Beattie targets Motorcyclists.

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Boxer, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. Boxer

    Boxer Guest

    Mr Beattie said if re-elected, his Government would maintain its commitment
    to upgrading existing roads and constructing new roads on the Gold and
    Sunshine Coasts, in Brisbane, Logan, Redlands, Pine Rivers, Redcliffe and
    Ipswich through $568 million in funding.

    "Road safety will also be a priority with the new state-wide safe4life
    strategy aiming to do more to save lives on Queensland's roads," Mr Beattie

    "Under this strategy we aim to cut the road toll from more than eight deaths
    per 100,000 each year to 5.6 deaths by 2011.

    "We will focus on key safety issues such as speed, rural and remote road
    safety and drink driving and by targeting specific groups such as young
    drivers, motorbike riders and pedestrians."
    Boxer, Jan 14, 2004
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  2. Oh No Darryl! - You traitor!


    More beer!

    Kevin Gleeson
    Imagine It
    West Hobart
    Tasmania Australia
    Kevin Gleeson, Jan 14, 2004
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    Dave Mojo67 Guest

    I'm from the government and I'm here to help you motorcycle riders.

    Does this mean he's going to remove those wire rope barriers from the M1???
    Dave Mojo67, Jan 14, 2004
  4. And so both sides of the Hinze Dam racetrack from Nerang To Natural Arch, to
    be refitted with extra sharp razor wire, for the total distance, no gaps.

    When that 'cuts' the desire to do the limbo rock at 200 Kph under the wire,
    then stage 2,
    do Mt Nebo & Glorious. (State Stores buy cheaper in quantity)

    Then the 'Silent Majority' in the 4WD's will be safe from the bleeding
    pedestrians and bleeding motorcyclists who speed, leaving only young drivers
    in the Duff Duff cars for special attention.

    This self policing technique, will allow more police to be taken off the
    road accident squad, and be better used in the Qld.Treasury 'Mobile
    Donation Collection Van' and be self funding.
    Remember: 1 K over is a Killer.

    Win, Win., and they are only thinking of our safety !

    Getting Slower & Slower !, Jan 14, 2004
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    Smee Guest

    Don't forget to mention when you are posting that you are a liberal
    candidate in this election.
    Smee, Jan 14, 2004
  6. Remember: 1 K over is a Killer.

    i killed several this very afternoon
    fulliautomatix, Jan 14, 2004
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    Jules Guest

    "We will focus on key safety issues such as speed, rural and remote road
    Wow - pedestrians, too. Talk about discrimination!

    Jules, Jan 14, 2004
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    Boxer Guest

    Actually Smee I did not write this it is a direct quote and therefore does
    not need any disclaimers.

    Boxer, Jan 15, 2004
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    Smee Guest

    Boxer wrote:

    Maybe not John but remember this post was politically motivated since
    you are running for office.
    How is it going btw?
    you'd be the only Liberal candicate I'd like to see win office.
    Smee, Jan 15, 2004
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    Doug Cox Guest

    And just how will the Libs be any improvement? Are they going to scrap speed
    cameras? Lower our outrageous third party costs? Introduce comlpulsory
    driver training?

    No, didn't think so...

    Doug Cox.
    Work to ride, Ride to work...
    Doug Cox, Jan 15, 2004
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    Boxer Guest

    Actually it was Motorcycling motivated in my role as a President of a
    Motorcycle Club, and as for hiding behind a assumed name there would be very
    few regulars on this newsgroup who did not know who I was, particularly
    rally goers. I took the name Boxer because all the good names like
    Knobdoodle were taken

    If it was politically motivated I would have added a comment or attack, I
    assumed Queensland Motorcyclists would like to know they will be "Targeted"
    in the near future, I don't know what that means but it would not be unusual
    for the Victorian experience to be adopted up here, they seem to be
    following the Revenue Raising speed camera enforcement.

    It was a direct quote alerting Motorcyclists of a impending focus on them by
    the Premier of Queensland.

