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By johnboy - 30 June 2012 60

ACT Policing has continued to target dangerous driving in Hume issuing 65 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) in the suburb over two nights in the last week.

Last night (Friday, June 29) and Wednesday, June 27 officers from Woden Patrol, Traffic Operations, and Crime Prevention were out in force targeting dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour.

Police conducted 670 screening tests with three drivers recording positive results. They will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

On Wednesday night (June 27) several drivers were recorded travelling at excessive speeds with two drivers caught doing in excess of 100kph in the 60 zone on Sheppard Street in Hume.

Over the two nights 30 vehicles were issued with defect notices.

Sergeant Mark Steel said it is particularly concerning these offences occurred in such a short time frame but is encouraged by the level of support officers received from members of the public.

“This is about highlighting dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour on our roads as a serious issue which will not be tolerated by police,” Sergeant Steel said. “We have received overwhelming support from members of the public through the course of our operation and we will continue to patrol Hume on a regular basis to target dangerous driving”.

Targeting anti-social and dangerous driving behaviours is a focus of the 2012-2013 Purchase Agreement between the ACT Government and ACT Policing.

If you see any anti-social behaviour or dangerous driving in your area, contact ACT Policing Operations immediately on 131-444.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 2:28 pm 04 Jul 12

vet111 said :

When did i ever say a single thing about money being spent on anything ?_?.
Not talking out of ignorance, was once a motor enthusiest myself until life got in the way and had to sell my xy.
Having said that, i was never a total bellend on a public street. There is a time and place. If you do it on a public street, Then you are a scrote. Not debateable.

Hate to tell you love, but an xy does not a motoring enthusiast make – unless you were enthusiastically trying to get rid of it 🙂

Christina, thanks for your input – a well thought out and constructive post. Can’t say I agree with making excuses for people behaving badly on the roads, but I agree with everything else you’ve said.

No trolling!!!!

vet111 1:15 pm 04 Jul 12

When did i ever say a single thing about money being spent on anything ?_?.
Not talking out of ignorance, was once a motor enthusiest myself until life got in the way and had to sell my xy.
Having said that, i was never a total bellend on a public street. There is a time and place. If you do it on a public street, Then you are a scrote. Not debateable.

Hate to tell you love, but an xy does not a motoring enthusiast make – unless you were enthusiastically trying to get rid of it 🙂

Christina, thanks for your input – a well thought out and constructive post. Can’t say I agree with making excuses for people behaving badly on the roads, but I agree with everything else you’ve said.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 12:03 pm 04 Jul 12

Mysteryman said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

CanberraChristina said :

I’m a fan of drag racing, burnout competitions, summernats and motor-sports generally. I also happen to be an educated mid-20s female.

I spent alot of my teenage years with the “scrotes” (I’ll call them young car enthusiasts) that couldn’t control themselves when it came to doing the odd burnout and traffic light drag on the streets. I even spent some time at Hume – there has been a car scene there for years and years.

The car enthusiasts that I know would have paid for and used this kind of facility as irresponsible teenagers and certainly now as responsible adults. Their less than desirable on-road behavior was always directed to remote areas like Hume, country ACT roads or traffic light racing “first to the speed limit”. That doesn’t make it “ok” or any less illegal but in their own way they were trying to find suitable facilities for themselves without endangering the public.

Those teenage $%^&box cars represented a significant portion of a low income going towards gradual improvement and alot of mechanical skill and perseverance learnt along the way. 10 years and a significant increase in income later the same cars have heavily modified performance engines, full paint and interiors, nice wheels and car trailers with tow vehicles to take them between competitions, or engineering certificates for road use. Financing projects like that means having a job, not spending up on drugs and spending the weekend drinking in the garage while working on cars with mates (ok… or maybe at Hume testing the latest engine modification) instead of wandering around Civic late at night vomiting on the side-walk.

In my experience the wankers dragging at 100km an hour and doing burnouts through the suburbs don’t have any real interest in cars. They were wankers no matter what they were doing and not alot is going to change that.

Difference between being a wanker or not is wether you act like a scrote in suburbia or in Hume?

