misanthrope wrote:I'm paranoid about it here so I limit myself to a few, but I think that the traffic problem in Melbourne has become so egregious that I never see roadside stops anymore.
Ummm, they had the entire outbound lanes of the south eastern freeway closed off on Friday night with a booze and drug testing bus.
The only time I got breath-tested I was making a cheap delivery to the US and followed by the cops out of the building. They pulled me over for nothing (not uncommon here) asked me a bunch of questions and gave me a breath test at 10 on a fucking Wednesday morning! They also asked me about the baseball bat I have in the passenger seat (in case some methhead gets in my grill about the wrong they've done to me but can't admit (also not uncommon here).
I suspect that they pulled me over because I was a dodgy looking whitey in a predominantly Chinese area and they thought I was a drug dealer. Still pissed me off though.
Never happens to me in Box Hill, and stew consensus is of got a dodgy as haircut..
By the way, I've been told by many a Victorian that one open beer in a car is legal in this state. I found out recently that it wasn't so.
Passengers are fine to have a beer, I am under the impression that a driver isn't allowed to be drinking alcohol while actually driving though.