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By Blingerific 27 January 2010 19

While I was sitting at the lights outside Bunnings waiting to cross Belconnen Way a white ute went belting through the red light heading north. Promptly followed by what must have been every cop car in Canberra. As I rode to my friends place there were cop cars waiting at strategic intersections throughout Weetangera.

Anyone know why the minda in the white ute was so popular? Did they catch him? The sirens were already on before he ran the red light so it wasn’t that (besides, this is Canberra, red lights and stop sign are advisory at best (apparently)).


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PBO 8:42 am 02 Feb 10

p1 said :

Back to the topic though, wouldnt speed humps in suburban streets solve the problem of street racing?

But it would also slow down the police.

But Police cars are not lowered nor have low profile tires, so i think that they would be able to handle a couple of bumps. The point of the speed bumps is to slow traffic down.

p1 8:52 pm 28 Jan 10

Back to the topic though, wouldnt speed humps in suburban streets solve the problem of street racing?

But it would also slow down the police.

Avy 3:12 pm 28 Jan 10

aronde said :

My six year old told me if the car was on fire he should stop! Hope they got him.

Yes this is what they teach you in Grand Theft Auto. Smoke out of the bonnet is OK, but flames means it’s about to explode and then you go to hospital where they take some of your money!

And you’ll likely fail the mission!

PBO 2:20 pm 28 Jan 10

neanderthalsis said :

Godwin Gretch returning with something more tangible than an email?

A+++

p1 said :

Is there anyone else here who had never heard of “Ed Hardy” before reading JB’s recently link to “things bogans like”? I feel like I am out of touch with the bogan community.

They are a natural evolution from the popped collar crowd. Try places like Academy which seem to be like breeding grounds for these folk. Give it another 6 months and Ed Hardy will have some credibility and another haute couture trend for bogans will rear its ugly head. I myself am betting on middle eastern headgear being adopted by bogans to show that they are “down” with the middle east withouty actually knowing anyone or anything other than it is dry and the women are quiet.

Back to the topic though, wouldnt speed humps in suburban streets solve the problem of street racing?

neanderthalsis 1:28 pm 28 Jan 10

Godwin Gretch returning with something more tangible than an email?

p1 11:50 am 28 Jan 10

Is there anyone else here who had never heard of “Ed Hardy” before reading JB’s recently link to “things bogans like”? I feel like I am out of touch with the bogan community.

Hank 10:03 am 28 Jan 10

utegate

PBO 9:28 am 28 Jan 10

There has been heaps of cops around there lately and it is a bit freaky as they have been hiding in all sorts of spots.

shiny flu said :

Hmm…ute…

He was getting away from the Bogan Police Taskforce.

On that particular note, has anyone seen the white ute with “Ed Hardy” emblazoned across the back window getting around Belconnen? May as well have a sign that says “Small orange penis”.

bd84 8:10 pm 27 Jan 10

Last week of school holidays.. the kiddies need to get in some last minute grand theft auto practice before they go back to school (or go back to wagging school).

shiny flu 7:26 pm 27 Jan 10

Hmm…ute…

He was getting away from the Bogan Police Taskforce.

aronde 6:01 pm 27 Jan 10

The kids and I saw lots of police around Hawker shops with lights on. One of the cars stopped and asked if we had seen a white ute with smoke coming out the back which we had not. My six year old told me if the car was on fire he should stop! Hope they got him. And can I say the I was impressed the cop on the motorbike even took the time to wave to kids whilst obviously having other things on his mind!

krats 5:46 pm 27 Jan 10

No idea,But a unmarked black sedan and motorbike were in a big hurry this morning,lights on but no siren.from Weston to Woden(near KFC).thats when I lost sight of them.

grunge_hippy 5:26 pm 27 Jan 10

what’s watching your mirrors going to do? if a semi is barrelling down on you, there isn’t much room or time to get out of the way, especially into cross traffic already using the intersection. I had a colleague die at traffic lights hit by a truck who had lost their brakes coming down a hill.

Postalgeek 4:51 pm 27 Jan 10

@3 probably also why, if you have a semi behind you, you should not hit your breaks when the light turn yellow.

Muttsybignuts 4:44 pm 27 Jan 10

Obviously he ran the red light because the police were already chasing him.
I hope they caught him.

indigoid 4:15 pm 27 Jan 10

Yikes. Glad you weren’t hurt! A good friend of ours (with partner and kids) in her stationary Ford Territory got rear-ended by a semi-trailer reportedly doing 80km/h+ recently. The truck driver was trying to run a red light and thought he had a clear lane. Thankfully they suffered nothing worse than whiplash and scratches/bruises. Very, very, very lucky. This is why you should always, always watch your mirrors when stopped at lights

dr phil 3:50 pm 27 Jan 10

*one of

dr phil 3:48 pm 27 Jan 10

around lunch going down the GDE 2 marked cars, 2 bikes, 1 4×4, 1 unmarked. all hade lights going and in my view going at least 100km over the 40kmh speed. That guy in the ute must have done something realy bad!

Maybe he stole on of the cops lunches?

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