What recourse do we, the public, have for cutting through the bullshit of todays' transportation gongshow in order to get somewhere *FAST*, legally. Aka, a police escort, or equivalent 'go-fast pass'.
The obvious scenario is 'family member in serious accident, critical condition; must get to hospital FAST', and I've heard of people getting escorted for this sort of thing. Great. -- But what happens when it's not a _medical emergency_, yet something just as time-critical. (Business emergency?)
Obviously something as simple as 'late for work' would not qualify, but there's a lot of grey-areas in between.
Example; in my line of work, occasionally I must respond to an 'emergency' situation by going into the datacenter, quickly as possible. These tasks, although rare, are highly time-sensative, and impact hundreds if not thousands of people. I often envision trying to explain this urgency to an officer, and being greeted with a tale of 'tough luck', and a stack of tickets.
So; how is this handled?
Say I have to go from Surrey to Vancouver, at rush hour, as quickly as humanly possible. Aside from hopping on the bike, hitting warp speed, and NOT stopping to explain myself to police.... what other options do we have?
If it comes down to the personal judgment of an officer, whether called in advance, or during a frantic explanation on the side of the road, what are the chances of being further delayed or detained during a time-critical situation?