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Who’s in the wrong? Overtaking motorbike crashes into traffic cop who cut across lane

 

 

 

Netizens were debating who was at fault after video footage of a motorbike crashing into a traffic police who cut across a lane was shared online.

 

The incident happened on Monday in Songkhla province.

 

The motorbike can be seen driving on the wrong side of the road as it overtakes traffic. 

 

The collision occurs when the traffic cop cuts across traffic and appears right in front of the overtaking motorbike.

 

With both unable to get out of the way, the pair collide in the middle of the road.

 

No one was seriously hurt in the incident .

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Both at fault but what the cop was doing was actually inexplicible. He was actually cutting against flow and directly in front of cars going the correct way.

At least the bike was going the right direction and not crossing solid lines when overtaking (but definitely going too fast for the road conditions)

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cop..it is not against the law to overtake but it is against the law to do what the cop did by going against traffic weaving in and out ..did not come from any side road but from a shop 

but on the other hand the overtaking bike was travelling too fast as they usually do 

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Both would be at fault in any other country than Thailand. Here, most motorbike drivers drive as if there were no other traffic, the way they're used to from home on the farm. Why change habits when it worked so well up there?

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The cop is predominantly to blame. As he enters the traffic he is looking over his shoulder at what is coming from behind him, and pulls out without a single glance to his right. Had he done so, he would have seen the overtaking bike coming, who was within his rights to be doing what he was, and been able to wait until it was safe to enter the flow of traffic.

I suspect the other bike probably got a ticket though, to help him not lose face.

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And cop should be punished for not fixing his helmet properly :tongue:

What a ridiculous and bad example when you see them riding with flying straps.

 

Pillion rider of the other motorbike no helmet at all.

One week in military camp :smile:

 

Another nice idea of the cop is parking his bike afterwards blocking the left lane.

 

The "overtaking" bike rider is at fault too.

He does not overtake but speeding on the opposite lane past a row of jammed cars.

What would he have done if real oncoming traffic appears.

Silly and irresponsible.

And seen daily :sleep:

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The cop bike in this case as the other bike is not actually doing anything wrong as there is nothing to indicate it is speeding..  The girl should be wearing a helmet.  The cop bike going against the flow and not looking is at fault. 

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Cop should not proceed unless it was clear to do so! He was blindsided by vehicle on his right and should not have proceeded until the way was clear (visible to him)! Same applies to ANYONE. 99% cop fault, 1% other motorcyclist (not riding defensively).

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6 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

Who’s in the wrong? Overtaking motorbike crashes into traffic cop who cut across lane

The one with less influence and "no-money"-victim of course. Police can do no wrong.

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6 hours ago, darksidedog said:

The cop is predominantly to blame. As he enters the traffic he is looking over his shoulder at what is coming from behind him, and pulls out without a single glance to his right. Had he done so, he would have seen the overtaking bike coming, who was within his rights to be doing what he was, and been able to wait until it was safe to enter the flow of traffic.

I suspect the other bike probably got a ticket though, to help him not lose face.

Silly cop. He forgot to look for anything coming at him on the wrong side of the road. We all do that now and then and sometimes pay the price. Instead, he was correctly looking behind to see if it was safe to enter the other side of the road.

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The cop is at main fault. He is turning into a main road where vehicles have right of way. There could have been for example an ambulance coming on the wrong side. He has to give way in any case. I am not an expert to judge in how far the motobike is at contributory fault.

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No doubt about it.
The Motorbike is overtaking a lot of slow traffic across an interrupted line, so he is perfectly within the rules of law.
The other motorbike with the policeman is (1) weaving against traffic and (2) crossing the street without looking. 

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Cop at fault, cutting across flow of traffic (although overtaking bike was going too fast for the given road situation) this contributed to Sheriff John Brown's foolish maneuver causing accident as he did not look for a bike coming that direction on wrong side of the road and the overtaking bike was too fast to see the cop pulling out and cutting in front of him, ahh LOS...

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Funny, im in the minority here as i feel the couple on the motorcycle is wrong. They are literally on the wrong side of the road. The police officer was making a right turn from the driveway, andcsafely managed to get to the middle of the road. He looked in the direct that traffic should be coming from, only to be hit by the motorcycle going the wrong way. Its like crossing acone way street and being hit by a car going the wrong way.

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