Cyclist fined for riding 56km/h in Scarborough school zone

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Re: Cyclist fined for riding 56km/h in Scarborough school zo

Postby maestro » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:44 am

Mulger bill wrote:I'm sure there's an element of both Toolong.

Seriously? Quiet roads less than an hour before gate hour? At my lads school they start arriving ~70-80" before stumps then sit there with the aircon running :shock:


Pity you aren't in NSW... NSW specific rule 291-1
The driver of a vehicle that is stationary must switch off the vehicle’s
engine so far as may be necessary for the prevention of noise.
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Re: Cyclist fined for riding 56km/h in Scarborough school zo

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:48 pm

GraemeL wrote:The risk of being busted does jack to deter people, just drive along any road.

Where you'll find no patrolling plod cars but maybe the odd scamera or thirtyseven, hence a low to sodall risk of being busted for anything except speeding.
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Re: Cyclist fined for riding 56km/h in Scarborough school zo

Postby GraemeL » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:42 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
GraemeL wrote:The risk of being busted does jack to deter people, just drive along any road.

Where you'll find no patrolling plod cars but maybe the odd scamera or thirtyseven, hence a low to sodall risk of being busted for anything except speeding.


We need both, more cops on the roads as well as heftier fines.


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Re: Cyclist fined for riding 56km/h in Scarborough school zo

Postby jindydiver » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:03 pm

Mulger bill wrote:

You could make the fine $10,000 per km/h over and it won't mean jack if there's no enforcement. Risk of being busted is a much greater deterrent than higher penalties.


That's it. If you increase the fine you still don't modify the behavior because most don't believe they will get caught. It is the catching that modifies the behavior.
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