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Old 07-12-2002, 05:25   #1 (permalink)
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Smile i love a fight

cos i dont lose.

i picked one with mcdonalds earlier this year, and they didnt have the nuts to fight back...cos they were wrong.

now my next fight is with the rac in wa over a speed kills article they put in the local rag, the west australian. or is that the bent albanian??? whatever.

in my infinite kindness, i have copied the contents of my email to them, right here, for your viewing pleasure.

thanks for failing to reply to my previous email asking where the feedback page was on the 'motoring' section. why offer a 'contact us' facility if you ignore anuy feedback?

secondly, what was the point of the wasteful advert, posing as an article, i the west on 12 july? if you are going to spend my $$$, then do so on something worythwhile.

if you are going to be merely a mouthpiece for the state government, then come out an say so. do not pretend to represent motorists while doing the work for roberts and co.

specifically, speed kills. you know it doesnt, i know it doesnt, but it is a cute little catchcry that is well worn out, but loved by governments (and their mouthpieces). why? because it appeals to the lowest common denominator. to denounce the proposed increase in speed limit from 110 to 130 out of hand simply on the basis that a tired driver is going to hit harder at 130 than at 110 is irresponsible. the whole point of the increase is to help reduce tiredness through a driver needing to be more alert.

i do not deny that INAPPROPRIATE speed is responsible for many accidents, but the circumstances have to be taken into account. not just speeding. did the recent head on collision betweena vehicle and a motorbike come down to speed, as the police claim? did it my arse! the fact that the rider was on the wrong side of the road had a lot more to do with it...but this is a speed statistic. nice and easy to classify, and keeps police, governments and government mouthpieces (like the rac) in fodder for the masses.

WAKE UP. instead of some limp wristed 'attack' on te government over the use of speed camera funds, why not actually organise something. after all, you are supposed to represent motorists, not the government. driver education and training are what is needed. not some ill informed 'article' written by one of roberts' apologists.

sadly, i doubt there will be any response to this email either.

but i feel better for wirintg it, and will now post it on the internet...just to let the rest of the world know what sort of 'motoring organisations' we have in WA.
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Old 07-12-2002, 11:29   #2 (permalink)
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Well said - even if it is wasted breath.
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You might be surprised, you may get a response, I sent off an email to the gent responsible for RAC (Victoria) campaign against Alfa Romeo for its "Festival Of Speed" ad campaign, I got a response which defended his position but at least he is aware that not everybody accepts the piffle that these guys dream up,motoring organisations that allegedly represent the motorist are not doing ther job that they are there for so we have to take them to task for that, The RACV has somewhat changed its tack on speed cameras recently if its public statements were anything to go by due in some part to the very vocal public outcry in the papers, go get em rsgerry!
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