Micah, the cops are just as bad here too. I myself have been lucky. But many riders get pulled over here for 'licence check' then get a sticker for fender eliminators. Those stones the tyres fling up at following cars are dam dangerous!
I do believe the cops in NSW (Sydney)are the worse. Even drive in front of you on single lane twisty roads at below posted speed waiting for you to pass on double white lines (no passing allowed) the pull you on that. Entrapment !