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Submitted: Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 20:07
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Who was it ? white 100 series with acc spare wheel carrier on left and cover from exploreoz going south on Ipswich / Boonah Rd. thru a posted 40klm work zone near the Boral quarry at Goolman / Purga doing 100k ,, time 11.50 am on Thursday 16/3/06 ,, own up !! you are a danger to not only yourself but to the road workers , and yes the speeding fine will be in the mail within the next 14 days .... own up and give your excuse ??
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 20:50

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 20:50
That was Queen Elizabeth out for beak from the games. She can do whatever she likes.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 21:00

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 21:00
Liz was just on the Phone. Said she wondered who the puffed up ponze was holding the SLOW sign, said to say hello.
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 21:02

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 21:02
She did the wave, as well, but she's getting tired, could only manage one finger today....
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Follow Up By: Redback - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 07:35

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 07:35
Couldn't of been her Ray, she drives a Land Rover :-)))
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Follow Up By: Redback - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 07:39

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 07:39
Or maybe it was her and she was slumming it, after all the're in the colonies on holidays ;-))))
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 19:48

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 19:48
Ray ,Wolfi and Redback ,I would have thought that u 3 repobates would at least have replied to the affirmative on a safety issue ,the post was /is not about a friday funny , Lone Wolf how would you like your lathe set up 1mtr from some richard cranium driving past you at 100kph ,Redback same for you except we change the w/shop for your computer desk and have ford explorers wizz past less than 1mtr from you,, road works are a workplace ,lets just try to keep the poor old shovel leaner safe !!
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:03

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:03
Point taken....

Sorry.

Wolfie
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:05

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:05
I suppose I should take life more seriously, bad habit of mine. I consider myself swiftly kicked in the backside. ouch!
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Follow Up By: Redback - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 16:02

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 16:02
Well the last time i had a go at someone here for speeding i got NO support from anyone so bugger you, he reckoned it was OK to do 140kph towing a trailer, his justification for it was he didn't want to get stone chips.

So i guess it better to risk peoples lives than get stone chips, hey Mr ABR person.

Baz.

There's no excuse for unsafe driving.
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 21:24

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 21:24
those pesky signs were up on the Logan toll road about midday today twice for about a kilometer & F%#*^K me not (workman) or truck in sight ,no wonder people get annoyed & speed through them.
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Follow Up By: The Bigfella - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 23:38

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 23:38
The way it is set up is ridiculous. If there are workman and machinery about then by all means have a 40KPH speed limit but after and before work and on weekends it is bloody stupid. Just another way of revenue raising. The other stupid thing is this 40KPH speed limit is usually about 1 to 2 kilometers from the worksite. I for one DO NOT obey them when there are no workman around. OK, if I get caught I wear the fine. As stated above 100KPH might be a bit over the top depending on the road conditions. It's a bit like driving over the Blue Mountains on the Great Western Highway. I mostly drive at 20KPH over the speed limit and have more cars go around me than I go around. I am all for safe driving but speed limits in general need to be looked at all over Australia. Just a revenue raising system to help fill the government coffers.
While I am on my soapbox the other thing that really p155es me off is the dickwit who will travel in the right lane at the speed limit. GET OVER TO THE LEFT where you belong. If I want to go faster than the speed limit then that is my choice. Nothing worse than the guy in the left lane sitting just under the speed limit (his choice of course) but then some clown who should NOT have a licence decides he will sit on the speed limit in the right lane. Just get to the left and let the traffic flow.
We need to know that having a driving licence is privilege not a RIGHT.
By the way I have been driving for 40 years with 2 small accidents many years ago and I spend a lot of time on the roads and the sooner the "governments" teach people to drive PROPERLY the sooner the road tole will be less.
I feel better now and will sit back for the backlash from those who I just mentioned.Cheers
The Bigfella
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Follow Up By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:05

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:05
And the prick he forces to slow down (you!) just may "arrive alive".

If you want to speed everywhere then your part of the problem. You do NOT have the "RIGHT" to speed and put other road users at risk.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 10:42

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 10:42
How many points do you lose for travelling 60km/h over the limit ?

