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Operation Globin II takes 20 cars since February

By johnboy - 23 May 2007 30

Simon Corbell is trumpetting the success of the catchily titled “Operation Globin II” under which 20 odd cars since February have been impounded from a mottley range of on road miscreants the ages of which vary from 17 to 45.

“The aim of this legislation is to ensure that the message gets through to offenders that this behaviour endangers to all road users and will not be tolerated.

“Seizing their car, which to some of these offenders is their most prized possession, has been proved here and in other jurisdictions as the most powerful way to reinforce that message.”

Hmmm, in what other areas could we apply this thinking? Could we send a message to misbehaving corporations by confiscating their offices?

And are these cars ever going to get auctioned?

What’s Your opinion?

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Operation Globin II takes 20 cars since February
FB 9:26 am 24 May 07

Cool, next time I want to go and do burnouts and act like an idiot I will make sure I’m in a hire car. It’d be interesting to see them seize that!

I’d definitely make sure my second offence is in a rental so they can auction that one instead.

I have no problem with them seizing cars, it’s good in theory but what about parents who lend their kids the car? Or people who lend their car to a mate?

And before anyone says the parents/friends should be more responsible and it’s their own fault. How many parents here can guarantee their son/daughter wouldn’t do stupid stuff in a car? How many here can honestly say they have never done anything silly in their parents car. If not have you ever lent your car to a friend?

If the car is driven by the owner then go ahead take the sucker, they deserve it. However if they are not the owner then a little discretion is needed. There is one problem with that too, I know a few young guys with hot cars and every single one of them is registered in their parents name for insurance purposes.

DarkLadyWolfMother 8:41 am 24 May 07

Kramer, taking an argument like this to silly conclusions doesn’t help anyone. We’re talking material possessions, not body parts. They’re totally separate things.

If, however, they decide they want to start removing body parts to stop offenders, then I’ll be right there beside you protesting (with my hands behind my back in case they want to cut them off during the fray).

Back on the topic. I know of at least two people who have no license and unregistered cars, but who still drive (despite warnings, loss of license for X more months/years, etc). Taking their car off them seems about the only way to slow them down. I do think, however, you need to be disqualified from buying a car in that case. Though how the hell you police that effectively I have no idea.

In the long term I’d advocate something along the lines of: take the car off you once, and you get it back after X amount of time. Take it off you twice and we auction it.

Having said that, I’d suspect we’d see quite a few auctioned cars. I have too much faith in idiots to be just that: idiots.

FC 8:35 am 24 May 07

Cars can be used as a dealy weapon and if these people are using it in a dangerous way then they should be taken off them.
And it is not everyone who is getting pulled over or anything like that. It is more serious stuff.
They have only got 20 cars since February so obviously they are not being too heavy handed.
Very different to cutting off a hand too – cars are much easier to replace!

Thumper 8:08 am 24 May 07

I’m all for this.

For once there is a real consequence to one’s actions, not just a stern talking to by the old beak.

el 7:38 am 24 May 07

IIRC another car is slightly easier to purchase than a new hand.

Kramer 4:31 am 24 May 07

So using this heavy handed approach, we should then cut the hands off people caught stealing? Then they can’t do it again – right?

bigred 9:51 pm 23 May 07

It was the former Government’s legislation.

riotrossco 9:29 pm 23 May 07

Serves the inconsiderate, simplistic, wanna be bullet proof wa**ers right… pull any stupid stunt on the road to impress the mates/girls, or to induce a normally impossible chubby from a pathetic little minded toss, then they deserve to loose their cars..

For once, Stanhopeless the twat has passed legislation that serves the better community and not just his own agenda and/or hip pocket.

gurunik 9:16 pm 23 May 07

the owners of those cars would be shitting tonight. and others would be getting out the balacavas and spanners. lots of fruit in that carpark. a perverse, but effective way of putting a wet blanket on the racer types.
to my knowledge, get busted a few times, and its auction time.

futto 9:06 pm 23 May 07

impounding cars is weak. they shouldnt get them BACK! Then the “fine” is means tested then.

bigred 7:57 pm 23 May 07

In NSW and Victoria I notice they don’t flag where they keep the impounded cars.

Vic Bitterman 7:35 pm 23 May 07

Saw the WIN news story too…. Some expensive looking machinery in that compound… including a pair or Mitsubishi Evo 8’s (or is it 9’s)???

DJ 7:23 pm 23 May 07

Why? Would they stand outside and look at them…

bigred 6:14 pm 23 May 07

Just saw the WIN news piece on this. You can tell from the footage where the compound is. Hope no car thieves watch the news.

caf 5:05 pm 23 May 07

It says in the presser that they get their cars confiscated for “up to 90 days” so I guess auctioning them is out.

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