I knew It would happen.
Out on enquires collecting CCTV and witness statements I was making my way back in the crappy little panda car and sitting at a red light with an advance stop line and green box when I noted another driver pull up along side me and drive slowly in to the green box and over the advance stop line.
I made eye contact with the driver and indicated pointing down at the road to draw his attention to the markings to which he blankly looked at me and started to slowly pull forward again.
The blue lights went on and I pulled the driver over on the other side of the lights
The conversation went like this ( abbrv for clarity )
Me. Sir are you aware that the white line is a stop line ?
Him. But there was no one in front of me
Me. The green area is for pedal cycles your driving a car
Him. yea so im in a hurry
Me. Inform the driver that he is getting a ticket etc etc
Him. Cant you find some thing better to do and catch real criminals
Me. Sir if you didn't commit this offence I would be. Here's your ticket.
Him. Drives off in a huff
Me. Gets back in car and drives off
2 hours later.
Control . Control to TBL - Oscar unit on speak thru to you regarding your last stop.
Oscar unit . yea that last stop and ticket you dished out ?
Oscar unit . yea well we have just processed your man for failing to stop at a red ats and a few others and PG9'd his car FYI.
oh the joy.