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$200 fine crossing road with earphones on.

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posted on Jul, 4 2019 @ 12:30 PM
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a reply to: CthruU

Hate laws like this. Same with seatbelts laws and helmet laws. If you ar dumb enough to put self at risk and something bad happens it's your own damn fault. I hate laws that restrict me from anything that isn't hurting anyone.
edit on 4-7-2019 by cognizant420 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 4 2019 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

A driver paying attention wouldnt have had that accident. The driver wasnt on the phone was he?



posted on Jul, 4 2019 @ 12:56 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: CthruU

Man cross's road wearing headphones.

Car brakes suddenly to avoid hitting the twat.

Car behind smashes into the car in front that has braked suddenly.

No. A $200 fine is not enough.


Nek minnit, we fine people who didn't get 8 hours sleep.

"sleep deprived man crosses road, deleterious hilarity ensues.. fine sleep deprived man $1 million dollars."

say it... say it alldaylong.. FINE THE MISCREANTS..

Nek up, you ated too much pig leg!!11



edit on 4-7-2019 by gallop because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 4 2019 @ 01:02 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: CthruU

originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: CthruU

Man cross's road wearing headphones.

Car brakes suddenly to avoid hitting the twat.

Car behind smashes into the car in front that has braked suddenly.

No. A $200 fine is not enough.


Car behind doesn't leave required safe braking distance. Car behind pays.

The point?????



The point is i have seen it happen.

Car behind was pulling out from the kerb after being parked. Goes to move away then BANG.

Twat in headphones just looks at driver and walks away. Not my fault guv.



You driving a vehicle that you paid a license for (hopefully) are taught to be aware of pedestrians.. IS YOUR FAULT, GUV.



posted on Jul, 4 2019 @ 01:03 PM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: CthruU



So the parents - Wonder after how many fines before the parents are on board with scrapping it?



Fines are cheaper than having to cover the cost of burying their dead kid.



I get it.. you aren't following along. It's ok.



posted on Jul, 4 2019 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: CthruU

So you think that “the big, bad government” should not be able to fine you for being a stupid a$$hat as long as you aren’t “hurting anyone “?

That it’s just a grab for more of “your” money?

$200 is too much to pay of a “lack of common sense”, and if you get injured, or killed, as a result of you stupidity, it’s your own dang fault, you get what you deserve?

Yeah, right.

So, let’s say you’re now in the street, broken, bloody, maybe not quite dead yet, a “victim” of your own moment of stupidity (but still with the $200 in your pocket that you didn’t have to pay as a fine!); what happens next?

Think the city just gets to leave your sorry butt in the middle of the road as a hazard to traffic?

If you’re dead, you think they can just leave you rot there like a squashed squirrel?

You’re roadkill, maybe something will drag your carcass off and eat it, right? Or maybe you’re not appetizing enough.

No, most likely what will happen is that the local fire department will be sent out, with EMT’s or paramedics to try to save (or at least clear away) your dumb carcass. Might also send a cop or two to control traffic and take statements. Maybe even send a road crew to clean up the gore and debris you so carelessly left behind on the street.

Considerable time and manpower there.

Who gets to pay for all of that?

Every damn time it happens?

We do, with our “too high already” taxes, that’s who!

And do you think that $200 is going to cover the expense of even one of your “Darwin Moments”?

Not bloody likely!

You don’t want “the government” in your pockets,

Then stay the hell out of MINE!



posted on Jul, 4 2019 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: gallop

originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: CthruU

originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: CthruU

Man cross's road wearing headphones.

Car brakes suddenly to avoid hitting the twat.

Car behind smashes into the car in front that has braked suddenly.

No. A $200 fine is not enough.


Car behind doesn't leave required safe braking distance. Car behind pays.

The point?????



The point is i have seen it happen.

Car behind was pulling out from the kerb after being parked. Goes to move away then BANG.

Twat in headphones just looks at driver and walks away. Not my fault guv.



You driving a vehicle that you paid a license for (hopefully) are taught to be aware of pedestrians.. IS YOUR FAULT, GUV.



As you appear to be juvenile, maybe your childish attitude will find this funny.




A teenager who died after stepping in front of a 7.5 tonne lorry may have been distracted as he was wearing headphones, an inquest has heard. Jack Essex, 18, was hit by the lorry as he walked out into the road between two parked cars without checking for traffic in Manchester. He suffered major head injuries and died in hospital a day later. Read more: metro.co.uk... Twitter: twitter.com... | Facebook: www.facebook.com...


metro.co.uk...


Or maybe this will give you a good laugh.




Heart-stopping footage captured on the dash-cam of a car highlights just how dangerous it can be if you wear headphones while crossing roads. The footage shows a young girl stepping straight out into the path of an oncoming car as it travelled in the inside lane of a busy road in Australia.


www.mirror.co.uk...



posted on Jul, 4 2019 @ 06:48 PM
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Well , apparently Australia is trying to legislate stupid
Here in the US , it is now the law the vehicle must stop for someone entering in the crosswalk . Used to be the pedestrian was responsible for their own safety by looking both ways before crossing the street. Now , they get in the crosswalk to stop traffic
Trying to legislate stupid , only makes the stupid , stupider.



posted on Jul, 4 2019 @ 06:52 PM
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originally posted by: CthruU
But fines for this? Just digging deeper into our pockets. Like their not wrist deep as it is.


