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you know what i did not like? Trooper checked out the front of his car twice while there were 2 people lying on the ground severely injured.

I guarantee you that the trooper was on his computer. I also see cops being the biggest speeders of all.
I'd actually give him a bit of a pass on that. Something like that occurs you tend to freak out and your mind is going a mile a minute. Sometimes it tells you to do things you really shouldn't and it's hard to ignore the bad advice. I'd bet he checked on them first, went put out that fire and the voice in his head said "check the damage", so he did.


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Be careful. Continuously lit amber lamps on the back of a vehicle are illegal.

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you know what i did not like? Trooper checked out the front of his car twice while there were 2 people lying on the ground severely injured.

I guarantee you that the trooper was on his computer. I also see cops being the biggest speeders of all.
The video is not in real time, look at the clock.

21:45:03 he hits them.
21:46.19 he asks if their OK (+1 Minute 16 Seconds)
21:47:12 he checks his car for the first time (+2 Minutes 9 Seconds)
21:51:45 he checks it the second time. (+6 Minutes 42 Seconds)

We can only hope he has checked they're OK and moved them to safety in that first 1 minute and 16 seconds.

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Phew! Good thing he didn't end up killing them, then his boss would have had to make him bring in donuts on Monday as punishment...


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Soon after the interview, the motorcyclist was probably brought up on charges for damaging the police cruiser and obstructing a peace officer. I'm sure they're probably looking at a minimum of 10-12 years in maximum security. Serves them right for actually going the speed limit, while in the slow lane, and wearing helmets, with functioning lights, while riding one of those loud annoying Harleys so no one could tell they were around. It was obviously so loud the poor police officer had no choice but to completely abandon the controls of his police cruiser in order to shield his ears and curl up in the fetal position since those Harleys are so scary. That dirty biker was clearly the cause of this accident. Everyone knows all of those bikers are hoodlums anyways... They probably just came from getting loaded at one of those seedy biker bars after raping and pillaging a peaceful law abiding community. Geesh! Some people! Don't they know motorcycles are dangerous? Why weren't they both wearing one of those gorgeous and comfortable neon orange and green reflective vests with built in wildly flashing multicolored strobe lights in addition to the helmets they likely weren't required by Ohio state law to wear? Good thing there was a first responder on the scene to ask them such important questions like, "You alright?" and not administer any first aid. I'm glad he took it so nicely slow and easy getting out of his car, he was going to need to conserve his energy so he could diligently scurry over to make sure to put out the motorcyclist's now flaming dismembered appendage on the side of the road. Those bikers could have burned down that entire forest! Thankfully, he didn't attempt to flag down any passing motorists to assist him. Safety first, you never know who you're going to meet on the roads these days. Good thing he put out those traffic cones before taking the time to make sure his poor police cruiser was ok, some other innocent automobile driver could have hit the back of his cruiser and then he would have been in a real pickle! We need more fine young men like him serving the public!

Seriously though, if I survive a crash like that then get up and kill the cop who hit me, is it self defense? I say hell yeah it is! ******* tried to run me and my wife over! I've got proof! He didn't even try to brake! Then he mocked us, "You alright?" If I were him I would have politely yelled so the police officer could hear me over my wife's blood curdling screams of pain, if I could even tell if she were alive or not in the event she was unconscious since the adrenaline makes using your own hands and ears useless because your heart is pounding so **** hard, "OF COURSE WE'RE NOT ALRIGHT! LOOK AT ALL THE ******' BLOOD! HER FACE IS ******* MISSING YOU RETARD! Then he offers no immediate critical first aid and proceeded to make sure his police car wasn't too badly damaged, doesn't attempt to immediately stay with the downed riders to keep them conscious... I wonder what time he actually put in the call for EMTs... I'm just saying, it's not right and people have been legally summarily killed for a lot less... What a d-bag.
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This does just look like a bad accident, I believe the motorcycle was going something like 10MPH. I feel bad for everyone involved. Of course, most bad for the injured, but it looks like they're going to be OK.

Please be careful riding at night. A lot of you have ridden behind me at night... this ain't gonna happen


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When I picked up my bike in Daytona, I drove back taking I-95. There's a few bikes that passed me and a few that I passed. Majority I couldn't see their lights. I was telling my wife "wow, can't see them until you up their rear". The exception is Goldwings, full dress Harleys or metric bike.
After seeing this my question is how to go about being seen at night. Do I add more lights, bigger, brighter? What do you recommend.


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When I picked up my bike in Daytona, I drove back taking I-95. There's a few bikes that passed me and a few that I passed. Majority I couldn't see their lights. I was telling my wife "wow, can't see them until you up their rear". The exception is Goldwings, full dress Harleys or metric bike.
After seeing this my question is how to go about being seen at night. Do I add more lights, bigger, brighter? What do you recommend.
Add an LED trailer flush mount stop/tail to the back of your sissy pad. Install stock front turn signals on the rear and put the red lenses on them.

I know you believe that you understand what you think I said but I'm sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

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When I picked up my bike in Daytona, I drove back taking I-95. There's a few bikes that passed me and a few that I passed. Majority I couldn't see their lights. I was telling my wife "wow, can't see them until you up their rear". The exception is Goldwings, full dress Harleys or metric bike.
After seeing this my question is how to go about being seen at night. Do I add more lights, bigger, brighter? What do you recommend.
Many folks, plain and simple, don't ride at night. So, its OK.

I have aluminum saddlebags, and on the backs I have SOLAS reflective strips in very unusual patterns, so people will immediately notice that there is something strange moving in front of them. Anyone can tell you they are bright, bright, bright if you hit them with headlamp power from about a half mile.

They make similar stuff for cruisers, where it looks black until you hit it with light.

I also wear a white helmet with a SOLAS strip and a flo green jacket with reflective piping. It all works. Flashing red LEDs for the brakes are nice and all my turn signals are clear.


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You can see how bright the reflective stuff I use is, even in daylight

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