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Old 10-19-2002, 02:51   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb stop whinging about speed cameras

and do something about them. two options; drive with one eye on the speedo and the other on the side of the road hoping to spot it before it spots you. or two...

try this. it all depends on step one working, which i have been assured it does...

1. remove your front number plate.
2. apply loads of clear gloss to the plate.
3. replace plate.
next time you go through a camera and it flashes you, the gloss should hopefully reflect that little flash back down the barrel of the evil bastard, causing it to see nothing of your number plate.

if you do not get the expected fine in the mail, then do the following.
1. go to your favourite charity.
2. donate $50.
3. get a receipt.
4. at tax time, claim the $50 back.

this way, your state govt gets nothing, your charity gets a donation, you get some of that donation back in tax and the federal government helps to prop up your favourite charity. for me, those charities that stand to gain are the RSPCA, Free The Bears and other animal charities.

you get a tiny fine, you lose no demerits, your charity gets helped, you get the federal government to pay part of your fine and you get to do to the state government what they have been doing to you for so long. **** em.



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Old 10-19-2002, 03:06   #2 (permalink)
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I only speed camera I have a problem with, is the three in the Sydney harbour tunnel.

The one in the middle was fine, as it slowed the idiots down that were trying to reach two hundred in the tunnel, whislt video taping their lunacy.

Now though, there is three cameras for each North and South bound lane. This causes dangerous driving as every one now drives while watching the speedo to stay under 80 and not watching the road and what is going on around them.
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Old 10-19-2002, 05:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: stop whinging about speed cameras

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you get a tiny fine, you lose no demerits, your charity gets helped, you get the federal government to pay part of your fine and you get to do to the state government what they have been doing to you for so long. **** em.
How does the "tiny fine and lose no demerits" work? If you're booked doing x km/h over the limit then you'll lose the appropriate amount of points and dollars irrespective of how generous you are to charities, do you not?

The clear coat on the license plate idea sounds good if it works, however as speed cameras get you Greek Style™ (think about it!) then clear coating the front plate would be an exercise in futility.
Also, wouldn't the clear coat only work if the picture was taken perpendicular to the plate?

On the drive back to Sydney from the Raid we passed a back VW or Audi that was driving with no plates at all. Now that's a novel idea.
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How does the "tiny fine and lose no demerits" work? If you're booked doing x km/h over the limit then you'll lose the appropriate amount of points and dollars irrespective of how generous you are to charities, do you not?
I think the idea was this

If you get flashed because you were speeding, but don't recieve the fine cause of the gloss, then the fine you pay is "voluntary" and to the charity of your choice. This way you are paying a fine, but loose no demerits....And you get it back at tax time, so everyone wins!!!

Am i right??? Do i win $200??

Its all good in theory, just have to see if it works....
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Old 10-19-2002, 16:07   #5 (permalink)
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You'be displeased to know that the 'gloss over the plate' does not work.

The camera now uses a laser, not a flash and film. The image is digital (designed with coding so it can't be changed).

Nice try though (I hate the camera's - there for funding election promises to vocal minorities....grrrr don't get me started)
 
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Nothing a well placed brick cannot fix mate in the back of a camera. Most hoons around where I live don't even have their plates on and for about 10% of the cars are probably stolen. Cops rarely ever catch these folks.
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How about this fella's.

DON"T SPEED IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Cameras are only designed to take photos of you when you are exceeding the speed limit, which when I last check was breaking the law. For Farks sake, if you want to speed go to test and tune nights at the drags, join a car club that go to local race tracks for race days. There are legal ways of speeding.

When you kid is killed by a speeding motorist that couldn't stop you opinion might change.

I am like the rest of you. I love my car and I love to drive it fast there are times and most inportantly places to speed and the street is not one of them.

Can some one pass me a ladder to get off this soap box.

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Re: stop whinging about speed cameras

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1. remove your front number plate.
2. apply loads of clear gloss to the plate.
3. replace plate.
next time you go through a camera and it flashes you, the gloss should hopefully reflect that little flash back down the barrel of the evil bastard, causing it to see nothing of your number plate.
I'm not sure this is the type of activity we should be promoting in any way, shape or form.

Obscuring your number plate by any means is illegal! (read criminal activity)

The ONLY legal way to avoid speed camera fines is to NOT SPEED!!!!

When will people get it into their heads that the only way a legislative body will EVER take the time to listen to our concerns about state revenue raising and unfair police harrasment (or any other matter BTW) is when we finally act as a body of law abiding, responsible motorists.
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But the speed limits are way too low here in Australia.
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like the speed limits or not .. they are here..disobey them at your own risk
I can assure you that all the hairspray..gloss paint...putting a bend in the middle of the plate type things DON'T WORK

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