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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Car crushing bullshit

Banks calls Govt's boy-racer measures 'draconian'
The Government says its "anti-cruising" measure will clear boy-racers off designated streets - but Auckland City mayor John Banks compares the plans to the "draconian" ban on gang patches in Wanganui. Outlining the Government's wide-ranging crackdown yesterday, Prime Minister John Key said it would stop boy-racers "circling the same streets again and again". The proposed law will allow local authorities to make bylaws preventing people "cruising" down certain streets. Transport Minister Steven Joyce said cruising was defined as "repeatedly driving over the same section of road in a motor vehicle that draws attention to the sound of its engine or creates a convoy that impedes traffic flow". This meant cruising would not capture those "just looking for a carpark". But Mr Banks last night said he would not be rushing to introduce an anti-cruising ban on Queen St. "I'm the Mayor for all of the people that live in this city. We promote good behaviour and boy-racers that behave themselves are not an issue. There are bigger problems in the CBD Auckland today than boy-racers."

You know when John Banks is on your side that things have gone dreadfully wrong, the re-interpretation of Banks continues as he edges closer to being the first Mayor of the Super City.

It’s just all so juvenile isn’t it? ‘Crusher’ Collins, she’s a Minister of the Crown for Christ’s sake, watching her roll around like a pig in shit everytime she got to mention the word ‘crush’ was too much even for a masochist in a gimp suit.

The Police don’t bother policing boy racers because there ain’t no bloody money in it for them, speeding, now that’s a revenue stream, boy racing, that’s a waste of time and tends to end in police chases the cops miraculously seem to officially call off 3 seconds before someone crashes and dies.

Don’t get me wrong, I think boy racers can be a pain in the arse, I live in the city, they hoon around my place all the time, but clamping down on the sale of mufflers designed to cause noise would be a much better way of dealing with the nuisance of boy racers than this crushing crap. The cops have gone along with this because it creates a massive new level of powers they can use against everyone and National have no problems eroding your civil liberties for a populist knee jerk.

With confiscation via legislation of the seabed and foreshore legislation, Labour tried to manage red necks rather than challenge them and they ended up standing for nothing which was why so many urban liberals in Auckland didn’t vote in the last election leading to one of the lowest elector turn outs ever. National aren’t managing the red neck, they are actively feeding them with raw meat policy that has talkback land in ecstasy, I’m sure Michael Laws actually had an orgasm on air trying to whip up white supremacist hate groups to attack the Hikoi on Monday.

What National have granted the cops in their populist knee jerk is the power to arrest people for nothing. Once upon a time the Police could ask you for your name, address and employer details, now the Police have an open ended list of questions they can ask you and if they don’t like any answer are now allowed to arrest you. This is a VAST increase in powers allowing for anyone to be arrested merely on the basis the cop arresting you doesn’t like any one of your answers to a list of undefined questions they subjectively decide you've answerd or not. BUT IT GETS WORSE, here are the exact words used in the Policing Act…

may only use reasonable force that may be necessary to secure the persons identifying particulars.

…so a cop can use ‘reasonable force’ to force you to hand over ‘identifying particulars’ – what this amounts to is an ill-defined loophole that greenlights any Police behaviour when arresting you for reasons that are now purely subjective.

This insidious rebalance of power away from protecting citizens rights to curbside judge, jury and executioner isn’t purely a National drift, by attempting to manage redneck NZ, Labour has played it’s part in allowing this trend to begin under it’s watch. These new draconian powers won’t do a damned thing to deal with the boy racer nuisance, but they will be a massive step towards giving Police any excuse to abuse these new powers, while it’s the brown kids getting picked on nothing will happen, the second abuse occurs to a nice white middle class kid the media will demand answers. It’s a pity we have to wait for that.


At 27/5/09 9:48 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY agree that this is bullshit and I come from a vantage point of living in an area PLAGUED with the little shitheads.In fact not far from me ( in CHCH ) are streets bearing signs banning them from entering the area.

The ONLY thing that would give us respite from these contemptible environmental vandals would be : SHUT THEM UP. Ban big bore exhausts, ban the amplification of cars .
It really makes me wild to see and hear these MORONS doing their mindless burnouts for hours on end ( tyre burning party anyone ? ohhhh you mean WE'RE not allowed to burn tyres ? ) but if I didn't have to listen to their hundreds of appallingly noisy cars roaring past my house for 4-5 hours non stop in the middle of the fuckin night I don't think i'd worry about them.
You have to ask . WHY won't this Govt address the issue of NOISY cars ? ( especially after Nicky Wagner PROMISED it would be the first thing she would do if she was elected) WHY didn't the last Govt address it ? WHO stands to profit from big bore exhausts and what special interest groups are fighting the introduction of sensible rules on noisy cars ???

At 27/5/09 10:43 am, Anonymous The Double Standard said...

I thought that it was addressed by eyebrows cosgrove's get tough approach?

Fact is, if there is no enforcement, the rules won't be followed. Easy enough to get under the car and hacksaw the muffler off!

I agree with Bomber (wow) that this new law won't fix the problem, and is a further unwarrented power grab by the police. Not that Labour didn't pander to the same squeaky wheel though eh Bomber?

