Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: London, ON, Canada
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A basic standard throughout Canada and the US: police may stop any motor vehicle, on any roadway, at any time to verify (A) the licence of the driver, (B) the sobriety of the driver and (C) the documentation (ownership, permit, insurance etc) and/or safety of the vehicle.
Here's an experienced (older) officer, who safely stops 2 motorcyclists for an identifiable reason. He explains that reason and even provides education on the state law.
He checks DLs, standard, without even seeking any more documentation - so NOT fishing.
He never even checked the information on the DLs (to look for warrants or suspensions etc) NOT fishing.
He checks the ONE skid lid helmet (I assume weljo had a more obviously safe and legal bucket on?)
He is polite, professional and safe throughout his contact with these riders.
As any police officer does, he has the authority to use discretion in enforcement. He makes the decision to offer education to these riders and issues no tickets, sending them off after only a few minutes of interruption.
The police have a job to do. This guy did it right.
Always trust your cape.