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Newsflash – JTK booked for speeding (Almost)

By James-T-Kirk - 1 June 2010 74

You read it here first on the RiotACT!

Notorious speeder, James-T-Kirk has reported that he was flying driving down Canberra Avenue in the early hours of Tuesday morning, and he spotted a ACT Government Speed Detector van parked in plain sight approximately 400 meters away. JTK was reported as saying “Bugga!”, just prior to deploying the foot brake to reduce the vehicles speed to under the legal limit. Upon passing the van, JTK waved to the very bored occupant, where he promptly returned to cruising speed.

When interviewed, JTK said “Wow – that was an exhilarating feeling, actually traveling at the posted speed limit. I just got my new EOS convertable the other day, and man, does it fly!!! But, seriously, the whole speed thing reminds me of the time when I was traveling to work along Drakeford Drive and there was a Speed Van, a Police bike about 800m away, and another then another bike a further 800m. That would have been a really effective strategy, only thwarted by the time of day – They decided to setup during peak minute – the tiny period when the road has so many cars that it is not possible to get a decent speed up.”

Ms Burlesque Griffin, the Director of speed enforcement has declined to return our calls on the ineffectiveness of the speed enforcement program in detecting, and preventing Mr JTK’s compulsive speed habits.

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Sigh – there has to be a better way to stop speeding on the roads – cause the current plan surely isn’t working…….

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74 Responses to
Newsflash – JTK booked for speeding (Almost)
Spideydog 4:58 pm 01 Jun 10

James-T-Kirk said :

eyeLikeCarrots said :

But seriously. Post on RA that you almost got caught and then question the effectivness of the speed cameras ? Thats pretty weak.

I’ll give you a hint champ – the easiest thing to reduce speeding is not try to push your go pedal through the firewall.

Sigh…

If you look at my posting history, you may be able to determine that it was a slow day on RA, and RA needed a bit of a stirring up…

Consider yourself stirred!

🙂

1 lump or 2 ??

(this time with the correct quotation)

Spideydog 4:53 pm 01 Jun 10

Sigh…

If you look at my posting history, you may be able to determine that it was a slow day on RA, and RA needed a bit of a stirring up…

Consider yourself stirred!

🙂

1 lump or 2 ??

James-T-Kirk 3:13 pm 01 Jun 10

eyeLikeCarrots said :

But seriously. Post on RA that you almost got caught and then question the effectivness of the speed cameras ? Thats pretty weak.

I’ll give you a hint champ – the easiest thing to reduce speeding is not try to push your go pedal through the firewall.

Sigh…

If you look at my posting history, you may be able to determine that it was a slow day on RA, and RA needed a bit of a stirring up… Consider yourself stirred!

🙂

georgesgenitals 2:50 pm 01 Jun 10

eyeLikeCarrots said :

But seriously. Post on RA that you almost got caught and then question the effectivness of the speed cameras ? Thats pretty weak.

Dude – are you serious??

fgzk 2:40 pm 01 Jun 10

“The fact is that speeding doesn’t kill.”

No its the windscreen that will kill you. What a anal prat you are CoC. I think that may be a fact.

eyeLikeCarrots 2:39 pm 01 Jun 10

Whats 800 meters long and has a dick on each end ?

A police radar speed trap!

Boom Boom

But seriously. Post on RA that you almost got caught and then question the effectivness of the speed cameras ? Thats pretty weak.

I’ll give you a hint champ – the easiest thing to reduce speeding is not try to push your go pedal through the firewall.

Wraith 2:22 pm 01 Jun 10

Make up your tiny minds??

It was those with the tiny minds that put the “safety” cameras out there in the first place, get it straight.

Spideydog 2:21 pm 01 Jun 10

ConanOfCooma said :

The fact is that speeding doesn’t kill. Going fast from point to point is no different to going slow point to point (with the exception of efficiency), it takes another factor in between to cause any issue.

Wet roads, bad car, moron behind the wheel, these factors will cause accidents almost every time. But do you see anyone actually cracking down on the bad drivers, or the shitty cars, or the terrible roads?

You have only addressed half of the issue of speeding. What about the scenario of you going 20ks over the speed limit, vehicle pulls out in front of you un-expectantly. If you were doing the speed limit, 1. You avoid collision all together 2. You lesson the injury damage caused/received and 3. Someone is not killed.

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

You know, I know, the researchers know and the gov knows

What research? I mean, just think about it for five seconds. You claim to be able to spot a police bike 800m away and speed round them accordingly, but police cars are invisible, are they? The most a cop can do if they see a bunch of people speeding is pull over one of them. A camera gets everybody too thick to see it, and going by the revenue pulled in by speeding fines, thickness and speeding go together quite well. We’re talking about people who get caught by fixed cameras after three warning signs, ffs.

Someone caught by a speed camera van is not only speeding, but is also a complacent distracted driver, something that is equally dangerous while speeding.

Woody Mann-Caruso 1:50 pm 01 Jun 10

You know, I know, the researchers know and the gov knows

What research? I mean, just think about it for five seconds. You claim to be able to spot a police bike 800m away and speed round them accordingly, but police cars are invisible, are they? The most a cop can do if they see a bunch of people speeding is pull over one of them. A camera gets everybody too thick to see it, and going by the revenue pulled in by speeding fines, thickness and speeding go together quite well. We’re talking about people who get caught by fixed cameras after three warning signs, ffs.

Woody Mann-Caruso 1:45 pm 01 Jun 10

Make up your tiny minds. If they don’t catch anybody then they can’t be revenue raisers, can they?

H1NG0 1:45 pm 01 Jun 10

An EOS convertible is hardly mind blowing performance unless you normally drive a golf cart.

ConanOfCooma 1:43 pm 01 Jun 10

The fact is that speeding doesn’t kill. Going fast from point to point is no different to going slow point to point (with the exception of efficiency), it takes another factor in between to cause any issue.

Wet roads, bad car, moron behind the wheel, these factors will cause accidents almost every time. But do you see anyone actually cracking down on the bad drivers, or the shitty cars, or the terrible roads?

AG Canberra 12:45 pm 01 Jun 10

The point to point ones will only encourage the mathematically minded drivers to speed at say 150kmh and then stop for the required time period before proceeding past the second camera.

Again – they will not stop speeding.

You know, I know, the researchers know and the gov knows – the only way to bring down overall speeds in the ACT (and anywhere else) is to increase the chance of getting caught by a real live police officer.

And you know and I know that the chance of that here in the ACT is very slim.

Wraith 12:16 pm 01 Jun 10

Ah, but the new point to point cameras will get ya! Oh wait, no they won’t…..

georgesgenitals 11:40 am 01 Jun 10

The real question, though, is was anyone killed or maimed because you sped?

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