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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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Kath 3:10 pm 12 Jun 12

I was just pondering today – watching a freak bobbing, weaving and tail-gating through Glenloch Interchange – that traffic fines are a sort of bastard tax. As in, you get to behave like a complete arse on the road, and it goes to pay for hospitals and schools for everyone.

Jerks will always be with us, but as long as they’re repaying their karma debt to society (e.g. all the people they frighten on the road) maybe that’s OK?

Jim Jones 12:48 pm 12 Jun 12

Mysteryman said :

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http://thingsboganslike.com/2011/03/07/217-driving-like-a-fucking-idiot/

the bogan will engage its outrage gland and fulminate about such high-minded political subjects as “revenue raising” and “the nanny state”

Mysteryman 12:27 pm 12 Jun 12

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Jim Jones 12:00 pm 12 Jun 12

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p1 11:58 am 12 Jun 12

Dougal said :

Oh please. What is your argument against speed cameras then? I repeat – don’t break the law, and you won’t get pinged with a fine. Pretty simple, no?

The reason I dislike these specific speed cameras, and speed cameras around Canberra in particular is this – if the *only* consideration of these cameras is public safety, why are they put on straight, statistically safe bits of road, and not out the front of schools, hospitals, and other places where speeding may well be less common, but the consequences worse.

If cost isn’t the issue, then spend the money spent on the cameras on real police, and task them with enforcing nothing but speeding offences.

If in fact, the number of tickets a camera can issue (and therefore return on investment dollar wise) is a consideration in both adopting and positioning the cameras – than out elected officials need to stop lying and admit that cameras are a cheap option whose pluses are simplicity and income generating ability – not there road safety creation.

TL:DR – , who cares.

Mysteryman 11:35 am 12 Jun 12

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Jim Jones 11:03 am 12 Jun 12

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Chop71 10:18 am 12 Jun 12

So which one are you? Scotty or Nige?

Mysteryman 9:48 am 12 Jun 12
greyswandir 9:19 am 12 Jun 12

thatsnotme said :

Sandman said :

Stupidity deserves to be quoted for posterity. Sounds like the same criminal mentality that gave Ivan Milat a certain satisfaction from stabbing a tourist with a hunting knife.

Have we just seen the Australian version of Goodwin’s Law born?

+1!

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