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TRAIL YOBBO
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Post its going to be a "hoonacide"
signs of things to come ?

http://www.news.com.au/top-stories/new- ... 6579478028

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Post Re: its going to be a "hoonacide"
FlowRider wrote:
signs of things to come ?



Unfortunately yes


Sun 17 Feb, 2013 7:45 pm
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TRAIL GURU
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Post Re: its going to be a "hoonacide"
Good get the wankers off the road,not like us dirt bike riders,kind,considerate and loving,well most of us

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Sun 17 Feb, 2013 8:49 pm
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TRAIL BOSS
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Post Re: its going to be a "hoonacide"
Shame there's not a more common sense approach going into all this.

Road safety comes down to a lot more than going after road using minorities or going for the biggest profit or public image effect.
In the short term it makes the lawmakers look good or feel like they have achieved something. In the long term they have really dropped the ball.

There are plenty of more pressing issues on the road.
If they can put cctv cameras in known hooning blackspots (I'm guessing industrial estates) and put extra police out there to catch the nasty hoons, then surely they could put extra money and resources into other more helpful areas too?

How about giving kids defensive and/or advanced driving courses as part of their education or license requirements?
What about better driver training? How many people out there don't understand how to drive to certain conditions? How many don't know how to respond when something unexpected happens on the road?
Why not spend more money trying to combat drink and drug driving?

Driving like a wanker is definitely a risk to other drivers and pedestrians, although the vast majority of so called hoons would fall under the category of public nuisance, nothing more.
Maybe the definition of what "hooning" actually is needs closer attention...

Putting these knee jerk laws under the guise of road safety and pouring so much money, resources and publicity into them is ridiculous.

I can understand that it is upsetting for people to endure idiots on the roads and near their homes.
Some sort of solution does need to be found, but this isn't it.

Going to the extreme end of where this is all headed, what hope do we have riding bikes in the bush?

If this is a sign of things to come, the future of common sense is looking pretty shitty.

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Post Re: its going to be a "hoonacide"
I'm safe my old car ain't got enough power to do burnouts :nono


Mon 25 Feb, 2013 8:35 pm
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Post Re: its going to be a "hoonacide"
R054XLK wrote:
I'm safe my old car ain't got enough power to do burnouts :nono



but you still can do 80km in a 40km zone. thats enought to get your vehicel impounded for 48 hours the first time and taken of you the 3rd time.

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