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11 teenagers in a Nissan Pulsar?

By 30 June 2009 56

AdelaideNow is reporting on a teenager from the Canberra suburb of Griffith caught on Northbourne Avenue with 10 teenage passengers in their Nissan Pulsar.

    Police found there were two passengers in the front seat beside the driver, six passengers in the back seat and two more in the boot.

    The 10 passengers were all between 18 and 19 years old.

    Head of ACT Policing’s traffic operations, Acting Superintendent Daryl Neit, said the driver told officers he was only going down the road.

    “There is no joke side to this particular incident, and no short, safe distance to drive with such an overloaded car,” he said.

No joke? But perhaps a pretty good party until someone gets hurt?

Anyone managed more?

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56 Responses to 11 teenagers in a Nissan Pulsar?
#1
LlamaFrog1:19 pm, 30 Jun 09

Good to see the Canberra Times is right across it all. AdelaideNow being interested means there must have been nudity.

#2
PBO1:26 pm, 30 Jun 09

Cue the “Sabre dance” tune and watch them exit the car like clowns.

#3
OzChick1:30 pm, 30 Jun 09

Omg. Idiots.

#4
farq1:56 pm, 30 Jun 09

close.

2 in passenger seat.
4 across the backseat.
3 in the tailgate area (wagon).

so 10 including myself.

good times, good times.

#5
Hercsie1:59 pm, 30 Jun 09

umm not sure if this counts JB, but in 1982 I managed 22 people into a Kombi…………..it was 11 bucks a car load at the starlight drive-in.

Everyone parked outside the gate and got into my car. Worked out to 50 cents each for a movie marathon.

We all just sat outside the cafe. It was a good night.

#6
Ozhair2:05 pm, 30 Jun 09

Once saw that number in a V8 Commodore. Unfortunately this was after the driver of said Commodore had wrapped it around a tree. Driver dead, one passnger lost a leg, a few others requiring hospitalisation. Surprisingly, the ones who came off with the least injuries were the ones in the boot.

#7
Weaselburger2:09 pm, 30 Jun 09

when i was at hawker we used to fit at least 9 people into a nimbus but 11 is still a good effort.

I wonder if the AFP got him for multiple counts of negligent driving or just 1?

#8
Clown Killer2:12 pm, 30 Jun 09

I remember one cold August night many years ago getting a ride home from Rudes in Manuka in the back of a mates ute – along with the rest of the 4th grade forward pack and a couple of centres thrown in. My mate got pulled over for a random breath test on Canberra Ave. We in teh back were quite as church mice but the copper must have suspected something and asked my mate to lift the tarp – there we were packed in like drunk sardines. He asked where we were headed – which was the ANU – told us that we were fcuking idiots and then sent us on our way with the promise that if he saw the ute out on the roads again that night he’d be less inclined to be so lenient.

#9
ant2:23 pm, 30 Jun 09

I stuffed 5 schoolfriends (and me) into the cab of my falcon ute to do a very important hamburger run to Manuka (about a km along the road), back in the days when they sold hamburgers in Manuka.

#10
p12:24 pm, 30 Jun 09

From a cave back to camp at Wee Jasper many moons ago we had somewhere around 15-20 in a Mazda 323 wagon. The wheel arches were scraping the tires, the towball was dragging on the road, and be didn’t beat more then about 20km/h.

#11
p12:25 pm, 30 Jun 09

I wonder if the AFP got him for multiple counts of negligent driving or just 1?

Don’t know about neg driving, but I am pretty sure the driver get one fine per unrestrained passenger.

#12
p12:27 pm, 30 Jun 09

…back in the days when they sold hamburgers in Manuka.

These days it would be a grilled eggplant focaccia and a latte.

Three post nutbag?

#13
HappyDaisy2:44 pm, 30 Jun 09

I remember reading about a similiar incident in Victoria last year sometime.
Apparently the police could not do anything because everyone who could wear a seatbelt, was wearing a seatbelt (as in every seat belt was in use in the vehicle).

