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      01-11-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
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Caught speeding...again

Hi all, haven't been on here for a while as been on holidays and some business travel.

To make a longish story short I got caught doing a 144 in 100 zone up near Kempsey on boxing day. I will be accepting the moron of the year award later this month. Probably one of the most heavily policed days of the year and I'm driving like this??

I was being pushed by some battler in a v8 commodore but he backed off and I got caught....no excuse though. I didn't even bother arguing with the copper, I was so embarrassed at being such an idiot.

Anyway I am out for 6 months now so the poor old 135 will be tucked up in his garage for a while.
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      01-11-2009, 10:15 PM   #2
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So easy to do...you were very unlucky. Hope you get back in the saddle soon.
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      01-11-2009, 10:54 PM   #3
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Oh bloody no! I just got done too. I'm on my last 3 pts now. My problem up till when I got my 135 was always that I speed often but never very much over the limit. Now however it's often, AND a lot over the limit.....
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At least they didn't confiscate your car
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At least you took it on the chin mate, shows you had the cajones to take responsibility for your actions.

I can still remember a younger me turning a coppers face purple with rage (he had anger management issues I found out later) when, after pulled up on my old Suzuki 250cc bike, I complained about the fine not resulting from a speed camera, as at least I'd have a nice photo for the mantelpiece in return for the payment to Qld Transport...
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      01-11-2009, 11:24 PM   #6
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Tough break, man!

I second Mattyv's comment, you are taking it on the chin - can't fault you for that!

For what it's worth, I think driving whilst intoxicated is a much more serious offence.
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      01-11-2009, 11:54 PM   #7
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I love the "take it on the chin?" attitude. So many people here would be trying to wriggle out of it, somehow or another.

I love the Aussie attitude. We need more of that here in the states.
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      01-12-2009, 03:03 AM   #8
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thanks for the support guys.

I will be attending far more track days when I get my licence back to try and get it out of my system but the reality is these cars are so much fun to wind out and its a daily struggle to keep a lid on it.
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      01-12-2009, 03:17 AM   #9
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What's the speed limit out there?
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      01-12-2009, 03:31 AM   #10
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I was suprised the 135i doesnt come with a speed alarm that goes off when you exceed a set speed actually.
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I was suprised the 135i doesnt come with a speed alarm that goes off when you exceed a set speed actually.

It does....but I think it's only an option with ProNav. Mine is set at 110km and it goes off all the time! :smile:
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      01-12-2009, 03:46 AM   #12
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What's the speed limit out there?
Buddy - I just know you're going to make us weep with your Autobahn speeds!! :wink:
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      01-12-2009, 05:25 AM   #13
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It does....but I think it's only an option with ProNav. Mine is set at 110km and it goes off all the time! :smile:
Correct amk2912... Mine is also set at 110km/hr..
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      01-12-2009, 05:35 AM   #14
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      01-12-2009, 06:22 AM   #15
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I was so embarrassed at being such an idiot.
Sigh after dinner on our way back home (me+wife) got owned by a girl in a 300C... i beat it of the lights but after that it just went... fair to say i was left to eat dust , 2nd set of lights same story.. so whats the story with the 300C!

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      01-12-2009, 06:50 AM   #16
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Mate, sorry to hear about the ticket! I'll be at EC on the 28th if you want to come polish my windshield
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      01-12-2009, 07:43 AM   #17
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What's the speed limit out there?
Most states (I think) of Australia, the maximum speed limit is 100km/h (62 mph). In Western Australia it's 110km/h (68mph).
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stock? probably not?
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stock? probably not?
Is the SRT-8 sold in Australia? Because on paper that thing will do 0-100 in 4.7 seconds. And being automatic, it is rather easy to achieve.

So if that is what you were up against I'm not surprised you lost :wink:
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Correct amk2912... Mine is also set at 110km/hr..
Mine was set to 120km/h but I found the frequent dinging annoying, so I increased it to 130km/h but still the dinging still got to me, so now I don't use the feature any more. I know, I'm asking for it....
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thanks for the support guys.

I will be attending far more track days when I get my licence back to try and get it out of my system but the reality is these cars are so much fun to wind out and its a daily struggle to keep a lid on it.
That is the right attitude!
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Most states (I think) of Australia, the maximum speed limit is 100km/h (62 mph). In Western Australia it's 110km/h (68mph).
Most places in Victoria is 100kmh except some major highways goes at 110kmh. Speed tolerance is 3kmh so you can get booked for doing 113kmh in Victoria
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