What on Earth is a state Attorney General doing that is so important and time-sensitive that he needs to travel lights-and-sirens to his destinations?
Let’s for a moment assume this report is accurate, according to The Washington Post,
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler regularly ordered state troopers assigned to drive him to turn on the lights and sirens on the way to routine appointments, directing them to speed, run red lights and bypass traffic jams by using the shoulder, according to written accounts by the Maryland State Police.
Here I write regularly about the dangerously stupid practice of responding lights-and-sirens to what nearly always turn out to be completely non-urgent situations, and yet we have an AG – not any kind of actual field emergency responder – running around town like an idiot because he’s impatient.
What. The. Fuck.
By the way, Mr. Gansler, we don’t drive on the right shoulder with lights and sirens. The right is the direction people are supposed to move toward when emergency vehicles running lights and sirens approach. Put two and two together, numbnuts.
I’m so glad that as the state’s top law enforcement officer, Mr. Gansler deems it OK to ignore laws that other people are expected to follow. It’s not like our roads are not filled with thoroughly distracted and/or drunk and/or high assholes without licenses and/or insurance who can’t control their vehicles anyway. Not to mention that he apparently has zero concept of risk, public safety, simple ethics, and what some people would call “just don’t be a douchebag.”
He’s also currently running for Governor, so I’m sure he’ll definitely be needlessly traveling lights-and-sirens everywhere if he’s elected.