WA, Is it a joke??

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 20:34
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Might be WA only but I thought I heard on the radio wile at work today that they were considering lowing the suburban limit to 30Km/h and freeway’s to 90!!!, 90 why even call it a freeway, Are they serious or have they been smoking the herbs. 30Km/h a 10year old on pushbike could go faster what a f**king joke.

Anyone else hear this Bulls**t.

Move over Vic we have a new frontrunner in the nanny state championships; think I might move to the NT.
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 20:52

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 20:52
A good way to boost State funds :))))
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 20:58

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 20:58
Well the Governments rail link is like 200Milion in the red, they probably need some fast cash.
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Reply By: hanson - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 21:23

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 21:23
If you fellas heard the rest of the news, the Premier said "no f@#$%&n way" It was an idea tossed in by the head of the road safety dept "Grant Dorrington" didn't he come from over east originally or play footy for vfl.... must have bin too fast for him. Ric
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 21:36

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 21:36
Okay then, I will jump off my horse and put the smoking gun away LOL.

It can be noisy at work and I wear earplugs most of the time so only heard a bit of it, as I walked by the radio, it was also brought up at smoko by a workmate who had herd about as much as I had, Good to get some clarification on that.

Grant Dorrington,I wonder if he is a relation of Harold screw lose.
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Follow Up By: sedg - Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 21:01

Friday, Mar 24, 2006 at 21:01
You really have to worry when a pollie says "no way", almost guarantees it will happen.
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Reply By: Member - Bouncer (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 21:29

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 21:29
I can do 40kmh on my deadly treadly on a flat straight, so now I am going to have to slow down or get booked. It's a joke what did you say democracy or dictatorship?
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 07:56

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 07:56
you'll be alright thru cameras though
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 11:01

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 11:01
Think they'll get plates for the pushies as well! There goes that safety message Nudie.

Kind regards
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 21:38

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 21:38
Example of a Government meeting/
Mr Chairman,
because of the speed and red light cameras the motorists are being too careful and we the Government are not collecting enough revenue from fines , has any member of parliment got any brilliant ideas how to get more ,
Yes sireee
I have, lower the speed limits so we'll get a lot more fines for speeding.

Maybe ?????
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Reply By: The Rambler( W.A.) - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 22:12

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 22:12
Therwe is an article about this in the West Australian today---I could not think that they could be serious, but if it is going to happen it will be in W.A. as I still think we are the real police state of Aus.Hopefully everyone here is not completely unrealistic as the next thing we will be hearing is that if we all walk the will be no road accidents.
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Reply By: Member - Ray - Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 23:10

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2006 at 23:10
Don't get you knickers in a twist folks, it'l never happen.Even that clown dorrington doesn't have that much pull.
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Follow Up By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 08:06

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 08:06
I wouldn't say it will never happen, last time I was in Germany they had 30km/h limit in the suburbs like we have 50km/h for the same revenue collecting reasons.
If they need more dollars they will come up with something.

Reiner
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Follow Up By: Alan S (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 10:39

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 10:39
I am with you Reiner, several years ago they lowered the speed limit to 50kmh. The public was told it would only be in back streets and built up areas. US unassuming public took it at facevalue. But the legislation was worded differently, so we now have 50kmh on some freeway exits (try going from 100 down to 50) entrances into some major towns on main roads are 50kmh.

It hasbecome a real joke.
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Reply By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 08:10

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 08:10
Well you have to admit the idea is right in principle.. Make our roads safer.. reduce speed limits... True.. but then why not make it 10km/hr everywhere?? that would reduce the road toll to 0 surely???? ironically no one would get anywhere...
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Follow Up By: Hairy - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 13:51

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 13:51
Yeh great idea but you would fall asleep on the way to work, jump the kerb and run over the pedestrians.
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 09:04

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 09:04
They trialled a 30Kph school zone speed limit outside some scholls on Brissy a while back (2004 I think) Ended up scrapping the idea as it was just too slow and there was a huge public backlash against it, so I can't see it ever coming in to general use.
In QLD the suburban limit is 50Kph on unmarked residential streets, 60ks on marked streets.
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Follow Up By: Max - Sydney - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:29

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 18:29
Its been 25 in SA past schools for ever - no one seems to have died of excessive speeding fines. They do have flashing lights to tell you where to slow down though.

