Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Forrestfield, Western Australia, Australia
Must be as bad as it is here. I just got done for doing 101 in an 80 zone after I overtook an unmarked cop car and the slow truck in front, set my cruise control for 100 and had a relaxing ride for a couple of kays until the cop decided he had a good handle on my speed and pulled me over. They were very nice and after lecturing me on the dangers of speeding booked me for 19km over the speed limit, which in WA is a $150 fine and two demerit points.
Another 5km down the road, another unmarked car is booking someone else, a solo cop on a bike glares at me going in the other direction and a few km further on a marked cop car goes past in the other direction. soon after the unmarked car that I passed while he was booking someone else over takes me and sits in front of me for a few km, trying to get me to speed again.
Bugger this. It is enough to make one give up riding. You can't even do 100kph on an open country road with no traffic without getting booked. It is the first time since the 1970'2 that I have been booked on a bike so I suppose I can't complain too much. It could have been last Saturday when I was doing about 180 in a 110 zone and then I would been booked under the hoon law and had my bike confiscated for a couple of days.
2007 K1200GT Graphite
Ex 1986 Kawasaki GTR1000