Mike
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 10:45

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 10:45
Mike,

Probably more than you can handle with a clean slate if there's any justice in the current systems at all.
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 11:31

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 11:31
"We need to know that having a driving licence is privilege not a RIGHT."

Mate, if you're openly admitting to constantly driving at 20kmh over the speed limit, then I think you're abusing your privilege. 40 years of good luck doesn't give you have the RIGHT to speed.

What pi55es me off is people speeding putting my and my wife's lives in danger, e.g. should they have an accident going around a bend coming towards me that they misjudged they could take at 120kmh in a 100kmh zone.

The 40kmh limits in workzones are there for a reason - poor bloody road workers getting cleaned up by cars speeding through workzones. How do you know there's NOT a roadworker? Depending on the location, they could be working at any time, 24/7. Sure they're a bloody inconvenience, and you question why the signs are left in place when the shift has ended and everyone has gone home, but if you have to do 40kmh for 2km instead of 100kmh, it's only adding about a minute 40 seconds to your trip. Worth risking killing someone over? I think not.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dedalus (SA) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 12:15

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 12:15
People like you, BIGFELLA, kill innocent people .... slow down boy, you have to drive a pushbike mate ! ....
We dont need idiots on the wheels!
Have a "safe" weekends!
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 18:45

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 18:45
Mate it is best to keep your opinions on Roadwork’s, Speed limit’s and speed limit’s around roadwork’s to yourself or you just get burned, as I have in the past.

I mostly drive at 20KPH over the speed limit> Now that I don’t agree with as there are many situations that this is not appropriate I.E 70 down suburban streets, 80 in a 60 zone ECT.

Unlike the others I am not hear to lecture you and would be a hypocrite if I did, the world has got way to many “Do Gooders” already.

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Reply By: Atropos - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:00

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:00
When you get a driving licence you are supposed to be taught to obey the rules.
If you choose to ignore the rules then you deserve what you get.

If you think the rules are wrong there are ways to protest, but its not by breaking the rules, by breaking the rules you just endanger others (and yourself)

People who think that the rules dont apply to them are a menace on the roads.

Remember speed limits are the maximum speed that may be used, actual driving speeds should reflect driving condition at the time.

Those that consistanty drive over the speed limits should have a long hard think about what they are doing, lobby your MP to change the law , but if you deliberatly decide to break it , then dont "cry" when you get caught.

Driving is a priveledge not a right, dont abuse it.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:46

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:46
Geez,

We've got a couple of preachers on the Forum!
Bill


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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:56

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:56
naaah ! Just equal air time for differing opinions, that's all.

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Follow Up By: Atropos - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:57

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 09:57
Yep I'll answer to 'preacher' on this topic , I just hope that the "speedsters" dont have to make use of my services

"MAN that is born of a woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. "

Perhaps we could use that instead of "Bloody Idiot" or "Speed Kills"

John
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:43

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:43
Not preaching Sandman ,just making a point , People work at / in roadworks ,you may not "see" them as you go through for whatever reason , how would YOU like a 3tonne cruiser or a 45ton truckndog fly past YOU 1mtr away ,, ohh so sorry to run over YOU but slowing down for roadworks is such an INCONVENIENCE ,I may be 1 minute late for the funeral.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 01:19

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 01:19
Yeah, we're talking about the value of human life and the apparent disregard for it some seem to have while in a hurry to be somewhere and complaining about others being 'in their way'. That is a symptom of the craziness of the society we live in. You can't live your life any faster than 60 minutes per hour. And why would you want to; life is short enough as it is. I think it is the 'human condition' to realise how quickly our lives pass but then our reaction is to go for quantity rather than quality in life; how many things can we squeeze into a day rather than savouring each moment. Speeding, impatience, intolerence etc are symptoms of this social disease.
Jeez, that was a bit deep! Maybe it's because I turned 42 today. LOL
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 01:28

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 01:28
Bware,

Happy Birthday for yesterday :))) No good getting too deep at your age LOL Leave it for later.

Regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 01:43

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 01:43
It was yesterday, but I'm still up after work so my day hasn't finished yet and this is how I'm celebrating; ranting to anyone who will listen in the EO circus. LOL. I'm a perfectly well-adjusted social misfit.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 01:51

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 01:51
LOL there's quite a few of us misfits in the EO circus. At this time of night/morning we get to pick over the bones of the discussions the 'normal misfits' had while we were away from our windows to the EO world :))))
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Follow Up By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 02:40

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 02:40
An excellent perspective!

