For those who believe police think there is one rule for them and another for the rest of us comes this video from India of a police motorcycle officer on a mobile phone.
When the officer is confronted by the rider videoing the incident, the police officer slaps him.
The rider then rides off, concerned he might cop a bogus fine. He later uploaded the video to Facebook where it has gone viral.
While the incident took place in India, there is concern that police in other countries believe they are above the law and can do things that other motorists cannot.
Can police break road rules?
That is true, up to a point.
In many jurisdictions, police are given certain leeway in breaking some road rules such as using a mobile phone while driving or even speeding, so long as they are “taking reasonable care” or in an emergency situation.
In the case of an emergency, the police vehicle should have the sirens and lights operating at the time if they are fitted to the vehicle.
Just ordering a pizza or phoning their friends is not allowed.
In the Indian case, the policeman, Surinder Singh, doesn’t even have his helmet on properly.