Cycling in Sydney Australia
5-0 were cracking down on cyclists again this morning (told by a friend)
Heading into the CBD, at the end of the pyrmont bridge - walk up the stairs & then there's a long ramp down to Market street.
They're catching people riding down there, slowly, at walking pace.
Not normally one to stick up for police, but that is the police's job. It is/should not be the job of the police to interpret the law. That is the role of the judiciary.
Politicians make the law
Judges interpret the law
Police enforce the law
(and never the twain should meet... checks and balances... hmm yeah ok, well that's the idea anyway).
What's the fine for riding on a footpath?
And how do they make you pay it? Canceling your license, I guess, isn't an option.
If you receive a fine, and don't pay it, then the authorities can (and do) cancel your driving license, and also cancel your car rego.
This occurs even if the offense has nothing to do with driving, or even using the roads.
I find it quite extraordinary.
Yeah, they are bringing that in for graffiti offences as well!
We might be getting some cool dudes with backwards caps on the cycleways.