Stop apologising for them, Hume is still a public road used 24/7 by the general public. It is not out of the way.

We get it – you only want money spent on things that benefit you.You are, however, talking out of total ignorance. Go and troll elsewhere.

When did i ever say a single thing about money being spent on anything ?_?.
Not talking out of ignorance, was once a motor enthusiest myself until life got in the way and had to sell my xy.
Having said that, i was never a total bellend on a public street. There is a time and place. If you do it on a public street, Then you are a scrote. Not debateable.

joeyjojojuniorshabadoo 10:37 am 04 Jul 12

As long as there are industrial areas, there will be burnouts! It’s just a thing that happens.

cummins 10:08 am 04 Jul 12

For the people viewing this that are genuine Motorsport enthusiasts;

Check out http://www.sdmahillclimb.com/Start.html

Southern District Motorsports Association run the Hillclimb Circuit at Fairbairn Park out past the Airport.

Next event is on the 26th August if you want to come out and have a look at how the events are run.

Jim Jones 10:05 am 04 Jul 12

rosscoact said :

Nicely put Christina

+1

Jungle Jim 8:54 am 04 Jul 12

Evil_Kitten said :

Jungle Jim said :

Additionally, I’ve got a classic muscle car that I’d love to let loose on the hill climb or quarter mile. If there was something local, I might just do that.

Just so you know, SDMA run a hill climb regularly at Sutton Road.

Thanks Kitten!

Mysteryman 8:03 am 04 Jul 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

CanberraChristina said :

I’m a fan of drag racing, burnout competitions, summernats and motor-sports generally. I also happen to be an educated mid-20s female.

I spent alot of my teenage years with the “scrotes” (I’ll call them young car enthusiasts) that couldn’t control themselves when it came to doing the odd burnout and traffic light drag on the streets. I even spent some time at Hume – there has been a car scene there for years and years.

The car enthusiasts that I know would have paid for and used this kind of facility as irresponsible teenagers and certainly now as responsible adults. Their less than desirable on-road behavior was always directed to remote areas like Hume, country ACT roads or traffic light racing “first to the speed limit”. That doesn’t make it “ok” or any less illegal but in their own way they were trying to find suitable facilities for themselves without endangering the public.

Those teenage $%^&box cars represented a significant portion of a low income going towards gradual improvement and alot of mechanical skill and perseverance learnt along the way. 10 years and a significant increase in income later the same cars have heavily modified performance engines, full paint and interiors, nice wheels and car trailers with tow vehicles to take them between competitions, or engineering certificates for road use. Financing projects like that means having a job, not spending up on drugs and spending the weekend drinking in the garage while working on cars with mates (ok… or maybe at Hume testing the latest engine modification) instead of wandering around Civic late at night vomiting on the side-walk.

In my experience the wankers dragging at 100km an hour and doing burnouts through the suburbs don’t have any real interest in cars. They were wankers no matter what they were doing and not alot is going to change that.

Difference between being a wanker or not is wether you act like a scrote in suburbia or in Hume?

Stop apologising for them, Hume is still a public road used 24/7 by the general public. It is not out of the way.

We get it – you only want money spent on things that benefit you.You are, however, talking out of total ignorance. Go and troll elsewhere.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 7:08 am 04 Jul 12

CanberraChristina said :

I’m a fan of drag racing, burnout competitions, summernats and motor-sports generally. I also happen to be an educated mid-20s female.

I spent alot of my teenage years with the “scrotes” (I’ll call them young car enthusiasts) that couldn’t control themselves when it came to doing the odd burnout and traffic light drag on the streets. I even spent some time at Hume – there has been a car scene there for years and years.

The car enthusiasts that I know would have paid for and used this kind of facility as irresponsible teenagers and certainly now as responsible adults. Their less than desirable on-road behavior was always directed to remote areas like Hume, country ACT roads or traffic light racing “first to the speed limit”. That doesn’t make it “ok” or any less illegal but in their own way they were trying to find suitable facilities for themselves without endangering the public.