Max
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 11:02

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 11:02
What is the point of lowering the limit as those who speed will disregard it anyway. Seems if you do the speed limit you must be some sort of social leper.

60 KPH limits here are obviously a guide for those jerks with their "much too powerful for the suburban streets cars or motorcycles and I must have a small appendage so I need to speed every where WA!@#ERS" to keep an eye out.

I've notice the only way to stop them is:

A. They are arrested in the act
B. Are injured in a near death motor vehicle accident generally involving speed
C. They die in a near death motor vehicle accident generally involving speed
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Reply By: Alan H - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 13:13

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 13:13
I managed to reach 80kph for all of 500 metres this morning on the Mitchell so called Freeway. Can't remember the last time I got to a 100 in the morning or afternoon trip.
Took just under an hour to travel around 20klms at the max.
Thank dawg I normally don't have to go that way to work.
Grant Dorrington wants to go back to red flag days.
It'll never happen because our pollies are only interested in things for which the voting public won't criticise them.
Ignore them all.
A.
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 14:46

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 14:46
Hi Alan,

Why would you want to travel any faster than 80 to go to work? Took the pushie this morning and after 4 weeks can now get to an average speed of 19KPH so maybe its time to whip out the pushie for tomorrow's trip. It'll take you about the same time!

Kind regards

Theo
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:05

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:05
Should try the Kwinana, luckily I travel south in the morning at 5am and come back into Perth between 2:45 4:00 in the arvo so miss the traffic, the road works are still a real PITA but, if there is one thing I can’t handle it is heavy traffic, I try to avoid peak hour as much as possible.
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Reply By: disco driver - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:46

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 15:46
Hi All,
Wot a crock of s##t. 30 KPH in cities
Typical Academic solution.(Some Academic trying to justify his salary??)
Taken to extreme is to reduce speed to walking pace complete with red flag

If no one else wants the job,I'll have it.

What Job???????
Walking in front of a motor vehicle frantically waving a red flag, of course

It would be interesting if someone could do an ecomonic research study into the pollution levels produced at 30kph compared with 50-60kph, fuel consumption and wear & tear on gearboxes continually in 2nd or 3rd and so on.

On second thoughts perhaps it is all a dastardly plot to enforce people to use our super efficient (HA,HA) public bus & rail system.
Just the sort of thing Allanah Mc Stuff up would dream up

Thank God I live in the bush

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Reply By: bruce.h (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:22

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:22
well if they drop the speed limit up go my prices, as it will take longer to get to the jobs so will get fewer jobs done in a day .
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Reply By: South - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 22:34

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 22:34
I was stuck behind some clown today in Osborne Park doing 30km/hr... they must have heard it on the radio and thought it was being enforced as they spoke.

If anything, it would cause more road rage... No one likes to be stuck behind some prat driving under the limit whilst your on the way to do something. I only had to drive 2km to pick up some goods, and my blood pressure was quickly rising ;o)
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Reply By: 4runner - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 22:43

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 22:43
These buffoons in their ivory towers have probably never driven a car - let alone have a drivers license. I`m referring to Idiot Dorrington and Mr Screwball in Victoria Speed cameras save lives - who they trying to fool. Think we must be all morons!!!! - come on speed cameras are just that, and then they have a formula which arrives in the post giving you the option to pay up or go to court and the amount of $$$$$ depends on how quick the reflex lens is in the camera. Biggest revenue raising gimmick since the advent of the motor car

Cant see them having a 30Kmh in the Metro area and 90 on the highwys - there would be a mass uprising. The courts would have such a backlog that we would all be dead by the time we were due to front up before the beak . And what if the local off duty copper was nabbed doing 95 on the national highway ??????????. Mass migration to the NT.
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