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Is it Idiot Week on the roads?

By aevans - 1 November 2012 190

Is there some sort of driving Idiots convention going on in Canberra at the moment?

I’ve seen 8 P-Plate morons (all different ones) speeding around at about 20 km/h above traffic flow (way above the speed limit); two of them were red plates and three either almost rear-ended someone or swerved across traffic in a dangerous way.

The icing on the cake was some drugged-out tradie in a van that couldn’t keep his lane, stalled the van at some traffic lights, and generally shouldn’t have been on the road.

When I watch this I really wonder what good those stationary white vans do for the community when there are all these morons ripe for the picking.

What’s Your opinion?


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Is it Idiot Week on the roads?
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rhino 5:18 pm
02 Nov 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

460cixy said :

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Reminds me of almost everyday that I get tailgated and I just keep on slowing down until they stop doing it. Slowest I have got to is 30 in a 80 zone(hindmarsh stretch up the hill). Peeps soon learn not to tail gate this way.

And again you prove your an a grade dick

Explain.

Easy to explain. You are being an A-grade dick by slowing down to 30kph in an 80kph zone to be spiteful of someone who wanted to go fast in the fast lane while you were going slow in the fast lane. That is down right dangerous. It’s common for people to be going 20 over in the fast lane and you are going 50kph under. That’s a 70kph difference mostly attribuatable to your own arrogance and very likely to cause a collision if there is not a decent line of sight ahead on the road for some reason.

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rhino 5:19 pm
02 Nov 12
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bundah said :

Of course there is the other end of the spectrum ie. the blinkered retards that are entirely oblivious and or inconsiderate of anything around them and drive well below the speed limit in the right hand lane on divided roads.I’ll take the p-platers over the retards anytime.

Agreed

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rhino 5:31 pm
02 Nov 12
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Pork Hunt said :

Where is it written that a police car must be registered in the state/territory of its use?

I don’t know about police cars, but I was fairly sure that you legally had to register any vehicle in the state that you and it reside. People do tend to register cars across the border to avoid restrictive laws or expensive registration costs though but I thought this was dodgey and technically illegal.
Maybe they have an exemption for police cars if they are using them to sneakily catch people who think an interstate car can’t be a police car.

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Pork Hunt 6:38 pm
02 Nov 12
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rhino said :

Pork Hunt said :

Where is it written that a police car must be registered in the state/territory of its use?

I don’t know about police cars, but I was fairly sure that you legally had to register any vehicle in the state that you and it reside. People do tend to register cars across the border to avoid restrictive laws or expensive registration costs though but I thought this was dodgey and technically illegal.
Maybe they have an exemption for police cars if they are using them to sneakily catch people who think an interstate car can’t be a police car.

Has it occurred to you that the police officer is not driving their own car but rather, a taxpayer funded one?
He/she does not have to rego the vehicle interstate in order to save three bucks…

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:56 pm
02 Nov 12
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rhino said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

460cixy said :

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Reminds me of almost everyday that I get tailgated and I just keep on slowing down until they stop doing it. Slowest I have got to is 30 in a 80 zone(hindmarsh stretch up the hill). Peeps soon learn not to tail gate this way.

And again you prove your an a grade dick

Explain.

Easy to explain. You are being an A-grade dick by slowing down to 30kph in an 80kph zone to be spiteful of someone who wanted to go fast in the fast lane while you were going slow in the fast lane. That is down right dangerous. It’s common for people to be going 20 over in the fast lane and you are going 50kph under. That’s a 70kph difference mostly attribuatable to your own arrogance and very likely to cause a collision if there is not a decent line of sight ahead on the road for some reason.

No Einstein, doing the speed limit in the right lane is not going slow. In fact it’s being safe to slow down if someone is tailgating you. It’s going to lessen the impact of any collision the tailgater may cause.

Btw, there is no such thing as a *fast lane* in this town.

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steele_blade 7:36 pm
02 Nov 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

rhino said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

460cixy said :

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Reminds me of almost everyday that I get tailgated and I just keep on slowing down until they stop doing it. Slowest I have got to is 30 in a 80 zone(hindmarsh stretch up the hill). Peeps soon learn not to tail gate this way.

And again you prove your an a grade dick

Explain.

