Recently two people died when their car crashed while being chased by police. The chase began when police attempted to stop the car because its headlights were not on.
I am not criticizing the specifics of this incident, the police or the driver involved as much as I am criticizing the archaic need for high-speed pursuits in general. I fully understand the desire to chase a bank robber, a carjacker, a murderer, a kidnapper or anything of an emergency nature. But to chase someone because their lights were not on is patently absurd. I believe the policing agencies involved did not exercise good judgment and put themselves as well as the driver in peril.