Traffic police in SA adding greatly to their KPI’s*
HOW SOUTH AUSTRALIA SCAMS MOTORISTS
Here’s a brief example of how the 25 kph “law” is working here in Adelaide.
We have a road called Grand Junction Road. In one section between Hampstead Road and Main North Road, it has 3 lanes heading east and 3 lanes heading west. Median strip wide enough to park a semi-trailer on with trees and shrubs growing on it.
A friend was heading west one afternoon after work in the far left lane. On the opposite side of the road, heading west in its far left lane was a car pulled over by police with flashing red and blues. Friend didn’t slow down – obviously the cop car was 4 lanes away and on the other side of a median strip while heading in the opposite direction.
Friend was pulled over by an unmarked police car and fined for doing 60 kph in a 25 kph because of the cop car on the other side of the road. Was threatened with immediate licence suspension due to 35 kph over the speed limit.
Here’s the kicker – it’s regular. The unmarked car sits in a small side street about 100 metres away from where cars are regularly stopped on the opposite side of the road! I’ve used this road daily every morning and afternoon at the same times. It’s almost as if cars are purposely pulled over in that particular spot to grab a double hit!
But that’d be a silly conspiracy theory though – wouldn’t it? After all, the SAPOL motto is “Keeping SA Safe” 😉
How to talk to police when stopped on a road:
Comment below from Ziggy Zapata, Webmaster, Campaign Against Road Ripoffs:
So this is how the South Australian Police entrap motorists for revenue in situations where there is absolutely no reason to book them. In this particular instance, the police car with the flashing lights was on the other side of a very wide 6-lane divided road, yet the ludicrous South Australian law mandated that motorists driving on the opposite side of the road, even so many lanes away and across the other side of a median strip, had to slow to 25 km/h when driving by.
And of course there was a police car hiding on the other side of the road that was far removed from the police car with the flashing lights and a cop was booking motorists who failed to crawl along at 25 km/h in that spot.
Nobody would ever imagine that they would have to slow to 25 km/h on the other side of a very wide divided road, merely because a police car had its lights flashing, but it seems that this technique is perfect for luring motorists into forking out massive fines for no reason whatsoever.
*KPI: Key Performance Indicators that police officers have in their work contracts which require them to collect a certain amount of revenue in fines for them to progress their prospect of promotion.
Posted on December 28, 2016, in big brother, General, People Control, People Power, Police, political spin and tagged Highway Patrol, SA Police, SAPOL, Speeding fines. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.