“Police” in Devon took a break from harassing Motorists earlier this month to have a crack at bullying some cyclists…
As you may know, there is no speed limit in the UK for bicycles.
Despite this fact, the Police took it upon themselves to chase after a group of cyclists and pull them over “to advise them of their speed”…
…and then post a self congratulatory video of the high speed pursuit on social media.
In case you’re wondering, the speed of the lightweight racing bikes was around 37mph.
The “police” in their eagerness to apprehend the lycra clad criminals bravely accelerated to around 40mph in their car, which weighs around 150 times as much as the bicycles being pursued.
However, what no one seems to have pointed out are these two facts:
1) The cyclists did not break any law, nor were they acting in any way that could cause risk, inconvenience, or irritation to anyone else;
2) The “police” DID brake the law when they chased and harassed the cyclists by braking the 30mph speed limit to do so.
They also blocked the road while they “offered advice” to the cyclists…
Its a common misconception that the “police” don’t have to abide by traffic laws.
However that is completely false.
According to the law, they have to abide by them just like the rest of us except in certain “emergency” situations.
However, as we all know, the “police” see themselves as above the very punitive laws they take such pleasure in imposing upon the rest of us…
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