Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. PBee

    PBee ...---...

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    So it's not that unusual? Last Sunday I passed 18 HWP from the turn off to Wagga on the Hume to Balranald.
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  2. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Booked last week ,

    Tow ball obscuring number plate ,,


    Un effing believable , new vehicle , Std tow bar etc etc ..


    Said he,d do me a favour and lower it from $464 to $116

    FFS


    Budget nsw
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  3. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Must of known you were travelling
  4. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Sunday before last out early on the bike for the day.
    Saw three police cars all day all three had stopped motorcycles.
    One of the bikes had just overtaken me at around 150km/hr on 100 zone.
    I have been lucky lately, I’m always speeding car or bike.
    This time I saw him coming over the hill and had time to slow down but old mate wasn’t looking far enough ahead, probably cost him his license.
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  5. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    For some reason, I never see HWP on the roads I like around here.
  6. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    My point is that if the speed was a safety thing beyond revenue, why not pull me over and lecture me on the spot. What effect does a fine in the mail weeks later have on the situation when and where the offense took place?
  7. crazy cat

    crazy cat Crazy cat

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    I have heard,but never tried it ,if you over pay your fine by say 5dollers on line they prosess your payment but cannot give change so that causes problems for the system .the transaction is incomplete so the computer cannot move to the next stage .so it will not take your points. Give the corporation a complication!
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  8. Trotski

    Trotski Been here awhile

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    I think all of the HWP around the Monaro the last few days has more to do with the heavy vehicle loads for Snowy 2.0 , lots of escorting and road closures while they are transporting a tunnel boring machine (in bits) to Lobbs Hole
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  9. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Except its been going on for 6 months and the boring stuff is recent, and they rarely use HWP as escorts anyway.
  10. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Just passed first non signed camera car on the Husky Rd!
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  11. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Slip on ya camo gear ,,sides


    And terminate it !
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  12. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    There was lots of light flashing going on N!:D
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  13. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    How would it be if they took away the fines and increased the points instead? No one can crap on about the revenue raising then.
    Would the complaint then be about everyone losing their licence and then their jobs, can't take kids to school etc? Been to quite a few transport conferences and road rule change meetings etc with TMR, govt depts and research units in Qld and the stats and research has shown that the cameras do eventually change the driving/riding habits, but it is a generational change, not an instant one. All the newer drivers who grew up with the current system know nothing different, and eventually all of us older folk won't be driving anymore.
    It is no different to the generational change that was required for drink driving and wearing seat belts.
  14. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    It's both Richo, but the dollar concerned is what is tied up in the hospital care, emergency services, loss of work output, death etc, not the income revenue. If you can cut down injuries and death it saves far more money than what they could ever raise in fines. And hopefully keeps people healthy and living a productive life.
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  15. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    This is true, and back in the day there were the red flag laws.

    The tradeoff between the modal speed that tends to be used to set speed limits, 80% percentile IIRC, and one that is lower than makes sense to people is what their brain does. It switches into multitasking, some of the brain is driving in a lower level of sub consciousness and the higher level is working on things like the phone, the family, the shopping, the boss etc. As a result lower speeds can often reduce reaction times which blow right out and the net effect is prangs that are just as bad, and everyone has taken more time to get there, which also has a societal cost. No free lunch.
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  16. PBee

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    One of many last Sunday.
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  17. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    Seems as time rolls on, it gets harder for the government to figure out who is the lowest common denominator to make rules for.

    Try cruising past a school zone at 40, when most drivers are looking for people on the foot path, or a park,
    rather than the road ahead.
    Sort of like the point you made. :thumb

    I’ve bitched about education before, but every now and then I see myself slipping.
    Driving around the CBD, if the traffic is flowing and speeding sometimes I just go with the flow on the bike.
    I feel safer and will take the fine if pinched.

    for me a speeding ticket is not a fine, it’s a retrospective surcharge, to travel above the speed limit.
    If I don’t know how to slow down or read a sign, I shouldn’t be driving or riding.

    and on the flip side if I’m stuck in traffic I’ll bitch about every bad driver I see, and think I’m so much better..
    I’ll yell to myself learn to drive, get off the road dickhead..
    but come Saturday night, sometimes I’m just as bad as everyone else for not caring about personal safety.
    if I’ve had beers with a mate I’ll jump in an Uber with a complete stranger and have no idea of their driving ability.
    Who is the true dumbass in this scenario.?? Yep, me.

    it’s not hard to go yeah, my fault, pay the fine and move on.
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  18. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    The reaction I got to my point about speed restricting our forklifts being detrimental wasn't received well and was perceived as us not being able to concentrate on our jobs.
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  19. crazy cat

    crazy cat Crazy cat

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    This whole year has been a test on compliance,will we do as the authority’s say, don’t speed ,social distance, ect they want to control and monitor our actions. I would rather be a free man in my grave than live as a puppet or a slave!
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  20. Toe - Cutter

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    What about 5-6 changes in speed signage in a few kays....


    It's on the threshold of shifting focus from the road ahead / periphery etc ,,, to scanning goverenence. from those that assume we wish to be governed .
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