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And that is the only qualification needed to read "On The Beat".
So put your phone on silent and start reading this week's riveting episode.
This episode has more crime fighting information contained on one page than all the info in Wiki leaks and the National Library combined.
Hands up if you have a Motorised Mobility Scooter, now keep your hand up if you travel over 10km/h in it.
If you do, then my advice is, "Slow down Jack Brabham".
I have recently seen a few scooters attempting warp speed however 10km/h is your limit.
The NSW Centre for Road Safety says;
A motorised wheelchair in NSW must:
Not have the capacity to travel faster than 10 km/h.
As a user, you must:
Never exceed 10 km/h.
Have a reasonable need to use a wheelchair because of physical disability or limited mobility.
Obey all pedestrian road rules.
Not cause a traffic hazard by moving into the path of a driver.
Not unreasonably obstruct the path of another driver or pedestrian.
Not be affected by alcohol or drugs when travelling on a road or road-related area such as a footpath.
Be careful when you are crossing the road and it might be a good idea to get one of those flags on the poles so people can see you.
Apart from that have fun and get out and about and enjoy the Shoalhaven.
Traffic lights: Wikipedia tells us that Melbourne was the first city in Australia to install traffic lights in 1928 when traffic lights were installed at the intersection of Collins and Swanston Street.
Since then they have multiplied throughout the country and you can now find them all over the place.
There are three colors on a traffic light - Red, Amber and Green.
Green means go, Red means stop and from what I have seen lately Amber means "lets speed up and get through the intersection before it turns Red".
However, when the Amber light comes on, you are to slow down and stop in anticipation for the Red light to come on.
You are only able to go through an Amber light if it is unsafe for you to stop because sudden braking might cause a crash.
Remember you can Dob in a Druggie any time you like by contacting Nowra Police or ringing Crime Stoppers. Do not drink and drive. As always, in case of an emergency call 000. In non-emergencies call the Policelink on 131 444 or your local police station. To provide anonymous information call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000. For domestic and family violence information, visit www.police.nsw.gov.au. For Shoalhaven Domestic Violence officers call 4421 9666 or 4421 9665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget, cops are tops.
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