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If you feel the South Australia police have gone too far with singling out the youth for having nice cars, please read the below and sign the petition in support. I will forward the petition to appropriate authorities at a later date. Please feel free to add any comments when you sign the petition but remember this petition is not to verbally harass the police department but to simply state facts where you have been or felt harassed by the way the SA police have dealt with modified vehicles.

Defectable cars should be those that have rust holes or blowing smoke. The youth of today may like to make their cars look impressive by modifying them, but if it gets them off the streets from taking drugs and fighting, let it be for crying out loud.

I have never known a mag wheel that is 1 inch to big for SA road standards, fly off and kill someone? And I have never known someone to die from not having enough water in the windscreen wiper bottle? And when was the last time someone died from having a tinted window a shade too dark? All of the above are cases where myself or my friends have been pulled over for no reason but to be defected. We were not speeding, or breaking the law, but we had pride in our cars, and that, apparently is a crime in SA.

I recently bought a car from NSW and it had a modified engine, and yes it was a Japanese imported car. Instead of the standard identy check that is required when buying a car from interstate, I was required to go through a application to modify a vehicle which involved a full inspection of my vehicle. I failed the inspection because I did not have measurements marked on my wheels, and because my brakes needed to be upgraded. This car, has been registered as is, in NSW before, with no hassles. As soon as it came to SA, it was not approved. I have spoken to 5 different engineers who have looked at the engine, and commented that the brakes are sufficient, and regencies request is enormously over-sized.

When I went to Queensland recently, my friends car got broken into, I was in absolute shock when I saw a police officer dusting for finger prints when there was only $500 worth of stuff taken. I had $3000 worth of stuff stolen from my car, and the SA cops didnt give a hoot! If they dont make money out of it, then why bother! To the youth, SA police no longer are a crime fighting organization, they are a money making scam. What we were once meant to believe was someone we could trust and run to when in trouble, are now someone who we have to avoid in case we are singled out and picked on.

Whilst I do feel sorry for the Australian market as it is not living up to the same standards as other countries when it comes to making cars, it is NOT fair to defect Japanese imported vehicles just because of this. I do think that there are more Japanese imported vehicles defected that there is Holdens. Why? Because the government does not make any money when we buy Japanese vehicles compared to what it does when we buy Australian delivered vehicles. Let me tell you this, most of the time when I am out driving on the streets, and some loser goes through a red light, or is doing 110km in a 50 zone, its a commodore driver. When I have been to Regency, and I have a couple times for having a nice car, I have never, ever, seen a Holden there.

I recently read an article in the newspaper that stated Adelaide Police will be targeting drivers with their seats too far back and P-platers, now if that isnt stereotyping then what is.

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Latest Signatures

  • 20 December 2015500. Jeff Ortiz
    Car r33 skyline No of times defected 1 State or Country if outside Oz South Australia Thats all
  • 13 December 2015499. Andrew Berry
    Car Nissan Skyline No of times defected nil yet State or Country if outside Oz ACT cars, when modified right, can be enjoyed by the whole community
  • 08 December 2015498. David B
    I support this petition
  • 29 November 2015497. Tom F
    Car laser No of times defected 0 State or Country if outside Oz QLD Totally agree with what has been said... hope someone can do the same for the police up here as they seem to target the same people while letting the death traps through.
  • 20 November 2015496. Scott M
    I support this petition
  • 19 November 2015495. Karim Chan
    I support this petition
  • 17 November 2015494. Raisin Boyd
    Car 300zx No of times defected 3 State or Country if outside Oz New Zealand Fuk da goverment and the po po's, get a life, pay attentention to all of da killa's and da hundred dolla bill y'all
  • 08 November 2015493. Ben R
    Car Nissan Pintara State or Country if outside Oz Queensland Why is it that young drivers are the targets.... wheres a bombie old comodore with parts falling off of it while driving down the road could just drive out in fornt of the copper stations and t
  • 05 November 2015492. Alvin Kerr
    I support this petition
  • 16 October 2015491. Robert T
    I support this petition
  • 09 October 2015490. Jimmy Duke
    Car s1 rx7 No of times defected 0 State or Country if outside Oz SA Not yet..but will prob happen.
  • 08 October 2015489. Chris N
    Car sr20det 180sx No of times defected 2 State or Country if outside Oz sa for every p plate import that is being defected (pulled over for an unknown reason) while a rust bucket sigma spewing smoke chugs past untouched
  • 01 October 2015488. Jaime Wang
    I support this petition
  • 26 September 2015487. Jon S
    I support this petition
  • 24 September 2015486. James Boone
    Car GTV State or Country if outside Oz South Australia stop defecting fully legitimate vehicles, do it, do it now
  • 21 September 2015485. Gary N
    Car n14 pulsar No of times defected 0 State or Country if outside Oz sydney blame low preformance drivers NOT high performance cars
  • 02 September 2015484. Matthew S
    Car Mitsubishi State or Country if outside Oz Qld This is just a powerplay by the cops cause they got nothing better to do. They gotta realise that this is a hobby to us all so we will not bow down to lose it!!!!
  • 26 August 2015483. Tom H
    Car rx4 (now sold) No of times defected 0 (almost once) State or Country if outside Oz SA hell yes, i do have a comment! i have a polics officer of the law, living next to me, and i had to sell my rx4 with a slightely louder exhaust then a normal car. he
  • 21 August 2015482. Stefan K
    I support this petition
  • 07 August 2015481. Bec Bentley
    I support this petition
  • 31 July 2015480. Martin W
    I support this petition
  • 27 July 2015479. Lachlan M
    Car 240Z No of times defected 0 State or Country if outside Oz Qld. The situation in Qld is ridulous, let alone SA...
  • 26 July 2015478. Brett C
    I support this petition
  • 20 July 2015477. Michael J
    Car mk 4 astra 2.2 sri State or Country if outside Oz UK newcastle got to say that i do agree with you about the police its the same here in the uk but they take are cars of us and they have the power to crush them if they what i hope thing change for us
  • 11 July 2015476. Stefano B
    I support this petition
  • 04 July 2015475. Anthony G
    Car mazda 323 No of times defected 0 State or Country if outside Oz sa i agree with most of what has been said, the rules should be standardised, another thing should be looked at is if these items are allowed to be sold why aren't they allowed to be put
  • 29 June 2015474. Dragon Franco
    I support this petition

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South Australian Police Department


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