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Discussion in 'Australia' started by fivesix, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. fivesix

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    What is the go with the number plates that are just a picture of a crown? Shiney on a black surface. I assume they are government, or commonwealth? I have seen three different holdens this week with them, in brisi. I have only seen two others before.

    I figure they may be around here more for K-Rudd? Are they exempt from road laws? I heard rumor that there is three or so cars in Aus that are exempt from laws in special circumstances?
     
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  3. SPEEDCORE

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    Yeah seen them once in Sydney. If I recall correctly it is the governor general's car.
     
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    G-G's car
     
  5. fivesix

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    so the plates just go onto whatever car hes in at the time? ive seen it on three different coloured holdens this past week?
     
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    Not just him, there are afew other big wigs that work for him/office like the Secretary to the Governor General etc. Plus any guests from o/s etc.
     
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  9. Janus_au

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    It's not just the GG but also the Governers as well. I was crossing North Terrace in Adelaide, where the Governer's residence is, and the first car at the traffic lights was a black Caprice with those plates. You could clearly see the Governer in the back reading papers etc.

    Don't know about them being exempt from road rules though, it isn't like they have an escort and stop traffic for them etc. I live in England from time to time and you get used to seeing police motorcades and special cars. Usually the royals, you are walking down the street, a bunch of police bikes stop everyone and Prince Charles goes burning by in a Range Rover, but also the large number of heads of state that they have visit.
     
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    Those, plus the 4,000 police vehicles.
     
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    How dumb was Keating (buy the way he owns the ex John laws Bentley S3 Flying Spur,like my car.in about 1994/5 they sold by tender 2 x Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 111's convertables that were 4 door convertable state cars ,both cars had about 4,000 miles on the clock,they went o/s to the USA.Forget there now value,why sell them,just great old cars for the public to enjoy.
     
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    the only good thing he did, getting rid of barges ...... OOHOS
     
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    and worth about 2 million Aus now each.How many of ya MHOS will be running around in 20 years time,very few i think,most 355/360s ect will be in bits and or parting out form.
     
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  16. Langers

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    Cop cars are exempt from laws in special circumstances as well...
     
  17. fivesix

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    like when they are being driven by a cop...
     
  18. SPEEDCORE

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    As long as the sirens are on, they can do anything! :p
     
  19. fivesix

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    even when they are off they do anything! :p
     
  20. uzz32soarer

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    Police cars can only become exempt from road rules when acting under the provisions of an emergency vehicle and sounding a siren, bell or repeater horn.

    They must evoke emergency vehcile regs when on an actual call which entails an emergency, and that doesn't meana going to Mc Donalds.

    If they have an accident whilst evoking emergency vehicle regs and there is no emergency, then they get hung out to dry and can be charged in an open court.

    Journalists love it when that happens.
     
  21. Janus_au

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    This was taken at a function I attended at Government House in Adelaide a couple of weeks ago. As I said earlier this is the Governer's car, which is a new Holden Caprice.

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    Interestingly the Lord Mayor still had a previous model Caprice with private license plates, although this could be so that he can legally use the car for personal use as I have a privately plated government car for this reason with the benefit of free fuel, tyres, service and registration.
     

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