Adelaide Avenue hit and run

johnboy 24 January 2013 28

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a traffic incident that occurred yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 23 January) on Adelaide Avenue, near Hughes.

Around 5.20pm, A Canberra Cabs Ford station wagon was travelling south, being followed by a green Mitsubishi Triton utility.

The utility collided with the rear of the wagon, causing significant damage. The driver of the utility left the scene without providing details to the other driver.

Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]


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wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 10:46 pm 25 Jan 13

BINGO – Taxi today, 5:30PM, straight dual lane road [William Hovell Dr east bound], couldn’t keep his vehicle in the right hand lane and drifted over enough that I could have touched his mirror from my driver’s seat. How hard is it for [ethnic] drivers to keep their vehicle between the lane markers?? Lucky I noticed in time and veered left to avoid contact. He wasn’t on mobile phone, not playing with the meter or anything, just wandering all over the road like the steering wheel had come loose or something. Then sped up and continued to do what everyone else does and drive 20km/h over the roadwork speed limit…….

ScienceRules ScienceRules 8:02 am 25 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Wow guys, way to take into account that 1: this is about the country Australia and 2: we have road rules, regulations and licenses.

Any actual scientific proof FROM AUSTRALIA?

Just because we live in a first world country doesn’t mean we get first world drivers.

No screen shot or source, just an observation while driving on our multicultural streets and tree lined avenues…

Yeah but using the same logic as you and gazket, I could say lots of peeps in afrika have aids so that = all black peeps in australa have aids.

Comic person, you are attempting to introduce logic and reason into a thread on RA. Stop it immediately or you’ll go blind. I have taken to wearing stronger spectacles since I’ve started commenting and it’s only downhill from here…

Deref Deref 7:48 am 25 Jan 13

Sandman said :

Any driver is entitled to stop for whatever reason they see fit, even if it appears to others there is no reason. It’s up to the driver behind to be in a position to react in time.

Bingo.

You run up my arse, it’s your fault – full stop.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:41 am 25 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Wow guys, way to take into account that 1: this is about the country Australia and 2: we have road rules, regulations and licenses.

Any actual scientific proof FROM AUSTRALIA?

Just because we live in a first world country doesn’t mean we get first world drivers.

No screen shot or source, just an observation while driving on our multicultural streets and tree lined avenues…

Yeah but using the same logic as you and gazket, I could say lots of peeps in afrika have aids so that = all black peeps in australa have aids.

I can’t see if a peeps has aids or not but I can see the way they drive. You are the logic deficient one.

My logic is flawless

DrKoresh DrKoresh 2:37 am 25 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

DrKoresh said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

By law, all taxis should really have to be fitted with cameras.

Yes, on the inside, aimed at the passengers. What point are you trying to make?

Don’t they already have them on the inside at the passengers? They need them also facing out, not only for case like this but also to stop taxi drivers from being such bell ends on the road.

Sorry, I thought you meant the ones on the inside. A camera on the bonnet I could maybe see, but 360* footage is a bit much to ask, I imagine. Never mind the storage space all that footage would require.

BimboGeek BimboGeek 1:44 am 25 Jan 13

Ooh! A racism bandwagon!

Those South Indians are nuts! They think fish curry is a good idea and make totally bizarre music videos!! Did you see Prabu Deva steal that womens bus in Urvasi Urvasi??? Dude doesn’t take the road seriously one bit!!!

The spice road is paved with the bones of people mad enough to let their driver onto it.

Make sure your cabbie is from the civilised North where the climate is milder and the tempers are cooler.

bundah bundah 10:54 pm 24 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Wow guys, way to take into account that 1: this is about the country Australia and 2: we have road rules, regulations and licenses.

Any actual scientific proof FROM AUSTRALIA?

Just because we live in a first world country doesn’t mean we get first world drivers.

No screen shot or source, just an observation while driving on our multicultural streets and tree lined avenues…

Yeah but using the same logic as you and gazket, I could say lots of peeps in afrika have aids so that = all black peeps in australa have aids.

I can’t see if a peeps has aids or not but I can see the way they drive. You are the logic deficient one.

Indeed and may i reiterate,yet again,that the calibre of taxi drivers in recent years can only be described as atrocious.

DrKoresh DrKoresh 10:45 pm 24 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Can anyone give me a tual stats on taxi driver ethnic percentage against angelos and some hard facts about why ethnics are supposedly bad drivers or are all y’all being racists?