Easy to explain. You are being an A-grade dick by slowing down to 30kph in an 80kph zone to be spiteful of someone who wanted to go fast in the fast lane while you were going slow in the fast lane. That is down right dangerous. It’s common for people to be going 20 over in the fast lane and you are going 50kph under. That’s a 70kph difference mostly attribuatable to your own arrogance and very likely to cause a collision if there is not a decent line of sight ahead on the road for some reason.

No Einstein, doing the speed limit in the right lane is not going slow. In fact it’s being safe to slow down if someone is tailgating you. It’s going to lessen the impact of any collision the tailgater may cause.

Btw, there is no such thing as a *fast lane* in this town.

“fast lane” – Yes there is. If the speed limit is over 80, everybody should be in the left lane unless overtaking. That covers GDE, Parkway, Monaro Hwy. And I agree with the others about you being an A grade dick. Only I won’t fall for your trolling and explain why.

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Jethro 8:25 pm
02 Nov 12
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PBO said :

bundah said :

PBO said :

Saw a pair of overalls wearing cops in a white “QLD plated” 4wd, complete with spotlights and a siren doing 70 in a 90 zone during rush hour not letting anyone pass them. One guy in a silver 4wd tried to pass and they put the siren on. Couldnt understand why they were doing 70kph and if it is legal for them to put on the siren in the ACT.

Where exactly did this happen?

It was on William Hovell drive after that shocker of an interchange.

I had a similar thing a few months back a bit further along from there, at Parkes Way near civic… two 4wd marked police cars with lights (no sirens) holding up traffic behind them… was stuck behind them for a while and they seemed to be the rear escort for a couple of flash looking Z plate cars… perhaps moving some high level dignitary?

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:39 pm
02 Nov 12
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steele_blade said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

rhino said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

460cixy said :

460cixy said :

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Reminds me of almost everyday that I get tailgated and I just keep on slowing down until they stop doing it. Slowest I have got to is 30 in a 80 zone(hindmarsh stretch up the hill). Peeps soon learn not to tail gate this way.

And again you prove your an a grade dick

Explain.

Easy to explain. You are being an A-grade dick by slowing down to 30kph in an 80kph zone to be spiteful of someone who wanted to go fast in the fast lane while you were going slow in the fast lane. That is down right dangerous. It’s common for people to be going 20 over in the fast lane and you are going 50kph under. That’s a 70kph difference mostly attribuatable to your own arrogance and very likely to cause a collision if there is not a decent line of sight ahead on the road for some reason.

No Einstein, doing the speed limit in the right lane is not going slow. In fact it’s being safe to slow down if someone is tailgating you. It’s going to lessen the impact of any collision the tailgater may cause.

Btw, there is no such thing as a *fast lane* in this town.

“fast lane” – Yes there is. If the speed limit is over 80, everybody should be in the left lane unless overtaking. That covers GDE, Parkway, Monaro Hwy. And I agree with the others about you being an A grade dick. Only I won’t fall for your trolling and explain why.

steele_blade said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

rhino said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

460cixy said :

460cixy said :

.

Reminds me of almost everyday that I get tailgated and I just keep on slowing down until they stop doing it. Slowest I have got to is 30 in a 80 zone(hindmarsh stretch up the hill). Peeps soon learn not to tail gate this way.

And again you prove your an a grade dick

Explain.

Easy to explain. You are being an A-grade dick by slowing down to 30kph in an 80kph zone to be spiteful of someone who wanted to go fast in the fast lane while you were going slow in the fast lane. That is down right dangerous. It’s common for people to be going 20 over in the fast lane and you are going 50kph under. That’s a 70kph difference mostly attribuatable to your own arrogance and very likely to cause a collision if there is not a decent line of sight ahead on the road for some reason.

No Einstein, doing the speed limit in the right lane is not going slow. In fact it’s being safe to slow down if someone is tailgating you. It’s going to lessen the impact of any collision the tailgater may cause.

Btw, there is no such thing as a *fast lane* in this town.

“fast lane” – Yes there is. If the speed limit is over 80, everybody should be in the left lane unless overtaking. That covers GDE, Parkway, Monaro Hwy. And I agree with the others about you being an A grade dick. Only I won’t fall for your trolling and explain why.

