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Mr.Tweak
08-19-2003, 08:41 AM
I just got cought doing 9k's over the speed limit... I was over taking over a hill and about 800m away they were sitting, lots of them, checking cars, etc and it was too late for me to even slow down.

They said they could have taken away 3 points but they only took away 1 and the fine was much less - so it's not too bad.

Silly me! :o :( :hmph:

Blueyes
08-19-2003, 08:52 AM
gotta be careful about them hills coming down lol....there arent any hills around here but there sure are some sharp curves they sit on the otherside of....

gh0stsurf
08-19-2003, 08:58 AM
I got only one thing to say about them speed traps....
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:shoot: :grr:

FLaCo
08-19-2003, 09:03 AM
Hey Cam remember they other day we posted about this...you said something like...yyou gotta slow down or something...and look at this..maybe its a sign...take it to court...;)

Mr.Tweak
08-19-2003, 09:16 AM
Hey Cam remember they other day we posted about this...you said something like...yyou gotta slow down or something...and look at this..maybe its a sign...take it to court...;)

Get the speeding out of my system while I am young... oh well, I still got stop doing it though... :thumbs do

FLaCo
08-19-2003, 09:30 AM
I feel you..

Beefy
08-19-2003, 12:10 PM
Get the speeding out of my system while I am young... oh well, I still got stop doing it though... :thumbs do
I've got two fines for doing 6k's over the limit.. Wasn't happy, but it was my fault. The whole young excuse works for a good 20 years too. :)

The__tweaker
08-19-2003, 12:19 PM
I have been caught once, the fine was $120 us bucks and that was a few years ago.. :shh:

BTW In Finland which lies next to Sweden they are deciding the size of your fine money by how mutch your income is.. So if you earn alot then ya pay alot for those kinds of crimes.. :hammer:

minibubba
08-19-2003, 12:24 PM
got me a hefty speeding ticket a while back... 82 in a 70 (mph)
*that's about 21.6 kph over the limit (I think) :o

I could have updated a major PC part for what that cost me...

mjmnam
08-19-2003, 02:22 PM
82 in a 70? that's nothin!

i got busted doing 66 in a 35! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

The__tweaker
08-19-2003, 02:29 PM
Vrooom!!

http://www.foto-content.de/verkehr/vroom.jpg

:clap:

TOXIC
08-19-2003, 05:53 PM
YOUR HOMO

Andy
08-19-2003, 08:07 PM
YOUR HOMO

OOOOOOOoooooOOOOOO!!! i can help this post out with a pic :D

TOXIC
08-19-2003, 09:01 PM
As soon as I saw you where going to post a pic I instatnly knew that is what it was going to be :)

The__tweaker
08-20-2003, 12:42 AM
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Wiggo's-sister
08-22-2003, 08:20 PM
My other-half got booked today doing 86km in a 60km zone. Boy he's never going to live this one down. :grr:

allie
08-23-2003, 01:32 AM
You Mexicans have a lot to put up with speed trap wise, I was in Melbourne for a week earlier this month and I have NEVER seen so many speed cameras and cops behind trees with radar guns.

Your 80km areas on Citylink and freeways must be a big earner for the government?
:shoot3:

kane2g
08-23-2003, 02:57 AM
i was doing 120mph in 55zone, 3 lanes of traffic, didnt notice the cop in the right lane :eek: he only clocked me at 90 tho :D


Also you should see the face of a cop as I was sliding (drifting) around a curve, I wasnt speeding but he still wasnt too happy with me. :flames:

Mr.Tweak
08-23-2003, 06:36 AM
i was doing 120mph in 55zone, 3 lanes of traffic, didnt notice the cop in the right lane :eek: he only clocked me at 90 tho :D


Also you should see the face of a cop as I was sliding (drifting) around a curve, I wasnt speeding but he still wasnt too happy with me. :flames:

In what car?

elrado1
09-02-2003, 09:09 AM
In what car?
Good question. Not many cars'll do that speed these days. Unless you got some megabucks!

BTW, no moving violations for me. Just a parking ticket or two. I drive plenty fast though. Of course, alot faster in my younger days! ;)

Mr.Tweak
09-03-2003, 01:09 PM
I have 8 demerit points left out of 12 (lost 4 this year) which is supposed to last me another 2 years for a total of 3.

I don't think I have any other choice but to slow down... :sleepy:

Beefy
09-03-2003, 01:18 PM
I've got 4 points left, and I start getting them back in 8 months or so. :)

minibubba
09-03-2003, 01:22 PM
demerit points? you Aussies want to explain this one to me?

Mr.Tweak
09-03-2003, 01:26 PM
demerit points? you Aussies want to explain this one to me?

When you get your car drivers licence you get demerit points, in VIC you get 12 of them (not sure about other states).

For speeding and other road related offences you loose points depending on how serious you break the law. Once you loose all your points, your licence is taken away for a certain amount of time depending on what you did.

minibubba
09-03-2003, 01:29 PM
cool, thanks Mr. T ...that makes much more sense now :)

allie
09-03-2003, 01:34 PM
Same here in NSW, the amount of points lost increase with the severity of the offence.

