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Old 09-13-2004, 20:58   #1 (permalink)
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South Aus - Cars will get impounded for Loud Stereos

Got to love this. Just to prove that stupidity doesn't respect state borders, here is a gem for you SA guys.
http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/com...5E1702,00.html

Amongst all the usual crap, If your stereo is too loud, you can have your car impounded for 48 hours. I can see how a loud stereo being off the road is going to save lives ... riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight
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Old 09-13-2004, 21:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: South Aus - Cars will get impounded for Loud Stereos

Oh bringer of great news why do you feel the need to antagonise our western neighbors!!!!! they already have a home preliminary final!


.............and the reason its not in victoria? because impounded cars cant speed..............makes you wonder dont it!
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Old 09-13-2004, 21:20   #3 (permalink)
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Well, thats just great. No problem for me tho, can't hear the 12" sub from outside the car too much anyway. Why is australia so overgoverened? WHY. Protect us from ourselves oh great government for we are all 3 years old.
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Old 09-13-2004, 21:23   #4 (permalink)
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Re: South Aus - Cars will get impounded for Loud Stereos

I like this bit:

"He said there was provision in the legislation for a person to seek damages if their vehicle was wrongly impounded."

Firstly, Rann is an idiot. He reckons hes gonna get votes here by targetting "criminals". He has a big thing on cracking down on crime, its been his trademark since hes been in power. Its one of those popular things that politicians do, political correctness etc. Fine, go for the murders, rapists, child molesters, the home invaders, car theives, etc....but motorists are being made to feel like criminals for everything they do these days...geesh!

Secondly, I would like to know who determines what is illegal levels of noise from the stereo of said car. How many decibels would be required for the driver to be breaking the law? And what range of sound? I mean, there's high pitch and there's bass, right? Bass can be just as annoying but not as loud, if I remember correctly. And from how far away from the car will these sounds not be tolerated? By Mr Policeman standing next to the car, or Mr Pedestrian or Mrs Granny in her little house? If Mrs Granny is a very light sleeper and the bass wakes her up, while waking no one else up, is it an offence? And just because Mrs Granny can hear it, does it mean it is too loud?

Are we gonna have decibel limiters on our car stereos now, in addition to rev and speed limiters??? Is driving under the influence of bass going to become an offence like drunk driving? Are we gonna get pulled over by the "bass bus" instead of the booze bus, and have machinery testing how loud our speakers are?

If so, lets just hope that they will stretch those laws further to make certain music illegal too, such as Britney Spears and her kind.
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Re: South Aus - Cars will get impounded for Loud Stereos

unbelievable.....what happened to the constitution.....especially the part where it says that you cannot modify the constitution without the say of the people....

let's just ban everything.....that'll make it easier.....we'll start with Holdens
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Re: South Aus - Cars will get impounded for Loud Stereos

What a crock of sh!t, well all the rice and crapadores will be off the road soon I guess.
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LOL bass bus i love it. It is a good point though how loud is too loud? I think that it should also be relative to the area you are playing it and the time -sidestreets at night or highway during the day.
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Re: South Aus - Cars will get impounded for Loud Stereos

Thats bad news.. :(
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Re: South Aus - Cars will get impounded for Loud Stereos

what the hell...
i'm ripping my stereo out and spending it on go fast mods...
ITS SAFER
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Re: South Aus - Cars will get impounded for Loud Stereos

There's only one car I know of that had a stereo so loud it was dangerous. An ex All Black's ute was so loud if you closed the doors and cranked it up it was potentially lethal.
Then there's joe bloggs, who likes to listen to his music reasonably loud, but it can be heard v. faintly from say a metre or two away - what happens to him? He's only turning it up and driving the long way home, enjoying himself, rather than just driving home. That seems to be what the pollies over in oz seem to be doing... making it harder to have fun in your car, rather than making it harder to get yourself in a bad situation.
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