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Old 03-11-2003, 16:33   #1 (permalink)
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Got this out of my local rag.

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A friend heard of a workcover bloke in Queensland being pulled over by the the local highway patrol for 66km/h in a 60km/h zone.
He tried to talk his way out of the fine but the police wouldn't budge. "Are you sure you want to book me? It could be an inaccurate speedo."
No good.
He copped a $100 fine. Then he issued both officers with $500 fines apiece for failing to wear a reflective vest whilst on duty.
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Old 03-11-2003, 17:03   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm, Ive heard the same story down here with workcover NSW running into the newcastle highway patrol.
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It's made my day!!!! Beautiful work from the workcover guy!
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Old 03-11-2003, 20:40   #6 (permalink)
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that was my uncle. it happened in newcastle. but im sure its happened many times befor
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Old 03-12-2003, 01:16   #7 (permalink)
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I presume this is Urban Legend stuff?

If it is circulating as a joke - Ho Ho Ho. Otherwise I have some concerns about the facts of the matter.

Qld Workplace Health and Safety Officers don't have any power to issue an on-the-spot fine.

Qld Police don't have to wear reflectorised vests at any time.

There is a Policy that recommends they do, but you can't fine anybody for disobeying a policy.
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er, hate to point out the obvious, but adamcortina said "Got this out of my local rag" and if you check his location in the grey bit at the side it says "sydney"... :) and OwnaXR6T states that it was his uncle and it happened in newcastle... tisk tisk tisk read before you type lol
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Rollin - check the post; Queensland is mentioned as the location for the event!
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possibly/evidently adamcortina or the newspaper in question got the location wrong, as OwnaXR6T states...as you very well know i am never wrong
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