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Old 04-01-2008, 05:54 PM   #1
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Here on MH, we stress the importance of safety. We frown on those that ride recklessly, we name call people that ride without gear, gear being minimal of helmet, jacket, and at times gloves. Sometimes even a half helmet doesnt slide on this site. So why dont you think motorcycle police officers wear all the safety gear we wear? Now I understand with the full face helmet, the heavy leather jacket, the full gauntlet gloves restricts and slows you down. But isnt there an alternative to an open face helmet, and just their regular uniform?
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they have to wear the regulation uniform. nothing extra.
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:57 PM   #3
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Good question. :dontknow: Prob has something to do with the fact they don't think they'll wreck... being so well trained and all.
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what?.... you guys can't read? they have to wear regulation uniform.... they have no choice
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what?.... you guys can't read? they have to wear regulation uniform.... they have no choice
But WHY are the regulations so lax? THAT's the question.
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But WHY are the regulations so lax? THAT's the question.
I don't think HPD cares about road rash.
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I don't think HPD cares about road rash.
but, why?
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but, why?

beats me.... that is just what an hpd motor officer told me sitting at a stop light one day.
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they were big boots and gauntlets, plus most of the time people see them, and i dont always wear all my gear, helmet all the time though, **** flamers i ride for my self, look at the scavenger hunt, how many of those guys wore full gear that day, not everyone, it felt like 100 degrees out, and alot of those guys are people that flame others. those guys work and are outside all day, i dont blame them at all
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majority of us cant ride from downtown to gtown with out stopping and resting in a hotel for a few hours, these guys are doing there duty all day long plus riding, im pretty sure that takes a toll on them, i wouldnt wear a jacket either
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they were big boots and gauntlets, plus most of the time people see them, and i dont always wear all my gear, helmet all the time though, **** flamers i ride for my self, look at the scavenger hunt, how many of those guys wore full gear that day, not everyone, it felt like 100 degrees out, and alot of those guys are people that flame others. those guys work and are outside all day, i dont blame them at all
True. Was VERY hot. I did leave my gloves off for driving across parking lots, and kept my jacket only partially zipped, as well, on those short rides. I saw sbfuller, cody, and jumpnfly riding in nothing but diapers...
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the popo's in temple use the flip face helmets
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True. Was VERY hot. I did leave my gloves off for driving across parking lots, and kept my jacket only partially zipped, as well, on those short rides. I saw sbfuller, cody, and jumpnfly riding in nothing but diapers...
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I think its because a cop in full (police) leathers and full face helmet, would intimidate the out of people. The expressionless face area and bulkiness of the suit would make it seem like you were getting pulled over by robo-cop.

Seriously though, I don't think they are actually concerned with their own road safety. I'm assuming they have to take much more than just the msf, not that that will stop others from hitting them. But I don't think I've ever seen a motorcycle unit on patrol, they are always escorting, in transit, or parked and doing something else.
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I've seen some on patrol and a few weeks back a motorcycle unit was hit and the officer died back in Dallas if I am correct.
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But WHY are the regulations so lax? THAT's the question.
Because it looks "cool"... And don't think I'm joking.

Our department did a comparison of Harleys vs. Hondas vs. BMWs for patrol bikes. Even though the Honda and BMW are clearly better bikes with better maintainence records (cheaper in the long run) the powers-that-be went with Harley because they are "cooler".

Over time, the Honda and BMW would actually be cheaper since they last longer and don't require NEAR as much service.
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