Methinks the lady doth protest far too much. Law hits a little close to home, does it? TAKE THE DAMN EARBUDS OUT AND TURN THE PHONE OFF. There, you're not fined $200, easy-peasy.



posted on Jul, 4 2019 @ 06:53 PM
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It's just revenue raising plain and simple, I # you not last week in Byron bay and surrounding suburbs we had about 10 hyway patrols focusing on Jay walkers and riding push bikes without a helmet, what a bunch of A holes.



posted on Jul, 5 2019 @ 04:23 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Likewise.

The irony - heres a car that you can buy that does 180 mph but hey if you go over 80 mph cop a fine.
The irony - it just goes on and on.

It's all revenue raising, the government don't give a stuff about the people, it's all a farce.



posted on Jul, 5 2019 @ 04:26 AM
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edit on 5-7-2019 by CthruU because: doggy



posted on Jul, 5 2019 @ 04:31 AM
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originally posted by: cognizant420
a reply to: CthruU

Hate laws like this. Same with seatbelts laws and helmet laws. If you ar dumb enough to put self at risk and something bad happens it's your own damn fault. I hate laws that restrict me from anything that isn't hurting anyone.


Revenue raising so and so's.

Yep, lifes hard enough at times.




posted on Jul, 5 2019 @ 04:37 AM
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originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: gallop

originally posted by: alldaylong

originally posted by: CthruU

originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: CthruU

Man cross's road wearing headphones.

Car brakes suddenly to avoid hitting the twat.

Car behind smashes into the car in front that has braked suddenly.

No. A $200 fine is not enough.


Car behind doesn't leave required safe braking distance. Car behind pays.

The point?????



The point is i have seen it happen.

Car behind was pulling out from the kerb after being parked. Goes to move away then BANG.

Twat in headphones just looks at driver and walks away. Not my fault guv.



You driving a vehicle that you paid a license for (hopefully) are taught to be aware of pedestrians.. IS YOUR FAULT, GUV.



As you appear to be juvenile, maybe your childish attitude will find this funny.




A teenager who died after stepping in front of a 7.5 tonne lorry may have been distracted as he was wearing headphones, an inquest has heard. Jack Essex, 18, was hit by the lorry as he walked out into the road between two parked cars without checking for traffic in Manchester. He suffered major head injuries and died in hospital a day later. Read more: metro.co.uk... Twitter: twitter.com... | Facebook: www.facebook.com...


metro.co.uk...


Or maybe this will give you a good laugh.




Heart-stopping footage captured on the dash-cam of a car highlights just how dangerous it can be if you wear headphones while crossing roads. The footage shows a young girl stepping straight out into the path of an oncoming car as it travelled in the inside lane of a busy road in Australia.


www.mirror.co.uk...



Not nice sorry to hear of it.

But -

Let's be real a truck even though this particular one is a small one has nowhere near the braking capacity of a car and needs much greater stopping distance. Headphones or not the kid (young man) was certainly old enough to know better.

It's simple inattention and unfortunately if he had of recieved a fine he probably would've done exact same thing a day/week/month etc later anyway.

These fines teach noone nothing.



posted on Jul, 5 2019 @ 04:40 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: CthruU

It's just revenue raising plain and simple, I # you not last week in Byron bay and surrounding suburbs we had about 10 hyway patrols focusing on Jay walkers and riding push bikes without a helmet, what a bunch of A holes.


Yep, couldn't agree more.

Next well be getting forced to take an app for picking up our farts so they can charge us a methane tax for environmental purposes.

To$$@$ aren't they.



posted on Jul, 5 2019 @ 04:42 AM
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originally posted by: Nyiah

originally posted by: CthruU
But fines for this? Just digging deeper into our pockets. Like their not wrist deep as it is.


Methinks the lady doth protest far too much. Law hits a little close to home, does it? TAKE THE DAMN EARBUDS OUT AND TURN THE PHONE OFF. There, you're not fined $200, easy-peasy.


No worries miss plenty of disposable $.



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 10:47 AM
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And to add to a good move as above: its gets better

www.abc.net.au...

Queensland drivers could soon face $1,000 fines for texting while driving



Queensland drivers who use their mobile phones behind the wheel may soon be hit with a hefty on-the-spot fine, and on a second offence risk losing their licence.


Finally some sanity.

Tell me whats so hard about taking the plugs out or pausing the phone use for the 1 minute it takes to cross the road.

Insurance claims for injured pedestrians can run into the millions for long term care. That cost is passed onto the license fee or taxes in general.

Nothing nanny state about it. Take responsibility for your own safety - dont rely on braking distances or that a driver will slow down in time if you don't hear his warning horn



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: CthruU

How is it it digging into your pocket if they're stupid enough and yet you are not and want a special privilege?

The onus is on drivers to slam on the brakes if an idiot blatantly defies safety - thats what pedestrians are taking advantage of.

wiki


In general, drivers are required by law to give way to pedestrians in the following situations: At pedestrian crossings and in shared zones. ... When the driver is turning left or right at an intersection the driver must give way to any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road the driver is entering.



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 10:59 AM
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And that car behind pushes the car in front pushing it onto killing the pedestrian.

Thats the point.

I'd like to know whether you've actually been behind the wheel of a car. How old did you say you were?



posted on Jul, 6 2019 @ 11:10 AM
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So if school kids get this fine who pays for it? The kids probably won't have the capacity.


If school kids break & enter who pays for it - theres your answer




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