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By Humphrey 29 March 2010 27

Just a quick message to say that nothing is cool about speeding around residential areas like Chisholm and Monash, and if you think your tough spinning the wheels in the rain consider that a 10yo kid could spin the wheels on their pushbike.

LAME is what you are and if the crash on Canberra Avenue hasn’t taught you anything, probably nothing will.

So do us all a favour, take your hoon mobiles and go back to driving school or better yet, burn your car as no one is impressed.


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brucewayneisbest 7:58 pm 14 Apr 10

Ceej1973 said “Swaggie said :

Ceej, how do you report someone for bad driving? I found a email form at https://www.afp.gov.au/email_forms/act_traffic_info.html – is that the best way? Not that it does any good, if they get prosecuted they get banned and as we’ve seen recently banning people from driving doesn’t actually stop them from driving.

Pick up the phone and talk to the Police. They are not as scary as you think. On one occasion last year I reported a Ronaldinho look alike driving dangerously and recklessly down Tuggas Pkwy and Drakeford in peak hr traffic. When I gave a description of the events and that I also showed him my little finger, the Policeman said…..”oh deah Sir. This guy you have reported is one you maybe should have not shown the birdy too, he is a known nasty peice”. On another occassion, I noted a canary yellow car pulled over by the Police (possibly hoon behaviour) on the Pkwy near Aranda. Not more than 15 minutes later, he passed me on Drakeford near Greenway doing well over 100kmh. Being so appalled by a complete disrespect for the law, I called the Police and had a chat. On both ocasions the Police have “said they will be” paying the vilans a visit. Whether or not they did, I cant be sure, but having attended numerous Tuggeranong Community meetings, and listening to the respective monthly Police reports, it appears the Police know who and where the trouble is.”

I’m sorry to say this is not my experience. About a month ago a young male driver and his female passenger tailgated my wife and I through the (never monitored by police) Glenloch interchange construction zone, and then subsequently attempted to run us off the road. I immediately reported the incident to police incl. the number plate and despite being greeted with thanks by the phone operators and agreeing to attend court, the following 3 days! sorting it out was pathetic. With no less than 3 other officers involved, each with little or no knowledge of the logged incident, the final outcome was a ‘promise’ that officers would attend the registered address and attempt to get some kind of admission of guilt from the individual. What a joke.

taninaus 7:20 pm 31 Mar 10

Fouad Maatouk said :

Sgt.Bungers said :

You sound like my stupid whinging neighbours.

The speed limit in my street is 50kmh. So if I want to drive down the street and around the corners at that speed I will, and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it.

If you let your stupid kids play on or near the road it is you that puts them in danger, not me.

I stand corrected some of the idiots do find the forum!

Jim Jones 9:14 am 31 Mar 10

Holden Caulfield said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Please, point out this television campaign that says not speeding is the be all and end all of safe driving. Please also provide coordinates for the universe you live in where television campaigns don’t also criticise drink driving and driving while fatigued, and plans for the obviously advanced craft you’ve used to travel to this universe.

I was making an observation about the behaviour and attitude of a number of people I have come across who hold the beliefs I alluded to. I thought it was pretty clear that it wasn’t intended to be a serious critique.

That said, it is my theory that many drivers hold such beliefs and attitudes because of the relentless focus on speeding in mainstream media.

Also, to Jim Jones, I have no problem with measures to try and prevent people from speeding, but let’s try and better educate drivers of all ages and experience levels that there is a lot more to driving a car safely than simply watching a speedometer. A few ads about drink driving and having microsleeps clearly doesn’t cut the mustard.

So people are too stupid to form opinions about road safety beyond what they see in television advertisements (and yet they manage to magically ignore the television advertising that focuses on fatigue, drink driving, using your phone while driving, etc.)?

Not even I’m cynical enough to believe that.

Hells_Bells74 8:04 am 31 Mar 10

“IGNORANT is what you are. We all have a 1 in 5 million chance of killing, or being killed”

Gee, Mully hit the bigtime then. Thankfully his glory went down with him.