Those teenage $%^&box cars represented a significant portion of a low income going towards gradual improvement and alot of mechanical skill and perseverance learnt along the way. 10 years and a significant increase in income later the same cars have heavily modified performance engines, full paint and interiors, nice wheels and car trailers with tow vehicles to take them between competitions, or engineering certificates for road use. Financing projects like that means having a job, not spending up on drugs and spending the weekend drinking in the garage while working on cars with mates (ok… or maybe at Hume testing the latest engine modification) instead of wandering around Civic late at night vomiting on the side-walk.

In my experience the wankers dragging at 100km an hour and doing burnouts through the suburbs don’t have any real interest in cars. They were wankers no matter what they were doing and not alot is going to change that.

Difference between being a wanker or not is wether you act like a scrote in suburbia or in Hume?

Stop apologising for them, Hume is still a public road used 24/7 by the general public. It is not out of the way.

rosscoact 6:44 am 04 Jul 12

Nicely put Christina

CanberraChristina 9:48 pm 03 Jul 12

I’m a fan of drag racing, burnout competitions, summernats and motor-sports generally. I also happen to be an educated mid-20s female.

I spent alot of my teenage years with the “scrotes” (I’ll call them young car enthusiasts) that couldn’t control themselves when it came to doing the odd burnout and traffic light drag on the streets. I even spent some time at Hume – there has been a car scene there for years and years.

The car enthusiasts that I know would have paid for and used this kind of facility as irresponsible teenagers and certainly now as responsible adults. Their less than desirable on-road behavior was always directed to remote areas like Hume, country ACT roads or traffic light racing “first to the speed limit”. That doesn’t make it “ok” or any less illegal but in their own way they were trying to find suitable facilities for themselves without endangering the public.

Those teenage $%^&box cars represented a significant portion of a low income going towards gradual improvement and alot of mechanical skill and perseverance learnt along the way. 10 years and a significant increase in income later the same cars have heavily modified performance engines, full paint and interiors, nice wheels and car trailers with tow vehicles to take them between competitions, or engineering certificates for road use. Financing projects like that means having a job, not spending up on drugs and spending the weekend drinking in the garage while working on cars with mates (ok… or maybe at Hume testing the latest engine modification) instead of wandering around Civic late at night vomiting on the side-walk.

In my experience the wankers dragging at 100km an hour and doing burnouts through the suburbs don’t have any real interest in cars. They were wankers no matter what they were doing and not alot is going to change that.

willo 9:22 pm 03 Jul 12

dph said :

willo said :

dph said :

gazket said :

Both major parties promised and then reneged on building a motorsport park in Canberra.

Neither major party ‘promised’ anything of the sort.

yes they did…….try doing some research before mouthing off about something you obviously have no knowledge of

I have done my research & again, neither major part PROMISED anything of the sort.

Perhaps you should do some research before mouthing off about something you obviously have no knowledge of.

how silly of me not to recognize you as a troll immediately, now go away the adults are talking.

Evil_Kitten 9:15 pm 03 Jul 12

Jungle Jim said :

Additionally, I’ve got a classic muscle car that I’d love to let loose on the hill climb or quarter mile. If there was something local, I might just do that.

Just so you know, SDMA run a hill climb regularly at Sutton Road.

cranky 8:35 pm 03 Jul 12

bundah said :

dph said :

willo said :

dph said :

gazket said :

Both major parties promised and then reneged on building a motorsport park in Canberra.

Neither major party ‘promised’ anything of the sort.

yes they did…….try doing some research before mouthing off about something you obviously have no knowledge of

I have done my research & again, neither major part PROMISED anything of the sort.

Perhaps you should do some research before mouthing off about something you obviously have no knowledge of.

As i recall some days before the 2004 election Stanhope issued a statement pledging $8m to construct a dragway in the ACT.The cynical among us believed that it was a ploy to secure votes from motorsport fans.At the time i strongly suspected he was aware that there was little chance the project was going to meet the criteria needed for construction so i believe it was essentially an exercise in vote grabbing.

Yes, Sonic did commit $8m in the budget for this purpose. He then used evey trick in the book to renege on spending the funds on the intended project.

He finally killed it by rewriting the noise limits, so that drag racing had to comply with the same dB readings as knitting to receive funding.

