Whilst I do not have a problem with our Transport Authority conducting vehcile inspections to keep our roads safe, I do have a problem when it is done illegally.
I work in the Russell Offices area and today noticed and photographed a transport inspection vehicle parked illegally (in a “No Parking” zone) while two officers wondered the very large car park in an attempt to find vehicles to infringe. Not only did this create a traffic hazard that any motorist would need to carefully negotiate entering or exiting that portion of the car park, it also created a safty hazard for pedestrians (funnily enough, we need to walk from our cars to our office).
So my collegue confronted one of the officers when he returned to his car and the officer was very quick to plead ignorance, a plead I will be sure to remember to use if I am accused of something I am clearly guilty of in the future. My collegue said something along the lines of “better right yourself a ticket, though you’d probably get off it anyway” to which the officer respond “Undoubtedly”.
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Since when have Transport Inspection Officers been above the law? Is this a case of “who polices the police?”.