Riding Every Day wrote: Percrime wrote: squeaza wrote:
Percrime wrote:Almost every driver I know who does more than 150 000 km year has lost their licence for running out of points for speeding exclusively.
Hardly a normal amount of driving for a regular person though
That's like talking about injuries in ultra-marathon runners and using it as a reason why you shouldn't go for a jog.
No in europe thats an ultra marathon runner. In Oz thats.. well my brother.. a heavy diesel mine mechanic An australian long distance truckie would do 300 K a year. As a cab driver I did getting up over 150 K
.. Ashleys new job is Darwin.. and he just drove their . As a general rule cab drivers do or did 300 to 350 a shift.. often do double or triple shifts and work at least a 6 day week
I don't know any cab drivers so I can't compare - but I doubt those figures.
150k a year is >400klm a day, every single day of the year.
I have two mates that drive B-double stock transporters for a living.
Yes, they have in times past clocked up more than 150k in a year. But they're operating in the NT, & NW NSW & central QLD away from more regular logbook scrutiny. At least that's what they tell me.
And as I said, hardly representative of ones average driver. People who drive for a living, especially these distances, make up a very small percentage of our population. What's the average mileage? Something like 20,000 a year? Of course you're going to get caught more if you do those distances, AND
you choose to speed. If you don't speed, then it makes no difference whether you do 15K or 150K. If you have accrued 9 points and still choose to speed, then you're stupid. I'm sorry but there's no way about it - people make their choices, and if you don't want to get fined or lose your license, don't speed/drink/do stupid things.
Still a cyclist, albeit one who never rides any more....