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[VIC] L plater, 750cc, Pillion and double the speed limit.

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by robsalvv, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Didn't spot a mention of this on the boards - I think this fits into the category of silly silly boy and not too bright either... if you're already breaking a few laws, why draw attention to yourself by breaking the tonne in the burbs?


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    http://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/more-news/6071-speeding-motorcyclist-at-templestowe-lower.html

    Speeding motorcyclist at Templestowe Lower
    Saturday, 29 January 2011 14:11



    A Brunswick man has had his 750cc Kawasaki motorbike impounded after he was clocked travelling at double the speed limit in Templestowe Lower yesterday.

    Just after 1pm, police nabbed the 22-year-old learner motoryclist after he reached dangerous speeds of up to 120kph in a 60kph zone on Thompsons Road.

    The motorcyclist was also travelling with a pillion passenger and wasn't displaying 'L' plates.

    His motorcycle was impounded for 48 hours under the hoon legislation and he is expected to be charged on summons with a number of traffic offences.

    April Hosking
    Media Officer
    VP8706/2011
     
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  2. Silly bugger. At least he wasn't stupid enough to leave his plates on. That would have iced the cake.
     
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  3. stupid doing it at that time
     
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  4. Bwahahaha - thomsons road - could he have been more stupid to do such a thing? Of all the times and places to act like a tosser, I wouldn't have thought that would be the best choice.
     
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  5. Idiot. Enough said!

    This has just reminded me as well - does anyone know if you're bike can be impounded if you get caught riding a bike that's not LAMs approved on your L's or P's?

    I thought it was just $116 fine and 2-3 demerit points for L's. If you're on P's or Restricted Full Licence it's just $116 with no points. A mate of mine believes your bike will be impounded as well if caught but I don't believe this is true.
     
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  6. You just can't help dumb huh??

    I did read this and did a quick sum of his minimum fines.
    Think it was over $1200 plus all the other stuff from impounding, etc....

    But question will be will he learn?
    Oh, anouther question..... if the pillion knew he was a learner, does that make them dumber??
     
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  7. I'll check this out as I have the fines pdf on my other pc at home but i believe riding a non lams approved bike is $239 (may be $299) and 3 demerit points.....

    Just checked the penalty:
    It's Penalty / Offence Code 2571, Holder of motorcycle license for less than 12 months driving motorcycle that is not learner approved.

    Yep, my memory was correct.
    It's $239 and 3 demerit points.......
     
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  8. It's not a hoon offence to ride a bike you're not legally allowed to. Your bike won't be impounded. You probably wont be allowed to ride it home however if caught. But with the beigefluenza infecting the authorities, I wouldn't be surprised if the hoon legislation is broadened again.
     
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  9. "but officer Im on my L's and have only ridden a 250 where you have to wind it up 100% to get it to 60"

    "The guy i bought it off told me it was LAMS"

    "The 7 on the 750 looked like a 2"

    "the guy on the back had his full licence nad I thought that allows me to ride a bigger bike"

    "the guy on the back didnt fit on my ct110"

    I wonder if he made any excuse or just took the ticket
     
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  10. He needs to learn the concept of "time and place".
     
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  11. What a dipstick, take his license and shred it. One of those 3 daft things would have been enough, but 3?!?!

    D!ckhead
     
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  12. Is double the speed limit not considered hooning?
     
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  13. Damn !!! It all happened within a stone's throw from my home and to think I was out of the country ?!!!! I would've 'congratulated' the rider myself !
     
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  14. I'd consider that hooning.
     
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  15. What?

    I belive Rob said "It's not a hoon offence to ride a bike you're not legally allowed to."

    He didn't say speeding wasn't a hoon offence.

    While the powers that be will have us all believe it, I don't believe that simply breaking the speed limit (by any amount) constitutes hooning.
     
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  16. There should be a ticket for "Public Display of Dumbness".
     
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  17. I think there should be a little buffer in there before it becomes hooning for sure. That said, if you're travelling in a 60km/h zone and doing 80+, that is, in my opinion, starting to push the boundaries of "oops, the throttle got away from me for a second" and hooning. Actually, it really is just hooning. :)

    10-15km/h might be reasonable but once you start getting 15 to 20/30/double the speed limit there really isn't any excuse for it.
     
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  18. yup, got that
    but no1, asked if it was a hoon offence to ride a bike that u arent legally allowed to. impounding or not being allowed to drive/ride home can be enforced for offences other than "hooning"

    i agree that simply breaking the limit may not constitute hooning, but double?
    out of interest, what do you consider hooning?
    i always thought it to be excessive speed (i.e. double), street racing, etc
     
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  19. You can safely ride or drive at double the speed limit,

    Hooning is doing stupid things, Like burnouts, sliding sideways across the road, all in residential areas,
     
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  20. I agree that if you commit a number of other offences at the same time it may constitute 'hooning'.

    But, exactly how is simply breaking the speed limit hooning?
     
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