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Luckystrikecbr
21-09-2004, 10:45 PM
Was listerning to the scanner tonight, heared a Police bike rider knocked down by an old lady in her 50s, who then left the scene after her car was hit by another driver....

Police biker was dazed and had some cuts to his head but otherwise ok. Happened in Hunters drive Lesmurdie at about 1030pm Tuesday night.

Daise
21-09-2004, 10:48 PM
Danny??

Luckystrikecbr
21-09-2004, 10:53 PM
Dont think so, seems the Police bike pulled out from a side street and got clipped by a car coming down the road, then another car hit the first car...

sathid
22-09-2004, 09:54 AM
thats not far from my house!

Nick7r
22-09-2004, 12:04 PM
ok its not funny..

Tex
22-09-2004, 02:39 PM
Whats funny about it Nick ??

Pete
22-09-2004, 03:28 PM
OFFICER DOWN!!

hahahaha

In the paper today it said he has broken legs and is in serious condition. I fail to see the funny side.

Churchy
22-09-2004, 03:36 PM
OFFICER DOWN!!

hahahaha

In the paper today it said he has broken legs and is in serious condition. I fail to see the funny side.

do you believe today tonight too?

Deej
22-09-2004, 04:04 PM
Dont see the funny side myself.

hope he gets well soon.

keez
22-09-2004, 04:11 PM
wot deej said..wots funny about it? :roll:

Tex
23-09-2004, 08:58 AM
if you find humour in a person coming off a bike and getting hurt then i think your a co#khead. :evil:

Nick7r
23-09-2004, 10:02 AM
well at first said he was ok.. few cuts...

and we're the dangerous ones.. who get pulled over all the time?

geez settle down..

dangerous daz
23-09-2004, 10:16 AM
i got pulled in my cage last night,taking gf for feed at hillarys and get pigs crawling around my car...dirty low life sneaky cun*ts, rbt too

Oddz
23-09-2004, 02:21 PM
My old man was up untill recently a motorcycle cop....he boasts that he has ridden every single bike that WAPOL has had.

He has been in two serious accidents...

One where a woman ran a red light and he was hurled almost 30 metres down the road. Was in hospital for 3 weeks after being out for nearly a full week.

Second where another woman pulled in front of him again and he ended up t-boning her car....this time he was a little luckier and only suffered a dislocated shoulder and general cuts and bad bruising.

When i'm driving, i'm always looking for bikes in my blind spot (in every case) if there is a car there, well thats a bonus as they are easier to spot....I find it hard to fathom the "I didn't see him" excuse, especially in the case of a police bike....Massive farings, white paint, emergency lights, reflective stickers AND the gay little yellow jacket that they have to wear. Most bikes are also putting the torch defusers on their radio arial now also, just another thing to look out for.

There really is no excuse for this to have happened, I hope he's ok and isn't deterred to badly from riding. Stupid old coot.

Russ

Hewie
23-09-2004, 03:19 PM
hope the copper recovers soon

Anonymous
24-09-2004, 04:27 PM
OFFICER DOWN!!

hahahaha

In the paper today it said he has broken legs and is in serious condition. I fail to see the funny side.

Look harder, I can see it. :wink:

BK ZX-12R
24-09-2004, 05:49 PM
Was listerning to the scanner tonight, heared a Police bike rider knocked down by an old lady in her 50s, who then left the scene after her car was hit by another driver....

Police biker was dazed and had some cuts to his head but otherwise ok. Happened in Hunters drive Lesmurdie at about 1030pm Tuesday night.

How do u listern to the police scanner?? I know it was on the PSB home page b4 not there now "cant find it"???

Brendan

Ace
28-09-2004, 05:23 PM
Was listerning to the scanner tonight, heared a Police bike rider knocked down by an old lady in her 50s, who then left the scene after her car was hit by another driver....

Police biker was dazed and had some cuts to his head but otherwise ok. Happened in Hunters drive Lesmurdie at about 1030pm Tuesday night.

How do u listern to the police scanner?? I know it was on the PSB home page b4 not there now "cant find it"???

