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tickets may have been issued, demerit points assigned, doesn't mean it was right. the police obviously have no idea and rely on the offender equally having no idea. hence when you get someone like me who challenges them on a point of law, they usually cannot justify their position. such as two weeks ago when I challenged a copper on the "splitting" as he called it, overtaking as I called it. he could not justify his position and realised as I challenged his position he could not validate it in the law. its just a shame that people have to often go to court to challenge something and are usually too scared to do it.
Gee Twizz, you're a bit harsh in your assessment methinks. Rather than speak in hyperbole I think that you need to familiarize yourself with the story first.
"They have now realised..."? Your choice of words implies that they only see the stupidity of the action at this very late stage in the story, presumably after the media alerted them to it and embarrassed them.
Yes. It was a stupid action done by a cop, and certainly worth a chuckle at his expense. But the truth of the matter is it was quickly picked up by his own supervisors before it went anywhere, the ticket was cancelled and an apology issued to the woman. She accepted it.
The only "now" is that the media only "now" have found out about it - 16 months after it happened (in Mandurah WA btw). It was certainly no major grovel, it was not necessary.
"In the press no less."? And who else but the media would they talk to when the media raised it with them?
In view of the easy manner in which they caught and rectified a laughably stupid mistake I take from this story some relief. For stupidity I award two points against the police. For fixing it in the simplest cleanest no-fuss manner possible I give them back three.
And for light relief? Priceless!
Unchain yourself - Ride a unicycle .
Here's a bit of an update on this story:
http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/20 ... -bad-name/
“If you don't have a plan, you become part of somebody else's plan.”
― Terence McKenna
What a tosser. I wouldn't be too enthusiastic about having him representing me as a cyclist. If he really wants to see his sales take a dive, keep pushing for bike registration. One, less people in general will buy a bike and two, those that do will not buy from him since he supported it.
+1, though i wouldn't blame the store owner, he was probably just set upon by the journo and had words put in his mouth.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
Meanwhile... in another part of T-town...
http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/20 ... flash-duo/
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Exposed breasts should be registered!
Isn't this the LBS owner who got the Toowoomba crit track up and running? I think he's going to regret that story in such a small town.
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Huge fan of booted RGers who just can't help themselves
Alright all you Toowoomba based members. Own up! Which of you voted Mr Cosgrove your spokesman?
That little article will cost him sales.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
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