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  Reply # 1438967 1-Dec-2015 23:39
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oh we are that time already?

that explains some recent odd sightings then!




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  Reply # 1438996 2-Dec-2015 06:40
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Geektastic: 

I watched Highway Patrol earlier tonight and they pinched two car loads of absolute morons with a collective IQ of less than a whole number for racing at 148kmh on the public highway - and the drivers had the temerity to lose their tempers because their licences were suspended on the spot.



Well, it's a good thing we have that 4km/hr speed tolerance then, or we'd have to let those guys go.




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  Reply # 1438998 2-Dec-2015 06:54
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MikeB4:
frankv:
MikeB4:
frankv:
timmmay: "Hey, we're going to enforce the speed limit". Seems reasonable.


Assuming of course that the speed limit is set at a reasonable value.



That is irrelevant, the legal maximum is 100KM/H


So you support the idea of enforcing unreasonable laws?



I comply with the law


I bet you break the law *every* time you drive.

For example, the law requires that, before driving, you to ensure that your car meets WoF requirements. What *do* you do to ensure your car is safe?



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  Reply # 1438999 2-Dec-2015 07:02
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Hi,

I am a broken record. Let me play you my greatest hits:

This is just a revenue grab.
Just don't speed and you won't be affected.
Variation of one of above two items for 5 pages.

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  Reply # 1439004 2-Dec-2015 07:18
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frankv:
MikeB4:
frankv:
MikeB4:
frankv:
timmmay: "Hey, we're going to enforce the speed limit". Seems reasonable.


Assuming of course that the speed limit is set at a reasonable value.



That is irrelevant, the legal maximum is 100KM/H


So you support the idea of enforcing unreasonable laws?



I comply with the law


I bet you break the law *every* time you drive.

For example, the law requires that, before driving, you to ensure that your car meets WoF requirements. What *do* you do to ensure your car is safe?




1 buy new cars and sell while still in warranty
2 have them serviced on a regular basis
3 check the vehicle weekly
4 visual check daily




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  Reply # 1439022 2-Dec-2015 08:01
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its summer anyway, drive below the limit and enjoy the road. Its not that hard.

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  Reply # 1439042 2-Dec-2015 08:19
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For anyone who has Mazda 3 GLX (with a type B speedo, not the type A found in SP25's), you will know how close together the markings on the speedo are, and also how wide the needle is
This morning I had cruise set at 104km/h and at a casual glace, there is almost zero difference in the position of the speedo needle between doing 100km and 110km.

Which is another reason I wish I had paid more and got a SP25 with a digital speedo reading

EDIT: Corrected the speedo letters after looking up the owners manual

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  Reply # 1439046 2-Dec-2015 08:27
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MikeB4:
frankv:
MikeB4:
frankv:
MikeB4:
frankv:
timmmay: "Hey, we're going to enforce the speed limit". Seems reasonable.


Assuming of course that the speed limit is set at a reasonable value.



That is irrelevant, the legal maximum is 100KM/H


So you support the idea of enforcing unreasonable laws?



I comply with the law


I bet you break the law *every* time you drive.

For example, the law requires that, before driving, you to ensure that your car meets WoF requirements. What *do* you do to ensure your car is safe?




1 buy new cars and sell while still in warranty
2 have them serviced on a regular basis
3 check the vehicle weekly
4 visual check daily


So in fact you don't comply with this law, because (e.g.) one of your numberplate lights might have failed and you wouldn't know for up to a week, or perhaps even a year. Q.E.D.


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  Reply # 1439049 2-Dec-2015 08:32
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nzkiwiman: For anyone who has Mazda 3 GLX (with a type B speedo, not the type C found in SP25's), you will know how close together the markings on the speedo are, and also how wide the needle is
This morning I had cruise set at 104km/h and at a casual glace, there is almost zero difference in the position of the speedo needle between doing 100km and 110km.

Which is another reason I wish I had paid more and got a SP25 with a digital speedo reading


Which is all very well, except that *no* speedo in *any* car is that accurate. It may display speeds with 1kph precision, but, because car speedos are (typically) driven from the gearbox, they are subject to variations in accuracy of +/- 5kph or so, depending on tyre pressure and wear. (Low tyre pressure and/or less tread will cause the speedo to read higher; high pressure and/or more new tyres will cause it to read lower).


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  Reply # 1439057 2-Dec-2015 08:40
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frankv:
MikeB4:
frankv:
MikeB4:
frankv:
MikeB4:
frankv:
timmmay: "Hey, we're going to enforce the speed limit". Seems reasonable.


Assuming of course that the speed limit is set at a reasonable value.



That is irrelevant, the legal maximum is 100KM/H


So you support the idea of enforcing unreasonable laws?



I comply with the law


I bet you break the law *every* time you drive.

For example, the law requires that, before driving, you to ensure that your car meets WoF requirements. What *do* you do to ensure your car is safe?




1 buy new cars and sell while still in warranty
2 have them serviced on a regular basis
3 check the vehicle weekly
4 visual check daily


So in fact you don't comply with this law, because (e.g.) one of your numberplate lights might have failed and you wouldn't know for up to a week, or perhaps even a year. Q.E.D.



As I said I do a DAILY walk around. But your debate has reach a point which is a waste of time, I will let you go play elsewhere.




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  Reply # 1439064 2-Dec-2015 08:48
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So is the holier than thou never break the law argument you present any time this comes up. 

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  Reply # 1439324 2-Dec-2015 15:37
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What if we had a higher speed limit (e.g 120km/hr) in the right hand lane at passing lanes?

That would nullify the effect of people who speed up at passing lanes.




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  Reply # 1439399 2-Dec-2015 16:51
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They would just speed up to 120. Horsefloats, boat trailers, you name it.

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  Reply # 1439408 2-Dec-2015 17:09
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gzt: They would just speed up to 120. Horsefloats, boat trailers, you name it.


Yes they would. It has been suggested that many of those who do this are doing so subcoiciously (yes - I know I spelt that really badly!!!! LOL)


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  Reply # 1439422 2-Dec-2015 17:59
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This subject just goes around in circles and doesn't seem to achieve anything more than entertain GZ members.

Here's my opinion, for what it is worth. I know when I have gone over the speed limit and accept that if I get a ticket i will pay the price. In all my 43 years of driving I haven't had a huge amount of traffic tickets and of those never thought I was in  the right, or wronged.

So what is it about people that are wanting to contest everything when in reality they knew they were breaking the law. Is it just a huge sense of indignation that someone dares to question tier driving habits or just an inflated sense of entitlement.

If you don't like the law as it stands then vote someone into power that will change it but don't pick and choose what you want to conform with,, basically take it on the chin and move on.

oh and thankyou to those that do break the law and pay fines it's a good way to collect money for the Government (taxpayer)








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