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Hey people,

Today I had a pretty sh*tty day of driving. First thing, parking my car outside the RTA (in order to submit my transfer of registration form) I decide to reverse park to show off my elite parking skills to the passenger. Unbenownst to me, I'm not fully straight so I slowly scratch my back left rim (although it's a relatively small scratch it's still my first blemish on the car :D).

Then tonight, whilst driving into a car park and as I'm telling my girlfriend how I scratched my rim, suddenly SCRRRRRRRR.... I scratch the bloody right back rim on a really sharp cornered and narrow curve in the car park (badly planned carpark - never parking there again). This scratch is alot worse and spans about 20 cms.. I won't bother fixing either for a while (out of fear I'll do it again as I am still new to the car). Also I'm getting new rims eventually (they are stock atm) so it's not the worst thing ever...

Anyway, just as I think things can't get worse, I pull out of my mate's street into a road I know has a speed camera (I've driven there many times). This time my mind is slightly off the task, and I give it a bit of gas (not much) pulling out into the street with the camera, in order to get in before traffic comes. Next thing 2 flashes. Now I think I may have been going about 57 - 58 km/h in a 50 zone. But I was heading towards the camera, and at the same time 2 cars passed the camera going in the opposite direction (I had basically passed out of view of the camera when it would have flashed). The other cars also seemed to be driving pretty fast. I'm just wondering if you think I'll get a speeding ticket? I've always thought the cameras could only get you if you are heading in the direction the camera faces (not towards it).

It really pisses me off since I know there's a camera there, and I've been driving everywhere really cautiously in the wet (learning the limits of corners in my new car). Also I wouldn't even consider speeding since less than 2 weeks ago girls I know were in a horrific accident in which one was killed due to speeding.

Anyway, cheers for listening to my whinge. I know that I probably wouldn't even lose points if I did get photographed, but I'm just interested in whether speed cameras can catch you from the front or not.

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Hi. I would cautiously say that you would be alright.

I have heard they are not supposed to flash you from in front, mainly due to the flash blinding the driver.

Congrats on your ride dude. R34 GTT's are so nice in white. Just take your car out to somewhere there is no traffic, and test the limits of the car. That way, there less chance of causing damage to your pride and joy.

Hopefully, I will be getting a R34 GTT or S15 soon. :D

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seems to be a 25gt under his avatar.

anyway bad luck dude, but on the bright side... you still have your car in one piece and you've most probably not got the fine.

enjoy your car safely :D

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Damn, scratches suck especially when your car is pretty new, but at least its not on the body work. Which car park did you park in? My 33 seems to go alright in most car parks without scraping and it sits pretty damn low! However its only a week old with me, and managed to get a scrape on the front bar on some unkown driveway, hehe.. Its the price you pay for the height!

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Ah k, never been to that car park. There is one in China town somewhere, GAURANTEE this car park will make u FREAK! You literally drive 1km/h in there as its pretty tight on the corners!!! Took me approx 3-4mins to drive down 4 levels which you can notice huge scuff marks from front bars on the walls of the downramp. But the maddest thing is that a tilt tray cant get in :D

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Viscount - they only take the same way unless they've invented a new camera. You can take my word on that (then multiply it every time I drive past one). I wouldn't worry about it at all.

As for the wheels look on the bright side you have some for backup pair for drifting :D

The girls - was that the one in the manly daily? It's always a pity to hear things like that. If you're around mosman that's where they were from no? A friend of mine knew them i believe :

City carparks suck - especially when they make you leave your car I always think to myself these minimum wage mofos don't have a clue about the clutch or something bad. When I had my XW they told me they wouldnt park it. I said damn straight not with teh shift kit :D

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Depends what car van it was, Some sedans will have it in the front, and all the vans have it in the back, and the 4x4's have it in the back as well.

Here in QLD they can take a pic at any angle that allows for a good view of the lic plate.

Wouldn't be bad if it was the same as the UK as they have to take it from the back orfront only and mustn't be any less than 45deg angle, and must inclue the lic plate and the driver in the pic, other wise it's invaild.

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Sorry to hear that Vis.

Zagan - I think he was referring to a fixed installation. Those particular ones only get set off by three pressure/electromagnetic (I dono which) strips in the road.

I think the gov has too much of a cash cow to do the whole UK thing. In the U.S. I've seen just SUV/vans with a whole setup in them they just park anywhere and leave unattended. I swear you couldn't do that in Sydney some places it'd just get broken into and destroyed hehe

"I WILL DESTROY YOU!" - Morbo.

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  • 3 weeks later...

yes having a whinge as well as about a city carpark as well when i went empire hotel a while ago. anyway the way out was a joke as the street u turn ont was tiny and somehow they allow cars to park on it as well so in order to get out without going over the gutter and scrapping the shit out of your car u have to go forward reverse forward reverse quite a few times so u dont hit the parked cars. oh boy it was horrible and to top things off the garage door closes after a while for security reasons and as i was in the process of gettin out the door closed and just missed and i mean just missed landing on the boot.

anyway viscount if ur getting new rims it shouldnt be too bad as the ones on now are your back ups. and i suppose thats ur car in the pic, it looks great.

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If there is more than 1 car in the photo they can't fine you... if you get a fine it may be worth paying the 8 bucks or whatever it is to get a copy of the photo to see if any other cars are in it.

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Ive been caught doing 67 in a 60 zone by a camerra on ther other side of the road facing me.  Maybe they only got them in Vic or something but they can definately get you no matter what direction your heading.

heh, I got done at that speed too, best photo I ever got of my ol' VS commodore was a head-on from a stationary speed camera of me powering up a hill in brisbane, with a cheesy grin on my face...

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