BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-11-2009, 09:59 PM   #1
harpoon
Lieutenant
4
Rep
441
Posts

 
Drives: e92 M3
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Syd

iTrader: (1)

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.
__________________
E92 M3
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2009, 10:15 PM   #2
Alext
Colonel
No_Country
43
Rep
2,028
Posts

 
Drives: B M W
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Everest

iTrader: (2)

So easy to do...you were very unlucky. Hope you get back in the saddle soon.
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2009, 10:54 PM   #3
d3syd
Major
d3syd's Avatar
Australia
17
Rep
1,475
Posts

 
Drives: 135i MT, LMB, ProNav
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Scamander, Tasmania

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 135i Coupe  [0.00]
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.....
__________________

Fun Car: 135i Manual LeMans Blue / Beige Leather / Grey Poplar / pro nav / euro plates. Delivered 24 June 08
Family Car: Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6
Spare Car:
Volvo V70 Sydney Car: MB 420SEL
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2009, 11:00 PM   #4
airhead
Private First Class
1
Rep
118
Posts

 
Drives:
Join Date: May 2008

iTrader: (0)

At least they didn't confiscate your car
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2009, 11:11 PM   #5
Dabaitu
Colonel
Australia
50
Rep
2,971
Posts

 
Drives: anything given a chance
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: .au

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
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...
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2009, 11:24 PM   #6
Sprey
Private First Class
Sprey's Avatar
Australia
1
Rep
167
Posts

 
Drives: E82 135i
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

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.
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2009, 11:54 PM   #7
HeyMoe53
Lieutenant
8
Rep
579
Posts

 
Drives: '13 128 M-Spt. LeMans/Oyster
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central PA

iTrader: (0)

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.
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 03:03 AM   #8
harpoon
Lieutenant
4
Rep
441
Posts

 
Drives: e92 M3
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Syd

iTrader: (1)

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.
__________________
E92 M3
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 03:17 AM   #9
corpsman
130 kmh, yeah right.
corpsman's Avatar
Germany
1
Rep
194
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 135i Montego,6MT,
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Landstuhl,Germany

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Yahoo to corpsman
What's the speed limit out there?
__________________
2009 135i Montego, black leatherette, gray poplar trim, sports package, CA, Ipod/USB, premiun stereo,Assist, took delivery nov 14, 2 weeks early. :thumbup:
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 03:31 AM   #10
Alext
Colonel
No_Country
43
Rep
2,028
Posts

 
Drives: B M W
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Everest

iTrader: (2)

I was suprised the 135i doesnt come with a speed alarm that goes off when you exceed a set speed actually.
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 03:45 AM   #11
amk2912
Lieutenant Colonel
amk2912's Avatar
Australia
21
Rep
1,663
Posts

 
Drives: '10 X5 40d & '12 F10 520d
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Perth

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alext View Post
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:
__________________
2012 BMW F10 520d M-Sport
2010 BMW E70 X5 xdrive40d

Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 03:46 AM   #12
amk2912
Lieutenant Colonel
amk2912's Avatar
Australia
21
Rep
1,663
Posts

 
Drives: '10 X5 40d & '12 F10 520d
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Perth

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by corpsman View Post
What's the speed limit out there?
Buddy - I just know you're going to make us weep with your Autobahn speeds!! :wink:
__________________
2012 BMW F10 520d M-Sport
2010 BMW E70 X5 xdrive40d

Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 05:25 AM   #13
Zuzu
Major General
Zuzu's Avatar
Australia
96
Rep
7,602
Posts

 
Drives: VO 1M Beast
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SyDnEy Oz

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by amk2912 View Post
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..
__________________
ZUZETTE Build..http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606023
: ETS FMIC . aFe CAI . Remus Race exhaust . SSK . Custom Midpipes . CDV . BM OCC . H&R springs :
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 05:35 AM   #14
cam2801
Private First Class
Australia
2
Rep
156
Posts

 
Drives: 09 135i M Sport Space Grey
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
The alarm is also in the Business Nav version of iDrive
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 06:22 AM   #15
aus135i
Captain
aus135i's Avatar
Australia
8
Rep
803
Posts

 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: SYD

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
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!

hmmmmm nvm :eyebulge::eyebulge::eyebulge:
6.1L HEMIŪ SRT8 Sedan Auto
From RRP $74,990 AUD
  • 5-Speed Automatic transmission with AutostickŪ
  • 317kW 6.1L HEMI with 569 Nm of torque
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 06:50 AM   #16
Breville
Scum in the sun
Breville's Avatar
Australia
10
Rep
938
Posts

 
Drives: 135i Coupe TiAg
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Syndey

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 135i Coupe  [0.00]
Mate, sorry to hear about the ticket! I'll be at EC on the 28th if you want to come polish my windshield
__________________

One should love animals. They are so tasty.
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 07:43 AM   #17
SimonB
2nd Time BMW Owner
Australia
27
Rep
1,660
Posts

 
Drives: 335i M-Sport, optioned up!
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Perth, Western Australia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by corpsman View Post
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).
__________________
MY14 335i M-Sport, EBII, Merino leather (Individual) black with cashmere stitching & piping, HUD, Adaptive Headlights, HBA, HK Audio, Park Assist, M-Sport Brakes, Driver Assistance Pack, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Sunroof, DAB, Comfort Access, VSS, Adaptive Suspension and MORE!
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 07:58 AM   #18
aedeau
Second Lieutenant
aedeau's Avatar
Australia
2
Rep
244
Posts

 
Drives: VE Clubsport R8 LS3 6.2Ltr
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Brisbane

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aus135i View Post
Sigh after dinner on our way back home (me+wife) got owned by a girl in a 300C
stock? probably not?
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 08:01 AM   #19
123D-M
Captain
123D-M's Avatar
Spain
15
Rep
930
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 123d M-Sport Coupe
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Madrid, Spain

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by aedeau View Post
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:
__________________
2009 123D Coupe | Sedona Red | Black Boston Leather | Brushed Aluminium Trim | Tinted Windows | M-Sport Package | 6M | Comfort Access | Heated Seats | Navigation | Park Distance Front & Rear | USB | Bluetooth | Voice Control | Efficient Dynamics | Rain & Light Sensors | Xenon Lights
My blog: http://urbanemusings.wordpress.com/
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 08:45 AM   #20
d3syd
Major
d3syd's Avatar
Australia
17
Rep
1,475
Posts

 
Drives: 135i MT, LMB, ProNav
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Scamander, Tasmania

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 135i Coupe  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zuzu View Post
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....
__________________

Fun Car: 135i Manual LeMans Blue / Beige Leather / Grey Poplar / pro nav / euro plates. Delivered 24 June 08
Family Car: Land Rover Discovery 4 SDV6
Spare Car:
Volvo V70 Sydney Car: MB 420SEL
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 08:54 AM   #21
takahashi
Retired trackie
takahashi's Avatar
Australia
20
Rep
1,529
Posts

 
Drives: 1///M
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by harpoon View Post
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!
__________________
TAKA 一仔BLOGブログ:
BMW 1 series M 2011! Delivered 18/11/11.
Appreciate 0
      01-12-2009, 08:57 AM   #22
takahashi
Retired trackie
takahashi's Avatar
Australia
20
Rep
1,529
Posts

 
Drives: 1///M
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
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
__________________
TAKA 一仔BLOGブログ:
BMW 1 series M 2011! Delivered 18/11/11.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST