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Officer ticketed after going wrong way down one-way street

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One police officer got a taste of his own medicine when he received a fine of 7,000 yen after being caught driving the wrong way down a one-way road in Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, police said Wednesday.

According to police, the patrol car driven by the officer traveled about 300 meters down a road lined with historical shops and other tourist attractions at around noon on July 30. A local saw the officer drive the wrong way down the one-way road and reported the incident to police, who confirmed the violation when the officer in question returned to the station.

The officer admits to the offense, saying he didn't see the "Do Not Enter" sign while he was patrolling around checking the local traffic signals.

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Eheheheeh...Funny indeed.

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Hey, the guy was parolling and checking the traffic signals - he can't be expected to notice every one way sign, ha ha!

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the biter bit!!

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A classic Keystone skit!

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The officer admits to the offense, saying he didn’t see the “Do Not Enter” sign

The same "excuse" everyone uses. Might have something to do with the often extremely poor placement of the "do not enter" signs. I have seen them up high and hidden behind traffic signals even. This country is absolutely bizzare in the lax attitude for traffic sign placement. They seem to assign a lot of people to the task who just don't give a crap.

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Only 7,000 yen for a moving offense?

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crazy stuff. In Denmark the police cannot be fined for something like this. They would most likely be driving in the wrong direction on purpose.

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this IS front page, "Extra Extra, Read All About It" material.

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I can understand the officers excuse "I didnt see the sign"....signage in this country is very much lacking and often placed in locations that is difficult to see. If someone is not from the local area, I can see how someone could miss it. Sounds like a local cop likes to tattle-tale on his co-workers. This is ridiculous.

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He was in the policecar, he can go wherever he wants.

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This is total BS. The dude who reported him should've reported the scooters terrorizing other motorists, driving in crosswalks, driving on sidewalks, etc.

The cop should track this guy down and smack the shit out of him.

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I think many countires in the world sshould learn it from Japan such respect for the laws. China and other Islamic countires can follow it.

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He was in the policecar, he can go wherever he wants.

Apparently not. The police is obliged to follow the road regulations in general.

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This is total BS. The dude who reported him should've reported the scooters terrorizing other motorists, driving in crosswalks, driving on sidewalks, etc.

The cop should track this guy down and smack the shit out of him.

Interesting. So the civilian gets taken to task for not reporting something he/she may have never witnessed (and if they did, there's no proof they DIDN'T report it), and the cop is supposed to track down the person and "smack the sh*t" out of them for doing exactly what the person just got criticized for NOT doing in the previous paragraph. Is it just me or does there seem to be a contradiction of purpose here?

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Some think that they are untouchable, can do whatever they want. What brings my piss to a boil is how I seen a cop that sits and gives tickets everyday to those who don't stop at railroad tracks near my house. Then I cought him breaking the law himself. Then again, I don't think many Japanese realize the reason of stoping at a rail track. Next time your at one, count to see how many actually LOOK both ways for a possible train comming before proceeding. Not just stopping and counting to 3.

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