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YouTube footage of incident in Japan gets more than 2 million views

Footage showing a bike cop in Japan chasing after a Lamborghini Huracan to issue the driver a ticket has gone viral since being posted to YouTube last month.

The officer, riding a bike that wouldn't look out of place on a quick trip to the shops, complete with front basket, leapt into action after the driver apparently ignored a traffic signal.

After catching up with the £180,000 supercar, the office told the driver to pull over, then knelt down to be at eye level with the motorist as he wrote out the ticket,

At least the officer didn't attempt to ride his bicycle over the Lamborghini - unlike a BMX rider in Portland, Oregon who did just that in 2015 when he spotted Italian cars parked outside a local restaurant.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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BehindTheBikesheds [1123 posts] 2 weeks ago
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And this shows the difference in thinking that leads to far worse motoring crime.
You run a red light here and motorists are pretty sure they'll never be caught, they speed and they think they'll never be caught, they drive like cunts and think no one will catch them or even if they do get a slapped wrist at best.
Again dealing with broken windows and having a zero tolerance to motor crimes changes the way of thinking and from that not only does motor crime become less frequent it's looked upon as anti social if not an attack on society and policing becomes easier.

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Deeferdonk [113 posts] 2 weeks ago
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Fuq da police, but also fuq da rich.

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Valbrona [285 posts] 2 weeks ago
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And that cop looks the business as well ... boots, smart uniform, cap.

Not like the poncey twits in the UK with their size XXXL fleece jackets.

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ConcordeCX [556 posts] 2 weeks ago
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Valbrona wrote:

And that cop looks the business as well ... boots, smart uniform, cap.

Not like the poncey twits in the UK with their size XXXL fleece jackets.

is this what cops should look like?

 

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handlebarcam [1075 posts] 2 weeks ago
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Worst. Cannonball Run. Remake. Ever.

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kitsunegari [342 posts] 2 weeks ago
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Amazing what happens with some actual police to enforce the rules isn't it?