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Hindmarsh Hinjinx!!!

By Mattenagger - 9 June 2012 50

Greetings all,

So talking with an acquaintance who lives in Red Hill, I mentioned the fact that, en-route to pick him up.

I had the convenient pleasure of passing the first check point of the Average Speed Saftey Camera with full knowledge that I would be turning off at Mugga Way, hence not completing the average speed check. 

Knowing that “average speed” between the two check points was void, I thought I could make a game of how many cars I could pass (within reason) before making the turn.

I have set the pace at 5 cars.

Anyone care to challenge?

Thanks

[ED – Flame on!]

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Hindmarsh Hinjinx!!!
HenryBG 2:46 pm 10 Jun 12

Deckard said :

Clearly the OP is not trying hard enough. At both driving and trolling.

I’d say he was limited to getting past just 5 cars on account of the mindless cretin doing 70km/h in the fast lane.

buzz819 2:37 pm 10 Jun 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Dougal said :

Before you commence your ‘game’, why not glance across to the other side of Hindmarsh Drive and have a peek at the roadside crosses that serve as a reminder that speed can in fact kill.

Then stay the hell away from me and my family on the road.

Oh poor you (Mc)Dougal(l)! Get on with your own life and stop trying to tell everyone else how to get on with theirs, you have a better chance of being in a plane crash I mean WHAT THE HELL MAKES YOU THINK THESE CASH BOX THINGS SAVE LIVES AY???

It’s more about trying to control the wankers on the road Mr Gillespie.

Mr Gillespie 1:30 pm 10 Jun 12

Dougal said :

Before you commence your ‘game’, why not glance across to the other side of Hindmarsh Drive and have a peek at the roadside crosses that serve as a reminder that speed can in fact kill.

Then stay the hell away from me and my family on the road.

Oh poor you (Mc)Dougal(l)! Get on with your own life and stop trying to tell everyone else how to get on with theirs, you have a better chance of being in a plane crash I mean WHAT THE HELL MAKES YOU THINK THESE CASH BOX THINGS SAVE LIVES AY???

cranky 8:29 am 10 Jun 12

poorhatsoap said :

cranky said :

poorhatsoap said :

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So 3 deaths on a dual lane divided road with an 80km/h speed limit is acceptable is it? You’d have a point if there had been zero deaths in 15 years. Otherwise that’s still 3 too many.

Those 3 deaths were an unfortunate occurence involving students in the one accident, and occurred about 15 years ago. I do not believe any deaths have occurred in the camera area since then. And to the best of my knowledge, only one other in the area of this section, involving a brakeless truck.

So yes, I do wonder why this stretch was chosen, if not for it’s potential revenue stream.

Diggety 10:47 pm 09 Jun 12

Or you could just get reversible number plates. It cost me about $30 and an hour and a half to put in.

Deckard 9:47 pm 09 Jun 12

Clearly the OP is not trying hard enough. At both driving and trolling.

poorhatsoap 9:00 pm 09 Jun 12

cranky said :

poorhatsoap said :

on a stretch of road that has already claimed far more lives than it reasonably ever should have.

Sorry, there have been (from memory) three deaths in one accident on this stretch of road in about the last 15 years.

Hardly a glowing endorsement for establishing speed cameras on road safety grounds.

But yes, the smartarses are certainly having fun prior to hanging left into (Upper) Red Hill.

So 3 deaths on a dual lane divided road with an 80km/h speed limit is acceptable is it? You’d have a point if there had been zero deaths in 15 years. Otherwise that’s still 3 too many.

cranky 8:28 pm 09 Jun 12

poorhatsoap said :

on a stretch of road that has already claimed far more lives than it reasonably ever should have.

Sorry, there have been (from memory) three deaths in one accident on this stretch of road in about the last 15 years.

Hardly a glowing endorsement for establishing speed cameras on road safety grounds.

But yes, the smartarses are certainly having fun prior to hanging left into (Upper) Red Hill.

DeadlySchnauzer 8:10 pm 09 Jun 12

Clearly the OP is made of pure awesome, and we should all bow down before his towering achievements of awesomeness! I too can’t think of any more awesome use of my time than breaking the law and risking the safety of other motorists. Rock on!

poorhatsoap 8:05 pm 09 Jun 12

As a daily user of Hindmarsh I had already drawn the conclusion that people stupid and reckless enough to come tearing up behind me, weaving in and out of traffic, could only be doing so because they were turning into Mugga Way and thereby not completing the two point check.

Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

So not only can you not figure out where you may or may not park (http://the-riotact.com/parking-tickets-for-obstructing-traffic-and-pedestrians-in-canberra/73501), but you also like to play dangerous games flaunting the road rules on a stretch of road that has already claimed far more lives than it reasonably ever should have.

Congratulations on being such an awe-inspiring member of the community.

PrinceOfAles 7:32 pm 09 Jun 12

p1 said :

Pfftttt, 5, I can over take way more then that.

OP probably can`t count past that.

p1 7:15 pm 09 Jun 12

Pfftttt, 5, I can over take way more then that.

Cheap 7:12 pm 09 Jun 12

What exactly is the game here?

Dougal 6:45 pm 09 Jun 12

Before you commence your ‘game’, why not glance across to the other side of Hindmarsh Drive and have a peek at the roadside crosses that serve as a reminder that speed can in fact kill.

Then stay the hell away from me and my family on the road.

screaming banshee 5:51 pm 09 Jun 12

You already seem challenged enough

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