Police operation Mon 13th Feb

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Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby tez001 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:51 am

Saw this on a Facebook feed from Bicycle NSW

We have been informed that there is an Operation Pedro focusing on cyclists scheduled by the NSW Police for next Monday 13th February.

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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby biker jk » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:40 am

Gay's parting shot or is nothing changing with the new minister?

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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby g-boaf » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:28 am

biker jk wrote:Gay's parting shot or is nothing changing with the new minister?


Nothing changed I would suggest. These things are probably planned a month in advance however.

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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby find_bruce » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:12 am

Police minister remains the same. Still waiting for the similar blitz on the 1m passing law

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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby Nate » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:37 pm

Can we make sure everyone brings in their close passing incidents?

its so great of the NSW police to come to us & help us report these :)

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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:51 pm

Think of all those deaths that occurred due to not having a bell attached to your bike. That's why they have to release resources allocated to arresting drug dealers
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby g-boaf » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:37 pm

Nate wrote:Can we make sure everyone brings in their close passing incidents?

its so great of the NSW police to come to us & help us report these :)



And if you intend to do this, get a whole group of people together with their complaints at the one place, and get the media there filming the lot.

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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby Warin » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:40 am

find_bruce wrote:Police minister remains the same. Still waiting for the similar blitz on the 1m passing law


Much easier to enforce the easier things ... like speeding, helmets. Bells requires stopping. Seatbelts, phones require carefull observation.

It is much harder for them to determine the 1m passing distance.. thus having a blitz is not something they will do unless it becomes easier/cheaper or there is some wide public concern. If someone can come up with something like a laser device that measures it easily on the fly .. then they will do it.

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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:14 pm

Warin wrote:If someone can come up with something like a laser device that measures it easily on the fly .. then they will do it.

HERE you go :-)
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:03 pm

All the cops need to do is hang out on Princess Hwy Tempe, they can arrest everyone;
1. Those on the footpath booked, you can't ride on the footpath
2. Those on the road booked, its dangerous to ride on the Princess Hwy, have you seen the traffic! so hence its dangerous riding
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby tez001 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:59 am

Be good this morning :)

On my commute in, just saw about 6 police at Pyrmont Bridge / Hotel intersection.
None on King st around Clarence, Sussex or Kent.

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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby familyguy » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:15 am

Drove up Kent St then Pac Hwy through North Sydney this morning. No police in sight. Wonder where they all were?

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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby g-boaf » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:39 am

familyguy wrote:Drove up Kent St then Pac Hwy through North Sydney this morning. No police in sight. Wonder where they all were?

Jim


One was riding his motorbike down Loftus Street towards Circular Quay. I had already finished my commute, changed into work clothes and bike locked away. :twisted:

mikesbytes wrote:All the cops need to do is hang out on Princess Hwy Tempe, they can arrest everyone;
1. Those on the footpath booked, you can't ride on the footpath
2. Those on the road booked, its dangerous to ride on the Princess Hwy, have you seen the traffic! so hence its dangerous riding


Or they can just stop at a steep hill and get everyone who looks like they are struggling up the hill. Don't you know it's illegal to ride furiously?

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Re: Police operation Mon 13th Feb

Postby find_bruce » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:32 pm

Saw 2 bicycle cops at the base of the overpass on Victoria Rd - I presume they were doing the usual helmet & bell checks.

I decided to ride my usual route, which brings me out in the right hand lane of King St, anticipating that I may have to deal with a police officer who thinks that a bike path is a bike lane and that it was practical to cross 2 lanes of traffic to ride 2 blocks of bike path, before merging back onto the road at an intersection with a poorly designed light sequence.

Yes I could have taken my alternate route to cross the city via Bathurst St, but I was feeling argumentative.

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