Yea cops can be pain in the *** but honestly never had an issue and always had highly modified cars. Even know none of my cars are legal but left alone as white, my greek mates all sook if they drove my car be ticket in two minutes haha. Has become more of a nany state. Speed etc all most impossible to speed without getting a ticketNone of them
but the suspicion is enough.
I lived in NSW for 5 years a long time ago now, i'm a white european. I had a number of cars all of which were none standard in one way or another and all of them might be considered of a style that marked me out as coming from a greek lebanese or italian background.
I got ticketed twice for having a towing hitch/ball on my car that obscured the licence plate. didn't matter that it was standard factory fit tow bar on a valiant with a standard licence plate in the correct position
they pulled me over, and maybe when they spoke to me i wasn't what they expected but they still ticketed me.
local cop pulled me twice in 2 weeks for the same thing.
country NSW/ACT boarder there is a big police collage Goulburn is the place
the freeway splits and has a huge central median with trees and bushes. ideal for cops to hide in with vehicle
driving that area at 2am one night, in a hurry, and on a deserted road out of nowhere a pickup truck (UTE) covered in hunting lights CB antennas etc past me at what must have been 120MPH
being an idiot i upped my speed to maybe 90 thinking, he's right, why hang about out here in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night still a good few hours from my home
I carried on for maybe 3 or 4 miles and he was long gone...
nothing in front nothing behind
At which point from a place where i assumed nothing behind me
the cop car switched on full head lights and blue flashers
that one was expensive
i tried to call them out bad move
i.e you are breaking the law by driving behind me with no lights on
yeah mate but i'm not the one whos getting points removed and a fine am I.
Don't mess with NSW police
so my experience has obviously coloured my view
dangerouse and standard no problem
My car passed its roadworthy with noisy wheel bearings and ripped engine mounts
modified and safe you are in some cases a target for bored cops
Or you were it may be totally different now
at the time sydney police had 2 pickup trucks with rubber bumpers specifically for pushing cars off the road that were parked in a position they didn't like....! which always had me baffled and amused