This afternoon on my way home from work I was lane splitting. Traffic was stopped, I was doing about 30km/h and there's a huge gap between the cars. Lo and behold, hidden in front of a semi is a paddy wagon... I only see it at the last minute. I panic, slam on the back brake, skid a bit on the white lane markings and come to a complete stop level with the passenger door of the paddy wagon. I then proceed to sit there until the lights change, not even daring to turn my head and look at the boys in blue before taking off when the traffic starts moving. In retrospect I think I should have probably kept going - even if they didn't approve, I would have been far out in front with their chances of catching up minimal. What do you guys think. Similar situations? Discuss.