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    Out for a bit of a drive with my son on Sunday, as he is till getting used to driving his Clio Sport after 4 years in an auto 306. With double demerits over the Easter weekend in NSW, the police were everywhere. We were stopped by a random breath test unit not far from home, and after passing the breath test, found ourselves having a friendly talk about the car with 4-5 police persons (one was a female). It turned out that one of the older guys had, for his 40th birthday a few years earlier gone on a trip to Europe and treated himself to 6 laps of the nurburgring in, you guessed it, a Renault Clio sport. Although he did say it was all he could afford. But it turned out to be a pleasant five minute talk and a good first policing experience for my son.

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    Same, went out riding with my mate on two of his Kwakas (he has many) and we were both pulled over at an RBT, after the formalities were over we had a brief chat about older Jap bikes and their great paintwork.

    Maybe I'm just lucky but I've never known any police officer to be less than polite and professional, maybe I should get out more.

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    Police who stop you when you're driving an unusual vehicle usually express interest in the car - they see so many vanilla cars the unusual ones stand out. Even more interesting if you're driving a LHD SM and they try to breath test the owner who is in the passenger seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Police who stop you when you're driving an unusual vehicle usually express interest in the car - they see so many vanilla cars the unusual ones stand out. Even more interesting if you're driving a LHD SM and they try to breath test the owner who is in the passenger seat.
    Breath testing a bloke in a full face helmet can be challenging too..

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    I couldn't believe my eyes today in Brisbane in the Wynnum area, the unmarked police car was a blue Hyundai i30 stationwagon, which gave me a giggle and then a laugh when I noticed it was a single occupent, female officer driving.
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    How do you know she was single?
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    The "My Family" sticker on the back just showing a chick and a cat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    The "My Family" sticker on the back just showing a chick and a cat?
    Possibly the way she'd arranged her bananas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Frog View Post
    How do you know she was single?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    I couldn't believe my eyes today in Brisbane in the Wynnum area, the unmarked police car was a blue Hyundai i30 stationwagon, which gave me a giggle and then a laugh when I noticed it was a single occupant, female officer driving.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Same, went out riding with my mate on two of his Kwakas (he has many) and we were both pulled over at an RBT, after the formalities were over we had a brief chat about older Jap bikes and their great paintwork.

    Maybe I'm just lucky but I've never known any police officer to be less than polite and professional, maybe I should get out more.

    Please tell me you were riding the older one in the foreground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    Please tell me you were riding the older one in the foreground.
    Yep, I was riding the yellow one when we were pulled up at the RBT. The Yellow one is a Z1B circa 1974 and the Jaffa one is a Z1A, quite valuable, they are both in concourse condition. He has so many bikes it's difficult to keep them all exercised.."such is life". We rode up to Warwick about 200 km each way swapped bikes and rode back, grinning like split mellons of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DB2126 View Post
    it turned out to be a pleasant five minute talk and a good first policing experience for my son.
    Just a shame the next few won't be as pleasant, especially as a young bloke in a hot hatch without his dad there.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm very supportive of the police in general but my (many) experiences with NSW Highway Patrol tested my patience, (although of course there were some good 'uns but pretty rare). Especially as a young bloke in a nice car. Discretion? All the "yes Sir's" in the world didn't help wen you were 10kmh over.

    Down here in Tassie, where there's no HWP and policing the roads is up to general duties cops, I find them to be far more personable and tolerant.

    I'm probably opening a can of worms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iluvbrownale View Post
    Just a shame the next few won't be as pleasant, especially as a young bloke in a hot hatch without his dad there.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm very supportive of the police in general but my (many) experiences with NSW Highway Patrol tested my patience, (although of course there were some good 'uns but pretty rare). Especially as a young bloke in a nice car. Discretion? All the "yes Sir's" in the world didn't help wen you were 10kmh over.

    Down here in Tassie, where there's no HWP and policing the roads is up to general duties cops, I find them to be far more personable and tolerant.

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    I take it this is a riposte? Tongue in cheek or serious?

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    Dave never jokes about anything. He is probably one of the most serious people I've ever met.
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    recommend viewing for some people who judge the thread of others on this forum
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    one of my all time favourite films, its one of those that after watching, you really learn a thing or two; devil is in the details, things are never as they seem, prejudice is blinding etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    I couldn't believe my eyes today in Brisbane in the Wynnum area, the unmarked police car was a blue Hyundai i30 stationwagon, which gave me a giggle and then a laugh when I noticed it was a single occupent, female officer driving.
    In regard to unmarked police cars and speed cameras, a funny event occurred to me about 10 years back.

    I was working with a Vic government department and had gone to horsham to conduct some staff training. I left about 4:30pm after a tiring day. I had not gone far before becoming very tired. I pulled over near a weigh bridge to close my eyes for a bit.

    As i sat there in the car i noticed the cars driving past slowly and behaving oddly with people rubber necking to look at me as they passed. I though this rather weird.

    Then i realised that i was in a white commodore with a long range mobile phone antenna and red vic government plates. Then to complete the picture i just happened to be wearing a light blue shirt.

    I didn't get much shut eye but i did have a good laugh.

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    LOL, had a similar chuckle almost twenty years ago with an ex-ambulance F100. Zooming down the freeway and people would see it in their rear-view mirror and pull over to let us past.

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