Score one for the motorcycle rider with a smartphone.

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Re: Score one for the motorcycle rider with a smartphone.

Postby Big_Red » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:10 pm

+1 for being in the know Oxford, and keeping your cool under pressure.

The scenario you describe is readily applicable for bicycles too, so it is good to be aware of, however, i'm now confused as to what "filtering" actually is. The legislation you cite is available * here * in pdf format so, now resides on my android smartphone accessable via a pdf viewer.

While it has been nearly 3 years since there has been any changes to the Qld road rules, the page about Changes to Road Rules is one to be mindful of too.
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Re: Score one for the motorcycle rider with a smartphone.

Postby find_bruce » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:34 pm

Gee Oxford, you had a rational discussion with a copper based on actual law rather than gut feel. I am in awe!
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Re: Score one for the motorcycle rider with a smartphone.

Postby void » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:22 am

So if you had gone into the left lane you could have received a ticket? I guess this is where most motor cyclist go wrong as the swap lanes when 'filtering', that and they get stuck when the traffic starts to move again.

Well done on standing your ground.
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Re: Score one for the motorcycle rider with a smartphone.

Postby The 2nd Womble » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:10 am

I have a question Ox regarding the copper being a "Bear". Was the officer immaculately presented and wearing tightly fitted pants, or are you in the habit of labelling outwardly straight men just because you don't like them? i expect more from you.
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Re: Score one for the motorcycle rider with a smartphone.

Postby human909 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:26 am

I have prepared myself for a similar discussion in case I get pulled up on my bicycle by a booze bus and asked to give a breath test. :wink: I have only at one stage ridden through a booze bus while over 0.05 (though in my opinion in no way intoxicated). They simple waved me through with a smile. :mrgreen:

If I ever get caught going through a red light on my bicycle then I'll cop it sweet. It is a law for a reason. However I've only ever gotten 1 ticket in over a decade on the roads.

I did manage to blatantly (but safely) cut off TWO POLICE cars the other week in my car and then I was face with quite a stern cop. It was quite hilariously law breaking in front of two very obvious cop cars. After politely explaining the innocent error and poor road marking I was told I 'MAY' get a ticket in the mail. Nothing has appeared. :mrgreen:
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Re: Score one for the motorcycle rider with a smartphone.

Postby KonaCommuter » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:39 am

human909 wrote:I did manage to blatantly (but safely) cut off TWO POLICE cars the other week in my car and then I was face with quite a stern cop. It was quite hilariously law breaking in front of two very obvious cop cars. After politely explaining the innocent error and poor road marking I was told I 'MAY' get a ticket in the mail. Nothing has appeared. :mrgreen:



Maybe they're doing a whip around at the station to get you a lotto ticket?
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Re: Score one for the motorcycle rider with a smartphone.

Postby Peacewise » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:31 pm

Cool story Oxford, thanks mate.
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