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ashneel

Operation Pipe Down - Vic Cops Vs Noisy Cars

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The young female blondie officer was giving me and evil look at the king st and flinder intersection just after the bridge through crown casino. Saw her noted something down while my car was idling at the red light =\ didn't realise it was the pipe down thing. Then I drove off without knowing that I'm going to have to spend $38

Motherf**kers. Imagine if the talkback radio people got reported...they'd be in such an uproar over it. It's just because we're enthusiasts and we have money / are used to paying fines on time that they think/know they can get away with it.

thanks for the info birds (Y)

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news lol.

It shows how far this bullshit has spread...this is just SAU...and only the people who actually post on here. There would be so many Skylines, let alone imports, out there who have had to suffer the indignation of being charged and punished with an offence before being proven guilty.

The way I see it, if you pass the EPA test they should cover the cost of the test and your time for getting the thing there. If they don't want to do it that way then they should equip TMU with reliable equipment to carry out the tests themselves.

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Motherf**kers. Imagine if the talkback radio people got reported...they'd be in such an uproar over it. It's just because we're enthusiasts and we have money / are used to paying fines on time that they think/know they can get away with it.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news lol.

It shows how far this bullshit has spread...this is just SAU...and only the people who actually post on here. There would be so many Skylines, let alone imports, out there who have had to suffer the indignation of being charged and punished with an offence before being proven guilty.

The way I see it, if you pass the EPA test they should cover the cost of the test and your time for getting the thing there. If they don't want to do it that way then they should equip TMU with reliable equipment to carry out the tests themselves.

Ah well, anyway I'm going to give EPA a buzz on Monday and see if they can sort this unfairness out for me :) I probably have to do the noise test anyway but I think it worth a try.

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EPA are somewhat unsympathetic to it...they're nice people but they throw their hands in the air and say it's the law / they have to respond to a police reporting. They will give you a weeks extension on the notice if you ask nicely over the phone. Anymore and you need to submit in writing a request.

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your right birds but they wont refund your money cos they might say u have changed the zorst prior to going and having the test.. and the tmu arent smart enough to be able to test you on the spot because its got guidelines when u actually go epa placement of the machine and blah blah

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Hey guys,

The f**kers got me on 21st of April I just got the notice in mail,It's the freaking second time i have to waste $39 and have no idea why it's taken this long to receive the notice.

I Hope no on else get the fkn notice.

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I don't care as much about the money as the time involved, driving 30km because there's only two places that can do the emissions testing in Victoria...f***ing ridiculous. Bad luck man.

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should updateya location brah.. or else the vic cops where keen gettin ya in nsw ..

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there's only two places you can get noise tested?

well there's one here lol

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Emissions tested :P

You can get noise tested plenty of places.

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Clipboarded police standing at the above mentioned intersection on kings st in the city were present this morning. Happily in my work car.

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yeh but todays operation is targetting cars with dark tint apparntly they are responsible for alot of accidents

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thank goodness i'm broke once again.

And once again, its easier to hassle those with dark tints, regardless of whether its illegal or not, the vic police and their bionic eyes that can immediately tell if a tint is illegal and their bionic ears that can detect an illegal exhaust are infallible, even when properly calibrated equipment state otherwise.

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LOL @ the superhero powers of perception our state authorities bestowe our police officers with. Nothing against them, I'm sure they are fine human beings. Just shitty cyborgs...

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how the hell can it even be legal that they just hand out fines without proof - i wouldnt be paying the 39$ under any circumstances

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how the hell can it even be legal that they just hand out fines without proof - i wouldnt be paying the 39$ under any circumstances

I've paid it once, it isn't a fine, its a service fee for getting your exhaust noise checked out. But the trouble one has to go through to get the EPA cleared, it might as well be. Fuel, time, money. Definitely more than just $38.60. And the best part, my exhaust was legal, and pretty below the limit as well.

The Vic Police have yet to reply to my letter sent in approximately 1.5months ago. They probably never will. Where's the accountability!?

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