This is an unsafe act
. The police officer appears to be standing in a part of a lane that is closing off while traffic is whizzing by at 80-100kmph. He is behind his bike, which will turn into a projectile if hit by a vehicle that is leaving it just a little late to merge or by a vehicle that is squeezed left by the rest of the traffic.
Moreover his presence may come as a surprise to vehicle drivers, who may react by braking or steering suddenly.
All in all it’s a bad situation waiting to happen, and this photo should cause instant concern in Police HQ.
I’m not against the idea of videoing bus lanes – but please use a fixed video system. There seem to be plenty of poles available to place a camera.
<update – thanks to Glen Barnes for this graphic:
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