    I am running for office for the same reasons I am President of a Motorcycle
    Club and on the management committee of my local non-profit community
    kindergarten, because I am active in my community. If I see a problem I do
    something about it not just whine.

    The campaign is very difficult, but I am very happy with its progress, in
    the end the community will make a choice. It is fortunate that the election
    was called for 7th February so I will not miss out on the Karuah River Rally
    on the 14th.


    John Olive
    President BMW Motorcycle Owners Club (Brisbane) Inc
    Liberal Candidate for Mansfield
    Boxer, Jan 15, 2004
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    Boxer Guest

    How about 1 rego bill for as many bikes as you want (wait that would benefit
    me so we should rule that out).

    Boxer, Jan 15, 2004
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    Doug Cox Guest

    Fetch ma gun maw! I'm gunna shoot me down one 'o them flying pigs!...

    Doug Cox.
    Work to ride, Ride to work...
    Doug Cox, Jan 15, 2004
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Boxer" wrote
    The WA Gov't is concerned that speed camera revenue is dropping. In
    2001-2 they got $43M by fining half the motorists in WA. In 2002-3
    they got $37M. This year they budgeted for $32M, but those damn
    motorists appear to be slowing down and they look like only getting
    $25M. All this is despite doubling the 'sampling'.

    I think they're now trying to figure out how to get people to drive
    faster so they can make their budget balance.

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 15, 2004
  15. Don't you know Theo, it's all those motorcyclists getting away with fines
    because we don't have front number plates. Yep, that'll make up the

    Alan Pennykid, Jan 15, 2004
  16. Um, John, the way you phrased it, it reads like a measure designed to
    "increase convenience" by eliminating the need to queue up at the motor
    registry every time one of your bikes' rego is due; instead, under your
    plan, all the regos will be synchronised so they're all due on the same day,
    thus allowing you to pay them all at once.

    That's what "one rego_bill"_means. "One rego", ie. a single set of
    papers/plates transferrable to whichever bike your arse happens to be on at
    the time, is what I think you had in mind.

    Fwiw, I've often thought about how you could implement such a scheme, or one
    under which you pay the full amount for rego of a "primary" vehicle, and
    then progressively less and less for each subsequent vehicle, and it's faken
    hard. Apart from the fact that you'd be doing an unnecessary favour to rich
    bastards who have six Porsches (maybe set a cutoff; you only pay less if
    your spare vehicles cost less than $x, where x=a fairly large number), how
    would you handle vehicles changing hands?

    We'd have to implement a system akin to that used in Quebec, where you get
    given a plate, and you take that plate with you from vehicle to vehicle. You
    buy a 2ndhand bike off someone, they pull their plate off it and you stick
    yours on.
    Intact Kneeslider, Jan 15, 2004
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    Knobdoodle Guest

    Maybe they'll start and "add on five" advertising campaign!
    (Or "Every K over is a Dollar")
    Knobdoodle, Jan 16, 2004
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    Frank Warner Guest

    Instead of havin cake stalls 'n sellin plants they can have 'speed days'
    - every 10 km over the limit helps your state gobermint provide better
    roads, more schools and hospitals .. may be they can drop the points on
    those days to nothing .. thus ballancing the double points periods? :)
    maybe the MCC can run with it in NSW? :p
    Frank Warner, Jan 16, 2004
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    Boxer Guest

    It is also done in some Scandinavian countries, for example I have 5 bikes,
    I can only ride one at a time and a system of 1 plate to cover all would
    work very well, the first bike pays full rego and each subsequent bike pays
    10% of a full rego bill.

    John Olive (or Boxer whichever you prefer)
    Boxer, Jan 16, 2004
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    Gary Woodman Guest

    Hey, there are poofters in the other parties too!

    And is the "watermelon" slur retired already?

    But I like your choices, I'll definitely be putting their candidates above
    Labor and Liberal! A pox on both your houses! (Mercutio)

    Gary Woodman, Jan 16, 2004
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