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Speed Checks and Signage

By Greywolf20k - 23 June 2011 155

Firstly can I say that I have huge respect for our men and woman in blue and they do a great job. Driving around today I noticed a police car doing speed checks about 100 metres from a speed sign from 80km to 60km and I started to wonder what the distance is for these checks to be done from a speed sign.

Is there a legislation that governs this and should people be slamming their breaks on as they pass these signs to adhere to the road rules? I am sure the officers that were doing the checks are aware of the laws but you never know.

What’s Your opinion?


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Speed Checks and Signage
Chop71 10:35 am 23 Jun 11

Tooks said :

Chop71 said :

It’s the end of the month and revenue is down

The problem with conspiracy theories is that they’re usually bollocks.

I usually get way more fish than 1. Common ppl, you usually are jumping into the boat 🙂

pajs 10:25 am 23 Jun 11

Personally, what would worry me the most about Mr Gillespie’s driving that he may see a female newsreader and lose all focus on the road.

johnboy 10:18 am 23 Jun 11

actually an inability to anticipate conditions as represented by a speed sign is no different to an inability to anticipate a child cycling onto the road.

You’re incompetent, dangerous, and best taken off the road if your comments are any guide.

If you were a competent drive the police actions described would not be a problem for you.

It’s not “a mistake” it’s just bad driving.

luther_bendross 10:17 am 23 Jun 11

Mr Gillespie said :

… rather than trying to do something productive like RBTs, catching defective cars with one headlight, bald tyres, idiots driving dangerously, fighting crime, etc.

Goddamn I hope you’re trolling. One would probably argue that people speeding amounts to “idiots driving dangerously”. Due to the use of the word “coppers”, I also couldn’t help but read your posts in the voice of Trent from Punchy.

Mr Gillespie 10:08 am 23 Jun 11

johnboy said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Or you could drive at the posted speed limit. If that’s beyond you then frankly your situational awareness is so poor you should be removed from the road, not just fined.

Johnboy, doing 80 2 metres from a 60k sign is hardly the same as driving erratically while blind drunk 10 times the .05 limit, as your comment here seems to imply……:shakes head:

Mr Gillespie 10:05 am 23 Jun 11

I say to those telling us to slow down BEFORE the sign and preaching “it’s YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to adhere to the posted speed limit” it sounds a bit like you are defending the coppers who have nothing better to do than to catch people making mistakes and raking in revenue for the Government (I mean where else does the money for speeding fines go? If you catch me breaking the law, take me to court instead! or is that too expensive for the Government so it’s much cheaper to just hand out tickets, hm?) rather than trying to do something productive like RBTs, catching defective cars with one headlight, bald tyres, idiots driving dangerously, fighting crime, etc.

johnboy 10:05 am 23 Jun 11

Mr Gillespie said :

The coppers pointing these laser devices need to make themselves more visible instead of hiding around corners and behind bushes and other objects, so people don’t HAVE to slam on their brakes!!

Or you could drive at the posted speed limit. If that’s beyond you then frankly your situational awareness is so poor you should be removed from the road, not just fined.

Mr Gillespie 10:02 am 23 Jun 11

The coppers pointing these laser devices need to make themselves more visible instead of hiding around corners and behind bushes and other objects, so people don’t HAVE to slam on their brakes!!

dvaey 9:52 am 23 Jun 11

Im fairly sure the laws for speed cameras state they have to be > 200m from a speed limit sign. Im not sure if this law applies to actual police officers, and even if it did they’d find some other law that says it doesnt apply to them. The police like to sit on Namatjira Dr heading out of Weston Ck too, to catch people who speed above 60 in the space between where the houses end and where the 80 sign starts, although Ive never seen a camera on that site.

Tooks 9:52 am 23 Jun 11

Chop71 said :

It’s the end of the month and revenue is down

The problem with conspiracy theories is that they’re usually bollocks.

Chop71 9:28 am 23 Jun 11

It’s the end of the month and revenue is down

Thoroughly Smashed 9:21 am 23 Jun 11

Fairly simple; once you’re past the sign you should not be exceeding the speed indicated on the sign.

qbngeek 9:11 am 23 Jun 11

What is so hard about slowing to 60 before you get to the sign? I am pretty sure this is what the law says anyway. Seriously 100 metres before the sign, tak you foot of the accelerator and you will probably scrub off most of the 20km/h before you get to the sign before you need to put on your brakes and slow down the last little bit.

captainwhorebags 9:05 am 23 Jun 11

It’s your responsibility to do the posted speed limit. If that means you have to slow down before the sign, so be it.

Years ago my mum got booked doing 45 in a school zone, pretty much just after passing the sign. Her claim that she was in the process of slowing down was no excuse.

Special G 9:04 am 23 Jun 11

1m past the sign is enough. No reason to slam the brakes on just adjust your speed accordingly before the sign.

The laser does an accurate distance measurement as well as the speed. Most will measure the distance from where they are to the speed sign then give people a little bit of space to correct their speed and catch anyone else inside the distance.

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