Ceej1973 12:50 am 31 Mar 10

Swaggie said :

Ceej, how do you report someone for bad driving? I found a email form at https://www.afp.gov.au/email_forms/act_traffic_info.html – is that the best way? Not that it does any good, if they get prosecuted they get banned and as we’ve seen recently banning people from driving doesn’t actually stop them from driving.

Pick up the phone and talk to the Police. They are not as scary as you think. On one occasion last year I reported a Ronaldinho look alike driving dangerously and recklessly down Tuggas Pkwy and Drakeford in peak hr traffic. When I gave a description of the events and that I also showed him my little finger, the Policeman said…..”oh deah Sir. This guy you have reported is one you maybe should have not shown the birdy too, he is a known nasty peice”. On another occassion, I noted a canary yellow car pulled over by the Police (possibly hoon behaviour) on the Pkwy near Aranda. Not more than 15 minutes later, he passed me on Drakeford near Greenway doing well over 100kmh. Being so appalled by a complete disrespect for the law, I called the Police and had a chat. On both ocasions the Police have “said they will be” paying the vilans a visit. Whether or not they did, I cant be sure, but having attended numerous Tuggeranong Community meetings, and listening to the respective monthly Police reports, it appears the Police know who and where the trouble is.

bd84 11:13 pm 30 Mar 10

I always listen for the *crash* after hearing the spinning wheels in the wet, i’ve been rewarded a few times too! The majority of bad drivers are older drivers, the P platers just get to copy what mum and dad do.

CoffinRX2 7:31 pm 30 Mar 10

call me ignorant then, but I like those odds!!

One in 100, or definately 1 in 10 would scare me, … but one million to five million? cmon!! …. I’ll die from 25 different kinds of cancer before I get injured or killed.

I hope you enjoy your life in a bubble

Sgt.Bungers said :

IGNORANT is what you are. We all have a 1 in 5 million chance of killing, or being killed, and a 1 in a million chance of being permanently injured, or permanently injuring, by simply using Australia’s roads on any given day. If that doesn’t scare the crap out of you, nothing will… and you shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a drivers seat.

benett 7:03 pm 30 Mar 10

As 1,000,000 people have said in other posts – “just let the police do their job”.
What that means, I have no idea…

gospeedygo 7:00 pm 30 Mar 10

goose said :

P platers should have cars with no more than 1/2 a cylinder, this then matches their IQ.

Fouad Maatouk said :

You sound like my stupid whinging neighbours.

The speed limit in my street is 50kmh. So if I want to drive down the street and around the corners at that speed I will, and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it.

If you let your stupid kids play on or near the road it is you that puts them in danger, not me.

Geez, the trolls these days ey?

Holden Caulfield 4:12 pm 30 Mar 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Please, point out this television campaign that says not speeding is the be all and end all of safe driving. Please also provide coordinates for the universe you live in where television campaigns don’t also criticise drink driving and driving while fatigued, and plans for the obviously advanced craft you’ve used to travel to this universe.

I was making an observation about the behaviour and attitude of a number of people I have come across who hold the beliefs I alluded to. I thought it was pretty clear that it wasn’t intended to be a serious critique.

That said, it is my theory that many drivers hold such beliefs and attitudes because of the relentless focus on speeding in mainstream media.

Also, to Jim Jones, I have no problem with measures to try and prevent people from speeding, but let’s try and better educate drivers of all ages and experience levels that there is a lot more to driving a car safely than simply watching a speedometer. A few ads about drink driving and having microsleeps clearly doesn’t cut the mustard.

Jim Jones 2:35 pm 30 Mar 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

To be a safe driver all you have to do is not exceed the speed limit. That’s all. It’s true, the television told me so.

Please, point out this television campaign that says not speeding is the be all and end all of safe driving. Please also provide coordinates for the universe you live in where television campaigns don’t also criticise drink driving and driving while fatigued, and plans for the obviously advanced craft you’ve used to travel to this universe.

