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Old Sep 27th 2010, 1:50 am
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Originally Posted by 897nicole View Post
I had a friend who was speeding and was pulled over by the police. She said it was ok to speed in the UK, no surprise she got three points and a fine. What out for the school zones 40Kph only at certain times. New country new laws, expect to have fines and points if you don't abide by them.
I have to admit that driving on the motorways is a lot more chilled out in Aus than the UK, just a little slower. Get a car with cruise control, saves a fortune on fines.
Saw an outrageous speed trap on the Sunshine Motorway over the weekend, in a blind dip 100 metres before a speed limit increase sign.
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Old Sep 27th 2010, 1:53 am
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Originally Posted by Steve2009 View Post
Saw an outrageous speed trap on the Sunshine Motorway over the weekend, in a blind dip 100 metres before a speed limit increase sign.
Dangerous driving is one of my pet hates. I despise people who drive irresponsibly. Check out all the skid marks all over the suburban streets from the hoon prats. Check out drunks driving home from the pub.

People acclerating from 80 to 100 in the 80 on a totally open road - say progressing through the 80s before they hit the sign are breaking the law, but they are not dangerous.
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Old Sep 27th 2010, 2:55 am
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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
The OP never for one moment suggested it was!
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Old Sep 27th 2010, 6:30 am
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The OP never for one moment suggested it was!
never said he did, did I

ah ha!
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Old Sep 28th 2010, 2:14 am
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Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Originally Posted by koalakim View Post
The worst thing in certainly in Melbourne is that they can take months to get the tickets out so you have no idea if you've been caught
So don't they always chase you to pull over before issuing every speeding ticket? Do they do it silently also by posting a ticket 3 months after a minor speeding error.. That's quite unjust I would say Ideally they should catch us on spot to show us our mistake
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Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

Totally agree on the speeding cameras and bad driving, however the UK is way way worse for speeding detection now with the average speed cameras they use there. If one bastard device was ever invented it is that, and they've no doubt fixed the inability of it to work if you've changed lanes by now. Australia being behind the times in most things is a benefit that in that we don't have these yet.
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Old Sep 28th 2010, 5:57 am
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Originally Posted by jimbo_d View Post
Totally agree on the speeding cameras and bad driving, however the UK is way way worse for speeding detection now with the average speed cameras they use there.
But in most states here you can't use speed camera detectors - does that make the Australian authorities advanced or scared?
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Old Sep 28th 2010, 6:02 am
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Originally Posted by Gems View Post
Came to Australia and got caught on the outskirts of town, they reckon he was doing 75 in 70 road.
That would be really unlucky as one would expect there to be some allowance for speedo errors which are up to 10% wrong.
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Old Sep 28th 2010, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by discobay View Post
But in most states here you can't use speed camera detectors - does that make the Australian authorities advanced or scared?

Scared. Imagine the untold millions in fines revenue they would lose.


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Old Sep 28th 2010, 6:24 am
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Originally Posted by Swerv-o View Post
Scared. Imagine the untold millions in fines revenue they would lose.


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Ha ha ha!
True ... so true.
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Old Sep 28th 2010, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by jimbo_d View Post
Totally agree on the speeding cameras and bad driving, however the UK is way way worse for speeding detection now with the average speed cameras they use there. If one bastard device was ever invented it is that, and they've no doubt fixed the inability of it to work if you've changed lanes by now. Australia being behind the times in most things is a benefit that in that we don't have these yet.
They were on the news yesterday, they are in the pipeline...
 
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Scared. Imagine the untold millions in fines revenue they would lose.


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Then they would have to increase income tax, or some other tax, to compensate for the loss of income.... Then even the non-speeders would end up paying
 
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Default Re: Watch out..are you speeding?

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Then they would have to increase income tax, or some other tax, to compensate for the loss of income.... Then even the non-speeders would end up paying
Increase mining tax!! go Kevin!!
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Old Sep 28th 2010, 6:57 am
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They were on the news yesterday, they are in the pipeline...
QLD announced them at the start of the year. I believe they will be going live just before Xmas. They have already built one on the Bruce between Bribie Island exit and Cooroy, it's just not active yet.
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Originally Posted by discobay View Post
That would be really unlucky as one would expect there to be some allowance for speedo errors which are up to 10% wrong.
Yeah but the Aus standard says their supposed to be 0% under-read but up to 10% over-read. That's been in for a while. Could have problems on older cars.
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