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Overtaking Gordon style

By snoop848 - 7 March 2014 25

OvertakingOvertaking Gordon style, P-Plater overtakes me on double white lines, I was doing the posted speed limit of 60 k’s

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Overtaking Gordon style
1
pptvb 9:22 am
07 Mar 14
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Yep.
Happens every day on Mugga Ln,
except they’re doing 120km/h in a 70 zone.

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Basilbrush 9:55 am
07 Mar 14
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This kind of behaviour is so dangerous – mostly for other drivers. They are the ones that end up hurt or killed……

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troll-sniffer 10:44 am
07 Mar 14
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And the obvious question from the video is: why is it a 60km/hr zone in the first place? Nothing makes motorists more contemptuous of speed limits than ill-conceived examples, and this would appear to be one.

You can quote all the rules regulations and other right-minded stuff you like, but in the end you won’t overcome human psychology, which in this case looks like it has come to the fore.

And Basilbrush, even though the behaviour of the p plater was illegal, there’s no suggestion at that moment it was dangerous, there’s sufficient view ahead.

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Madam Cholet 12:16 pm
07 Mar 14
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Overtaking on 50 or 60k suburban roads just because you disagree with actually doing the speed limit or don’t think the limit is adequate is one of the most pointless activities. I wonder how many seconds that person saved on their trip? Perhaps they slowed down to turn right down to Point Hut and then perhaps the OP caught up with them…wouldn’t surprise me.

Anyone who can’t deal with speed limits, whatever they think of them shouldn’t be on the road.

And I would say that it wasn’t that safe given the very short period of time that it took to see the white ute come around the bend. Exactly why there were double lines there – because it was a bend with less than adequate visibility.

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Nylex_Clock 1:03 pm
07 Mar 14
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pptvb said :

Yep.
Happens every day on Mugga Ln,
except they’re doing 120km/h in a 70 zone.

As troll-sniffer says – make stupid rules, people will flout them.

There are plenty of country roads of worse quality than Mugga Lane that have 100 limits on them. There was no rational explanation for lowering the limit to 70 in 2010.

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bundah 2:48 pm
07 Mar 14
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Nylex_Clock said :

pptvb said :

Yep.
Happens every day on Mugga Ln,
except they’re doing 120km/h in a 70 zone.

As troll-sniffer says – make stupid rules, people will flout them.

There are plenty of country roads of worse quality than Mugga Lane that have 100 limits on them. There was no rational explanation for lowering the limit to 70 in 2010.

The rational explanation is that there are far too may peeps with licences that are clueless zombies. The system is broke!

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Alderney 2:50 pm
07 Mar 14
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Same thing happened to me on the way back from Sydney one Sunday on majura road, p plater and all. Idiots!

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shirty_bear 2:53 pm
07 Mar 14
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Speeding – check
Double lines – check
No indicators – check

That what P-platers are for. Always was, always will be.

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Pitchka 3:19 pm
07 Mar 14
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Bet you were excited when you recorded this….!!! And then thought to yourself, I cant wait to share this with Riotact, and the other 4 or so posters who might actually give a shyte. Clearly im not one of them.

Feel free to share videos of you breaking the law, if they infact exist.

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bundah 3:38 pm
07 Mar 14
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I see far worse than this on a daily basis. Nothing to see here so move along..

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Antagonist 4:27 pm
07 Mar 14
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I can’t see your speedo, but I would estimate that you are in fact only doing about 40 km/h, hence stupid P-platers impatience.

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mr_wowtrousers 6:33 pm
07 Mar 14
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You didn’t care so much that you were excited to get on and post and share with Riotact and the 4 or so other posters who mightn’t give a shyte? Clearly you’re one of them.

Pitchka said :

Bet you were excited when you recorded this….!!! And then thought to yourself, I cant wait to share this with Riotact, and the other 4 or so posters who might actually give a shyte. Clearly im not one of them.

Feel free to share videos of you breaking the law, if they infact exist.

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13
bigfeet 7:21 pm
07 Mar 14
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I assume, as outraged as you obviously are, that you took this video to the ACT police, gave a signed statement indicating the date and time this was taken, and offered to stand up in open court under your real name to confirm its veracity.

Obviously you did that didn’t you?

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Very Busy 9:42 pm
07 Mar 14
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Antagonist said :

I can’t see your speedo, but I would estimate that you are in fact only doing about 40 km/h, hence stupid P-platers impatience.

Using reference points from the video, and the ruler feature of google earth, the OP travelled 310 metres in 18 seconds. This gives an average speed over that distance of 62kmh.

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Antagonist 10:10 am
08 Mar 14
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Very Busy said :

Antagonist said :

I can’t see your speedo, but I would estimate that you are in fact only doing about 40 km/h, hence stupid P-platers impatience.

Using reference points from the video, and the ruler feature of google earth, the OP travelled 310 metres in 18 seconds. This gives an average speed over that distance of 62kmh.

So the OP was actually speeding, in addition to stupid P-plater being … well … stupid. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Nothing to see here.

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