Car crash in Gungahlin

cnbragirl 8 February 2011 45

It seems noone who drives along Gungahlin Place in gungahin knows how to give way. This comes from a resident of the street who has near missed numerous cars.

There was an incident today when a small white Hyundai Getz (surpisingly not a P Plater) T-Boned a larger, Toyota of some sort.

Maybe Canberrans should learn how to drive properly as give-ways, and roundabouts around the gungahlin area are absolutely ridiculous.


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Davo111 Davo111 1:08 am 09 Feb 11

Deref said :

Get your facts right. You’re supposed to signal right when you enter a roundabout and left to indicate your exit.

source please?

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/consol_reg/arr210/s113.html

Straight ahead = no signal (when entering the roundabout)

when once you go past the “left turn-off”, indicate left, and continue straight out of the roundabout in the same way you entered.

triffid triffid 12:44 am 09 Feb 11

Deref said :

Grrrr said :

Dear Canberra drivers: Quit signalling right when you’re going straight through a roundabout!

That’s the law.

Get your facts right. You’re supposed to signal right when you enter a roundabout and left to indicate your exit.

If more people did that there’d be fewer accidents.

Er . . . no . . . no that’s not right. If one is intending to perform the ‘ole SA @ RA (straight ahead at roundabout), the signaling required is nothing upon entry, but left to exit. Indicating right on entry is supposed to be (yeah . . . right) clear indication of one proposing to take the second, third, fourth, first after one or two laps, or whatever exit. That is, the performance of anything other than SA @ RA.

Special G said :

It’s not as bad as Germany where I lived half the cars had drivers side mirrors missing from knocking them off at high speed passing cars the other way on narrow streets.

(sigh) Oh how I dream of a Canberra in which all users of the road network are possessed of such skill and precision behind the wheel. Of course, people are actually taught to drive over there, aren’t they.

T1G3R T1G3R 11:11 pm 08 Feb 11

Hinder St/Anthony Rolfe Ave is the worst! The problem is that the layout looks very much like a round about but people fail to see the round about sign and the broken white lines on the road in front of them to know what to do. Almost every time i’m in gunghetto I see an accident at that intersection.

BlackIce BlackIce 9:44 pm 08 Feb 11

Grrrr said :

Dear Canberra drivers: Quit signalling right when you’re going straight through a roundabout!
….

See example 2 in the Do you know your Roundabout Rules? pdf found on TAMS website: “When approaching a multi-lane roundabout with the intention of continuing straight ahead, approach in either the left or right hand lane (Example 2 refers) and operate the left hand indicator after entering the roundabout and continue to indicate throughout the turn.”

Deckard Deckard 9:30 pm 08 Feb 11

Deref said :

Grrrr said :

Dear Canberra drivers: Quit signalling right when you’re going straight through a roundabout!

That’s the law.

Get your facts right. You’re supposed to signal right when you enter a roundabout and left to indicate your exit.

If more people did that there’d be fewer accidents.

Get your facts straight?

You’ve got something on your face, looks a little like egg…

from the act road handbook…

When approaching a
multi-lane roundabout with the intention
of continuing straight ahead, approach in
either the left or right hand lane (Example
2 refers) and operate the left hand
indicator when leaving the roundabout.
Entering a roundabout
It is not a requirement to indicate before
ENTERING a roundabout if you are
proceeding straight ahead and intend
leaving the roundabout half way around it.

luv_this_city luv_this_city 9:20 pm 08 Feb 11

I crashed along this road, the dual one way roads confuse drivers, and they pull out in front of you.

In my case the guy was looking the other way when he pulled out..which may also have been due to him driving on a Korean licence, or being on the mobile phone, take your pick….

screaming banshee screaming banshee 8:54 pm 08 Feb 11

Deref said :

Grrrr said :

Dear Canberra drivers: Quit signalling right when you’re going straight through a roundabout!

That’s the law.

Get your facts right. You’re supposed to signal right when you enter a roundabout and left to indicate your exit.

If more people did that there’d be fewer accidents.

You get YOUR facts right dickhead, try learning the road-rules before you shout from the rooftops that you’re right and everyone else is wrong

IF MORE PEOPLE DID THAT THERE’D BE FEWER ACCIDENTS

Seriously people of late we’ve had people that admitted they didn’t realise CTP insurance didn’t cover their car if they had an accident they haven’t got a f#cking clue about how to use roundabout. I think its about time we had regular re-testing to ensure people know the ACTUAL road rules not just the ones they think are right and the ones they think that apply to them.