Brendan

Buy a hand scanner from an electonics shop then check out this site
http://members.optusnet.com.au/extremescan...l/wapolice.html (http://members.optusnet.com.au/extremescan/australia/auspol/wapolice.html)

OR

for the real lazy ppl
WA / Perth Police Frequencies & Codes



Any additional information or corrections please email me and this list will be updated.







Ch Freq Allocation



1 467.850
2 467.875 Armadale - Links to channel 08
3 467.900 Perth CBD - Spare
4 467.925
5 467.950
6 467.975
7 468.000
8 468.025 Armadale - Links to channel 02
9 468.050 Geraldton. IPG Car to Car
10 468.075 Gin-Gin/Geraldton City
11 468.100 Geraldton
12 468.125 Fremantle - Links to channel 47, 16
13 468.150 Perth CBD - Links to channel 34, 18
14 468.175
15 468.200
16 468.225 Rockingham - Links to channel 12, 47
17 468.250 Mandurah
18 468.275 Perth CBD - Links to channel 34, 13
19 468.300
20 468.325
21 468.350 Mirrabooka - Links to channel 41, 62
22 468.375
23 468.400 Fremantle - Car to Car
24 468.425
25 468.450
26 468.475 Perth - Car to Car and Emergencies
27 468.500
28 468.525
29 468.550
30 468.575 Enquiry Channel - City/NOR
31 468.600 State Emergency Service - Perth
32 468.625
33 468.650
34 468.675 Perth CBD - Links to channel 13, 18
35 468.700
36 468.725
37 468.750
38 468.775
39 468.800
40 468.825 Enquiry Channel
41 468.850 Mirrabooka - Links to channel 21, 62
42 468.875
43 468.900 (not allocated)
44 468.925 (not allocated)
45 468.950 Perth CBD - spare
46 468.975 Midland - Links to channel 54, 49
47 469.000 Fremantle - Links to channel 12, 16
48 469.025 Warwick - Links to channel 50, 52, 57
49 469.050 Midland - Links to channel 54, 46
50 469.075 Joondalup - Links to channel 48, 52, 57
51 469.100 North Suburbs - spare
52 469.125 Wanneroo - Links to channel 48, 50, 57
53 469.150
54 469.175 Midland - Links to channel 46, 49
55 469.200 Lancelin
56 469.225
57 469.250 Quinns Rock - Links to channel 48, 50, 52
58 469.275 North Suburbs
59 469.300
60 469.325
61 469.350
62 469.375 Mirrabooka - Links to channel 21, 41
63 469.400 South/Country - Car to Car
64 469.425 South/Country







Codes


101 ARMED HOLD UP
106 ARMED OFFENDER
201 ARMED HOLD UP
204 HOMOCIDE
206 OFFENDER ARMED
208 VIOLENT OFFENDER BEING HELD
211 SERIOUS ASSULT IN PROGRESS
215 ACCIDENT WITH INJURY
216 ACCIDENT WITH FATALATY
228 SERIOUS DISTURBANCE
229 DOMESTIC (SERIOUS)
233 DURESS ALARM (URGENT)
234 PERSON COLLAPSED (SERIOUS)
235 POLICE IN TROUBLE (SERIOUS)
237 SHOPLIFTER (VIOLENT)
239 SUSPICIOUS PERSON (URGENT)
302 BREAK AND ENTER
303 BOMB REPORT
305 INTERFERENCE WITH A MOTOR VEHICLE
307 OFFENDER ON PREMISES
308 OFFENDER BEING HELD
309 SEXUAL ASSULT
310 SHOTS REPORTED FIRED
311 SERIOUS ASSULT
312 STEALING
313 UNLAWFUL USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE
314 WILFUL EXPOSURE
315 ACCIDENT (NIL/MINOR INJURY)
317 DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
318 HIT AND RUN
319 TRAFFIC BREACH
320 TRAFFIC HAZARD
321 TRAFFIC HOLD UP
322 TCL MALFUNCTION/TRAFFIC ASSISTANCE REQUIRED
323 ABANDONED VEHICLE
324 ABANDONED STOLEN VEHICLE
325 ASSULT
326 RETURN TO OFFICE
327 CONTACT YOUR OFFICE
328 DISTURBANCE
329 DOMESTIC
330 ALARM CONDITION
331 FIRE (BUILDING)
332 FIRE (GENERAL)
333 DURESS ALARM
334 PERSON COLLAPSED
335 POLICE REQUIRE BACKUP
336 PREMISES OPEN
337 SHOPLIFTER
338 SUDDEN DEATH
339 SUSPICIOUS PERSON
340 DAMAGE
341 NOTIFICATION
342 NOISY PARTY
343 FLARE SIGHTING
344 ESCORT
345 PRINT/PHOTOGRAPH JOB
346 INTOXICATED OFFENDER
347 ANIMAL INJURED
349 PERSON LOST
350 PERSON FOUND
351 UNCLASSIFIED JOB
352 REPORT LOST/STOLEN PROPERTY
353 RECOVER FOUND PROPERTY
501 PR/MISCELLANEOUS JOB