Brian
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Reply By: XLGXL - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 13:30

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 13:30
Ok yes I agree speeding is dangerous and yes the posted speed limit is the max that you are legaly allowed to do. But remember that doing less then 20km under the posted speed limit is also breaking the law.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 13:39

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 13:39
Er ..... what's that got to do with some brain dead idiot doing 100 in a 40 zone?
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Reply By: Wisey (NSW) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 17:07

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 17:07
RE: bigfella
Watch out around the Forster Tuncurry area inc beaches and forests for the bigfella re: his Q? asked previously.
In Jan he asked about an advanced driving course, if you know of the course booked it may pay to advise the trainer of this persons disregard for safety judging from the reply to the incident above.

JMO
Andy
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 19:57

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 19:57
Well first thing comes to mind is if some clown doing 20 k under the 40k limit will more than likely be run over the top of by the other f'''''''''ing clown doing 20k over the normal 100k limit.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 00:57

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 00:57
hahahahaha two clowns gone in one hit. That's a bonus :))))
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:08

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:08
Yes you bleep ing brain dead dick head. bleep ing shape up or shipe out you bleep ing bleep . bleep you. No bleep ing speeding
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:40

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 20:40
Sorry, got carried away there
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 00:56

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 00:56
Is that a record for the most bleep s in one post ? :))))
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Follow Up By: Member - Bware (Tweed Valley) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 01:26

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 01:26
"It's a new EO record, he has won bleep ing gold!"
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Follow Up By: roofscooter2 - Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 06:29

Saturday, Mar 18, 2006 at 06:29
Mad Doggy,you now on you're way to having you're own sheep station,Bleeeeeeeeeeeeep!Now that you were carried away were you the doing 20k,40k,100k or 120k in that said work zone? Gramp's that was not like you too get rid of 2 clown's in one hit,think of the kid's in a world with no clown's,jeeeeeeeeeze they would have to rely on us to make them laugh. it could be a worry. Bob.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 09:47

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 09:47
No No, not on your nelly Scooter, it wasn't me. I'm usually the one holding everyone up :)

Now the sheep station sounds interesting, oh so many girlfriends to choose from.
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Reply By: atoyot - Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 23:38

Friday, Mar 17, 2006 at 23:38
There's been a number of lollipop men killed around our area over time. I can't believe the attitude of some people about 40k restricted work zones. At the end of the day, the limit is 40k's, so if I chose to obey the law and restrict myself to 40ks, I would expect others to be reasonable and to do the same. Wouldn't mind a dollar for everytime a d1ckhead overtook me at a great rate while I'm doing 40k in a workzone.

As far as I'm concerned, they shoud have speed camera's on every worksite, and the wits who choose to ignore the law will be the ones raising revenue for the gov.

Mad Dog, your 2nd last reply made me feel better.
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Follow Up By: Matt Davis - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 09:17

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 09:17
Have been entertained by this forum for a long time now, but have never joined or registered until today. I have been working on roads my entire working life (20 years) and currently have a small business (8 employees) with a partner involved with road maintanence. We seem to get all the good jobs off the likes of VicRoads and others, and have worked on all sorts of streets, from Flinders St in Melbourne, Punt Rd on the Domain Rd hill, the Nepean Hwy @ South Rd, various Freeways; you get the picture.

I sat down this morning for a browse thru the posts and came uon this one.

Bigfella, the way the signage is set up is there for a reason. The reason is that I and my men want to go home in one piece. Please feel free to speed your head off elswhere and kill yourself for all I care. But around MY worksite, obey the bloody rules of the road.

I reckon this forum is brilliant, but God I hate posts like this one.
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 10:07

Sunday, Mar 19, 2006 at 10:07
Matt this post has been fairly subjective bringing out the what is in the other persons mind at a certain period of the day.what we all have to be wary of is those bleeding steel & timber post's on the side of Highway's & byway's they will alway's bring us to a sudden halt at any speed, keep safe,Bob.
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