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N/A | National Radar warnings aid Easter road safety

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by V2, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Saw this article - sounds like a great way we can all assist in making the roads a safer place!

    Remember that "every K over is a killer" - especially in front of a radar which are supposedly located in accident black spots, so lets all do our bit and start waving the finger over the Easter break!



    Radar warnings aid Easter road safety - Motorbike Writer
     
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  2. Sentiments aside, I believe you can still be booked for warning other road users of the presence of Police patrols, cameras, etc
     
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  3. I'm pretty sure you're right. We've seen cases where someone erected a "Tax Collectors Ahead" sign and was prosecuted. But a simple 'slow down' motion is very defensible I would think.
     
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  4. It would be good to get an actual legal perspective of this. The road side cameras in Qld always had to put up signs saying there was a radar ahead but the police had this requirement removed due to OHS requirements (they could get hit by oncoming traffic when placing the signs near the road - or something like that). I also thought flashing hi-beam was outlawed as it may "blind" oncoming traffic - not essentially because it warned other drivers.

    Radio stations here still announce radar locations so I suspect it may be legal to warn other users. Logically, you're slowing road users down which is the intent of any safety campaign.
     
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