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I have time for the police and the hard job they have to do, but this type of revenue raising is a bit hard to swallow, they argue it is to tackle the speeding menace surely they could do more via the fines or even custodial sentences for repeat offenders. I am not defending speeding drivers but to constantly go for the easy option just to fill an ever bulging police coffers does very little for public/police relations.

 

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Melbourne police officer hiding behind a sign with speed gun, i would also like to add a pretty silly location for him as he could easily be struck by a speeding driver losing control.

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Well he does have his Hi-Vis on.............makes them bullet proof, I have seen them in more dangerous locations and posing more a danger to other road users!


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Well he does have his Hi-Vis on.............makes them bullet proof, I have seen them in more dangerous locations and posing more a danger to other road users!

 

 

Just scary to think of what could happen, and the irony of the fact that they are doing it to save lives potentially?

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To be fair, with the way that people drive here, it's an absolute revenue gimme. I can't blame them, it's like printing money.

The downside of course is that other, much more serious crime is ignored. But they don't seem too bothered about that.

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There is a speed camera on my way to work. People speed up to the camera, slam on their brakes, then floor it. The dangerous bit of road is just after the camera. I have nothing against drivers driving responsibility all the time.

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I have many issues with them. First, they are not targeting bad driving - I was fined for doing 102km in a 100 on an empty freeway in the middle of the night.

 

Second, the police seem to have decided they can abdicate policing in favour of them.

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I have many issues with them. First, they are not targeting bad driving - I was fined for doing 102km in a 100 on an empty freeway in the middle of the night.

 

Second, the police seem to have decided they can abdicate policing in favour of them.

 

I agree, but on the way back from plant nursey we drove to the end on the freeway off ramp at Burns beach, the road goes from 100 to 80 to 60 to 40 in the space of a couple of hundred meters, you always get idiots belting passed regardless of the signs, we did today and to our surprise a bike bobby was sat waiting by the train station/new continuation section of the freeway for stupid drivers he caught her lovely, her face was a picture she must have been doing 80 in the reduced 40 zone at the time.

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I've always thought with speed cameras, if they bring in so much revenue then clearly they aren't an effective means of preventing speeding? Or is my logic flawed?

 

However, being caught by a police officer in a random location. Well I think thats a much better way, active police presence has to be positive.

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I've always thought with speed cameras, if they bring in so much revenue then clearly they aren't an effective means of preventing speeding? Or is my logic flawed?

 

Exactly mate yet the police still use the excuse of not for profit policing?

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The cop in the top picture is on wrong side of the safety barrier, he could get clobbered by a tram if he's not careful.

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There is absolutely no doubt that the policing of speeding in Australia is 99% revenue raising. Why not concentrate on the actual bad driving habits of which there are many.


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I don't really mind

 

I make it a point to speed on every journey and have only been done twice, once in Aus (stupid, speed camera, my fault for not spotting it) and once in the UK (unmarked car on A1, fair cop since he only booked me for 90 in a 70 when I had been undertaking on a bike at 100+)

 

It's all part of the game. I'm ahead on points and it's my way of sticking it to The Man

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I don't really mind

 

I make it a point to speed on every journey and have only been done twice, once in Aus (stupid, speed camera, my fault for not spotting it) and once in the UK (unmarked car on A1, fair cop since he only booked me for 90 in a 70 when I had been undertaking on a bike at 100+)

 

It's all part of the game. I'm ahead on points and it's my way of sticking it to The Man

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That is sad to read mate, so many lives lost to poor drivers and those who knowingly speed.

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Saw 2 crashes on the way home last night, was behind a car for a while with no brake lights, had to slam on at a roundabout near our place as a young girl just drifted across it looking at her phone.

You couldn't make it up. Whatever you do in life, you will never do ANYTHING as dangerous as driving in Australia.

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I have many issues with them. First, they are not targeting bad driving - I was fined for doing 102km in a 100 on an empty freeway in the middle of the night.

 

Second, the police seem to have decided they can abdicate policing in favour of them.

 

I thought you had to be doing 4k plus over the limit to cop a fine. Have things changed then?

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I thought you had to be doing 4k plus over the limit to cop a fine. Have things changed then?

 

 

[h=2]Speeding by Light Vehicles[/h]Cars, motorcycles and other vehicles less than 22.5 tonnes Gross Combination Mass.

