Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'd be a copper if I got a bike like that

German police help out over the TT period as German visitors have a tough time adjusting to the "Links Farhen" instructions and riding on the "wrong" side of the road.

There are two German officers who have volunteered to take time out from the normal duties in Germany to provide help for the Manx force and a vital service for visiting fans during this year's TT.

Days are long and the work varied for the two officers. On Tuesday, for example, their day begun with translating statements and then escorting the Lieutenant Governor Sir Paul Haddacks. By that day, they had already dealt with two accidents involving German bikers and a third involving an Austrian. Their Island posting is voluntary and they have only their travel expenses and accommodation paid for.

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