Kaleen leadfoot cops a whopper

johnboy 1 July 2011 50

A 44-year-old Kaleen man has been fined $1,811 and lost six demerit points after police stopped him and issued an infringement notice for speeding along Aikman Drive, Belconnen yesterday afternoon.

Shortly before 5.00pm, General Duties members from Belconnen Station conducting radar speed detection along Aikman Drive observed a black Holden Commodore SSV sportswagon travelling at speed.

Their radar reading of the vehicle’s speed indicated it was travelling at 125km/h, 65km/h over the posted speed limit.

Officer in Charge of the Belconnen Station, Sergeant Matthew Corbitt said given the time the offence occurred, it’s extremely fortunate there wasn’t a serious collision or fatality involving the motorist.

“People who believe that it’s okay to travel at excessive speeds on our roads need to realise the danger that they are putting themselves and other
road-users in by their behavior. This type of irresponsible act will not be tolerated by ACT Policing,” Sergeant Corbitt said.

ACT Policing will continue to target speeding motorists until the end of July with targeted operations all over Canberra.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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bigfeet bigfeet 10:38 am 08 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

FACT 3:
People are angry about speed camera fines for a reason

I can only imagine they are angry at their own stupidity. After all they only have themselves to blame.

They chose to deliberately break the law, so they should just deal with it.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 9:20 am 08 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

thank you for making my views clearer and easier to understand.

You are more than welcome.

Innovation Innovation 9:01 am 08 Jul 11

I wonder if RA has enough storage space to deal with an immovable (ignorant) object that is met by an unstoppable (overwhelming) force?

00davist 00davist 10:20 pm 07 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Mr Gillespie said :

00Davist #29

I’m sorry, but you have obviously misunderstood me.

FACT 1:
I am AGAINST law enforcement.

FACT 2:
I am a top driver and as such I should decide how fast I can drive

FACT 3:
I think I am above the law and have a tantrum when I get caught.
I apologise for the misunderstanding, and hope this makes my opinions said here clearer for you.

fixed it for you.

Errrr, what makes YOU an authority on what I say???

Let me make it a little clearer for you you pompous idiot…..

FACT 1:
I am against HEAVY-HANDED SPEED law enforcement.

FACT 2:
Some posted speed limits are posted SO LOW it is ridiculous — I mean — 40km/h on the TUGGERANONG PARKWAY????????????????????????????????????

FACT 3:
People are angry about speed camera fines for a reason.

YOU are the one who is “chucking a tantrum” because I don’t agree with the said methods of traffic speed enforcements.

so STOP TWISTING MY WORDS TO SUIT YOURSELF

Clear enough for ya???

Fact: You think you have the right to speed if you disagree with the speed limit!

Fact: It’s still illegal!

Fact: Your speeding only costs you!

Mr Gillespie Mr Gillespie 6:28 pm 07 Jul 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Mr Gillespie said :

00Davist #29

I’m sorry, but you have obviously misunderstood me.

FACT 1:
I am AGAINST law enforcement.

FACT 2:
I am a top driver and as such I should decide how fast I can drive

FACT 3:
I think I am above the law and have a tantrum when I get caught.
I apologise for the misunderstanding, and hope this makes my opinions said here clearer for you.

fixed it for you.

Errrr, what makes YOU an authority on what I say???

Let me make it a little clearer for you you pompous idiot…..

FACT 1:
I am against HEAVY-HANDED SPEED law enforcement.

FACT 2:
Some posted speed limits are posted SO LOW it is ridiculous — I mean — 40km/h on the TUGGERANONG PARKWAY????????????????????????????????????

FACT 3:
People are angry about speed camera fines for a reason.

YOU are the one who is “chucking a tantrum” because I don’t agree with the said methods of traffic speed enforcements.

so STOP TWISTING MY WORDS TO SUIT YOURSELF

Clear enough for ya???

Classified Classified 4:32 pm 07 Jul 11

Jim Jones said :

Solidarity said :

Jim Jones said :

Okay. Just for a second, stop, and think about what the roads would be like if there were *no* speed cameras or easy speed enforcement measures.

