Dear Citizen On A Bike,
I don't even know where to start in response to this post primarily because I have responded to the scene of many personal injury accidents involving motorcyclists, and I know that safety on the roadway is everyone's responsibility! It breaks my heart every single time I respond to these scenes. More often than not, the vehicle operator reports not seeing the motorcyclist.
The truth is that the motorcycle/motorcyclist will never win in a collision with a 3,000+ pound vehicle, regardless of who is behind that steering wheel. There are many - MANY - officers who themselves are avid motorcycle riders and we most definitely know the dangers associated with riding. We advocate for 'sharing the roadway', and we advocate for safe riding habits.
Thank you for the post!