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Old 09 May 2009, 17:50   #1
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This is crazy.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...otorbikes.html
Health and safety: police force sells motorbikes
Northumbria Police is getting rid of its 200,000 motorcycle fleet over health and safety fears.


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Police on motorbikes: police force sells motorbikes because they are too dangerous
The decision to sell the bikes was made in order to 'maximise officer safety' Photo: REUTERS

The police force decided to sell off all the Honda and BMW bikes after deciding that officers using them were "particularly vulnerable to collision".

The force has been criticised for losing a valuable resource but senior officers have insisted that the move will "maximise officer safety".
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Old 09 May 2009, 23:00   #2
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Brilliant - given the number of Police officers killed in car crashes maybe they will take their patrol cars off them as well...............
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Great idea. Replace them with pedal powered tricycles. I assume that "in breeding" is the cause of all British stupidity.
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Great idea. Replace them with pedal powered tricycles. I assume that "in breeding" is the cause of all British stupidity.
I love that, a Yank saying the Brits are inbred and stupid.... pot kettle black?
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quite obvious really no cops on the road in vehicles so they cant crash into all the speed cameras!!!!!

and of course no embarrassing stories of cops being caught by speed cameras either
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My local police use quad bikes to patrol both the streets, beach and one of the largest area of sand dunes in Europe. Quad bikes IMO are allot more dangerous than they're 2 wheeled brothers. But it would be un thinkable to stop them using them! What would they use instead, Donkey's?
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Great idea. Replace them with pedal powered tricycles. I assume that "in breeding" is the cause of all British stupidity.
In fairness,you can,.... and will be forgiven for thiking so!Honestly, I have given up trying to make sence of our country!What is the rest of the world suposed to think when they see such Patent nonsence being propigated by our 'ruling arse's'?
We are liveing in''INTERESTING TIMES'' I just HOPE the pendulem is at full swing and that it will soon START to recover!![Fingers crossed]
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The funniest bit is that they have sold some of them . . . to another force!

If you want a cheap hi-spec bike worth keeping an eye on northern motor auctions though.
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I love that, a Yank saying the Brits are inbred and stupid.... pot kettle black?
Maybe he was speaking from personal experience - after all he's a Yorkshireman as well...........
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