Was just on a ride with about 20 other bikes in Sydney(ORoadSports forum riders) and we were passing along a "Special Event Clearway" near the Sydney Football Stadium ie. they didn't wan't cars parked to make sure two lanes were clear. We come across a car parked in the kerbside lane. Typical Sydney I think - where are the cops to book the guy? Then we notice the tripod sitting just in front of the car with one of the tripod legs stciking out onto the lane dividing line. Sitting atop the tripod is a beer can size cylinder pointing at a 45 degree angle downwards towards the right hand lane. Weird. Then about 100m ahead we see a single police car waiting to pull people over. This must have been one of the new rego recognition/vetting cameras. While I'm all for this method of policing, how the hell can they get away with parking in a clearway - TWICE! They only activate this clearway when they really need it due to the volume of traffic around the stadium and this is when they choose to block the lane! It was a serious hazard on a very busy road and caused a lot of jockeying with our riding group due to needing to change lanes in traffic. I thought unmarked speed camera car fines could be contested if the car was parked illegally so I wonder how this applies to being pulled over for expired rego by an illegally parked cop car.