Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Australia
Reload this Page >

Watch out..are you speeding?

Watch out..are you speeding?

Old Sep 21st 2010, 4:38 pm
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 23
Dylan T is just really niceDylan T is just really niceDylan T is just really niceDylan T is just really niceDylan T is just really niceDylan T is just really niceDylan T is just really niceDylan T is just really nice
Default Watch out..are you speeding?

Got two fines on ONE day when travelling on the Princess Highway, one $149 for overspeeding <10km, one $239 for <15km!! Now know why ppl here are driving not as recklessly.
Dylan T is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 2:02 am
  #2  
BE Forum Addict
 
Red_V_Roger's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Peregian Springs, Sunshine Coast
Posts: 1,871
Red_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Originally Posted by Dylan T View Post
Got two fines on ONE day when travelling on the Princess Highway, one $149 for overspeeding <10km, one $239 for <15km!! Now know why ppl here are driving not as recklessly.
Welcome to Australia.

Just remember one thing...speed is the route of all evil in Australia and is (as I have a reply letter from the NSW RTA to prove) their only real considered cause of accidents.

It doesn't matter that 17 year old kids can drive 3.0ltr V6's with very cheap insurance or that people hog the middle lane (where signed to keep left) or that almost no sign at night is illuminated, or that people drive in thongs, or that they don't learn car control with being in an auto, drive far too close and like stupid in the wet.

NO - ONLY SPEED MATTERS IN AUSTRALIAN ROAD SAFETY

So the only way you can't help the State revenue is by not speeding.


Don't get me wrong, I am not saying on here like many do when this matter comes up, "Well if you didn't speed...." What I am saying is that their whole road safety policy is screwed because it only focus on the one thing that lines State revenue's pockets.

Last edited by Red_V_Roger; Sep 22nd 2010 at 2:05 am.
Red_V_Roger is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 2:25 am
  #3  
has lost The Game
 
Swerv-o's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Chippendale, Sydney
Posts: 8,731
Swerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond reputeSwerv-o has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Originally Posted by Red_V_Roger View Post
Welcome to Australia.

Just remember one thing...speed is the route of all evil in Australia and is (as I have a reply letter from the NSW RTA to prove) their only real considered cause of accidents.

It doesn't matter that 17 year old kids can drive 3.0ltr V6's with very cheap insurance or that people hog the middle lane (where signed to keep left) or that almost no sign at night is illuminated, or that people drive in thongs, or that they don't learn car control with being in an auto, drive far too close and like stupid in the wet.

NO - ONLY SPEED MATTERS IN AUSTRALIAN ROAD SAFETY

So the only way you can't help the State revenue is by not speeding.


Don't get me wrong, I am not saying on here like many do when this matter comes up, "Well if you didn't speed...." What I am saying is that their whole road safety policy is screwed because it only focus on the one thing that lines State revenue's pockets.

Agreed.

Are you sure you don't want to add in some pontificating too though?


S
Swerv-o is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 2:43 am
  #4  
BE Enthusiast
 
dave99's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 948
dave99 has a reputation beyond reputedave99 has a reputation beyond reputedave99 has a reputation beyond reputedave99 has a reputation beyond reputedave99 has a reputation beyond reputedave99 has a reputation beyond reputedave99 has a reputation beyond reputedave99 has a reputation beyond reputedave99 has a reputation beyond reputedave99 has a reputation beyond reputedave99 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

if your speeding, then its no ones fault but your own if you get caught and have to pay a big fine
dave99 is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 2:48 am
  #5  
 
Kelli28's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: High up in Joondalup.
Posts: 4,228
Kelli28 has a reputation beyond reputeKelli28 has a reputation beyond reputeKelli28 has a reputation beyond reputeKelli28 has a reputation beyond reputeKelli28 has a reputation beyond reputeKelli28 has a reputation beyond reputeKelli28 has a reputation beyond reputeKelli28 has a reputation beyond reputeKelli28 has a reputation beyond reputeKelli28 has a reputation beyond reputeKelli28 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Originally Posted by dave99 View Post
if your speeding, then its no ones fault but your own if you get caught and have to pay a big fine
Thanks for letting us know
Kelli28 is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 3:09 am
  #6  
BE Forum Addict
 
