The video clip located at:
shows a demonstration of an automatic licence plate scanning system that appears to allow cops to spot stolen cars, cars with expired registration, etc.
It shows a large chap who I must assume is an undercover RCMP dude in Vancouver, driving his unmarked cruiser around with this system in operation. Sure enough, he finds a car that was reported stolen the day before and was apparently used in an armed robbery shortly thereafter.
Maybe it was a set-up, maybe not.
Either way, the system seems to work.
All well and good. The officer is serving and protecting.
So why the HECK is he not wearing a seat belt in this video??
Drives me nuts.
Some cops say they shouldn't be forced to wear seat belts because their gun might get caught on the belt when they're trying to get out of the car in a hurry.
Right. How easy is it to get out of the car in a hurry if your face gets caught in the windshield?
Come on, boys and girls in blue. Buckling up is as important for you as for anyone. Maybe more so, because you might well be called upon to drive aggressively on short or zero notice.
Not to mention the role model you'll be setting.