Are you a ***** ?

Discussion in 'Laws, Legislation & Emissions' started by will_start, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. will_start

    will_start Member


    I recently rode up to an intersection and looked to my left (100 metres away)
    and saw a guy on a bicycle who was being booked by a police officer for
    having no helmet.

    I had a choice.

    Ride past them to where I wanted to go, about 30 metres on.
    Or park my bike nearby and walk.

    I chose to walk past them, and there were 10 police officers in attendance
    with two vans, three cars and two motor bikes and a couple of dogs as well.

    Considering the dodgy legals in oz, I think it was the right choice.

    Would you have done the same ?
    Or am I a cat ?

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't say that you did wrong.

    There are some "transgressions" that I commit with regularity.
    (Nothing serious, I promise) I choose not to do these things when those who really should stop me are near. I wait until the coast is clear.

    And I don't think of it as hiding. I see it as more of a courtesy. If the cop (who has better things to do, after all) doesn't see me doing it, then he doesn't have to decide whether or not to do anything about it.

    From another angle; there are things we can get away with doing, but no one is going to give us permission. So don't bother asking.

    I'd say you did right.
  3. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    With that much police presence and a couple of dogs I think that dude did a little more than not wear a helmet. Anyways, why ask for trouble when you can avoid it. I would have walked also.
  4. will_start

    will_start Member

    an old saying i know

    don't poke the bear.

    PS Had an amazing ride tonight.
    PPS this is my 400th post...
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    why press your luck ??

    sure you did the ((smart THING)) in my book
    why press your luck
    with that many pooolice in one spot
    one or two can always break away so as to grab you also
    kind of like sharks when they are feeding
    they all get hungry at times
    then again -- they were probably doing their group high five THING
    and dicussing where to go for lunch
    do the pooolice eat donuts down under over there like they do here ??

    I carry large bag of donuts -- throw them in the air -- ride fast

  6. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Slow day at the 'roo doughnut shop?

    Cripes....I thought we had it bad....

    PS You did the correct thing for the moment.
  7. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    I at one time, took great pleasure in poking an angry bear in the backside with a short stick.
    As I got older I noticed the bear could do 30 miles an hour and I couldn't. The bite hurts.
    A very smart move Will Start.

  8. will_start

    will_start Member

    That made me laugh, thanks.

    Sailing under the radar is fun.

    Thanks all for the comments.

    PS My story really did happen
    except their were no Police Bikes or Dogs.
    I added that bit for effect. ;-)
    There were about 10 guys standing around eating donuts however,
    and their was a slight smell of bacon in the air.
  9. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

  10. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Call me crazy...seems like something that started as a helmet issue went another direction.
  11. will_start

    will_start Member

    No other direction, he was just ticketed/booked for no Helmet.
    Its illegal to ride without one on a bicycle for like the last 20 years here.

    I think the fine is about the cost of a new helmet...ironic really.
  12. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Better to play it safe....too much to loose otherwise.
  13. give me vtec

    give me vtec Active Member

    would have done the same thing... I hate cops, avoid at all cost.
  14. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    ticketed or booked or both ??

    ticketed or booked or both ??

    ticket we understand
    booked over here means being ((booked into jail))
    was this guy put into jail for wearing no helmet ??

    is so -- that's pretty strict down your way

    ride that thing
  15. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    If you've got the oppertunity to avoid trouble... Well, I got bad luck..... DO IT!
  16. will_start

    will_start Member

    No children or animals were harmed in the making of this post.

    I saw that he got a ticket only,
    no jail-time or public flogging (we stopped that one last year)

    hope that clears that one word up finally.

  17. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    Ahhh, Will Start, tell me it's no true. NOT the public flogging. How will they keep the masses in line.

  18. will_start

    will_start Member

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  19. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    grandma said " don't Tase me bro"

    yes -- even as just used on a grandma here

    72 year old grandma tased to the ground

    some say she deserved it -- what if it was your grandma ???

    cop said "ride the taser THING Lady"

    Last edited: Jun 18, 2009
  20. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    Oh, come on now... What are you guy's complaining about... What's 20,000 volts amongst friends!!! Cop's never, ever make mistakes and those things are just Super Hero toy's. Couldn't ever be misused and are NON-Lethal... (so long as you don't have a heart condition),their X-Ray vision, standard Super Hero equiptment will alert them.

    Do exactly as the Nice officer says, even tho your 110% right or ride out the Zappppp!

    NEW MEANING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT!!! He spit on the sidewalk your Honor (after 20,000 volts). There's a case up here now where they used a taser to get a DNA sample!!! What's going on in this Country?