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The Gods Have Spoken

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The Crimes reports that even the Gods are angry enough about the vile works of Beezlebub to strike one of his deeds, the point-to-point cameras on Hindmarsh Drive.

One hopes that, even if mammon repairs that which has warranted His/Her/Their wrath, He/She/They will once again summon the powers of light to smite the bastard things.


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Myles Peterson 2:15 pm 18 Feb 12

“PS: the link is now broken.”

All 4,688 links are now broken.

Gungahlin Al 10:35 am 18 Feb 12

PS: the link is now broken.

rbw 10:58 pm 17 Feb 12

surely some inventor can come up with a device that drops a cover over the number plate at the click of a button and then retracts it. Just like closing and opening an electronic garage door. The coppers would be none the wiser if you can fit it onto the car in the stealth like spirit of those ATM thieving devices

OpenYourMind 6:57 pm 17 Feb 12

Captain RAAF said :

Praise be to Odin, God of Thunder!

Why are you cheering Captain RAAF. Every time you open your internet mouth you prove to all that you are unfit to be driving anything with a steering wheel at any speed much less an illegal speed…I’m not even sure if you would be ok safely steering a shopping trolley.

You’ve consistently advocated speeding, not using brakes, a lack of knowledge of road laws, openly admitted crashing crappy old 1970’s cars from stupidity and not understanding automotive physics. Does that about cover it. Yet at the same time suggested that others are not worthy of your driving prowess.

Gungahlin Al 5:03 pm 17 Feb 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Dilandach said :

I wonder what happens if multiple cars with the same registration plate go through the first camera before any have reached the other side.

same thing that happens if you type ‘google’ into google. The end of the world.

It’ll open the Rift – for sure!

Captain RAAF 4:05 pm 17 Feb 12

I mean Thor, dammit, this is sure to get posted!

No Valhalla for me now….=-(

Captain RAAF 4:04 pm 17 Feb 12

Praise be to Odin, God of Thunder!

HenryBG 4:02 pm 17 Feb 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Dilandach said :

I wonder what happens if multiple cars with the same registration plate go through the first camera before any have reached the other side.

same thing that happens if you type ‘google’ into google. The end of the world.

I got a mate who works for a chicken farming company. His job is to catch chooks for slaughter. He reckons theres a 3 legged chook in one particular shed, he can’t prove it because he can’t catch it.

colourful sydney racing identity 3:21 pm 17 Feb 12

Dilandach said :

I wonder what happens if multiple cars with the same registration plate go through the first camera before any have reached the other side.

same thing that happens if you type ‘google’ into google. The end of the world.

NoImRight 3:15 pm 17 Feb 12

Yes. Up until now no one has thought about how to avoid getting caught.

Me no fry 3:06 pm 17 Feb 12

RaTTyRaTT said :

actually, based on the ‘angle of the dangle’ on those things – I would gather that a simple cover that attaches to the top of your license plate, while allowing a ‘rear’ view for any kind law enforcement people, is still considered possibly legal? Unobstructed view from left, right & directly behind, but if you are looking down greater than 45′ then, sux 2 be u? 😀 just a thought, based on how high those things are and the steep grade of their picture requirement. A little ‘hood’ thing, should do the trick – stick out about 3 – 5cm, and you are still legal, but laughin!

I haven’t done the maths, but I suspect that little shelf above the number plate you’re proposing would have to stick out a lot more than 3 – 5 cm to be effective. That’s gunna look a bit weird. I also suspect that the purpose of such a device would be immediately apparent to any copper who happened to see it.

RaTTyRaTT 2:46 pm 17 Feb 12

actually, based on the ‘angle of the dangle’ on those things – I would gather that a simple cover that attaches to the top of your license plate, while allowing a ‘rear’ view for any kind law enforcement people, is still considered possibly legal? Unobstructed view from left, right & directly behind, but if you are looking down greater than 45′ then, sux 2 be u? 😀 just a thought, based on how high those things are and the steep grade of their picture requirement. A little ‘hood’ thing, should do the trick – stick out about 3 – 5cm, and you are still legal, but laughin!

74Daizies 4:50 pm 01 Feb 12

screaming banshee said :

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Now that’s a mature reaction to receiving a speeding fine.

