- Dec 24, 2019
- Sydney, Australia
I wonder, does a "Cops are Tops" bumper sticker make cheap insurance?A kid got run over and killed by a driver in a 4x4 in Sydney the past couple of days. Everything I heard in the media, emphasis was put on "4x4".
You can bet 4x4s will be under scrutiny by highway patrol for the next 6-12 months.
Just because you see other 4x4s with illegal mods, doesn't meen you'll get away with it for even a day, although you could also get away with it for years.
It's like being pulled up for speeding and saying "the guy in front of me was speeding too, why didn't you stop him?"
I see lifted Ford Rangers every day with tyres poking out well past the guards and wife flare kits. I often wonder how often they get pulled up. Lots would have exceeded track width more than the allowable amount as well as lift and tyre size infringements.
Attitude test can make a big difference too. Burr up at the police and argue, you're writing your own tickets.
Stay calm, ask questions, feign ignorance you might slide through ok.