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Gryphen
10-01-2007, 07:53 AM
Riding home from work yesterday arvo, just entered the Mitchell Fwy heading north at the city, was heading along in traffic, and even though it was reasonably clear started thinking WTF everybody is driving under the speed limit (by 10k's) nobody is on the phone, everybody is concentrating and no t drifting around inside their lane, nobody is making quick lane changes.

So either everybody on the road had suddenly become dedicated to road safety and ensuring due driver attentiveness or ....

... There were cops around.

Yep there they were up the road, hand-held star wars at the ready, lucky for me i was alerted by all the drivers, but did see one person pull quickly over onto the emergency stopping lane a hundred meteres before the cops, was thinking either something to hide, or couldn't end the phone call.

Then I noticed the cop dive out between traffic to flag down a car 3 lanes over... either fucking brave or stupid, not going to find me trying to dodge near peak-hour traffic like that, even if I'm wearing one of their bullet proof cotton short sleeve shirts :down:

Just goes to show how much of a dramtic effect two cops can have on traffic, if it had been a camera, there would have been a bit of a slow down for the camera, but all the other behaviour would have continued.

Stoneville
10-01-2007, 07:57 AM
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All too true, pity you didn't have Dorkington on the back Kim :rolleyes:

Billywhizz
10-01-2007, 08:12 AM
Then I noticed the cop dive out between traffic to flag down a car 3 lanes over... either fucking brave or stupid, not going to find me trying to dodge near peak-hour traffic like that, even if I'm wearing one of their bullet proof cotton short sleeve shirts :down:
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Did he have fluro vest.. they are bullet proof :blush:

No :no:

well did you get a photo then???

work safe loves them shots and fine there arses off!!!

food for thought next time anyone gets stopped, if they get out of the car without fluro on...
snap away and get number :)

perdition
10-01-2007, 08:25 AM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE("BillyWizz")</div>
well did you get a photo then???

work safe loves them shots and fine there arses off!!!

food for thought next time anyone gets stopped, if they get out of the car without fluro on...
snap away and get number :)
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good grief somethings just never go away (like dogshit on your shoe) :rolleyes:

this is an urban myth - police arent even covered by worksafe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vincenzo
10-01-2007, 08:48 AM
I witnessed a similar &#39;leaping&#39; through the traffic lanes incident a week ago whilst driving a car on Winthrop Avenue just South of &#39;Charlies&#39; in the Northbound lanes. One operator only with high visibilty jacket (no police stop sign) runs between stream of cars doing 60 in left lane from the inside kerb, momentarily stands between the 2 lanes & then moves into centre of right lane to stop a car doing about 70-75 by standing directly in front with left hand up & right holding the laser device.

I was truly amazed from a personal risk management perspective. All sorts of things could have gone wrong. In my subjective opinion, this was overzealousness personified. You would not believe the response I received from an officer in Traffic - police have autonomous control of the specific area and the vehicles therein & are trained to evaluate risk.

For those who are curious, I was in the left lane stream of cars doing 60 in the 60 zone. After seeing this incident; surprise, surprise a fixed camera on the central median strip a few hundred metres further North just before the 60 becomes a 70 zone.

seadan44
10-01-2007, 09:11 AM
Lucky he wasn&#39;t a motorcycle cop otherwise someone may not have seen him and........................... :whistling:

Gryphen
10-01-2007, 09:55 AM
Lucky he wasn&#39;t a motorcycle cop otherwise someone may not have seen him and........................... :whistling:
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:lol: :lol:

Infusi0n
10-01-2007, 10:06 AM
In france they use cardboard cutouts of cops with lasers up and down the highways, has the effect of slowing people down. Then they either have a real operator further up or will sneak the cutout away and stick a real cop there, fines for doing 0-20mph over the limit are quite small and no demerit points, 20+ and the cops are very serious, loss of license, fines, jail time on first offence if its bad enough. Either way having a police presence (even if its a fake cut out) slows cards down, hiding in the bushes with a black camera does nothing to slow traffic it just catches people out.

