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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by VFSV6FORME, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. VS 5.0

    VS 5.0 Well-Known Member

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    Initial licencing procedures are a completely different different kettle of fish to recertifying a licenced driver who has major medical issues.

    there is no way he would still be driving in NSW. In QLD though, I’m not at all surprised. If the story is as he has told it, then Serious questions definitely should be asked of their licensing procedures for people in such a position.

    To be clear, that is in no way an attack upon him personally, it is purely an observation from a safety perspective
     
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    It wasn't a popular colour. I suspect maybe too close to black for popularity, a lot of people don't want black (for real cleanliness reasons as well as urban mythology about heat) & if you wanted black you'd get black.
    Plus they didn't offer it on Redline after MY2014.

    Was a bit of a search for me, too. It was THE colour that she wanted, we were buying new, it was mid 2015, and we both wanted a Redline wagon. We found the only new one (it was one of those no-km demo's they register in late December to meet sales targets) in the stock lists of all east-coast Holden dealers (I had to trawl every one, one at a time) ...
    I suspect we wouldn't have managed to negotiate as much off the new price had the dealer known he had the only car in the country in the colour we wanted. :)
     
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    Something just does not add up in this whole story. Not sure what it is but something aint right :)
     
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    I lost all respect for drivers licence tests in QLD about 10yrs ago when they did away with eye tests.

    Huh, every k over is a killer but you don’t care if my eyesight is not good enough to read the speedo nor see the dude that steps out in front of me o_O
     
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    Big Red VF-SII Go-kart I love puddles.

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    Thousands of drivers around Australia drive fine with a disability, some with more than one encumbrance; consider that double and quad amputees also drive with vehicles specifically adapted to their requirements. My brother, in a former life a professional driver with Greyhound, has macular degeneration and brushfield spots, but drives OK (but his rear tyres are bald, and he doesn't care...). FWIW, my binaural sensorineural profound deafness (for 46 years...) has not placed any restriction on my driving capacity or licence, nor has it affected my Heavy Rigid Vehicle licence, which I have held in Victoria since 2014. But there has been a notable faux pas the family is familiar with: in March 2009 I was driving at the posted 100km/h limit in the distant country, oblivious to a patrol car behind me with siren blaring (I must have knocked the mirror as I didn't see his lights...). There was a problem, and I recall: "sir, that Stop sign was 18km back along the road there, and I've been following you visibly, so are you deaf or just ignoring me?" Oh my, Oh my. My retort was slightly cheeky, but factual: "Sorry, I'm not ignoring you Officer, I am deaf!". He thought it was funny, but I sat there mortified. Out came the book...

    No such incidents have been recorded more than a decade on. I drive some exxy cars at uni (my supervising professor has a Audi A6, while the research group car is a Tourareg V8 behemoth). I hate suburban driving but relish the long open road. I have 6 days off now before I resume my pedalling...

    But I digress. My biggest worry with today's drivers, one shared by many, is the profligate use of mobile phones while driving; the message of just how damned dangerous this is doesn't seem to be getting through here anywhere in Victoria, while over the border in Sydney, NSW has cameras that are catching out thousands of drivers texting or playing with their phone while driving, with something like a $1,000 fine and steep demerit points. Victoria needs to introduce something like this (especially since its Forward Budget Estimates rely quite heavily on speed camera, red light camera and fixed/mobile camera revenue). I pass people at speed every single day distracted by their phones, and one woman last week putting her lippy on with the visor down and light illuminating her face — in a 110km/h zone.
     
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    Ok..but then the DVD should not have been working??...or does the car have to be in gear as well to disable the DVD??..either that or it could be that he was just listening to the radio on those occasions.

    Sadly he’s not around anymore to ask but Mum was just chuckling a couple of days ago that she could always find the car in the car park because she could hear the aircon whirring away. I must find a DVD and give it a go just for the hang of it...I’m basically looking after the car these days but have never tried a DVD in it.
     
