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Discussion in 'General' started by fabz, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Nut Kracker

    Nut Kracker Donating Member

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    Yeah.....'Til the **** hits the fan lol.
     
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    so you don't update your FB status while you drive???
     
  3. Tasmaniak

    Tasmaniak Not a valid input....

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    Don't have facebook lol
     
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    Ok so I have a question. Got two fines from Civic Compliance, regarding the fixed Camera pinging me apparently doing 117 on Eastlink in Rowville. I set my cruise for 100 on Eastlink because I KNOW there are fixed cameras. How to I formally dispute these fines?
     
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    I have a question

    Re NSW Laws

    The vx clubsport came with a drivers kit from factry wich includes a pocket knife. Now i know its illegal to carry a knife in a public place without a valid reason or tools. When i am approached by the officers of the nsw police force and they ask about the knife after a car search how do i go about the issue, also it does still have the offical pocket knife so its not like its been changed out
     
  6. davey g-force

    davey g-force I'm a sceptic...

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    Well... You should probably just tell them that the knife came with the car..

    Or to avoid issues, simply take the knife out of the kit and leave it at home.
     
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    Interesting. I have about 5 different knives/blades in my ute that I carry 24/7. Also one in my esky that's with me every weekday. Never thought of that.

    I'm sure I won't get done for carrying a weapon, though.

    It's when I go out in public after work with my Stanley hanging off my belt, I will get done one day for that.
     
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    When I worked in a hardware store many years ago. If we sold an axe or a knife we were told to cover the head or blade in a bag, so when the customer was leaving the store they would not cause trouble.
    I forget the exact wording of the law but it was something like.
    Going armed in public with a weapon to cause fear.
    Pretty funny but that's the law and if you want it changed you have to lobby a politician.
     
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    Yea a axe is abit different to a lil pocket knife but il see what they say and play dumb if there was issues i think owners would complain to hsv
     
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    Did you know if you carry a baseball bat in your car it's a weapon, if you have a baseball with it, it's sporting equipment???
     
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    Sorry........................
     
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    That`s easy where ever I go with my bat I always take my balls :D
     
  13. Nut Kracker

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    What would want them to search your car???
    I've been driving for over 30 years and I've never had my car searched (thank God lol).

    I take my balls with me where ever I go :whistling:
     
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    Pretty easy dude was silly as a teen n hung with the wrong crowd
     
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    What kind of things (on cars) do police look for when they choose to pull someone over?
     
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    I'm tipping the following:
    1. P plates
    2. Canon exhausts
    3. Slam factor
    4. Decals
    5. Stolen plates
    6. Mobile phone use
    7. Blonde hair, large breasts and a short skirt :p

    I recently got pinged by an "obviously under-quota" Police Officer near Orbost (Vic country) for having a mobile phone on a suction mount fitted to the lowermost corner of my windscreen.
    Hands-free bluetooth linked to the car.
    Wasn't actually using the phone at the time.
    "Obscured vision - It's within the wiper blade sweep - That'll be $85 thanks". :cops:
    He also explained that any device installed above the manufacturer's dashboard height is also illegal for the same reason.
    He then hopped back in his Highway Patrol SS - which I noticed had so many electronic entrapment devices piled up on the dashboard that he could barely see over it all.

    Take that on board everybody.
     
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    Driver behaviour for a start. The phone stuck to their hand is a give away.

    Dark window tint too. Remember under the regulations change it's now 35% minimum transmittance both front and rear.
     
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    As I always say: There are no 'quotas'. We can write as many tickets as we want.
     
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    Dayvo Because i can

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    What' the rules regarding trade plates ? This guy down the road from me has had one permanently bolted to the rear of his red celica for about 6 months and no plate on front . I thought it was only for car yards to drive the car to and from getting a roadworthy.
     
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    Queenslanders only.
    With regard to Qld Transport Inspectors/Officers/Clerks, whatever you want to call them, even mermaids.
    I would like to hear your thoughts on the following.

    It has always been my belief that these people have no right to pull anyone over for any reason whatsoever, only a Police Officer has that right, and the Qld Transport website further confirms this with the section "Please Remember" below which clearly states

    "You are legally required to assist Transport Inspectors in performing their duties."
    Note the word ASSIST
    At no point does it state "You must obey Transport Inspectors"


    From the Transport website.
    What can Transport Inspectors do?
    Transport Inspectors have the authority to:

    • intercept all vehicles to carry out safety inspections, check registration and compulsory third party insurance and check load restraints
    • check heavy vehicle drivers' work diaries
    • check passenger transport vehicles for drivers' authorisation and operator accreditation.
    Under the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator ( https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/business-industry/Heavy-vehicles/National-heavy-vehicle-regulator ), Transport Inspectors will continue to contribute to the safety of Queensland drivers and protecting the state’s road infrastructure in relation to heavy vehicles.

    For more information, view the Transport Inspectors and heavy vehicles fact sheet (PDF, 305 KB) ( https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/-/media/...pectors/pdf_TIsandheavyvehicles_web.pdf?la=en ).

    Please remember: You are legally required to assist Transport Inspectors in performing their duties. You may be required to provide your name and address and produce identification such as a driver’s license or a passport. Transport Inspectors may also require access to your vehicle for safety checks.

    For more information, view the Transport Inspectors and vehicle safety fact sheet (PDF, 225 KB) ( https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/-/media/...rt-Inspectors/pdf_vehiclesafety_web.pdf?la=en ).

    Recognising a Transport Inspector
    Transport Inspectors are easily recognised—they wear a Transport Inspector uniform. In some cases they may work out of uniform, however in call cases they will carry and produce an official badge and Government identification.

    Transport Inspectors now have new-look vehicles. The magenta, white and yellow decals on the vehicles makes it easier to identify a Transport Inspector.

    For more information, view the Transport Inspectors fact sheet (PDF, 1.26 MB) ( https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/-/media/Travelandtransport/Transport-Inspectors/pdf_TIs_web.pdf?la=en ).

    Safe Drive
    Road safety is a serious issue in Queensland. Safe Drive is a statewide compliance operation where Transport Inspectors randomly intercept and check light vehicles, including private cars, to ensure they are mechanically safe during the school holidays.

    School holidays are a busy time where families travel more in their vehicles. Transport Inspectors help families reach their destination safely.

    It is the vehicle owner's responsibility to ensure the vehicle is safe. A simple check can save lives—make sure you check:

    • brakes
    • tyres
    • lighting
    • steering suspension
    • windscreen.
    Also make sure you have current registration and compulsory third party insurance.

    Transport Inspectors and road closures
    The Department of Transport and Main Roads aims to keep Queensland drivers and their families safe on our roads. During disasters, it is important that freight routes remain open and essential supplies reach communities in need. This fact sheet (PDF, 373 KB) ( https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/-/media/...-Inspectors/road-closures-factsheet.pdf?la=en ) explains the role Transport Inspectors have during temporary road closures due to wet weather, flooding or natural disasters and why you must obey their directions. Recent changes in legislation mean Transport Inspectors now play a greater role during road closures and natural disasters.

    Transport Inspector road safety posters
    How to become a Transport Inspector
    Recruitment for Transport Inspectors occurs as required. All applicants must advance through strict criminal history checks to be successful. Successful applicants will either commence immediately or be placed in a ‘pool’ that can be drawn upon when a vacancy arises within 12 months. Transport Inspectors are then required to complete an intensive training program.

    Check for Transport Inspector job vacancies ( https://smartjobs.qld.gov.au/jobtools/jncustomsearch.jobsearch?in_organid=14904 ).

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