What part of doing the speed limit do you not understand?
Also can you show me any actual documentation referring to fast lanes?
And by your definition, turning right off the roads you mentioned is illegal. :/

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knuckles 9:55 pm
02 Nov 12
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As explained to me when I did my advanced driver training (work required), we should keep scanning through the 9 scanning points (not in any particular order)
3 in front – 1 immediately, 1 further up the road, 1 checking in the distance up ahead
2 side mirrors
2 side windows
1 rear vision mirror
1 dashboard
Continually scanning through these points allows you to be aware of what is happening around you while on the road.
Also, maintain a crash avoidance space from the vehicle in front. e.g. leave enough space so you can safely manage any surprises that the vehicle in front may spring on you.

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steele_blade 10:11 pm
02 Nov 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

steele_blade said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

rhino said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

460cixy said :

460cixy said :

.

Reminds me of almost everyday that I get tailgated and I just keep on slowing down until they stop doing it. Slowest I have got to is 30 in a 80 zone(hindmarsh stretch up the hill). Peeps soon learn not to tail gate this way.

And again you prove your an a grade dick

Explain.

Easy to explain. You are being an A-grade dick by slowing down to 30kph in an 80kph zone to be spiteful of someone who wanted to go fast in the fast lane while you were going slow in the fast lane. That is down right dangerous. It’s common for people to be going 20 over in the fast lane and you are going 50kph under. That’s a 70kph difference mostly attribuatable to your own arrogance and very likely to cause a collision if there is not a decent line of sight ahead on the road for some reason.

No Einstein, doing the speed limit in the right lane is not going slow. In fact it’s being safe to slow down if someone is tailgating you. It’s going to lessen the impact of any collision the tailgater may cause.

Btw, there is no such thing as a *fast lane* in this town.

“fast lane” – Yes there is. If the speed limit is over 80, everybody should be in the left lane unless overtaking. That covers GDE, Parkway, Monaro Hwy. And I agree with the others about you being an A grade dick. Only I won’t fall for your trolling and explain why.

steele_blade said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

rhino said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

460cixy said :

460cixy said :

.

Reminds me of almost everyday that I get tailgated and I just keep on slowing down until they stop doing it. Slowest I have got to is 30 in a 80 zone(hindmarsh stretch up the hill). Peeps soon learn not to tail gate this way.

And again you prove your an a grade dick

Explain.

Easy to explain. You are being an A-grade dick by slowing down to 30kph in an 80kph zone to be spiteful of someone who wanted to go fast in the fast lane while you were going slow in the fast lane. That is down right dangerous. It’s common for people to be going 20 over in the fast lane and you are going 50kph under. That’s a 70kph difference mostly attribuatable to your own arrogance and very likely to cause a collision if there is not a decent line of sight ahead on the road for some reason.

No Einstein, doing the speed limit in the right lane is not going slow. In fact it’s being safe to slow down if someone is tailgating you. It’s going to lessen the impact of any collision the tailgater may cause.

Btw, there is no such thing as a *fast lane* in this town.

“fast lane” – Yes there is. If the speed limit is over 80, everybody should be in the left lane unless overtaking. That covers GDE, Parkway, Monaro Hwy. And I agree with the others about you being an A grade dick. Only I won’t fall for your trolling and explain why.

What part of doing the speed limit do you not understand?
Also can you show me any actual documentation referring to fast lanes?
And by your definition, turning right off the roads you mentioned is illegal. :/

As quoted in the ACT Road Rules handbook (Road Rules 2011 Part D1 – Road Craft)

Keeping to the left on a multi-lane road

This rule applies on a multi-lane road where:
• the speed-limit is over 80 km/h; OR
• a keep left unless overtaking sign applies.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:36 pm
02 Nov 12
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steele_blade said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

steele_blade said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

rhino said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

460cixy said :

460cixy said :

.

Reminds me of almost everyday that I get tailgated and I just keep on slowing down until they stop doing it. Slowest I have got to is 30 in a 80 zone(hindmarsh stretch up the hill). Peeps soon learn not to tail gate this way.

And again you prove your an a grade dick

Explain.

