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Victorian Police Blitzing Window Tinting *Snip*

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posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 08:43 PM
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Just heard on the radio that the Victorian Police here in Australia have begun a state wide Blitz to catch motorist with tinted windows.. Im sorry did i just hear that right... Did i just hear the state government tell me that they are spending MY money to catch people driving around in cars with tinted windows????


So murderers, drug dealers, rapists, thieves, these are all secondary issues that DONT REQUIRE BLITZING. but dark windows are a threat to the state and require immediate action????? did i just wake up in wonderland??

I guess it has nothing to do with the fact that tinted windows are not a crime and dont require anything more than a fine which is the most efficient way for a government to raise revenue. i guess all those red light cameras and speed cameras and booze buses must be doing their jobs and people must be actually obeying the law. better enforce those other stupid laws like dark windows to raise revenue.

i guess the next law will be farting in public will be outlawed with infrared cameras installed state wide with heavy fines for those that dont comply.

this is insane.

Mod Note: Please refrain from using expletives in the thread titles. Thank you: Semper

[edit on 6/28/2010 by semperfortis]




posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 09:03 PM
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Until the people rise up and declare autonomy, this will keep happening.

Anyone who thinks a government and it's regulations will save them, or keep them safe; deserves this.

We need to grow up and become responsible.

Responsible grown ups do not need a mommy+daddy government watching over them, telling them what to do in every situation.

What happened to survival of the fittest? Now we have "everyone survives because we know what is best for them and force it upon them".

It's sick. And societies this backwards deserve the imminent collapse that they thrust upon themselves.

You cannot sustain the unsustainable. This stuff will get so far out of hand, and become so absurd, that it will collapse on itself.

They think they can regulate reality, but this is impossible because random things always happen. We cannot foresee the future very well.

This system will fail, and it already has. It is only a matter of time before the average citizen realizes this and get's rid of their oppressive governments.



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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I agree completely. i think this nanny state of mind is only weakening the very society its trying to save. TINTED WINDOWS REALLY? THIS IS WHATS IMPORTANT? I still cant get over the stupidity of this. Why the hell arent people up in arms about this. what the hell is going on here when the POLICE not even vic roads(which is the government sponsored body to deal with traffic violations, which is a civil infringement and not a federal law) the police are enforcing stupid laws as the degree of tinted windows.

are people that retarded that their brains have dripped out of their ears that they just go along with this crap. are they that zombified by all the crap fast food hypnotic advertising fear induced mass media that they just blindly do whatever they are told??? is it really that bad that they dont even question such insane activity? where will they draw the line?



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 10:20 PM
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I am not familiar with the geography of Australia so much, but i know there are some hot, hot, hot areas there.

It gets bad here, too. 110 this past week (summer here). Window tint is legal, to a certain darkness. But for the most part no attention is paid unless they just want to bust your chops.

in california they don't allow tint, i don't believe. In Texas they do. I would be pissed to get rid of my window tint. It is hot enough in my Tahoe when i go get in. I keep my windows cracked, too, when i go in and have a shade for my dash. it is still too hot.

And i am photosensitive, due to shingles i had on my forrehead and scalp. The less light i have, the better i do.



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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not to mention we have a higher than average number of skin cancer due to the hole in the ozone layer. BUT who cares about skin cancer, Its quite obvious to me these stupid laws are nothing more than revenue raising and have nothing to do with protecting the public. the pure stupidity of this blitz is what blows my mind.



posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:59 PM
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There has long been laws on window tinting in oz though, with safety reasons behind it.

Not condoning any sort of misplaced blitz or revenue raising whatsoever, but in the past - really ultra dark tinting has been illegal, as it can and does obscure views from within the vehicle. Also, tinting usually always eventually becomes bubbled or cracked, obscuring line of sight - maybe they are cracking down on badly maintained tinting?

Either that, or they just want to be able have better views of everyone who is behind the wheel when patrolling; maybe people think they won't be seen using phones while driving in heavily tinted vehicles or something...don't know. Anyway - I agree there are much more important things for the police to be focusing on, but maybe the blitz is only being aimed at the worst offenders - those with heavy heavy tinting and/or old, bubbled or cracked tinting.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 12:33 AM
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all your points are valid but the problem is i cant see how they can justify spending money on a blitz for something as trivial as tinted windows. Its not like there is an armada of cars with illegal tinting driving around victoria causing accidents. whats next a blitz on busted tail lights???

these blitz's cost thousands of dollars in man power. man power better spend looking for REAL criminals. police should not be enforcing traffic laws. for christs sake its not even a criminal offense. is this the best way to use the police?????



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 12:58 AM
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This is one of the reasons Victoria is known as the nanny state or police state,they even busted F1 driver Lewis Hamilton for doing a burnout.
www.theage.com.au...



