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School Zone Flashers

By MOCS 25 July 2013 48

When approaching a school zone this morning I was in no doubt that it was being monitored by radar bearing police as I had three cars in a row flash their headlights at me. While I’m all for sticking it to the establishment I still have to wonder about the thought process of these rebel flashers. Now either they were warning me in case I was someone who purposely speeds through school zones or someone who doesn’t pay enough attention to notice school zones. Now personally I’d prefer those who fit either of these categories to be caught in the hope that they then cease speeding through schools zones but that point of view may be a bit bias as I’m not a moron…

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joingler 7:32 pm 26 Jul 13

I think that I read the title wrong

Innovation 6:20 pm 26 Jul 13

I wish MonarchRepublic or JC had been booked and taken it to court. “And why were you speeding officer?” Police: “To get to an emergency – which wasn’t so urgent that I couldn’t take time out to book someone.

As for flashing, I don’t think it should be done to warn others of speed cameras. It might save a life on that one occasion but only a penalty will deter someone from driving more responsibly all of the time (which has a greater chance of saving more lives).

It’s a pity too that Police at speed traps don’t set up a second patrol further down the road to pull over any drivers flashing.

Personally I do flash my lights when someone has caused me to take evasive action (although I doubt many of them ever look in their rear view mirror) but not when someone is simply driving dangerously.

MonarchRepublic 4:04 pm 26 Jul 13

JC said :

Mothy said :

Saw an amazing number of numpties in the Gungahlin region getting about today with no headlights despite pea-soup fog at that time of morning this morning.

Were you:

1. In Gungahlin
2. Driving without headlights

If so, guilty.

Speed cameras I won’t flash for. Lights yes.

Be careful who you flashed. A few weeks ago in poor visibility (heavy rain at 4:40pm) I flashed this dick head who overtook, then cut me off on Commonwealth Ave heading down onto the London CCT offramp. Turns out the Silver Aurion I flashed was an unmarked police car, who then pulled me over.

I didn’t cop a fine but did cop a warning about how stupid and dangerous it is to flash and why I was so agro. At the end of the lecture I pointed out I wasn’t actually agro, I just couldn’t believe someone was stupid enough to drive in heavy rain at dusk without their lights on and overtake not leaving me a safe braking distance. His answer to the lights was they were on auto and if they weren’t on then it wasn’t dark enough to warrant their use. He didn’t answer why he didn’t leave me a safe distance though.

And yep I tell the truth this did come from a copper. So watch out for Silver Aurions if you are going to flash.

I had a similar thing happen a couple of months back. Flashed a black SUV undertaking at speed in the bus lane. Turned out to be a cop in a hurry, but with time to talk to me. Fair point made though – if he was aggro on the road, he might have been aggro with my face if he was the wrong sort of person. Exactly the reason I dont flash lights at dicks on the road normally anyhow!

MonarchRepublic 3:53 pm 26 Jul 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Anyone who warns others who are speeding that there is a camera or police ahead is a POS

Rarely would I agree with you, but this is one of those rare situations. 100%

bundah 2:23 pm 26 Jul 13

Pitchka said :

bundah said :

Pitchka said :

I always flash people when there is a speed camera and/or a cop doing radar speed checking..

I respect everyones right to drive as fast as they want without being pulled over by a party pooper.. My cars speedo says it can do 260km/h, im sceptical, therefore i have a right to ensure i got what i paid for.

I wont pull over if directed until i have reached my objective.

Now that i’d like to see.Will the stretch of the Monaro Hwy say between Hume and Fyshwick at say 3am be ok for a test run?

Hmm, 3am. Perhaps a few too many marcupials out and about at that time, can we reschedule after the much needed kangaroo cull?

Nah let’s just just attach a roo bar and make a few fast runs up and down the Monaro.That’ll sort out those pesky marsupials!

Basilbrush 2:08 pm 26 Jul 13

bundah said :

I’m all for selective flashing providing the flasher is easy on the eye 🙂

+1

Solidarity 1:01 pm 26 Jul 13

I flash people to warn them of speed cameras all of the time. I also stick my middle finger up at them.

Pitchka 11:57 am 26 Jul 13

bundah said :

Pitchka said :

I always flash people when there is a speed camera and/or a cop doing radar speed checking..

I respect everyones right to drive as fast as they want without being pulled over by a party pooper.. My cars speedo says it can do 260km/h, im sceptical, therefore i have a right to ensure i got what i paid for.

I wont pull over if directed until i have reached my objective.

Now that i’d like to see.Will the stretch of the Monaro Hwy say between Hume and Fyshwick at say 3am be ok for a test run?

Hmm, 3am. Perhaps a few too many marcupials out and about at that time, can we reschedule after the much needed kangaroo cull?

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