Not too sure if this info is correct though I got it off another web site posted above.

i reckon just about all person on PSB would come under code 339 :lol:

Goofy
29-09-2004, 12:14 AM
Always a bad thing when a fellow rider comes off... regardless of who they are, what they're riding etc... Hope he's okay

Juffy
29-09-2004, 07:24 AM
204 HOMOCIDE

What, it's only a crime if you kill a gay person? :wink:

FireStorm
29-09-2004, 04:56 PM
poor cuntsable type person


i feel sorry for any coppa who comes off his bike. bloody govt wont buy em protective gear. cotton pants dont cut it for sliding down the road.

get well soon coppa dude.

Taz
29-09-2004, 09:55 PM
Oddz come on now you are talking about women drivers now




thoughts for copper he is only doing his job and they are the first ones you call when your bike grows legs.

FireStorm
29-09-2004, 10:26 PM
Oddz come on now you are talking about women drivers now




thoughts for copper he is only doing his job and they are the first ones you call when your bike grows legs.


mm i hate it when that happens.





makes for a bumpy ride.

pacman
30-09-2004, 10:27 AM
I have to admit, just because I happen to share something in common with the police officer involved, doesn't mean I can't laugh at his misfortune.

I'd like to sit here and be all "poor guy" but... meh, he lived through it and a cop bike got trashed, suck sh!t.

Were it one of you, different story, but it's not. Just because I ALSO am on two wheels doesn't mean I have to feel sympathy for him. I dont wish a bike prang on any of you, but I'll have a giggle at one of thiers... I don't stand on any moral pulpit, and I know some of you who posted "wah wah poor guy" comments here also laughed about it in the privacy of your own home.

Same thing happened to you, the cop would be trying to find out how to make YOU at fault for it. You don't have to hate them, I don't, but for gods sake you dont have to pretend to like them either.

QATAR 6
01-10-2004, 12:18 AM
I have to admit, just because I happen to share something in common with the police officer involved, doesn't mean I can't laugh at his misfortune.

I'd like to sit here and be all "poor guy" but... meh, he lived through it and a cop bike got trashed, suck sh!t.

Were it one of you, different story, but it's not. Just because I ALSO am on two wheels doesn't mean I have to feel sympathy for him. I dont wish a bike prang on any of you, but I'll have a giggle at one of thiers... I don't stand on any moral pulpit, and I know some of you who posted "wah wah poor guy" comments here also laughed about it in the privacy of your own home.

Same thing happened to you, the cop would be trying to find out how to make YOU at fault for it. You don't have to hate them, I don't, but for gods sake you dont have to pretend to like them either.

Iím with u on that
i like to see police cars or bikes having accidents but without any injured or some one get hurtÖ

((police bike having accident funny policeman with broken legs not funny for me))
but still I donít like them at all they just wanna gave u a ticket for any rezone.

sorry for saying that put it's seems to me that the police her r against ppl
for long time I havenít heard I policeman saying to me donít do this again they just gave me a ticket and Iím sure they donít say it much they would love to say u r most welcome to do it again and pay the g????ment some money..

every time I go next to a police car I'm scared to death even if Iím not doing anything wrong
((if u r not a policeman u r a bad person pull him over))

MaxxRR
01-10-2004, 09:44 AM
What might be ironic is that the police rider was knocked down by an old lady in her 50s, and not a hoon.

Don't really see police targeting PENSIONERS.

