Beware unsuspecting motorists

Submitted: Friday, Jul 25, 2003 at 23:57
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Reading the local paper last night and saw an article showing pictures of a wheely bin that Police have set up as a speed camera. Apparently it is placed on the nature strip as though it is there for rubbish collection.

Is there anything that the Bracks government wont do to catch unsuspecting motorists (doing 64kph)?

Funnily enough, I havent seen too many speed cameras at black spots etc. Cant imagine why.
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Reply By: John - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 00:02

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 00:02
Bastards
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Follow Up By: pilbaralad - Thursday, Aug 07, 2003 at 16:22

Thursday, Aug 07, 2003 at 16:22
Funny how people are up in arms at this sort of thing but are the first ones on the phone to Police if some idiot tears up and down thier street coming to and from thier house. My parents live a block from the beach in a quiet little suburb but the local hoons are always flying up and down the street to get to the beach carprak where they can do burnouts. I would love to see this sort of thing in back streets in WA.
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Follow Up By: pilbaralad - Thursday, Aug 07, 2003 at 16:22

Thursday, Aug 07, 2003 at 16:22
Funny how people are up in arms at this sort of thing but are the first ones on the phone to Police if some idiot tears up and down thier street coming to and from thier house. My parents live a block from the beach in a quiet little suburb but the local hoons are always flying up and down the street to get to the beach carprak where they can do burnouts. I would love to see this sort of thing in back streets in WA.
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Reply By: Hedonist - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 00:39

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 00:39
If the photos look anything like this ... http://www.ukspeedtraps.co.uk/gatso22.htm ther is an even chance that they have nothing to do with the Bracks Government.

Not sure where these were taken, but they do the rounds on email periodically. I have seen them attributed to police in Holland - I have seen nothing objective to back this claim up though.

Cheers,
Pete
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 01:01

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 01:01
Any chance of getting a copy of this article?

Im thinking this would make front page news on everything.
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Follow Up By: Radar - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 12:04

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 12:04
The photos are in the Cranbourne Independant. Looks like it may be a scam as the photos are similar to the ones that Pete posted.

Doesnt change my opinions about this governments revenue raising efforts. Even worse the opinions of 'do gooders' who obviously never break the law. I wish I was as good as them.

I thought policing speeding was a safety issue. As per my last post, not many speed cameras in black spot areas, etc???

64 in a 60 zone is not dangerous.
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Reply By: Moneypit - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 01:40

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 01:40
Its an Urban Myth that is flogging around the net at the moment. I've got it in about 8 or 9 emails this week from all over the world.

Anyone who has seen the actual bin is welcome to join me at the local McDonalds, Be there by 9 as I promised Elvis we wouldn't be late.

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Reply By: Mick - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 09:15

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 09:15
Why not stop whining and just observe the speed limits? If you're not observant enough to know the speed zone you're in and the speed of your vehicle. then heaven help you in a hostile evironment when 4wding!!
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Reply By: Mick - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 09:15

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 09:15
Why not stop whining and just observe the speed limits? If you're not observant enough to know the speed zone you're in and the speed of your vehicle. then heaven help you in a hostile evironment when 4wding!!
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:01

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:01
Speed camera stolen from Perth suburb



Monday, 23 June 2003


A multa-nova speed camera has been stolen from the roadside in the Perth suburb of Kingsley.


The operator reported the camera missing from Hepburn Avenue about 10:00pm AWST yesterday.


A police search of the area found pieces of the camera discarded in near-by bushland, but the film canister was missing.


Last week a man used a baseball bat to destroy a multa-nova camera set-up on Wanneroo Road.
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Reply By: Topcat (WA) - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:09

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:09
Perhaps someone should contact the local council to get the bin emptied or better still have you got any old smelly rubbish to get rid of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Have Wheels Will Travel
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:20

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:20
There is quite a body of information about speed cameras.
http://smack.customer.netspace.net.au/traffic.html
I am all in favour of poliuce keeping our roads safe but I object to blatant revenue raising (speed cameras placed where speed limits are inappropriately low), and some police acting like gestapo thugs.
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Reply By: chopper - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:57

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 10:57
That set of photos above is exactley the same photos that i recieved of "Victorian" speed cameras, long way from Vic.
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Reply By: marcus - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 16:09

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 16:09
what bugs me the most is these cameras are set up on high volume roads such as freeways main carriage ways etc scruitinising as many cars per minute as possible.The modern commodore or falcon can creep slightly over in a blink on these smooth roads and bang there goes a full days wages.In black spots or near schools they couldn't catch the responsible motorist. mark
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Reply By: diamond (bendigo) - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 16:35

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 16:35
just my opinion on speeding.
0-10ks over the limit leter warning you to watch your self.
10-20 ks over the limit $500 fine.
20-30ks over the limit $1000 fine.
over 30ks over limit $1000 fine and 12months loss of licence.
that would soon slow you down wouldnt it ?new job coming so no fraser this time:-((
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Follow Up By: Mick - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 22:52

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 22:52
Get your feet on the ground Diamond ... if up to 10 is a warning only, everyone will do 10km over!!
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Reply By: donc - Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 21:44

Saturday, Jul 26, 2003 at 21:44
queensland is good, they have these signs they put out with the camera car saying "Speed camera in Use" to warn you and act as a deterent, pity the signs are always placed in front of the car and facing the house they are parked in front of so you don't seen the sign until after your past the car.

Best method to avoid the ticket, just stick to the limit, seems as easy and sensible method of reducing the governments revenue from us each year.
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Reply By: Member - Gary - Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 20:47

Sunday, Jul 27, 2003 at 20:47
AS Mick indicated just stop speeding.

Traffic tickets are certainly a revenue raiser for the State Governments but they are a discretionary tax. You can choose not to pay simply by not speeding.

But if everybody stopped speeding the Govt revenue would drop. Then they would find some other tax that we would not be able to get out of paying.

Gary

Dead in the City - Alive in the Bush
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