That's how they do those insurance scams, setting up that rider like that crap cop did. That cop is definitely at fault and I can't think of one violation he could write a ticket for that would have stuck in court. That rider got way too subservient for his own good. I viewed that several times and allowing for his camera magnifying distances, he was where I would have been riding and doing the same things, given the same conditions: heavy traffic, wet pavement, cold tires, night, etc..
Sometimes we see and believe what we WANT to believe...
You're partially right on the insurance scam, but your cause and effect is about 180' in the wrong direction... Since the driver in the rear is almost ALWAYS at fault, the actual scammer in the scenario is ALWAYS the front car...
It is quite common and works like this:
The car in front (motorcycle in this case) who is in the right lane starts creating distance between the car in front of him and himself.
Then he gets in front of the "Victim" car (the officer in this case) and starts to gently accelerate to close the distance between his vehicle and the one in front of him.
The Victim car sees a chance to gain some ground, starts to change lanes to pull in BEHIND the scammer, and as he turns his head to check his blind spot, the scammer hits his brakes, causing a collision that generally ends with the Victim car being found at fault for following too close... It's a great scam! Came from Eastern Europe or so I'm told!
Ricz, I can't believe you would stop a motorcycle 3 to 4 car lengths behind the car in front of you (as in this video) as you stated you would have unless you had a death wish!!!
I know the popular thing is to blame the "Crap cop" as you put it and it's fun to jump on that band wagon, but the producer of this video fooled you big time!!!
Victims of scams don't produce videos like this... Losers with agendas do...
Watch it one more time maybe????