No fine for police motorcycle officer over footpeg ‘offence’
The Queensland Police officer videoed removing his left leg from the footpeg of his motorcycle will not be fined, Queensland Police media says.
This follows Brisbane rider Jake Sloman being fined $146 for the same offence on the Logan Motorway earlier this month. READ THE STORY HERE
Van driver Sean White captured the image of the officer removing his leg from the foot pegs with his dashboard-mounted video camera while driving on the Ipswich Motorway on Wednesday morning.
We asked Queensland Police media if the officer would be fined or whether the QPS would show a more lenient attitude to the footpeg law given the Commissioner has also admitted he stretches his leg while riding?
Their response was: “The video in this instance shows the officer momentarily removing his foot from the footrest. An infringement will not be issued based on the evidence provided and follow up inquiries that have been conducted.”
While the response seems contradictory to the incident involving Jake Sloman, it seems to suggest that momentarily stretching your leg one at a time may be permissible.
If you think the government should re-evaluate the rules, write to Transport Minister Scott Emerson via his media adviser Stephanie Shield: [email protected]