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just wondering if it is too late to complain about the introduction of mobile speed cameras in NSW...

I see there is a huge backing from motorcyclists about the CTP rate rise but in general there has been no action from all motorists inregards to the new mobile speed cameras.

The RTA dont even have the statistics to back that mobile speed cameras do work in decrease road fatalities but idiot kristina keneally thinks otherwise...they are predicting a $137 million revenue boost to NSW from the new cameras...
 

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I'm from Adelaide and mobile speed cameras have been around since i had my license 12 years ago. Previously they displayed the camera signs after you driven past them but now they removed them because once drivers knew they got caught, they turn around and vandlise the car or abuse the public servant sitting in it.

Anyway my point is, yes they are annoying but overtime you will pick up the skill in spotting them out and slow down as you past them.
The SA government use the standard government cars such as commodores, falcons or camrys and are unmarked.

Touch wood. In my 12 years of driving, i have yet to get a speeding ticket or been in any accidents.
 

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MatchTheClown said:
What are you on about. We have always had mobile speed camera's?

I think you are forgetting which state you are in.
where?

ive been told that they come into effect 19th July 2010...

They said in NSW they will start with White Ford Territory's...


also...do they sit on the footpath? what kinda places do they camp?
 
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Go to the rta website, there is a list of FAQ some lovely gentleman posted up here recently explaining It all in laymans terms for you. They have a reason for everything, not necessarily a good reason but a reason nonetheless.
 

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yeah i've seen them around for ages, always in a police station wagon and a sign just after saying you'd been snapped.

i heard on the tv yesterday or the day before that the R.T.A will be listing on their website everyday as to where the moblie speed cameras will be working so i guess that's something, still a pain in the arse to check the website everyday.

at the end of the day i really don't care to much for them as i very rarely speed while i'm in my car so i don't see the need to make a fuss about it, it's only when i'm on my bike that i tend to get a bit throttle happy but lets face it, if you can't help yourself and go well over the speed limit then you've got no grounds to complain.
 

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What are you going to complain about? getting caught breaking the law? Unless you can have a good argument to say they actually make things more dangerous on the roads you have no argument.

Here's a novel idea, everyone stop speeding, they won't make any money from it, they will deem them a waste of money and get rid of them, then we can go back to speeding.
 

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aarmel said:
Unless you can have a good argument to say they actually make things more dangerous on the roads you have no argument.
I think the lack of leeway actually does make things more dangerous. Tell me who is a bigger risk, someone doing 35kph in a 40 zone watching their speedo, or someone doing 45kph in a 40 zone watching the road?

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Dont worry about them. I'm guessing a few will will park infront of them to block them, or put up a nice sign before the carmera to warn motorists. Also radio stations are looking into airing their locations each day. Wont be too bad.

Are the cameras facing the oncoming traffic ? If so we got nothing to worry about. wheelie past them and have a nice day. :)
 

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there is nothing you can do.

we no longer (or maybe never did) live in a democracy.

you, a member of the public, are seen as being a danger to yourself and need external, negative punishment to stop behaviour that the state deems antisocial.

if you don't agree, try and prove me wrong.
 

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sir.b said:
aarmel said:
Unless you can have a good argument to say they actually make things more dangerous on the roads you have no argument.
I think the lack of leeway actually does make things more dangerous. Tell me who is a bigger risk, someone doing 35kph in a 40 zone watching their speedo, or someone doing 45kph in a 40 zone watching the road?

Justin.

hey hey hey hold up big boy


EVERY K OVER IS A KILLER

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sir.b said:
aarmel said:
Unless you can have a good argument to say they actually make things more dangerous on the roads you have no argument.
I think the lack of leeway actually does make things more dangerous. Tell me who is a bigger risk, someone doing 35kph in a 40 zone watching their speedo, or someone doing 45kph in a 40 zone watching the road?

Justin.

What about somebody doing 30km/h in a school zone watching their kids in the back seat?
 

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Drew said:
sir.b said:
aarmel said:
Unless you can have a good argument to say they actually make things more dangerous on the roads you have no argument.
I think the lack of leeway actually does make things more dangerous. Tell me who is a bigger risk, someone doing 35kph in a 40 zone watching their speedo, or someone doing 45kph in a 40 zone watching the road?

Justin.

What about somebody doing 30km/h in a school zone watching their kids in the back seat?
This implies they've already reproduced, it's too late :(
 

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Drew said:
What about somebody doing 30km/h in a school zone watching their kids in the back seat?
There's no denying that there are things that are more dangerous than going too fast for a situation, however, the challenge was to come up with an example of how enforcing (low grade) speeding actually makes the road more dangerous.

If they gave a leeway of 5% plus 3, I wouldn't complain.

Justin.
 

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Matt said:
there is nothing you can do.

we no longer (or maybe never did) live in a democracy.

you, a member of the public, are seen as being a danger to yourself and need external, negative punishment to stop behaviour that the state deems antisocial.

if you don't agree, try and prove me wrong.
All so true.

Our only chance is to hold on to our disgust with the system until we are old enough that we are part of the geriatric majority that runs the lovely police state that is Australia.
 

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the worst part is that there isn't a legitimate, non criminal method to protest. you can write a letter, but you still have to pay a fine. if you don't pay the fine, you are treated with contempt.

due to this fail fest we call democracy, politicians will only pay attention if you park your ass outside thier office and make loud noises. and trying to rally the masses is pretty pointless. look at the MCC attempts to rally against the ctp rise. there is fuck all opposition to that.

people just don't care.
 
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