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Contagious
10-31-2005, 07:32 PM
If at a 4-way stop a cop car, ambulance, fire truck, and postal truck pull out at the same time, all with lights and sirens going (except the postal truck), who goes first?

MX2
10-31-2005, 07:33 PM
Postal Truck. Federal employee

mwtgg
10-31-2005, 07:33 PM
Screw the mail man. Whoever inches out first, goes.

JoPh
10-31-2005, 07:35 PM
firetruck would win.

havent you played burnout 3?

natto fire
10-31-2005, 07:35 PM
Well, the mail man is packing the most heat, so I chose him...

10-31-2005, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by: Captain_Howdy
Well, the mail man is packing the most heat, so I chose him...

lol

suicidalpigeon
10-31-2005, 07:36 PM
firetruck > all.

conehead433
10-31-2005, 07:36 PM
Definitely don't want to piss off a mail man. They could go postal on you and that would be it.

oldsmoboat
10-31-2005, 07:40 PM
Mail trucks don't go code 3. Rules of the road would apply. Whomever has the right of way goes first.

Rubycon
10-31-2005, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by: Captain_Howdy
Well, the mail man is packing the most heat, so I chose him...


Indeed! (http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/C6FT7/special-delivery.jpg)

sswingle
10-31-2005, 07:50 PM
Deja vu. IIRC, the last time we had a thread like this the mailman won.

simms
10-31-2005, 07:53 PM
That's stupid. Firetrucks have the potential to save the most lives. They should go first.

Gibsons
10-31-2005, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by: Captain_Howdy
Well, the mail man is packing the most heat, so I chose him...

Seriously. Never mess with the postal service.

BurnItDwn
10-31-2005, 07:55 PM
If the lights are on, I'd hope the ambulance went first, then the fire truck, then the police car, then the mail carrier.

eakers
10-31-2005, 07:56 PM
probabley fire truck (here they are always the first to any emergency situation), ambulance, police and then mail

Acanthus
10-31-2005, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by: BurnItDwn
If the lights are on, I'd hope the ambulance went first, then the fire truck, then the police car, then the mail carrier.

that makes the most logical sense to me.

Trey22
10-31-2005, 07:58 PM
LOL at what was on snopes:

". . . once the mail truck is safely to the side of the road, the question becomes trickier. Madison speculated that dispatchers would solve the situation before it arose. If they did not, he said it would make sense for the police car to go first and then the firetruck. The ambulance would go last, he said, because if "five seconds makes a difference, you probably aren't going to save the guy anyway."

YOyoYOhowsDAjello
10-31-2005, 08:01 PM
Police Car can clear out of the intersection the fastest = he should go first :P

TheNinja
10-31-2005, 08:02 PM
I vote for am-blance

oldsmoboat
10-31-2005, 08:03 PM
I PMd the po po, let's see what he has to say.

stan394
10-31-2005, 08:03 PM
my vote

ambulance > fire truck > cop car > mail truck

79Blazer
10-31-2005, 09:39 PM
Google fight FTW! (http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=mailman&word2=cop+car+ambulance+fire+truck)

her209
10-31-2005, 09:42 PM
What if there is a pedestrian in the middle of the road?

DLeRium
10-31-2005, 09:44 PM
Family Guy: The firetruck can consume up to 8 times its weight. The ambulances will have to wait their turn.

Shadowknight
10-31-2005, 09:52 PM
It depends on which one is being driven by the guy from Grand Theft Auto, he'd probably just drive-by the other vehicles, blowing them up, making the whole thing a moot point.

gotsmack
10-31-2005, 10:36 PM
If it is a tight intersection the firetruck will have to go last since they can't make the turn if the other cars are at the edge of the intersection. But if it is just going straight then maybe who ever has the green light.

natto fire
10-31-2005, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by: gotsmack
If it is a tight intersection the firetruck will have to go last since they can't make the turn if the other cars are at the edge of the intersection. But if it is just going straight then maybe who ever has the green light.

What city do you live in that has lights at 4 way stops?:confused:

10-31-2005, 11:44 PM
The guy with the ferrari goes first.

bradruth
11-01-2005, 12:20 AM
Originally posted by: oldsmoboat
I PMd the po po, let's see what he has to say.

If you follow the tenants of the 3-tiered response it would be:

1. Police
2. Fire
3. Ambulance

MmmSkyscraper
11-01-2005, 12:22 AM
Originally posted by: DLeRium
Family Guy: The firetruck can consume up to 8 times its weight. The ambulances will have to wait their turn.

