, though? If not, I'm genuinely curious what was the cited offense was.
 

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a low-volume but still somewhat audible
..... low volume?

a police siren? LOW volume?
don't stand next to a fire truck.... or you'll lose your ear drums without knowing it.
that's IF you hear the fire truck coming, at all.
go have your hearing checked out!
 

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