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Submitted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 01:44
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Our "well meaning" South Australian Government is out there in the bush, protecting us from ourselves.

Many travellers would have driven through William Creek on the Oodnadatta Track and like Mungerannie in the Northern Territory, experienced the "Traffic Light phenomenon".

Well no more folks. Trevor was "requested" to remove the traffic light 2 weeks ago, being advised that should an accident occur, he could be held culpable.

So another piece of outback humour has (for the time being at least) been removed from our dangerous driving practises.

Can you just imagine, On the Oodnadatta track, during peak rush hour, when the traffic is at it's most severe, someone rear ending another vehicle that has stopped for the red light.

Well done Patrick Conlon. (Transport Minister) and congratulations to the SA Government, for protecting us from ourselves.

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Reply By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 07:13

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 07:13
It makes you wonder what will happen over the next 20 years. I feel real sorry for our children. They will have to live in a very dull and boring world.

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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:52

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:52
Agree with you Reiner, what a great legacy we leave them. Can't do anything or go anywhere and from the economists of this world they will also be the first generation poorer than their parents - lot to look forward to.

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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 07:59

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 07:59
Makes you wonder, if some one is that a sleep they run up the back of a stopped car, my concern would be the driver, not the traffic light.

Anything to break the boredom on some of those trips. Always found something like that perked you up for the next 30 to 60k as you kept having a chuckle about it.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 08:44

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 08:44
Sand man
you better chuck that old GPS and Compass in the nearest river and get some new ones , or maybe go back to paper maps
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 19:17

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 19:17
Yes, that is the second mention on this forum in recent hours that Mungerannioe is in the NT. And now it is on the Oodnadatta Track as well. Good grief and here I was complaining about GD of Ch 7...lol

He definitely needs new stuff...................
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 23:50

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 23:50
Yea, Yea, OK Willem so I f**ked up. Of course, it's not in the NT, but I didn't say it was on the Oodnadatta Track mate.

But this is even worse then. As it is still in SA, Mike's Government will ask Johnno to remove the one located at the T junction.

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Reply By: Off-track - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 09:17

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 09:17
Typical of the stupidity and incompetence of the SA government(s). They just cannot seem to focus and fix the big problems in that state to the point that the whole place is a long running joke by the rest of the country. Has the potential to be a great place to live if not for the screwups by those is charge of planning and development.
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 09:45

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 09:45
Just reinforces my despair.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 10:56

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 10:56
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Reply By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 00:11

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 00:11
At least the authorities have stopped the fairly common practice of landing light aircraft on the road and taxying up to the pub at William Creek!

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 08:36

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 08:36
I don't think they landed on the road, when i was there in 1997 they had a strip at the rear of the pub and taxied to the pub via the road , and what a pity to stop that , again a event that that lit up the eyes af many a kid and older tourists as well
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:21

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:21
Station folk agree, the Cessna 152 is the best way to avoid those pesky RBT's and radar guns.
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:25

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:25
Next thing you know the Birdsville pub will have to move because for workplace health and safety concerns it is too close to the airstrip and a banning of having a beer under the verandah as it is too close to the road ,,get alife.
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Reply By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) 4124 - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 12:55

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 12:55
The problem is we have to many public servants sitting in the office being bored shi^%#$less and have all sort of stupid ideas. Thinking what can we do next to make the bosses think we are actually needed and can keep our cushy job for a bit longer.
Maybe we need more p servants to travel Europe and the US to check out shopping centres at our cost while we have kids die on waiting lists in hospitals. Lets put more dams in places where it never rains and more young drivers die on the road while those pr icks sit on their as ses and waist our tax money.
Why do we let them do that to us????????????????? grrrrrrrrrrr

I go and kick a tree now maybe that helps :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (QLD) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 13:48

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 13:48
WHY because we are the Majority , Minority is more important and get their point across. Tree huggers eh perch themselves up a tree so an Aussie can't go to work, but where the helll are they when a bushfire starts...never see em trying to save the trees then not that a fire does much damage to a tree the fact is that means work , Heard about that useless piece of ***** in UK on the TV this morning , he has been protesting for 5 years for Iraq near some government building , Tax payers money ,he should have been pi**ed off 4years and 11 months and 30 days ago
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