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Attention Nervous Nellies of Canberra Roads

By angrymotorist1 1 March 2012 89

Hello all,

Time for a rant. This time it’s about dangerously nervous drivers on our roads when it’s raining. Why is it that whenever it rains people seem to drop to 10 – 15kmph under the limit in the right hand lane? This has to stop. Any of you numpties reading this – next time it’s raining, stay in bed.

It’s fair enough to back off a little bit and leave a bit of extra stopping distance between you and the car in front, but it does not mean you have to drive dangerously slow (often in the right hand lane) causing ordinarily angry motorists such as myself to become extraordinarily angry!

It’s not covered with ice out there guys, there is no need to panic – just make sure your vehicle is roadworthy, leave a little more distance to allow you to stop if needed and if you ARE one of these nervous nelly numpty drivers and you refuse to do the rest of us a favour and stay home when it rains, at least move the F#CK over to the left lane.

Regards,
Angry Motorist

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smont 9:07 pm 05 Mar 12

Holden Caulfield said :

You and anyone else like you should book into a skidpan day with Fifth Gear Motorsport out at Sutton Driver Training Facility.

Buddy I get a little sick of your smart arsed comebacks that completely miss the relevance of what you’re commenting on. If you want to play nicely, then how about you at least try to make the effort to understand what you’re commenting on first …

milkman 6:22 pm 05 Mar 12

It’s not that hard to work out how fast to drive in the rain. You drive at either the speed of the person you’re following, or a speed that allows you bring your vehicle to a complete stop within visible range. Obviously, you have to add some extra distance into estimations where you expect someone may pull out in front of you or fail to give way.

rhino 5:14 pm 05 Mar 12

It depends on how bad the rain is. I’m sure the OP has normal fairly light rain in mind when he makes this post. Going 65 on the GDE with only light rain would be annoying considering the road should really be a 100 zone, so going 10kph under the limit it should be would still be 10kph over the actual limit now…so 65 is fairly absurd.

That being said, I was going substantially slower than the speed limit on the parkway. Around 30kph under the limit in my old pulsar during the really big storms. I found that it was still being thrown around a lot and had to steer left and right regularly to keep going straight during all the puddles. I wasn’t able to get a good view of the traffic ahead of me either. The taillights were the main visible feature of cars in front of me. I definitely don’t think I should have gone any faster than this in that car. Perhaps actually slower would have been better in that car as the grip is horrible, but I didn’t want to be an obstacle for others and everyone else was doing around the same speed. In my sporty car, I’d be fine for more speed with more grip though. For this reason I stuck to the left lane and allowed other people with better cars to go past. The right lane was quite empty though and hardly anyone tried to overtake because it was just so bad.

I drive to the conditions and sometimes that means I am speeding and other times it means I am below the limit, but I always go the speed I deem most appropriate with all things considered.

kakosi 10:06 pm 04 Mar 12

farnarkler said :

Kakosi the South Africans produced a nice sideways firing flamethrower to crisp attempts at carjacking. I’m sure the same company would make you a nice rear firing flamethrower for your car.

Cool 🙂

Deckard 9:48 pm 04 Mar 12

jayskette said :

I agree. Everybody in Canberra drives so slowly when it is drizzling and the road is long and wide and you can see every single car and what they are doing/will be doing. 5-10kmh below the limit perhaps, but NOT 30!!!!!

http://the-riotact.com/critical-thinking-and-cognitive-bias-public-lecture/66824

farnarkler 8:25 pm 04 Mar 12

Kakosi the South Africans produced a nice sideways firing flamethrower to crisp attempts at carjacking. I’m sure the same company would make you a nice rear firing flamethrower for your car.

jayskette 5:46 pm 04 Mar 12

I agree. Everybody in Canberra drives so slowly when it is drizzling and the road is long and wide and you can see every single car and what they are doing/will be doing. 5-10kmh below the limit perhaps, but NOT 30!!!!!

gazket 2:29 pm 04 Mar 12

Yesterday I seen some douche bag doing 40 kph in a 80kph and you guessed it another right lane looney. fair enough 10ks under in the wet but 40k’s under is just retarded.

kakosi 12:05 pm 04 Mar 12

Where is the law that says the right lane is only for overtaking in a city environment – especially if you’re doing the correct speed limit and need to turn right?

I find it annoying that people use the right lane to go over the speed limit and then act like *icks when they have to slow down to that limit when someone is in front of them. A good example is last weekend when I was in the right lane going to turn right (to go to the Woden Hospital) and some twat honked, waved his fist and tailgated me until I did.

What I wouldn’t give for a car with backwards shooting missiles or perhaps a flame-thrower? 🙂

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