about 3-4 months ago i was riding down some road in W'bee with the missus on the back, and she said her legs hurt and needed to stand up to streth them, so i slowed down(35-40km/h), had a look around...no traffic infront, left, or behind me, and gave her the go ahead. then she told me her arms needed a stretch...so she lent against me and did the titanic 'im king of the world" pose, police went past on the other side of the road, dropped a u banger and puleld us up. the female officer was very full on and called us various names and had a go at my girlfriend for not wearing a jacket or gloves. even though she had a australian standards helmet, which as far as i know is the only legal requirement. both me and my girlfriend were passive and polite the whole time, even when i had to explain my licensing restrictions to her, which only seemed to anger the female officer more so. she was hell bent on giving me a monetary fine (her words) no matter what. (doing bracksy proud i thought to myself lol). any way 2 days later i get a letter in the mail issueing me with a 200 sumfen fine and 3 demerit points under the title 'improper carrying of a pillion passenger" now in my logic, the fine (minus demerit points) should be issied to my girlfriend, seeing as i have no control over what she is doing. for all the officers know i could have been screaming sit down u silly girl! i relate it to being in a car, if a passenger doesnt have a seatbelt on and is over the age of 16, its thier fault, thier fine. after recieving the ticket, i checked the boxes on the back saying i did not wish to pay the fine, or accept the demerit points and am happy to sort it ou in court. i then recieved a letter a while later saying the infringment has been withdrawn, and a court date may be set in the near future. question 1: how long does it usually take for the date to be set as its been a fair while? question 2: does this infirngment even exist? or was it just made up in the hope that i would just accept? i later spoke to the officer that actually issued the fine (not the original officer) and he came across as if he had just made it up. (he happened to bust me breaking a road rule, which i accpeted full responsibility for, as i have done with past infringements. wow i wrote alot more than i thought i would haha. id jkust like to add that i know the dangers and stuff involved, im just after the answers to the 2 questions if any one could assist me. and b4 people think what a mean boyfriend wants to get his GF fined! im mroe than happy to pay the fine, even if issued to her, i just cant loose the points. lol.