Another weekend when people have died after being involved in a police chase. Let’s not dwell on what they may, or may not have been doing wrong.

Police More, should the police have been chasing them at all? If one crazy driver is doing crazy speeds in a built-up area and a patrol car is following them, does that make it doubly dangerous?

Don’t forget that a lot of the police drivers involved in these chases are not the high speed pursuit boys you see on the motorways, just normal cops in normal cars. And if the police patrol car drivers around by me are anything to go by, their driving skills can be as variable as any other driver on the road.

This is a difficult one. The police have a difficult job and we all want them to uphold the law. But is it time for another debate about how they deal with chases?

 

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