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From: Kev on
vossaka wrote:

> I didn't say that I was, just asking a hypothetical and I can't control
> what the bloke behind me is doing. It turns out that the fixed cameras
> get their speed from road sensors anyway, so the problems with radar
> doesn't apply. They claim that the angle of the camera will only photo
> the car going over the sensors and of course the RTA wouldn't lie would
> they?

I doubt they'd need to lie about it
the following vehicle would have to be less than 1/2 a metre behind you
to obscure your number plate

the only other thing would be a vehicle travelling in the opposite
direction, but the road sensor would tell which side of the road
triggered the camera

From: Marty on
On Sat, 04 Oct 2008 00:16:46 +0000, vossaka wrote:

> Maybe I did see the warnings and maybe I did slow down. I can't
> remember every single kilometre of a 5000 km round trip. I'm just wonder
> how they differentiate between individual vehicles. I remember a few
> occasions when I did slow down to the 50 (or 40 in the road work zones)
> that I generally had a another car or truck come up quickly from behind,
> braking hard down from 80 or 70 before tailgating me.

Those cameras seem to make folks angry. Did you remember seeing a long
row of fractured plate glass panes at the St Helena revenue point? (The
big hill near Byron Bay). It is one of the most profitable cameras in the
state. The RTA seems to have designed the road conditions there for
maximum violations.
From: George W Frost on

"Athol" <athol_SPIT_SPAM(a)> wrote in message
> Avery <Avery(a)> wrote:
>> The problem is Kev, the lovely little town of Woodburn should not have
>> its main commercial centre on
>> the main highway between Brisbane a Sydney, or , rather, the highway
>> should not go through that
>> little town.
> *No* speed limit less than 110km/h should exist on any major highway.
> End of story.
>> It is absolutely outrageous to have a 50 kph limit on ANY part of that
>> road between Sydney and
>> Brisbane. All of the bypass roads should have been completed 20 or even
>> 40 years ago.
> Just as bad as the Hume Hwy, which is chronically underposted.
> Last night, I walked across the Hume Hwy at the only set of traffic
> lights between Sydney's toll network and Melbourne's ring road. They
> are in a 40km/h school zone, in the middle of a town with a 50 limit.

Holbrook has always been the worst town for anyone who sneaks over the speed
limit just a little bit.

The coppers there know they will always get their beer money

From: Toby Ponsenby on
On Wed, 8 Oct 2008 11:08:23 +0200 (CEST), Athol wrote:

> In all seriousness, sitting on 110 by the speedo of my Falcon on the
> Hume in VIC was fatiguing to the point of being very dangerous.

Hmm - solution - loosen some suspension components, for interest:-)


"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen
and I see many of them in the audience here today,
our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."

Barack Obama - 2008 speech at Las Cruces, New Mexico
From: vossaka on

"Athol" <athol_SPIT_SPAM(a)> wrote in message
> vossaka <vossaka(a)> wrote:
>> Never mind,
>> next time I go to Queensland I'll take the long way via SA and NT
> Go the Newell Hwy. Much better option from VIC to QLD, particularly if
> you're aiming for the coast beyond BRIS.

Yeah, I've done the Newell a few times on a Kawasaki 750 back in the 80's.
Best time was 20 hours for the 1900 klms. Left Melbourne at 5 am, arrived
Brisbane at 1 am. But whether you do the Newell by car or bike you never
fail to arrive caked in dead flies, bugs and grasshoppers. I got a bit
tired of that.

But I had to keep the kids entertained this time. The road trip was the
holiday and we needed to stop at Port Macquarie.


> --
> Athol
> <> Linux Registered User # 254000
> I'm a Libran Engineer. I don't argue, I discuss.

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