Exactly the same as now, just with people not slowing down at the few spots there is a camera, which would probably make the roads safer as there would be no disruptions to traffic flow…

BWA HA HA AH AHA HA HA HAH AHAH AHA AH HA A

Good response (that shows you have no idea). I was driving 20 years ago (unlike yourself, obviously), and it really wasn’t much different.

Jim Jones Jim Jones 11:14 am 07 Jul 11

Solidarity said :

Jim Jones said :

Okay. Just for a second, stop, and think about what the roads would be like if there were *no* speed cameras or easy speed enforcement measures.

Exactly the same as now, just with people not slowing down at the few spots there is a camera, which would probably make the roads safer as there would be no disruptions to traffic flow…

BWA HA HA AH AHA HA HA HAH AHAH AHA AH HA A

Innovation Innovation 10:23 am 07 Jul 11

Oh dear – I’m pretty sure that when the idea of traffic fines being based on income was originally mooted on this thread, the existing fines were supposed to be the “maximum”. I bet some people didn’t see this tangent…….

I can just imagine the advocates against speed limits, monitoring and/or enforcement looking at someone in particular and saying “well this is another nice mess you have gotten us into Stanley”.

00davist 00davist 9:54 am 07 Jul 11

KeenGolfer said :

There are a few countries in Europe that base fines on income. See link below where for Finnish traffic tickets you can calculate the fine based on your income.

http://www.poliisi.fi/poliisi/lp/home.nsf/pages/F3BCD1C2A09C374FC225759900338B68?opendocument

How about a 170,000 euro speeding fine?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3477285.stm

Thanks for this, quite an interesting little idea, maybe we could see our own version here!

00davist 00davist 9:53 am 07 Jul 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Mr Gillespie said :

00Davist #29

I’m sorry, but you have obviously misunderstood me.

FACT 1:
I am AGAINST law enforcement.

FACT 2:
I am a top driver and as such I should decide how fast I can drive

FACT 3:
I think I am above the law and have a tantrum when I get caught.
I apologise for the misunderstanding, and hope this makes my opinions said here clearer for you.

fixed it for you.

Ah, now i get it!

00davist 00davist 9:52 am 07 Jul 11

Classified said :

00davist said :

MrG, your opinions have been clear all along, I just can’t stop laughing at how expensive those opinions are for you!

(Although i will credit you some merit to point two, however, as i have said, there are appropriate avenues for this, that wont lighten your wallet)

Continue to do as you please sir, as far as i’m concerned your donations (and i will continue to call them that, even if you can’t take responsibility for your own actions) are welcome, and will hopefully see funding for further enforcement of the speed limits!

What makes you think serial speeders actually get caught? Everyone knows where the fixed cameras are, the white vans can be spotted miles away, and there are rarely police cars patrolling or performing speed checks.

I know it’s easy to bag Mr G because his opinions are in the minority here, but the reality is that speeding is extremely common on ACT roads, and voluntary revenue raising doesn’t seem to be doing much for actually road safety.

Perhaps it’s time for a more pragmatic approach?

As i said, i would like to find a way to make the most of MrG’s continuos attempt to give his money to the cause. Personally, i think they should be hidden, anywhere, any time.

Fitting camera’s to things like Otto bins is a great idea (and this is actually beginning to happen) as they are un-noticeable, and easily portable.

With methods like this, not only would people consider that they may be being watched, so its best to be on your best, but it would also give us the opportunity to help society benefit further from the generous MrG, and those like him.

Classified Classified 9:52 am 07 Jul 11

Jim Jones said :

Classified said :

… the reality is that speeding is extremely common on ACT roads, and voluntary revenue raising doesn’t seem to be doing much for actualy road safety.

Okay. Just for a second, stop, and think about what the roads would be like if there were *no* speed cameras or easy speed enforcement measures.

It would be no different to 20 years ago. Most people would still try to be sensible, police would still catch a few with the occasional speed trap, life would go on.

Solidarity Solidarity 9:40 am 07 Jul 11

Jim Jones said :

Okay. Just for a second, stop, and think about what the roads would be like if there were *no* speed cameras or easy speed enforcement measures.

Exactly the same as now, just with people not slowing down at the few spots there is a camera, which would probably make the roads safer as there would be no disruptions to traffic flow…

Jim Jones Jim Jones 9:16 am 07 Jul 11

Classified said :

… the reality is that speeding is extremely common on ACT roads, and voluntary revenue raising doesn’t seem to be doing much for actualy road safety.

