I was heading up Athlon Drive, driving past Farrer heading towards Woden last Saturday in my wife’s little Yaris. I saw in the rear vision mirror coming over the hill behind me a 4×4 with P plates on it, it was doing about 110ish by my estimate. I had seen quite a few speeding P platers lately, they just don’t seem to care about the speed limit and it was getting on my nerves. I noticed another black 4×4 behind the P-plater that was on his tail the whole way down Athlon. Must of been his friend I thought, anyway they flew past me then got stopped by the lights, I pulled up next to the P-plater on the lights. I admit that I got goaded into going a little quick off the lights because I didn’t want him to overtake me (really silly I know), but he flew past with the black 4×4 in tow, he was really giving it the gas. Next thing I saw was that the black 4×4 lit up like a red and blue Christmas tree! It was an undercover police vehicle, I did not see that coming! Man I realized how lucky I was not to get done myself on that hill – The police officer had obviously already locked onto the P-plater because he was flying. I am never speeding again, it was the most effective speed trap I have ever seen. Don’t let mongrel p-platers goad you into speeding off the lights – you never know who is behind you!
This lesson taught me how effective actual Police officers are at catching people who exceed the speed limit. Why is the government wasting money on speed cameras (that people know the location of so slow down accordingly) when they should just hire more traffic cops? More jobs for citizens and less people speeding. What do others think?