8 May 2013

Wall calls for less burnouts in Tuggers

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Member for Brindabella Andrew Wall has called upon the Government to crack down on reckless driving in the South of Canberra.

Called upon is code for “I’ve got no answers, but I’m employed to point fingers at the current government and by howdy I’m going to!”

“There are numerous examples of burnouts and other reckless behaviour occurring right across Canberra, but particularly in the south,” Mr Wall said.

“At the Calwell Playing Fields there is ample evidence of this behaviour and ironically this is happening right under the government’s nose, next to a government-owned facility.

“The Government have become complacent when it comes to dangerous driving activities.

“This complacency proves the Government is out-of-touch with community expectations.

“I urge ACT Labor and their ACT Green colleague to get on top of this issue and start working with the local community to find some solutions to this ongoing problem,” Mr Wall concluded.

There are unconfirmed reports (no there aren’t) of ACT Labor responding with “But isn’t that why we build the south side?”

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bundah said :

One small problem there are quite simply not enough police on the roads to increase the odds of catching them in the act.

It’s a problem with statistics based policing. More Police is bad for the stats, and even worse if they log more offences.

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thebrownstreak69 said :

magiccar9 said :

Are burnouts really as dangerous as they make out? Surely an almost stationary car just spinning it’s wheels isn’t as bad as say, 150km/h on the Parkway, or the constant slurry of violence in Civic on a Friday night. Racing is fair enough as it endangers others on the road, but in my opinion just a burnout isn’t too bad.

They aren’t that dangerous at all, but they are somewhat antisocial.

When the burnouts are being done around a busy roundabout then they are very dangerous. There are several roundabouts in Wanniassa that are used for burnout purposes, and I have almost had accidents on numerous occasions. I wish the police would do more about it because it is reckless and irresponsible.

One small problem there are quite simply not enough police on the roads to increase the odds of catching them in the act.Clearly high visibility policing is not on Corbell’s radar.

thebrownstreak69 said :

magiccar9 said :

Are burnouts really as dangerous as they make out? Surely an almost stationary car just spinning it’s wheels isn’t as bad as say, 150km/h on the Parkway, or the constant slurry of violence in Civic on a Friday night. Racing is fair enough as it endangers others on the road, but in my opinion just a burnout isn’t too bad.

They aren’t that dangerous at all, but they are somewhat antisocial.

When the burnouts are being done around a busy roundabout then they are very dangerous. There are several roundabouts in Wanniassa that are used for burnout purposes, and I have almost had accidents on numerous occasions. I wish the police would do more about it because it is reckless and irresponsible.

thebrownstreak698:50 am 09 May 13

magiccar9 said :

Are burnouts really as dangerous as they make out? Surely an almost stationary car just spinning it’s wheels isn’t as bad as say, 150km/h on the Parkway, or the constant slurry of violence in Civic on a Friday night. Racing is fair enough as it endangers others on the road, but in my opinion just a burnout isn’t too bad.

They aren’t that dangerous at all, but they are somewhat antisocial.

Are burnouts really as dangerous as they make out? Surely an almost stationary car just spinning it’s wheels isn’t as bad as say, 150km/h on the Parkway, or the constant slurry of violence in Civic on a Friday night. Racing is fair enough as it endangers others on the road, but in my opinion just a burnout isn’t too bad.

A speed camera will fix that.

HiddenDragon12:09 pm 08 May 13

That parting shot was a shameless attempt to stir up north/south tensions, Barcham (click, click, click). Anyway, demography will eventually deal with this – before we know it, the bigger issue in Tuggeranong and, indeed, elsewhere in Canberra, will be the battalions of cranky, batty, “get out of my way” oldies whizzing around the malls and streets in their rather large, surprisingly quick and (so far as I know) unregulated battery powered scooters – click, click, click…….

DrKoresh said :

He is calling for fewer burnouts, surely?

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Gods, I hope that the Mad Monk doesn’t sack the teachers.

He is calling for fewer burnouts, surely?

bundah said :

Andrew Wall has questioned whether the gummint has any clear strategies to stop dangerous driving?? FFS they couldn’t even organise a r*** in a brothel let alone tackle dangerous driving!

It’s true, the Labor government couldn’t organise a r*** in a brothel… Well, except for that one guy who did…

Andrew Wall has questioned whether the gummint has any clear strategies to stop dangerous driving?? FFS they couldn’t even organise a r*** in a brothel let alone tackle dangerous driving!

with another three years until he can start thinking about the next election all he’s really wanting to do is position the problem.

If the government reacts he can hope the reaction fails. If it succeeds he can claim credit.

If the government doesn’t react he can point to the inaction as the problem continues.

Good opposition politics.

How hard can it be?
You catch them, I suggest some sort of movement activated mobile cameras in known trouble spots. Then you punish them by trashing their car and getting them to pay for the road repair. It just takes some thought and will power.
And while your at it, can you also get the two d!cks who ride their motor bikes around Mt Tuggeranong.

Burnouts who cares, can they work on getting rid of the junkie syringes first?

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