"P" Platers

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 16:36
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I have noticed a considerable amount of young drivers about (18-20). I wonder what percentage drive around with out their "P" plates and what percentage are stopped by the gendarmes?????
There are a lot of erratic young drivers, if I can use the word drivers.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:30

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:30
MMmmmmmm..........
I wonder.................?????
There are a lot of dottering old fools on the road too....
I wonder what percentage of them are on drugs?
Or should be?

HaHaHa

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:44

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:44
The answers are:

too many of them

not enough of them

You sort out which questions they apply to.

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Follow Up By: Hairs - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:54

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:54
Sorry Gone Bush,
I've gotta correct your use of the word wood.
Being a Wood Butcher, (Carpenter)
You burn wood.
It would be a thin piece of timber.
You use timber.

Couldn't help myself.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:03

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:03
Hullo Hairs, you old Wood Butcher, you....

according to the Cambridge dictionary, it might be a bit small to fall under the definition of "timber"...

Definition
timber
noun
1 [U] trees that are grown so that the wood from them can be used for building:
a timber forest
These trees are being grown for timber.

2 [U] UK (US lumber) wood used for building:
a timber merchant

3 [C] a long piece of wood used for building, especially houses and ships:
roof timbers
a timber-framed building

timber
exclamation
shouted when a tree which has been cut is about to fall

glad you noticed anyway. I'll put a new one up soon.

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Follow Up By: Hairs - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:15

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:15
Sorry to of hijacked the thread,

That gave me a good giggle Gone Bush
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:38

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:38
Hairs,

I think you mean

Sorry to HAVE hijacked th thread


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Follow Up By: Hairs - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:45

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:45
I know,
I should not throw stones in a glass house.

Thanks, Best Off Road.

It's been a long week, a few tooo many beers me thinks.

But that is no excuse. ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - kevin Y (SA) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 21:19

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 21:19
gee --- ive gone from a beginner driver to a doddering old fool in 50 years--- lol
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 21:21

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 21:21
Sorry Hairs,

Just a bit of good natured banter.

Regards,

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Waynepd (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 11:00

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 11:00
Funny how 50 years takes about 5 minutes to pass by
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Reply By: Hairs - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:46

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 17:46
Hi Ray,
I know of a couple of young drivers that take their plates off when they think their parents are not around. And then again a lot don’t give a toss if they have theirs on when driving like lunatics. The tailgating I hate. I’m talking less than a cars length when doing 100kmph on country roads. I’ve approached the parents of these kids and was told “what? you didn’t play up when you where are kid’
If my father had heard that I didn’t go round the silent copper properly my arse was kicked.
I blame the parents for their lack of road sense.
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 08:51

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 08:51
Hi Hairs

**SILENT COPPERS**, you are bringing back memories, I havent
heard of the term or seen them for many years, in the middle of the
intersection, these White Circles shaped like a Pith Helmet or the
old Coppers Hat. we would cut across them on purpose, just for a
stir.

Cheers
Daza
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Follow Up By: Member - barbara M (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 15:30

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 15:30
Hi,
I live in Maclean on the northern rivers of NSW and we have at least two silent coppers on our streets that I can think of. I know when teaching our kids to drive explaining to each one you go around the "silent copper' the reaction was always WHAT? What is a "Silent copper"?
Barb
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Follow Up By: bennspoon - Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 15:33

Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 15:33
What the hell is a silent copper?
one that uses the baton first or something?
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 18:29

Thursday, Apr 24, 2008 at 18:29
It was concrete 'dome' in the middle of an intersection, to prevent drivers from cutting the corner, as most now do!
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Reply By: Kiwi & "Mahindra" - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:12

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:12
When I had my P's you were really brave to drive round without the plates on.....I never deliberately did it (they did fall off) although I was a sucker to leaving them on the work ute....dad would be doing 100kph+ around Kiama bends and get funny looks!!
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:41

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:41
shoot all of the young worthless scumbags.
- Heck while your at it shoot all the old wrthless scumbags and middle aged worthless scumbags too
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Follow Up By: Hairs - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:50

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 18:50
But Don't blame the gun,

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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 19:01

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 19:01
Watch out Davoe, you might end up on your own list.....hahahaha
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Reply By: Redeye - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 19:21

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 19:21
Another aspect of the "P" plater driver is:-

I would like to know how the fixed and mobile speed camera can detect a 90Km limited driver from a normal (use the term loosely) driver.


Redeye
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Reply By: Scrubcat - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 19:44

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 19:44
Don`t blame the driver ???
I reckon it must be the greatest tune up kit/device there is ,cheap too. Just get a pair of "P" plates , fix one to the front and one to the back and PRESTO the vehicle will now go like s~~t from a shanghai. (spell...) .
Well all the ones I see with these plates fitted do anyway. LOL

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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 20:21

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 20:21
Not all P-platers have to display plates in SA. We have a Graduated License System, where after 12 months, P-platers can move from "P1" to "P2". If you're a P2, you don't have to display P-plates, which may be as early as 17 1/2 years of age.
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 21:25

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 21:25
We all had to learn and get experience at some stage.

Until someone develops a better driver training programme, kids will do some stupid things. I know I did and learned from them, fortunately without any injury.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Hairs - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 11:37

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 11:37
I think what the difference between then and now is the amount of traffic that is on our roads today. Not just cars, but heavy trucks and traffic in general. There is a lot more today then what was on the same road systems 25-30 years ago. I remember travelling between Lismore and Cassino at 9 pm side by side for over ten k's or more and not see another car. Now your pushed to find a space in the traffic to overtake a car doing 80k's. Yeah sure I played up as a kid big time.
I don't know! but there is something different in the way people act behind the wheel today compared to when we first learnt to drive.

Maybe kids have to spend so many hours in a trauma unit before they are given a licence.
It's just a thought.
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 21:37

Saturday, Apr 19, 2008 at 21:37
While Victoria has know Coppers on the road and leaving it up to the speed cameras they'll do as they please...



Dont be decieved by looks too,i was still being asked for I.D for pubs at 25..



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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 10:54

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 10:54
Short memory Ray? I believe in general P platers are far better behaved than 20 years ago. Many I knew back then would regularly travel at 130+, drag race & wheel stand their motor bikes down the main street in town. I'm sure it goes on in some places but rarely if ever see it here now.
Cheers Craig.............
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 21:54

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 21:54
*I believe in general P platers are far better behaved than 20 years ago*


Sorry Bud hav to disagree there,Why bring in the Hoon Laws (Hotline etc etc) for starters if its not that bad,Faster KW Cars and nearly every street you drive down has some sort of Black Rubber laid down. !




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Follow Up By: Crackles - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 22:23

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 22:23
20 years ago 30% of all cars on the Hume Highway would have been breaking the speed limit with trucks topping 140 kph at night. Drive the freeway now & if someone passes you doing 120 it would be unlikely. Hoon laws, speed camera's and the stiff penelties have have quietend everyone up including P platers.
Cheers Craig......
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Reply By: deserter - Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 13:39

Sunday, Apr 20, 2008 at 13:39
Call me old fashioned but I reckon you simply have to have the fear of God for what your old man will do to you if you get caught doing stupid things. Worked for me - most of the time lol.
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