Police taking Photos of Motorcycle Riders

allde
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Police taking Photos of Motorcycle Riders

Postby allde » Sun May 13, 2012 1:09 pm

Came across this site by accident, I'm glad I did, lot of information/knowledge on the site.
I have a question if the forums members don't mind me asking one.
I go riding with mates on the weekends when the weathers nice, Said mates have stated that if you a riding a certain Brand of Motorbike,
the police may pull you over photograph your face and Rego Plate.
My question is, is this an indictable offence if you refuse to comply and secondly what are my Privacy rights?

Thanking you in advance

Allde

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Re: Police taking Photos of Motorcycle Riders

Postby Hardy » Sun May 13, 2012 1:26 pm

I can't see the problem - or the point. They are allowed to insist on seeing your licence with a photo and they will have your licence photo on their terminal in the car. I don't think you will achieve anything by refusing to take off your helmet. I guess you could put a hand to your face if they attempt to take a photo, or turn away.

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Re: Police taking Photos of Motorcycle Riders

Postby Boki » Sun May 13, 2012 1:33 pm

No, its a summary offence.

You have no privacy rights with the police, they ask for your I.D, if you refuse then they can keep you in custody until they are satisfied with your identity.
They take photos just to have that little extra sense of security.

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Re: Police taking Photos of Motorcycle Riders

Postby Hardy » Sun May 13, 2012 3:32 pm

Wear a burkha and refuse to remove it on religious grounds?

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Re: Police taking Photos of Motorcycle Riders

Postby Day » Sun May 13, 2012 6:21 pm

Hardy wrote:Wear a burkha and refuse to remove it on religious grounds?


Not in NSW any more.

Would the Burkha be worn over the helmet...or under? :?


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