The guy might not have been in the wrong legally, but he was riding like an ass I thought. His lane position was crap, he did brake way too early as well IMO, not taking into account what was behind him. Who rides in the kerb???
I treat all accidents on a bike as the riders fault. We should know how to read things before they happen. Doing anything other than this is what cagers do.
He didn't have great control of the bike, but it's really a safety issue. I always move toward one side or the other so that I don't get squished if hit from the rear.
There's a video that was posted about a year ago where the cyclist stopped to the right edge near the line, seconds later an truck slammed into the car to the left of him.
He probably would have been killed if he had stayed directly behind the car.
The same is true with slow traffic, better to be shoved to the side than crushed between cars.
The real issue here is abuse of power. Threatening to write a bunch of tickets? WTF is that?
Did the LVPD act after seeing the rider's video, or did the officer report things. I didn't notice the video from the police car
. Let me guess, it was erased.
They claim we are safe because of THEIR camera and they don't like to be recorded, but what would have happened if the rider's video was never seen?
Look at how quick the car hits after the bike stops.
It's AGAINST THE LAW to tailgate, not to mention the danger to other motorists.
Notice how he's more concerned about the behavior of the rider than public safety? He'c more concerned with being in a hurry and "keeping up" How many accidents would be prevented by allowing more space?
The rider didn't have great control of the bike, however this is why we allow space. The officer should have been given a ticket for following at an unsafe distance.