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Drunk girl playing in traffic in Lyneham

By Barcham - 22 July 2013 34

Rioter Richard just sent us in this video of a girl foolishly playing in traffic whom he claims later died in an accident.

I uploaded a vid from yesterday on youtube. It is a drunk teenage girl playing chicken with traffic in lyneham. I was originally not going to post it as it isn’t all that dramatic, but only a few hours later a girl was tragically hit by a car. I have tried searching around for a story on it online but as it is a sunday, I dont think any news outlets have picked it up yet.

Yesterday we ran a story from ACT Policing about an 18 year old girl who was hit around that time in that area, and it seems likely that this is the same girl.

She is in a “serious but stable condition”.

If we hear more about the girl’s well-being I’ll post an update, in the meantime let’s wonder at what point playing chicken with traffic seems like a good idea.

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Drunk girl playing in traffic in Lyneham
Tetranitrate 2:11 pm 23 Jul 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

+1. Just use the left lane when you can and stop being a knob.

Why? because you insist? It’s not a rule. It’s not even ‘common courtesy’. The whole argument being presented here is basically ‘use the left lane because I says so, don’t be a knob’.

It makes sense for fast roads where there’s lots of more or less constantly moving traffic so faster moving vehicles can seamlessly overtake slower ones, but it’d be completely absurd to adhere to it at 8:30am on Northbourne. You would actually end up getting in the way of others as you tried to change lane to turn at the last minute instead of when it’s first convenient to do so.
Surprise surprise, this corresponds perfectly to the road rules – keeping left is only necessary on roads faster than 80km/hour.

Keeping left irrespective of the road out of ‘courtesy’ is even more absurd given the lack of courtesy displayed by most Canberra drivers when it comes to someone moving into ‘their’ lane.

A_Cog 1:31 pm 23 Jul 13

Pork Hunt said :

It’s got SFA to to with owning anything. It’s about courtesy. Do you also hold people up on foot paths, bike paths and escalators.

Agreed. I wish these blind selfish pricks would GTFO of my way and stay in the left lane unless they need to overtake a blind grandma doing 35 or to turn into a sidestreet.

Plus, if he’d already been in the left lane, the camera footage of the girl would have been much more detailed… as she went over the bonnet.

Paul0075 12:53 pm 23 Jul 13

Luckily the incident in the video isn’t as bad as it could be.

On New Years Eve in 2009, I was heading up the Hume Hwy with a 7×13 trailer on the car, doing about 90, when I saw this bloke walking down the shoulder of the road. I remember thinking it was odd and he must’ve broken down, as it was at the Illawarra Hwy interchange and the service centre was down the road a bit.

Instead of just walking along, he decided to jump out in front of my car, I had another guy overtaking me at the time, thankfully he saw what happened and saw me swerve to try and miss this guy. Luckily no one collected anyone and we were using a high quality road.

I ended up calling the cops, but the 000 call centre had a lot of trouble finding a police unit or station to respond. They apparently tried surrounding areas (I assume Moss Vale and Mittagong), before putting my call through to Goulburn. By the time I finished the call it was 20 minutes later.

I never heard back from the police as to what happened to the guy but I hope that he was stopped and got some help. To this day the whole event still doesn’t sit well with me.

Hessa_Luna 12:47 pm 23 Jul 13

I saw a genius pedestrian randomly leap out in front of a motorcyclist in Gordon St, Civic last week, and jump around trying to block the road. The motorcyclist had to swerve to avoid him. People, DON’T DO STUPID THINGS ON THE ROADS, please.
Peace, love and light to you all.

thebrownstreak69 12:42 pm 23 Jul 13

Pork Hunt said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Pork Hunt said :

Tetranitrate said :

voytek3 said :

Not as foolish as you as for being in the right lane for no reason whatsoever. In fact I think she was telling you to learn how to drive and get in the left lane.

From memory that would be a 60 zone.
There is no requirement whatsoever for drivers to keep left on roads limited 80km/hour or slower. “Keep left” is a rule for highways/parkways, not suburban streets.

Just deal with it. You don’t have a god given right to speed in the right lane.

How about you deal with it also and stay left?

Thing is, after reading so many self entitled posts about owning the right lane, I seem to find my self always use the right hand lane now(doing exactly the speed limit, of course).

It’s got SFA to to with owning anything. It’s about courtesy. Do you also hold people up on foot paths, bike paths and escalators.

