Warney as a road safety ambassador? Perhaps not

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Warney as a road safety ambassador? Perhaps not

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:22 pm

As many will already be aware Victoria's Transport Accident Commission announced Shane Warne's role in the summer road safety campaign. Understandably many cyclists objected in view of some inflamatory statements about cyclists followed up quickly with an unpleasant incident with a cyclist.

165kph? In my state his car would have been impounded on the spot.

I wonder if the TAC may now be having second thoughts? Behind closed doors I am certain they must be.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/shane- ... 6548082290
Shane Warne charged with speeding and faces losing his licence
January 06, 2013 12:00AM

VICTORIA'S road safety body has backed Shane Warne after he was charged with doing 165km/h while holidaying in Scotland.

Last month the spin king was in the TAC's Homesafely road campaign, representing his Twenty20 cricket side the Melbourne Stars.

He now faces the possibility of losing his licence after allegedly driving his Jaguar XFR V8 53km/h over the speed limit on September 17.

Court documents said: "On 17 September 2012, on the A74 Glasgow to Carlisle northbound carriageway ... you Shane Keith Warne did drive a motor vehicle at a speed which exceeded the 70mph maximum at a speed of 103mph, contrary to the motorways traffic speed limit regulations 1974," Scotland's Herald reported.

It is not known if his fiance, Liz Hurley, was by his side.

In a statement the TAC said that regarding team players' driving: "Everyone should be a road safety ambassador and show respect for all road users."

A spokeswoman said Warne's speeding charge would not affect the partnership because it was with the Stars and the Renegades.

Last year Warne clashed with a cyclist in a road rage spat that prompted a police report. He called for cyclists to have compulsory registration plates so they were accountable if they flouted road rules.

State Opposition road safety spokesman Luke Donnellan said "it raises questions about why the Baillieu Government is more concerned about media stunts than producing a road safety strategy".

Warne did not return calls.
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Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:29 pm

Hmmm. Looks like he copped a fine. Despite Warneys license being not British I assume still that they could have given him some time off driving. Apparently not.

http://beta.deccanchronicle.com/130108/ ... eding-fine
Warne, 43, was fined 4500 ($803) after admitting driving at more than 100mph on a south of Scotland motorway where the maximum speed is 70mph.
He escaped a driving ban, but had five penalty points put on his licence at Dumfries Justice of the Peace Court south of Glasgow.


From where do the five points get deducted? He doesn't appear to have a british license. I dont know if there is some knock on to Australia.
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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:24 pm

Maybe it's about time legislators considered indexing fines to net worth. An $800 fine to him would probably be the equivalent to about $1.95 for me.
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Postby WyvernRH » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:38 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:Hmmm. Looks like he copped a fine. Despite Warneys license being not British I assume still that they could have given him some time off driving. Apparently not.
From where do the five points get deducted? He doesn't appear to have a british license. I dont know if there is some knock on to Australia.


As he seems to spend a lot of time in the UK now,I would suggest he probably has acquired a UK license, you can't drive for too long on an International license in the UK.
If so, then points on the UK license will not affect his Oz license as I understand it.
Mind you if he carries on like this he won't have it for long :)
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Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:56 pm

WyvernRH wrote:
ColinOldnCranky wrote:Hmmm. Looks like he copped a fine. Despite Warneys license being not British I assume still that they could have given him some time off driving. Apparently not.
From where do the five points get deducted? He doesn't appear to have a british license. I dont know if there is some knock on to Australia.


As he seems to spend a lot of time in the UK now,I would suggest he probably has acquired a UK license, you can't drive for too long on an International license in the UK.
If so, then points on the UK license will not affect his Oz license as I understand it.
Mind you if he carries on like this he won't have it for long :)
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The article stated that he was driving on an australian license. You could still be right though - media reports are notoriously wrong so often.
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Postby Dan » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:16 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Maybe it's about time legislators considered indexing fines to net worth. An $800 fine to him would probably be the equivalent to about $1.95 for me.


Don't they do this in Switzerland Shaun?
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Postby zero » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:18 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Maybe it's about time legislators considered indexing fines to net worth. An $800 fine to him would probably be the equivalent to about $1.95 for me.


demerit points are the same to everyone, but unfortunately an idiot with a spouse will have nearly twice as many as a single person.
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Postby find_bruce » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:17 am

zero wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Maybe it's about time legislators considered indexing fines to net worth. An $800 fine to him would probably be the equivalent to about $1.95 for me.


demerit points are the same to everyone, but unfortunately an idiot with a spouse will have nearly twice as many as a single person.

& an idiot with an overseas friend has an almost limitless supply. Of course it helps if they were in Australia at the time and not dead
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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:19 am

Dan wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Maybe it's about time legislators considered indexing fines to net worth. An $800 fine to him would probably be the equivalent to about $1.95 for me.


Don't they do this in Switzerland Shaun?


Yep, Finland too by THIS.

RE: Demerits, not having an actual brief has never actually stopped anyone from driving if they really want to, tho' these new automated plate recognition cars might go a long way to sorting that.

As a cynical sidebar, I note that VicPlod got their first plate car just pre Xmas and guess what made the top of the list of driving evils alongside speed and booze?
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Re: Warney as a road safety ambassador? Perhaps not

Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:29 am

For clarification, speeding charges that happen out of Australia do not bring a points loss on the Australian license, not even those from New Zealand because there are no countries with reciprocal agreements with Australia on such matters.
Switzerland, as far as i know, does not penalise according to income. Certainly when I was booked for speeding there a year ago no one asked me about my income and if they had I would have politely told them to mind their own business.
Warne doesn't need an international license. Technically, you can drive on an Australian license in the UK/Europe for three months but really, no one takes any notice and for those who come and go, that three months is not an issue at the best of times. An international license is just another way of giving your state auto club (NRMA, RACV, RACT, etc) a $45 donation (or whatever it costs now) while wasting the hour it takes you to go through the application process.
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