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Canberra overpasses to get screened

By johnboy 1 May 2009 31

The Canberra Times reports that unbeknownst to us there has been a spate of rocks thrown onto roads from overpasses and now $2.4 million must be spent installing ugly screens to cage the animals in.

They’ve had these in NSW for years and yet rocks still seem to get onto roads and cars there.

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Spideydog 7:46 pm 03 May 09

Pommy bastard said :

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Kids that throw rocks off overpasses need to spend some time in the clink. It’s a deliberate, malicious action with a predictable outcome.

I disagree!!

Kids who throw rocks off overpasses should be thrown off overpasses, preferably into the path of a large truck

LOL.

I still cannot imagine why these cretins would think it is a good idea. Even as kids, you would know the danger that this action would actually kill someone.

I-filed 5:24 pm 03 May 09

This will just challenge the rock throwers to get around them. cctv would be a better option surely!

Never seen West Side Story ant? Read any shakespeare? Chaucer? Tacitus? Plato?

I’m waiting for them to come out on DVD.

Pommy bastard 2:21 pm 03 May 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Kids that throw rocks off overpasses need to spend some time in the clink. It’s a deliberate, malicious action with a predictable outcome.

I disagree!!

Kids who throw rocks off overpasses should be thrown off overpasses, preferably into the path of a large truck

johnboy 11:12 am 03 May 09

Never seen West Side Story ant? Read any shakespeare? Chaucer? Tacitus? Plato?

ant 11:08 am 03 May 09

all this “no punishment” crap is leading exactly where we all thought it would. Kids are not equipped to deal with the real world, that’s why others are charged with raising them. Now we see how growing up without consequences is resulting in increasing numbers of kids who do things like this.

Which of us growing up in the 70s or before would have done something like this? Now we have to spend public money and uglify our streetscape, because of these criminals.

BerraBoy68 8:52 am 03 May 09

vg said :

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Kids that throw rocks off overpasses need to spend some time in the clink. It’s a deliberate, malicious action with a predictable outcome.

Actually all a lot of them need is a really good smack in the mouth. Knock a bit of reality back into them.

To be honest not enough people nowadays who deserve a smack in the mouth get one. I think the world would be a more pleasant place if people occasionally necessarily got knocked into their place

+1

vg 8:37 am 03 May 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Kids that throw rocks off overpasses need to spend some time in the clink. It’s a deliberate, malicious action with a predictable outcome.

Actually all a lot of them need is a really good smack in the mouth. Knock a bit of reality back into them.

To be honest not enough people nowadays who deserve a smack in the mouth get one. I think the world would be a more pleasant place if people occasionally necessarily got knocked into their place

Agreed.

ant 9:19 pm 02 May 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

Kids that throw rocks off overpasses need to spend some time in the clink. It’s a deliberate, malicious action with a predictable outcome.

… put them in the clink, and let their parents join them for a spell. This crime is increasing, while responsible parenting is decreasing. It’s time irresponsible parents were reminded that having children doesn’t mean your input ends with collecting the baby bonus.

Kids that throw rocks off overpasses need to spend some time in the clink. It’s a deliberate, malicious action with a predictable outcome.

ChrisinTurner 8:00 pm 02 May 09

Don’t you love the people who want more many police on the roads, then complain if they get booked that it is just “revenue raising”.

Removing a shopping trolley from the parking lot of a supermarket is theft in most countries. Strange something like this isn’t done here.

monomania 4:28 pm 02 May 09

DarkLadyWolfMother said :

There are some quite artistic screens on the way up to Sydney where they’ve somehow embedded images of banksias and the like into the mesh. Maybe they could combine this with public arts funding?

Just another distraction.

“Harold is that supposed to be a Acacia pycnantha or a longifolia”

That’s when they hit the shopping trolleys.

SheepGroper 9:49 am 02 May 09

Sgt.Bungers said :

One or two of these kids/young adults locked up in appropriate detention centres should scare the rest of them straight.

Just like they all take notice when one of their own kills themselves or others by irresponsible drivng, and all take heed and drive perfectly afterwards.

bd84 9:34 pm 01 May 09

cantanga said :

Sgt.Bungers said :

Surely an attempted murder charge could stick in many rock throwing situations? One or two of these kids/young adults locked up in appropriate detention centres should scare the rest of them straight.

Better yet castrate the little darlings and remove them from the gene pool before they can reproduce and proliferate by knocking up their 14 year old girlfriends.

Cut their arms off first.

cantanga 9:00 pm 01 May 09

Sgt.Bungers said :

Surely an attempted murder charge could stick in many rock throwing situations? One or two of these kids/young adults locked up in appropriate detention centres should scare the rest of them straight.

Better yet castrate the little darlings and remove them from the gene pool before they can reproduce and proliferate by knocking up their 14 year old girlfriends.

daddy 1:23 pm 01 May 09

Sgt.Bungers said :

Of course… rather than screens, bumping up the police presence on ACT roads by 10-20 times the amount we have at the moment would mean that these idiots are more likely to be caught.

Surely an attempted murder charge could stick in many rock throwing situations? One or two of these kids/young adults locked up in appropriate detention centres should scare the rest of them straight.

And in the ACT that would mean 2 slaps on the wrist and and “don’t be so naughty” from the judge …

TP 3000 11:56 am 01 May 09

I am not sure about at the moment. But a few weeks back all these barriers were on the ACTPLA website for Development Application Comments.

Sgt.Bungers 11:44 am 01 May 09

Why do that when GovCo can make money by requiring all rocks to display registration plates, then install automated rock cameras at each bridge.

Of course… rather than screens, bumping up the police presence on ACT roads by 10-20 times the amount we have at the moment would mean that these idiots are more likely to be caught.

Surely an attempted murder charge could stick in many rock throwing situations? One or two of these kids/young adults locked up in appropriate detention centres should scare the rest of them straight.

peterh 11:39 am 01 May 09

perhaps they realised that lying on the road would be a very short and messy protest?

at least it isn’t like some of the things i did for entertainment when i was younger… (shudder)

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