Originally Posted by Chukpike
I don't think there is enough information to make an informed opinion based on just the video. I ride bikes all the time and do not see any indication that the cyclist tried to stop or avoid the collision. That the police are always right is not a position I take. But to show a 2 year old video without supporting documentation means nothing.
"naive people who not have had training for detecting ironing" quote Rattler
Think want you want rattler, but the cyclist never made the slightest attempt to avoid the collision and the right of way belongs to the pedestrian. Even if it is a cop.
As far as mmarsh question:
"And Secondly How long has this sort of thing been going on?"
Since we have had cops. This is just a poor 2 year old example.
Did you watch the Video? I am curious because it even states right at the beginning that its July 25 2008 -that's 7 months ago.
As for the cyclist making no attempt to avoid the collision? At exactly :24 sec its pretty damn clear the bike swerves toward the curb and the cop lunges at him in order to hit him
"My center is giving way, my right is in retreat situation excellent. I shall attack." -Foch
I am from NYC. I fly a French flag because I work in Paris.
Last edited by mmarsh; February 13th, 2009 at 21:33..