I don't want this to be a "FTP" thread. I'm actually interested in what might have been the reason for this. Maybe some members who are LEOs could explain what the reasoning or thought process behind this sort of tactic is because I am at a complete loss beyond thinking this guy was just a total dick.
So I just got my new Pilot mounted on the back
. I'm just leaving the dealership and on my way back home from the dealer. Mind you I'm still waiting for everything to get warmed up and whatnot and the road I am on is really twisty. New tires are a bit slick so between the bike still warming up, me getting settled in the seat, and the rear tire being fresh I figure I"m going to go slow. Coming around one of the sharper turns and going into a small straightaway I maintain my speed and spot a LEO on the side of the road with his radar. I am going 25MPH +/- in a 25 zone. Seems legit to me.
The cop wheels out right behind me and rides right up on me. When I mean ride up, I am talking about maybe 3 ft or so off my rear tire. I was blown away that someone who is supposed to help keep order and peace would endanger someone's life like this. What if I had to stop abruptly because someone running into the street (densely populated area btw)? How is he going to react fast enough with a 3ft following distance?
My first thought was that he was running my plate. Fine run it but why come up that close. And if your eye site is bad enough where you must get that close to read it, why are you carrying a firearm or even driving for that matter?
I was going to pull over to let him blow by me or just pull me over already but I figured that at about 3ft away, decelerating would be a bad idea. And accelerating to gain some following distance would probably really make this psycho go nuts.
In the end I didn't get pulled over or anything. He eventually went straight when I had to go right at a stop light. What's the deal with that guy though?
Anyone else have problems with a cop riding up that close and following you for about 1/4-1/2 a mile?