The other night i was riding along Yarra Boulevard and took a corner at 65 in a 50 zone. There was a motocycle cop coming the opposite way, on the outside of the hairpin. Is it likely he was actually able to measure my speed? Luckily for me there was a crazed bmw driver trying to race me or something, going 85 just behind. I thought, crap, i am gone, my L plate had ripped off a while ago also, and i hadn't replaced it yet. I was thinking i was really f*cked. Anyway, the bmw driver either didn't see it was a cop, or he thought i was taking the corner way faster and didn't really know i was there, because next thing he drifted around the outside of me on a 35 recommended corner the second the cop had passed. Anyway, i thought i was gone, and was rattled by the drift maneuver, stayed at 50 for the rest of the run. The cop U turned and caught up quick, then sat behind me for a few secs before chucking on the lights. As i proceeded to pull over he must have seen the bmw driver way up ahead, still burning, because he went straight past me and hammered it. Or, as i suspect, since he got both our speeds he was grabbing my plate number and going after the bigger fish. Second question, should i have bailed on a side road at this point? Or would i have probably just got a big oll' well deserved fine in the mail? I thought he would have had my plate by now anyway, so meh, keep going at 50. About 5 mins later i get to the other end, under the bridge, right where i turn off to go back city way he has the guy pulled over. I go to pass and he sees it's me, makes stern motions for me to pull over. Damn, he's got the both of us. He comes over, with what appear to be the other guys keys in his hand, shaking them in my face, tells me "I'm bloody lucky that d*ckhead didn't kill me." All i could say was "...ok." From next few minutes of conversation with him i deduced the other guy didn't have his license, he was going 85 a few meters behind me and i was going 65. The cop let me off on the speeding because the other guy nearly killed me. But he got me for no L plate, $117, no demerits, i count myself lucky as my guess is the other guy will be walking home. I'm not really proud of the whole episode, i mean, any other time it could have been me going that fast. And i really don't think it ever possibly will be again. Posted it here, because i'm interested to know the exact rules regards cops catching you speeding and the handing out of fines. Also, what would i be facing as an L plater if i did get done for 15 over?