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    The $1000 fine you refer to is in Qld as from about a month ago. I see the media a few days ago saying NSW has just hiked there’s to $344 I think it was...hardly a deterrent compared to Qld.
     
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    The hand brake needs to be on, for dvd to work.
     
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    My view has always been that one should get a fine with loss of demerit points for any distracted driving (mobile phone, applying makeup, shaving, eating and such). The amount of fine and demerit points can be up for debate but any repeat offending within a given period should result in an immediate confiscation of the distracting device (module phone, lipstick, shaver and such). Maybe then people will wise up and focus on their driving.

    Another annoyance is the pathetic legal response to driving while disqualified, I’d give them some jail time, one week the first time, one month for the second, then 2 months for the third, 4 month for the fourth, and so on... If they can’t be trusted to follow the law, they can live in jail...

    And why have they (police & courts) settled with on the spot fines (for other offences) for probationary drivers is beyond me. Probationary drivers are, well, on probation. As such, if they offend, they should be in front of a judge and explain why the shouldn’t loose their license. That’s how it used to be back in the day. Now it’s all efficiency and minimising the admin cost of fines to maximise the generated income which the government now seems to rely on.

    Ps: we have officially derailed... we’ll at least me... so getting back on track, I’d buy the redline as the caprice is too long. I don’t need the extra legroom since I sit in the front behind the steering wheel :p
     
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    Cheers for that Lex..I’ll definitely have to check it out.
     
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    I'm about to wire $$$$ for WN Caprice V, Yes this car is very good to my standard and got it for $500 less. As for the Redline, We have our rental house for sale and when we sell it we might get 2016 Redline or even a 17 one
     
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    Well put it this way When I die I will have smile on my dial LOL.
    Paid For. Truck the Ming M...s had there go and i said NO, NO.
    Question!!
    I want to get the windows Tinted soon when i get the car on Monday now that ok but at the same time I want to get paint protection as the paint protection is very good for the VF SV6 Storm so I want the Caprice to be the same. The colour is Phanton
    Does anyone recommend a Mob in Nth Brisbane that does a Good job "Clay Bar" and other. Have to do more research on this as I know f... all about this subject. Now I have another toy to play with but the house is Number so to kept the house happy I have to do my bit and that MOWING THE LAWN. Yes its takes me around 50min to 1 hr to mow the Lawn on a block of 1270m sq, The Lawn itself is around 650 to 700Sq M (large house + Dish Farm). I have the biggest push mower you can get at the time and it push, push only not motor driven. When I had my last stroke 4 weeks ago my right hand was shot so I mowed the lawn with my left hand and had the right sitting there as a Balanced. After that Night I had 50% capacity on the Right Arm before mowing I had around 30% or less. Today I'm 98% good on my right Arm./
    Anyhow Any info on Paint Protection will be welcome. SHI.t the its getting dark for 4.25pm, is getting dark So I better go out and mow the Lawn
     
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    That's interesting!!!
     
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    Yeah, I guess they figure you can’t be watching a DVD and traveling too fast at the same time if you’ve got the hand brake on :D (the brake is electric of course making it easy for the manufacturer to set it up this way)
     
  17. Calaber

    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Sport, you're new to this site. Every now and then we get threads like this that digress wildly from the original post, sometimes for good reason.
    If, and I stress IF, this thread isn't a troll, we have a person 70 years of age with a chronic medical history, asking advice on whether to buy a high powered car or a very high powered car. He claims to have suffered 5 strokes and other serious medical conditions. My father in law, at age 80 had one stroke and that was it. No more license. That was in NSW. How the hell any state authority can consider a 5 times victim to still be safe to drive is beyond me.
    It's not an attack that any of us are making. It's bewilderment.
     
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    Caps makes it looks worse :)
     
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    Got it @Calaber. And I share the very same concerns. But some posts sounded a bit too personal for my taste - maybe it’s my lack of experience on this forum. Peace :)
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    You're quite right. Some threads get damned nasty before mods cut them off.
     

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