The $8m, (less a couple of hundred thou, for some reason) was quietly returned to consolidated revenue in the budget about 3 years later. No one picked up on it, so problem solved.

bundah 7:53 pm 03 Jul 12

dph said :

willo said :

dph said :

gazket said :

Both major parties promised and then reneged on building a motorsport park in Canberra.

Neither major party ‘promised’ anything of the sort.

yes they did…….try doing some research before mouthing off about something you obviously have no knowledge of

I have done my research & again, neither major part PROMISED anything of the sort.

Perhaps you should do some research before mouthing off about something you obviously have no knowledge of.

As i recall some days before the 2004 election Stanhope issued a statement pledging $8m to construct a dragway in the ACT.The cynical among us believed that it was a ploy to secure votes from motorsport fans.At the time i strongly suspected he was aware that there was little chance the project was going to meet the criteria needed for construction so i believe it was essentially an exercise in vote grabbing.

dph 4:03 pm 03 Jul 12

willo said :

dph said :

gazket said :

Both major parties promised and then reneged on building a motorsport park in Canberra.

Neither major party ‘promised’ anything of the sort.

yes they did…….try doing some research before mouthing off about something you obviously have no knowledge of

I have done my research & again, neither major part PROMISED anything of the sort.

Perhaps you should do some research before mouthing off about something you obviously have no knowledge of.

Mysteryman 2:43 pm 03 Jul 12

Jim Jones said :

Mysteryman said :

A simple, “no, I have no evidence to back up my claim” would have sufficed.

Ah, but you don’t care about evidence or argument anyway, do you? It’s all about petty pointscoring.

If I thought there was even a slight chance that you had something intelligent behind your claim, I would be more than interested in hearing it. But you don’t.

Jim Jones 2:40 pm 03 Jul 12

Mysteryman said :

A simple, “no, I have no evidence to back up my claim” would have sufficed.

Ah, but you don’t care about evidence or argument anyway, do you? It’s all about petty pointscoring.

Antagonist 2:22 pm 03 Jul 12

Jim Jones said :

This notion that ‘if we give people a dragstrip then the hoonery will decrease’ is based on an assumption that people indulging in hoonery just need to ‘get it out of their system’, which is complete unsubstantiated assumption.

I think you are all making some wrong assumptions. Controlling the hoonery actually comes from getting these young folk involved in sanctioned motorsports events, which is what we had back in the airport dragstrip days. Most folk who have actually been involved in motorsports will hold a CAMS license. If you were caught driving like a tosser on the roads, not only would Mr Plod kick your @rse, but CAMS would kick your butt and cancel your CAMS license. It was actually the possible loss of a CAMS license and exclusion from driving events (such as the drags, rallys etc) that was controlling the idiots back in the days of ACT motorsports.

Mysteryman 2:20 pm 03 Jul 12

Jim Jones said :

Mysteryman said :

And that assessment is based on what? Your in-depth research into the proposal? Or perhaps based on your expert understanding of the factors at work in anti-social driving behaviour?

“Utter bollocks” indeed.

What research do you have that indicates that providing motorsport facilities will see a reduction in street racing/burnouts/etc.?

There are areas for drag racing all around Sydney and there’s been no reduction in street drag racing. If anything, it’s been on the increase.

This notion that ‘if we give people a dragstrip then the hoonery will decrease’ is based on an assumption that people indulging in hoonery just need to ‘get it out of their system’, which is complete unsubstantiated assumption.

When I was young I loved skateboarding, and visited the local skate park. This didn’t stop me from skating in other areas (including some illegal venues), I didn’t ‘get it out of my system’; if anything, having a legitimate venue for the activity increased desire to conduct it in any and all venues. I daresay the same is the case for the dragsway.

This isn’t an argument against (or for) the introduction of a dragway in Canberra – but the argument that one needs to be built so that we can reduce street racing is utterly fallacious. The only good argument for building a dragway in Canberra is because people want it and will get enjoyment out of it (which seems like a pretty good argument to me, despite the fact that I hold a particularly low regard for people obsessed with cars).

A simple, “no, I have no evidence to back up my claim” would have sufficed.

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