"Some of the drivers here in Chicago do not seem to understand that a) the Chicago police car at the end of the president-elect's motorcade is serious about having traffic pull over when the officers flash their lights and hit their sirens, and b) it's not a great idea to jump ahead of traffic by trying to cut around the black SUV filled with five heavily armed Secret Service members," the [LA Times] reporter noted.Those cars with flashing lights trying to keep you away from the black SUVs are there for your safety. Really. If you are in that much of a hurry, you should have left home 20 minutes earlier.
On Van Buren Street, a tan sedan attempted to drive around Obama's motorcade.
"The SUV cut the car off immediately, and the security team aimed their weapons at the car," the pool report said.
And always remember why the windows are open in the security vehicles leading and tailing the president's car: To give the sharpshooters inside a clean shot.