Hello just recently I have copped a fine for doing an "estimated speed" of 100. in a 70 zone. It was a "guess" with no speed cameras involved. I'll start from the beginning. I am planning to contest and have mailed out the ticket to the Department of Transport and Justice ? and am awaiting a mail back from them. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I was on my way to work after going thru a Mc Donald's drive thru as I was not in a mood to make my own breakfast. I was 1/2 way thru my journey when I hit a T intersection normally I go straight ahead as a short cut but this time I took the slightly longer way. My girlfriend had been grieving me sending me nasty messages the night before by SMS and a couple in the in the morning just for good measure. I was therefore a bit more "spirited" then usual. I took the long way around and was soon going slightly downhill to a left hand merge onto a main road . 70kmh zone. I had went thru the service station to shortcut this merger. I then had to merge anyway and as there was traffic coming along I had to give it some to merge and be in front of them. I looked ahead, down the road, scanning the horizon for a brief few seconds. Then looked back at the lane I was merging into and opened it up. FOR SOME REASON, I was fixated on the opposing lane of traffic it was bumper to bumper gridlock I thought, " Suckers ", and let the bike rev out to about 8 / 9 thousand in first. (2005 Yamaha R6 redlines alot higher than that.) I loved the beautiful sound of my aftermarket exhaust, I'm sure my bright blue Yammy was a spectacle for those in gridlock on the other lane. I kicked up a gear and gave it some more going approx 70 / 80 kmh, I was half tucked and loved the sensation, being free from that biatch of a girlfriend finally I looked forward..... There was about 5-6 people everywhere, I panicked, two walked onto the road screaming hands raised. The adreneline kicks in. They were only 50 metres ahead and closing. I applied the brakes, pegged it down a gear in a frantic effort held the clutch in and held the brakes and applied more pressure, I released them slightly fearing a lockup. The men in yellow vests and blue clothing were shouting "STOP STOP !! " I was about 5 metres off the two police officers and I finally had came to a halt. "It's HIM the one in the Rossi helmet!! " " He went past yesterday !! " This doesn't look good the please men when you can't stop quick enough. One of them yelled " Turn it off right now ! Turn it off ", I held back a laugh at the unnecessary panic, I have been riding since 17 everyday for the past 4 years, I am not cocky, just confident. I turned off my R6. Finally the world had slowed down just a little. It was not because of my speed, but due to my fixation of the gridlock on the other side of the road, that had gotten me into this mess. I pushed my R6 whilst standing on it up the steep driveway of the Salvation Army carpark, a place for the less fortunate and those in need. I couldn't push it up, i'm quite weak and a runt. I hopped off and used every last drop of adrenaline to push my r6 up the drive. It was quite a spectacle. two police cars, one being a highway patrol, and 5-6 officers arms folded, protecting and serving the people. I'm never good with police, I get nervous, they ARE the law after all. One police officer dealt with me. " Do you know what speed you were doing ? " I replied " It FELT like 90". I didn't once look at my speedo, I was too busy observing gridlock, knowing that ahead 2 lanes of nothingness and a crest, and behind me cars that I had to merge in front of. I said that my girlfriend had been giving me shit and so I was a bit moody. I did raise my voice at him and was threatened to " be put in the watch house ". He was bluffing, a good bluff though so I shut my trap and did the " Yes, sir " routine. I then explained I can't wait to do track days and with my new job it wouldn't be long until I was among gods on QLD raceway. He said that went thru a relationship with a woman and was divorced one day. I said that women are annoying and that whats the point ? He talked about one of the officers there takes his Hayabusa to the track. Finally after enough niceties and bonding the offense. He said "We estimated with the help of a plain clothes police-officer, and the boys here, (Who have been doing this for 25 years) that you were doing 100 kilometres an hour. ". ( Not 99, not 101 , not 120, not 80 . but 100 kmh GUESS without a speed gun or radar device. NOTHING ) I was flabbergasted and interrupted him saying "How I don't understand." He told me not to interrupt he was getting angry again. He talked about how it was an estimate then WEIRDLY, he payed extra attention and I believe he talked twice about how I could take it to court and fight it. BUT the "Magistrate" knows these officers and will probably side with their 25yrs experience ( of guessing speed. ? **** me, 25 years of service in the force and they didn't even give you a speed gun ?!?! ").. I took the ticket and away I went. $333 and 6 demerit points weight on my shoulders. I have already completed and mailed the fine away. I will contest this on court, representing myself. I don't believe a human being can pin point the speed of a motor vehicle. The policeman stated it was an "estimate". I don't believe in guess work, I am German, I want FACT. You can't guess someone took cocaine because they have white powder under their nose it could be a delicious cake. You can't guess someone was murdered and lock them away. You simply can't. Has ANYONE ever had their speed GUESSED by police officers? Do I have a case to stand on in that there is no evidence of my speed only guesswork? This is why I am taking up track days, so sick of this bullshit. I do have a rap sheet, traffic record NOT criminal. 91 in a 60 zone. (Love the redline / upper echelons of a Honda CBR250R in first gear.) I was rushing to help my mum paint her house. I'll cop that. 72? in a 60 zone. This one is suspicious. It was my first ever fine. I was going thru a closed construction area at approx 10kmh over. It was a empty Saturday night, I was out late after ice skating. I had a car for approx 2 kilometres tailgating me with bright lights beaming into my mirrors dazzling me. This was in my first 3-4 months of riding. I panicked and created a safety gap by accelerating. I did this and was greeted by some flashing blue and red lights and a siren. He said I should " Pull over if I am ever being "tail-gated"." I replied" I panicked because as you can see on my licence I'm a new rider". I copped the fine anyway. Not happy. Riding a vehicle in a manner that causes unnecessary smoke and noise. No joke. It was a Fri night in the city, I had a drunk audience in the form of pedestrians and a pub. I let a long passionate 30 second burnout on my old Cibby 250. I had to perform for my audience. I did and my German luck was greeted with blue and red lights. I will cop this one. HOWEVER, and this is funny " We can sue you for damaging the road", is what the younger, male officer told me. I almost burst out in tears. A 15 ton + Mack Truck does more damage than extra rubber and grip I provide the people champ. Not that I said that. 80? in a 60 zone + going over double white lines and almost "dangerous + reckless driving". I'll keep it short. MT Cootha Lookout, did a lap, had an Indian driver doing 40 in a 50 zone. Got MAD, rode around them over double white lines and towards an oncoming undercover Volkswagen Golf GTI Police car. Purely unlucky.