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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #950 on: June 03, 2020, 01:07:35 PM »
Just saw this article http://www.mygc.com.au/roadside-breath-tests-back-on-across-nsw-ahead-of-long-weekend/

Not that I think any Swaggers would be doing the wrong thing :angel:, but expect to be checked if you're out there! :police:
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #952 on: June 04, 2020, 10:08:25 AM »
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Damn! :'(

http://www.mygc.com.au/80-percent-of-aussies-looking-at-a-camping-holiday/
is it just me or is this the most captain obvious article in history
'With international travel well and truly off the cards for at least the rest of the year, Aussies will look at hitting the road instead.'
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #953 on: June 04, 2020, 10:44:33 AM »
is it just me or is this the most captain obvious article in history
'With international travel well and truly off the cards for at least the rest of the year, Aussies will look at hitting the road instead.'

Yeah, hard to see that one coming..... ::)
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #954 on: June 04, 2020, 10:50:20 AM »
Some of the tourist places might have to start marketing towards Australians.
 In some motels in Cairns some motels I have stayed at, half the information is in another language an most of the staff are Chinese. The Australian staff were replaced, I was talking the the breakfast chef and he told me he was the last one left, everyone else had been replaced. My next visit he was gone as well.

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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #955 on: June 04, 2020, 12:24:54 PM »
is it just me or is this the most captain obvious article in history
'With international travel well and truly off the cards for at least the rest of the year, Aussies will look at hitting the road instead.'

Yes, obvious, but I was referring to the "80%" - that's lot's of people (most of whom have never been camping before ???) cluttering up parks & camping areas :'(
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #956 on: June 04, 2020, 04:09:09 PM »
Water rates up around 3.5% for Queenslanders.  They say a rise of about $3.95 a quarter.  Not unexpected due to the virus and its effect.  I expect rego, fuel, rates, licences, applications, park entry, tolls....anything the govt controls to all rise...  Still better than  what could have been. 
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #957 on: June 05, 2020, 03:53:29 AM »
I heard on the wireless yesterday, we now only have 3 cases of Kooties in Qld.

Geez, Queensland, well, Australia really, dodged more than one bullet with this corona thing.
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #958 on: June 05, 2020, 10:35:12 AM »
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #959 on: June 05, 2020, 10:53:32 AM »
We were saying t'other week that "Speed doesn't necessarily kill".

Just spotted this article, where a US cop agrees with us!

https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/police-officer-busts-speed-kills-myth
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #960 on: June 05, 2020, 11:26:33 AM »
http://www.mygc.com.au/woman-busted-allegedly-4x-legal-alcohol-limit-after-child-flags-down-police/

I reckon daughter is going to be in strife when Mummy gets home ::)


4 times the limit.  Thats not being a mother.  Thats being a bloody idiot.  Daughter must have been terrified.  Mummy can probably learn from the daughter.
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #961 on: June 05, 2020, 11:56:55 AM »
We were saying t'other week that "Speed doesn't necessarily kill".

Just spotted this article, where a US cop agrees with us!

https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/police-officer-busts-speed-kills-myth

Been saying this about driving fast for ever ..  The faster you go the more you have to pay attention to everything, have to couple that with a good attitude / abillity .. Your in Shit if you dont ...
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #962 on: June 05, 2020, 12:27:54 PM »
Been saying this about driving fast for ever ..  The faster you go the more you have to pay attention to everything, have to couple that with a good attitude / abillity .. Your in Shit if you dont ...
Its bad ttitude / half asleep innatentive all about me,  badly trained steerers that are the problem ..
yea agree.. how many nose to tails happen in bumper to bumper /peak hour traffic with people taking in teh scenery and phones/radio etc...
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #963 on: June 05, 2020, 12:46:54 PM »
speed may not kill but it does contribute, any impact at speed is going to cause more damage than an impact at low speed. Fact based evidence shows that, we’ve all seen images of cars hitting trees at high speed and the carnage it causes.
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #964 on: June 05, 2020, 12:50:59 PM »
how about teaching people from day 1 how to drive in all conditions - not how to pass a 1 hour test and off you go into the wild?
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #965 on: June 05, 2020, 01:28:56 PM »
Hi,
    https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/energy/u5l1c.cfm

This is why I prefer the back roads.

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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #966 on: June 05, 2020, 01:32:28 PM »
how about teaching people from day 1 how to drive in all conditions - not how to pass a 1 hour test and off you go into the wild?
Isn't this the parents job? Are you blaming instructors or someone else?

I spent a significant amount of hours in the car with both my daughters teaching them how to manage the road and other traffic along with thinking ahead of you (ie: if you see a kid on a bike beside the road watch them and be prepared in case they suddenly swerve etc). I then had them go to driving instructor to learn the "rules" and get prepared for the test.

Unless you blatantly lie in the log book that is what the 100+ hours are meant to specifically do.

I would reckon there are plenty on here that didn't do anywhere near what is required now (me included)  ;D

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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #967 on: June 05, 2020, 01:53:07 PM »
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Isn't this the parents job? Are you blaming instructors or someone else?

You have me all wrong - I'm blaming the system. I think its far too easy to get a license... 20 questions and a lap of the block on a sunny day - yes its always been that way, but I still say its too simple.

many parents dont have cars too, many parents dont have the time either..

also in Vic - if the kids waits till 21yrs old they dont need to do the 180 hours... they can do 0 hours and get a license
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #968 on: June 05, 2020, 02:43:48 PM »
    https://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/energy/u5l1c.cfm

Getting away from speed & so on, & looking at the photo at the top of that page.

Kid on the ride hanging on to what appears to be open link chain ??? Can't you just see a lawsuit coming over a lost finger or two :o >:D
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #969 on: June 05, 2020, 04:06:50 PM »
speed may not kill but it does contribute, any impact at speed is going to cause more damage than an impact at low speed. Fact based evidence shows that, we’ve all seen images of cars hitting trees at high speed and the carnage it causes.

Well that proves the point. As far as I know, speed has never killed anyone. But the sudden stop when they hit something definitely does.  >:D
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« Reply #970 on: June 05, 2020, 04:31:07 PM »
Well that proves the point. As far as I know, speed has never killed anyone. But the sudden stop when they hit something definitely does.  >:D
Exactly, it’s not the fall that kills you it’s the sudden stop at the bottom.
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #971 on: June 05, 2020, 08:12:00 PM »
Court rules tomorrow’s proposed protest in Sydney cannot happen based on Covid 19 restrictions
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-05/court-rules-sydney-black-lives-protest-unsafe-due-to-coronavirus/12324186

Can only assume that there will still be a protest but police will be in an unenviable position of uphold law and cop abuse or stand and watch , no winners in this.

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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #972 on: June 05, 2020, 11:14:14 PM »
How in the hell is the government going to allow these protesters to gather on mass while the rest of us are in lockdown?

Cant attend funerals for loved ones over a certain number of people, cant attend a wedding in case there are too many people there and so on but...........


.........gathering on mass to protest something that has nothing to do what so ever with this country and our premier is ok with this?

Fair dinkum  >:(
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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #973 on: June 06, 2020, 05:01:26 PM »

also in Vic - if the kids waits till 21yrs old they dont need to do the 180 hours... they can do 0 hours and get a license
Really?? How F***ked up is that  ???

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Re: What’s making news - 2020
« Reply #974 on: June 07, 2020, 08:19:03 AM »
Absolutely disgraceful.Now the rest of the population can gather on mass and fines should not be handed out.  >:(

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