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Things to remember this weekend.

By johnboy - 2 October 2008 15

1.) This in from one of our sources:

    Double demerit points will apply in the ACT from the first moment on 3rd October 2008 until the last moment on the 6th October 2008 inclusive.

    All speeding offences and the following seatbelt offences will attract DOUBLE demerit points during this period
    — Seatbelt not adjusted/fastened driver
    — Not in adjusted/fastened/restraint (under 1yr)
    — Not in adjusted/fastened/restraint (over 1yr under 16)
    — In front seat no restraint/seatbelt (under 16)

2.) Also you need to do things to your clocks on Saturday night. Move them forward an hour I think or you’ll be late for work on Monday Tuesday.

On the other hand you could just turn up to work an hour late with an excuse that, for once, everyone will believe.

3.) Don’t go to work Monday, it turns out it’s a public holiday.

What’s Your opinion?


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15 Responses to
Things to remember this weekend.
ant 11:05 pm 02 Oct 08

Living where I do, it’s WAY overdue. Goddam dawn is around 5.30am or earlier right now and it’s still mid spring. I’ve had enough of this! Down in the valley it’s probably not so bad, but it’s bloody annoying up here. It’s nice to come home from work and be able to potter around outside.

The yanks have daylight saving time way earlier than we do. In previous seasons, I’d go through The Change over there (for spring) and come home to find that we were already in winter time, despite it being still warm and long days. Daft.

astrojax 9:14 pm 02 Oct 08

should be called ‘daylight realignment’ really – no ‘saving’, just removing an hour’s light for the birdies to sing into in the morning and letting it back out to play after a hard day’s toil. but it messes with cows’ minds and havocs the harvest of dairy products. poor l’il bovine friends…

i must say, though, i applaud the commencement of DST on a public holiday weekend, to give us an extra day to get ourselves acquainted with the realignment. noice. who do i vote for again..?

Primal 1:16 pm 02 Oct 08

Is the Chief Minister’s Office really so slack that they’re reusing last year’s announcement of Daylight Saving dates?

http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/2049/daylightsaving2007-08.pdf

(as linked from the front page of http://www.act.gov.au and http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/holidays)

Too hard to produce one measly little web page and/or PDF with this year’s dates?

Thumper 11:10 am 02 Oct 08

Spring Forward and Fall Back

Problem being Danman that when I see a snake I spring back, and when I get on the booze, I fall forward 😉

Aurelius 10:36 am 02 Oct 08

Spot the Queenslander, getting confused by this new fangled Daylight Saving thing…..

Loquaciousness 10:33 am 02 Oct 08

Loquaciousness said :

Wide Boy Jake said :

Daylight Saving is stupid. Has anybody thought that it promotes terrorism? More hours in the day gives terrorists more time to plot their evil deeds.

Yeah, because we do get an *extra* hour. Not sure where from, and I guess we have to give it back in Summer …

L

Errr … give it back in Winter. Clearly, all this working I’ve been doing recently has completely clouded my thinking, and I’ve now forgotten what season we’re in.

Carry on …

L

Danman 10:29 am 02 Oct 08

Good way to remember what the clock does when is (Amreican I know but it works) Spring Forward and Fall Back

Loquaciousness 10:27 am 02 Oct 08

Wide Boy Jake said :

Daylight Saving is stupid. Has anybody thought that it promotes terrorism? More hours in the day gives terrorists more time to plot their evil deeds.

Yeah, because we do get an *extra* hour. Not sure where from, and I guess we have to give it back in Summer …

L

Thumper 10:23 am 02 Oct 08

Apart from promoting terrorism, daylight savings is good.

Aurelius 10:22 am 02 Oct 08

(Offtopic)
Jake,
When living in Brisbane, I often heard complaints from locals about Daylight Saving, and why it should never be allowed in their (backward) state. The only one I ever thought was valid (yes, they really did believe things like the fading curtains thing!) was the drive-in operator pointed out that a later sunset meant he’d have to show films later.

Wide Boy Jake 10:12 am 02 Oct 08

Daylight Saving is stupid. Has anybody thought that it promotes terrorism? More hours in the day gives terrorists more time to plot their evil deeds.

Fiona 9:40 am 02 Oct 08

the moment it becomes 3rd oct… but but my watch is a minute out! *panics*

peterh 9:21 am 02 Oct 08

I wish I did.

at least he is nice enough to let us know about the double demerits. will have to ensure the kids are in their seats, strapped in, instead of bouncing all over the back seats.

(I would never let them be in our car unrestrained….)

Ari 9:12 am 02 Oct 08

Johnboy lives by internet time so can’t be expected to notice such pesky details as public holidays.

jennybel75 9:09 am 02 Oct 08

Well, as Monday’s a public holiday I don’t intend to go at all. 🙂

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