100% Speeding (when safe)
Join Date: Aug 2001
It was always going to happen i guess :-(
Well, i've finally had to give up driving safely, looking at the road instead of my speedo on beautiful perfectly straight carless roads, where there are no pedestrians, no other traffic, no obstacles, no towns, no cities.
I was caught driving at 4.50am on a highway, had seen just 3 cars in the 3 hours previous, the cop came from behind a bush :-(
Its put me over the 12 points, i knew it too, my heart sunk like you wouldnt believe!
So now i have to drive on our freeways at a crawl, buses, multi trailer semis, cars towing horse floats......... all passing me!
I hate having these vehicles jostling for position among the traffic! and now i cant even go 105 to keep ahead or thats my licence for 6 months!
Ive never caused any crash, never endangered anyone, never sped near another car let alone near pedestrians, and yet!
You may think im silly driving as i do (after seeing my points record). Id just like to mention that i do around 90'000km per year, mostly no where near anyone, and thats exactly where ive been caught.
To me, i justify my (so called "swift") driving as driving safely, it keeps me alert to whats around me, im always looking at the road and edges. I concentrate so much more you wouldnt believe it unless youve experienced driving at 130 or more for hours yourself.
Now this last time i had my 2000km trip, i sat on 100, being passed by falcons with tandem horse floats doing 120, trucks doing 105, kingswood utes doing 110. Now my brain has nothing to concentrate on, i play with my radio, my phone, eat food, etc etc etc. (i have to have naps so much more often too!)
Anyway, so i have to now drive , i think "unsafely" for 12 months from April. Im a bit annoyed they didnt start the 12 months straight after my fine that took me over the 12 points in December.
Has anyone else had this option notice?
After it ill have all my points back!!
Ill drive straight back up to now 125 (thats all we can do without a licence loss) and just try real real hard not to be caught!
Maybe shouldve gone overseas for 3 months, had the suspension and came back with ALL my points!!!
PS: I CANT believe we can lose our licenece INSTANTLY for doing 25 over on a beaut straight highway, and yet we dont lose our licence for going through a RED LIGHT!!!!! or having NO LIGHTS ON!!!
lets get sideways!!!