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Old 08-30-2004, 02:00   #1 (permalink)
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Those TODAY TONIGHT bastards never learn

Well im watchin Today Tonight on Channel 7 right now.

Theyre doin tests to see whether they should ban P-platers from night driving and increase restrictions. AGAIN. Will it ever end?

It starts off with a Yello Magna VR-X comin thru a tunnel and doing a handbraky into a cardboard pedestrian. Then the danger music comes in and the serious voice-over starts.

They rant some stuff about people and pedestrains dying (Harold Scruby is probly having a wank right now) and start doin some tests with cardboard people popping out and tyres being thrown on the road.
The surprising thing is the P-platers are leading against the oldies in reflexes and have managed to avoid hitting objects and pedestrians on average more than the full-licence holders.

Something else i noticed is most of the drivers keep worrying about whether theyre doin the limit or not, and even use it as an excuse for when they hit somehting!!
"I was keepin my eye on the 65". Oh well thats alright then.

Congratulations, you just pointed out the obvious Today Tonight. The Speed Kills strategy is bullshit. And your calls for tighter restrictions are disproven by your own tests. Wankers.
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Old 08-30-2004, 02:35   #2 (permalink)
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who cares about today tonight????This government wont ban p plater drivers..it would lose billions in revenue from fuel tax that all the rev heads burn on a Saturday night..
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Old 08-30-2004, 02:38   #3 (permalink)
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Another "slow news" night, so they go and make thier own.
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Old 08-30-2004, 02:40   #4 (permalink)
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Saw it and simply dismissed the whole thing out of hand. There were more flaws in the testing that I care to even get into. I'll just point out the obvious. If your a pedestrian and its dark, standing in the middle of the road will probably only have 1 conclusion!
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Pffft, they can do it, I'll still drive.
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If your a pedestrian and its dark, standing in the middle of the road will probably only have 1 conclusion!
And you happen to be in a tunnel with no lights! yeah, there's only one conclusion, blood on my windscreen. As if! what a stupid article that was, wasted my time watching.
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Old 08-30-2004, 02:57   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Those TODAY TONIGHT bastards never learn

and what about those stupid ghey ads where they run 1 AU falcon doing 60kph and 1 doing 50kph into a truck.

saying speed kills, speed doesnt, the idiot does. the driver and the govt brain washers.

and idiots shouldnt walk the steets either. but it happens.
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Old 08-30-2004, 03:06   #8 (permalink)
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and what about those stupid ghey ads where they run 1 AU falcon doing 60kph and 1 doing 50kph into a truck.

saying speed kills, speed doesnt, the idiot does. the driver and the govt brain washers.

and idiots shouldnt walk the steets either. but it happens.
They should have used commodores in that commercial..
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its just getting stupid now, i guess it gets the ratings or something!
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Re: Those TODAY TONIGHT bastards never learn

i loved how the young guy goes 'can i put my high-beams on?' cos the bit of road he was on was pitch black, and the guy goes 'no no! leave em off!' nice one mate, obviously no high-beams are allowed on pitch black roads with no streetlights out in the middle of nowhere, thats for women! real heroes drive with no lights at all.

just another example of how they try and sway these tests so that the results they are after are what people see. here we have a young driver who thought it wise to use his highbeams (which, lets face it, really light up the place compared to normal lights) cos the occasion clearly called for it, and he is told not to by the instructor guy
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