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Old 12-03-2003, 14:56   #1 (permalink)
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Cops book man for driving too slowly
By Edith Bevin
04Dec03

A Territory motorist has been booked by police for driving too slowly.

Auditor Saud Shehzad said he was doing 62km/h in a 70km/h zone.
"The officer said I was going too slowly," he said.

His infringement notice reads: "Obstruct traffic by travelling unreasonably slowly".

Police said Mr Shehzad was booked as much for the way he was driving as his slow speed.

"He allegedly pulled out in front of a vehicle causing that vehicle to slam on its brakes hard," police spokesman James Pratt said.

"He continued to drive at that speed in front of it.

Mr Shehzad, 31, of Nightcliff, Darwin, was pulled over on Bagot Rd in Ludmilla about 8.10am on Tuesday. Road Safety Superintendent Mark Jeffs said that in heavy peak-hour traffic pulling out in front of traffic and travelling at a slower speed could be just as dangerous as excessive speed.

"People that are doing things on the road that are unexpected to what other road users are doing can create a considerable hazard," Supt Jeffs said.

"For example, someone that pulls out into a stream of traffic and then travels much slower than that traffic can be just as dangerous as people who are travelling excessively fast because the traffic behind them have had to brake hard and take evasive action."

Police gave Mr Shehzad a $50 ticket and told him it was because he was driving too slowly.

"I couldn't believe it," he said. "I've had my licence for 10 years and nothing like this has ever happened before.

"I've had a ticket for speeding in Canberra before but that's it."

Mr Shehzad has made a complaint to police.

This report appears on news.com.au.
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Old 12-03-2003, 15:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Cops book man for driving too slowly

well i think thats a bit extreme if he was booked for doing 62 in a 70 zone
but there are plenty that i believe should be booked for going too slow
40 in a 60 zone
70 in a 110 zone
they are the hazards
and dont get me started on the fools that do 80 in the right hand lane in a dual carriageway, and have no intention of changing to the left lane
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Old 12-03-2003, 15:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Cops book man for driving too slowly

As if it was 62 in a 70 zone, the police officer probably rounded up the figure. From what it sounds like, he got infront of another car to slow them down. I don't have too much sympathy for slow drivers; it causes a chain reaction of the speeding, impatient drivers to do something stupid.
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I don't have too much sympathy for slow drivers; it causes a chain reaction of the speeding, impatient drivers to do something stupid.
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100% agree with dave_au
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Old 12-03-2003, 23:37   #6 (permalink)
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No I think it was just I'm sick of people booting it out of side streets cutting you off just to go slowly.
GRRRRRRRR. I would have given him a $50 fine and a smack across the head with the baton.
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I would have given him a $50 fine and a smack across the head with the baton.
That's a good one! I also despise people who do that because it gets very annoying and if not done properly can be dangerous as the officer and others explained.
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What is it with people liek that though! they pull out infront of you and you except them to go for it because they went pretty late but they just slowly climb to what ever speed they please and you have to slow down, if you pull into fast moving traffic your meant to accelerate you speed to what the speed if and get there so it keeps flowing nicely.

And i only have my learners!!!
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Yep - I can see it now, you get booked for 3klm's over the limit and 3klm's under the limit..........going up a hill, down a hill, or infact anywhere at all.

Next they'll have cornering limits at right and left hand turning lanes.....
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Yah, I know a guy who was booked for going to slow up from the river to Bangor ( through all the S bends etc ), in his EH . . .
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