In case our US friends are unaware, here in Oz we have 'random breath test' operations where the cops set up on the side of the road and pull over vehichles in batches for testing, they don't stop everyone but randomly keep 'topping up' the que of drivers waiting to be tested, you're rarely waiting more than 15 or 20 seconds. It's like a temporary drive-thru setup.
So there I was, riding home when I came upon a roadside RBT operation and was the last vehichle in the batch being pulled over. The officer pulling us over looked at me kind of amused that I was there. There were 3 officers doing the actual testing, when the tester saw me she started lauging and gesturing at the one that does the pulling over as if to say 'what's this?' She then says to me "just go", I asked "don't the drink driving laws apply to cycists?" knowing that they in fact do. She says while still laughing "I don't know, I don't really care, don't worry about it"
Its not like she was busy since I was the last vehichle in the line and she had already tested the one in front of me. I rode on left with the distinct feeling that I was not seen by any of the officers as a legitimate vehichle regardless of the fact that I was operating in a totally vehichular fashion. It seems that cycling advocacy really has a long way to go here. It also explains the apathy I've come up against when trying to report road rage incidents to the police.