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Double demerits a bad time to get pinged doing 184

By 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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