bad finger

gimmyjimmy /

A buddy just emailed this to me, thought I'd pass it on.

KAMEOKA, Kyoto -- A teen-age motorcycle rider died Wednesday as he turned to give the finger to police officers who had given up pursuing him and slammed into a taxi, police said.

A 20-year-old friend of the 19-year-old unnamed boy killed in the crash also sustained a broken jaw.

The driver of the taxi into which the motorcycle rider crashed was not hurt.

Police said officers in a patrol car noticed the motorcycle riders had ignored a traffic light shortly after midnight, so turned on their siren and began chasing them.

But the motorcycle was able to maneuver the narrow roads far easier than the patrol car and soon sped off some hundreds of meters ahead of the police.

Realizing the chase was futile, officers turned off their wailing sirens. The two students riding the motorcycle turned around toward the officers and gave them the finger.

However, they failed to notice that they had gone through another red light and slammed into the taxi. The boy steering the motorcycle died instantly. (Mainichi Shimbun, Aug. 14, 2002)

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InfectedBootSector /

Makes me wonder why they don't put more officers on bikes...

Save the tax payers some money and give the police a good vehicle for pursuit.

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InfectedBootSector wrote:

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> Makes me wonder why they don't put more officers on bikes...

> Save the tax payers some money and give the police a good

> vehicle for pursuit.

Thats because they don't want to put them on bikes .. motorcycles are much more dangerous to pursue (or flee) with.

Any mistake by the driver of a car and the driver has the protection of all that steel around them ... and air bags ... and seatbelts .. and the car is much more likely to just spin out.

Blazing public roads on a motorcycle is waaaaay more dangerous ... one mistake and you can be looking at very serious injuries ... and the bike will almost always be totaled.

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InfectedBootSector /

True...

Very true...

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gimmyjimmy /

Is that why Ponch was always crashin' his kowasucky on "CHiPs"?

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gimmyjimmy /

Say What ? - you ridge-runnin hill-billy

Officer Poncharello /
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