Hello fellow Netriders! I have a real-life situation I would like to share with you all, I'll get straight to it ! NO its not ME involved! :angel: A person I know (Let's call him "Jerry") was out for a nice Sunday bike ride. He was for a portion of his journey, followed by another motorcyclist let's call him "Bob". Location : Somerset / Wivonhoe Dam Area. Big open straights of nothingness. No one around. Dead area for most part. Not exactly a high-risk area. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our rider "Jerry" was riding at a pace as he saw fit. The zone was 100 and our rider was riding to his conditions leisure and experience. For some parts 100.. some parts 110.. 120 at one point !! Another motorcyclist on a large touring Motorcycle, his name is "Bob"...... "Bob" joined in with Jerry. Jerry was aware that "Bob" had started to follow him. But he had no dramas with this. He continued to ride the open roads. He cracked open the throttle and did push his bike a bit faster. Bob followed for a good solid 10 - 15 mins or more. It was a nice open straight and Jerry was able to reach 150. He had no desire to go quicker than this Jerry was still being followed by "Bob". "Bob" had a big white plain cruiser type bike. "Bob" followed for a good while. Matching the pace of our Sunday rider.. "Jerry". Our rider Jerry pulled over to stop and have a drink. What happened now was a bit bizarre and strange. A Grey Volkswagen Golf pulled into the car park. It parked and an occupant left the vehicle. (Let's call him Alfred)This person was a police officer. "Alfred" said something along the lines of " You have been travelling at a speed of 151kmh in a 100 zone. We have footage of this. Were you aware of the motorcyle following you ?? (wierd question imo). Jerry was given a yellow police fine and a note of "40kmh + plus =suspension.". "Bob" is really thinking of ticking the box on the back of his ticket and disputing this case in a court of law. As this offence is a serious one of "$933 and 8 points" and being 40kmh + therefore suspension 6 months of licence. Win or lose. He is going to fight for his case in the assumption this is police misconduct and negligence. He sees the police as "unprofessional" in conduct for following him for so very long and for not issuing pursuit once an offence immediately took place ie.. 111kmh in a 100 zone. or 120 kmh in a 100 zone. He admits to the speeding is hoping to have the charge lowered or thrown out of court. TOO LONG DIDNT READ IT VERSION: Some dude did an 'alleged' 151 kmh. He doesn't really have concern or want to argue this point.... The points are .. • Is it okay for a "Covert" Police Vehicle to follow you? ( for an extended period of time 10 - 20 -30 minutes and more). • How long can they follow you for?? ( Is there a limit to how long a police person(s) can follow you? ) • Why don't they put their siren on after an immediate offence? (IE 115 + in a 100 zone) (11kmh + and over but not over 19kmh.) • IF THEY DON'T HAVE A SIREN and they are "POLICE" why don't they have a siren ? (Like all police SHOULD have) • If the above occurred and our rider Jerry was not pulled over by the car. How long could the bike follow him for ? • If Bob did outrun the bike would he of gotten a letter in the mail ? • Is this within the ethics and code of conduct for Police of QLD. My personal opinion on the matter of this case is and my stance on it. I believe and it is to my understanding, if caught with a traffic offense (not matter what offence) the sirens should be put on immediately after alleged offense and the suspect prosecuted in manner see fit under the correct arbitrary laws of government. If I run a red light with a police officer behind me. I hope he would pull me over straight away and ask " Are you aware you ran a red light? " ... I might say " Yes, sorry I was in a rush." And receive a traffic infringement for failing to stop at a STOP sign. Or "No.. Medical Emergengy Officer!.. I'm coughing up blood..." *cough up blood*. Whatever the case may be. Another example. A man in a Blue Turbo-charged Nissan R34 Skyline is at a set of lights. He has a crowd so he lets out a large burnout on takeoff for approx 10 - 15 seconds. Isnt the police supposed to pull him over. WITHIN LIKE 10 - 20 SECONDS ?? OF THIS HAPPENING? or can Police just be " lol... joking I am covert policeman so I'm going to follow him for more offenses hopefully !! " and follow him racking up a big list of offenses? If you have and questions I can try and fill the gaps.