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Video: Truck Driver Lectures Trooper for Speeding

June 30, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Truck Driver Lectures Trooper for Speeding

A truck driver who spotted a trooper allegedly speeding while talking on his cellphone took action. He honked his horn to get the trooper's attention. The trooper pulled him over and asked him why he honked. The results were recorded and posted on YouTube.

Trucker  Brian Miner was asked why honked and replied "Because you were speeding." The role reversal continued.

The video shows the trooper walking up to Miner's door. The trooper says he pulled the trucker over for honking his horn. Miner admits he honked the horn to alert the trooper that he was speeding and talking with a cellphone in his hand, saying that was something drivers are not allowed to do in the state of Illinois.

The trooper defends himself, saying, "Police officers can actually use technology when they're driving." The trooper is right. The state's ban on cell phone use while driving states the law does not apply to "a law enforcement officer or operator of an emergency vehicle while performing his or her official duties."

The trooper then asks Miner for his license and proceeds to question him on how fast he was driving. "You passed me! Are you above the speed limit as well?" Miner responded.

In the end, the traffic contact resulted in an exchange of friendly traffic safety reminders and no citations were issued.


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