Ive had a couple of close calls with old shits that have tunnel vision.


Hope he recovers quickly though, never nice to hear about someone getting injured.

Pete
01-10-2004, 09:50 AM
i heard he pulled out on her. so he was at fault. Or did they twist that as the coppers sometimes do.

pacman
01-10-2004, 09:57 AM
Sometimes?

sathid
01-10-2004, 10:31 AM
after I had my accident in margaret river, the local coppers (who were reall helpful....that reminds me, i never did end up writing that letter of commendation....) told me about a japanese tourist who had t-boned thier brand new police car a few months before....
lol
bet he had a short trip :P

so this bike cop was leaving his house in the morning? i wonder if it's the one who live accross the road from my mate (nice bloke apparently)

Ferris
01-10-2004, 10:34 AM
Indeed. Frikken copper cahns.

No sympathy.

xphread
01-10-2004, 10:52 AM
Some great attitudes in here! :shock:

"Lump all coppers into arsehole category. No sympathy etc blah blah blah."

Who's winging when they get lumped into the "all bikers are hoons" category???

The world would be a much better place if everyone would assume innocence, be positive and give respect, until otherwise experienced/proven, AT AN IDIVIDUAL LEVEL!!
This guy rides bikes too. What if this guy is just like you except he is pissed off that bikes etc are stolen and decided to do something about it? Is he still a bastard for wearing the uniform?

We are all human and all here together. The world is only crap where we collectively make it that way. Try and think about where you would rather take it before making judgements.

[/rant] :roll:

devilsaltarboy
01-10-2004, 12:00 PM
I have to say that I have had some very good experiences with coppers and some bad experiences
Bad experience- delivery driving pizza and I got pulled over at 1am for driving in the right hand lane. He then preceded to list a whole heap of things to fine me for including my ashtray was too full, the delivery dockets in backseat a fire hazard, my headlights were not properly aligned and then he saw coke bottles (2L emptys) in backseat and claimed I was going to be making a bong out of them. Very very luckily he got through the right hand lane infringement and then I heard on the radio an armed robery occurred and he had to go.

Good experience- driving home from tutouring a kid going down 70 zone at 90 and got pulled over. The cop looked in back seat and had all my textbooks there and he said to me "as a student yu cant afford this fine can you". I said "no, can u let me off with a warning" and sure enough he said yep and drove on his way. One of the luckier exeperiences he musta been getting some from the nice looking female officer next to him.

So at this time Im sort split about cops, they arent all assholes but there are some good ones out there. I really blame the people who make all these stupid laws up the cops have to follow. I can assure you some of the cops i have spoken too (my cousin and friends) would much rather be doing useful duties like stopping kiddy fiddlers, than being told to book this many people for traffic infringements.
Sorry this rambled a bit off topic but I can ramble a bit I know
DAB

Blade_954
01-10-2004, 12:07 PM
Bad experience- delivery driving pizza and I got pulled over at 1am

Hint: I never had this problem when I used to deliver pizza's. Always drop off a couple of free pizza's to the local station before you start your shift. Now and then, for a major suck-job, throw in a few glazed doughnuts.

:lol:

pacman
01-10-2004, 12:24 PM
hI

pacman
01-10-2004, 01:10 PM
WIERD.

pacman
01-10-2004, 01:10 PM
If a person has decided to live thier life picking out the faults (laws broken) by another, then yes, I think they're an arsehole. I can't even fathom the kind of attitude it would take to live in such a negative way. I.E. when Marge became a cop in the simpsons, and just got depressed because all she saw were the offences people (and horses without nappies) were commiting. You get the idea I hope.

Also, I dont complain about being called a hoon, because I think most bikers are. Live with it. But I'll agree with something you implied, many of the people that complain about the hoon laws do so because THEY'RE the ones who'd suffer from them, the old saying - you've got nothing to worry about if you're not guilty. But, fuck that, who WANTS tougher penalties? And does that mean car drivers can have a giggle? Ones that dont ride bikes?

And you missed part of my point, just because i share something with this guy doesnt mean I have to be sympathetic, if I or YOU were like that we'd spend the entire day crying over the obits in the newspaper. We're sure to have something in common with anyone who suffers missfortune.

