If a policeman stops me on my bike without justification…
cynic-al – Member
You could try the "I'm a trainee solicitor" angle
V funny…..that would probably go down as well as when a mate said "That's police brutality,that is" to a Sergeant in the Metropolitan Polices Special Patrol Group and got thrown at a Transit van for his comment followed up with the Plod shouting at him "I'll ****' show you Police brutality"
Was v scary at the timePosted 7 years ago
why is a pregnant woman pissing in a helmet worse than a normal woman pissing???
because I think its one of those ancient laws that a pregnant lady is allowed to use the helmet of a bobby on the beat if they are caught short. the same law doesn't apply to the non-pregnantPosted 7 years ago
and then gives me a long rant for no reason, with no basis in law, can I – legally – just tell him to fvck off, and cycle on? Or omit the "fvck off", but just ride on anyway? If either of these responses will land me in the station – what will be the legal basis for this?
I ask because a few mornings ago on my commute, a cop pulled me over and shouted at me for quite some time, for, I kid you not, performing a f*cking bunnyhop – over a pothole, on a badly maintained road. I actually explained to him "I was going over a pothole", and he literally replied "never mind the potholes, I have just seen you perform a jump in the road for no reason whatsoever". A real brain of Britain! He then went on about "where is your bell", "where is your helmet", etc.
I just said "yeah, good point", but I felt so emasculated and wish I'd told him to fvck himself with a pinecone.
I'm a trainee solicitor and do some good human rights work, I know about the grounds police need to arrest and stop and search you. But what is their legal basis for simply stopping you for a word? Was the cop berating me, in law, equivalent merely to some yob shouting at me in the street, in which case I could duly have told him, er, where to go?Posted 7 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
I'd have given you a b-ll-cking for that "trainee solicitor" w–k.
If you were my trainee you'd be tasked with the sh—est kind of due diligence. Actually, no, I'd make you photocopy the bundles instead and paginate each document!
I think the copper did us all a favour..! 😉Posted 7 years agofontmossMember
Always ask for their number.
def. Gf's dad was asked to move on in no uncertain terms whilst taking part in the hugely dangerous/irresponsible act of being parked in his car and eating an ice cream. The cop was pretty taken aback when asked for his number-can only imagine he wasn't best pleased when the stinking letter came in to the station.
If someone wants to be petty then petty the **** out of them.
EDIT: that isn't my most coherent post to be fairPosted 7 years agoAnalogueAndyMember
Does sound like a kn0b. Did you cross-up, do any no handed stylee stuff?? Was the bunny hop 4ft high????
Obi_Twa – Member
Complain to his boss.
Agree 😉 Did you get his shoulder number? He was a PC presumably? From local nick?
Give his Inspector a call and explain calmly. I'm sure he'll have a 'quiet word'Posted 7 years ago
as you asked……
Section 29 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, as amended by the Road Traffic Act 1991, creates the offence of cycling on a road without due care and attention or reasonable consideration. It states:
29 If a person rides a cycle on a road without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road, he is guilty of an offence.
if you then fail to stop when requested by a constable……..
Section 168 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 as amended by the Road Traffic Act 1991 provides that where the driver of a mechanically propelled vehicle or the rider of a cycle is involved in an offence of dangerous, careless or inconsiderate driving or cycling, they are duty bound to give their name and address to any person having reasonable ground for requiring them. Failure to do so or to give a false name and address is an offence.
so telling him to **** off or ride off would not be the best idea, i thought a trainee solicitor would have known that 🙂Posted 7 years ago
think yourself lucky you were not on te pavement……Posted 7 years ago
On **(..SPECIFY DATE..) at **(..SPECIFY TOWNSHIP..) wilfully rode a pedal cycle upon a footpath or causeway by the side of a road, namely **(..SPECIFY ROAD AND LOCATION..), made or set apart for the use or accommodation of foot passengers
in reality you will find most bobbies have their pet hates, one of mine is cyclists without lights, this is after seeeing a cyclist that had been killed on a country lane without lights, so the rants usually have some background behind them, so bear with him….Posted 7 years ago
then again he may have just been a noob
oops forgot this one, you have to stop anyway if you are on a road….
Section 163 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, as amended by the Road Traffic Act 1991 and section 49 of the Police Reform Act 2002, allows a constable in uniform to stop a mechanically propelled vehicle being driven, or a cycle being ridden, on a road.
163(1) A person driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road must stop the vehicle on being required to do so by a constable in uniform or a traffic officer.
163(2) A person riding a cycle on a road must stop the cycle on being required to do so by a constable in uniform or a traffic officer.
163(3) If a person fails to comply with this section he is guilty of an offence.
so i would say just stop have a chat, take your sermon from the officer and carry onh your way,and DONT mention you are a trainee solicitor, All police officers hate solicitors and taxi drivers 😈Posted 7 years ago
or maybe he wanted to inspect your cycle which he can do………
Regulation 11 of the Pedal Cycles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1983 provides that any constable in uniform is empowered to test and inspect a pedal cycle for the purpose of ascertaining whether any of the requirements specified in Regulation 4(b), or Regulation 7 or, as the case maybe Regulation 8, are satisfied.
11 Any constable in uniform is empowered to test and inspect a pedal cycle for the purpose of ascertaining whether any of the requirements specified in Regulation 4(b), or Regulation 7 or, as the case maybe Regulation 8, are satisfied provided he does so either –
(a) on any premises where the cycle is if the cycle has been involved in an accident, and the test and inspection are carried out within 48 hours if the accident and the owner of the premises consents; or
(b) on a road.Posted 7 years ago
good job your lights were clean…..
On **(..SPECIFY DATE..) at **(..SPECIFY TOWNSHIP..) caused **(..SPECIFY PERSON..) to use on a road, namely **(..SPECIFY ROAD AND LOCATION..), a pedal cycle on which not every
(A)_[front position lamp]_
(B)_[rear position lamp]_
(C)_[rear retro reflector]_
(D)_[pedal retro reflector]_
was clean.Posted 7 years ago
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