When I was a cop in NZ we were encouraged to issue tickets 11km+ over the speed limit. Back then (10 years ago) the fine was only $80 and a few points so I didnít feel bad issuing out tickets. In Australia parking tickets are more than that and speeding tickets are huge. Not sure what but at least $200+.
I once issued a guy in NZ tickets for 5 offences totalling about $1900. That nearly went to a fight on the street! But, he was a criminal, bad attitude, driving like a nut, and wouldnít be able to pay the fine, and then lose his licence, drive again, and go to jail for driving suspended. Which was the objective in that.
Most cops go by the attitude test. If youíre cool with no criminal history and there wasnít any danger, then youíll likely get a warning. If you are otherwise, then expect a ticket.
There are some cops who are traffic nazis. I knew a few and they were decent people, but traffic was their passion and would issue tickets to anyone for anything, even other cops they knew. And before anyone gets excited, I knew many cops who got issued traffic tickets off duty. They donít get treated much differently than the public, but generally they know about the attitude test and obviously donít have criminal history which is probably why some cops get warnings instead of tickets, much like everyone else in the same circumstances.
I issued an off duty cop a ticket after he crashed on the motorway following too close to another vehicle in hail. He phoned my boss to complain! For his effort my boss reminded him about driving to the conditions and not following too close.
If you donít draw attention to yourself, drive safely and within the speed limit and your vehicle is road worthy then youíre not going to get stopped and risk a ticket. Thatís my advice.
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Last edited by hillscbr; 05-09-2018 at 02:39 AM.