GP posted in the comments about his compilation of dashcam terror.
We thought it was worth a run on its own.
It’s time for another bicycle thread.
This article on phys.org should provoke some discussion.
Canberra gets a mention.
Indeed at some locations in Australia (the image on the left was taken in Canberra) and internationally, all road users are permitted to turn left on a red signal at some intersections.
A great number of you have been busy with your phone cams documenting the shocking selfishness and poor driving skills of Canberra’s bad parkers.
And so without further ado here we go.
1. No sooner had Barcham (last seen at the Folk Festival no doubt having a lovely time) posted last week’s story than the new ones [...]
We’re going to have a lot of fun with dashboard cams in the years to come.
Richard sent in this noteworthy effort by one of ACTION’s beloved bus drivers.
Got an image of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email it in to firstname.lastname@example.org .
ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Chisholm man following a 60 second pursuit in Conder early this morning (Friday, 29 March).
Around 12.20am, police were conducting random breath testing (RBT) on Tharwa Drive in Conder, when a green Hyundai Excel approached the area, turned its lights off and pulled over to the side of the road. [...]
Recent travels home from work have revealed what I consider abuse of resources by emergency service vehicles.
Within the last 7 days, I have had 2 emergency vehicles – one a 4WD Police Truck, and one a Fire Truck – using their lights and sirens to clear peak hour traffic only to turn them off once [...]
Driving home this afternoon I noticed that every car, truck, caravan and trailer parked on the nature strips of Jackie Howe Cres in Macarthur had yellow envelopes on their windscreens (or tow balls).
Does anyone know what that’s all about?
I know officially that it’s illegal to park on suburban nature strips, but I didn’t [...]
Drive safe these holidays Rioters! Remember it’s double demerits! Not than any of you ever do anything wrong while driving.
ACT Policing will join forces with NSW Police Monaro Local Area Command in support of Operation Crossroads this Easter holiday season, the fifth in an ongoing series of coordinated road safety initiatives to reduce road [...]
TAMS has been surreptitiously tracking and recording the movements of residents in Canberra’s South through the interception of the private Bluetooth emissions of their mobile phones and car hands-free systems.
NotDingers has pointed out a rather interesting tender:
Description: Construction: Barton Bus Station
It’s certainly long needed down around National Circuit and Kings Avenue where the buses can really stack up at home time.
I was summonsed this noon to the opening of stages 1 and 2 of the Civic Cycle Loop.
So with all the good will in the world I left the official ceremony to try out the new paths.
The above video I think speaks for itself. I solemnly swear I did not stage any of the difficulties [...]
Mayor Rattenbury is putting forth word that the mighty Civic Cycle Loop (stages 1 and 2) are opening today at noon.
Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today opened the Rudd and Marcus Clarke Street sections of the Civic Cycle Loop.
“I’m pleased to announce that the first two stages of the Civic Cycle Loop [...]
It’s Monday, time to rise and shine and point and laugh. Here are your bad parking photos for the week!
Send photos of poor parking efforts in to email@example.com, and be sure to include the name you want credited!
1. An anonymous reader sent in this stinker:
Had this little gem of a**holery on my phone for a [...]
Andrew Barr has announced he’s off on a death march through Singapore and Jakarta:
Next month I will lead a trade mission to Singapore and Jakarta, during which the ACT Government will begin the formal push for direct international flights between Canberra and Singapore.
While in Singapore I will meet key aviation stakeholders to promote the benefits [...]
ACT Policing don’t want anyone to steal your license plates, so they’re going to secure them with tamper proof screws. My plates are secured with twigs I’ve jammed into the holes at the moment, so I might take advantage of this.
This Saturday (March 23) between 9am-1pm, motorists are encouraged to bring their vehicles to [...]
Simon Corbell has announced he’s going to make traffic penalties less punitive:
Disadvantaged and financially vulnerable drivers in the ACT will have additional options for dealing with their traffic and parking penalties under a new payment scheme, Attorney General, Simon Corbell, announced today.
“The scheme will include options to pay penalties in instalments, or undertake community work [...]
In this video (sorry they disabled embedding) we see three motorists turning around a corner at a dubious time.
Are these drivers doing the wrong thing?
What? No! Those square cyclists need to chill out and stop being jealous of our flabby thigh muscles.
