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More Speed Camera Sites

By paperboy - 21 January 2006 53

Watch your speed. Canberra now has another 22 speed camera sites.

Effective from last Tuesday (what an odd starting date) new locations have been added to the 62 already in use, including most of William Hovell Drive and Southern Cross Drive, and sections or new parts of Canberra Avenue, Gundaroo Drive, Commonwealth Avenue, Federal Highway, Clift Crescent, Cotter Road, Majura Road, Sulwood Drive, Yamba Drive and a couple of others.

The full list of 84 sites is
here.

I recall when the speed camera vans were first introduced to ACT roads, the idea was to position them in notorious ‘accident’ blackspots.

More than a few of these latest sites could more correctly be described as notorious ‘speeding’ blackspots. But then, is that really a surprise?

What’s Your opinion?


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53 Responses to
More Speed Camera Sites
shauno 3:03 pm 22 Jan 06

“Serious nights on the piss”

Um arriving in Amsterdam on a Friday afternoon and finding out it’s Queen Beatrice’s birthday and the biggest weekend of the year. After 3 days of partying and total debauchery you realize why some people never leave.

Arriving (or rather lost and hungover) in Killorglin, Ireland and finding out it’s the Puck Fair festival where they crown a Goat to be the King of Killorglin and proceed to get on the piss for 3 days straight with the rest of the entire town.
Haha we need a piss up thread

Thumper 1:14 pm 22 Jan 06

Hehehehe.. Let us see..

* Spend time in other countries- yep, plenty of them

* Live out of your parents home- since I was about 13 or 14.

* Play a competitive sport by choice (school sport doesn’t count).- All codes of football and cricket for most of my life. Too broken now.

* Have a sexual relationship.-Goes without saying.

* Get a driver’s licence- since 17, that makes um, a fair while.
* Read widely (books, not internet)- Internet was not invented when I started reading and I still have tons of old books.

* Learn to cook a variety of cuisines- Okay, I’m hopeless in this category but do a mean cheese on toast or BBQ.

* Hitch Hike- Once hitched from Canberra to Sale, in Victoria. Now that was a cool road trip.

* Fight a fire- Been there, done that.

* Rope a steer- Never roped a steer but I’ve been a rousty on a sheep property. Hot hard work.

* Drive a locomotive- Okay, this is getting ridiculous. I have driven a convertible 1955 Morris Minor and a tractor. Does a tractor count? Also rode motorbikes for most of my life.

* Follow a team- Yay, go the Brumbies, the Tigers, The Raiders, the Blues, The Steelers (American football, which I played when I lived in the States)

* Get in a fight- Too many times when I was a lot younger.

I would also add the following:

*Join the army/ air force/ navy.
*Join SES or RFA
*Rebuild a blown 186 holden red motor
*Go out and have a serous night on the piss
*Go to your local club and sips schooners while watching sports on Fox.
*Volunteer to work at the RSPCA/ St Vinnies/ whatever
*Go skydiving
*Learn an instrument
*Renovate a house
*Work on a farm
*Get out more and meet people thus getting a new perspective on life
*Climb a tall mountain for the hell of it
*Jump into a freezing stream in winter, again, for the hell of it.
* Call Mael a big girl to his face (Hahahaha, cheers Dig)

Now I’m getting silly. Oh well, cricket is on soon. May have to head to the club, suck a schooies, and yarn with the people there about the cricket.

Cheers

johnboy 12:39 pm 22 Jan 06

I’ve decided to address your questions sam because you’ve foolishly used the shock-jock tactic of the mistaken comparison.

Foolish because the shock boys can only make it work through their dishonest control of the microphone.

As we can reply here let’s deconstruct the bullshit.

“Let me get this straight…I don’t drive, therefore I can’t have an opinion on traffic matters?”

You can have an opinion, but it’s worth much less than the opinion of people who are licensed to drive, especially as you choose to remain unlicensed.

“A week or two ago I didn’t know the entire history of the british royal family, therefore I couldn’t make a lighthearted comment stating that I found a decision amusing?”

Mocking an intelligent decision because you were ignorant of the precedent simply makes a dickhead of yourself. You are of course free to make a dickhead of yourself, something you’ve made a bit of an art form of.

I’m not dead so I can’t have an opinion on graveyards?

False comparison, if you’ve never been to a graveyard and have not suffered a loss in your young life then your opinion has little value. Nice overblowing of the issue to suggest your critics are excluding the rest of your audience from the debate (by not being dead), when in fact it is just you.

I didn’t vote for (party x) so I can’t comment on their policies???

Really heaping the bullshit on now aren’t you? Again trying to suggest that it’s not just your own drivel that’s been impugned. A better comparison would be to suggest that a person who was old enough to vote, but not registered, has an opinion of lesser value.

What makes an opinion invalid is when it is based on incorrect information, not whether or not a person has experience in a topic.

If your knee jerk opinions were backed up with information Sam then they could be assessed on the basis of that information. But you follow your red-neck radio idols in dressing prejudice as self-evident truth. In which case you need credibility in the subject to back it up.

