Assured clear distance ahead here, he'd be at fault surely in this instance. The biker was acting like an ass though, behavior like that gets ya pancaked pretty quick. 9 times out of 10 you pull that you're gonna get rearended.That happened on flamingo here in Vegas. A guy I work with, that was his friend who the cop hit.
The cop was in the wrong and couldve gotten in trouble. As he's the one who made contact.
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Queue the "yeah but if he wasn't a cop, there would have been a swat team slamming him to the ground and charging him with aggravated murder!"Biker needs to pay more attention, he opens up a big space, then when someone puts on their blinker, speeds up as if to deny them the lane, then last minute, slows way down to let them in. Smooth is safe, these sudden changes will get you in trouble. One second you're doing one thing, people may even see you doing that, then they change lanes, do whatever, then you've accelerated quickly and done something unexpected, and wonder why they keep getting in trouble.
Cop probably saw him zoom up, took off, then glanced down for a second right when the biker suddenly stopped.
Cop is definitely at fault here too. Pretty much anytime you rear end someone, you were following too close to react in time. Brake lights on the vehicle ahead is all the fair warning you should need to stop. Had the cop noticed the car's blinker, he should have figured out the bike might have to let him in and backed off/expected a stop by the bike.
I think the cop was a) pissed at himself for screwing up, took it out on the biker, b) knew he was wrong, but came on strong to put the biker on the defensive, make him think he's lucky for not getting a ticket instead of thinking of filing an accident report on the cop, or c) didn't see the car blinking, coming over and thought the biker just stopped way short for no reason.
One of the above.
Yes. Unfortunately, the 1st person to speak (from the limited view we have) set the tone for the entire conversation.Am I the only one that thought, what's the big effin deal? Looked like a love tap that should have resulted in nothing had everyone kept a cool head.
No, lots of people are saying that. And then they also comment on how the officer was a dick, when he didn't need to be. Like was said above, it seems to be a sport bike, which means the cop most likely hit the back tire, which most likely means no damage was done.Am I the only one that thought, what's the big effin deal? Looked like a love tap that should have resulted in nothing had everyone kept a cool head.
The last I heard, the local PD to me had their cameras set where they recorded when lights came on (actually, it set the temporary memory into permanent memory starting with what was recorded a minute prior to the activation), and/or when the car hits 80 mph or faster. They're constantly on, but not constantly recording, if that makes sense.Systems I saw yrs ago only ran when light/siren/similar were on. I guess with how cheap memory is nowdays (vs tape) So do they camera's run all the time? Or still only when lights/siren/manually turned on?