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 01:20 AM
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Don't get me wrong - I'm not siding with the police on this one, nor as I mentioned condoning the funneling of resources into something less pressing than other more serious matters.

I just haven't read anything on it yet, so was just suggesting a couple of possible reasons. Maybe the spokesperson was taken out of context? Maybe they said in addition to a major road blitz on dangerous driving, they will also be cracking down on other hazards like broken tail-lights, faulty brakes, and dangerous window-tinting.

I think when details emerge, it will be clear that window-tinting is not going to be made illegal, but that the laws which have always been in place against very dark window-tinting, as well as faulty window tinting, will be followed a bit more by patrolling traffic police, out on general patrol. Maybe. Just a thought, that's all.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 01:26 AM
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You better believe we are the nanny state. apparently the population of victoria consists of brain dead zombies who are so retarded that they cant drive cars safely with tinted windows.

If the police have to intervene and hand out fines to people because of tinted windows it goes along way to show what blind and useless drivers victorians are. Maybe we should ban night driving too or maybe fine the sun for not shining after 6pm because the poor handicapped people of victoria are so pathetic that they cant see where there driving. i have seen some stupid moves by the government but this takes the cake.

whats sad is that the people of victoria are not in arms over this.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 01:36 AM
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here is a link to an article that details the operation.

www.themotorreport.com.au...


Victoria Police's Melbourne Traffic Management Unit has launched a one-day attack on heavily-tinted cars, setting up a road block in Carlton today to nab offending motorists. Dubbed Operation Clear View, the operation follows a number of recent collisions in the city involving vehicles with heavily-tinted windows. According to Leading Senior Constable Steve Hillman, the Melbourne CBD has the highest rate of collisions in the state, with many leading to injury for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Ldg Sen Const Hillman did not indicate what proportion of these accidents were attributable to motorists. “We intend on checking a large number of vehicles for roadworthiness, in particular we will be checking the level of tint,” Ldg Sen Const Hillman said. “If we see any that are deemed un-roadworthy, we will issue a defect notice and request that the driver reduce that level of tint. “We are serious about enhancing road safety for our vulnerable road users, and this is one way we can do that.” He added that aggressive enforcement in the CBD has seen a 44 percent reduction in collisions over the same period last year. Read more: Operation Clear View Focusing On Heavy Tints In Melbourne Today | Reviews | Prices | Australian specifications www.themotorreport.com.au...



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 02:15 AM
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I think the people who care, left or are leaving.As the number plate says "on the move"



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 03:37 AM
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well unfortunately running away will only delay the issue. these people wont stop untill we say enough is enough and say it with force. it the only language they understand.



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 06:12 AM
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Thank you for pointing this out! We must stop these ridiculous nanny states! The politicians are nothing more then fascist criminals and I can't believe people are still putting up with this garbage! I won't rest until every career politician is removed from office and preferrably in prison where they belong!



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 06:27 AM
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Mate, I know how you feel. Last year the police here in WA (more specifically the southwest) had a month long blitz on... fishing rod holders.

Despite the soaring number of drunk drivers on our roads, big problems with speeding and the increase in drug related crimes (especially meth-amphetamine) - all of which have a huge impact on our society, the police spent a large amount of time and money pulling over anyone with a fishing rod holder on their car and gave them tickets for driving an unroadworthy vehicle, even if the car was perfect apart from having a small rod holder affixed to the bull bar. The reason given was for pedestrian safety, although their has never been a fatality (or even as far as I know an injury) associated specifically with these rod holders.

And to think I moved to WA to get away from East Coast politics like this. Guess that's why we're known as the nanny state.

Shane



posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by shamus78
Mate, I know how you feel. Last year the police here in WA (more specifically the southwest) had a month long blitz on... fishing rod holders.

Despite the soaring number of drunk drivers on our roads, big problems with speeding and the increase in drug related crimes (especially meth-amphetamine) - all of which have a huge impact on our society, the police spent a large amount of time and money pulling over anyone with a fishing rod holder on their car and gave them tickets for driving an unroadworthy vehicle, even if the car was perfect apart from having a small rod holder affixed to the bull bar. The reason given was for pedestrian safety, although their has never been a fatality (or even as far as I know an injury) associated specifically with these rod holders.

And to think I moved to WA to get away from East Coast politics like this. Guess that's why we're known as the nanny state.

Shane


this again proves my point, in what warped sense of reality does fishing rod holders take precedence over real criminal activity. here's the rub

the only reason the cops are not catching criminals is because the cops at the top are the ones doing the major criminal activity. so to make it look like they are actually serving a purpose they do these stupid blitz's and pretend like they care about people. If they really gave a dam about the public they would do alot of things before blitzing on tinted windows and bloody fishing rod holders.




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