HERE WE GO AGAIN - BAN THE 4WD FROM THE CITY bla bla

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:13
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I tuned into 2GB to hear clover moore is at it again wanting to ban all 4WDs from the city or hit them with a high congestion tax.

Its a pity her collar isnt tightened up another notch or two.

So I guess tomorrow we will start reading about it all again.

Now all the "I know it alls" are phoning saying that 4WDs are the reason for traffic congestion and every other problem unrelated to a 4WD.

HERE WE GO AGAIN..............AAH SHI...........................!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:47

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:47
You would think it a slow news week..


Wonder what would happen if 4wd association said Sorry?
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:51

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:51
There'd be a lot of compensation claims ?
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:54

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:54
you see the trend at last. :P
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:56

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:56
Hi All

Up here in Queensland, with the recent floods, I have seen several
4wd owners helping to pull stranded cars out of flooded roads ect.
which takes a lot of pressure off the local authorities, I would be
surprised if they acknowledge there efforts.

Cheers
Daza
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:54

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 14:54
I wonder how the ban would be received b executives that drive into work in their BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Lexus (AKA rebadged Landcruiser).
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 15:16

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 15:16
They are considered AWD- they would be exempt.. thus problem solved for the rich...
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Reply By: splits - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 16:06

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 16:06
I suppose 4WDs do take up too much space on the roads and restrict visability for other drivers. Lets ban them and put their drivers into more suitable vehicles like a Hi Ace, a Tarago, a ute with a pantec body, a Coaster bus, a motorhome or maybe even a B double, There are thousands of them in the city, everyone can see they don't restrict anything and not even Clover complains about them.

What is going on in Sydney? Is it a full moon tonight or, as the late radio announcer John Pearce would say, high tide on the Parramatta River!

Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 18:17

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 18:17
Exactly, logic won't stop them having a whinge.
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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 16:11

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 16:11
My Patrol is always in 2wd around the city so I guess I would be excempt also....hehehe.

Cheers.....Lionel.
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 16:11

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 16:11
Have a read of this thread London Triples Congestion Charge to see what London is planning - $53 per day for "Chelsea Tractors" to enter the city !

But by their definition EVERY Commodore, Falcon and 380 will be paying the charge ! Disgusting Chelsea Tractors !
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 18:18

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 18:18
My Patrol is actually 2 wheel drive on the road but i can engage the other 2 wheels if i want but then it would be a four wheel drive,, same as a WRX!!!
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 18:26

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 18:26
I wonder if her stupid braindead ,unfounded,construed,warped empty space between the ears would mumble if you mentioned a HUGE Suzuki Jimny

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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 19:34

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 19:34
You guys never cease to amaze me.....Can't you see this for what it is? Yet another attempt at getting those of us who drive 4X4's to cough up extra for doing so....
It's the cretins in the media who give stories like this airtime who should be publically stoned & as I am without guilt I shall throw the first stone...
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Reply By: Member - shane (SA) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 20:48

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 20:48
i have noticed that a lot of media radio, reporters and tv all drive 4x4 as company cars yet still seem to bag us. went past mitsubishi when they were reporting on the closure and there were 4x4 everywhere from tv stations.
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 21:41

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 21:41
How many Mits vechicles were driven by reporters??
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Reply By: Ingtar - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 23:28

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 23:28
I'm not overly opposed to the idea of a congestion charge, to keep cars out of the city unless they need to be there. Although improving public transport would also help this.

What I think though is the larger vehicles are already paying more in registration and fuel excises. Why specifically target large cars in the city? If they're going to do it, apply it to all cars and make the cities more pedestrian friendly.

I don't think there's enough incentive to get out of cars and into public transport, and this shows the government is not serious about reducing emissions and is just trying to make more money.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 23:55

Thursday, Feb 14, 2008 at 23:55
Gday,
Well statistics do show they are dangerous......
And there is probably no NEED to have one....
And a Hyundai would be cheaper........


$hit sounds a bit like speed limits in the NT

LOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Barnesy - Friday, Feb 15, 2008 at 01:00

Friday, Feb 15, 2008 at 01:00
That post Hairy makes the most sense out of any! lol
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