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    Embarrassing

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    That is less funny than it is tragic.
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    Someone needs to be reassignedóto the department trike, a car, or a desk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider View Post
    Someone needs to be reassignedóto the department trike, a car, or a desk.

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    How in the world did they ever make it through moto school???? They wouldn't have made it through my MSF Basic Rider course if they couldn't retract the side stand and hold the machine upright. I see public transportation in their future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friedle View Post
    How in the world did they ever make it through moto school???? They wouldn't have made it through my MSF Basic Rider course if they couldn't retract the side stand and hold the machine upright. I see public transportation in their future.

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    From another posting of this elsewhere, it appears that it happened in South Africa. Apparently, the selection process and training in SA is not as rigorous as elsewhere. I don't know that for sure, just passing along the comments of the poster of that info who, I believe, is from SA.
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    Embarrassing

    Being slightly inseam challenged my self, am not sure if I should laugh at this.
    But...why not?
    https://youtu.be/l1lpnAgP3I4

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    How in the world does a MotoLEO get himself into a situation like this? He couldn't just ride off with the sides stand down ( don't know if there is a lock out ) and then flip it up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by temesvar View Post
    Being slightly inseam challenged my self, am not sure if I should laugh at this.
    But...why not?
    https://youtu.be/l1lpnAgP3I4
    OMG that is hard to fathom right there.

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    My understanding video is from South Africa, from what others have said on different forums they have a great deal of unqualified motor officers riding there. Iíve watched a very petite woman handle a goldwing like it was a 150 Honda dirt bike, itís all in ability and training. Same for the female motor officers that I have met at or local bmw dealer, excellent riders

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    I don't think it's South Africa, where they drive on the left (as in the UK and some other places). The traffic in the video is consistent with driving on the right side of the roadway, not the left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    I don't think it's South Africa, where they drive on the left (as in the UK and some other places). The traffic in the video is consistent with driving on the right side of the roadway, not the left.
    From that angle is hard to determine what side of the road they are driving.
    But if you look closer, will see that the driver is on the right side of the car.
    Are a few, but best noticeable is the car in the last seconds of the video clip.
    Not that it makes any difference!!

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    Thumbs down

    Vacillating between embarrassing and ridiculous.

    Bike is too big for the officer, and she is untrained or incompetent on so many levels.

    There is so much wrong in this video, I won't even begin to list it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by temesvar View Post
    From that angle is hard to determine what side of the road they are driving.
    But if you look closer, will see that the driver is on the right side of the car.
    Are a few, but best noticeable is the car in the last seconds of the video clip.
    Not that it makes any difference!!
    You're absolutely right. I hovered my finger over and used the pause button, and was clearly able to see drivers on the right side of the first three cars that crossed the camera's field of view. It's likely South Africa, or another drive-on-the-left country.
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