Furious locals CHOP DOWN a bush a & # 39; sneaky & # 39; police officer hid behind in an attempt to catch speeders on a busy highway
- The officer was hidden on Nerang Murwillumbah Rd near the Gold Coast of Queensland
- Almost completely hidden and only visible when their blue uniform was moving
- Local slam officer because he & # 39; reckless & # 39; wax and used a crowbar to cut down bushes
A furious local resident has used a crowbar to cut down a bush that a police officer & # 39; hidden & # 39; in attempts to catch motorists driving fast.
Ronnie Kaye, 40, saw what he thought was a female police officer behind the bush on Nerang Murwillumbah Road just west of Queensland's Gold Coast on Sunday.
& # 39; It's sneaky, it's deceptive. I don't consider it road safety, it's revenue, & Kaye told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; There is nothing proactive about hiding in a bush and receiving a nice month later. & # 39;
Kaye said the officer who operated the camera was at risk of injury or death by being so close to the rock face where rocks could fall and a busy road.
He also said that the position of the officer was very distracting for drivers driving by road, with a speed limit of 80 km / h.
A police officer was filmed hiding behind a bush with a mobile speed camera to capture unconscious passing motorists – almost completely hidden (photo)
& # 39; It is reckless and dangerous. It was tactical and did nothing to help road safety, "he said.
The motorcyclist said the police should have used a highway patrol car instead.
He also claimed that the officer had left a bottle of Gatorade and posted a photo of the empty plastic online.
& # 39; Would you please take your garbage with you in the future, because clutter is an insult, & # 39; he said.
Kaye claimed the officer was on a well-visible vest, but refused to wear it.
The 40-year-old said that several other officers had been hiding in the area in the past year.
Motorcyclist Ronnie Kaye saw the officer and decided to take matters into his own hands and cut down the bushes (photo)
Kaye said that the behavior of the officer was distracting and dangerous for motorcyclists driving over the 80 km road (photo: bush after it was cut down)
The officer was attacked by many Facebook users after the images were shared online.
& # 39; Increase revenue at its best, & # 39; one person noted.
# It is unfair, has nothing to do with road safety, because the people who are hit do not know it for a week or two, so it is not a deterrent, put a police car on the road, that is the way to hard drive, & another said.
A spokesperson for the State Road Policing Command said speed played a role in the number of road deaths on Queensland.
The command carried out a two-day operation in the hinterland of the Gold Coast to drive too fast.
& # 39; On Nerang – Murwillimbah Road in Advancetown, a zone of 80 km / h, 32 breaches were reported to drivers with 10 speeds ranging between 126 km / h and 194 km / h & sp., Said the spokesperson to Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; The police have also detected another vehicle that was traveling at 190 km / h, with further investigation to locate the driver of the vehicle. An unmarked Trucam photographic detection device was also used in the early morning and detected 49 fast-driving drivers in a four-hour period with the highest speed of 130 km / h. & # 39;
& # 39; Although it is not standard practice for officers to hide behind bushes, officers are given the opportunity to position themselves outside the police vehicle. & # 39;
He also claimed that the officer left a bottle of Gatorade and posted a photo of the empty plastic online (photo)
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