Yes, all these anarchist scallywag motorists need to be taught to fear [...]
Loxmyf has sent us in this video of a cyclist turning around a corner at a dubious time.
Have a cyclist going through a red light. Coulter Drive and Southern Cross drive Monday 18 March 2013.
Time for another poll Rioters!
Is this cyclist doing the wrong thing?
Yes, all these anarchist scallywag cyclists need to be taught [...]
We took last Monday off, but you did not. You’ve been hunting these bad parkers down with incredible enthusiasm. I am impressed. If I had the ability to make all of you a badge, I would totally be making all of you a badge right now.
You can play too! Send photos of poor parking efforts [...]
Having recently looked at novated leasing options for RiotACT staff members, we quickly discovered the amount of misinformation that is running rampant throughout the industry. We turned to Phil Harvey, General Manager at Autovate
Novated Lease, for some advice and to dispel the common myths associated with leasing a vehicle.
“Novated lease doesn’t work anymore,” says Phil. [...]
During the week we were excited by the news of a drink driver putting his car into the Belconnen Coles Express petrol station.
Now ACT Policing have released the rather exciting video.
The staff waving their arms in the air around 0:28 is a particular highlight.
Police investigating fatal on Cotter Road
ACT Policing is investigating a single vehicle motor cycle collision that occurred this morning (Saturday March 16).
About 2.30 am police were notified of the collision where a man riding has lost control of the motorcycle approaching a bend.
A woman pillion has come off the motor cycle and collided with [...]
$10.5 million in the making, the Belconnen to City Transitway was launched today by Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury.
Or at least that’s what the press release says. In reality it has not yet been launched, but what can we expect from the Time Travelling bus-way.
“The Belconnen to City corridor on Barry Drive [...]
A 38-year-old Belconnen man was more than three times over the legal limit when his vehicle collided with a service station last night (Wednesday March 13).
Around 10pm the disqualified driver failed to control the black Nissan Z51 Murano when entering the Belconnen Shell service station. The vehicle struck a petrol bowser before crashing into the [...]
As someone who often works in that area, I am more than a little bit excited. Alas the real work will not begin until next year, but still it will be nice to have a better crossing.
Over the next fortnight, high voltage electricity and gas lines will be lowered at Bowen Place. The work will [...]
I have a novel idea. How about you learn how to drive?
Being in the unenviable position of having to live in Canberra, I like many of you use the roads. Having driven extensively around the nation I can safely say that Canberrans are the worst drivers in the country.
Let me give you some BASIC [...]
The Chief Minister is letting us know she’s been to the opening of Virgin’s terminal at Canberra Airport:
Katy Gallagher joined the Federal Transport Minister, Hon Anthony Albanese, and the chief executive of Virgin Australia, John Borghetti, at the opening.
The new Virgin Australia facilities are part of the $420 million ‘AirVolution’ rebuild that Canberra Airport [...]
An elderly man has died following a two vehicle collision in Bruce earlier this morning (Wednesday, March 13).
Around 10.10am a blue Toyota Corolla Seca was travelling eastbound on Belconnen Way when it collided with a green Mitsubishi Lancer.
The elderly woman who was driving the blue Toyota Corolla Seca was taken to The Canberra Hospital suffering [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 23-year-old Charnwood man after he fled from police earlier this morning (Wednesday, 13 March).
Around 4.00am police observed the Toyota Hilux in Curtin, driving erratically. The vehicle was confirmed as being reported stolen.
The officers activated their car’s emergency lights in an attempt to stop the vehicle, but it accelerated away. The [...]
…Sadly, the answer is an unsurprising ‘no’.
Walking down the celebrations along the lake on the NLA side, I came across this sign:
But I was perplexed by what I saw, surely that would mean that people would be dismounting due to an event where there are crowds of people and small children around? Surely cyclists would [...]
Unless someone is injured or if an insurance company gets involved it seems that there is absolutely no point in stopping to report an accident.
I’ve seen a related thread on RA a while ago and now we have experienced something similar. We were hit by another car and the driver stopped, looked at our [...]
I would love to hear other Rioters’ experiences – good and bad – in relation to traffic calming measures. Significant traffic changes are proposed for Chisholm, RIchardson and Gilmore – namely roundabouts, raised intersections, platforms, and speed cushions. I am particularly interested in whether you have experienced these devices in your residential area, [...]