Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Altona, Victoria, Australia
I too had a very positive experience a few weeks ago. I was leading a group ride that ended up in Mildura - and as you know, country rail crossings are now an 80 km/h zone.
Anyway, I had just crossed one - at 80 km/h - and proceeded to accelerate away - before the 100 km/h sign. Sure enough a marked police car came bimbling the other way - on went the lights, and the U-Turn was made....:-(
I pulled over before he had completed the U-turn, and like you Daddicool, my helmet was off before he had pulled up.
He asked me for my licence, and advised me that he had clocked me at 112 km/h - which was 32 above - basically mandatory walking for a month speed.
We got chatting, and after checking my bike and licence details over the radio, he told me to watch out for railway crossings, have a great ride - and to "be careful of the traffic blokes, who will book you for anything".
Wow - the best I was hoping for was a reduced speed reading, so I could just have an on the spot fine - he was just warning me!
Suffice to say, I did behave myself for the rest of the trip. My get out of jail has been used up for the time being!