4TW!

Banana
11-01-2005, 12:26 AM
Originally posted by: wafflesandsyrup
firetruck > all.

yhelothar
11-01-2005, 12:30 AM
Originally posted by: MmmSkyscraper

Originally posted by: DLeRium
Family Guy: The firetruck can consume up to 8 times its weight. The ambulances will have to wait their turn.

4TW!

rofl i loved that episode.. cracked me up.

InverseOfNeo
11-01-2005, 12:30 AM
Originally posted by: MX2times
Postal Truck. Federal employee


I believe this is the truth. I remember hearing it years ago that since the mail man is a Federal employee, he/she is technically above them in "rank" and has the right of way. But I think that is if theres no sirens or anything and the four entities came to a stop at the same time.

PHiuR
11-01-2005, 12:31 AM
ambulance FTW

Excelsior
11-01-2005, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by: BurnItDwn
If the lights are on, I'd hope the ambulance went first, then the fire truck, then the police car, then the mail carrier.

uhohs
11-01-2005, 12:40 AM
They all go... and form one really cool transformer.

MrDudeMan
11-01-2005, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by: bradruth

Originally posted by: oldsmoboat
I PMd the po po, let's see what he has to say.

If you follow the tenants of the 3-tiered response it would be:

1. Police
2. Fire
3. Ambulance

weird...backward to what i thought

bootymac
11-01-2005, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by: DLeRium
Family Guy: The firetruck can consume up to 8 times its weight. The ambulances will have to wait their turn.

LMAO

TitanDiddly
11-01-2005, 12:50 AM
Law of tonnage: firetruck.

deejayshakur
11-01-2005, 12:59 AM
so the ambulance is on the way to save a life, pd is on the way to prevent a life from being taken, a firetruck i guess you could argue it both ways, and the mailman will spend the rest of his life ringless.

Lithium381
11-01-2005, 02:14 AM
Originally posted by: deejayshakur
so the ambulance is on the way to save a life, pd is on the way to prevent a life from being taken, a firetruck i guess you could argue it both ways, and the mailman will spend the rest of his life ringless.

why get married? he gets to screw the po po's wife, the paramedics wife, and the firemens wife while they're at work!

BSEagle1
11-01-2005, 02:46 AM
In order of importance: Ambulance, then Fire Truck, then mailman, then police.

The ambulance is either with the firetruck or off to his own emergency, the fire truck is either responding to a paramedic call or a fire/rescue but not as directly related to life saving as the ambulance, the mail man is delivering packages and making an honest living, and the cop is probably off to do something crooked so he can just hurry up and wait :P

Baked
11-01-2005, 03:14 AM
Fire Truck, Ambulance, Cop, Mail. Why do I know this? 'Cause I've seen it happen.

suicidalpigeon
11-01-2005, 03:16 AM
Originally posted by: Baked
Fire Truck, Ambulance, Cop, Mail. Why do I know this? 'Cause I've seen it happen.

..so...who went first?

Baked
11-01-2005, 03:31 AM
Originally posted by: wafflesandsyrup

Originally posted by: Baked
Fire Truck, Ambulance, Cop, Mail. Why do I know this? 'Cause I've seen it happen.

..so...who went first?

You failed at reading.

Spikesoldier
11-01-2005, 03:51 AM
Originally posted by: C6FT7

Originally posted by: Captain_Howdy
Well, the mail man is packing the most heat, so I chose him...


Indeed! (http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/C6FT7/special-delivery.jpg)

what movie is that from?

Rubycon
11-01-2005, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by: Spikesoldier

Originally posted by: C6FT7

Originally posted by: Captain_Howdy
Well, the mail man is packing the most heat, so I chose him...


Indeed! (http://pics.bbzzdd.com/users/C6FT7/special-delivery.jpg)

what movie is that from?


Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110622/) :)

rudder
11-01-2005, 07:08 AM
The least maneuverable has the right of way. Well at least its that way in the aviation world.

gsellis
11-01-2005, 07:09 AM
And for those that think mailman, you lose. Urban Legend. Trey22 checked it out, but did not provide you the link... :D

Snopes answers the question (http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/fourway.asp)

NogginBoink
11-01-2005, 07:12 AM
Originally posted by: InverseOfNeo

Originally posted by: MX2times
Postal Truck. Federal employee


I believe this is the truth. I remember hearing it years ago that since the mail man is a Federal employee, he/she is technically above them in "rank" and has the right of way. But I think that is if theres no sirens or anything and the four entities came to a stop at the same time.