[TABLE=class: border_1 cellpadding_1 cellspacing_1, width: 1150]

[TR]

[TD]km/h over the speed limit[/TD]

[TD]Penalty[/TD]

[TD]Demerits[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]Not more than 9 km/h[/TD]

[TD]$100[/TD]

[TD]0[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]More than 9km/h but not more than 19 km/h[/TD]

[TD]$200[/TD]

[TD]2[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]More than 19 km/h but not more than 29 km/h[/TD]

[TD]$400[/TD]

[TD]3[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]More than 29 km/h but not more than 40 km/h[/TD]

[TD]$800[/TD]

[TD]6[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]More than 40 km/h[/TD]

[TD]$1,000[/TD]

[TD]7

 

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

From https://rsc.wa.gov.au/Road-Rules

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Saw 2 crashes on the way home last night, was behind a car for a while with no brake lights, had to slam on at a roundabout near our place as a young girl just drifted across it looking at her phone.

You couldn't make it up. Whatever you do in life, you will never do ANYTHING as dangerous as driving in Australia.

 

Haha, try driving in the Middle East, makes driving elsewhere feel like childs play. Especially the Sheikh Zahed Road in Dubai...

 

The problem in Australia and the UK is that everyone is so angry on the roads and in such a rush. I can't believe how much road rage people have because someone 'cut them up...' how sad...

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Speeding by Light Vehicles

 

Cars, motorcycles and other vehicles less than 22.5 tonnes Gross Combination Mass.

[TABLE=class: border_1 cellpadding_1 cellspacing_1, width: 1150]

[TR]

[TD]km/h over the speed limit[/TD]

[TD]Penalty[/TD]

[TD]Demerits[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]Not more than 9 km/h[/TD]

[TD]$100[/TD]

[TD]0[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]More than 9km/h but not more than 19 km/h[/TD]

[TD]$200[/TD]

[TD]2[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]More than 19 km/h but not more than 29 km/h[/TD]

[TD]$400[/TD]

[TD]3[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]More than 29 km/h but not more than 40 km/h[/TD]

[TD]$800[/TD]

[TD]6[/TD]

[/TR]

[TR]

[TD]More than 40 km/h[/TD]

[TD]$1,000[/TD]

[TD]7

 

[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

From https://rsc.wa.gov.au/Road-Rules

 

Thankyou, not sure where I got 4K from. Sure someone must have told me that. Wonder howespecially with older cars you can trust your speedo to be accurate within 1k an hour?

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I remember getting done a few times on the gold coast highway. The dopes would hide in the bushes in the central reservation!!

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I remember getting done a few times on the gold coast highway. The dopes would hide in the bushes in the central reservation!!

 

I got the camera flash from a cop in the trees so I stopped and took photos of him from both ways..............for some reason I never received a fine.


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Thankyou, not sure where I got 4K from. Sure someone must have told me that. Wonder howespecially with older cars you can trust your speedo to be accurate within 1k an hour?

 

My sister in law was done for doing 3ks over the limit in Geelong, twice by the same cop. Bear in mind that speedometers by law must be accurate to within 10%. Newer cars are still inaccurate.


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Saw 2 crashes on the way home last night, was behind a car for a while with no brake lights, had to slam on at a roundabout near our place as a young girl just drifted across it looking at her phone.

You couldn't make it up. Whatever you do in life, you will never do ANYTHING as dangerous as driving in Australia.

 

I have always found Australian drivers to be very aggressive, much more so than drivers here, they seem to lose their minds when they get behind the wheel. There is so little discipline on the roads, pick a lane any lane, indicate if you feel like it, next to no courtesy.


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There is a speed camera on my way to work. People speed up to the camera, slam on their brakes, then floor it. The dangerous bit of road is just after the camera. I have nothing against drivers driving responsibility all the time.

They have got wise to that at the bottom of Toowoomba range, they have the speed trap and then another unmarked car parked 3km further up and if they don't get you there is another 5km further on.


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Traffic wardens are just as bad. When I was in Townsville a couple of weeks back for an op my son parked in a disabled put my badge in the window got my chair out, went in to the chemist came back out and we had a ticket for $280 because my badge had fallen down and wasn't displaying the right way up. I have appealed I'm just hoping they see how ludicrous it was.


If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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at least they dont hide like snakes in the UK, the public would not b happy if they were that sneaky...we have signs saying mobile speed traps in operation warning us all over the place, are you not allowed legal speed warning equipment in your car like in the UK?


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