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Personally I feel the idiots who dodge the red lights are the worst scumbags of all. Last week at 6 o'clock in the morning hubby saw 4 cars and 2 lorries turn right from Woodcroft direction at Hardy's winery whilst the lights were on red!!!! They just ignored the lights and went through, dodging the oncoming traffic!!!!! Later that day there was a really nasty accident there!!!
Hopefully they will bring in fines for all the people who drive in the right hand lane, despite passing 3 signs telling them to keep left unless overtaking!!! Doesnt matter if your going the speed limit, your still also breaking the law, and yet this never gets booked by the police!
I agree that if you DELIBERATLEY speed you should be fined. I have had three fines since I arrived and Iím not proud of it. The first two I put down to not being used to having to drive like miss daisy when I first arrived and the third I have no excuse at all. I was a prat.
My gripe is the fact that my wife has also received a speeding ticket. It was for driving 60 in a 40 passed AAMI stadium while there was a game on. What Iím getting at is that it was a genuine mistake by my wife because the speed limit at all other times is 60. Because the police know that the speed limit has been changed they take the opertunity and drive up and down this road knowing that people will accidentally speed and they can catch them out. Easy money!
I'm not advocating speeding by any means, but by putting the fines up I think the authorities are blatantly admitting it's about revenue raising rather than safety. Interesting that in the UK now apparently there is such a backlash of public opinion against speed cameras that some authorities are getting rid of them altogether. And of course the fact that in Britain speed cameras are painted bright yellow so they act as a deterrent, yet here they are almost hidden in many cases. Wonder how long before Australia catches up with that trend?
Sometimes the grass will appear greener on the other side because it has been fertilised by bull****