I was taught the same thing in EMT class.

However, any mailman that actually tries to assert his right-of-way in a situation like this is both off his rocker and going to get a stern talking to at the end of the day.

Scarpozzi
11-01-2005, 07:25 AM
Usually, none of them would stop (except the mailman)....they just blow their horn really loud and end up colliding.

40Hands
11-01-2005, 07:29 AM
Police should go first because hes has better acceleration and if they are all going to the same place then you might want to have him there for security (or in case of any minorities in the area) I kid, I kid!

Then ambulance, followed by the fire truck then the mail truck.

Kelemvor
11-01-2005, 07:33 AM
This was just psoted like a month ago.

And here's from Snopes:


A couple of weeks after the "Street Smart" article, another astute Los Angeles Times reader provided his own answer:

I am glad that it was established that the mail truck would not even be in the running, but I am disappointed that it was not pointed out that Section 21806 of the California Vehicle Code makes that clear.

Section 21800 answers the question of which of the remaining three vehicles has the right of way. To make it short, the vehicle to the left of the mail truck has the right of way.

Since everybody has to yield to the vehicle on his right, whoever sees the mail truck on his right gets to go first.

Easy, huh?

BAMAVOO
11-01-2005, 07:36 AM
The mail truck always has the right of way. (Federal) Even if an Ambulance, firetruck or police car have their lights and sirens on, they are to stop at every Stop sign or stop light to make sure it is clear before they proceed through. If they run the red light even with their lights on and hit someone they will get sued!

Kelemvor
11-01-2005, 07:38 AM
Originally posted by: BAMAVOO
The mail truck always has the right of way. (Federal) Even if an Ambulance, firetruck or police car have their lights and sirens on, they are to stop at every Stop sign or stop light to make sure it is clear before they proceed through. If they run the red light even with their lights on and hit someone they will get sued!

Sorry. Go read the links people have posted. Mail Truck has NO authority over emergency vehicles...

http://www.snopes.com/autos/law/fourway.asp

Kelemvor
11-01-2005, 07:40 AM
Claim: A United States Postal Service mail truck has the right of way over emergency vehicles.

Status: False.

Example: [Montreal Gazette, 1998]


Here's a question for you. Although hypothetical, it could happen. If a firetruck, police car, postal truck and ambulance -- all with sirens blaring and lights flashing (except the mail truck, of course) -- arrived simultaneously at four corners of an intersection, who would have the right of way?

Who should be allowed to cross the intersection first?


Origins: Surprisingly, quite a few people will answer the above question by proclaiming that the mail truck has the right of way. How this belief came to be is a puzzler, although some respondents have at least made a stab at providing some plausible answers:


The answer to that old theoretical puzzler is the mail truck, by virtue of its federal government status.

That explanation makes a little sense in that we naturally expect federal authority may supersede state or local authority (even if the Postal Service's status as a "federal agency" isn't quite what it used to be), but a mail truck? Cars driven by FBI agents, Border Patrol automobiles, and Army vehicles (including tanks) also have "federal government status," but we're not aware of any laws giving them the right of way over all other vehicles, even in non-emergency situations.


[A] postal truck should have priority because maybe it was carrying a declaration of war that just had to be delivered while the emergency vehicles waited.

Ho ho ho. Imagine Franklin D. Roosevelt announcing to Congress, "I'm sure I dropped that declaration of war against Japan in the mail the day before yesterday. We'll just have to hold off beginning hostilities for a day or two until we can send out another copy. Tell the Navy they'll just have to sit tight for now."


He gave as an example the fact that if a fire truck, an ambulance carrying a patient and a police car in pursuit of a criminal meet a mail truck carrying mail at an intersection, the mail truck has the right of way.

"In the days when this was established," explained Mr. Sulzer, "communication was vital."

Well, maybe so, but putting out fires, catching criminals, and saving lives have traditionally been considered "vital" acitivies as well. It may be, though, that as Mr. Sulzer suggests, the mistaken belief about mail trucks is a carryover from the days of railroads:


"As you may know," he wrote, "the 'fast mail' trains were an important part of the operation of the railroads in their heyday.

"The mail contracts were an important source of income for the railroad and, indeed, one of the purposes for the government establishing railroads was communication through the mail.

