Hi guys and girls, I thought I would put this up to add a perspective to the whole filtering grey area. I was at the intersection of Arthur st and Centenary drive in Strathfield heading toward the M4 this morning when I did the usual dart down the left turn lane and pass the last car in lane to pop in front of the intersection with the front wheel on the line and positioned in the left corner of the lane. After the manoeuvre a police bike crossed the intersection from the right and noticed my position at the lights, I noticed him head up the road and do a u turn back to the intersection and waited for me to cross before following me with the Christmas lights. First let me say that he was actually a reasonable cop and let me off and warned me of the possible fines associated with doing so. But the part that gets me, is that I played dumb and asked him for the correct ruling as I had read on the internet that it was ok to pass on the left of a stationary vehicle provided that you do not cross the stop line. He immediately told me that I was wrong and that this was not the case. However when I did my research I found that the rule book does in fact state this as legal, as below. 141 No overtaking etc to the left of a vehicle (1) A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle unless: (a) the driver is driving on a multi-lane road and the vehicle can be safely overtaken in a marked lane to the left of the vehicle, or (b) the vehicle is turning right, or making a U-turn from the centre of the road, and is giving a right change of direction signal and it is safe to overtake to the left of the vehicle, or (c) the vehicle is stationary and it is safe to overtake to the left of the vehicle. I am assuming that one other reason for the warning was that he did not see me commit the "offence" and assumed that I did. For all he knew I could have had to make an emergency stop and pulled to the left to avoid the car behind from hitting. I am not complaining about being pulled over as he could have issued me with fines and made my day allot worse, but what I find rough is the inconsistency with the rules when asked point blank about them. Not to mention that I gave him a nod as he passed by whilst looking at me, next time no nod!! So what hope do we have of defending ourselves againsed this in the future?