Bentley Drivers a Menace to Society

che 11 May 2005 87

ABC have this story on a fellow caught doing 231kph near Collector in his Bentley after being tipped off by other drivers.

Does anyone else remember another bloke (he was well known personality of some sort) getting caught speeding in his Bentley around 5 years ago doing 180kph or so and then getting off on the argument that it was a first offence in 40 years of driving and that his car is designed to be safe at those speeds. Any chance its the same person, or same car?


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BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 7:15 pm 03 Jan 09

Kramer said :

Wow! Nearly 4 years!! If this is the reaction time for people like Farnarkler, then I don’t wanna see anyone doing more than 20 kph!!!

LOL. Kramer, does RA have an archive and of so, what IS the oldest thread?

Aeek Aeek 2:01 pm 03 Jan 09

The bentley was flying past trucks – responsible speeding means slowing down to overtake.

Kramer Kramer 1:40 pm 03 Jan 09

Wow! Nearly 4 years!! If this is the reaction time for people like Farnarkler, then I don’t wanna see anyone doing more than 20 kph!!!

peter@home peter@home 11:56 am 03 Jan 09

bonfire, if you were doing 210kph in a 120y, it would be out of a plane. no 120y can ever achieve 210kph, the wobbles at 110 are bad enough. speeding does kill. hitting an inanimate object on the road will certainly kill you, be it a rock, a wombat, sheep, person, roo, etc, if you are doing 200kph. autobahns are far better than any roads we have here. one pothole, when your vision is tunnelling at high speed – just seeing the tarmac, and you are history. personally, I would rather jump out a c130 and rely on my chute.

willo willo 10:13 am 03 Jan 09

now … this is not entirely relevant to this thread but here’s a link to a longer version of the rta’s “little boys” add http://bilgalleri.dk/html/vid_vis.asp?VideoID=22034

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 8:47 am 03 Jan 09

One day people will realise they are being fed BS about speeding. The reality is that speeding is simply the easiest to enforce.

And yes, on a decent road, cruising at 120km/h in my well maintained V8 seems entirely appropriate. What we really need is to practice enforcement in suburban and school areas. On higher speed roads, general courtesy and maintaining traffic flow are more important.

farnarkler farnarkler 8:42 am 03 Jan 09

D’oh! Didn’t notice it at all. Was too busy getting over remembering the Hungry Horse yesterday!!

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 8:39 am 03 Jan 09

Thumper said :

Is this a record for the longest, time wise, thread?

Holy crap, I hadn’t even noticed the dates on this thread.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 8:35 am 03 Jan 09

bonfire said :

speeding is an ‘offence’ for revenue purposes only. there is little data that ‘speeding’ is dangerous.

if the road conditions are acceptable 230 kmh is not dangerous. have you looked at the hume or some of the larger freeways ? excellent roads for speed.

unfortunately years of softhead social engineering and propaganda have seeped into people and the core value of speeding kills exists.

it does not. there are many factors in a vehicle accident. poor driving skills, poor vehicle condition, poor roads.

there is too much focus on a single factor like speeding.

id remove all speed limits tomorrow. laissez faire motoring!

Can you tell me what car you drive please and where you live and work so I and my family can avoid you at all costs. I also urge you to contact either the AFP or ADF immediately as I’m sure they could use someone as invincible as you in their crime fighting and anti-terrorism efforts.

Thumper Thumper 8:25 am 03 Jan 09

Is this a record for the longest, time wise, thread?

farnarkler farnarkler 7:50 am 03 Jan 09

Open your mind, the car is a Bentley only in name. If you want to piss off an owner of one, call it a VW. Ironic isn’t it that a British classic is owned by the traditional enemy. Doing the 110km/h speed limit in it would seem like you were walking.

I’m not condoning his speeding but in cars like this and those priced well below ie Falcons and Commodores, it isn’t difficult to be the wrong side of the speed limit and not even notice it.

Canberra_unsung_hero Canberra_unsung_hero 8:36 am 14 May 05

But Ralph’s appearance on the Oprah show had nothing to do with cars ….he was there to demonstrate “safe cooking procedures”, such as washing knives after cutting uncooked beef, etc.

Canberra_unsung_hero Canberra_unsung_hero 5:03 pm 13 May 05

Ralph Nader appeared on the Oprah show a couple of years ago.

Thumper Thumper 4:25 pm 13 May 05

Ralph Nader once wrote a book called ‘unsafe at any speed’

Actually I never read it so I can’t comment and my arguement is thus rendered irrelevant…

Ah, Friday… the Durham Arms is calling…..

Canberra_unsung_hero Canberra_unsung_hero 2:53 pm 13 May 05

Maybe the Bentley belongs to one of those “gits” –

I was strolling through Green Square one day,

In the merry merry month of May,

I saw all these Gits eating their grits,

So I decided to come back another day !

Thumper Thumper 1:54 pm 13 May 05

Bonfire,

I didn’t say that mate. I just said that 200+ kph is idiotic and it puts other peoples lives in danger.

And I’ll repeat that I couldn’t give a stuff about a person driving at 200 klicks, if they kill themselves so be it, but don’t endanger other lives.

On the other hand, I think 60kph is too fast around suburban streets and that 110kph is way to slow on the highway.

Cheers

OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 1:45 pm 13 May 05

It was probably some R&B or rapper. Have you noticed how many references there are to Bentleys in R&B songs?

Like em or hate em, they do make a big statement. I’m just not sure that the traditional English background W.O. Bentley – WW2 planes etc. and R&B dudes are completely compatible.

Ari Ari 1:39 pm 13 May 05

Probably the Goulburn cops picking up pizzas, driving their nice new impounded vehicle

Canberra_unsung_hero Canberra_unsung_hero 1:12 pm 13 May 05

I saw a late model Bentley parked opposite Green Square in Kingston …..maybe it’s the same one ….

OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 1:05 pm 13 May 05

Interestingly, the collision at 200km/h logic is flawed. The closing speed is indeed 200km/h, but the force is ‘only’ very roughly equal to hitting a solid object at 100km/h. It gets much more complicated when angles, car deformation and disparate weights are taken into account.

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