"Generally speaking, the fast mail trains had right of way over all other traffic. That is, the track was cleared ahead of the mail. All other traffic went off on a switch track to let it by."

We posed this question to the Los Angeles Times' "Street Smart" column back in 1994, and -- once convinced it was a legitimate question -- they responded:


. . . the mail truck does not have the right of way. Like other vehicles and even pedestrians, it must pull to the side of the road to let the emergency vehicles pass. Our answer comes from Bill Madison, a spokesman for the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Everyone else we queried thought the question was unique, to say the least.

"That's about the craziest thing I've ever heard," said an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division. "I don't even know how people have time to think about stuff like that."

Undaunted, we pressed on.

"OK," a California Highway Patrol officer said in a tone that suggested he didn't take the question seriously.

Finally, Madison responded. "The mail truck is not even in the running, unless the guy is a complete idiot," he said.

A similary query posed by us to the United States Postal Service produced the reply that the USPS was also unaware of any laws granting mail trucks right of way status.

Okay, so if the mail truck doesn't have the right of way, then who does? "Street Smart" also provided an answer to this from a California DMV spokesman:


. . . once the mail truck is safely to the side of the road, the question becomes trickier. Madison speculated that dispatchers would solve the situation before it arose. If they did not, he said it would make sense for the police car to go first and then the firetruck. The ambulance would go last, he said, because if "five seconds makes a difference, you probably aren't going to save the guy anyway."

We have to wonder about that answer. If five seconds makes a difference, the fire department probably isn't going to save the burning building, and the police probably aren't to catch the fleeing criminal either.

A couple of weeks after the "Street Smart" article, another astute Los Angeles Times reader provided his own answer:


I am glad that it was established that the mail truck would not even be in the running, but I am disappointed that it was not pointed out that Section 21806 of the California Vehicle Code makes that clear.

Section 21800 answers the question of which of the remaining three vehicles has the right of way. To make it short, the vehicle to the left of the mail truck has the right of way.

Since everybody has to yield to the vehicle on his right, whoever sees the mail truck on his right gets to go first.

Easy, huh?

Of course, nothing satisfies like empirical evidence: I came home from work one day to find a fire truck, a police car, and an ambulance in the intersection outside our home. I ran indoors and suggested to Barbara that we try to flag down a mail truck to see what would happen, but there's never a mail truck around when you really need one . . .

GasX
11-01-2005, 07:42 AM
Originally posted by: simms
That's stupid. Firetrucks have the potential to save the most lives. They should go first.

The ambulance probably has someone on board - they win

BAMAVOO
11-01-2005, 07:52 AM
Originally posted by: FrankyJunior
Claim: A United States Postal Service mail truck has the right of way over emergency vehicles.

Status: False.

Example: [Montreal Gazette, 1998]


Here's a question for you. Although hypothetical, it could happen. If a firetruck, police car, postal truck and ambulance -- all with sirens blaring and lights flashing (except the mail truck, of course) -- arrived simultaneously at four corners of an intersection, who would have the right of way?

Who should be allowed to cross the intersection first?


Origins: Surprisingly, quite a few people will answer the above question by proclaiming that the mail truck has the right of way. How this belief came to be is a puzzler, although some respondents have at least made a stab at providing some plausible answers:


The answer to that old theoretical puzzler is the mail truck, by virtue of its federal government status.

That explanation makes a little sense in that we naturally expect federal authority may supersede state or local authority (even if the Postal Service's status as a "federal agency" isn't quite what it used to be), but a mail truck? Cars driven by FBI agents, Border Patrol automobiles, and Army vehicles (including tanks) also have "federal government status," but we're not aware of any laws giving them the right of way over all other vehicles, even in non-emergency situations.


[A] postal truck should have priority because maybe it was carrying a declaration of war that just had to be delivered while the emergency vehicles waited.

Ho ho ho. Imagine Franklin D. Roosevelt announcing to Congress, "I'm sure I dropped that declaration of war against Japan in the mail the day before yesterday. We'll just have to hold off beginning hostilities for a day or two until we can send out another copy. Tell the Navy they'll just have to sit tight for now."


He gave as an example the fact that if a fire truck, an ambulance carrying a patient and a police car in pursuit of a criminal meet a mail truck carrying mail at an intersection, the mail truck has the right of way.

"In the days when this was established," explained Mr. Sulzer, "communication was vital."

