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Mercedes: Speed Doesn't Kill

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by Morbo28, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Didn't see it anywhere else on the forum, so...
    http://theage.drive.com.au/motor-news/speed-doesnt-kill-says-benz-20100304-pjin.html



     
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  2. Then how will Australia survive without all that revenue$$$$$$$$$$$$$$?????????????????????
     
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  3. We will all be doomed........Doomed I say....Doooommmmeeeddd.
     
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  4. +1 to The Age, Victoria sucks
     
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  5. i would like to see the media quiz both the gumbyment and police over it, it's basically what the public know but neither of these terrorist groups will listen too ](*,)
     
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  6. They like to make money, not spend it.
     
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  7. Sorry to say, but I have to disagree with you Stew.
    The public don’t know it at all.
    The majority of the public have been successfully brainwashed by the government and compliant media.
    In fact I don’t understand how this article got past the editors?
     
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  8. This is exactly right!

    It is the complete opposite to the speed kills campaign that seems to believe having accidents is fine, as long as accident severity is lessened with a lower speed limit.
     
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  9. meh, not disagreeing with you that a lot do believe the b/s but there is also some of public that do understand the larger picture, just look at the forums
     
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  10. wtf it double posted?
     
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  11. Meh, they believe it right up to the point were they get an infringement for doing nothing remotely dangerous. Then they don't.

    (Davidp1984: that'd be in a Scottish accent, yeah? )
     
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  12. +1 to all of that.

    How many times must I listen to tales of "some idiot with a death wish actually passed me on the highway today"?
     
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  13. The poor ba*stard is right....
    But don't worry...the Government will make sure he is branded as a nut-job, scoffed at by our "real" experts here in Oz where WE really know, that speed is the devil!! (It;s true - I've seen it on the telly)

    Honestly...living in Australia is like belonging to some kind of mass cult group, that are preparing for the return of the whales that spock took!
     
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  14. What?! The whales took Spock?! No wonder the Japs are hunting 'em ... give back our Spock!!! :angel: :bolt:
     
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  15. Awesome!

    I always wondered if the unlimited speed limits in the NT were at least in part removed under pressure from the states because it was making them look bad.
     
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  16. Someone is going to get the sack for letting that slip through
     
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  17. From what I underatnd, Germany still gets plenty of their revenue through tailgating policing.

    Awesome article. I hope it embarassed some petty politicians.
    I've driven convertibles from three of the German car companies, and they are all solid at over 200kmh. I hate how our politicians take the credit for any improvement in the road toll from some German car engineer who's just designed a safer car feature. Also, Germany have a lower death rate at both per population and per vehicle than us (http://www.monash.edu.au/muarc/reports/papers/fatals.html). despite having thousands of it's citizens exceeding 200kmh. And yet, most of their fatalities occur OFF the autobahn
     
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  18. Accident avoidance systems seem the way to go. Although I don't know how they would work on a motorcycle.

    harley Davidson has developed one for their bikes

    ......it's the LIAH system....(leave it at home). :cheeky:
     
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  19. #19 fekkinell, Mar 5, 2010
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  20. The other thing to consider too, particularly with the introduction of speed cameras, is that they don't want to stop you from speeding. Rather, they want to CATCH you speeding.
     
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