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#226069 19-Dec-2017 09:29
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Saw this posted to the AA's Facebook page yesterday.

 

I haven't seen a media release from NZ Police, but this is pretty standard practice at this time of year now.

 

 

Drive safe, be courteous to other drivers, don’t drink and drive, don’t drive tired, and if you are driving long distances, remember to take regular breaks or switch drivers if possible.


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  #1921705 19-Dec-2017 09:40
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the lack of advertising of this seems a little on the nose.

 

 

 

Thanks for the reminder!





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  #1921720 19-Dec-2017 09:45
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I give it half an hour before this thread stoops into a pointless discussion over 'quotas', tourist drivers, 'I know my car and my driving skill so I should be able to go quicker than that', comments about other driving behaviour which is *never* targeted and all the other jazz which always derails discussion even remotely connected to law/policy/driving.

 

As OP said, this is bulk standard now and has been for years. Anyone who gets a ticket deserves it, end of story.


 
 
 
 


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  #1921724 19-Dec-2017 09:49
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I thought they had this in play all year, so pegged my cruise control at 102.  Seems a non issue now. 

 

The sign says 100, theoretically you shouldn't have to be told that you're allowed to go over that or not via advertising.





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  #1921726 19-Dec-2017 09:50
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kingjj:

 

I give it half an hour before this thread stoops into a pointless discussion over 'quotas', tourist drivers, 'I know my car and my driving skill so I should be able to go quicker than that', comments about other driving behaviour which is *never* targeted and all the other jazz which always derails discussion even remotely connected to law/policy/driving.

 

As OP said, this is bulk standard now and has been for years. Anyone who gets a ticket deserves it, end of story.

 

 

Pious much?

 

 


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  #1921736 19-Dec-2017 10:03
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networkn:

 

kingjj:

 

I give it half an hour before this thread stoops into a pointless discussion over 'quotas', tourist drivers, 'I know my car and my driving skill so I should be able to go quicker than that', comments about other driving behaviour which is *never* targeted and all the other jazz which always derails discussion even remotely connected to law/policy/driving.

 

As OP said, this is bulk standard now and has been for years. Anyone who gets a ticket deserves it, end of story.

 

 

Pious much?

 

 

 

 

Yup. Proud of it. The day I get a ticket I'll get off my high horse. Until then I'm getting rather tired of the same old boring excuses constantly being peddled out whenever a discussion turns to road policing. 


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  #1921745 19-Dec-2017 10:12
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kingjj:

 

networkn:

 

kingjj:

 

I give it half an hour before this thread stoops into a pointless discussion over 'quotas', tourist drivers, 'I know my car and my driving skill so I should be able to go quicker than that', comments about other driving behaviour which is *never* targeted and all the other jazz which always derails discussion even remotely connected to law/policy/driving.

 

As OP said, this is bulk standard now and has been for years. Anyone who gets a ticket deserves it, end of story.

 

 

Pious much?

 

 

 

 

Yup. Proud of it. The day I get a ticket I'll get off my high horse. Until then I'm getting rather tired of the same old boring excuses constantly being peddled out whenever a discussion turns to road policing. 

 

 

You should climb off your high horse if you have ever broken the speed limit, even for just a second or two. Just because you didn't get caught doesn't mean you aren't doing something wrong.

 

 

 

 


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  #1921752 19-Dec-2017 10:28
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I had seen it advertised somewhere. Might have been a webpage banner somewhere, or an article on Stuff/NZH. Wasn't that AA ad though.

 

It is common knowledge though, holidays=stricter limits on cameras.


 
 
 
 


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  #1921754 19-Dec-2017 10:30
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networkn:

 

kingjj:

 

networkn:

 

kingjj:

 

I give it half an hour before this thread stoops into a pointless discussion over 'quotas', tourist drivers, 'I know my car and my driving skill so I should be able to go quicker than that', comments about other driving behaviour which is *never* targeted and all the other jazz which always derails discussion even remotely connected to law/policy/driving.

 

As OP said, this is bulk standard now and has been for years. Anyone who gets a ticket deserves it, end of story.

 

 

Pious much?

 

 

 

 

Yup. Proud of it. The day I get a ticket I'll get off my high horse. Until then I'm getting rather tired of the same old boring excuses constantly being peddled out whenever a discussion turns to road policing. 

 

 

You should climb off your high horse if you have ever broken the speed limit, even for just a second or two. Just because you didn't get caught doesn't mean you aren't doing something wrong.

