London Lite Thursday, 12 November 2009 11 The 93-page manual that tells cops how to ride bikes WatchTV jetcrash TWO pilots will parachute from a passenger jet before it crash-lands at high speed in a desert as part of a scientific experiment to be shown on Channel 4 next year. The documentary, Plane Crash, is expected to give scientists invaluable information on how seat belt design, seat arrangement and overhead storage can impact on passenger safety. The 300-seat wide-bodied passenger jet will be loaded with cameras and sensors, along with crash test dummies taking the place of passengers and crew. POLICE officers have been given 93-page pamphlets on how to ride a bicycle while on duty. The absurd national guides include instructions on how to turn a corner, stay balanced and brake. The official Police Cycle Training Doctrine, estimated to have cost thousands of pounds, was drawn up by the Association of Chief Police Officers. The two-volume pamphlets also tell how to avoid obstacles such as kerbs and rocks and remind riders to rear scan -- look over their shoul- der -- to see what is behind them. Volume Two even has a diagram on deployment into a junction (how to turn left or right into a corner). Officers are told to wear padded shorts for in-saddle comfort and reminded to eat enough food and drink because cyclists get thirsty and hungry. Those going undercover are told they may need to go without a helmet to avoid being rumbled. But it warns: This lack of protection must be noted and a full risk assessment of the required role is to be undertaken. Taxpayers Alliance campaign director Mark Wallace said: This is an absurd waste of police time and thousands of pounds of taxpayers money. Its no wonder we havent enough [offic- ers] on the beat if theyre having to spend time wading through this nonsense. by kevin widdop Steady now: how to turn a corner, part one H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html56.html57.html58.html59.html