Okay. Just for a second, stop, and think about what the roads would be like if there were *no* speed cameras or easy speed enforcement measures.

Classified Classified 9:10 am 07 Jul 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Classified said :

00davist said :

MrG, your opinions have been clear all along, I just can’t stop laughing at how expensive those opinions are for you!

(Although i will credit you some merit to point two, however, as i have said, there are appropriate avenues for this, that wont lighten your wallet)

Continue to do as you please sir, as far as i’m concerned your donations (and i will continue to call them that, even if you can’t take responsibility for your own actions) are welcome, and will hopefully see funding for further enforcement of the speed limits!

What makes you think serial speeders actually get caught? Everyone knows where the fixed cameras are, the white vans can be spotted miles away, and there are rarely police cars patrolling or performing speed checks.

I know it’s easy to bag Mr G because his opinions are in the minority here, but the reality is that speeding is extremely common on ACT roads, and voluntary revenue raising doesn’t seem to be doing much for actualy road safety.

Perhaps it’s time for a more pragmatic approach?

More cameras?

Putting them in more useful locations would be good.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 8:55 am 07 Jul 11

Classified said :

00davist said :

MrG, your opinions have been clear all along, I just can’t stop laughing at how expensive those opinions are for you!

(Although i will credit you some merit to point two, however, as i have said, there are appropriate avenues for this, that wont lighten your wallet)

Continue to do as you please sir, as far as i’m concerned your donations (and i will continue to call them that, even if you can’t take responsibility for your own actions) are welcome, and will hopefully see funding for further enforcement of the speed limits!

What makes you think serial speeders actually get caught? Everyone knows where the fixed cameras are, the white vans can be spotted miles away, and there are rarely police cars patrolling or performing speed checks.

I know it’s easy to bag Mr G because his opinions are in the minority here, but the reality is that speeding is extremely common on ACT roads, and voluntary revenue raising doesn’t seem to be doing much for actualy road safety.

Perhaps it’s time for a more pragmatic approach?

More cameras?

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 8:35 am 07 Jul 11

Mr Gillespie said :

00Davist #29

I’m sorry, but you have obviously misunderstood me.

FACT 1:
I am AGAINST law enforcement.

FACT 2:
I am a top driver and as such I should decide how fast I can drive

FACT 3:
I think I am above the law and have a tantrum when I get caught.
I apologise for the misunderstanding, and hope this makes my opinions said here clearer for you.

fixed it for you.

Classified Classified 8:13 am 07 Jul 11

00davist said :

MrG, your opinions have been clear all along, I just can’t stop laughing at how expensive those opinions are for you!

(Although i will credit you some merit to point two, however, as i have said, there are appropriate avenues for this, that wont lighten your wallet)

Continue to do as you please sir, as far as i’m concerned your donations (and i will continue to call them that, even if you can’t take responsibility for your own actions) are welcome, and will hopefully see funding for further enforcement of the speed limits!

What makes you think serial speeders actually get caught? Everyone knows where the fixed cameras are, the white vans can be spotted miles away, and there are rarely police cars patrolling or performing speed checks.

I know it’s easy to bag Mr G because his opinions are in the minority here, but the reality is that speeding is extremely common on ACT roads, and voluntary revenue raising doesn’t seem to be doing much for actualy road safety.

Perhaps it’s time for a more pragmatic approach?

00davist 00davist 9:56 pm 06 Jul 11

MrG, your opinions have been clear all along, I just can’t stop laughing at how expensive those opinions are for you!

(Although i will credit you some merit to point two, however, as i have said, there are appropriate avenues for this, that wont lighten your wallet)

Continue to do as you please sir, as far as i’m concerned your donations (and i will continue to call them that, even if you can’t take responsibility for your own actions) are welcome, and will hopefully see funding for further enforcement of the speed limits!

KeenGolfer KeenGolfer 8:55 pm 06 Jul 11

There are a few countries in Europe that base fines on income. See link below where for Finnish traffic tickets you can calculate the fine based on your income.

http://www.poliisi.fi/poliisi/lp/home.nsf/pages/F3BCD1C2A09C374FC225759900338B68?opendocument

How about a 170,000 euro speeding fine?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3477285.stm

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