A concerned Detroit citizen spots a local police vehicle being driven erratically and when he pulls along side the vehicle he see’s the officer driving without his seat belt and begins to tell the officer to put it on. He then follows the officer telling him to pull over until he reaches a parking lot and see’s the police vehicle drive away.
Whether or not officers are obligated to wear seat belts is determined by their department in most states, but due to the nature of the job most officers are not required by law. Exiting their vehicle quickly to peruse a suspect on foot is one of the many reasons why seat belts are a suggestion rather than a requirement for officers.
Keeping officers on their feet isn’t always a bad thing, but in this case the guy yelling at the officer seems like he could use a swift kick upside the head.