I know nothing whatsoever about the skills of Italian taxi drivers or “angelos” as you like to call them.
Regarding ethnics being bad drivers, I suggest you you tube (nasty stutter I have there) videos of traffic in India (or Finland or Luxembourg) so that ou can make your own mind up about that.

Bad driving in India= Bad taxi drivers in Australia? In the words of an Australian you presumably idolise; “Please, explain?”

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 10:07 pm 24 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Wow guys, way to take into account that 1: this is about the country Australia and 2: we have road rules, regulations and licenses.

Any actual scientific proof FROM AUSTRALIA?

Just because we live in a first world country doesn’t mean we get first world drivers.

No screen shot or source, just an observation while driving on our multicultural streets and tree lined avenues…

Yeah but using the same logic as you and gazket, I could say lots of peeps in afrika have aids so that = all black peeps in australa have aids.

I can’t see if a peeps has aids or not but I can see the way they drive. You are the logic deficient one.

Sandman Sandman 9:43 pm 24 Jan 13

gazket said :

The cabbie probably just stopped for no apparent reason and got hit up the arse . Ethnic drivers do it all the time

Any driver is entitled to stop for whatever reason they see fit, even if it appears to others there is no reason. It’s up to the driver behind to be in a position to react in time.

wildturkeycanoe wildturkeycanoe 8:20 pm 24 Jan 13

Jivrashia said :

Ben_Dover said :

I have only had two serious crashes in over 38 years of driving, in seven different countries. Both involved ACT taxi drivers, both were their admitted fault.

Not to gloat, but unmarked cop car in my case…

Top that?

Marked cop car – 4×4 Patrol, wrote off both cars…do I win?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 8:14 pm 24 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Wow guys, way to take into account that 1: this is about the country Australia and 2: we have road rules, regulations and licenses.

Any actual scientific proof FROM AUSTRALIA?

Just because we live in a first world country doesn’t mean we get first world drivers.

No screen shot or source, just an observation while driving on our multicultural streets and tree lined avenues…

Yeah but using the same logic as you and gazket, I could say lots of peeps in afrika have aids so that = all black peeps in australa have aids.

Jivrashia Jivrashia 7:50 pm 24 Jan 13

Ben_Dover said :

I have only had two serious crashes in over 38 years of driving, in seven different countries. Both involved ACT taxi drivers, both were their admitted fault.

Not to gloat, but unmarked cop car in my case…

Top that?

el el 7:50 pm 24 Jan 13

Pork Hunt said :

Regarding ethnics being bad drivers, I suggest you you tube (nasty stutter I have there) videos of traffic in India (or Finland or Luxembourg) so that ou can make your own mind up about that.

Can you post screenshots of said videos?

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 7:05 pm 24 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Wow guys, way to take into account that 1: this is about the country Australia and 2: we have road rules, regulations and licenses.

Any actual scientific proof FROM AUSTRALIA?

Just because we live in a first world country doesn’t mean we get first world drivers.

No screen shot or source, just an observation while driving on our multicultural streets and tree lined avenues…

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 6:45 pm 24 Jan 13

I have only had two serious crashes in over 38 years of driving, in seven different countries. Both involved ACT taxi drivers, both were their admitted fault.

farnarkler farnarkler 6:24 pm 24 Jan 13

Sounds like a case of tailgaiting.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:37 pm 24 Jan 13

Wow guys, way to take into account that 1: this is about the country Australia and 2: we have road rules, regulations and licenses.

Any actual scientific proof FROM AUSTRALIA?

gazket gazket 5:29 pm 24 Jan 13

On a second look there is more breakdown graphs as you scroll down.

Biggest ethnic group is Indians and they have the worst road death toll than anywhere else in the world . Average17 road deaths an hour or nearly 200,000 deaths a year.

so I would say Indians are not good drivers.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:23 pm 24 Jan 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Can anyone give me a tual stats on taxi driver ethnic percentage against angelos and some hard facts about why ethnics are supposedly bad drivers or are all y’all being racists?

I know nothing whatsoever about the skills of Italian taxi drivers or “angelos” as you like to call them.
Regarding ethnics being bad drivers, I suggest you you tube (nasty stutter I have there) videos of traffic in India (or Finland or Luxembourg) so that ou can make your own mind up about that.

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