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Old 19th Jan 2019, 23:03
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 428
It's not exactly unknown for "local traffic police" to get things wrong. Round here they from time to time get the laws relating to cycling wrong, for example. Despite getting that sort of thing right being their day job.
Certainly was (and probably still is) the case here. I took to carrying a laminated copy of the relevant section of the Metropolitan Traffic act when I rode, and suggesting that I was sick of explaining the law to young constables who should know it, and if they wanted to book me, they could book me and have the magistrate explain it. They never took me up on the offer, but I did get a couple of 5 a.m. phone calls to come to the police station to discuss written complaints I'd made, sometimes months earlier.
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