Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on August 15th, 2007 at 8:55 am
(Watch via YouTube below)
While doing research for a story, I noticed something interesting on the home page of the San Francisco Bike Coalition the other day.
They’ve partnered with the SF Police Department to create a new training video (YouTube embed below).
Fully scripted and acted out by real people (not actors, so the cheese factor is a bit elevated), the video explains bicyclists’ legal rights and illustrates common cycling situations and the appropriate police response they require.
Three specific scenarios are covered: dooring; motorist intimidation; and procedures for reporting a bike/car crash.
The video has been added to the official officer training curriculum and has been deployed for use throughout the department; from the Police Academy to precincts around the city.
I wonder if something similar would be helpful in Portland?