EG, up to 15kms over the limit , loss of one point
EG, more than 50km over the limit, bye bye licence.

There's stuff in between those but I dont know exactly.

:shoot:

Beefy
09-03-2003, 01:51 PM
<a href="http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/vrne/vrninte.nsf/0/65791420a97a5e13ca256c8e001c583d?OpenDocument&Expa ndSection=6" target="_blank">Victorian penalties</a>

The__tweaker
09-03-2003, 02:17 PM
Thx for clearing that up about those points as I was wondering about them myself to..

In Sweden you loose the licence if driving 30km/h over the limit. And the fine is often $10 usd per km you exceed the limit. That's why I got $120 in fine for doing 62km/h on a 50 road.. :cry:

My only offense though, except for a couple of parking tickets..

minibubba
09-03-2003, 02:25 PM
wow... it seems that other places are very strict on drivers. Around here you can easily get away with 5 mph over, sometimes even 10. It is very rare that I hear of someone that gets a ticket for less than 6 mph over the limit

Beefy
09-03-2003, 02:29 PM
Depending who catches you, a lot of policemen I know will let people off unless they are doing 7km/h+ over the limit. Unless you get caught by a camera. Nothing can stop that. :(

Olie
09-03-2003, 10:20 PM
i got done for 70 in a 60zone a few months back. Camera got 158 ppl in 1 hr, was on a hill where the 80 zone starts at the bottom.

wasnt in my car either :(

XBoy
09-06-2003, 11:52 AM
I just got my permit, and sometimes you don't even know your speeding! It just feels like thats the speed you should be going. Unfortunatly the speed that I 'feel' is right is often 5-10 mph over the speed limit :/ I better learn how to drive slower...

SileNceR
11-11-2003, 06:48 AM
You had to get done eventually cam just lucky it wasn't over 200k/h ;)

I've got 6 demerits left thanks to my lack of judgement doing 141km/h in a 100km/h zone... :-/

$360AUD fine too

Mr.Tweak
11-12-2003, 09:36 PM
Yeah... and considering today I took a Toyota Soarer for a test drive today it's not a good thing really since these beasts have a top end speed of 300km/h.

Decided not to buy - not what I expected.

mjmnam
11-13-2003, 12:41 AM
Yeah... and considering today I took a Toyota Soarer for a test drive today it's not a good thing really since these beasts have a top end speed of 300km/h.

Decided not to buy - not what I expected.

what did you expect?

Mr.Tweak
11-13-2003, 10:41 AM
what did you expect?

Quicker - it was really nice and smooth but not as fast as I thought it would be.

Olie
11-13-2003, 09:01 PM
what model was it cam?
inline 6
TT6
or V8?

Moose
11-14-2003, 05:54 AM
Soarer's in their native form are luxury cruisers. They are now known as the Lexus SC400.

The V8 has power, but power for cruising with ease. The V8 also only comes in Automatic flavor for this reason.

The TT has more power than the V8. They are also extremely responsive to modifications, easy to gain heaps of extra power. Coupled with a manual transmission they are a very quick cruising car.

If you want quick, take a TT supra for a spin :D

Go check out Sports and Luxury cars in Ferntree Gully.

http://www.sportsluxurycars.com.au/

Craig Dean is the manager and races in Targa in his Supra and Supercharged V8 soarer.

Decent bloke that knows what his stuff :thumb:

kane2g
11-14-2003, 06:42 AM
Supra TT and Soarer have the same engine, right?
BTW Drift Kning also races the Soarer. A nice sight in a place full of AT86 (toyota corolla) and Silvias.

Moose
11-14-2003, 07:11 AM
Supra TT and Soarer have the same engine, right?
.

Nope

The Supra TT has the 2JZ-GTE 3.0 Litre 6cyl DOHC Twin Turbo
The Soarer TT has the 1JZ-GTE 2.5 Litre 6cyl DOHC Twin Turbo

The 2JZ is a very nice engine, capable of some serious power.

As with most cars, in stock form they are fairly sedate compared to what they can really do with a bit of work :)

Mr.Tweak
11-14-2003, 11:22 AM
what model was it cam?
inline 6
TT6
or V8?

It was the V8 version. The Twin Turbo version he wanted an extra $10k for... :eek:

Tomi_s
11-22-2003, 04:13 AM
I just heard from TV (BBC World, Top Gear), that there is no speed limits on the Isle of man! (an island near the Great-Britain, thatīs where rugbydude lives ;) ) Thatīs so unfair. I truly envy those TV speakers who were testing the BMW Z4, BMW M3 and Porsche 911 there (among other cars). :cry: :cry:

Slamo
12-02-2003, 10:29 AM
It was the V8 version. The Twin Turbo version he wanted an extra k for... :eek:


Not a good idea getting a twin turbo considering you can't drive it for another 2 years. It would look pretty sitting in your garage though :p