NYC’s Nicest Cop Guides Motorcyclist Past Traffic

Traffic in New York sucks, but here's one cop making it easier to get through. He sees a guy on a motorcycle stuck in a jam, and then guides him past the congestion on the curb.

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If only all cops were this cool.

(UPDATE) The rider in the video replied to us, explaining the whole story behind the good guy NYPD officer.

I was riding my Triumph Speed Triple to work, and got bunched up in front of the 13th precinct on 21st street. I was working my way up to see if I could sneak by when a cop noticed the traffic and ushered me onto the sidewalk. It was a lot of fun to legally ride the curb, and ride right in front of the precinct door!

Sadly, the real story came about 3 months later. I wrecked that bike at the track and was medevaced to the ER. I am perfectly OK now, but my baby is gone like the past.

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(Hat tip to _Mécanicien!)

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Kerberos824
Kerberos824

Just throwing it out there, when motorcycles do this I want to open my door into them. It's obnoxious, and also really dangerous. I've seen it end unwell for the motorcyclist on at least a half-dozen different occasions.