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Old 09-02-2017, 07:51 AM   #1
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Bike Messenger Arrested After Being Hit by Cop Car

Story Here:

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/loca...170916047.html

After getting hit the Bike Messenger threw his bike at the offending vehicle which turned out to be an unmarked police vehicle.
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:02 AM   #2
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Failure to yield right of way and threw his bike at the unmarked police car.

Sounds fine to me.
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:10 AM   #3
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Failure to yield right of way and threw his bike at the unmarked police car.

Sounds fine to me.
Only problem is that was a bogus fine as the cop was the one who failed to yield the right of way.

Do you read before you comment?

The cop was rounding a corner. It has been documented that the cop drives while on the phone frequently. I am inclined to believe the Bike Messenger.
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Old 09-02-2017, 08:50 AM   #4
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It's been my experience that bicyclists follow the rules of the road less than 10% of the time. When it's a bike messenger/delivery guy that goes down to less than 0.1%.
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:53 AM   #5
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It has been documented that the cop drives while on the phone frequently. I am inclined to believe the Bike Messenger.
According to the article you posted, the only other documentation is from this dude while being arrested and asked why he impersonated a police officer in an attempt to pull over a female driver.


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Old 09-02-2017, 11:45 AM   #6
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At last. I had wondered if we would ever get another LuckyJimm update.
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:51 AM   #7
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Officer should have shot the messenger when threatened with a bike.
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:51 AM   #8
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According to the article you posted, the only other documentation is from this dude while being arrested and asked why he impersonated a police officer in an attempt to pull over a female driver.


Sounds like a credible source and a fine upstanding individual.
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:53 AM   #9
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It's been my experience that bicyclists follow the rules of the road less than 10% of the time. When it's a bike messenger/delivery guy that goes down to less than 0.1%.
Seriously. It seems to be getting worse, too. They act like they can do anything they want. Even in situations where they may have the right of way, they should keep in mind that having the right of way does not make one invincible.
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:04 PM   #10
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It's been my experience that bicyclists follow the rules of the road less than 10% of the time. When it's a bike messenger/delivery guy that goes down to less than 0.1%.
Correct, lol bikers
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:16 PM   #11
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lol hipsters on fixies. This douche was riding his bike like an idiot, the inevitable happened, then he assaulted someone in a car, and he shouldn't be arrested? wtf

There's a Jimmy Johns a few blocks from my house and the hipster bike delivery dudes have nearly crashed into me several times while I was just walking on the sidewalk.

In general, about 5% of dudes on bikes pay any attention whatsoever to traffic signals, and think they have the right of way (over both cars and pedestrians) at all times. It's amazing that more bike hipsters don't die every day.
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:18 PM   #12
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Only problem is that was a bogus fine as the cop was the one who failed to yield the right of way.

Do you read before you comment?

The cop was rounding a corner. It has been documented that the cop drives while on the phone frequently. I am inclined to believe the Bike Messenger.
Nope.
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:22 PM   #13
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Anti-bike people are pretty hilarious. "Yeah the cop might have been the one breaking the rules of the road, but herp derp I see bikes breaking the rules sometimes so I'm fine with every innocent bike rider being arrested!!!"
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:28 PM   #14
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Anti-bike people are pretty hilarious. "Yeah the cop might have been the one breaking the rules of the road, but herp derp I see bikes breaking the rules sometimes so I'm fine with every innocent bike rider being arrested!!!"
How many gears are on your bike, 1 or 2?
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:39 PM   #15
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Anti-bike people are pretty hilarious. "Yeah the cop might have been the one breaking the rules of the road, but herp derp I see bikes breaking the rules sometimes so I'm fine with every innocent bike rider being arrested!!!"
I do not know if this particular bike rider is "innocent". Maybe he's one of the 0.1%. It's not impossible. Just a couple of weeks ago I saw a few cyclists that were even using the correct hand signals for "slow down" and "right turn". I just find it doubtful that this fine upstanding young gentleman does the same.
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:51 PM   #16
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Anti-bike people are pretty hilarious. "Yeah the cop might have been the one breaking the rules of the road, but herp derp I see bikes breaking the rules sometimes so I'm fine with every innocent bike rider being arrested!!!"
well the story is presented as biased as it could be and still doesn't even say for a fact who was breaking the rules so given none of us were there people will a) draw on their past experiences and b) blame the guy who threw his bike at a car
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Old 09-02-2017, 12:55 PM   #17
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Guy on bike being an ass, shocker!
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:52 PM   #18
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Just a couple of weeks ago I saw a few cyclists that were even using the correct hand signals for "slow down"

Signals for turning, ok, but what are you talking about here?
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:00 PM   #19
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:07 PM   #20
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Signals for turning, ok, but what are you talking about here?
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:15 PM   #21
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At last. I had wondered if we would ever get another LuckyJimm update.
I immediately thought of LuckyJimm as well; but there is no way that guy is still alive, is there?
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:15 PM   #22
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I don't know if this is a USA#1 thing or something but I go by bike 7 miles to work each day here in Berlin, Germany for 15 years, and I've never seen anyone do this on the road, ever. ("Signals" 2 and 4, the direction signals are standard). Seems patently ridiculous, also.
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:21 PM   #23
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I don't know if this is a USA#1 thing or something but I go by bike 7 miles to work each day here in Berlin, Germany for 15 years, and I've never seen anyone do this on the road, ever. ("Signals" 2 and 4, the direction signals are standard). Seems patently ridiculous, also.
Arm signals: You must give a hand signal for all turns. (In America, one signals a right turn by bending the left arm at the elbow and raising the forearm as if to point over your head. That does not work in Germany.) Europeans point left with their left arm and point right with their right arm. The signal for stopping is one arm extended and the forearm pointing down - at least this is just like American traditions. For the stop signal, it is best to use the arm most likely to be seen by the traffic you want to know that you intend to stop. And be careful when you choose to use the arm on the side that controls the rear wheel brake. Source

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Old 09-02-2017, 07:27 PM   #24
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Arm signals: You must give a hand signal for all turns. (In America, one signals a right turn by bending the left arm at the elbow and raising the forearm as if to point over your head. That does not work in Germany.) Europeans point left with their left arm and point right with their right arm. The signal for stopping is one arm extended and the forearm pointing down - at least this is just like American traditions. For the stop signal, it is best to use the arm most likely to be seen by the traffic you want to know that you intend to stop. And be careful when you choose to use the arm on the side that controls the rear wheel brake. Source


Maybe I am misunderstanding or something: are you seriously implying people on bikes should "signal" (lol at the suggested sign for that btw) each time they are "slowing down"?? Only people that never use a bike would think this is an even remotely rational idea.
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I immediately thought of LuckyJimm as well; but there is no way that guy is still alive, is there?
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