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Adding to the motorist debate

By Barcham - 20 March 2013 48

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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?

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Adding to the motorist debate
melon1234 6:06 pm 20 Mar 13

I like to play a game when driving called ‘How Many?’.

In the times where I’m driving through an intersection and the light turns amber, particularly in cases where I know I probably could and should have safely stopped (as per the lead car in this video), I like to count the number of cars that continue through behind me. My record is five, four of which definitely would have been on the red. As a person who has spent a number of years driving in both Sydney and Brisbane, Canberra certainly takes the cake when it comes to being most prolific in running red lights.

I’ll be the first to also compliment the lovely backing music we get in the video.

Innovation 5:35 pm 20 Mar 13

magiccar9 said :

I’ve got you on dash cam and also have you rego.

And do what with it? http://the-riotact.com/lesson-of-the-day-nick-off-if-you-have-a-minor-accident/97249. The only reason that the police did anything about the Jim’s mowing guy was because he hit the cyclist (and presumably because the video footage went viral).

Until the penalties are high enough to fully justify the extra police resources to actually chase up these “minor offences” any video footage is probably only of use for the internet shame value and in case of a prang.

bundah 5:16 pm 20 Mar 13

I would quite literally see dozens of motorists running blatant red lights on a weekly basis so this footage doesn’t surprise me in the least.I have repeatedly said that there needs to be high visibility policing to remind motorists that inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated however the imbeciles in power aren’t prepared to allocate additional funds to facilitate this process because it’s a low priority.

Postalgeek 5:15 pm 20 Mar 13

tim_c said :

Keijidosha said :

There’s an intersection I have to cross on foot every morning where scum-tier drivers intentionally run a red light, charging into oncoming pedestrians….

That’s one reason why I always push a shopping trolley in front of me when using a pedestrian crossing. Steering the wayward things also is good for increasing lower abdominal strength.

Excellent idea. There should be a couple of shopping trolleys on bungie cords stationed at every pedestrian crossing.

Postalgeek 5:12 pm 20 Mar 13

magiccar9 said :

If you’re reading buddy, I’ve got you on dash cam and also have you rego.

You can’t go saying that and not post the result. Pictures or it didn’t happen.

tim_c 5:03 pm 20 Mar 13

Keijidosha said :

There’s an intersection I have to cross on foot every morning where scum-tier drivers intentionally run a red light, charging into oncoming pedestrians….

That’s one reason why I always push a shopping trolley in front of me when using a pedestrian crossing. Steering the wayward things also is good for increasing lower abdominal strength.

goggles13 4:57 pm 20 Mar 13

send the video to the cops. these people deserve any penalty they get for disgraceful behaviour like that

zorro29 4:22 pm 20 Mar 13

hahaha, flabby thighs…nice one πŸ™‚

magiccar9 3:53 pm 20 Mar 13

While we’re all talking about poor driving, I’d like to give a middle finger shout out to the wanker in a silver BMW on Adelaide Av who broke about 6 traffic laws (one included cutting off a bus by crossing solid lines at the Yamba Dr round-about) in the space of maybe 500m and the proceeded to change lanes in the middle of an intersection missing my car by centimeters. This jack-hole then had the nerve to wave his arm at me in protest. If you’re reading buddy, I’ve got you on dash cam and also have you rego.

carnardly 2:03 pm 20 Mar 13

I ride the corner from Yarra Glen onto Launceston Street every day. The number of cars that blow the red light there is alarming. Even with a helmet camera on and an obvious red light, quite often up to 3 or 4 cars still go through. I’m not talking orange changing to red but red and cars still coming for 7-8 seconds afterwards.

If they stuck a red light camera there they’d erase the national debt.

I guess red only means stop if you aren’t one of the first 4 cars through…

FarrerGirl 1:17 pm 20 Mar 13

I was on the northside last Friday – after the discussion about running red lights on RA last week. I saw three examples of blatant red light running in one afternoon. From this very small subset of data, it does seem like the northside is worse than what you see around Woden…not sure if the three red light cameras around my area are actually changing behaviours? One thing is for sure, I have stopped my habit of taking off from the lights like a bull at the gate – I now wait and check for a second or two.

montana 12:58 pm 20 Mar 13

i stopped watching when i saw the camera car rampantly going over over those white lines.

Solidarity 12:39 pm 20 Mar 13

Anyone who uses the tern “x-tier” is a basement dwelling nerd and is to be disregarded.

gungsuperstar 12:13 pm 20 Mar 13

This article wins The Riot Act πŸ˜€

Keijidosha 12:09 pm 20 Mar 13

There’s an intersection I have to cross on foot every morning where scum-tier drivers intentionally run a red light, charging into oncoming pedestrians, and that boils my blood. I would have no problem with the Government installing red light cameras on every signaled intersection if it meant that drivers who treat red light running like a sport were deterred or penalised.

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