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(AZ Family)   "LOL texting while on patrol in my motorcycle what u doin? LOL full uniform 2 Ready 2 arrest peeps LOL? BRB got 2 pull some 1 over BFF JILL #FML"   (azfamily.com) divider line 68
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2013-06-27 05:48:34 PM
funny how the response did not mention the safety of the traveling public, just his.

protect and serve their  paymaster
 
2013-06-27 05:50:39 PM
Texting while on a bike is a special kind of stupid.
 
2013-06-27 06:03:00 PM
Training will be provided to reduce the chance of our officers putting themselves in similar dangerous situations in the future

Of course, the fact that it's already against the law has nothing to do with it. It's a training problem.
 
2013-06-27 06:25:58 PM
It's more than a training problem. It's character problem. It just shows the mentality of 'modern' officers.

They're no different than teen age kids driving their parent's cars. Scary stuff.
 
2013-06-27 09:26:25 PM
How do you do "in my motorcycle"?
 
2013-06-27 09:26:37 PM
I drop my phone too often to even try texting on my bike. Its not like I can fish it out from under the seat when I stop, then.
 
2013-06-27 09:27:42 PM
I feel like most of the comments in this thread are going to remind me of this
 
2013-06-27 09:27:57 PM
www.rustywalrus.com
 
2013-06-27 09:28:42 PM

dj_bigbird: Training will be provided to reduce the chance of our officers putting themselves in similar dangerous situations in the future

Of course, the fact that it's already against the law has nothing to do with it. It's a training problem.


It's almost as if they act like they are above the law.
 
2013-06-27 09:29:07 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-27 09:29:56 PM
"The Tempe Police Department did not publicly identify the officer but said he has been counseled and this incident is now considered closed."

Hey Carl, someone took a picture of you texting on your bike.  Don't get caught again and shown by the media or you will have to have a vacation.
 
2013-06-27 09:31:53 PM
They wouldn't identify the cop - any local Farkers there care to do a little digging to identify him?
 
2013-06-27 09:33:35 PM
Counseled and trained not to get caught texting on camera.
 
2013-06-27 09:36:34 PM
Wait. How do you text on a motorcycle?
 
2013-06-27 09:37:54 PM
How is this any different than operating a laptop while driving a car?
 
2013-06-27 09:38:18 PM

DownDaRiver: How do you do "in my motorcycle"?


www.hoax-slayer.com
 
2013-06-27 09:45:51 PM
If he had hit anyone while texting we'd be reading about some poor SOB being charged with murder or manslaughter.  There would be no mention of the texting as his buddies would be scrambling to cover it up.
 
2013-06-27 09:57:06 PM
The photographer of the picture should never had shown his face or used his name.

/he crossed the blue line
 
2013-06-27 09:58:10 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: How is this any different than operating a laptop while driving a car?


Its different in the fact that there is a risk that with just the right impact the motorcyle rider will not only kill himself but also possibly seriously injure or kill someone else.
In a car, the chances of the driver being killed are reduced, but the odds of seriously injuring or killing someone else are greatly increased to almost certianty.

But these are cops we are talking about.
Our rules don't apply to them.
 
2013-06-27 09:59:35 PM

basemetal: The photographer of the picture should never had shown his face or used his name.

/he crossed the blue line


Not to nitpick, but the blue line is only something cops can cross (ie when they turn a bad cop in)
 
2013-06-27 10:00:58 PM

Bruxellensis: Wait. How do you text on a motorcycle?


The same as in a car. One handed and looking down. I'm guessing you didn't RTFA?
 
2013-06-27 10:01:50 PM
I know this is bad, but I have to say its no worse than most of the drivers I see every day. At least cops get some driver training, as opposed to three hours of 'drivers ed'. But that is still no excuse for DWT (Driving While Texting). Of course, around here most of the cops are babbling on their phones while driving around in their cars. I have seen this so much, and watched them miss so many driver errors because of it, I sometimes appreciate their desire to remain oblivious to simple traffic violations.
 
2013-06-27 10:02:34 PM
What good is being a cop if you can't look out for your buddies?
 
2013-06-27 10:05:31 PM
Now I am all nostalgic for CHIPS. not really
 
2013-06-27 10:05:59 PM

saturn badger: Bruxellensis: Wait. How do you text on a motorcycle?

The same as in a car. One handed and looking down. I'm guessing you didn't RTFA?


Nope, DRTFA.  I'm having trouble picturing how one can operate the clutch and brake while steering and texting on a phone.
 