Officer Dibble's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,566
Officer Dibble has a reputation beyond reputeOfficer Dibble has a reputation beyond reputeOfficer Dibble has a reputation beyond reputeOfficer Dibble has a reputation beyond reputeOfficer Dibble has a reputation beyond reputeOfficer Dibble has a reputation beyond reputeOfficer Dibble has a reputation beyond reputeOfficer Dibble has a reputation beyond reputeOfficer Dibble has a reputation beyond reputeOfficer Dibble has a reputation beyond reputeOfficer Dibble has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Originally Posted by kelli28 View Post
Thanks for letting us know
All this time Ive been blaming the dog.
Officer Dibble is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 4:03 am
  #7  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,412
Steve2009 is a splendid one to beholdSteve2009 is a splendid one to beholdSteve2009 is a splendid one to beholdSteve2009 is a splendid one to beholdSteve2009 is a splendid one to beholdSteve2009 is a splendid one to beholdSteve2009 is a splendid one to beholdSteve2009 is a splendid one to beholdSteve2009 is a splendid one to beholdSteve2009 is a splendid one to beholdSteve2009 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Be careful of the points, NSW suspends thousands of drivers every week. Double points on public holiday weekends too.
Steve2009 is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 4:07 am
  #8  
BE Forum Addict
 
Red_V_Roger's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Peregian Springs, Sunshine Coast
Posts: 1,871
Red_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Originally Posted by Steve2009 View Post
Be careful of the points, NSW suspends thousands of drivers every week. Double points on public holiday weekends too.
Yes, I dont care about the money...its the points.
Red_V_Roger is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 4:13 am
  #9  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,905
Gems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Its a pain here for speeding tickets.
Hubby is the most careful driver, and never had any speeding tickets in his life
until we came here.

Came to Australia and got caught on the outskirts of town, they reckon he was doing 75 in 70 road. However we were not so sure and it was also a big hill and inbetween 2 speeding signs. We paid up but still unsure whether he was actually speeding.
Ive since read that my town has been conning people by doing speeding inbetween speed signs and up hills. Which is how we got our fine.

So even if your normally a careful driver your probably going to get stuck with a speeding fine sooner than later in Aus.

Gems
Gems is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 4:16 am
  #10  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,905
Gems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond reputeGems has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Ive since read that my town has been conning people by doing speeding inbetween speed signs and up hills. Which is how we got our fine.

Also they now hide the camera in bushes which isnt supposed to be done.

For those who dont know this is illegal and they are not supposed to do it.
Gems is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 5:10 am
  #11  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 623
markbhx has a spectacular aura aboutmarkbhx has a spectacular aura aboutmarkbhx has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Originally Posted by Red_V_Roger View Post
Welcome to Australia.

Just remember one thing...speed is the route of all evil in Australia and is (as I have a reply letter from the NSW RTA to prove) their only real considered cause of accidents.

It doesn't matter that 17 year old kids can drive 3.0ltr V6's with very cheap insurance or that people hog the middle lane (where signed to keep left) or that almost no sign at night is illuminated, or that people drive in thongs, or that they don't learn car control with being in an auto, drive far too close and like stupid in the wet.

NO - ONLY SPEED MATTERS IN AUSTRALIAN ROAD SAFETY

So the only way you can't help the State revenue is by not speeding.


Don't get me wrong, I am not saying on here like many do when this matter comes up, "Well if you didn't speed...." What I am saying is that their whole road safety policy is screwed because it only focus on the one thing that lines State revenue's pockets.
The road law is completely backwards. I saw a porsche on P plates and was full of kids, obviously daddys car or they were drug dealers! Thats ok though because a 17yo would never speed in a porsche with his mates in the back!!

I think they also need do an advanced lesson on how to use the left lane.
Many times I have been at the back of someone driving slow in the outside lane, not once do they look in the rear view mirror!! I'm not sure they know how to use it!! Most drivers seem to only be aware of whats in front of them and not around them.

