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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Achtung, Nov 3, 2008.
Til the ferret bites you in the nuts.
That would just make a dog chasing it more terrible.
That's what a radio and additional units are for. It's not up to one wannabe Bruce Willis to escalate the issue by way of a dangerous pursuit. Should he get to walk? Absolutely not, but technology and assistance should be used to apprehend him.
Would the guy be inclined to run as fast or endanger others if he were not being chased at high speed? If he's already decided his best option is to run (for whatever reason) then the likelihood of him eventually pulling over, dismounting the bike and putting his hands up seems far off.
I lost a good friend years ago due to this very thing. Local-Yokel cop in a town where nothing ever happens decides to pursue a speeder. Speeder was going about 60-65 in a 35 (rural town with these 'traps' everywhere) BUT, once he notices Johnny law on his ass, he floors it. Speeds get well over 120...meanwhile, my good friend is coming home with his fiance from a Fireman's Carnival after having just returned from the Navy. Pulls off the exit ramp to be completely blindsided by the speeder. My friend died instantly, his fiance was hospitalized for quite some time. The cop saw nothing wrong with chasing the guy to slap a traffic violation on him and was never charged for his role. The speeder was only slightly injured, had some fines and probation, but was never charged with anything other than traffic violations.
All because the officer was doing his "job"...yeah right.
I'm sorry for your friend, but it's not the cop's fault the guy broke the law. Why not blame the criminal, instead of the guy who risks his life every day trying to uphold the law.
More clips, less whining. make a new thread.
I agree, but it IS the cops fault for escalating it and chasing someone for a few miles and over a blind hill.
Obviously, you have a computer...so you likely have a browser.
Use it, find some, and post them.
I disagree with your logic. Why is the police officer, who is doing his job, trying to enforce the law, causing someone to further break the law? You said the guy was doing 65 in a 35, that's felony speeding in most states. Not to mention the fact that if the speed limit was 35, it was probably a residential area. How would you feel if a cop ignored someone doing nearly double the speed limit in your neighborhood and hits and kills your wife/kid/neighbor etc? It's a shitty situation, and I'm sorry for your friend, but this is the criminal's fault, not the cop. The policy of not chasing contributes to people running. If they know all they have to do is wick it up to 100+ for a mile or two and the chase will get called off, all the criminals are going to do exactly that.
Oh and here's a cool video, sorry if it's 205:
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I sympatise with your personal experience, but I beleive that in the end, it is the speeding driver who desided to escalate the situation.
Sorry about your friend!
Start at 3:30
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I do not speak French but apparantly it says :
"It's easy to spot a motorcyclist, except when they're on the road"
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Actually, a quite scary video. Especially after a car pulled out today from a stop sign right in frotn of me - despite HID headlight, dual fog lights and dual Motolights.
I hope no RT was hurt in making the commercial.
The Modern Motorcycle Diaries
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I tried to write/shoot an own answer to the age-old question 'Why ride a motorcycle'.
Queue the poetry!
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[/end shameless plug]
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I like how he stops at the end and let's someone else lead!
I like how he stops at the end and let's someone else lead
Yeah...that was very nice
THis guys is fearless! Good job Alex! Very nice video Diary.
Looking forward to see more of it.