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Theodore burnout driven nabbed

By Barcham - 23 July 2013 13

ACT Policing has seized and impounded a grey Nissan 200SX after NSW Police spotted the driver doing a burnout in Theodore during the early hours of Saturday morning (July, 20).
About 12.10am, a NSW Highway Patrol Officer travelling north along the Monaro Highway saw a Nissan 200SX travelling in the opposite direction in Theodore, ACT. The Nissan entered the Johnson Drive roundabout and began to slide sideways, completing two full revolutions before exiting the roundabout in front of the NSW Highway Patrol vehicle.

The NSW Highway Patrol Officer conducted a traffic stop on the Nissan on Tharwa Drive, Theodore. ACT Policing Traffic Operation Officers were advised of the incident, attended the location and seized the Nissan under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999.

The driver of the vehicle, a 23-year-old Conder man, will be summonsed to appear before the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date.

“This is just one example of the benefits of a cross-border relationship between ACT Policing and the NSW Police,” said Acting Superintendent Rod Anderson.

“Motorists who think they can get away with dangerous and menacing driving should remember that police are able to seize vehicles.”

Under Section 5 of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999, police may seize vehicles for offences of unauthorised street racing, speed trials, burnouts and menacing driving. Vehicles can be seized for up to 90 days for a first offence and may be seized and forfeited to the Territory for a second offence if ordered by the Courts.
If you see any anti-social behaviour or dangerous driving in your area, contact ACT Policing Operations immediately on 131-444.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Theodore burnout driven nabbed
devils_advocate 12:25 pm 24 Jul 13

harvyk1 said :

Likewise if in the wet (or even dry) your wheels lose traction on accelerating, provided you regain traction as soon as possible you are fine. It’s only when you lose traction on accelerating an deliberately do nothing (aka sustain the loss of traction) to regain traction will you have a problem with the hoon laws.

The ACT case law on burnouts is both instructive and hilarious, due in large part to the demographic.

Here’s a taste:

http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/act/ACTSC/2003/13.html

harvyk1 9:18 am 24 Jul 13

gazket said :

Solidarity said :

KeenGolfer said :

Solidarity said :

That’s not a burnout.

It is according to the legislation, “sustained loss of traction by 1 or more of the driving wheels”.

So If I jam on my brakes and come to a sliding stop (No ABS) I’m doing a burnout?

According to the law yes, you are a street racing hoon with no regards to public safety and deserve to have your car impounded.

You’re missing the word “sustained” in there. Sustained basically means not that lost traction as that can happen to the best of us, sustained basically means that if you lose traction, you do nothing to regain it again. So in the event of a non ABS car skidding, given by it’s very nature it is not sustainable (the skid ends when your speed reaches zero) then you’d be fine (provided that it was not a tree which took your speed to zero).

Likewise if in the wet (or even dry) your wheels lose traction on accelerating, provided you regain traction as soon as possible you are fine. It’s only when you lose traction on accelerating an deliberately do nothing (aka sustain the loss of traction) to regain traction will you have a problem with the hoon laws.

Basilbrush 9:00 am 24 Jul 13

Deref said :

Fined five shillings and released, no doubt.

+1

Antagonist 6:39 am 24 Jul 13

Theodore is so far south that Police from Tuggeranong do not patrol out there. It is easier to get NSW Police to travel north from Cooma to patrol it for them.

markbuzz 9:33 pm 23 Jul 13

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

Did he think the NSW Police couldn’t touch him because he was in the ACT? I think he’s been watching way too much American cop shows.

Doubtless there is a forum or facebook group where he and peers are agreeing that NSW police shouldn’t have pulled him over therefore he will win in court. And get awarded costs.

Under the rules getting a car bogged is also potentially a ‘burnout’ offense.

ScienceRules 4:02 pm 23 Jul 13

Solidarity said :

KeenGolfer said :

Solidarity said :

That’s not a burnout.

It is according to the legislation, “sustained loss of traction by 1 or more of the driving wheels”.

So If I jam on my brakes and come to a sliding stop (No ABS) I’m doing a burnout?

Totally, Solidarity. That’s just exactly what the legislation means and how it’s interpreted. Designed to seize the cars of everyone who doesn’t have ABS. Sheesh…

gazket 3:55 pm 23 Jul 13

Solidarity said :

KeenGolfer said :

Solidarity said :

That’s not a burnout.

It is according to the legislation, “sustained loss of traction by 1 or more of the driving wheels”.

So If I jam on my brakes and come to a sliding stop (No ABS) I’m doing a burnout?

According to the law yes, you are a street racing hoon with no regards to public safety and deserve to have your car impounded.

Solidarity 2:48 pm 23 Jul 13

KeenGolfer said :

Solidarity said :

That’s not a burnout.

It is according to the legislation, “sustained loss of traction by 1 or more of the driving wheels”.

So If I jam on my brakes and come to a sliding stop (No ABS) I’m doing a burnout?

bundah 2:36 pm 23 Jul 13

He completed two complete revolutions before exiting the roundabout in front of the NSW Highway Patrol?? That’s bloody hilarious although it would be enough to send anyone into a spin…

KeenGolfer 1:01 pm 23 Jul 13

Solidarity said :

That’s not a burnout.

It is according to the legislation, “sustained loss of traction by 1 or more of the driving wheels”.

Deref 12:15 pm 23 Jul 13

Fined five shillings and released, no doubt.

Rawhide Kid Part3 11:15 am 23 Jul 13

Did he think the NSW Police couldn’t touch him because he was in the ACT? I think he’s been watching way too much American cop shows.

Solidarity 11:14 am 23 Jul 13

That’s not a burnout.

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