Don't get me started on driving in the rain, jeez they seem to lose the little driving ability they have altogether. Maybe they need rain driving lessons too!!
markbhx is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 5:19 am
  #12  
Proudly Deplorable
 
Amazulu's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2003
Location: Alloha snack bar
Posts: 23,491
Amazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Originally Posted by Gems View Post
Its a pain here for speeding tickets.
Hubby is the most careful driver, and never had any speeding tickets in his life
until we came here.

Came to Australia and got caught on the outskirts of town, they reckon he was doing 75 in 70 road. However we were not so sure and it was also a big hill and inbetween 2 speeding signs. We paid up but still unsure whether he was actually speeding.
Ive since read that my town has been conning people by doing speeding inbetween speed signs and up hills. Which is how we got our fine.

So even if your normally a careful driver your probably going to get stuck with a speeding fine sooner than later in Aus.

Gems
Interestingly, a friend of ours in on holiday in the UK at the moment and has just been done twice in a week for speeding! I saw few cameras when I was there recently (although there are now a lot more of those average speed setups on the motorways) - and even less cops. I guess she has been unlucky.
Amazulu is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 5:23 am
  #13  
Proudly Deplorable
 
Amazulu's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2003
Location: Alloha snack bar
Posts: 23,491
Amazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond reputeAmazulu has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Originally Posted by markbhx View Post
The road law is completely backwards. I saw a porsche on P plates and was full of kids, obviously daddys car or they were drug dealers! Thats ok though because a 17yo would never speed in a porsche with his mates in the back!!

I think they also need do an advanced lesson on how to use the left lane.
Many times I have been at the back of someone driving slow in the outside lane, not once do they look in the rear view mirror!! I'm not sure they know how to use it!! Most drivers seem to only be aware of whats in front of them and not around them.

Don't get me started on driving in the rain, jeez they seem to lose the little driving ability they have altogether. Maybe they need rain driving lessons too!!
I was over in the UK recently and I didn't think the driving standard was that much better to be honest. Drivers are definitely more courteous and probably drive better at higher speeds but I didn't think that general driving standards were better than here. On the other hand, driving standards in Germany and Austria were very good. Driving there was a dream.

Last edited by Amazulu; Sep 22nd 2010 at 5:45 am.
Amazulu is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 5:24 am
  #14  
BE Forum Addict
 
knockoff nige's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Sydney
Posts: 4,404
knockoff nige has a reputation beyond reputeknockoff nige has a reputation beyond reputeknockoff nige has a reputation beyond reputeknockoff nige has a reputation beyond reputeknockoff nige has a reputation beyond reputeknockoff nige has a reputation beyond reputeknockoff nige has a reputation beyond reputeknockoff nige has a reputation beyond reputeknockoff nige has a reputation beyond reputeknockoff nige has a reputation beyond reputeknockoff nige has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Do you ever think that drivers who drive slower than you are tossers but anyone who drives faster than you is a total maniac?

Anyway, there are too many aggressive drivers over here. Living in Vaucluse I see many yuppies weaving in and out of lanes with no indication and very little space. Australians in person, generally are lovely people. Put them in a car and they become instant assholes. Ok so thats generalising, sue me.
knockoff nige is offline  
Old Sep 22nd 2010, 5:31 am
  #15  
BE Forum Addict
 
Red_V_Roger's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Peregian Springs, Sunshine Coast
Posts: 1,871
Red_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond reputeRed_V_Roger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Originally Posted by markbhx View Post
The road law is completely backwards. I saw a porsche on P plates and was full of kids, obviously daddys car or they were drug dealers! Thats ok though because a 17yo would never speed in a porsche with his mates in the back!!

I think they also need do an advanced lesson on how to use the left lane.
Many times I have been at the back of someone driving slow in the outside lane, not once do they look in the rear view mirror!! I'm not sure they know how to use it!! Most drivers seem to only be aware of whats in front of them and not around them.

Don't get me started on driving in the rain, jeez they seem to lose the little driving ability they have altogether. Maybe they need rain driving lessons too!!
In the letter that I wrote to the RTA, one of the subjects I addressed was limiting P platers to small cars, perhaps by making the insurance premiums absoluetly massive - like happens in the UK.

Their reply said that they had addressed this aleady limiting P plates to nothing larger than a V6, no turbos and no superchargers. So that's alright then...
Red_V_Roger is offline  

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.