Re: New development in police texting while driving case
With everything going on in an officers car while they are driving, this accident does not surprise. My surprise is that it does not happen more often, regardless of the training that they get.
I know this will be objected to, but as a rider, I place some of the blame on the bike! We all know that people run stop signs and on a bike, the responsibility is on us to avoid them. When I'm riding, I tend to assume that people WON'T stop and I'll have to avoid them. I'm alway trying to have a plan B and sometimes have to use it.
See an officer approaching an intersection, or just on the road in general, STAY AWAY! We know that they have distractions and getting too close is asking to get hit. That is REALITY as it is, not as you'd want it to be.
Quite frankly, the officer is to blame, but as riders, we take the brunt of the mistake so do you want to get hit and say I told you so, or do you want to be extra cautions and avoid their mistake?
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