The cry baby and the cop who deserves a medal

Credit: Kevin Stent/STUFF

Someone give this cop a medal.  Good on ya mate!  This report from StuffQuote:

An Auckland woman who was fined $150 for driving 85kmh [sic] on a motorway says the harsh punishment has left her confused and anxious.  End of quote.

You poor dear, it’s really quite simple.  The speed limit is 100 km/h and you were only doing 85 km/h in the right-hand lane.  The New Zealand road code says you should keep left unless passingQuote:

The woman, who Stuff has agreed not to name, was driving home from work on the northern motorway on October 2 when she noticed a police officer behind her.  End of quote.

Well, at least she noticed the police officer.  Usually, the numpties in the right-hand lane doing 80 km/h are completely oblivious to anything going on around them and fail to see headlights flicking or to hear horns blaring.  Quote:

The woman said the officer told her she was driving at 85kmh [sic] and blocking two cars, before sternly asking why she didn’t pull over earlier.

“There was not much traffic as it was 10pm and all the lanes were open on the North Shore.

If I was blocking any cars they [could have] easily have gone to other lanes.”  End of quote.

The entitlement is strong with this one.  She breaks the law and expects others to accommodate her.  Quote:

She was fined $150 and was given 20 demerit points – the equivalent demerit points to speeding 10-15kmh [sic] over the limit. […]

[…] The New Zealand road code states that on multi-lane roads drivers should keep to the left lane unless passing.[…]  End of quote. 

I have a few pet driving peeves, and this is at the top of the list.  Give that cop a medal.


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