Police Officer taking questions and preparing for hate mail

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by djozzie, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. red32

    red32 You talkin' to me?

    This would definitely seem to be the case.
    The last ticket I had issued directly by a police officer was about 25 years ago! (Yep, it can be done). Picture a wet evening, driving along Burke Rd traveling south toward Camberwell Junction (in Melbourne). As I approached the intersection, the lights changed to yellow and the car in front applied its brakes. I judged the situation to be such that I could not stop without hitting the car in front, so I pulled right and accelerated through the intersection ON THE YELLOW, but without going over the 60kph limit. Over the other side, I was pulled over by a MARKED police car which had been behind me, and booked for careless driving.
    Their argument was that I should have been travelling at substantially less than the speed limit because of the road conditions. If I had been, then I would not have been in the situation of possibly hitting the car ahead (my argument for swerving past). The thing which drew their attention to my car was that I had a baby cage (one of those folding wooden prisons) strapped to the roof rack, and when they stopped me and looked in the car there were two babies in car seats
    On reflection, they were probably right!
  2. BigCol

    BigCol That's what she said...

    Nah I remember you as well. I just remember seeing some members get a little nervous when told you were an officer, and I thought that you were keeping a low profile on purpose so that others didn't get off-put. My theory is that there is no need to be nervous if you don't have anything to be nervous about!

    Can I open a whole new can of worms? Is it illegal to drive barefoot? I have searched Vicroads / Google AU and have seen only vague letters posted on forums similar to ours that purported to be from government departments stating that if an accident occurs and it is deemed that being barefooted attributed to the accident then I could be charged with dangerous driving, which then has a whole bunch of insurance issues.
  3. red32

    red32 You talkin' to me?

    Ozzie, you're a bastard!
    You have, by posting this, just removed 2 hours from my life. That's how long it took me to follow the thread from start to finish, plus throw in a couple of posts myself!
    Still a great post, though!
  4. dalostcambo

    dalostcambo New Member

    The thing was I was coming onto the Monash Freeway and my lane was going to merge. I was slightly ahead but the truck didn't seem to show any sign of slowing down.

    Didn't mean spinning the wheels on purpose but yes, you are right, our car can lose traction if it's a bad road surface etc.
  5. hypedz

    hypedz drifter

    what if you are doing 60 and the lights go amber when your about 5 meters away from the line?

    if you cant stop safely your aloud to go through right?
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2007
  6. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

    Yes you can through, didn't you read the last 7 pages :p
  7. LOWZX

    LOWZX Banned

    agreed pex,"ex boxer" is obviously the main theme here ,must be punch drunk,and must of been smashed by a few cops,or prison officers im guessing and lost
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2007
  8. Gazza

    Gazza Active Member

    Alright lets not let our excellent forum get too anti social in this thread. Our friendly copper was obviously ready to recieve some heat in this thread so no need to get too upset at anti cop posts. At the same time, lets not make the coppers on here feel too alienated or they may become bitter and start arcking up at us for calling them mate:D .
    As for pissed off 130kg boxers, do you seriously want to feel what its like to be shot dead?. Bad idea/attitude and its your family and friends that will pay for it:( . If you did manage to beat up a copper, it would probably be some poor bastard that didnt want to shoot you because they respect human life, and they are hardly the ones we want off our streets no matter how rude they are. Be as rude as you want back though, its your wallet and you know how much rudeness you can afford :D ;) .
  9. vbevan

    vbevan Active Member

    Have to agree, acting physically aggressive towards a cop is gonna end up with you getting tazered at best and shot at worst. And I've seen some BIG guys get tazered and they dropped like flies.
  10. zed4life (zedcare.com)

    zed4life (zedcare.com) Ω vicarious zedder Ω

    uncertainaardvark, I think if you re-read

    all the replies, you'll find that almost everyone else did find it helpful. Yes, there were a few clarifications asked and for which Ozzie has replied to.

    Yours are the only posts that have been deleted due to inappropriate comments.

    Might I suggest that you exit this thread as you don't seem to have anything worthwhile to contribute to the subject.

  11. WA300Z

    WA300Z ZD32WA

    I haven't been reading this thread all the way through so I'm just going to ask my question.

    Xenon lights, are they legal and depending on the answer would I get get picked up if a bought a kit and fitted it too my car. At the moment the low beam is dangerously dim, so dim you can't really tell that they are on. As many zed owners would know this is a common feature with their cars however I don't want to simply throw in some 100w globes in case I blow the fuses, plus I hardly think it would help much anyway.

    would it be another reason for the police to pull me over.


  12. vbevan

    vbevan Active Member

    Interested in "official" answer to this as well. And are the illegal if they have a good cutoff and don't blind other people? If they meet the ADR's and all.

  13. retro zx

    retro zx the retro legend

    Guys havent you had enough of these police talk :p lets talk about your zeds for a change :eek: :D :zlove:
  14. Shifter

    Shifter Active Member

    You might as well change to an HID kit

    my STOCK STANDARD low beam lights were one of the defects I got because they weren't bright enough :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :mad:

  15. djozzie

    djozzie Member

    There is nothing illegal that I know of that governs footwear. I would never want to be the poor police officer standing in court trying to attribute an accident to the fact that the driver didn't have shoes on. Maybe there is a precedent that I haven't found in which a magistrate made such a ruling, but I haven't heard about it if there was.

    As for insurance companies paying up... Their decision to pay out a claim rarely has anything to do with the law. They make their own bloody rules up when it comes to actually handing money back to the insured person.
  16. djozzie

    djozzie Member

    Will have to check for you...

    As I stated earlier in the thread, I am not a traffic cop, just a general duties one who also drives a Z when not at work, so I am not always sure on questions about mods.

    I am actually on 2 1/2 weeks holidays at the moment, so I don't have access to the police computers. I have to go in to work for a few hours next week, so I will email the vehicle safety testing school (the guys that train the cops on how to do roadside inspections) and clarify it for sure.
  17. WA300Z

    WA300Z ZD32WA

    it will cost me at least $400, they aint cheap :(
  18. pexzed

    pexzed Forum Administrator

    I just bought a HID kit

    for $260 landed.
    It's going in next week.

  19. BigCol

    BigCol That's what she said...

    Thanks heaps! Hope to see you at the wykked tech day in march.
  20. vbevan

    vbevan Active Member

    excellent high-quality kits here: http://www.hidplanet.com/package.html

    Include projecters and all. diff kits starting from less than $400 (US though i think, but top notch).

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