The Vehicle Incidents and Issues topic deals with issues related to specialized patrols like motorcycle units as well as vehicular risks and challenges to law enforcement, including vehicle crashes involving police and vehicular assaults against officers. From single-car traffic accidents to high-speed pursuits, most law enforcement injuries and fatalities occur in, or immediately outside of, a police officer’s vehicle.
The other day I saw an officer working a crash. He was able to talk to both drivers at the same time as he sat in the comfort of his patrol car. The drivers door was open allowing one driver to squat down beside him and the other driver was leaning in through the open passenger window. Perfect way to get killed. Get out of your car and hold a clipboard and use an old fashioned item called pen and paper. Or keep the drivers near their vehicles. Being lazy is going to make for more funerals. You young rookies and older "veterans" need to be aware of those around you. The officer told me he felt safe because he had been talking to the drivers a while. Ted Bundy made his victims feel safe too. - Full Story