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Old 04-25-2011, 05:02 PM
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Interesting article on this very subject...to call or not to call.
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/featu...,3695347.story
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:30 PM
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Isn't 911 for life-and-death emergencies only and not for routine reporting? The article talks about calling 911 even if there are no injuries, etc. Why couldn't you just call the police dispatcher directly and leave 911 for the serious stuff? There would still be a police record of the incident.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:14 AM
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Based on the witnesses it seemed to me the driver and occupant were in no physical or mental condition to drive. It is also doubtful if the cart were in a safe condition to drive. Someone with more professional experience should have been making the decision.

Having a bad day does not negate the need for police intervention. Laws were broken, people were hurt and property was damaged. One would not be calling "the police on them" but calling the police to report an accident with injuries and property damage.
you seem to be doing a lot of editorializing. mental conditions,narrowly missing the car, golf cart in no condition to be driven etc etc. sounds like you make mountains out of mole hills.
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:33 AM
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Isn't 911 for life-and-death emergencies only and not for routine reporting? The article talks about calling 911 even if there are no injuries, etc. Why couldn't you just call the police dispatcher directly and leave 911 for the serious stuff? There would still be a police record of the incident.
There is also a 911 for non life and death problems like flag stealing, etc. I you call the number you can leave a report and an officer will call you back and take your complaint. If necessary, they will come out to your house an take a formal complaint.

The number is 1-352-732-9111

I called them when my Halloween flag was stolen off of my house just so they would be aware in case someone else called in the same type of thievery in our area.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:11 AM
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If I was there, I would not have called police.. The man said,he did not need police, or fire rescue. Seems like a lot of nothing. Sometimes,just leave it alone.
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