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Andy_L

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Andy_L says:

Sussex police unmarked bike chase

Check out the video at the bottom of this press release:
http://www.sussex.police.uk/news_feed/index.asp?id=24911
Two riders - one being filmed and one doing the filming.  See which one you think is riding more dangerously.  Then see if you can guess which one got a 2 year ban and which one probably got a commendation for getting a good collar.
The bike in question is reputedly an unmarked, silver CBR600RR.

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ducatiboy1967

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r100r

Erm...are you suggesting we are risk takers and adrenaline junkies?   Ok Guilty!:lol:

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stevebaldy

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stevebaldy says:

having just viewed this

for the first time, I agree the police biker,although perhaps better trained and competent, in NO way should have pursued in that manner....quite clearly the rider could have been stopped sooner, without the risks BOTH took.....had the police backed off, then i would suspect the 'quarry' would have eased off. :shock:...he may have been a trained rider, but could he really have reacted to a less alert motorist at those speeds?!...i think not

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DaveyDavey

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DaveyDavey says:

Hmmm

There's enough evidence in that video to ban the guy in the first few minutes when he's racing through the 40mph zone. There was no need to continue to chase and put other road users in danger. They had already admitted that an ordinary road pursuit was out of the question, so why chase him on an unmarked bike?

The other road users have no idea that there is a police pursuit effectively taking place, which I think is dangerous. The Police are subject to the same laws of the road as the rest of us and should drive/ride accordingly.

 

Whilst I agree the guy should lose his licence for riding like a twat, I find the methods used to capture it on film reprehensible.

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gmangnall

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gmangnall says:

Outragious

The copper is such an arrogant tw@ it's beyond belief "He's not very competant" my arse. He didn't do any overtly dangerous overtakes and was pretty safe throughout. Indeed the policeman did the most dangerous move AND was the one most likely to cause traffic to swerve. Should the rider have been banned - of course. 100mph in a 30 should definately be a ban. But the police rider should also have been reprimanded. The aim of the police is to stop this kind of thing and not to get as big a prosectution as possible. A visit to his house to say "Mr. We know what you do and were out to catch you!" would almost certainly have worked without this type of action.

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R100R

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R100R says:

gmang

This topic is more popular in the Politics and Law section.  We've all lost interest in it.:unsure:

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

R100R

..But our interest could be 'revived'. :winkie: 

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StevieR600RR

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StevieR600RR says:

F*ck sake.

It's not my place to judge, but this guy is one of the cocks that give us a bad name.

He deserves the ban.

Nae luck.

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tim1b

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tim1b says:

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