Before people start whinging about being in a nanny state if people weren’t out their proving every day that the lowest common denominator is getting lower perhaps we wouldn’t need to be.

farnarkler farnarkler 8:30 pm 08 Feb 11

amarooresident3 said :

Consider yourself TOLD Canberra!

BTW, what makes roundabouts in Gungahlin different from anywhere else?

Nothing, it’s the low IQ of the residents which is the problem.

Eby Eby 8:27 pm 08 Feb 11

Deref said :

Grrrr said :

Dear Canberra drivers: Quit signalling right when you’re going straight through a roundabout!

That’s the law.

Get your facts right. You’re supposed to signal right when you enter a roundabout and left to indicate your exit.

If more people did that there’d be fewer accidents.

Wrong.

While you are supposed to indicate left to exit the roundabout; you are not supposed to initially indicate right if you are going straight through.

Thumper Thumper 6:16 pm 08 Feb 11

Canberra drivers are awesome. It’s all the blow ins from interstate who have just changed their plates over who give us a bad name.

Without doubt.

kezzafezza kezzafezza 6:08 pm 08 Feb 11

My biggest gripe with Canberra drivers is that so many of them feel the need to turn right at a roundabout from the left hand lane, without indicating. I’ve had so many near-misses from these idiots, especially at the Barton Hwy roundabout.
Another is when I drive on the GDE, people know it is a 60 zone but still get pissed off at and abuse me for driving at 60. They all pass me just after Aranda. Nearly all the time heading along the Tuggers parkway before Woden I will pass them all as they sit at 80 in a 100 zone in the right hand lane. Dickheads.

Deref Deref 5:49 pm 08 Feb 11

Grrrr said :

Dear Canberra drivers: Quit signalling right when you’re going straight through a roundabout!

That’s the law.

Get your facts right. You’re supposed to signal right when you enter a roundabout and left to indicate your exit.

If more people did that there’d be fewer accidents.

amarooresident3 amarooresident3 4:53 pm 08 Feb 11

Consider yourself TOLD Canberra!

BTW, what makes roundabouts in Gungahlin different from anywhere else?

Erg0 Erg0 4:42 pm 08 Feb 11

Special G said :

Canberra drivers are awesome. It’s all the blow ins from interstate who have just changed their plates over who give us a bad name.

In my case it was a blow in from another country, but that’s a different rant entirely.

Special G Special G 4:30 pm 08 Feb 11

Canberra drivers are awesome. It’s all the blow ins from interstate who have just changed their plates over who give us a bad name.

It’s not as bad as Germany where I lived half the cars had drivers side mirrors missing from knocking them off at high speed passing cars the other way on narrow streets.

Erg0 Erg0 4:11 pm 08 Feb 11

…or you can signal correctly and still have some dingbat run into you, as happened to me on Saturday. Turns out that indicating only helps if people actually look to the right before entering the roundabout.

Grrrr Grrrr 3:37 pm 08 Feb 11

Dear Canberra drivers: Quit signalling right when you’re going straight through a roundabout!

Also, not indicating right until you’re half-way through the roundabout is stupid and dangerous.

Rollersk8r Rollersk8r 11:33 am 08 Feb 11

Yeah Canberrans, wake up to yourselves, you hopeless drivers…. Stop smoking, get some exercise, wash more often and read a book once in a while, you pasty bunch of fatties.

End of general advice.

buzz819 buzz819 11:07 am 08 Feb 11

Keijidosha said :

On the whole, Canberra drivers have no clue when it comes to rules for 4-way unsignalled intersections.

Or roundabouts…
Or slip lanes…
Or reverse parallel parking…

Actually lets just say they have no clue period and leave it at that.

Don’t lie! I got cut off three times today, we have a clue on how to piss off other motorists and how to get in front of the car ahead, just to be stuck behind another car….

Keijidosha Keijidosha 9:36 am 08 Feb 11

On the whole, Canberra drivers have no clue when it comes to rules for 4-way unsignalled intersections.

Or roundabouts…
Or slip lanes…
Or reverse parallel parking…

Actually lets just say they have no clue period and leave it at that.

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