That statement bothers me. Surely any copper out on a bicycle should have been taught safe road positioning before going out there anyway? How can they set a good example if they're starting out clueless?"They will be given supplementary advice regarding the Highway Code and safe riding and we will support anybody who has concerns about continuing to patrol on their bikes
The more I think about it, the more utterly ridiculous this story is. It isn't 'health and safety gone mad', its Plod gone stupid.Police in Manchester are no longer to be alowed to drive anywher. Thats after one PCSO had a slight accident in a panda car, biting his tongue when he stopped sharply at a traffic light. All Police cars in the Greater Manchester area are to be impounded until Police officers are trained in driving without having their tongues sticking out.