What day is it again?
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Croydon, Victoria
On the subject of arsehole Coppers - I got screwed over by 2 in a divvy wagon on Saturday. Driving along a road (60k limit) at 70, and heading to a roundabout to turn left up the next road, and Cpt. Intelligent (that's me) goes round the left in 3rd a teenie bit faster than i should've, but nothing dangerous. it only made the tires squeal - then much to my horror the Jack Wagon is sitting stopped on the other side waiting at the roundabout - needless to say he saw me and went to drop a U-turn. It took him probably 20 seconds to wait for traffic and do a turn (he didnt go around the roundabout, right around the little islands dividing the road) and he started following me up the road (60k limit here too) I'd seen him and I was driving up the road quietly at 65 - obviously he's going to pull me over. He started after me when i was about halfway up the road, but his lights weren't going and he wasn't going top speed. (80-90 my guess) it took him till the end of the road to get right behind me, so I turned off and pulled over (still no lights yet). Anyway, cut a long story short, I copped 3 different fines that day - 1 for a passenger apparently not having a seatbelt on - Even though I know for a fact he did, he just took it off because he thought we had to get out. I got 1 for not having my p-plates up (fair enough, my bad) and then he proceeds to tell me how he couldn't believe I took off up the road at 80kays after seeing them, and gives me a $200, 3 point fine for it. Now is anyone else puzzled here? I drove up the road at 65 in a 60 zone after seeing them, they didnt have a radar, and they had to speed up to get right behind me (ie. making the other half of the road up before I got to the end) and apparently i 'took off' at 80+ after seeing them. They then tell me that there's something wrong with my speedo, their's is perfect, and I should get mine checked. All but saying, 'don't bother to try and contest it'. tragic thing is how the hell can I? it's their word against mine - a 21 year old versus an arrogant f**karse copper in a Courtroom. Why bother?
The fine read 'Allowed Speed : - ' 'Detected Speed : -' they only wrote that they followed me and I was doing 80. No proof. Go figure.
A pox on all Commondores and those who drive them!