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Boffo bingle at North Ainslie Primary

johnboy 6 November 2008 31

[First filed: November 05, 2008 @ 10:09]

Thanks to Gungahlin Al for the tip.

In the small hours of the morning (one resident reckons 3.30am) someone managed to get the Majura-Davenport roundabout very badly wrong.

It looks like the car clipped a tree on the wrong side and rolled before coming to rest in the school’s fence.

UPDATED: Apparently a 25yr old from Goulburn was pulled from the passenger seat and blew over for DUI. There’s a media release from the police somewhere, but not online.

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31 Responses to Boffo bingle at North Ainslie Primary
Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:42 am 06 Nov 08

An HSV is an oversteering, rear wheel drive, point A to point B taxi…and nothing more. But you’re right, the mere sight of a corner would be enough to send it ploughing off the road in a blithering mess, haha!

Thumper Thumper 10:49 am 06 Nov 08

Oversteer is your friend.

Understeer introduces you to large trees.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 11:00 am 06 Nov 08

Driven sensibly, there’s not much difference between front and rear wheel drive cars these days.

peterh peterh 11:10 am 06 Nov 08

when you are over the limit, ANY vehicle becomes a pinball for trees and fences.

Granny Granny 11:37 am 06 Nov 08

It’s just not fair. I want to skid through a giant clay pan on the Nullarbor in a Camry!

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:19 pm 06 Nov 08

Thumper said :

Oversteer is your friend.

Understeer introduces you to large trees.

For the mug punter middle Australian Camry driver nothing could be further from the truth.

Natural reaction to big understeer is to back off the gas, steering input is already likely to be at full lock in the intended direction of travel. Most “family” FWD will be tuned so neutrally that this will simply slow the car down (hopefully before impact) and allow the driver to regain control.

Similarly, most mug punters will back off the gas in RWD, but, crucially, steering input is in the opposite direction of intended travel. Therefore you need to correct steering angles and this is when an mug punter will usually fk things up big time.

That said, you and peterh are both right. Get things badly wrong in any car, and the laws of physics tend to take over. But, importantly, if you know what you’re doing, then, yes, oversteer can be stacks of fun (no pun intended!).

farnarkler farnarkler 8:12 am 08 Nov 08

This must be digitally modified, no Camry can go fast enough to do that sort of damage!!!

If the car was stolen what sort of loser steals a Camry!!?

farnarkler farnarkler 8:13 am 08 Nov 08

It would be like going into DJs in the Canberra Centre to shoplift a cardigan.

kingtone kingtone 7:58 pm 23 Nov 08

Jesus what a crash. I think the worst thing is that in all these comments about this poor bastard not one person has asked if any one was hurt or thank God no one was. From the looks of it the guy driving was lucky to be alive, thank god it was late an no one else was around. Instead of riding this guy maybe we should hope he learned his lesson.
By the way sounds like Al the tip off for this was a real help to everyone bloody gossip

sepi sepi 8:30 pm 23 Nov 08

this is the second time in recent history a car has driven into that primary school fence. Maybe they should reinforce it?

willo willo 10:57 pm 23 Nov 08

Thumper said :

Oversteer is your friend.

Understeer introduces you to large trees.

haha…as another poster has already said….this is not entirely true however it reminds me of the following explanations given by a speedway driver some years ago
“Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car.
Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take the wall with you.”

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