Traffic story, but not bike related. I was talking to a colleague yesterday and he told me about his wife's accident, so this is third hand but I have no reason to doubt him. Apparently she was driving 55 in a 60 zone and some nob head was tailgating, gesticulating and trying to get her to go faster. A dog ran out, she e-braked, and surprise surprise he rear ended her. Both cars written off, and her boy was taken to hospital overnight (he's fine, just a precaution). All pretty shitty so far, but the bit that makes me livid is that the attending officer won't press charges. WTF! The only message this sends is you can drive dangerously enough to send someone to hospital, but as long as it's under the posted limit you'll get away with it. Now, my colleague is as mad as me, so hopefully he'll take this further. Coincidentally, this occurred at 5pm on the Friday before Melbourne Cup weekend, but I'm sure that wouldn't have affected our officer's performance could it?