That loophole has probably been closed by now if they were issued a ticket, or else it was never valid for the ACT

#14
Genie2:52 pm, 30 Jun 09

What idiots…. All of them should lose their licenses for sheer stupidity.

#15
cantanga2:52 pm, 30 Jun 09

9 people in a suzuki sierra. driver (obviously), 2 front seat, 3 back seat, back door open with 3 hanging off there. This wasn’t on the road though, just a couple hundered meters down a beach.

#16
TheScientist2:54 pm, 30 Jun 09

PBO said :

Cue the “Sabre dance” tune and watch them exit the car like clowns.

i would’ve thought “yakety sax” would be the classic for this situation, but i like the idea of a more classy tune :)

#17
Peewee Slasher3:21 pm, 30 Jun 09

1976 – Kombi Van so full, I stepped out the side door – straight on to the hard pack sand. Ouch!!!

#18
Joker3:45 pm, 30 Jun 09

Where they of in search of a telephone booth?
Couldn’t find a mini?

#19
PinkysBrain4:04 pm, 30 Jun 09

10 people from Goulburn to Canberra after a friend had his car breakdown on the way from Sydney.

It was a Nissan Skyline:
3+ 1(me) in the front.
6 in the back.
The person stradling the centre console had to skoot back everytime I went into 2nd or 4th. No way this would have been possible if half of the peeps hadn’t been thinnish teenage girls. It was winter and the windows fogged up so quickly it would have been impossible to see the overload apart from through the windscreen.

I was 19 I think.

#20
G-Fresh4:16 pm, 30 Jun 09

I generally boon around in the Calais slug by myself.

i.e. one person in the car.

Loves it.

Hectic.

100%

#21
VYBerlinaV8_the_one_4:21 pm, 30 Jun 09

There’s definitely a crime been committed by the driver, but realistically this if the passengers chose to get into the car, the consequences are on their heads.

We can argue whether they are stupid, physics plain doesn’t care.

#22
harvyk14:48 pm, 30 Jun 09

Our best effort was 16 in a people mover of some type. (I don’t know what type it was as I had drunk a fair bit by that stage)

#23
Inappropriate5:42 pm, 30 Jun 09

Now I know the answer to, “How do you fit 11 idiots into a Nissan Pulsar?”

#24
BerraBoy686:30 pm, 30 Jun 09

Glad they didn’t have a fatal. Now that would’ve resulted in the Roadside Memorial from Hell.

Clowns, idiots, morons, fools, etc.. I’m just glad they were pulled over before something bad happened.

#25
bigred6:36 pm, 30 Jun 09

Was one of 17 in a Sunbeam Alpine quite a long time ago. It was a very slow trip on a flat wide road. When the cops stopped laughing 15 of us had to walk home.

#26
threepaws6:56 pm, 30 Jun 09

HappyDaisy said :

I remember reading about a similiar incident in Victoria last year sometime.
Apparently the police could not do anything because everyone who could wear a seatbelt, was wearing a seatbelt (as in every seat belt was in use in the vehicle).

That loophole has probably been closed by now if they were issued a ticket, or else it was never valid for the ACT

I think the laws are still the same in Canberra – as long as all belts are being used appropriately (one person per belt), all passengers are riding in the ‘passenger carrying area’ (not the boot), and the drivers vision is not being obscured, then you can overload your car.

Please don’t take my word for it, but I think I may be right….

#27
Doctor Evil7:33 pm, 30 Jun 09

Me, a mate and two very attractive females.

Fiat X-19.

#28
grunge_hippy7:33 pm, 30 Jun 09

old kingswood, 4 in the front(bench seat), 4 in the back, 2 in the boot back ’round ’93, cruising into town to go to knights for $1 drinks.

nuts.

another time in south africa, where some cars don’t even have seat belts in the back, cruising around in a baki (ute) at 6am after a massive bender. the road toll there over the christmas period was something like 700 the year we were there.

if my daughter even thought about doing that in her future, i’d kill her!!

#29
grunge_hippy7:36 pm, 30 Jun 09
#30
Mr_Shab7:36 pm, 30 Jun 09

14 in a ’76 Beetle. Only drove it a couple of streets. That was enough.

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