I have a lot of respect for our law enforcement officers. They deal with people day in and out. This is hard enough even when dealing with good, law-abiding people. Instead, officers deal, in large, with the dregs of society, those who choose to flout or buck the law. They are often under paid and over worked. I can understand how difficult a job they have. I try my best to comply with the law and also to assist police officers to the best I can.
Some time ago I felt embarrassed by the behavior of others. It was mid afternoon and I was driving on a mildy-busy, wide avenue. A police officer, with lights flashing and siren blaring, quickly approached me from behind. I pulled off of the road to the right to allow the officer to pass. I was aghast when other drivers did not. They kept going along their merry way. The officer was stuck behind traffic as either people did not see the lights, hear the siren or simply wanted to ignore it. Why did they make such a choice? Selfish reasons? or maye ignorance?