I was saying im not going to make a point of being sympathetic in a public forum, just because it's "the right thing to do." Some of the people who posted such comments also had a giggle about him coming off.

Get some spine, if you don't really give a sh!t, don't say you do.

My lack of sympathy doesnt come because this guy IS a cop, but because he CHOSE to live as one. It has nothing to do with stolen bikes.

You're right, we are human and we all live together, and there's also those who've chosen to live above us, picking out our faults & punishing us for them. THAT kind of person I have no sympathy for. I don't like to feel powerless.

I'm sure there are "good cops" out there, but if you told someone about one you'd say "he was a good cop" .. not "He was a cool guy.. OH he also happened to be a cop"... useing that term already imples you've a opinion IN GENERAL about police... he's good FOR A COP, usally because you "got let off" with something. Stop sucking cock. I've befriend a cop before, and it all worked out swell, but hey - I wasn't on the recieving end of a speeding ticket when we met.

If you're going to make a counter point, understand the first point made before saying LETS ALL HUG.

I didn't say DIE COP DIE, in fact i pointed out I don't hate them, but I can definately have a giggle when one of them gets sent for six.


Some great attitudes in here! :shock:

"Lump all coppers into arsehole category. No sympathy etc blah blah blah."

Who's winging when they get lumped into the "all bikers are hoons" category???

The world would be a much better place if everyone would assume innocence, be positive and give respect, until otherwise experienced/proven, AT AN IDIVIDUAL LEVEL!!
This guy rides bikes too. What if this guy is just like you except he is pissed off that bikes etc are stolen and decided to do something about it? Is he still a bastard for wearing the uniform?

We are all human and all here together. The world is only crap where we collectively make it that way. Try and think about where you would rather take it before making judgements.

[/rant] :roll:

At an individual level MY ASS. To even imply you don't judge groups of people is just absurd. We haven't met everyone, nor will we - so we go by experiences, ours and other peoples handed down.

Your rant is moot and expected.

MaxxRR
01-10-2004, 02:00 PM
"Good cops" are stereotypically the ones who act like normal people and arent on some sort of a power trip....

Normal cops would (and did) fine you for doing standstills in a park, even though you cant move because youve managed to highside your bike into a wooden bollard after hearing the siren.

Even the Ranger who rocked up 10 minutes after had a go at the piggy for being quote "fucking harsh" seeing he didnt even bother to call an ambulance(since id snapped my femur in half and was bleeding pretty heavily from my arm) prior to taking down my details and getting my licence number.

For the record yes i was and still am proud to be a hoon.

So if it was his fault, i hope his mate rocked up and booked him before they called for help...

Tex
01-10-2004, 04:20 PM
you only get booked by a cop when you do something wrong !!! and i think that if you wanna break the law then be prepared for the consequences, if not then don't do it !! pretty simple really. and for f*cks sake don't whinge like a bitch when you do get caught. no one makes you turn your wrist to speed except yourself, and everyone is responsible for their own actions, don't blame other people for YOUR f*ckups

MaxxRR
01-10-2004, 04:39 PM
you only get booked by a cop when you do something wrong !!! and i think that if you wanna break the law then be prepared for the consequences, if not then don't do it !! pretty simple really. and for f*cks sake don't whinge like a bitch when you do get caught. no one makes you turn your wrist to speed except yourself, and everyone is responsible for their own actions, don't blame other people for YOUR f*ckups


Kinda missed the relevance.
People were
whinging like a bitch about other people laughing at a cop who fell off his bike.

sathid
02-10-2004, 11:06 AM
dont think i've ever been pulled over by a cop (in my cage) who was on a power trip.
one guy pulled me over i think cos he was bored! lol. had a chat and let me go (failing to indicate while merging out near northam bypass)
one lot (also out near northam) took 2km/h off of thier recorded speed for "accuracy of thier machine" and booked me for 38km/h over the limit instead of 40km/h as I was on P's and would have lost my licence otherwise....wasn't a wanker about it, didn't talk to me like i was a crim or anything.
bear in mind at the time p platers were only allowed to do 90 and i was doing 128 in a 110 zone....

but i agree some ppl seem to get screwed (like canaries for interior light not working....)