 

 

How are my comments any different to any others that we see around here on a daily basis? We love to be on a high horse on GZ, in part due to the huge community of well educated experts that come here. Issue with someones internet? Should have picked a better ISP. Malware issue? Should have had better security processes. Involved in a car crash? Should have driven safer.

 

I'm merely cutting to the chase with how threads normally head on topics such as this. A discussion starts on a routine matter, the discussion goes off the rails, someone gets warned, the topic gets closed. 

 

I'll admit I may have exceeded the speed limit in the past, just like I may have made bad decisions in the past in who to purchase services from. On this occasion I am yet to be caught out if I have done so, so in the spirit of all good forum threads I'm taking my opportunity to get my high horse moment before I am forced to eat humble pie.

 

To @WyleECoyoteNZ, apologies for derailing your thread. It does serve as a good reminder. I agree it has not been well published and I agree with your well thought out safety reminders.


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  #1921767 19-Dec-2017 10:51
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hio77:

 

the lack of advertising of this seems a little on the nose.

 

 

 

Thanks for the reminder!

 

 

There has at least been some. Last year was really bad about lack of notice with the Police not following their own guidelines about notification of a reduced limit.

 

This year, they released this Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 9:12am

 

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/drive-conditions-we-want-you-here-christmas

 

With the period starting 18th Dec.

 

 

 

Last year, they didn't put any notification until Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 3:14pm

 

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/be-mindful-roads-christmas

 

And I didn't see any other mention of it but the period started on the 1st Dec.

 

I'm fairly annoyed about last year as I received my first 2 speed camera tickets ever (before the 14th Dec). Both for $30. Both wouldn't have been received with the normal tolerance. Both were on Ngauranga Gorge in perfect conditions where going 85 instead of 80 was in no way dangerous.

 

I'm still rather annoyed about this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1921786 19-Dec-2017 11:03
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So they've made it official then - 4km/h is now the speed limit on Auckland's motorway system over xmas?

 

That's makes sense as 4km/h seems to be the average speed over the holiday season.

 

On Friday morning I'm going to try 20 & 16 straight from the airport to Wellsford (actually scoot around Wellsford to Te Hana).  See if I can't avoid the cheapest parking in Auckland - otherwise known as the N toll road.





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  #1921787 19-Dec-2017 11:04
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I listened to an interview on RNZ recently in which the person being interviewed stated the correct answer to the majority of our road issues loud and clear for once.

 

 

 

Words to the effect that "We simply are not well enough trained or skilled enough as drivers in New Zealand. Go to somewhere like Germany and try and get your licence and you'll see what I mean."






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  #1921789 19-Dec-2017 11:05
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dolsen:

 

hio77:

 

the lack of advertising of this seems a little on the nose.

 

Thanks for the reminder!

 

 

There has at least been some. Last year was really bad about lack of notice with the Police not following their own guidelines about notification of a reduced limit.

 

This year, they released this Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - 9:12am

 

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/drive-conditions-we-want-you-here-christmas

 

With the period starting 18th Dec.

 

Last year, they didn't put any notification until Wednesday, 14 December 2016 - 3:14pm

 

http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/be-mindful-roads-christmas

 

And I didn't see any other mention of it but the period started on the 1st Dec.

 

I'm fairly annoyed about last year as I received my first 2 speed camera tickets ever (before the 14th Dec). Both for $30. Both wouldn't have been received with the normal tolerance. Both were on Ngauranga Gorge in perfect conditions where going 85 instead of 80 was in no way dangerous.

 

I'm still rather annoyed about this.

 

 

You're annoyed because you broke the law or that they caught you breaking it?






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  #1921811 19-Dec-2017 11:39
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It seems that some people miss the message every year.

 

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  #1921815 19-Dec-2017 11:53
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kingjj:

 

I give it half an hour before this thread stoops into a pointless discussion over 'quotas', tourist drivers, 'I know my car and my driving skill so I should be able to go quicker than that', comments about other driving behaviour which is *never* targeted and all the other jazz which always derails discussion even remotely connected to law/policy/driving.

 

As OP said, this is bulk standard now and has been for years. Anyone who gets a ticket deserves it, end of story.

 

 

Ooh! Ooh! I spotted where this thread stooped into a pointless discussion.

 

 


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  #1921816 19-Dec-2017 11:53
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Ouranos:

 

It seems that some people miss the message every year.

 

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It's what the police count on, so they can fill their coffers :) I guess someone needs to pay for the Christmas parties :)  (and yes, calm down, I am kidding, mostly!). 

 

 

 

 


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