Mr M00se
10-01-2007, 12:54 PM
In france they use cardboard cutouts of cops with lasers up and down the highways, has the effect of slowing people down. Then they either have a real operator further up or will sneak the cutout away and stick a real cop there, fines for doing 0-20mph over the limit are quite small and no demerit points, 20+ and the cops are very serious, loss of license, fines, jail time on first offence if its bad enough. Either way having a police presence (even if its a fake cut out) slows cards down, hiding in the bushes with a black camera does nothing to slow traffic it just catches people out.
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thoes posters of the cop with the radar in the bus shelters have make me panic a few times =P

euphoric
10-01-2007, 02:17 PM
dont coppers have another kind workers compo thing?
a friend of mine had her tit squeezed while arresting a guy.........got a couple of grand for it. I offered queeze the other one to even it up and split the $ with her, but wasn&#39;t into it, in fact she offered to tazer my arse!

it was an offer i had to consider seriously for a while!

Morpheus
10-01-2007, 02:39 PM
They obviously didn&#39;t see the bone head I followed briefly on the freeway this morning. Ute doing 80kays in the middle lane. Boof head drivers head is bobbing up and down - WTF - I cruise past and the moron is cleaning his bloody teeth! Flamin toothbrush jammed in his gob. Tell me thats attentive driving. :rolleyes:

dr00
10-01-2007, 03:03 PM
its funny how you know somethings up because people are driving well... "wtf he checked his blind spot AND indicated..... hold me :unsure: "

Halo_2
10-01-2007, 04:13 PM
its funny how you know somethings up because people are driving well... "wtf he checked his blind spot AND indicated..... hold me :unsure: "
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:lol: So true

savi2k
10-01-2007, 06:59 PM
its funny how you know somethings up because people are driving well... "wtf he checked his blind spot AND indicated..... hold me :unsure: "
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i always get worried when i see the driver is frekin around in the cage
doing make-up is a classic - then forget to reset rear mirror .. never mind ladies :sick:

its strange alright ..
still get nobbs doing 90-95 on freeway in mid or rh lane
keep left mofo&#39;s

ByfordBlade
10-01-2007, 07:57 PM
dont coppers have another kind workers compo thing?
a friend of mine had her tit squeezed while arresting a guy.........got a couple of grand for it. I offered queeze the other one to even it up and split the $ with her, but wasn&#39;t into it, in fact she offered to tazer my arse!

it was an offer i had to consider seriously for a while!
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Your "friend" wasn&#39;t Corks by any chance? Apparently you can get of most charges with just a warning if you give his man boobs a feel :P

nicko_316
11-01-2007, 05:54 PM
Had something similar the other day on the freeway - everyone goin 90km on the freeway and I eventually got through and a lil copper rat on his bike had everyone crapping themselves.

I even overtook the bastard - Just cos you see a cop and hes doing less than the speed limit doesnt mean you have to slow down even more!! You are allowed to overtake as long as you keep to the limit!@!

Sventek
11-01-2007, 05:57 PM
this is an urban myth - police arent even covered by worksafe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yep - they are now. It&#39;s different to other "workgroups" but they&#39;re definitely covered. PM me if you need more info and I&#39;ll put you in touch with a boss who knows all about it.

sabre1
11-01-2007, 06:09 PM
One operator only with high visibilty jacket (no police stop sign) runs between stream of cars doing 60 in left lane from the inside kerb, momentarily stands between the 2 lanes & then moves into centre of right lane to stop a car doing about 70-75 by standing directly in front with left hand up & right holding the laser device.

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Didnt you know the new model laser gun has a new design feature its called destruction just above the button if you dont stop they flick the switch and BAM your toast :lol: :lol:

Nero Diablo
11-01-2007, 07:25 PM
Didnt you know the new model laser gun has a new design feature its called destruction just above the button if you dont stop they flick the switch and BAM your toast :lol: :lol:
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Ah yes wasn&#39;t there a Kenny Everit skit that ran along those lines?