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Z750 on youtube

By squashee 31 December 2008 156

[First filed: December 26, 2008 @ 09:16]

After we have all had some great discussion on road safety in Canberra, particularly relating to motorcycles recently, I noticed a new posting on YouTube today.

Hopefully nature will be kind to “Joel” in the clip, but it proves that we “normal” folk worry about going a few kilometres over the limit and being caught by the cameras, while some idiots choose to break the law and film themselves doing so.

Let’s hope the cops catch this guy before a kangaroo does – shouldn’t be hard – how many Z750s are there in Canberra?

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=NL7CmfFH3lQ

[Ed (Che): Looks like the CT has read RiotACT and jumped on the bandwagon this morning]

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peterh 10:08 am 07 Jan 09

I have several friends who are members of the AFP, and some who have since retired. I don’t envy them their job, and always take the time to think of them on christmas day, or NYE. They are away from their families, dealing with all sorts of horrible circumstances every day – not all get to just sit in the station, and deal with “happy, friendly people”.

I have had a few lessons taught to me by some of the older members, one that saved me from a particularly nasty direction that I was going down in my life.

fairly certain that policing is up there with retail for a really bad day.

spambox, as is mentioned here and elsewhere, you-tube is already frequented by the police, they do scan for particular keywords, and if the RA hadn’t brought this to their attention, I certainly would have, as would many of my friends. failing that, they may well have already known about this fool’s behaviour. I wonder if he will be driving the toyota that appears on his website?

peterh 9:53 am 07 Jan 09

Holden Caulfield said :

Haha, Joel must be so proud now that he has made it onto one of the web’s biggest automotive sites…
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/02/dumb-top-speed-runs-on-public-roads-dumber-uploading-them-to/

and this is the best bit of the article:

We’ve all broken a law or two, but guys, a word of advice: filming high-speed runs is like filming your conjugal activities… not to be done. If you must, keep it on lockdown like D-Block at Folsom. Otherwise… well, you should know by now what happens.

Tooks 8:09 am 07 Jan 09

bigred said :

To Vandam the answer is simple – BOTH!
Tooks, local taxpayers expect service, and I am far from the only one to express concern about “poor customer service” which was how your superiors described my experiences in a face to face conversation.

You may have thought my original comment about making a complaint was me being a smart arse, but it actually wasn’t. If you feel genuinely unsatisfied with the way you were treated, then make a complaint.

I do know that traffic complaints are generally dealt with a lot differently to yours (ie. a car is sent out, statements are made, court etc), which is why I was a bit sceptical.

I’d be interested to know what you were actually told by the operator.

BerraBoy68 8:07 am 07 Jan 09

bigred said :

To Vandam the answer is simple – BOTH!
Tooks, local taxpayers expect service, and I am far from the only one to express concern about “poor customer service” which was how your superiors described my experiences in a face to face conversation.

So if you’ve had your concerns/issues dealt with why are you still holding a grudge against the police. Sounds to me like you had access to, and good service (with an apology thrown in) from, the AFP head-shed so let it go. You’ll be surprised how much better you may feel.

Look for the best in people, occassionally you might find it:)

bigred 10:08 pm 06 Jan 09

To Vandam the answer is simple – BOTH!
Tooks, local taxpayers expect service, and I am far from the only one to express concern about “poor customer service” which was how your superiors described my experiences in a face to face conversation.

Pandy 10:03 pm 06 Jan 09

Welcone to 2008

Tooks 8:24 am 06 Jan 09

vandam said :

Tooks,

Bigred is a known cop hater. It doesn’t matter what you do or offer he is one of those typical Canberrans where what ever you do, its not good enough.

Yeah, I know about Bigred’s dislike for police. I also know he won’t make a complaint (as suggested by me), because he’s probably not being completely honest about his conversation with the police operator, or the incident itself.

vandam 7:29 am 06 Jan 09

Tooks,

Bigred is a known cop hater. It doesn’t matter what you do or offer he is one of those typical Canberrans where what ever you do, its not good enough.

To Bigred,

Honestly, what would you expect cops be doing??? dealing with some chick who’s been beaten up by her abusive partner or deal with silly ute crossing double lines???

vg 7:14 am 04 Jan 09

Danman said :

err not given back… maybe a workers licence – though he has to prove that he will not be able to survive on local transport i.e. a shift worker or mobile small business operator. Even then there is strict legislation on the hours he can use his vehicle, and limits, i.e. straight to work and straight back home, not even stopping for a loaf a bread on the way…

You’re kidding aren’t you? We’re talking Canberra here. Workers licences are only supposed to be given out in ‘exceptional’ circumstances. Every driver that applies for one in the ACT Courts seems to be ‘exceptional’. I am yet to see someone miss out on one

Pandy 11:04 pm 03 Jan 09

Gold!

I-filed 10:58 pm 03 Jan 09

I was wondering why there hasn’t been a peep out of JohnBoy on this thread – and here’s the answer, thanks to someone else finding the old Bentley post (I think it was John Laws, btw). Here’s a VERY relevant quote from JB circa 2005! : ]

“I have driven over 200kph (just to see what it felt like) and I’ve taken a motorbike over 170 for much the same reason.

“For the record it feels like the most alive you’ll ever be. Your reaction space opens, and opens, and you adjust to making dozens of decisions a second. Your field of view narrows and narrows to the tarmac in front of you.

“In a way it’s like being in big surf. When the world narrows to the point you’re in with the crests either side and everything in monochrome as your brain decides, and decides, and decides, on which way lies safety and which way disaster.

“But (and it’s a big, big, but) there’s nothing dangerous to others about being in big surf.

“So i took vehicles up to those silly speeds once, and having been there. I don’t feel a need to go again.”

JohnBoy

Holden Caulfield 10:46 am 03 Jan 09

Haha, Joel must be so proud now that he has made it onto one of the web’s biggest automotive sites…
http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/02/dumb-top-speed-runs-on-public-roads-dumber-uploading-them-to/

Tooks 12:12 pm 02 Jan 09

bigred said :

Tooks, yes, to all of the above. I know what is required, and am quite prepared to back up my observations with a court outing. Otherwise, no point making the call, is there? Crap happens all the time and your lot generally don’t give a fig.

No worries. In that case, you should make a complaint to the AFP, then if you are not satisfied with the result, go to the ombudsman. Let us know how you go.

Danman 10:15 am 02 Jan 09

err not given back… maybe a workers licence – though he has to prove that he will not be able to survive on local transport i.e. a shift worker or mobile small business operator. Even then there is strict legislation on the hours he can use his vehicle, and limits, i.e. straight to work and straight back home, not even stopping for a loaf a bread on the way…

powell01 8:50 am 02 Jan 09

audacity of hope said :

Does anyone know anything about Joel personally (apart from what is on his websites)?

Plus he will probably find a reason that he needs to drive\ride for work and be given his licence back.

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