Easy to explain. You are being an A-grade dick by slowing down to 30kph in an 80kph zone to be spiteful of someone who wanted to go fast in the fast lane while you were going slow in the fast lane. That is down right dangerous. It’s common for people to be going 20 over in the fast lane and you are going 50kph under. That’s a 70kph difference mostly attribuatable to your own arrogance and very likely to cause a collision if there is not a decent line of sight ahead on the road for some reason.

No Einstein, doing the speed limit in the right lane is not going slow. In fact it’s being safe to slow down if someone is tailgating you. It’s going to lessen the impact of any collision the tailgater may cause.

Btw, there is no such thing as a *fast lane* in this town.

“fast lane” – Yes there is. If the speed limit is over 80, everybody should be in the left lane unless overtaking. That covers GDE, Parkway, Monaro Hwy. And I agree with the others about you being an A grade dick. Only I won’t fall for your trolling and explain why.

steele_blade said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

rhino said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

460cixy said :

460cixy said :

.

Reminds me of almost everyday that I get tailgated and I just keep on slowing down until they stop doing it. Slowest I have got to is 30 in a 80 zone(hindmarsh stretch up the hill). Peeps soon learn not to tail gate this way.

And again you prove your an a grade dick

Explain.

Easy to explain. You are being an A-grade dick by slowing down to 30kph in an 80kph zone to be spiteful of someone who wanted to go fast in the fast lane while you were going slow in the fast lane. That is down right dangerous. It’s common for people to be going 20 over in the fast lane and you are going 50kph under. That’s a 70kph difference mostly attribuatable to your own arrogance and very likely to cause a collision if there is not a decent line of sight ahead on the road for some reason.

No Einstein, doing the speed limit in the right lane is not going slow. In fact it’s being safe to slow down if someone is tailgating you. It’s going to lessen the impact of any collision the tailgater may cause.

Btw, there is no such thing as a *fast lane* in this town.

“fast lane” – Yes there is. If the speed limit is over 80, everybody should be in the left lane unless overtaking. That covers GDE, Parkway, Monaro Hwy. And I agree with the others about you being an A grade dick. Only I won’t fall for your trolling and explain why.

What part of doing the speed limit do you not understand?
Also can you show me any actual documentation referring to fast lanes?
And by your definition, turning right off the roads you mentioned is illegal. :/

As quoted in the ACT Road Rules handbook (Road Rules 2011 Part D1 – Road Craft)

Keeping to the left on a multi-lane road

This rule applies on a multi-lane road where:
• the speed-limit is over 80 km/h; OR
• a keep left unless overtaking sign applies.

I don’t see the term fast lane there :/

Nor do I see the term you are a dick for doing the speed limit there :/

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KB1971 11:00 pm
02 Nov 12
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To the bloke in the blue VW Golf.

If you see someone in front of you that want to cross lanes, has his indicator on and has the room to do it, you are supposed to give way.

Not speed up, dive into the far right lane to speed past & nearly cause an accident.

You are lucky I was not in my older Nissan Patrol as I probably would not have yielded left as you pushed past me to be in the same place at the lights on London Circuit if you had just stayed behind.

I have to say it was the farktard act of the week in a motor vehicle apart from the P plater speeding past a cop car on Dairy Flat 15 minutes beforehand.

Friday farkwits?

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KB1971 11:04 pm
02 Nov 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

As quoted in the ACT Road Rules handbook (Road Rules 2011 Part D1 – Road Craft)

Keeping to the left on a multi-lane road

This rule applies on a multi-lane road where:
• the speed-limit is over 80 km/h; OR
• a keep left unless overtaking sign applies.

I don’t see the term fast lane there :/

Nor do I see the term you are a dick for doing the speed limit there :/

I actually don’t remember you saying you did it in the right hand lane?

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Aeek 11:15 pm
02 Nov 12
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KB1971 said :

I actually don’t remember you saying you did it in the right hand lane?

Tailgaters getting aggro rather than legally(just be careful) overtaking in the left hand lane should be worth bonus points.

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Chello 11:31 pm
02 Nov 12
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Reminds me of this time when this idiot in a grey ute (with the southern cross tattooed on his left arm), going north on the GDE,who purposely moved into the right hand lane in front of me when I was going to overtake and then just sat there next to the person in the left lane – for a while till the person in the left lane slowed down after realising what the d#*k was doing next to her!

Never encountered such a blatant act of arseholism!!

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