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Old 07-11-19, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
For the sake of discussion, what should police in a vehicle do when trying to pull over a cyclist that won't stop?

It's not like the cop can hop out of the vehicle and pursue on foot to make an arrest.
This is a problem with chases generally. The cops get so fixated on making the stop that safety considerations get ignored. The correct answer is if you cannot safely make the stop, let him go. This isn't just a risk to the cyclist, it's a risk to the general public. Bystanders get hurt in these car chases quite often.

i know it's very common among le agencies to set out rules drastically limiting high speed chases because of the risk to the public and to officers. This happened after a rash of fatalities nationwide. If this Vision Zero nonsense is now being used as a reason to chase down bicyclists with SUVs, it's time to end it.
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