When asked about the changes yesterday, the police officer taking the photo replied: "We're exempt from that rule, mate."
"Police officers are exempt from the laws. Nothing has changed for them," the spokeswoman said." The guidelines are that they are only operating their phones for work-related purposes and that can be checked."
The officer was caught ogling the promotional Lamborghini, which was advertising the release of a new video game, Need For Speed Most Wanted, on New South Head Rd at Rushcutters Bay.
Sportscar World Rentals Joe Touma, who owns the high-performance supercar, said police officers and taxi drivers had been taking photos of it all week, with one policeman even pulling the car over to take a better look.
"The reaction has been unbelievable," he said. "Everyone is reaching for their phones to take photos, even police officers."
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