Posts Tagged ‘Police’

Opinion Piece: Moral Dilemma (Street Commodores Editorial Column)

11 Oct

This is the 19th in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 185 of Street Commodores:

Moral Dilemma (Written April 7, 2011)

What do you do when your suburb is being overrun by idiots?

I live practically on a roundabout. My house sits right at the edge with the driveway pointing right at the large, round concrete disc that makes up the traffic flow modifier. It’s a pretty busy street, too. All the buses that circulate in the area use the roundabout day and night and with two primary schools in close proximity, you can bet 9am and 3pm are busy times here, too!

Sure, I should have thought about the potential for excess noise pollution before I bought the place a few years ago and honestly, to a certain extent I’ve trained my brain to block much of it out. However, there’s one element I haven’t been able to block out: idiot drivers and those with ridiculously loud exhausts.


Busted: F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton Rips Skid on Melbourne Street, Gets Busted

01 Apr

We read an amusing report on Autoblog over the weekend that F1 driver Lewis Hamilton was busted pulling a burnout in Melbourne – on a public stretch of road. While that piece of road is used as part of the Albert Park race course, at all other times the road is a public thoroughfare.

Lewis’ Mercedes Benz was reportedly impounded for two days under the tough Victorian anti-hoon laws, proving that celebrity won’t always get you out of trouble. We guess that as motoring enthusiasts, this news is probably heartening, knowing that the cops don’t just discriminate against the average car lover.