Well, maybe so, but putting out fires, catching criminals, and saving lives have traditionally been considered "vital" acitivies as well. It may be, though, that as Mr. Sulzer suggests, the mistaken belief about mail trucks is a carryover from the days of railroads:


"As you may know," he wrote, "the 'fast mail' trains were an important part of the operation of the railroads in their heyday.

"The mail contracts were an important source of income for the railroad and, indeed, one of the purposes for the government establishing railroads was communication through the mail.

"Generally speaking, the fast mail trains had right of way over all other traffic. That is, the track was cleared ahead of the mail. All other traffic went off on a switch track to let it by."

We posed this question to the Los Angeles Times' "Street Smart" column back in 1994, and -- once convinced it was a legitimate question -- they responded:


. . . the mail truck does not have the right of way. Like other vehicles and even pedestrians, it must pull to the side of the road to let the emergency vehicles pass. Our answer comes from Bill Madison, a spokesman for the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Everyone else we queried thought the question was unique, to say the least.

"That's about the craziest thing I've ever heard," said an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division. "I don't even know how people have time to think about stuff like that."

Undaunted, we pressed on.

"OK," a California Highway Patrol officer said in a tone that suggested he didn't take the question seriously.

Finally, Madison responded. "The mail truck is not even in the running, unless the guy is a complete idiot," he said.

A similary query posed by us to the United States Postal Service produced the reply that the USPS was also unaware of any laws granting mail trucks right of way status.

Okay, so if the mail truck doesn't have the right of way, then who does? "Street Smart" also provided an answer to this from a California DMV spokesman:


. . . once the mail truck is safely to the side of the road, the question becomes trickier. Madison speculated that dispatchers would solve the situation before it arose. If they did not, he said it would make sense for the police car to go first and then the firetruck. The ambulance would go last, he said, because if "five seconds makes a difference, you probably aren't going to save the guy anyway."

We have to wonder about that answer. If five seconds makes a difference, the fire department probably isn't going to save the burning building, and the police probably aren't to catch the fleeing criminal either.

A couple of weeks after the "Street Smart" article, another astute Los Angeles Times reader provided his own answer:


I am glad that it was established that the mail truck would not even be in the running, but I am disappointed that it was not pointed out that Section 21806 of the California Vehicle Code makes that clear.

Section 21800 answers the question of which of the remaining three vehicles has the right of way. To make it short, the vehicle to the left of the mail truck has the right of way.

Since everybody has to yield to the vehicle on his right, whoever sees the mail truck on his right gets to go first.

Easy, huh?

Of course, nothing satisfies like empirical evidence: I came home from work one day to find a fire truck, a police car, and an ambulance in the intersection outside our home. I ran indoors and suggested to Barbara that we try to flag down a mail truck to see what would happen, but there's never a mail truck around when you really need one . . .



You are wrong. The tests given to firefighters is the mail truck does have the right of way. There is a case going on right now where an ambulance ran a red light and hit a car. The driver and the county are being sued, because the drive of the ambulance did not follow protocol. THEY MUST STOP AND MAKE SURE IT IS CLEAR BEFORE GOING THROUGH A RED LIGHT!

loic2003
11-01-2005, 08:00 AM
see, I'd imagine that if it went down to 'importance', the ambulance would go first. However, I think in reality, the cop car would go first, then the ambulance, then the fire truck. Why? Because what would be the point of the *much faster* cop car being stuck behind the *much slower* fire truck? it makes no sense that a slower vehicle should go in front. That's why they have motorcycle ambulances in London: someone to get there ASAP, to try and stabilise the casualties whilst the slower, better equipped vehicles work their way through.

How anyone thought a mail truck would have priority is beyond me.

gsellis
11-01-2005, 08:18 AM
Originally posted by: BAMAVOO

You are wrong. The tests given to firefighters is the mail truck does have the right of way. There is a case going on right now where an ambulance ran a red light and hit a car. The driver and the county are being sued, because the drive of the ambulance did not follow protocol. THEY MUST STOP AND MAKE SURE IT IS CLEAR BEFORE GOING THROUGH A RED LIGHT!
The test has a question that is wrong. I have also seen a Postal Inspector answer this and the mail has no special privileges. Urban Legend.

And yes, all emergency vehicles must stop at all control devices before proceeding if they are not in their favor. That has nothing to do with right of way. Once the ambulance makes a complete stop, it has right of way regardless of light color in any direction. All other traffic must stop. By failing to stop, the ambulance broke the law and the driver that hit them is not at fault.

