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WE HAVE ALL BEEN SUCKED IN FOR YEARS

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Post by vanner065 on 30/10/2008, 10:24 am

Well it takes a serious accident for us to find out that we have been sucked in for over 2 decades. Most of you have probably heard about the accident in Melbournes south a couple of nights ago where a Mitsubishi Lancer coupe had 8 people in it and been driven by a learner, slammed into a pole or tree (not sure which) All 8 people were hurt and some very serious, the car was almost unrecognisable and many were thrown from the car. Well it turns out that it was not illegal to have 8 people in the car Shocked Thats right, as long as all the seatbelts in the car are being used, you can have as many as you like in there unrestrained. Apparently their is a loophole which allows this. But it is not going to last for long as the government is looking at changing this real soon. So this sounds like to me that for the last 20 or so years i have been telling mates they can't ride in the back of the van because it is illegal, (not that that has stopped me)well this has all been a crock of sh1t, so long as i have a passenger in the front seat. So it looks like i am going to ring a group of mates this weekend and go cruisin in the van and the cops can't do a thing about it. Very Happy WOOHOO, gotta luv some peoples stupid actions to bring out the truth. Bring on the van cram lol!

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Post by Guest on 30/10/2008, 10:28 am

SWEET!!!!!!
I'll have to organise a cruise myself to do the same thing. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post by mazdragon on 30/10/2008, 12:02 pm

funnily enough, in a taxi, you can only carry as many passengers as seat belts.... derrrr, you'd think it would also apply to others, but well guess not, we've learnt another thing yet again as we get older. mind you, i sort of don't feel sorry for them, sounds harsh, but let's face it, you gotta be really stupid to even attempt to drive like that! how dumb can you be?

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Post by Tweaker on 30/10/2008, 12:24 pm

A learner driving a Lancer with 8 people in it........ Hmmmm...... bounce Basketball No Warning Will Robinson!

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Post by highwaymenace on 30/10/2008, 12:26 pm

jst watch out it may legal in Vic but i think all other states it is still ilegal...

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Post by mazdragon on 30/10/2008, 12:34 pm

won't be legal here for much longer either

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Post by Guest on 30/10/2008, 12:34 pm

THAT wouldn't surprise me.
All states have one law (except Vic) when it comes to vehicle with engine swaps... Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad

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Post by Tweaker on 30/10/2008, 12:36 pm

AGRO wrote:THAT wouldn't surprise me.
All states have one law (except Vic) when it comes to vehicle with engine swaps... Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad

Don't tell me the Lancer had a blown Cleveland in it? affraid Shocked

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Post by Guest on 30/10/2008, 12:47 pm

It wouldn't surprise me. Wink Wink Wink Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post by mazdragon on 30/10/2008, 12:54 pm

seems it may have been something else that was blown (and I don't mean the Cleveland!)

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Post by Guest on 30/10/2008, 12:57 pm

I didn't hear much about it at all.
I don't see the news much nowadays as it's to depressing.

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Post by mazdragon on 30/10/2008, 1:00 pm

we couldn't miss it here in Melbourne of course - it made headlines all day, lots of pics in the papers too. Not a very pretty sight. some have now had limbs amputated cos they're too badly damaged etc etc. Not good at all.

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Post by Guest on 30/10/2008, 1:02 pm

Were they all teenagers??

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Post by mazdragon on 30/10/2008, 1:03 pm

they haven't released names and ages yet, probably cos they're not dead. But most were late teens/early 20's, and sudanese.... they're now complaining again about sudanese in the country... oh will it ever stop?

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Post by Guest on 30/10/2008, 1:10 pm

Probably never stop Maz. Sad Sad

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Post by mazdragon on 30/10/2008, 1:14 pm

nah, you'r probably right, best just to get on with it then.... ho hum, i think it's bedtime, nitey nites..... Very Happy

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Post by Guest on 30/10/2008, 1:17 pm

Night Maz Sleep Sleep

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Post by HZSandman on 31/10/2008, 4:32 am

There is a law in Victoria at the moment that states that you are not allowed to carry anyone in the cargo area of a car. That means no one in the back of a van, ute or boot. So don't ruch out for a spin with your mates in the back or you will get fined if caught. The rule they are talking about is only a loophole in the passenger carrying compartment of the vehicle.

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Post by highwaymenace on 31/10/2008, 6:02 am

Thanks for that info HZ, tho how would i go as i have 1 legal seat in the rear so that would make it a passenger compartment then wouldn't it.?

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Post by Guest on 31/10/2008, 12:48 pm

So that means when i put a seat in the rear of the van i can then pile HEAPS of people in there?? Wink Wink Wink

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Post by craziebob on 1/11/2008, 1:11 am

I had a chair on wheels back van we had borrowed from shop, Going up steep hills in Seattle Washington, It a bump guy in chair lost grip roll back thru van doors and out he went , 3 blocks waterfront, When got back to road looking for him found chair mangled, He was a little damaged off bars we go again.

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Post by vanner065 on 1/11/2008, 3:25 am

HaHa lol! lol! lol! lol! what a classic, would of loved to of been on the side walk watching that one. lol! lol!

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Post by vanner065 on 1/11/2008, 3:26 am

cruel but funny lol!

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Post by DD.165 on 10/11/2008, 10:23 am

I don't beleive we have all been sucked in for years scratch I recon WE HAVE GOTTON AWAY WITH IT FOR YEARS Laughing Laughing Laughing lol! lol!

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Post by fallingbear on 13/11/2008, 3:33 pm

i think it should all be uniform for all people in moving veehickles!! to wear seat belts!!
trains, buses, motorbikes, and pushbikes!!!
and everyone gotta wear crash helmits?
just in case,
imagine being hit by a train, and someone comes flying thru your windscreen, at least there wont be any head injuries,!!
at least when a car accidently hits a cyclist, their seat belt will stop them from being thrown from their bike!
excellent safety ideas?
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