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RBT Camera Locations. A facebook group waiting for the takedown.

By johnboy - 6 July 2011 72

To add to the annals of “bad ideas for using facebook” we can now add Canberra’s RBT/Camera Locations.

At the time of writing 848 enthusiastic facebookers are posting away.

What’s Your opinion?


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72 Responses to
RBT Camera Locations. A facebook group waiting for the takedown.
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vg 10:08 am
06 Jul 11
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Of the 848 likers of the group I’d suggest 847 aren’t old enough to have a licence anyway. They will get caught like they always do anyway

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Classified 10:40 am
06 Jul 11
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Maybe we should use a similar idea but for something useful, like a regular thread where people post up the locations of the cheapest petrol they’ve seen that day.

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Moose 11:06 am
06 Jul 11
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Classified said :

Maybe we should use a similar idea but for something useful, like a regular thread where people post up the locations of the cheapest petrol they’ve seen that day.

+1

Although the site does give some useful information about avoiding accidents…

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Thoroughly Smashed 11:16 am
06 Jul 11
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Classified said :

Maybe we should use a similar idea but for something useful, like a regular thread where people post up the locations of the cheapest petrol they’ve seen that day.

So you can all drive halfway across town to save a couple of dollars?

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damien haas 11:19 am
06 Jul 11
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Classified said :

Maybe we should use a similar idea but for something useful, like a regular thread where people post up the locations of the cheapest petrol they’ve seen that day.

This facebook group already exists its called Canberra Fuel Prices

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dvaey 11:34 am
06 Jul 11
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If these potential sites are chosen because of their accident or general safety history, surely it is in the publics interest to document where the police and our govco think safety is an issue.

If theres a speed-trap setup on Monaro highway in a blackspot, and someone advertises that theres a speed camera there, causing drivers to slow down, isnt that *EXACTLY* what they want?

This of course assumes that these activities are done on safety blackspots and are designed to improve road-safety rather than revenue raise. If you were only interested in safety, you dont care *why* traffic behaves more sensibly, only that it does.. if youre only interested in revenue, then youd badmouth anyone who pointed out these targetted blackspots out.

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colourful sydney rac 11:47 am
06 Jul 11
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dvaey said :

If these potential sites are chosen because of their accident or general safety history, surely it is in the publics interest to document where the police and our govco think safety is an issue.

If theres a speed-trap setup on Monaro highway in a blackspot, and someone advertises that theres a speed camera there, causing drivers to slow down, isnt that *EXACTLY* what they want?

This of course assumes that these activities are done on safety blackspots and are designed to improve road-safety rather than revenue raise. If you were only interested in safety, you dont care *why* traffic behaves more sensibly, only that it does.. if youre only interested in revenue, then youd badmouth anyone who pointed out these targetted blackspots out.

Do you think the same thing about random breath tests?

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dvaey 11:55 am
06 Jul 11
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colourful sydney racing identity said :

Do you think the same thing about random breath tests?

If a particular area is known to be bad for alcohol-related accidents and the police feel the site is worthy enough to warrant extra scrutiny, then yes I think that a website should be allowed to publish those locations, just as much as they post the location of any other road-safety hotspots.

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Henry82 12:00 pm
06 Jul 11
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I dont think it will have any effect whatsoever. checking facebook before every journey wont be practical.

dvaey said :

If theres a speed-trap setup on Monaro highway in a blackspot, and someone advertises that theres a speed camera there, causing drivers to slow down, isnt that *EXACTLY* what they want?

Couple of issues.
1) Telling people where the police are just encourages them to speed elsewhere. knowing ‘you could get speed checked anytime’ is enough encouragement for a lot of people not to speed.
2) Telling people where RBTs are is unbelievably stupid, as it encourages people to ‘drink and drive’
3) I’m sure police would prefer posts like “police out in force tonight, dont speed!” instead of exact locations
4) If police were out for revenue raising, every police car would be undercover, not hotted up V8s with chequered flag decals. Plus speed vans stick out, i cant believe anyone gets caught by them, particularly when they’re parked in the middle of northborne.
5) Posting locations quickly usually means from a mobile phone, which is illegal while driving.

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Rollersk8r 12:09 pm
06 Jul 11
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It’s only a bad idea insofar as you’d be stupid to rely on it.

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Classified 12:25 pm
06 Jul 11
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Thoroughly Smashed said :

Classified said :

Maybe we should use a similar idea but for something useful, like a regular thread where people post up the locations of the cheapest petrol they’ve seen that day.

So you can all drive halfway across town to save a couple of dollars?

No-one’s twisting your arm…

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Classified 12:26 pm
06 Jul 11
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damien haas said :

Classified said :

Maybe we should use a similar idea but for something useful, like a regular thread where people post up the locations of the cheapest petrol they’ve seen that day.

This facebook group already exists its called Canberra Fuel Prices

Thanks, but I don’t use facebook.

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Snave81 12:39 pm
06 Jul 11
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Which fine is less, using a mobile to check a Facebook group while driving or speeding because you didn’t notice the camera and remeber to slow down?

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colourful sydney rac 2:16 pm
06 Jul 11
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dvaey said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Do you think the same thing about random breath tests?

If a particular area is known to be bad for alcohol-related accidents and the police feel the site is worthy enough to warrant extra scrutiny, then yes I think that a website should be allowed to publish those locations, just as much as they post the location of any other road-safety hotspots.

So that drunks can find another route to drive home? *wow*

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G-Fresh 2:35 pm
06 Jul 11
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