At 27/5/09 11:07 am, Blogger Tim Selwyn said...

Joyce said he was talking to Bob Parker about it - I think Banks' comments suggest that it has been the CHCH council lobbying for this.

At 27/5/09 11:15 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You know when John Banks is on your side that things have gone dreadfully wrong"

Clearly, especially when he came out in favour of the homeless not being evicted from Auckland streets during the rugby world cup.

At 27/5/09 12:54 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What pointless new laws.

All they need to do is:

1) Ban the sale of noisy mufflers and enforce noise emission standards at WOF time.

2) Introduce mandatory insurance for all driver.

At 27/5/09 3:09 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Introduce mandatory insurance for all driver. So do you work for the insurance industry?

At 27/5/09 3:23 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I hate these idiots driving around with there horrible sounding fart can exhausts, the one good thing about it is at least you can hear them coming as they speed at double the speed limit!
If you quieten down the cars they will still speed around but you may not here them coming as you try to cross the street and then bang!, your toast!
The police need to come down hard on them and with load exhausts you can hear them getting up to no good a mile away!
They act tough but if the police take away there cars they will cry like the little girls they are lol!

At 27/5/09 5:30 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh..the old " loud pipes save lives" line. Discredited LONG ago. Bikers use it as an excuse to get about sounding like spitfire aircraft and draw attention to what big men they are(n't)

Its a load of shite.
In fact research points to noisy bikes and cars probably CAUSING accidents, especially if they roar up behind an unsuspecting motorist.

At 27/5/09 5:46 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They aren't 'noisy mufflers' they are free flowing exhausts that improve the performance and efficiency of the engine. The noise is just a by-product.

If noise is your goal then you just unbolt the exhaust from the manifold!

At 27/5/09 5:57 pm, Anonymous Tim said...

Let's all hope some little shithead with a penis half the size of Judith's niks her car and does burnouts in a very public arena. We'll see then if the car gets confiscated and crushed.

At 27/5/09 7:01 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They aren't 'noisy mufflers' they are free flowing exhausts that improve the performance and efficiency of the engine. The noise is just a by-product."

the noise isn't JUST a by product ..the noise is the biggest result of these big bore loads of crap. The extra measley few hp you get from attaching one of these to a car is the by-product.
Car Enthusiasts (WTF ?) say they're after the extra HP..what they're really after is an affirmation that they have a dick & that people notice them as they blat about.
The speed limit is 100KMH.

At 27/5/09 7:18 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They also make your car more efficient so you save on gas. If the noise annoys you thats your problem.

At 27/5/09 7:34 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes you're right it IS my problem and the thousands upon thousands of others sick of posturing pricks in loud cars.

At 27/5/09 7:56 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>They also make your car more efficient so you save on gas<<

save gas by taking your foot off the accelerator, by driving smoothly and by walking, not by making noise

At 27/5/09 8:00 pm, Anonymous smackthefucks said...

I bashed a punk racer outside my house recently. The disrespectful arse wipe was pissin on my leeterbox. Smashin him in the mouth was better than crushin his car. Pity I didn't ave a skrewdriver!

At 27/5/09 8:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless of how you drive, a free-flowing exhaust will save you gas. Simple.

At 27/5/09 8:17 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regardless of how you drive, a free-flowing exhaust will save you gas. Simple.

LOAD OF SHIT - and justification for being a loud and arrogant prick.
Burning wet wood or treated timber will save me money on firewood too but the costs outweigh the benefits.
The fact is, more and more people are getting sick and tired of dickheads - not just boyracers- who think they have the god-given right to force the noise from their crappy sounding cars onto the rest of society.
If you're that desperate to prove you're a bigshot that you have to amplify your car then you have problems. Noisy cars are the new platform shoes... small blokes use them.

At 27/5/09 9:19 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God you are dumb 8:17. It is a scientific fact that free flowing exhausts make engines more efficient.

That you try to turn it into another issue says more about your myopia than anything else.

At 27/5/09 9:52 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God you are dumb 8:17. It is a scientific fact that free flowing exhausts make engines more efficient.

God YOU are dumb. Its a well known fact that any benefits gained from attaching a big bore exhaust to your car are far outweighed by the number of people you manage to piss off while you tool about in your wankmobile

At 27/5/09 10:34 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup 9:52 that's a great example of your arrogant mindset.

At 28/5/09 8:32 am, Anonymous Bob said...

Incredible isn't it ? That someone who , by the tone of their postings,does actually drive a noisy vehicle, ( and by God they annoy me too ) has the gall to call people who are annoyed "arrogant".
Puts me in mind of a neighbour we once had, who had a dog that barked from morning till night and when we asked them to do something about it they shrugged and said " doesn't worry us, its YOUR problem ".

At 28/5/09 1:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A female Airport Security guard was attacked by boy racers (100 or so carloads) last night near CHCH Airport.
Puts me in mind of when they were near to our area and there were attacks on totally innocent road users trying to negotiate the roads they had commandeered for their burnouts.
(Strange that its only when a person in a uniform gets attacked that it hits the news.)
These little shitheads are bully boys no matter which way you look at it.


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