+1

This whole ‘blah blah blah’ about the gummint conspiracy about speeding is getting tired and retarded … not as tired and retarded as the people spouting it, but retarded nevertheless.

luther_bendross 2:29 pm 30 Mar 10

I know this may be slightly off-topic, but would I go about letting police know about people driving on their phones? I mean, obviously evidence would go a long way, so am I legally able to take a photo of someone driving whilst on their phone and just send it in to Crimestoppers? And obviously I’m not going to bust out my own Nokia above the steering wheel to take said photo.

ratetheplate.com.au was always a good idea, but it didn’t get the coverage it deserved and now ’tis gooooone.

Gungahlin Al 2:27 pm 30 Mar 10

Fouad Maatouk said :

Sgt.Bungers said :

Just a quick message to say nothing is cool about travelling too fast for the conditions on any road, anywhere. If you think you’re God’s gift because you’re always travelling at the speed limit regardless of conditions, or maybe just a little bit over where it appears to be safe, consider that your poor driving habits will catch up to you. Travelling at 50km/h on a narrow local residential street is inherently DANGEROUS. When coming around corners on streets lined with driveways, houses, children playing nearby, 50km/h is an incredibly bad idea if it means you cannot stop in the distance you can see.

Just yesterday I saw a 7-8 year old child come within about a meter of being cleaned up in Mawson by a local resident of the street… a person who I have seen and noted on numerous occasions who simply travels too fast for the conditions… too fast for the street… coming around blind corners at high speed, as nothing unexpected will ever be on a residential street… driving within a meter of other human beings walking on the foot path immediately adjacent to the road, at a speed that would kill those people if they happened to stumble. All so this person can pull into their driveway 5 seconds sooner to unload their children and shopping out of their car. A person who definitely is not the stereotypical “hoon” that society seems to loath.

IGNORANT is what you are. We all have a 1 in 5 million chance of killing, or being killed, and a 1 in a million chance of being permanently injured, or permanently injuring, by simply using Australia’s roads on any given day. If that doesn’t scare the crap out of you, nothing will… and you shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a drivers seat.

So do us all a favour… take whatever vehicle it is you drive and go and sit a defensive driving course. Or better yet… remember that nobody thinks you’re a good driver setting a good example… to everyone else on the road, they’re the good driver setting the good example, and you’re just another pair of tail lights.

You sound like my stupid whinging neighbours.

The speed limit in my street is 50kmh. So if I want to drive down the street and around the corners at that speed I will, and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it.

If you let your stupid kids play on or near the road it is you that puts them in danger, not me.

Diving for the bunker here. Well deserved mortar barrage incoming…

jasere 2:22 pm 30 Mar 10

Just an observation I have made on Southside drivers is their apprehension to drive on the white stripes that are supposed to slow you down leading to an exit. I would like to ask the masses “Why don’t you like driving on them”? This mainly applies to the drivers on the Monaro Hwy exit to Tuggeranong; the drivers who wait until they have passed the white stripes (in peak hour) holding up both lanes, cars/trucks coming down the hill at 80-100kms hr to cut in front everyone else that has orderly moved in the right lane well before the exit. This goes for all types of cars as well, from Corollas to Land Cruisers. It also happens on Erindale Drive. On a few occasions I’ve been close to getting side swiped because the driver next to me does not want to drive on the lines, god forbid they have to undergo a few bumps.

I just want to know what it is about the white stripes that gets people to do dangerous and stupid manoeuvres to avoid them.

Is it the noise? the damage you think it causes to your tyres? the vibrations you think may hurt your car?

If you have a valid reason for either not wanting to drive on the white stripes or have any theories, let me know. In the meantime I will continue to play my daily game of not letting those
(the white stripe avoiders) in front of me at the exit. It makes me smile when they are forced to continue on halfway to Cooma before turning around. It really does liven up the drive home.

