i dont think i even need to answer this
key word, "legally" cops dont care at times, its common around me for cops to hit the lgihts to blast through stoplights, only to turn them off and keep cruising. Other cops drive the speed limit and will let you drive faster as long as you are not Speedracer. Others yet will happily cruise aeround 15 over and the second they catch you doing 10 over they tag you.
There are no "chiseled" rules for cops to follow. Just drive goood, make all your movements smoothly as possible, and you wont have any troubles. and 85 versus 70 is what, 60 second difference in 20 miles of driving? pointless to be pissed
i was referring to when cops just speed, because they can, i know that a lot of times they wont use lights while going to calls, in some communities around here they will just as a courtesy. but here in Georgetown county, South Carolina. they are passing, or have passed a law that they are going to ad monitoring and GPS systems in their cruisers to prevent cops form speeding, just because its unfair to civilians who might be late for something important who get ticketed by the same cop who ten minutes before the traffic stop was going 75 in a 55 just because he is in a cruiser.
It goes like this...if every guy on your shift has say...15-25 tickets in a month..and say you have...5...they are going to ask what you are doing with your time...so they look at your arrests..say your shift has on average 10 arrests each..but you have 20..theya re going to go..oh..ok..he's makeing good arrests but not citing a lot of people..You could pull over the same number of cars..but you could be finding people with warrants when other guys are jsut getting a cite...They look at your officer logs that you keep and see what you're doing with your time..so there is no set number of ticket you have to write and nothing happens if you get the most or the fewest tickets...they jsut want you to be accountable for your time.It was mentioned before, they keep track of pullovers and what not, and I think VTEC said that if one officer has a lot less, it might hurt how he looks on the records, when it could be completely legit, hence why cops seem to be more active around the end of the month.