2013-06-27 10:06:52 PM
Count down till the police arrest the guy for taking a picture while driving. In 3,2,1...

/Is that illegal?
//Dash cams can avoid that problem
 
2013-06-27 10:07:26 PM
Pretty good, but lacking the style of this guy:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE3XsZaL-zo
 
2013-06-27 10:08:18 PM

payattention: At least cops get some driver training, as opposed to three hours of 'drivers ed'.


The cops get about 3 hours of training,  doesnt make them any better at driving.  It might even make them worse since they get overconfident and do stupid shiat that a civilian would go to jail for.
 
2013-06-27 10:09:01 PM
If the cop is doing 80mph and texting isn't the dumbass who took the picture just as distracted taking a picture while doing 80mph? Distracted driving and speeding. Not a food combination.
 
2013-06-27 10:13:15 PM

Bruxellensis: saturn badger: Bruxellensis: Wait. How do you text on a motorcycle?

The same as in a car. One handed and looking down. I'm guessing you didn't RTFA?

Nope, DRTFA.  I'm having trouble picturing how one can operate the clutch and brake while steering and texting on a phone.


Brake= foot
Texting= non-clutch hand

Really, those big bikes will pretty much go in a straight line even if he started texting with two hands while standing on the seat.  Backwards.
 
2013-06-27 10:24:32 PM
Texting in a car is stupid enough, and the idiot texters are the kind of drivers I worry about the most when I'm riding. But texting on a bike is a special kind of "doing it wrong." The only way I can see this working is if that police bike has cruise control...otherwise, how the fark?
 
2013-06-27 10:30:49 PM

Benjimin_Dover: Bruxellensis: saturn badger: Bruxellensis: Wait. How do you text on a motorcycle?

The same as in a car. One handed and looking down. I'm guessing you didn't RTFA?

Nope, DRTFA.  I'm having trouble picturing how one can operate the clutch and brake while steering and texting on a phone.

Brake= foot
Texting= non-clutch hand

Really, those big bikes will pretty much go in a straight line even if he started texting with two hands while standing on the seat.  Backwards.


Yeah, I get that, but WTF is the driver thinking?  There's no freaking way you could react (shift, brake, swerve) to any hazard on a bike without both hands.  Also, I'm assuming if you're texting with your non-clutch hand, that the bike has some sort of cruise control.
 
2013-06-27 10:45:48 PM

Bruxellensis: Benjimin_Dover: Bruxellensis: saturn badger: Bruxellensis: Wait. How do you text on a motorcycle?

The same as in a car. One handed and looking down. I'm guessing you didn't RTFA?

Nope, DRTFA.  I'm having trouble picturing how one can operate the clutch and brake while steering and texting on a phone.

Brake= foot
Texting= non-clutch hand

Really, those big bikes will pretty much go in a straight line even if he started texting with two hands while standing on the seat.  Backwards.

Yeah, I get that, but WTF is the driver thinking?  There's no freaking way you could react (shift, brake, swerve) to any hazard on a bike without both hands.  Also, I'm assuming if you're texting with your non-clutch hand, that the bike has some sort of cruise control.


1) Not thinking. He's trying to get laid.
2) You'd be surprised what you can do while riding with one hand on an expensive bike like he's riding.
3) There are AWD bikes nowadays, and most cruisers like he's riding have cruise control.
4) He's a f-n idiot, and should have been demoted from his 2-wheeled job.

1150 miles in the last six weeks...just because it is great.
 
2013-06-27 10:48:41 PM

dj_bigbird: Training will be provided to reduce the chance of our officers putting themselves in similar dangerous situations in the future

Of course, the fact that it's already against the law has nothing to do with it. It's a training problem.


There is no law against it here in Arizona, it repeatedly gets rejected.   http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/state/arizona-house-rejects-ban-of-text i ng-while-driving

So it remains a "Training" problem.
 
2013-06-27 10:49:29 PM

Bruxellensis: Yeah, I get that, but WTF is the driver thinking?  There's no freaking way you could react (shift, brake, swerve) to any hazard on a bike without both hands.  Also, I'm assuming if you're texting with your non-clutch hand, that the bike has some sort of cruise control.


Officers know that they're above the law.

Sometimes they forget that doesn't always apply to the laws of physics.
 
2013-06-27 10:52:38 PM
The page won't come up for me, but since it's a photo and not a video isn't it possible he is looking at his phone--maybe reading a text-- and not actively texting?
 
2013-06-27 10:53:21 PM

BummerDuck: Count down till the police arrest the guy for taking a picture while driving. In 3,2,1...