elitemotorcycletraining
02-10-2004, 04:32 PM
I hope the cop gets better.

from my experience I personally have found the coppers on bikes to be a little more down to earth than the rest of them in cages. Twice now I have been pulled over whilst on the bike by a cop also on a bike. I was frustrated with the peak hour traffic and had lane split all the way down the middle. He had also followed me and then pulled me over. They can be more understanding why we ride like the way we do than the others.

pacman
02-10-2004, 05:14 PM
Yeah, did he also give you a pat on the nose for not shitting on HIS carpet?

devilsaltarboy
02-10-2004, 09:57 PM
Arent you allowed to split in stationary trafic?
I thought the law was as long as you are doing it in a safe manner or something like that.

Ferris
02-10-2004, 11:24 PM
heh... its kinda a funny issue Peter...

Theoretically, as long as traffic is stationary, and theres room for you to travel on the righthand side of the stationary traffic, IN the left lane, you can lanesplit.... As long as you indicate, and you do not cross over the white line at any stage.

Theoretically.

Some coppers just hate it, and bust you anyway.

I do it out of spite, impatience and boredom.

elitemotorcycletraining
02-10-2004, 11:56 PM
heh... its kinda a funny issue Peter...

Theoretically, as long as traffic is stationary, and theres room for you to travel on the righthand side of the stationary traffic, IN the left lane, you can lanesplit.... As long as you indicate, and you do not cross over the white line at any stage.

Theoretically.

Some coppers just hate it, and bust you anyway.

I do it out of spite, impatience and boredom.

Yeah I tried to say that to him and his reply was all bikers think its ok to lane split when the cars are stationary. Anyways I was lucky enough to get let off. Still every now and then I go straight to the front of the traffic depending where I am of course. That's the advantage of having only two wheels.

devilsaltarboy
03-10-2004, 12:15 PM
cheers for the inof.
Once summer kicks in I might have to learn to lanesplit since staying in stationary traffic may be a struggle for my VTR250 overheating. Considering in a huge traffic jam last week I was stuck in traffic for a while and the temperature was hovering moderately close to the too hot mark

dugy
03-10-2004, 12:36 PM
As long as you keep your wits about you you'll be fine.

I rekon traffic at a dead stop can potentally be the worst......

all at takes is for a car to door to open......

Has only happened once but I was just far enough back to pull up in time.

The look on the drivers face (and probably mine) was priceless.

pacman
03-10-2004, 12:58 PM
You'd want a pretty good reason to open your door on the freeway, were I coming. Otherwise I'd have to take it as intentional...

g0zer
04-10-2004, 11:25 AM
ive only ever been pulled over once by cops on my bike. I was splitting traffic at 2.30am doing about 130-ish and they were parked up an on ramp looking down. They pulled me over and breathalised me and i asked them where the hell they came from, and we chatted a while about good hiding spots (and ever since then ive not been pulled over car or bike) and they let me off with a caution and told me to be careful cos they didnt want to scrape me off the road.

I'm not a cop and i dont have any friends who are, but i think im safe in saying cops dont like attending accident scenes anymore than resist1 (respect to Resist1) enjoyed being first on the scene in Mirrabooka. They give me the shits but i still think they dont deserve people laughing at em when they have to scrape their own people off the road.

#151
04-10-2004, 12:02 PM
well said gozer.

pacman
04-10-2004, 12:23 PM
There's a lot of things they do to people I don't think the people deserve, such is life.

ApriliaRSVGuy
05-11-2004, 01:21 AM
Looks like some people on this forum have an attitude towards cops. Fair enough - some police have an attitude towards hoons (cars or bikes) - you would too if you attend enough traffic crashes/notifying next of kin. But remember this - if you get caught breaking the law, what else do you expect! As a maximum you can expect to be busted accordingly - treat the copper with at least some respect (they do a pretty thankless job) and you might get some leniency. Eg - Doing a mono around traffic is a bloody stupid thing to do. Admit it. They might like your honesty and reward you for it by issuing a caution. Lying never helps matters when they have you cold. Trust me - I've been there (quite a few times)...

YOU KNOW THE LAW - YOU CHOOSE TO BREAK IT - ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR ACTIONS.

