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  #2426747 25-Feb-2020 09:45
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trig42:

 

I wonder if the Police get annoyed at how slow they must drive.

 

Whenever there is one on a road, and especially a multi-lane road (like the motorway or expressway), there is a pod of 90km/h cars surrounding them.

 

I'll stay doing 100km/h according to my speedo, which I know is probably 95/96, but I will still pass this pod.

 

You really like to live life on the edge, don't you? 





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  #2426750 25-Feb-2020 09:51
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Handsomedan:

 

trig42:

 

I wonder if the Police get annoyed at how slow they must drive.

 

Whenever there is one on a road, and especially a multi-lane road (like the motorway or expressway), there is a pod of 90km/h cars surrounding them.

 

I'll stay doing 100km/h according to my speedo, which I know is probably 95/96, but I will still pass this pod.

 

You really like to live life on the edge, don't you? 

 

 

Haha, yep, right out there :)


 
 
 
 




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  #2426919 25-Feb-2020 13:40
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Yet, somehow, in a 500m radius of any police car, driving standards are impeccable.  Indicators suddenly start working, speed limits become a thing, following distances are observed etc.  It's like magic.

 

 

That's actually an argument for buying a Holden that looks like an unmarked Police car..


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  #2426927 25-Feb-2020 13:54
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geoffwnz:

 

Yet, somehow, in a 500m radius of any police car, driving standards are impeccable.  Indicators suddenly start working, speed limits become a thing, following distances are observed etc.  It's like magic.

 

 

That's actually an argument for buying a Holden that looks like an unmarked Police car..

 

 

It's a survival tactic used by some London motorbike couriers who get the matching white BMW and (at a glance) similar clothing, complete with 'POLITE" markings on their front/back etc.


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  #2426928 25-Feb-2020 13:55
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jarledb:

 

geoffwnz:

 

Yet, somehow, in a 500m radius of any police car, driving standards are impeccable.  Indicators suddenly start working, speed limits become a thing, following distances are observed etc.  It's like magic.

 

 

That's actually an argument for buying a Holden that looks like an unmarked Police car..

 

 

for now anyway. make sure the holden is heavily discounted too.





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  #2426950 25-Feb-2020 14:39
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jarledb:

 

geoffwnz:

 

Yet, somehow, in a 500m radius of any police car, driving standards are impeccable.  Indicators suddenly start working, speed limits become a thing, following distances are observed etc.  It's like magic.

 

 

That's actually an argument for buying a Holden that looks like an unmarked Police car..

 

 

I'd hold off and see if maybe that becomes a BMW or Kia Stinger...





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  #2427015 25-Feb-2020 17:54
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It's a survival tactic used by some London motorbike couriers who get the matching white BMW and (at a glance) similar clothing, complete with 'POLITE" markings on their front/back etc.



Friend of mine had the Rover SD1 “jam sandwich” with polite on it and drove it for a couple of years until Plod gave up using them. Sold it to a film and tv prop company.





 
 
 
 


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  #2427154 25-Feb-2020 23:58
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Yet another motorbike riding in the dark with no tail lights and dark clothing tonight. I've already forgotten his number plate :(

 

 


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I saw a bicycle this morning in the AKL CBD, lane-splitting between two double decker buses (which also had other traffic and buses around them, then when the bus beeped at him for being a bit of a knob, he tried brake-checking the bus! On a bicycle!!!! With no brake lights! 

 

Idiot. 





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  #2427214 26-Feb-2020 08:58
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Then there's this:

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119789278/he-might-have-been-driving-at-148kmh-in-an-80kmh-area-but-it-wasnt-dangerous 

 

Apparently driving  68km/h over (148 in an 80 zone) the speed-limit is not dangerous, according to the judge. 





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floydbloke:

 

Then there's this:

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119789278/he-might-have-been-driving-at-148kmh-in-an-80kmh-area-but-it-wasnt-dangerous 

 

Apparently driving  68km/h over (148 in an 80 zone) the speed-limit is not dangerous, according to the judge. 

 

 

That model is well known to cope well in an accident ...


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floydbloke:

 

Then there's this:

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119789278/he-might-have-been-driving-at-148kmh-in-an-80kmh-area-but-it-wasnt-dangerous 

 

Apparently driving  68km/h over (148 in an 80 zone) the speed-limit is not dangerous, according to the judge. 

 

 

and the is going to start law school, so i presume from this exercise he'd get credits that will give him an honours degree.





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  #2427241 26-Feb-2020 09:42
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I wonder if this sets a nasty precedent? Poor lighting conditions at twilight, relatively new driver (held full less than a year) and was driving at 68km/h over the speed limit. 
Road engineers do not set speed limits for their own amusement, this utterly makes a mockery of the law.

I'm sure police everywhere are sighing heavily into their coffee over the paper and wondering when they hit their first speeder who'll claim they should get away scott-free because this guy did. 

This is not ok. 


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tehgerbil:

 

Road engineers do not set speed limits for their own amusement ...

 

Are you sure? I do often wonder....

 

The 80kph Northwestern in Auckland for example


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  #2427243 26-Feb-2020 09:49
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NzBeagle:

 

tehgerbil:

 

Road engineers do not set speed limits for their own amusement ...

 

Are you sure? I do often wonder....

 

The 80kph Northwestern in Auckland for example

 



Ah! My favorite piece of "let's spend $2 billion and make the road slower!" part of the motorway.


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