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Old 05-18-2003, 05:18   #1 (permalink)
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87 in a 70 zone..

After seeing the title of this post, most may have gathered that I have received a fine for doing 87kph in a 70 zone..

Here's the scenario:

Driving home from work at 11pm..

Driving on a deserted 3 lane road (which, by the way, used to be an 80 zone), 2 cops were hiding in the bushes with hairdryers half way down the road..

I was not intentionally speeding (but having a 2L Turbo with 15psi on tap, it can be quite easy to edge over the limit) and, as stated before, was doing 17kph over the limit..

Now, if I was endangering, or potentially endangering people's lives, I would be more than happy to pay a fine, but come on, on a deserted piece of road at 11pm - it's pretty bulls**t having to piss $218 of my money into the government coffers..

Remember everyone - speed kills (your weekly paycheck...)
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Old 05-18-2003, 05:28   #2 (permalink)
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Which road,used to live in Adelaide,just curious.
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Old 05-18-2003, 05:32   #3 (permalink)
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You'll survive. Probably learn to adhere to the posted speed limit, regardless of time...
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Old 05-18-2003, 06:19   #4 (permalink)
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John McMaster:

It was South Road, Regency Park - for those that don't know, it is an industrial area with no houses within a 2km(ish) radius and all of the industrial places were closed 'cause it was late at night!!!

South:

I do normally stick to the posted limit...

I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I prefer to drive at a speed that I'm comfortable with (be it over or under the speed limit) and look at the road ahead instead of the speedo!!!
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Old 05-18-2003, 07:48   #6 (permalink)
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You'll survive. Probably learn to adhere to the posted speed limit, regardless of time...
Speeding was probably the reason why he did survive, "lowest common denominator" speed limits kill more people due to fatique than any other factor. The rest of the world uses the 85th percentile rule to determine speed limits while Australia seems to use the 60th contibuting very healthily to our state coffers.

The "Speed Kills" propaganda runs deep in our society, exactly what the Government wants. I just read on another forum that Qld now has bill boards showing "Drink Driving and Speeding, what's the difference?"

Do you believe it?
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The rest of the world uses the 85th percentile rule to determine speed limits while Australia seems to use the 60th contibuting very healthily to our state coffers.
Most of the U.S. ignores the 85th percentile rule, too. Fortunately, at least on the major highways, most of the drivers ignore the speed limits. :s4
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Old 05-18-2003, 14:31   #8 (permalink)
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Whats the problem??? Its not like you were only doing a few K's over the limit. Sucked in, you got caught and now you are pissed at the Government.......................I have been to quite a few accidents in the middle of the night when the roads are deserted, you just never know.............
Anyway thanks for my morning laugh..........
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I recently got done for in the SA side of the stuart highway heading to adelaide for a work holiday.. 133 in a 110 zone, $218buck fine :( once again, open road, not one car in sight; i donno where they mounted the god damn' camera.. cos they didnt catch up to me until port agusta! :S i was like WTF?

the moral of the story... slow down entering SA.. but flog your way to that NT boarder! cos once your over, you can wave out the window and say 'cya-l8r!'
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I'll give your point about checking the speedo all the time ( beats me how its safer around schools for me to spend 50% of my time checking the speedo rather than looking for kids, for fear of being nabbed. )

While I'm having a school zone rant, anyone else baffled by the 40 zones on penno road at normanhurst . . . Main fkn arterial road north, 100 metres from the end of an expressway, and we're supposed to go from 70 to 40 ? Despite the fact that one of the schools has NO gates or access points on the Pennant Hills Road side ?
Personally I'm terrified going 40 along there, I just know at some point I'm going to get hit . . . At that point I'm chasing the gov't for liability
Anyways, with that one, that zone don't make sense, and if they are serious, for the love of god, at least ensure people are doing it !

Anyways, revalot, I'm with xlr8, if it was a few k's I'd understand. but 17 is a fair bit ( and they usually err on the low side as well ).

Heh. papa smurf - cruise roxors :)
Anyways -

Guess who got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning ?

I wonder what would happen if everyone was good for a year or two ? Would the gov't shift policing somewhere else given the lack of revenue ?
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