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    I get a bit of a chuckle out of the fact that the things they used to pick the most are now mainstream and not policed at all.

    "Guage above the dash, that obscures vision and could hit you in a crash" Now everyone has a 10" iPad stuck to the windscreen.

    "Fog lights during daytime blind on-coming drivers" Now every new car has daytime running lights.

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    This the one that got you?
    Operation "Trident" - Traffic and Highway Patrol Police from Newcastle, Maitland and Singleton, supplemented local Highway Patrol resources in the Tuggerah Lakes and Brisbane Water Police Districts, from the 2-4 March 2018. TRIDENT was a saturation type Operation where fully marked Highway Patrol sedans patrolled specific 'high risk crash' locations across the Central Coast targeting poor driver behaviour.

    Over the Course of the Operation there were 1155 Breath Tests conducted with 27 Drivers Charged with Drink Driving offences. There were 149 Random Drug Tests conducted, with 18 Drivers returning positive results for illicit drugs. There were in excess of 200 infringements also issued over the 3 days for speeding, not wearing seat belts, vehicle defects, & other traffic offences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by womblesti View Post
    "Fog lights during daytime blind on-coming drivers" Now every new car has daytime running lights.
    They never stopped fucking annoying cunts with their fogs on at inappropriate times, any more than they stopped people from not keeping left except overtaking!!
    The DRL's are lower output than foggies (I think it's a 5W max - or similar, might be less in the LED era).
    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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    T5GP Transporter uses 21W globes for the DRLs, but they could well be voltage regulated by the BCM.

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    There are also rules about how DRL's can be X watts but you can't have anything over Y watts on at the same time as headlights.
    Unsure what X and Y are, I'm going to say 21 & 5 without actually knowing, and only know the rules exist because people talk about installing the HSV DRL-dimming system which allows them to be on at the same time as the headlights (VF Commodes switch their DRL's off with headlights, Gen-F HSV's dim what I believe are the same DRL's).
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by evo-gsr View Post
    Why didnt you see him in the clear line of sight mentioned?
    Because they hide on the side of the road behind bushes guard rail etc. Pretty easy for motorbike to out of sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan View Post
    This the one that got you?
    Thatís a lot of meth.

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    I use Waze for basically every trip I do....not so much for zipping around town but if i'm doing a longer drive I have it running. Stacks of other people use it and notify the locations of any police.

    I've been doing the run from Sydney to Canberra and back a fair bit this year. I've been notified of every copper hiding in the bushes so far. Get onto it.

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    Yep Waze is sick.
    But it doesnít work to itís potential without you notifying others of Ďhazardsí
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbits_elements View Post
    Yep Waze is sick.
    But it doesnít work to itís potential without you notifying others of Ďhazardsí
    This is true, seems there's tonnes of people using it though.......most of which report stuff.

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    best way to deal with cops is the old "yes sir, no sir, 3 bags full sir".

    "is this your car?"
    "Yes sir"
    "Have you been drinking?"
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    "Do you have any drugs on you?"
    "Three bags full sir"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mad_cow View Post
    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.
    If someone had been killed, yeah they would enter it as evidence (at significant effort and expense to make it legit)
    But for a ticket, cunt is just flexing his ego.
    And they wonder how people know they are cunts.

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyHusseinXF View Post
    NSW HWP "speed estimates" hold up in court just fine.
    Yeah if you cant defend yourself.
    Predicting speed with the human eye is incredibly flawed because the brain is rather shit at doing it. Not a whole lot different from a kilo of feathers and a kilo of lead in your hand - drive a go-kart down a residential street at 40km/h and then a car, the go-kart looks like its doing mach 1 in comparison.

    On any sort of serious conviction its basically hearsay without some proven point of reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnegative View Post
    Yeah if you cant defend yourself.
    Predicting speed with the human eye is incredibly flawed because the brain is rather shit at doing it. Not a whole lot different from a kilo of feathers and a kilo of lead in your hand - drive a go-kart down a residential street at 40km/h and then a car, the go-kart looks like its doing mach 1 in comparison.

    On any sort of serious conviction its basically hearsay without some proven point of reference.
    Do you have personal experience in this? It's not my opinion it's the magistrates/courts. "Experts" at estimating speed.
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    I've been to court for driving offenses and got off a license suspension;
    The magistrate in my case was just as critical of the police as they were of the people fronting up, I listened to a lot of cases before mine.
    The police lie and bullshit all the time, the magistrate I had fucking ripped the RMS/HWP because they ignored his ruling over this one guy. He had his suspension quashed and a few weeks later they tried to suspend him again, ignored the ruling he had and he ended up back in the same court. Magistrate was legit pissed off over the lack of respect.

    For my case, the HWP officer spewed all sorts of pumped up bullshit in a letter he submitted as evidence (didnt opt to show up in person) and that's exactly how it read on the day.

    Plenty of factual scientific research out there on how the human brain interrupts moving objects, if a guy sitting in a car saw another from the corner of his eye or caught a glimpse for a second as it crossed an intersection and was able to pinpoint its speed you need more than 'I'm and expert, I just know' to do someone over significantly. How many people would be in prison based on that lol
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    I'm surprised they don't just rock up and say "It's the vibe, your Honour"

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    In my experience if they intend to give you a ticket they'll do it there and then, if they say "its in the mail" theyre bluffing just to be cunts

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    Nope in sydney they are happy to give you the low down and quickly fuck off to make quota, last ticket was for 41kmh over and it turned up in the mail 2 weeks later. Coupla court appearances, I whispered sweet nuthins to the nag up front and I kept my license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz7 View Post
    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.
    Oh thats were all the WA traffic cops have gone.

