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  • Presidential Cadillac One

    Check out the president's limo:

    http://www.answers.com/topic/united-...nt-s-limousine

    I've seen red and blues on the limo itself, but is it recognized as an emergency vehicle?

    I'm sure you wouldn't see it running code 3 without an army at it's side, but just wondering if it's on the books as a registered emergency vehicle (I'd assume so).

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    There's always so many LEO vehicles around it I don't think it would matter. As far as it's status I don't know.
    "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything!"-Wyatt Earp

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    • #3
      My guess is that it qualifies as an emergency vehicle as it is equipped with lights and sirens and is operated by LEOs (Secret Service agents).
      I’ll die with blue in my veins.

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      • #4
        I can't answer for other states but in California, an authorized emergency vehicle is (among other things) any publicly owned vehicle operated by the following persons, agencies, or organizations:

        (1) Any federal, state, or local agency, department, or district employing peace officers, for use by those officers in the performance of their duties.

        I suspect other states have similar laws.
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        • #5
          So what if it isn't? You gonna stop 'em?
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          • #6
            Presidential Cadillac

            Originally posted by 1042 Trooper View Post
            So what if it isn't? You gonna stop 'em?
            Uh-Uh!!

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            • #7
              If I'm lucky enough to become a LEO I'll be sure to stop it. Especially within my first year out of the academy while I'm still on probation. I'm sure I will get brownie points for doing my sworn duty and treating everyone equally under the law.

              [WARNING: This post contains lethal levels of sarcasm. ]

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 1042 Trooper View Post
                So what if it isn't? You gonna stop 'em?
                You wouldn't be able to even get close enough see the motorcade!
                I’ll die with blue in my veins.

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                • #9
                  Most motorcades are escorted by the agency the motorcade is driving through anyway.
                  Romans 13:4 "For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil."

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                  • #10
                    I've set up quite a few presidential motorcades. One of the "benefits", or more accurately "pains" of being in a capital city. Worked details on every president since Jimmy Carter and had my picture taken with all of them except Carter. When the motorcade rolls whether the president's vehicle has red/blues is the least of your worries. They are fun to set up and run and a lot more fun after AF-1 is wheels up and the detail is over. Would hate to do that day in and day out, several times a day. Every USSS agent I've ever worked with on the details has been great and lots of fun.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GoldBadge View Post
                      You wouldn't be able to even get close enough see the motorcade!
                      Nope.....as you will see rifle barrels sticking out of one (if not all) of the vehicles if you try to.......

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                      • #12
                        Let's not forget that all vehicles owned by the government are government vehicles or mostly GSA vehicles, and tend to be exempt from most State Laws to begin with (as far as the vehicle, not the idiot driving it). As long as the vehicle is used for emergency purposes (which Im pretty sure being the president's ride classifies as), it's an emergency vehicle. I've seen GSA vehicles plucked from a motor pool, put a red light in it.. and suddenly it's officially an emergency vehicle.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 1042 Trooper View Post
                          So what if it isn't? You gonna stop 'em?
                          exactly, when they are in town, they go wherever they want, whenever they want, and you will put on your best smiling face as you shut down every ramp so they can pass.
                          "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - Orwell

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                          • #14
                            I was a motor when Clinton came to Las Vegas and I was on the presidential motorcade. It's something I can tell my grandkids. After the day, myself and another motor escorted the presidential cars, to Nellis Airforce Base and they were loaded onto a C-141 transport plane to be flown to his next stop.

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                            • #15
                              Why does it matter? What are you going to do if the USA 1 came barrelling down your streets lights and sirens? Try to stop them? Even if it's not an "emergency vehicle" there are times when it's ok to break the law. This is one of them. Have we considered the fact that it's being driven by federal law enforcement agents? That ought to be enough on its own, but try to stop them and send me a letter from the hospital telling me what happened, lol.

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