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thebudman 08-14-2013 04:36 PM

At what distance do you stop giving notification?
 
I like to be a conscientious rider and supporter of my fellow riders.
When I pass a police officer I let any up coming riders know with a pat on my head.
But how far away from the officer do you stop giving notice to other riders?
1 mile? 2? more?

Just curious what the guidelines might be.

Big B 08-14-2013 04:44 PM

I have never been one to warn anybody, but I would say a mile would be more than adequate.

louwest 08-14-2013 05:15 PM

Careful, in many places this is considered obstructing the duties of a police officer. I've actually seen a second officer stationed down the road watching for lights flashing, etc.
But then I'd say a mile as well.

Tropicalrider 08-14-2013 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by louwest (Post 1493977)
Careful, in many places this is considered obstructing the duties of a police officer. I've actually seen a second officer stationed down the road watching for lights flashing, etc.

Never heard of that. Curious as to what they can do to you... Give you a ticket for flashing your lights or touching your helmet? I'd lawyer up and spend my last penny fighting it on principle

Typed on my phone while riding...there might be spelling errors

Wmason1961 08-14-2013 05:20 PM

I agree. About a mile. But I would never have known what a pat on the head meant before I read it here. A light flash is more common

CanadianFZ6 08-14-2013 05:22 PM

I have heard about the head pat thing... Here in Canada (Ontario at least) we warn oncoming drivers of police presence by flashing our high beams...

PiJiL 08-14-2013 05:29 PM

I always, without fail, every time, as soon as I see a police officer, I point to the sky and wave my hand in a circular motion (indicating a rotating light) to every vehicle. Seems to work as riders and drivers acknowledge and its fun to see them hit the brakes....f*ck the police :thumbup:

Texas Oilman 08-14-2013 05:54 PM

I have a radar detector, if you're one to speed more than 5 over w/o one then you're asking for a ticket. Coming from an experienced pro at "blue-blind speeding".

That said, EMFH on the road, I am only courteous to other courteous people and I ride like everyone is drunk.


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UpJohn 08-14-2013 06:10 PM

I always signal if I see the popo checking speeds. Touching the helmet is one way to do it. If another cop down the road pulled me over for signaling I would simply tell him I was adjusting my helmet vents.

Stromburger 08-14-2013 06:46 PM

Patting the top of your helmet is the universal warning, but a lot of people don't know it. If I have time I'll signal to slow and spin my finger in the air. Everyone seems to get that. Depending on where I am, I may warn MC's for 5 miles or more. At the dragon everyone sees to know and use the pat.


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