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Your views: on Urrbrae gatehouse, plastics ban, freeway fines and Andrew McLeod

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Today, readers comment on demolishing state heritage, single-use plastics, road law technicalities and the rift between a legendary Crow and his club.

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Commenting on the story: Historic Urrbrae gatehouse to be bulldozed – but study finds relocating it is ‘feasible’

This delightful little building has stood on that corner for well over a hundred years.

It is quirky and such a recognisable landmark. Just move it, for goodness sake.

Minister Wingard’s arguments are so obviously manufactured to suit the easy, cheapest option, can be easily dismissed as political spin and are transparent nonsense.

The engineer’s reports are clear that it is not an impossible undertaking. 

The community will be furious if the gatehouse is demolished! – Annabelle Mugge 

Commenting on the story: SA single-use plastics ban to begin in March

SA showing the way again.

Only the arrogance of the eastern states will prevent them following SA’s lead, think container deposit scheme. – Philip Taubert

Great start, long overdue. Now the other states have no reason not to ban them as well. – Brian Winder

Balloons should be  banned next. – Julanne Sweeney

Commenting on the story: Freeway speeding fines fight heads to court over legal roadblock

I understand the concern of the industry questioning the comparison of a 12 seat and a 14 seat bus. The problem is this distinction is not new.

Under nationally agreed laws, a 14 seat bus is defined as a heavy vehicle and thus a range of heavy vehicle laws apply to a 14 seat bus but not a 12 seat bus.

Moreover, a person holding a C class licence can drive a vehicle seating up to 12 persons (including the driver). In comparison, to drive with more than 12 persons (including the driver) requires the driver to hold a higher class licence, either an LR or higher class licence.

To obtain a higher class licence, an applicant must pass both practical and theoretical tests including the applicant’s proving their knowledge of legislative requirements.

I therefore find it surprising that the driver, apparently holding a higher class licence, is not aware of the difference between  12 and 14 seat bus?

It is quite common for small buses to have seats removed in order to avoid the tighter laws applying to have more seating e.g. to have 14 or more seating positions, including the driver.

Whereas the increased fines are relatively new, the distinction between 12 and 14 seat buses are well established and have existed over a long period. It is concerning that a driver entitled to drive a 14 seat bus didn’t realise how many seats were in the bus, moreover the proposed amendments to further confuse the laws applying to a heavy vehicle. Ron Shanks

Commenting on the story: ‘Untenable’: Andrew McLeod speaks on the Crows changes he cannot accept

Andrew McLeod to me is one great Australian, and his views on the club are so true.

Football is all about money and politics. Where is the loyalty?

Andrew to me is a true gentleman. He was Mr Football. – Edna Peterson

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