Kelemvor
11-01-2005, 08:35 AM
Originally posted by: gsellis

Originally posted by: BAMAVOO

You are wrong. The tests given to firefighters is the mail truck does have the right of way. There is a case going on right now where an ambulance ran a red light and hit a car. The driver and the county are being sued, because the drive of the ambulance did not follow protocol. THEY MUST STOP AND MAKE SURE IT IS CLEAR BEFORE GOING THROUGH A RED LIGHT!
The test has a question that is wrong. I have also seen a Postal Inspector answer this and the mail has no special privileges. Urban Legend.

And yes, all emergency vehicles must stop at all control devices before proceeding if they are not in their favor. That has nothing to do with right of way. Once the ambulance makes a complete stop, it has right of way regardless of light color in any direction. All other traffic must stop. By failing to stop, the ambulance broke the law and the driver that hit them is not at fault.



Exactly. If the ambulance didn't slow down to make sure the intersection was clear and just powed right through, the ambulance was in the wrong and should get sued. Any time you see a cop or whatever get up to an intersection, they should always slow down to make sure it's clear before they go through. Emergency vehicles can go through the red lights but they have to make sure it's clear first.

BrokenVisage
11-01-2005, 08:37 AM
LOL @ mail man votes.

broon
11-01-2005, 08:48 AM
If they are all responding to the same emergency (except mailman) the cop goes first, then firetruck, them ambulance. The police arrive to scene first to ensure safety for other emergency workers. If the scene is not safe, neither firetruck or ambulance will respond.

Demon-Xanth
11-01-2005, 09:11 AM
In an ideal world:
Cop, ambulance, firetruck, mail truck.
Why? Because the order of fastest to get out of the way of the others comes into play.

In reality:
Cop doesn't even slow down, ambulance stops because the fire truck sure as hell isn't going to. The mail truck gets creamed. The ambulance carts off the victims of the shootout between the cops (more cops were on the way) and the mailman after the mailman shot four of the guys on the fire truck for hitting him and the lone cop that made it to the scene got shot by a drug dealer because he had no backup.

deejayshakur
11-01-2005, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by: Lithium381

Originally posted by: deejayshakur
so the ambulance is on the way to save a life, pd is on the way to prevent a life from being taken, a firetruck i guess you could argue it both ways, and the mailman will spend the rest of his life ringless.

why get married? he gets to screw the po po's wife, the paramedics wife, and the firemens wife while they're at work!

actually, that was an allusion to karl malone. but you knew that ;)

DaShen
11-01-2005, 01:29 PM
I had to view results before I decided on Ambulance, but it makes sense. Chances are their need is more immediate if they have a patient in the ambulance.

geecee
11-01-2005, 01:32 PM
"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few... or the one."

Thus, Fire Truck. :P

Bozono
11-01-2005, 01:34 PM
A lot of people don't realize this but Firemen actually have more authoritarian rights than Coppers. I vote Fire Truck.

ColdFusion718
11-01-2005, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by: FallenHero

Originally posted by: Captain_Howdy
Well, the mail man is packing the most heat, so I chose him...

lol

Actually, the fire truck should go first, after comes the ambulance, the police car, then finally the mail man. Why should the fire truck go first? Ummm have you ever been in a fire? Five seconds is a lot of fvcking time to be on fire. The mail man doesn't want to go first anyway; what's he going to do, deliver your mail on time? heh

BW86
11-01-2005, 02:24 PM
Mail man :P lol

RadioHead84
11-01-2005, 02:28 PM
Hmm thats a tough one.

I think the Ambulance goes first...its going to save an actual life that is in immediate danger. But on the same hand the Fire truck might be going to save a baby in a window or something which is equally as bad. Also maybe the cop is like Bruce willis in Die Hard and is going to defuse a bomb that only he knows about(that was a stretch). Screw the mailman he can wait.

Of course..maybe they are all going to the same place..in which case the cop car should go first, then the ambulance, then the fire truck and then the mail man. Cop car is faster then the ambulcance..which is faster then the fire truck, which is more important the damn mail man.

Which scenarios need all 4 cars in one spot at the same time? A building on fire resulting from a bomb that just so happends to be a mail room full of people...

gsellis
11-01-2005, 04:45 PM
OK. The all go at the same time, except the mailman. The cop car clears the intersection before the firetruck has even moved halfway over the balk line. The ambulance would be just clearing the center just before the firetruck finally got any speed going. Everyone wins! And the mailman is so mad, he goes back to the office and wipes out the AK-47.