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    Default Traffic is ****%d

    I really have to wonder. All this time and $ to modify a car when you cannot even hit the basic speed limits. Well done politicians you FLOGS. Roads are fuc$ked. Put another set of traffic lights in.. What a day it would have been when you could buy a GT or GTS and actually have some fun. That's why they invented injection...so you don't overfuel at the traffic lights...
    Tell me i'm wrong?

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    Here on the Gold Coast its getting worse... Back 25 years ago I could drive almost unimpeded from work to my home, try the same route at the same time now and you'll be f-cked stuck in traffic waiting around like a goose... They take taxes but the roads havent improved much

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    you have to get right out of the city to have any fun in Adelaide.. there are speed detectors everywhere.. 10 K's over bam.. 400 bucks.

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    Maybe we can blame the politicians for road rage? been stuck in traffic due to a lack of planning etc is a total head **** for sure.

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    It's called overpopulation, get used to it because it's not going to get better without a plague.

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    Yes it is over population but while that's happening they take the extra populations taxes and do nothing with the infrastructure, by which time it's too late. Then it's mayhem.

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    Even if they tried they couldn't possibly keep up here in South East Queensland, every major road (and even minor) into Brisbane of a morning is a clusterf#ck for hours, there's no way they can get on top of it now.

    Teach morons to merge and get rid of the f#cked drivers who have no idea of making traffic flow a bit or what's going on around them and things would be significantly better, but ultimately there's just too many humans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTaxi View Post
    Yes it is over population but while that's happening they take the extra populations taxes and do nothing with the infrastructure, by which time it's too late. Then it's mayhem.
    Spot on, there are thousands of new cars on Auckland roads every week/month, so that is a lot of car registration, petrol taxes/levies and RUC going into the slush fund. Problem here is government is about 2 decades behind in infrastructure. The worst part is they are planning whole new town centres developments without first working out how to get those people in/out of those places.

    I was in Flat Bush on Thursday and my god they are cramming people in like ants in those new developments, I hope there is never a house fire there because when people are home there is barely room enough to get a car down some of those roads let alone a couple of fire trucks.

    It looks like AT have just ****ed me up, I take a alternate route into Manukau city to avoid the GSR and traffic light but now they are putting in lights on my alternate route.

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    The problem is that every man and his dog wants to drive his car to work. How many cars do you see on the road with only one person in it? Obviously for some there is no alternative but I am sure many could catch a bus or train. I remember being parked on the motorway while the train went by. Took me a while to learn but unless I have a compelling reason to drive into Brisbane I catch the train.

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    Hell, sometimes I'm walking faster than the cars travelling down the road outside my work. I very rarely drive to work, 99% of the time it's either on my bike or on foot.

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    Australia and the world isnt overpopulated by a long shot.. The problem is everyone wants to live in the already populated areas... USA has booming cities out in the deserts like Vegas, we dont encourage people into rural or remote, less hospitable areas to make these places grow...

    We'll have to sooner rather than later.. Make new migrants go there

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    Same here, over half the new migrants into NZ end up in Auckland and we are starting to pack them in like sardines...

    I do think the world is getting to crowded, it can only provide resources for so many people, for the most part western society isn't overcrowded but we are resource hungry where as many parts of Asia, Africa etc are terribly overcrowded and resource poor. Ultimately if the land can't sustain the population than it is over crowded and when the production of food is causing detrimental effects to the surrounding landscape then we have reached the limit or long term it will be detrimental to the whole population.
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    Hi
    Look what introducing migrants have done is overload an under done system. Look at Sydney . Letting all immigrants live in Sydney metro WTF . All Govts but particularly the last 10yrs politicians have been next to bloody useless in urban planning . Cities busting at the seams and they are just starting to talk about it . Really .
    Last time in Adelaide very busy between 10-2 but impossible in morning and evening .

    Makes living in the regions look good. 20mins nearest highway. Although nearest strip 5-6 hrs drive . Govt controlled drag strip tobe built 10yrs planning still 2 years away !!! Progress .

    Live out side of a city absolutly garanteed the Polies dont give a rats ass . Small towns are held to ransome .
    1x billion dollar tunnel or should i say at least 3,4,5 tunnels ,just think how far that money would go in the regions .

    All the monies generated by the NTH QLD mines goes to Bris f..kn vegas . just another tunnel !! City planning is a bloody joke.
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    Agreed. If you want/ have to live in a populated area. it sucks and its only going to get worse, Much worse. Why people want to live in these centres is just beyond my comprehension but I get it that some must live there for work. I left a large regional centre a few years ago, best decision I ever made.
    Its common knowledge in my area of NSw that there are no cops about after 6pm on weekdays. If you want a policeman, they have to drive from 40 + mins away. Of course this has its pros and cons

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    yes^^^ same here ring the cops out of business hrs and get directed to the nearest center 80ks away,,, yippee,,, takes them better than an hour usually to arrive.. so think of the fun you can have,, driving a nostalgia gasser on the street is something one can do without fear. I left Sydney around 30yrs ago, I didn't miss the traffic then and I sure as fark don't now..

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