Saturday, December 14, 2013

We are being 'watched' and this time I am OK with it!

If you haven't heard the announcements that your every move is being watched and that 'tolerance ' is at an all time low, then all fool you----or should I say ME! Forget about the high profile bloggers or criminals (NO---I am not saying they are the same!) and political opponents and dare I say it--- errant politicians who sleep around! I am talking about Joe Blog---you, me, your neighbours, friends and colleagues---everyone.  NO, I am not talking about what you are getting up to in the wee small hours of the morning or about your views that doubt reflect those of the Governments of your collective countries. I am talking about little New Zealand and the speed you drive your car at. Simple---we have been warned that the 'tolerance has been set at 4 kilometres over the limit. Lets spell that out from my overseas readers. If you are travelling in a 50KL zone, then the tolerance re the speed camera is just 4 KPH. If the limit is 100 (as it is on most open roads in NZ) then it you dare not go over 104KPH. Some of you may say---'fair enough,' but most of us have been used to travelling a good deal over that those limits. Well, it's time to change our ways or we will get the 'book chucked at us.' That is what has happened to me, on two occasions in the last month. In each case I was driving at 5 or 6 KPH (OH, for my USA friends who have yet to join the rest of the world---50KPH is about 30MPH and 100KPH is about 60MPH) over the respective limits and---viola!--I got 'camerafied'---shot----filmed--- whatever. OK, it didn't cost much----only NZ$30, but enough to finally get the message home. SLOW DOWN!
Now, a message to those AHs (you can guess my meaning!) who insist on driving right up my butt, you know---following way to close in an attempt to make me speed up---forget it. You can bloody well slow down too. I am often in this situation, with an impatient twat behind me who attempts to bully me into speeding up. I bet it is because you think you can coerce people who drive Hyundai Getzs. That is now your problem, not mine so pull that foot off the pedal and leave me alone so that I can avoid anymore fines. Got it!---I have.
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