Yet again we have another contributor moaning about receiving a speeding fine for, well….speeding. With the usual back and forth about who was right and who was wrong.
I’ve only moved to Canberra 3 months ago and from day one it was clear to me that some of you lot are the worst drivers in Australia, never have I seen so many people speeding. Ironic considering we have some of the best road networks and traffic conditions of all the major cities. And dont bitch to me about how bad the traffic is either because some of you really have no idea. Yes, at times roads may get congested but there are always several ways to get to your destination and if you do have to wait or cue its really not that long. Try waiting through 12 changes of lights just to get through an intersection every other day, not because of an accident, just heavy traffic.
Every day I’ve got some clown sitting right up my arse waiting for the first opportunity to speed past me so they can be three seconds in front, or speed up to 80 or 90 in a 60 zone just so they can make it past me before the ‘form one lane’. I regularly travel on Baldwin drive past kaleen and its seems most people dont know or dont care that its a 60 zone, merrily chugging away at 80 past the high school. Then theres the roadworks zones, drivers dangerously going the regular road speed or faster when other users have legally slowed down to the roadworks speed only to have cars come screaming up behind them then swerve into another lane to go around them.
So bring on the speed cameras I say, one every 10 metres should do it and if you dont want to hand over your hard-earned then dont speed or carry on like a dickhead on our roads.
To those of you that drive safely, within the speed limits, and slow down for roadworks I thank you.