Hindmarsh Hinjinx!!!

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 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 Jim Jones 12:48 pm 12 Jun 12

Mysteryman said :

Jim Jones said :

Mysteryman said :

Jim Jones said :

Mysteryman said :

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 Mysteryman 12:27 pm 12 Jun 12

Jim Jones said :

Mysteryman said :

Jim Jones said :

Mysteryman said :

Jim Jones Jim Jones 12:00 pm 12 Jun 12

Mysteryman said :

Jim Jones said :

Mysteryman said :

p1 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 Mysteryman 11:35 am 12 Jun 12

Jim Jones said :

Mysteryman said :

Jim Jones Jim Jones 11:03 am 12 Jun 12

Mysteryman said :

Chop71 Chop71 10:18 am 12 Jun 12

So which one are you? Scotty or Nige?

Mysteryman Mysteryman 9:48 am 12 Jun 12
greyswandir 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!

Evil_Kitten Evil_Kitten 3:27 am 12 Jun 12

People crash and die because they are knobs, P2P/speed cameras does not fix this.

And yeah, every time I drive up that hill I wish I lived in Red Hill so I could drive normally and not like a robot (and also because I’ve have a really big house).

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:26 pm 11 Jun 12

Oh yes..back on topic…Dougal is right, and the OP is an idiot.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:24 pm 11 Jun 12

miz said :

There is a certain satisfaction in beating the govt at their own stupid money-grubbing games – this is but one. I personally relish those moments, so I can totally see where the OP is coming from!

I am sure Rioters could easily add to this list.

Sometimes, while walking my dog at night, I will shriek abuse and bare my arse in the direction of Parliament House, in the hope that Tony Abbott is there. This doesn’t beat the government at their own games, or anything like that, but it does give me great satisfaction.

If you’re in the Kaleen/Giralang area and see someone doing this, do not be concerned.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 9:13 pm 11 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???

Wow. You really are a special kind of special, aren’t you?

milkman milkman 7:39 pm 11 Jun 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

They save lives by forcing peeps to slow down.

Really? On a road like that part of Hindmarsh Drive?

Duffbowl Duffbowl 7:39 pm 11 Jun 12

Postalgeek said :

miz said :

… being a guerilla gardener and water restriction freedom fighter, etc etc. I am sure Rioters could easily add to this list.

I freely admit that my satisfaction in such things is inversely proportional to my dissatisfaction with ‘our’ Local Govt.

Want to be a ‘freedom fighter’ and ignore water restrictions? Guess I’ll have to come over in the dead of night, chop up all your hoses, ringbark your trees, and spray your garden with herbicide.

Only one way to deal with insurgents.

Can we play the score from the prelude and opening scene of Act III of “Die Walkuere”? Obviously on a very low volume through earpieces, maybe while whispering “Run miz”.

thatsnotme thatsnotme 7:29 pm 11 Jun 12

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?

Sandman Sandman 7:19 pm 11 Jun 12

miz said :

There is a certain satisfaction in beating the govt at their own stupid money-grubbing games – this is but one. I personally relish those moments, so I can totally see where the OP is coming from!

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.

I’m curious to know where that o’ so important extra 3 minutes gained from not following the recommended safe speed goes too. Are all the anti speed camera advocates using that 3 minutes a day secretly working on a cure for cancer before they start their regular day job?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:31 pm 11 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???

They save lives by forcing peeps to slow down. The only people to whine are bad drivers. Plus as a bonus it gives us more money in the budget. How is that a bad thing?

Deref Deref 3:18 pm 11 Jun 12

bigfeet said :

Yay! Mr G is back and he’s brought his CAPS LOCK with him.

Let the crazy times roll-on.

😀 Welcome back Mr. G – we’ve missed the hilarity.

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