Double demerits a bad time to get pinged doing 184

johnboy 4 October 2011 25

A 56-year-old Macgregor man was caught over the long weekend travelling 84km/h over the posted speed limit.

Police detected the Suzuki motorcycle rider on Uriarra Rd, Uriarra, at 184km/h in the 100km/h speed zone. He was issued with an $1811 fine and incurred the loss of 12 demerit points, as double demerit penalties were in place over the Labour Day long weekend. As a result, the man had his licence suspended.

In another incident, a 45-year-old Narooma man was caught on the Kings Highway, Kowen, travelling at 96km/h in a 60km/h zone. The man underwent a roadside breath test and returned a positive result, recording a breath analysis of 0.113. He was issued an Immediate Suspension Notice (ISN).

A 19-year-old Fadden man, on a provisional licence, returned a positive reading of 0.088 in Macarthur. As he is restricted to a 0.00 limit, he was issued with an ISN and will face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

ACT Policing issued 24 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) over the long weekend. While the majority of TINs issued were for speeding, some members of the public received fines for not wearing a seatbelt, crossing a continuous white line, and using a handheld mobile phone while driving.

Police will be out again this forthcoming long weekend, targeting motorists for speeding, drink driving and other traffic-related offences.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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Henry82 Henry82 5:29 pm 05 Oct 11

Probably find the speedo only goes up to 180 in those frangipani 90s hatchbacks..

THE GOVERNMENT IS LIMITING MY SPEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what_the what_the 4:21 pm 05 Oct 11

I think the 180kmh is being confused with the Japanese grey imports. All the jap imports such as 180SX, 300ZX, etc are speed limited to 180kmh in Japan, then imported here. None of the cars imported by the manufacturers are speed limited, nor are Australian manufactured cars.

If you put a speed limiter on a bike you could potentially kill the rider if the engine was cut out in the middle of a corner.

Classified Classified 3:33 pm 05 Oct 11

Classified said :

Holden Caulfield said :

Classified said :

Holden Caulfield said :

creative_canberran said :

Most vehicles in Australia are electronically limited to 180km/h in recent years.

Vehicles, as in cars, limited to 180km/h. Most.

No. Definitely not.

The 180km/h thing came about because 6 cyl Falcons were (maybe still are) limited to 180km/h because of driveshaft issues above that speed.

The typical new Commodore will do over 200 no problems (and no, I don’t own one).

Yep, aware the Falcon had those issues. But if you’ve noticed the decline in Falcon sales over recent years you couldn’t possibly describe that as “most” vehicles.

One or two may have a 180km/h limit, but that’d be it, until you get to the higher end German marques that are usually limited to 250km/h.

For sure. My point was that very cars even have speed limiters.

Sheesh… very FEW cars…

p1 p1 2:09 pm 05 Oct 11

thy_dungeonman said :

Luck or lack of has nothing to do with it, this guy was doing almost double the posted limit, sounds more like either stupidity or selfishness.

At that speed, it would take about a minute to ride from Mountain Creek Rd to Uriarra Crossing. I’m sure that the police only do a couple of laps of the road on any given weekend. The chances of you and them being there at the same time are minimal. Therefore, for him to be caught, was a matter of luck.

Holden Caulfield said :

One or two may have a 180km/h limit, but that’d be it, until you get to the higher end German marques that are usually limited to 250km/h.

Many cars are not speed limited, but are rev limited, giving a quite specific obtainable top speed (max revs in top gear). Although without such a limiter you would only go a little faster before destroying the “motor”.

Classified Classified 1:29 pm 05 Oct 11

Holden Caulfield said :

Classified said :

Holden Caulfield said :

creative_canberran said :

Most vehicles in Australia are electronically limited to 180km/h in recent years.

Vehicles, as in cars, limited to 180km/h. Most.

No. Definitely not.

The 180km/h thing came about because 6 cyl Falcons were (maybe still are) limited to 180km/h because of driveshaft issues above that speed.

The typical new Commodore will do over 200 no problems (and no, I don’t own one).

Yep, aware the Falcon had those issues. But if you’ve noticed the decline in Falcon sales over recent years you couldn’t possibly describe that as “most” vehicles.

One or two may have a 180km/h limit, but that’d be it, until you get to the higher end German marques that are usually limited to 250km/h.

For sure. My point was that very cars even have speed limiters.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 1:06 pm 05 Oct 11

Classified said :

Holden Caulfield said :

creative_canberran said :

Most vehicles in Australia are electronically limited to 180km/h in recent years.

Vehicles, as in cars, limited to 180km/h. Most.

No. Definitely not.

The 180km/h thing came about because 6 cyl Falcons were (maybe still are) limited to 180km/h because of driveshaft issues above that speed.

The typical new Commodore will do over 200 no problems (and no, I don’t own one).

Yep, aware the Falcon had those issues. But if you’ve noticed the decline in Falcon sales over recent years you couldn’t possibly describe that as “most” vehicles.