I suspect the speed camera haters over there are less forum whingers and more napalm makers.

Cool… Ive been looking for a new hobby!! Yeeeehaaaawww!!

screaming banshee 7:13 pm 31 Jan 12

Thoroughly Smashed said :

Now that’s a mature reaction to receiving a speeding fine.

I suspect the speed camera haters over there are less forum whingers and more napalm makers.

Evil_Kitten 6:01 pm 31 Jan 12

madamcholet said :

Just on those camera’s, driving back from Crackenback on Saturday as we approached the end of the point to point section on the Canberra end of the Monaro, we saw a motorcyclist stopped and quite obviously waiting until he thought it was safe for him to go through and not get pinged – he had sped all the way through that section right up until in front of the camera.

Bit of a dumb thing to do – why not just do the speed limit and then you will be able to keep going. A friend of mine said she saw exactly the same thing earlier in the week. Hope we don’t get loads of cars pulled over on Hindmarsh!!

And I did think that those cameras on the Monaro were just for trucks, but not sure now.

I predict what will happen on Hindmarsh is that people will sit pretty close to 80km when they pass through the first one, but as they get to the second one they will be tapping the brakes and going closer to 60-70 “just to be sure”. I can’t wait.

As for the truck thing – I have gone through the one on the Federal multiple times on 120km+ so they are either definately for trucks (my opinion) or the tolerance is set very high lol

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 4:45 pm 31 Jan 12

madamcholet said :

Just on those camera’s, driving back from Crackenback on Saturday as we approached the end of the point to point section on the Canberra end of the Monaro, we saw a motorcyclist stopped and quite obviously waiting until he thought it was safe for him to go through and not get pinged – he had sped all the way through that section right up until in front of the camera.

Bit of a dumb thing to do – why not just do the speed limit and then you will be able to keep going. A friend of mine said she saw exactly the same thing earlier in the week. Hope we don’t get loads of cars pulled over on Hindmarsh!!

And I did think that those cameras on the Monaro were just for trucks, but not sure now.

I’m curious about just how fast one would need to drive to hammer up the hill from Woden to Fyshwick, then turn off at the top and thread your way through Red Hill, and still beat the traffic doing the speed limit by the time it gets to the traffic lights down the other side…

BWA HA HA!

TP 3000 4:42 pm 31 Jan 12

If the margin of error is the same as every other fixed/mobile speed camera or Police radar then everyone is fine. This is coming from someone who knows the margin or error & uses it to his advantage.

Madamcholet-with no official word being given, those cameras on the Federal/Hume/Monaro Highway’s are for trucks. So that motorcyclists is one of those stupid motorists whoo go past speed camera’s 10k’s under the speed limit. People it is safe to sit on/just above the speed limit while going past the camera’s.

madamcholet 3:48 pm 31 Jan 12

Just on those camera’s, driving back from Crackenback on Saturday as we approached the end of the point to point section on the Canberra end of the Monaro, we saw a motorcyclist stopped and quite obviously waiting until he thought it was safe for him to go through and not get pinged – he had sped all the way through that section right up until in front of the camera.

Bit of a dumb thing to do – why not just do the speed limit and then you will be able to keep going. A friend of mine said she saw exactly the same thing earlier in the week. Hope we don’t get loads of cars pulled over on Hindmarsh!!

And I did think that those cameras on the Monaro were just for trucks, but not sure now.

Thoroughly Smashed 9:22 pm 30 Jan 12

predator_pb said :

The point-to-point cameras are positioned very high though something like this would be a more permanent solution 🙂 http://www.speedcam.co.uk/gatso2.htm

Now that’s a mature reaction to receiving a speeding fine.

spinact 9:17 pm 30 Jan 12

predator_pb said :

cranky said :

Perhaps a chance for the paintball fraternity to establish a target shooting competition?

Perhaps not…. Every registered paintball gun owner would then receive a friendly visit from the police.

The point-to-point cameras are positioned very high though something like this would be a more permanent solution 🙂 http://www.speedcam.co.uk/gatso2.htm

Silly poms. Mounting speed cameras that low, they’re asking to have them vandalised!

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