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December 6, 1995

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Is it legal for state troopers or any law officers to go 10 or 15 miles an hour above the speed limit when they're not pursuing anyone?

No, according to Trooper John Eichkorn of the Kansas Highway Patrol.

"We're just like anybody else, except that we have a job to do that sometimes requires us to exceed the speed limit," Eichkorn said.

Eichkorn said that in some instances a trooper may exceed the speed limit if he was attempting to catch up with a driver without being noticed.

Eichkorn said motorists who have questions about a trooper's driving can contact any of the KHP headquarters that are listed in the phone book. He said motorists will need the tag number from the patrol car and the exact time and location where the incident occurred.

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