Enough of my ranting for now... :wink:

Chris
05-11-2004, 03:54 AM
Looks like some people on this forum have an attitude towards cops. Fair enough - some police have an attitude towards hoons (cars or bikes) - you would too if you attend enough traffic crashes/notifying next of kin. But remember this - if you get caught breaking the law, what else do you expect! As a maximum you can expect to be busted accordingly - treat the copper with at least some respect (they do a pretty thankless job) and you might get some leniency. Eg - Doing a mono around traffic is a bloody stupid thing to do. Admit it. They might like your honesty and reward you for it by issuing a caution. Lying never helps matters when they have you cold. Trust me - I've been there (quite a few times)...

YOU KNOW THE LAW - YOU CHOOSE TO BREAK IT - ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR ACTIONS.

Enough of my ranting for now... :wink:

Nobody holds a gun to anyone's head and makes them become a cop, if they find the job too traumatic, become a transit guard or a mall security guard ffs.

I think you'll find most people in the forum understand the need for traffic laws in a general sense, but when, like so many others, you get done for going 30 km/h over the limit in the middle of bumblefuck on a road that could double as a runway at 2 in the morning on a Tuesday when there is only you and the copper on the road, one has to marvel that they don't have something better to be doing. In short, it's the application of the law that the majority of us find offense with.

Then you hear stories such as NoMaD's recent one where he just got bent over and done dry by the boys in blue just by association, or DC who at a traffic case I attended as a witness on his behalf we both saw two coppers get up and straight up lie their bollocks off just to get him nabbed for something he didn't do, and lets not forget mastrmage getting a ticket for spending too much time in the right hand lane on the freeway (3 points & $150 if memory serves) at 11pm with nobody on the road but him and the copper, it's bullshit.

And honesty my arse, you admit a damn thing to a copper (Obviously it's pointless if they catch you red-handed doing a minger down the Hay St mall), and you get your license and your wallet raped. Like Melkor the ex-copper-now-human-being says, never admit a fucking thing. They ask you questions to gather evidence on you, not to make friends. You have the right to remain silent, do so.

Last but not least if the cops want to get thanks from the general public for the job they do they should start at the highest level by getting their priorities right. Too long now has the common guy been criminalised for stupid traffic bullshit or charged with assault for belting a mugger. It's gotten so bad now that your average joe HATES seeing cops around - what happened to the days when they were there to serve & protect?

[/pwned]

mw
05-11-2004, 08:25 AM
Fully agree with what chris says...

sathid
05-11-2004, 08:35 AM
about three years ago i adopted a new method for dealing with cops when in my car.
a) always get out of your car (it reduces the intimitaton factor they might think they have) - also shows your not hiding anything.

B) look them in the eye - but not in a menacing way

c) be open, honest, but vague. lol.

since i have adopted that technique i have been let off for every since offence i've been pulled over for (speeding, failing to indicate- northam bypass with no other traffic! = bored copper. lol)
and prior to that I lost 4 points over 6 months - first six months of my license.
should have all my points back now. lol

Bulbous
05-11-2004, 09:31 AM
yeah sathid, i used to do that when i had a car, but the one day i got told to get back in the car, and when i didn't straight away, they just started shouting to me to get back in the car. when i got back in, then they both came out, one each side, and proceeded to go over everything...... now i just wait in the car and say nothing, easier that way. :?

Ferris
05-11-2004, 10:23 AM
but the one day i got told to get back in the car,

"Oh, what was that officer? Get back in the car? Sure thing..."
Gets in car.
Starts car.
Drives off.

:)

mw
05-11-2004, 11:14 AM
[quote] but the one day i got told to get back in the car,

"Oh, what was that officer? Get back in the car? Sure thing..."
Gets in car.
Starts car.
Drives off.

:lol: :lol:

Courts
05-11-2004, 01:33 PM
Not very fond of cops myself....but.....Never like hearing of anyone coming
off the bikes.
hope he is ok & has a quick recovery!!!

shark
06-11-2004, 01:56 PM
hope he makes a quick recovery and is back on the bike soon ........

Goofy
06-11-2004, 06:48 PM
Man I'm glad I read this post, we now have yet another lane splitting thread....

Can we move on to the legality of something else...