cops judge n jury now thanx to new laws :NSW:
Article from "MOTOR" March 2004
If you live in N.S.W. be afraid, be very afraid, because every Police Officer in the state has been issued with a new licence-zapping weapon.
Solicitor Chris Kalpage has already seen several cases of Officers weilding their new legal power to cancel your licence entirely at their discretion.
Basically under Section 33 of the Road Transport Act, 1999, the Commissioner of Police was given the power to suspend the licence of any driver he deemed "incompentent, reckless, or careless" for up to 14 days. He could then refer the matter to the R.T.A. and suggest the licence be suspended for a further period, possibly up to one (1) year.
In mid 2003 the Commissioner of Police in N.S.W. delegated this extrodinary power to every Officer in N.S.W.
"An Officer can catch you speeding and decide to have your licence suspended, even tho you've not been convicted yet. You can be suspended merely on an alergation," Kalpage says. "Most cops are good, but if you get the wrong one...... "In my opinion there was no need to delegate this power. It was formerly in the hands of one of the most senior public servants, but now it's availabale to any young cop on the side of the road."
I wonder if and how long it is before Q.L.D. Police introduce this?
where do you draw the line,one time you may have a nice cop the other a nazi bent cop who takes your licence cause he has the law to back him up..
dunno but i dont like this idea..
cars are a lethal weapon,your not invinsible when you get into one,and no matter how much skill you think you have,you are never in control you are always on the edge of death it may not happen today but if you keep driving like you do,you too will end up dead!