Tooks 1:55 pm 30 Mar 10

Swaggie said :

Ceej, how do you report someone for bad driving? I found a email form at https://www.afp.gov.au/email_forms/act_traffic_info.html – is that the best way? Not that it does any good, if they get prosecuted they get banned and as we’ve seen recently banning people from driving doesn’t actually stop them from driving.

Don’t think just because a reported driver doesn’t get prosecuted, that you’re wasting your time. Intel about dangerous drivers is valuable information.

Fouad Maatouk 1:33 pm 30 Mar 10

Sgt.Bungers said :

Just a quick message to say nothing is cool about travelling too fast for the conditions on any road, anywhere. If you think you’re God’s gift because you’re always travelling at the speed limit regardless of conditions, or maybe just a little bit over where it appears to be safe, consider that your poor driving habits will catch up to you. Travelling at 50km/h on a narrow local residential street is inherently DANGEROUS. When coming around corners on streets lined with driveways, houses, children playing nearby, 50km/h is an incredibly bad idea if it means you cannot stop in the distance you can see.

Just yesterday I saw a 7-8 year old child come within about a meter of being cleaned up in Mawson by a local resident of the street… a person who I have seen and noted on numerous occasions who simply travels too fast for the conditions… too fast for the street… coming around blind corners at high speed, as nothing unexpected will ever be on a residential street… driving within a meter of other human beings walking on the foot path immediately adjacent to the road, at a speed that would kill those people if they happened to stumble. All so this person can pull into their driveway 5 seconds sooner to unload their children and shopping out of their car. A person who definitely is not the stereotypical “hoon” that society seems to loath.

IGNORANT is what you are. We all have a 1 in 5 million chance of killing, or being killed, and a 1 in a million chance of being permanently injured, or permanently injuring, by simply using Australia’s roads on any given day. If that doesn’t scare the crap out of you, nothing will… and you shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a drivers seat.

So do us all a favour… take whatever vehicle it is you drive and go and sit a defensive driving course. Or better yet… remember that nobody thinks you’re a good driver setting a good example… to everyone else on the road, they’re the good driver setting the good example, and you’re just another pair of tail lights.

You sound like my stupid whinging neighbours.

The speed limit in my street is 50kmh. So if I want to drive down the street and around the corners at that speed I will, and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it.

If you let your stupid kids play on or near the road it is you that puts them in danger, not me.

sloppery 1:30 pm 30 Mar 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

To be a safe driver all you have to do is not exceed the speed limit. That’s all. It’s true, the television told me so.

Please, point out this television campaign that says not speeding is the be all and end all of safe driving. Please also provide coordinates for the universe you live in where television campaigns don’t also criticise drink driving and driving while fatigued, and plans for the obviously advanced craft you’ve used to travel to this universe.

Woody, you’re a real sharp-wit.

Woody Mann-Caruso 12:57 pm 30 Mar 10

To be a safe driver all you have to do is not exceed the speed limit. That’s all. It’s true, the television told me so.

Please, point out this television campaign that says not speeding is the be all and end all of safe driving. Please also provide coordinates for the universe you live in where television campaigns don’t also criticise drink driving and driving while fatigued, and plans for the obviously advanced craft you’ve used to travel to this universe.

Swaggie 11:32 am 30 Mar 10

Ceej, how do you report someone for bad driving? I found a email form at https://www.afp.gov.au/email_forms/act_traffic_info.html – is that the best way? Not that it does any good, if they get prosecuted they get banned and as we’ve seen recently banning people from driving doesn’t actually stop them from driving.

Gungahlin Al 11:08 am 30 Mar 10

Sgt.Bungers said :

All so this person can pull into their driveway 5 seconds sooner to unload their children and shopping out of their car. A person who definitely is not the stereotypical “hoon” that society seems to loath.

Indeed. And what demographic makes up the overwhelming majority of those booked in school zones? Parents of the school.

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