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    Following a Blue Mustang in my blue XR8 Sprint on the federal highway yesterday doing a buck 20, and the highway cop didn't flinch.

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    I fucked up and forgot my wallet midway through a drive. I thought remembering my lic number is good enough for them to go look up on their equipment which is now handheld.
    Got pulled into RBT, ticket for no license (fair enough, that's the law). Then the guy proceeded to ask why it's on QLD plates. Perfectly recalled my QLD TMR customer address. He said I should really get it switched to NSW if it's permanently garaged here since it'd be technically uninsured. The ignorance of my license number and to let me check my bag in the boot brought out smart arse: "Oh, that's a big penalty driving unreg vehicle innit" - Didn't fine me. Also couldn't answer if it spends 6 months here and 6 months there. Lol... HWP absolute Fuckwit.

    These blitzes might be for bikes but they also target cars to make up quota. Been a lot of accidents on OPH recently. Once they realise it's not worth their time blitzing it or think they've got the message across, they'll fuck off again until the next media campaign.
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    General duties on the other hand.. got stopped once, oops left wallet at home. They confirmed my name and address and said no problem, just drive straight home.

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    At least in Qld if you don't have your licence on you, you are supposed to have 48 hours to produce it at the nearest cop shop to where you were pulled over.

    Last time I got done, was the second ride of the new bike, the guy was a general duties and after a quick check of licence didn't really give a fuck that it was for a restricted bike licence, I got my big boy licence the day before, so it didn't show up yet on his system.

    As I must have passed the attitude test it was a slap in the wrist, don't do that again, here is your ticket and have as good a day as can now be expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PXL265 View Post
    At least in Qld if you don't have your licence on you, you are supposed to have 48 hours to produce it at the nearest cop shop to where you were pulled over.
    That was removed from NSW law about 6 yrs ago.
    They have a handheld CAB with multiple input(s) to retrieve your license and check it's restrictions and validity. Rego [if you are the owner] regardless of state/territory of registration, DOB+address, License#. So what is truly the point of this legislation:

    https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#...div1/rule.3005

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    General duties coppers in most cases are fine. Not sure which school they send Highway Patrol guys to but they definitely have more than their fair share of cunts amongst them. A mate thatís a cop recently joined the Highway Patrol and even he admits most of them are absolute pricks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmx View Post
    That was removed from NSW law about 6 yrs ago.
    They have a handheld CAB with multiple input(s) to retrieve your license and check it's restrictions and validity. Rego [if you are the owner] regardless of state/territory of registration, DOB+address, License#. So what is truly the point of this legislation:

    https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#...div1/rule.3005

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captiva Fan View Post
    More so if the vehicle meets a stereotype.
    My car fits a stereotype big time but where i live is a nice area and there isn't any problem with cars so i'm pretty safe and my driving record is pretty clean.

    If your car stands out they notice you straight off the bat.

    Therefore if they are already looking at you and then you do something that is not in sync with the traffic you stand out like crazy and you are a dead duck.

    So you have 8 Skylines all driving together with exhaust sounds and blow off valves and smoke coming out of the windows. In contrast, nobody notices a silver Camry giving it 50% throttle but they sure as shit notice the Skylines doing 65km/h in a 60 zone......

    So it's a simple equation to understand why being 'picked' on is more a case of you already stood out and then you happened to do something that they could ping you for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatboy View Post
    General duties coppers in most cases are fine. Not sure which school they send Highway Patrol guys to but they definitely have more than their fair share of cunts amongst them. A mate thatís a cop recently joined the Highway Patrol and even he admits most of them are absolute pricks...
    One of my instructors back at Tafe many years ago was an ex cop turned instructor at the Qld police academy. The ex instructor made no secret of the fact that HWP cops were chosen based off them being arrogant cunts who loved a power trip.
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    >Get pulled over by general duties for being a dickhead
    "Just picked up the car from the mechanic and its still broken, just frustrated hey."
    "No worries mate take it easy"

    >Overtake some spastic in the left lane, and speed up to make sure I get past him, and notice that the Daihatsu behind me turned into a commodore with roof lights. General duties. He waited until there actually was a space/side street to pull me over in.
    "What are you doing mate?"
    "It's 10pm and I've been dealing with flogs since 5am. I just wanted to get home and that guy doing 40 in a 60 zone the whole way down the mountain was too much for me"
    "Just take it easy mate"

    >Get pulled over by general duties in a 180SX with no number plates. I pulled over as soon as I saw them
    "I was heading to the mechanic up the road to see what I need for rego. OH, I left my license on the counter at home in my wallet. MY license number is xxxxxxxx"
    "No worries. I'll just check this... did you know this car had outstanding defects on it? Ok, if you do this again, make sure you take your license with you"

    >simply be on the same road as HWP in my autotragic N14 pulsar x 3 times
    "Hi how are yo-"
    "You were doing 105 in an 80 zone. That's illegal and you should die. I'm a nice cunt so I'll only dock you points for 10 over. Here's a fine for $231 that you don't have the means to contest"

    Strange how general duties treat you like a person, ask about the circumstances and then use their discretion, versus the HWP who hit you with attitude expecting you to crumble. At least they're generous in only taking fewer points off you, despite hitting you with the big dollar fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by womblesti View Post
    I get a bit of a chuckle out of the fact that the things they used to pick the most are now mainstream and not policed at all.

    "Guage above the dash, that obscures vision and could hit you in a crash" Now everyone has a 10" iPad stuck to the windscreen.

    "Fog lights during daytime blind on-coming drivers" Now every new car has daytime running lights.
    I always think about this and laugh.

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