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Old 01-26-2004, 01:51   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys, check this out,

I was driving up Mt Glorious in Qld (brissy people will tell you, very steep and very curvy)
2 cops come running out like starsky and hutch and pulled me over,
"Do you know why I pulled you over?" No I replied, "your tyres crossed the double white lines on that corner"
Can you frikin believe that, Oh BTW this is an area where you can see for about 300+ metres on a thin snake like road,

$135 and 3points, What a frikin money making scam, how does that help serve the public, that is simply a scam

I am the first to admit when I have done something wrong and havent had a ticket for like 7 or 8 years but to get one for my wheels crossing a double white line on a corner with the road clear. Crap

To those two cops, kiss my ar5e,

Its a big wheel and it will come around.

Anyone know who I can complain to, I cant fight the fine as I was clearly in the wrong, but really, to pull me over for that
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Old 01-26-2004, 02:39   #2 (permalink)
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That sux man but what can you do, just cop it sweet...


By the way if you were going for your driverís license and did that, you would have automatically failed.
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Old 01-26-2004, 02:40   #3 (permalink)
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Ummm , if you do write a complaint youd better be prepared to think about the amount of amusement your going to give someone who sits there and reads it..........

I mean ...... the cops pulled me over and booked me cause I did the wrong thing man and its so unfair.

(Sorry nothing personal I have just had complaints like that before!)
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Old 01-26-2004, 02:56   #4 (permalink)
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I think its the most rediculous thing you couldnt possible be pulled over for... Clear stretch of road, and you crossed the double whites.... give me a break...

Did you get there names?
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Old 01-26-2004, 02:59   #5 (permalink)
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Afraid there is nothing you can do but hand over the cash. You have been "Revenued"!

Thats what happens when Labor get in power, they spend all the money and need stealth taxes!
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Old 01-26-2004, 03:06   #6 (permalink)
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I know the road. It's bloody hard NOT to cross the line in places, esp if you're towing something. Where were they parked? There's bugger all room to accommodate people on the side of the road.

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Old 01-26-2004, 03:19   #7 (permalink)
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To those two cops, kiss my ar5e,
I agree 100%. They did say they would target us though (you know, us young louts who are always the cause of anything statistical)

I dont think theres much you can do mate, probably have to cop it sweet... as petty as it is.

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Old 01-26-2004, 04:21   #8 (permalink)
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Make a formal complaint via the Police Complaints office, definetly help if you have badge numbers or names.

Write out a letter detailing some form of mitigation and make reference to your excellent driving history, my father was pinned for turning through a red lighted intersection(in his 60 seat bus)he wrote a letter to the police complaints and they revoked the fine. He hasn't had a speeding fine or any offence in 31 years of driving cars and buses in Aus. He explained the fact that an oncoming car had run the yellow leaving him stuck in the middle of the intersection and with no choice but to turn though after the car had passed or completely block the intersection.

Perhaps your defence could be that you simply sneezed and for the moment your eyes where closed your crossed the line. You could also suggest that there was some form of debris on the road which you drove around to avoid damage to your car.

Fight it....you definetly have grounds, even if you pay the fine and keep your points it's worth it, a well written letter will se complete exoneration I would say, just use a good excuse..

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Old 01-26-2004, 06:09   #9 (permalink)
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fordfan351 - Pardon my abruptness, but your advice, of which you are entitled to voice, annoys the hell out me.

'Make a formal complaint via the Police Complaints office...'
Fight it....you definetly have grounds
Perhaps your defence could be...

Zakk has been man enough to tell us of his guilt. Zakk is voicing his annoyance at what appears to be a revenue raising exercise; but at least has the dignity to be honest about what he has done. No argument from me, sounds like the cops are out there doing their thing and stuck him for an offence on a road in the middle of nowhere.

But what gets on my nerves is blokes like you who jump up and offer bullshit advice. Make a complaint to the Complaints Office. Manufacture a bullshit defence. Get a freakin life fordfan351!

Where do you work? I might just come on in there one day a make a false complaint against you to your boss. Manufacture some bullshit reason about you and how you didn't do the right thing. Get my point?

The cops are doing what they are required to do. Maybe they have had some weasle like you complaining to the Minister for Police that that section of the road is dangerous because everyone crosses the double centre lines. That generates a Ministerial file requiring police to go and stand there writing tickets out.

I'll bet if you, or one of your friends or relatives, were cleaned up by someone crossing the double centre lines you would be all up in arms about the police not enforcing that particular law. You'd be full of advice to the police about that offender should be charged. If the police told you that they weren't proceeding because of some bullshit excuse by the driver you'd be straight down to the C.M.C. crying your eyes out about how slack the police are. I'll stop now before I get too fired up.

Get a life. Stop giving people bullshit advice and telling them to lie about what happened. On second thoughts, don't tell me where you work because whatever it is you do is obviously based on unethical procedures and is to be avoided at all costs.
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Old 01-26-2004, 07:08   #10 (permalink)
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Well Zakk I'm afraid I have no sympathy for you at all, you do the wrong thing then expect to get shafted, at least you got the balls to admit you stuffed up. As for fordfan351, you, my friend are a dead set looser. What sort of idiot makes up a bullshit excuse, and then tries to make a complaint with it?

This is exactly the reason why 99% of Police record all their conversations with members of the public. I'd like to see the end result of your bullshit advise when Zakk gets screwed over because it comes to light that his recorded answers on the side of the road are completley different to his new and improved excuse.

And good for you greg, at last someone realises that most POlice could give a shit how many tickets are written, If some copper has to go patrol a particular area because granny may makes a complaint about speeding motorists, noisy cars, or martians landing on mount glorious then thats their job, If someone happens to screw up during that patrol then too bad so sad, shit happens, etc etc. Take your fine and get on with life. EVeryones got there job to do, and like greg said, I'll stop now and squeeze my stress ball
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