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Saved by a Flasher!

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Aircon, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    So there I was...happily running along the tulla freeway at 1**kph or so (in the 355..i love that car) and a van going the other way is flashing its lights like crazy...so I slowed down...just in case...and there sitting on the on ramp on the left about 200m further up the road is a cop car...just waiting. I'm glad I wasn't the next victim.

    Thanks flasher.
     
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  3. Ferrarista3

    Ferrarista3 F1 Rookie

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    I have been saved by flashers (no...not those flashers :p) countless times here in Europe.
     
  4. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Five Time F1 World Champ

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    nice to see our fellow drivers doing it still.........................flashing.
     
  5. PAP 348

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    Good to hear PP. :):)

    I have been saved MANY times by flashers and I return the favour as much as possible too. :D:D
     
  6. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    #5 moretti, Oct 17, 2009
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    I got booked for flashing on coming drivers .... one of them was an unmarked car .... the fine was the usual catch-all, neg driving :rolleyes:
     
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  8. PAP 348

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    You know what JM...........I thought you could get caught for that. :D:D

    And I actually thought I was 'done' the other day flashing an unmarked Cop car coming the other way. :eek::eek:

    Flash for cash parked up near the airport. Had the constant flow of traffic driving out there and I was casually flashing them as they come along so they didnt get caught. I flashed a dark green BA Ford sedan and for second there I went "oops"...........I think that is the unmarked Cop car we have here. :eek::eek:

    As I got closer I realised it wasnt. But I was curious what charge or any they could give you for that. :D:D
     
  9. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Five Time F1 World Champ

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    shakes head.
     
  10. Modeler

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    Yeah, they don't like it at all. Take it very personally.

    I still feel obliged to warn my fellow motorists though.
     
  11. b27

    b27 F1 World Champ

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    Victoria must be spewing at the moment. I read in yesterdays paper speeding fines are down considerably. Looking at the apps on my phone that gentle reminder will be good. Not that I speed. ;)

    I wonder how long before they try banning these tools.
     
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  13. James-NZ

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    Driving the 355 aye......must have been nice :D


    Gonna take mine out for a spin tomorrow....:) I love that car (tm PP)


    (This has to be one of the most catchy thread titles in a while!)
     
  14. Horse

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    Was it a white van?

    Thank Bestia next time you're over at Robs.
     
  15. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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    wow...yes it was!!!

    thanks Michael!!
     
  16. jim501

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    What is actually regarded as illegal? I got told by someone years ago that they would fine you for using your high-beams when not needed. So they said that you should just turn you normal headlights on and off, and then they couldn't do anything. Just say you were testing the dial.
     
  17. PAP 348

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    Lol! Really? :p:p
     
  18. alexm

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    My understanding is that the act of flashing your lights is illegal, obviously to warn others of impending cash register in the bushes, but under what circumstances *can* you flash lights in "legal" sense anyway? (trucks do it for passing trucks..)

    Of course flashing slows the others down nicely.. which *was* the nice cops intent in the first place... right?... fellas? lol
     
  19. mhh

    mhh F1 Veteran

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    I always flash. I've never been stopped but I'd take it to court if a cop tried to book me for it.
     
  20. SPEEDCORE

    SPEEDCORE Four Time F1 World Champ

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    I only flash on major roads(tho these days its all cameras) highways and freeways. Tools speeding in urban streets deserve to be fined :p
     
  21. RMV

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    Yep.... me too! ;)
     
  22. Scaramouche

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  23. Silver Spider

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    I always flash on main highways and have never been caught. I think the fine is only $50 in NZ, so some might say it's a small investment. Been saved a few times, one of them being two days ago driving near Pukekohe. Cop car lights went on behind me, but the car right behind me got pulled over.
     
  24. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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  25. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Formula 3

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    #22 Scaramouche, Oct 21, 2009
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  26. Aircon

    Aircon Eight Time F1 World Champ

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  27. SPEEDCORE

    SPEEDCORE Four Time F1 World Champ

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    If only the cops here were as forgiving as NZ cops. I have seen that cop show, you can be drunk with no licence and still they let you off with a warning hahaha :eek:
     
  28. Scaramouche

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    #25 Scaramouche, Oct 21, 2009
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    NZ cops eh


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiZHmMkKkEs

    LOLL!
     

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