Petition calls for 4wd-free zones

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 18:38
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Hear we go again!!!.
The Qld state govt is being urged by a group of Gold Coast residents to ban 4wd vehicles from school pick-up zones & shopping centres.
There are two articles in the Gold Coast Bulletin 17th Jan(www.goldcoast.com.au) & makes interesting reading.

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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 19:06

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 19:06
Vince,

That would make it a tad hard to pick the kids up from school and then go to the shops to feed them LOL

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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 19:10

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 19:10
I couldn't fiund the articles in the website you have provided or am I looking in the wrong place?
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 20:09

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 20:09
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 22:01

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 22:01
Hi Willem.
The two articles wers on page19(written by Peter Gleeson) &page29( full page article written by Peter Cameron).This Peter Cameron even brings politics into the arguement. He finishes his dribble with "Mind you, the Nationals & the abti 4wd brigade make strange bedfellows. If any motor vehicle is close to the heart of the Nats it is the bush-bashing 4WD".

What a jerk!!!
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Reply By: Ray - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 19:19

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 19:19
4WDs? does that include AWDs as well? A number of car manufacturers are producing AWDs many of which are prestige vehicles
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Reply By: giffo - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 19:27

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 19:27
Gee, all the private school car parks will be empty ! Porche Cayenne,BMW X5,Audi,Toureg,Lexus!

LOL
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Reply By: Steve Ellis - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 19:38

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 19:38
Agree with Willem. Cant find reference on that site?
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Reply By: Footloose - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 20:20

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 20:20
It will never happen. There are too many 4wds and AWD's here.

Mind you there are more jealous loonies than 4wds so I suppose .....
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Follow Up By: spudseamus - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:50

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:50
mate thats the rock you perished on!!
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:53

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:53
You've lost me, and I'm not easily lost!
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Follow Up By: spudseamus - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 10:06

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 10:06
by thinking "It will never happen"
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 11:11

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 11:11
So you're telling me that 30% of the vehicles of the top socio economic groups of the schools will be banned from parking ?
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Follow Up By: spudseamus - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 18:17

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 18:17
all im saying is ignore this proposal at your peril :o) take nothing for granted --- with the way green councilors have been elected in some areas --anything could happen So don't sit back and just say "AAAh it will never happen "
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 19:15

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 19:15
We are talking the Gold Coast City Council here, they are very pro development. Anything to make a buck. Mimimum number of pro green anything councilors. Around here, money talks and good management practise walks.
Anyway, they own about 100 4wd vehicles themselves. Start banning 4wds from anywhere, and there's trouble for a start.
Around here, it's all show and no go :))))))))
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Reply By: Cruiserman1961 (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 20:40

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 20:40
Maybe we should apply for a zone free of metrosexuals, bleep s and bludgers, hey.
Or run over their pushbikes by mistakes.
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Reply By: 96 GXL 80 series - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 20:56

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 20:56
Buses are bigger and more of a hazard than 4WD's.
Are they going to ban them to?

Might be a good start to those over weight kids and exercise.

Those women that live 250mts from a school and leave it to the last minute to get to break neck speed and look straight ahead are the ones that should be banned.

Banned from the roads and school zones.

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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 22:53

Thursday, Jan 17, 2008 at 22:53
If they're banning 4WD's because their obstructs the view by drivers in sedans and because 4WDs have limited visibility, then they'll also have to ban people-movers, delivery vans, large trademens utilities etc.

But I suppose logic won't be used in making this decision.
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Reply By: Member - Barnesy (SA) - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 01:45

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 01:45
Is this newspaper a reputable publication? Or is it simply trying to get sales?
As some one wrote above, if they banned 4wds from private schools then the car parks would be empty. The parents would have to buy sedans meaning Lexus, Range Rover and BMW would lose sales. I can't see it happening.

I suppose what this does show is there are a lot of people out there who hate 4wds and it's up to the good, bush-loving people to be even more responsible on the roads than we are already.

Barnesy
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 13:01

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 13:01
Reputable ? It's the local rag. How much more reputable can you get ?
I mean how many reputable journos do you know?
To its credit, it does have a vigorous road safety campaign.
It does tend to be focused on council matters, especially if it can stir the pot.
Perhaps it was a slow news day, and they were calling in all of their "feature" writers ?
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Reply By: Robnicko - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 10:49

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 10:49
Vince,
I wonder if that would include Ambulances...Most of them are 4wds as well.
Some people have nothing better to do.

Rob
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Reply By: Smudger - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 11:16

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 11:16
Trying to remember the figures I saw a month or so back. Of total new vehicle registrations in 2007 in Oz, 4WD's represented something in the region of 30%+ ..and growing annually.
No pollie is going to pi** off that many people to apease the tree huggers.
Sorry bout that 'arrold.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 14:27

Friday, Jan 18, 2008 at 14:27
ANOTHER ONE


http://travelaustralia.ninemsn.com.au/blog.aspx?blogentryid=62677&showcomments=true



Are four-wheel drives a disgusting blight on the earth and should there be restrictions (and even additional taxes) on their use in cities? Are they justifiable on safety grounds? Or do you simply own one and see it as a fun option for weekends and holidays?

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