/Is that illegal?
//Dash cams can avoid that problem


I'm surprised they haven't hunted him down destroyed his camera, kicked his ass, and arrested him for  wiretapping.
 
2013-06-27 11:04:04 PM

Bruxellensis: saturn badger: Bruxellensis: Wait. How do you text on a motorcycle?

The same as in a car. One handed and looking down. I'm guessing you didn't RTFA?

Nope, DRTFA.  I'm having trouble picturing how one can operate the clutch and brake while steering and texting on a phone.


Read it again.

 A 3TV viewer snapped a picture of a Tempe police officer texting while riding his motorcycle on U.S. 60 near Stapley Drive in Mesa earlier this week.

Not much shifting on the highway and at those speeds the bike kind of steers itself.
 
2013-06-27 11:06:45 PM
Jebus! The cop was reprimanded for breaking the law (no consideration for how farking dangerous what he did was). Wow. Just WOW. Serious PR fail for  that department!
 
2013-06-27 11:07:48 PM

Benjimin_Dover: Bruxellensis: saturn badger: Bruxellensis: Wait. How do you text on a motorcycle?

The same as in a car. One handed and looking down. I'm guessing you didn't RTFA?

Nope, DRTFA.  I'm having trouble picturing how one can operate the clutch and brake while steering and texting on a phone.

Brake= foot
Texting= non-clutch hand

Really, those big bikes will pretty much go in a straight line even if he started texting with two hands while standing on the seat.  Backwards.


Then he would be off the gas. The pic shows he was using his clutch hand which is not needed much, or at all, on the highway.  A blip on the throttle and up/down shift works here.
 
2013-06-27 11:10:16 PM

Bruxellensis: saturn badger: Bruxellensis: Wait. How do you text on a motorcycle?

The same as in a car. One handed and looking down. I'm guessing you didn't RTFA?

Nope, DRTFA.  I'm having trouble picturing how one can operate the clutch and brake while steering and texting on a phone.



Read it again.

 A 3TV viewer snapped a picture of a Tempe police officer texting while riding his motorcycle on U.S. 60 near Stapley Drive in Mesa earlier this week.

You don't need to shift on a highway and the bike will steer itself at that speed.
 
2013-06-27 11:13:24 PM

Alexei Novikov: Texting in a car is stupid enough, and the idiot texters are the kind of drivers I worry about the most when I'm riding. But texting on a bike is a special kind of "doing it wrong." The only way I can see this working is if that police bike has cruise control...otherwise, how the fark?


He is using his clutch hand.
 
2013-06-27 11:14:28 PM

Civil_War2_Time: 1150 miles in the last six weeks...just because it is great.


Because of our shiatty cold weather and extremely late spring, I only have about 100 miles on my Vulcan 1500 Classic so far this year.  :(
 
2013-06-27 11:16:11 PM

saturn badger: Read it again.


That term would imply that I've read it even once so far.
 
2013-06-27 11:23:19 PM
Fark this cop. He should've hit a tree. Then maybe the police dept would take it more seriously. And the public would be safer without this pig texting on his bike.
 
2013-06-27 11:23:43 PM

Aarontology: Texting while on a bike is a special kind of stupid.


This.

I'm not a big believer in eugenics, but I might make an exception for people who text while riding a bike. I can't imagine ever thinking that's a good idea.
 
2013-06-27 11:29:20 PM
An AZ pig tempting Darwin? Good!
 
2013-06-27 11:50:05 PM

Bruxellensis: Civil_War2_Time: 1150 miles in the last six weeks...just because it is great.

Because of our shiatty cold weather and extremely late spring, I only have about 100 miles on my Vulcan 1500 Classic so far this year.  :(


Luckily, I live in riding paradise. There aren't many terribly cold days here where I can't ride...maybe 10 per year. "Three Sisters," and the "Devil's Backbone" are just around the corner, and it is awesome.

Happy riding to you. It's too hot here now to ride after 9am, so I will have to get in early miles until October.
 
2013-06-27 11:59:10 PM

dj_bigbird: Training will be provided to reduce the chance of our officers putting themselves in similar dangerous situations in the future

Of course, the fact that it's already against the law has nothing to do with it. It's a training problem.


Most cops have to type on their their MDT while driving too.  They also have to go through red lights safely and speed safely.  All things that require training.  Yes, he can be trained not to text in public.  They will still type on their MDT, text message, go through red lights and speed.  You can't and you will still be jealous
 
2013-06-28 12:02:57 AM
classic.
 
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