This morning while driving down Gungahlin Dr (on my way to work, during peakhour) I was forced to merge into the right hand lane, because a police officer decided it was a HUGELY WONDERFUL idea to park his cruiser in the left hand lane (just after a set of lights and just before the GDE on ramp from GD). He stood there on the side of the road, watching the traffic, whilst another police officer walked around the scrub behind him. She seemed to be searching for something? There was another car which was totally off the road in front of the police officer, and another plain clothes guy wandering around with the female officer…
WHY COULDN”T THE POLICE CAR ALSO PULL OFF THE ROAD?! WHAT WAS SOOOO IMPORTANT THAT HE COULDN”T JUST TAKE HIS CAR OFF THE ROAD, INSTEAD OF DISRUPTING THE TRAFFIC?!
Speaking of dodgy parking by police officers… I always thought there was some rule about where they pull you over? Now, one evening coming home from work, I was shocked at the stupidity presented by what I saw: a police officer had pulled over a motorist (fair enough) but he decided it was a good idea to do this just before a bridge, where it’s single lane in both directions, and where no one could see them until it was nearly too late. It’s an 80km road. Couldn’t the officer ask the driver to pull off the road, and do the same himself before attempting to fine the motorist? I was tempted to go back to the police officer and tell him off – but I figure that I’d end up getting into some sort of trouble by arguing with a police officer…
But seriously – doesn’t anyone else see this stuff and shake their heads at it? I’m sooo angry!
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They get to uphold the law, but don’t use any common sense in doing so?!
[ED – *diving for the fire bunker…*]