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    NSW highway patrol targeting modified/sports cars?

    Is there a modified car, NSW HWP blitz currently on? or have I just had a two day run of bad luck.

    Yestersday coming back from the north coast, there was obviously a police blitz around Kempsey. I was pulled over in our modified Jeep, they went over it and got done for no rear mudflaps. No fine, just need to get it cleared. It did feel a bit targetted but so be it.

    Today, in my Renaultsport I was pottering along when the flashing lights came from miles in the distance behind me. I pulled over thinking he'd pass but no it was me. This super agressve Sargent comes up, tells me I came out of a side street and that I must of gunned it as he had to speed to catch up. I hadn't even revved the thing out and frankly, I was actually pottering along wondering if I had enough petrol to get to the next fuel outlet. Anyway, politely tell him no I wasn't (sir), give him my licence, he checks it. Then though, he asks where my specticles are. Tell him I'm wearing contacts and he makes me pull my eyelid down so he can see the edge of them. Has anyone ever had this happen? was weird.

    Then he states, I've got all of this on video. We'll work out your speed between telegraph poles and if you weren't speeding you wont hear from us, if you were you'll get a fine in the mail. Which I think is bullshit, but then again.....

    I've always, had quite a lot of respect for the cops but this guy today was horrible.

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    I have heard them for checking for contacts. Pole to pole is a new one for me, they will need to measure the distance between the poles to get it. I dont know if a court would agree that is an acceptable method of writing a ticket.

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    Eh sounds like most traffic cops TBH.
    Pretty much scum.

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    Most likely just got the 1 cop thats copped (no pun intended) enough shit for the last week or so and u unfortunately got the end of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeverlyHillsCop View Post
    Most likely just got the 1 cop thats copped (no pun intended) enough shit for the last week or so and u unfortunately got the end of it.
    Did think of that, still not a good thing to be involved in. I was just polite, stated I disagreed with him and thanked him at the end. All you can do.

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    Did you laugh when he mentioned measuring pole to pole as a valid speed measurement. What a fuckhead. And they wonder why they're despised so much.

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    He's a fucking bullshit artist. They may go and measure poles if there has been a fatal, but certainly don't know the spacing of every pole in the state to hand out speeding fines. I should know, I've spent the last couple of weeks measuring poles for endeavour energy, because they have no idea where they are and what condition they're in.

    In short, he's keeping up the campaign of ensuring that everyone thinks HWP are cunts, only slightly above parking inspectors.

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    Did see a few HWPs out and about on the Hume this morning.

    As for cop attitude, of the maybe dozen or so dealings I've had with them over the years, for the most part they've been pretty good. The females are probably the least friendly.
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    They've always been more likely to pull over the slightly unusual or fast looking car out of the group.

    From what I've understand if you admit you were speeding then they can fine you, but if you don't they've got nothing. So certain pricks will try to get you to admit it.

    When I first bought my 86 and they were actually a rare thing I undertook a forensic ute on the M1 who was doing 90km/hr in a 100 zone, I was doing the speed limit at the time. He pulled me over and proceeded to yell at me for five minutes about 'fancy cars not having a right to speed' and tried to get me to admit I was speeding. I wasn't, so I didn't.

    He sort of gave up and wandered off after a while without even issuing a warning. Weirdest experience ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Purple View Post
    They've always been more likely to pull over the slightly unusual or fast looking car out of the group.
    More so if the vehicle meets a stereotype.
    Iíve never been pulled-over in the very-loud obviously-modified Volvo, because itís a Volvo.
    The original posterís modified Jeep though; operators of such vehicles are stereotypically cunts on the road, so theyíre gunna be pulled over.

    Also, old & white.
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    Mexican HWP have an ability to judge you're 3km/h just by looking at the car in motion.
    Has been challenged and lost.

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    Theres no statewide op on. May be something local but more likely just bad luck.

    As for the speed stuff, yes he can write you out an estimated speed. Its not hard, its just a simple distance/time calculation. Its only an average speed over that given distance though but yes, can be done. The poles are just a reference point from where to start the timing and where to end. Its not hard to go out and measure the distance.

    Tickets are broken down into two types

    Radar/lidar
    Estimated speeds. Includes check speeds.

    Yes will possibly be on video, icv back captures 30seconds.
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    ha ha ha - measurement between poles,
    unless he was right on your tail doing the exact same speed, there is no way he could tell the exact moment you passed one pole and the next to make an accurate calculation..

    Maybe it was your "Cops are Cocks" sticker that made him pick on you LOL

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    Ticketing for estimated speed is a joke. How the fuck can that stand up in court? So if I wear a balaclava in Thredbo this winter will the local cops estimate I robbed the servo?

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    Traffic cops are cunts, even mates who are traffic cops admit they are just cunts themselves. If I was a traffic cop I'd probably be a cunt too.
    Good attitude like OP had is all you can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangitbobby View Post
    Ticketing for estimated speed is a joke. How the fuck can that stand up in court? So if I wear a balaclava in Thredbo this winter will the local cops estimate I robbed the servo?
    It wonít hold-up in court, but if you pay up to get them off your back & because the time spent in court is a total PITA then it must have been correct.
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Highway patrol are the cunts of the highest order. Got done doing 118 just on the change from 110 to 100 on a downhill section coming back from Bathurst. Cunt in motorbike pulls me and proceed to lecture me about speed kills blah blah. He didn't like it when I pointed out that he was waiting on a downhill section of a speed change on a road with clear line of sight and a dry warm day etc. First speeding fine id received in a very long time.

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    NSW highway patrol targeting modified/sports cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMac View Post
    Wasn't one of those "Raptor" guys was it?
    So wtf is with that shit? I saw a video on book of face recently featuring some copper called Raptor 13 who appears to be having a lovers tiff with gentlemen who ride Harleys. Whatís the deal with the callsigns and having them on their vests? Wanker. Itís shit like this as to why the rest of the force look down on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MZ21 View Post
    Highway patrol are the cunts of the highest order. Got done doing 118 just on the change from 110 to 100 on a downhill section coming back from Bathurst. Cunt in motorbike pulls me and proceed to lecture me about speed kills blah blah. He didn't like it when I pointed out that he was waiting on a downhill section of a speed change on a road with clear line of sight and a dry warm day etc. First speeding fine id received in a very long time.
    Why didnt you see him in the clear line of sight mentioned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captiva Fan View Post
    It wonít hold-up in court, but if you pay up to get them off your back & because the time spent in court is a total PITA then it must have been correct.
    NSW HWP "speed estimates" hold up in court just fine.

    They don't need power poles /measurements etc. just the mk 1 eyeball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sirhsv View Post
    So wtf is with that shit? I saw a video on book of face recently featuring some copper called Raptor 13 who appears to be having a lovers tiff with gentlemen who ride Harleys. Whatís the deal with the callsigns and having them on their vests? Wanker. Itís shit like this as to why the rest of the force look down on them.
    Raptor 13 has his own facebook page lol. Has as many lovers as haters. Seems to like not falling for fear and intimidation tactics and only bikkies.

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    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Should have grabbed your cock and stated "measure this pole, bitch" in your best Jessie Pinkman impersonation.....that would have worked well.

    I've had this or similar a bunch of times on the bike when I was in Brissy. Best bet is stay polite, deny everything and be logical in your rebuttals to their wild claims. It's a pain in the arse but it happens from time to time but if you politely stick to your guns it usually goes nowehere (as long as you weren't blatantly caught breaking the law, in which case still don't admit it but be polite and just cop it sweet!)
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    Was it this guy, he's always a bit upset!

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