After reading the Driver’s Licence post I thought I would bring up the subject of the Traffic Police...
We have been in Adelaide for about 4 weeks now and are starting to think what on earth are we doing here, but that a whole other post. Since we have been here we have been ticking all the boxes; Bank account, Medicare and the other day an Australian Driving Licence which was easy once you have ID things like Medicare card, UK driving licence, passport etc.
However the point of this post is to say how upset I was to get 3 points and a $300 fine within 24 hours of first applying for my new licence. It seems I didn’t come to a complete stop at a B-road junction, there was nothing coming and after I braked I moved on, seconds later I was pulled over and fined before I had much to say, and he even called me dude when I had to get out of the car.
But the odd thing was he had a pocket digital camera he had filmed me on, convenient! And when I think back I don’t remember the video footage showing any road makings as he must have been on a slope looking up at me passing.
Now I don’t know if this is the norm for the Police to call you dude when they do you and a $300+3 points seems a bit over the top for an offence like that. After talking to some locals I have been advised to go to my local police station to appeal.
I have been told more than once that the Adelaide Police are the worst in Australia or maybe I was just unlucky and the cop who stopped me was having a bad day and needed get his quota in, who knows?
And I know some members will probably be working as Police so don’t go getting all upset as I know not all Police are the same, this is just what happened to me and a warning to others when driving in Adelaide. Has anyone else had this experience?