Johnboy, last time I checked you weren’t a builder, so you better not complain about buildings…

If your worthless little opinions on anything troubled me at all sam then your inappropriate use of the imperative might cut some mustard.

As it is I can comment on the outcomes of buildings that I have experienced. A builder might well find my views on construction techniques to be worthless.

In this case the vast majority of the adult readers of this site are “builders” and as a “non-builder” you need to tread carefully on such isssues.

I don’t have an “anti-samuel” view. I despise the rhetorical style of commercial talkback radio. It is inherenetly dishonest and as long as you use it I’m going to have problems with it.

Alan Jones and John Laws audiences choose to defer to those old monster’s life experience.

It’s bad from them and it’s far, far worse from you.

You’re not the youngest person who comment’s here. But you are the one who tries to speak with the voice of god, which is just offensive to pretty much everyone else.

Some basic life experiences you might want to explore before your opinions will be taken seriously:

* Spend time in other countries
* Live out of your parents home
* Play a competitive sport by choice (school sport doesn’t count).
* Have a sexual relationship.
* Get a driver’s licence
* Read widely (books, not internet)
* Learn to cook a variety of cuisines
* Hitch Hike
* Fight a fire
* Rope a steer
* Drive a locomotive
* Follow a team
* Get in a fight

I’m sure others could add to this list.

None of these things are ends to themselves, but in doing them you would learn a hell of a lot about people and the world.

And get your own licence before commenting on my driving.

Thumper 12:35 pm 22 Jan 06

I don’t have a problem with them, it’s just the weak justification that gets trotted out by governments that annoys me.

I still think more police on the roads would be a better solution but that costs money whereas speed cameras raise money.

johnboy 11:47 am 22 Jan 06

Certainly revenue raising, and in terms of public safety no match whatsoever to the shock and embarrassment of being pulled over in public and issued a fine on the side of the road.

Having said that, the money has to come from somewhere and speeding is a voluntary activity, so why not them and the pokies players subsidise the rest of us who passed high school maths?

Thumper 10:44 am 22 Jan 06

I must be getting old but I just couldn’t be bothered speeding these days.

As for speed cameras beng a road safety issue? I would suggest people look at the road death statistics that pretty conclusively say that more speed cameras does not lead to less deaths on the roads.

We have a Territory government that is just about broke and speed cameras are an easy fix to financial mismanagement.

Ergo they are purely and simply revenue raising.

johnboy 10:07 am 22 Jan 06

Sam, you’re a particularly sheltered child.

But you are old enough to drive.

For what it’s worth I was 24 before I got my licence.

But my opinions on motoring issues prior to that were worthless.

And yes, if you want your opinions to have any value it would help if they were based on some knowledge or experience, or analysis of known data.

You ape the style of the scum of the earth, don’t expect to be admired for it.

Spitfire3 9:46 am 22 Jan 06

“When you get your licence, people might start to value your opinions in these areas Sam.”

Are you serious?

Anyway, I think it’s more likely that people will merely adjust the way they pay him out to include driving like a grandma, or something to that effect.

lenny 5:28 pm 21 Jan 06

(then cry)

lenny 5:23 pm 21 Jan 06

unfortantly i have been caught twice, at the same place, all i could do was laugh

cfi 3:11 pm 21 Jan 06

i didnt realise they had set locations for where they put the vans. I just thought they put them wherever they felt like it

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 2:47 pm 21 Jan 06

I don’t want to start a flamewar, but I can’t phrase this in a way which isn’t likely to do so.

Let me get this straight…I don’t drive, therefore I can’t have an opinion on traffic matters?

A week or two ago I didn’t know the entire history of the british royal family, therefore I couldn’t make a lighthearted comment stating that I found a decision amusing?

Where does this end? I’m not dead so I can’t have an opinion on graveyards? I didn’t vote for (party x) so I can’t comment on their policies???

This is pure nonsense, I am just as entitled as anyone else to have an opinion on any matter I want. I’m not expecting everyone to agree with them, and in quite a few cases I would admit to being in the minority…doesn’t make the opinion any less valid.

What makes an opinion invalid is when it is based on incorrect information, not whether or not a person has experience in a topic.

Johnboy, last time I checked you weren’t a builder, so you better not complain about buildings…

The pattern I have seen lately is that you have had this somewhat blanket “Anti Samuel” view on everything…I’m not sure when this started or why, but I would be interested to know what I did that has turned you against me.

johnboy 2:13 pm 21 Jan 06

When you get your licence, people might start to value your opinions in these areas Sam.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 12:01 pm 21 Jan 06

Well said Johnboy! If only more people would follow your example.

johnboy 10:24 am 21 Jan 06

Maybe it’s just getting old, but I just can’t be arsed speeding in the car anymore.

All that jumping through lanes and heart attacks everytime I see a broken down van (mistaken speed camera) or taxi (mistaken police car).

All for getting where I’m going 30 seconds quicker?

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