[OZAPRS] Beacon Intervals - Reminder

Damien Gardner Jnr rendrag at rendrag.net
Sun Aug 30 15:27:32 EST 2009

On 30/08/2009, at 12:13 PM, Terry Neumann wrote:
>> There is NO protection against it.
> Correct - but only to a degree.    You see, there is no protection  
> against people driving in the centre lane 20 kph below the speed  
> limit.   There is no protection against someone waiting at the  
> traffic lights for ten seconds after the green light before moving  
> off.   There is no protection against someone breaking wind in a  
> crowded lift.   There is no protection against people acting  
> selfishly on the amateur bands.   But one of the things that  
> distinguishes us from lower forms of life is that (usually) formal  
> protection from any of the above quite legal (but totally  
> unacceptable behaviour) rarely becomes necessary.

I hate to nit-pick (or maybe I don't ;) ) but that's not entirely true  
anymore.. - it used to be that driving below the speed limit, or  
sitting in an intersection after it was clear, or the light went  
green, could only land you with a public nuisance charge from mr  
plod..  These days (I not sure exactly when it was changed, I'm  
thinking 2002-ish), the cops can charge you with dangerous driving..   
I've seen (and heard of) a few folks being done for doing 80 in a 110  
zone, or not entering the left-hand lane of a T-intersection  
roundabout (as in being on the main road of the T) despite it being  
dedicated to their lane..

Still, nothing they can do about farting :\



Damien Gardner Jnr
VK2TDG. Dip EE. GradIEAust
rendrag at rendrag.net -  http://www.rendrag.net/
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  We ran to the sounds of thunder.
We danced among the lightning bolts,
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