+1. Just use the left lane when you can and stop being a knob.

mouldy 12:31 pm 23 Jul 13

mouldy said :

voytek3 said :

Not as foolish as you as for being in the right lane for no reason whatsoever. In fact I think she was telling you to learn how to drive and get in the left lane.

You’re kidding right? Why does he need to be in the left hand lane in a 60 zone? What if he is turning right in to the hockey centre? Are you one of those morons who will speed up to the backside of someone in the left lane doing 90 on the parkway to then accelerate on the left at the first sign of a slip lane?

By parkway I mean GDE.

mouldy 11:57 am 23 Jul 13

voytek3 said :

Not as foolish as you as for being in the right lane for no reason whatsoever. In fact I think she was telling you to learn how to drive and get in the left lane.

You’re kidding right? Why does he need to be in the left hand lane in a 60 zone? What if he is turning right in to the hockey centre? Are you one of those morons who will speed up to the backside of someone in the left lane doing 90 on the parkway to then accelerate on the left at the first sign of a slip lane?

Pork Hunt 8:31 am 23 Jul 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Pork Hunt said :

Tetranitrate said :

voytek3 said :

Not as foolish as you as for being in the right lane for no reason whatsoever. In fact I think she was telling you to learn how to drive and get in the left lane.

From memory that would be a 60 zone.
There is no requirement whatsoever for drivers to keep left on roads limited 80km/hour or slower. “Keep left” is a rule for highways/parkways, not suburban streets.

Just deal with it. You don’t have a god given right to speed in the right lane.

How about you deal with it also and stay left?

Thing is, after reading so many self entitled posts about owning the right lane, I seem to find my self always use the right hand lane now(doing exactly the speed limit, of course).

It’s got SFA to to with owning anything. It’s about courtesy. Do you also hold people up on foot paths, bike paths and escalators.

DrKoresh 12:59 am 23 Jul 13

This video is hardly anything to make a fuss about, and it’s exceedingly unlikely to be the same girl as the one unfortunately struck in Civic. Dancing in front of cars was (embarrassingly) a young teenage passtime when I was 14/15. You’d do it well ahead of the car and get out of the way with plenty of room, and the young lady in this video wasn’t even doing it in the same lane as the vehicle. It’s stupid and annoying, but nothing at all to get worked up over.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 11:24 pm 22 Jul 13

Pork Hunt said :

Tetranitrate said :

voytek3 said :

Not as foolish as you as for being in the right lane for no reason whatsoever. In fact I think she was telling you to learn how to drive and get in the left lane.

From memory that would be a 60 zone.
There is no requirement whatsoever for drivers to keep left on roads limited 80km/hour or slower. “Keep left” is a rule for highways/parkways, not suburban streets.

Just deal with it. You don’t have a god given right to speed in the right lane.

How about you deal with it also and stay left?

Thing is, after reading so many self entitled posts about owning the right lane, I seem to find my self always use the right hand lane now(doing exactly the speed limit, of course).

Pork Hunt 9:31 pm 22 Jul 13

Tetranitrate said :

voytek3 said :

Not as foolish as you as for being in the right lane for no reason whatsoever. In fact I think she was telling you to learn how to drive and get in the left lane.

From memory that would be a 60 zone.
There is no requirement whatsoever for drivers to keep left on roads limited 80km/hour or slower. “Keep left” is a rule for highways/parkways, not suburban streets.

Just deal with it. You don’t have a god given right to speed in the right lane.

How about you deal with it also and stay left?

Tetranitrate 9:03 pm 22 Jul 13

voytek3 said :

Not as foolish as you as for being in the right lane for no reason whatsoever. In fact I think she was telling you to learn how to drive and get in the left lane.

From memory that would be a 60 zone.
There is no requirement whatsoever for drivers to keep left on roads limited 80km/hour or slower. “Keep left” is a rule for highways/parkways, not suburban streets.

Just deal with it. You don’t have a god given right to speed in the right lane.

voytek3 8:40 pm 22 Jul 13

Not as foolish as you as for being in the right lane for no reason whatsoever. In fact I think she was telling you to learn how to drive and get in the left lane.

Chop71 5:34 pm 22 Jul 13

I think the police could use this video

bundah 5:32 pm 22 Jul 13

Northbourne/London is nowhere near Mouat/Archibald,besides if a female had been killed we would’ve heard about it. It has been reported however that the female who was hit by a Hyundai Sonata at Northbourne/London is,sadly,in a critical condition.

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