Monday, September 24, 2007

Cops Riding Bicycles 'Too Risky'

I found this article this morning via Drew Curtis' FARK. Here is an excerpt:

Its latest health-and-safety ruling was yesterday branded “loony” by MPs. Three hundred cops and police community support officers (PCSOs) have been banned by Greater Manchester Police from patrolling on their mountain bikes.

They have had huge success chasing criminals. And police bikes have acted as a deterrent across Britain for decades. But GMP fears officers are not trained enough — following the tragic death of Christopher Maclure, 21.

The rookie PCSO was on a bicycle when he was hit by a truck in an accident in Wigan earlier this month.


You can read the full article here at the Sun.

Clearly the bike was the problem with the officer who was struck by a truck.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Usually when I see a bicycle cop, they're not riding the best equipment. It's not junk, but certainly not on par with the fancy cars they get to drive. Maybe if they upped the bicycle budget, they wouldn't have to worry about being so Risky...