One or two may have a 180km/h limit, but that’d be it, until you get to the higher end German marques that are usually limited to 250km/h.

thy_dungeonman thy_dungeonman 1:00 pm 05 Oct 11

p1 said :

Pretty unlucky getting done speeding on Urriara Rd. If the cops ever wanted to fill some quotas, the Cotter Rd – Brindabella Rd – Urriara Rd loop on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon would be a guaranteed way to hand out some high speed tickets to motorcycle riders.

Luck or lack of has nothing to do with it, this guy was doing almost double the posted limit, sounds more like either stupidity or selfishness.

Classified Classified 11:22 am 05 Oct 11

Holden Caulfield said :

creative_canberran said :

Most vehicles in Australia are electronically limited to 180km/h in recent years.

Vehicles, as in cars, limited to 180km/h. Most.

No. Definitely not.

The 180km/h thing came about because 6 cyl Falcons were (maybe still are) limited to 180km/h because of driveshaft issues above that speed.

The typical new Commodore will do over 200 no problems (and no, I don’t own one).

qbngeek qbngeek 11:09 am 05 Oct 11

incredibles said :

Is the next long weekend ( 8 – 10 October) a double demerits weekend as well? AFP website doesn’t show any details of it.

Yes it is

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:52 am 05 Oct 11

incredibles said :

Is the next long weekend ( 8 – 10 October) a double demerits weekend as well? AFP website doesn’t show any details of it.

Interesting question. We (the ACT) usually falls in line with NSW with double demerit long weekends and seeing as next Monday is a holiday in the ACT only maybe we should expect an influx of speeders from Quangers wanting to cash in?

incredibles incredibles 9:55 am 05 Oct 11

Is the next long weekend ( 8 – 10 October) a double demerits weekend as well? AFP website doesn’t show any details of it.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 9:43 am 05 Oct 11

creative_canberran said :

Most vehicles in Australia are electronically limited to 180km/h in recent years.

Vehicles, as in cars, limited to 180km/h. Most.

No. Definitely not.

gizmo1 gizmo1 7:45 am 05 Oct 11

creative_canberran

Not that I condone that sort of speed on a public road but I have had several late model bikes & not one was ever speed limited. Worked in the bike industry as well, never had a non learner MC restricted. Mate just bought a new FJR, no way is it limited

Postalgeek Postalgeek 5:54 pm 04 Oct 11

Pork Hunt said :

There’s a very long straight bit of road between the top of the hill coming from Uriarra crossing and the turn off to the Cotter. Long enough to get a postie bike to 180.

The only way a postie bike gets to 100 kph, let alone 180, is if you ride it off a cliff.

Speedsters should be forced to ride them. The CT110 of Shame.

creative_canberran creative_canberran 5:37 pm 04 Oct 11

Most vehicles in Australia are electronically limited to 180km/h in recent years. Depending on the age of the bike and whether it has such a limit, one has to wonder whether he would have gone faster given the chance.

It really is mad to do such a speed on the roads out there though. With construction traffic and pot holes at various point, there’s all sorts of debris to loose it on. Even the filled in pot holes were crappy patch jobs with loose edges so this fool was leaving such a small margin for error.

The sad thing is he’s not likely the one to pay for it if something did go wrong. Statistics show the fear of injury and death is actually very small. It’s the family and anyone he hits. Those drunk P platers on the South Coast this weekend were speeding and crossed to the wrong side, some of them dead at the scene. Poor woman in the other car is on life support, she didn’t ask for that or deserve it but she will be paying for their stupidity now. Hopefully that 45yo will get his car cubed and share a cell for a few days with Mr Biker.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 5:16 pm 04 Oct 11

p1 said :

Henry82 said :

luther_bendross said :

84km/h over should, IMO, result in 12 demerits all year..

completely agree.

About 1km from there along Mountain Creek Road he would have had his licence taken on the spot and a court attendance notice handed to him.

Except that’s a dirt road isn’t it? If so, I dare say it wouldn’t be the Police needing to attend to him if he got his road bike up to 184km/h on that stretch of gravel.

p1 p1 4:59 pm 04 Oct 11

Henry82 said :

luther_bendross said :

84km/h over should, IMO, result in 12 demerits all year..

completely agree.

About 1km from there along Mountain Creek Road he would have had his licence taken on the spot and a court attendance notice handed to him.

Henry82 Henry82 4:39 pm 04 Oct 11

luther_bendross said :

84km/h over should, IMO, result in 12 demerits all year..

completely agree.

KeenGolfer KeenGolfer 4:33 pm 04 Oct 11

It doesn’t take very long or much road to get a litre bike to 180 from 100. Not very bright though on a long weekend with double demerits.

p1 p1 4:00 pm 04 Oct 11

Mysteryman said :

Pork Hunt said :

There’s a very long straight bit of road between the top of the hill coming from Uriarra crossing and the turn off to the Cotter. Long enough to get a postie bike to 180.

Ah yes. I thought that was a different road.

There is a couple of bits of road out there which are long enough, straight enough, and flat enough. I am not excusing the danger posed by all the other factors (people turning from off the road, wildlife, poor vehicle control etc).

You do not get to 180km/h without knowing you are speeding a lot, and therefore have zero excuse when you get caught. I’d much rather this guy was doing it on that road then anywhere in the city.

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