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GDE Users, Unite!

By BenMac 13 January 2009 72

I used the GDE every day and put up with the slow moving traffic just like everyone else has to. What really gets me is when I see a silver Mitsubishi Mirage (Unknown rego) driving in the bike lane.

I’ve have seen this on many different occasions during peak hour, with it happening again today. This twat gets on at Ginninderra Dr, gets directly into the bike lane and stays there until he gets off at the Tuggeranong Parkway. Today the traffic wasn’t even stopped, it was moving at a slow pace, but he still decided to drive in the bike lane just to save a few seconds.

So I urge all GDE users, if you see this moron coming up behind you, put your car halfway into the bike lane (assuming there aren’t any bikes in it at the time) and make him use the road like everyone else.

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Danman 7:11 pm 14 Jan 09

I think my post @ #11 pretty much covered this already…

Lenient 5:43 pm 14 Jan 09

I see your +1 and raise you -10000

peterh 4:58 pm 14 Jan 09

tylersmayhem said :

Wow Sgt, I can’t see you all the way up their on your horse.

No BenMac – he’s pretty f**kin’ spot on!

+1

and Sgt, good to hear a voice of reason.

tylersmayhem 4:40 pm 14 Jan 09

Wow Sgt, I can’t see you all the way up their on your horse.

No BenMac – he’s pretty f**kin’ spot on!

BenMac 4:12 pm 14 Jan 09

Wow Sgt, I can’t see you all the way up their on your horse.

H1NG0 12:43 pm 14 Jan 09

I think this is getting a bit ridiculous. I’m outta here…

Sgt.Bungers 12:40 pm 14 Jan 09

Calls for vigilante action, great. Driving or is the most dangerous task the majority of Canberrans undertake every day. Why make it more dangerous for everyone than it already is? Don’t think for a minute that if you or anyone else deliberately tries to cut off the driver and passengers of the Mirage, that you wont be found at least partially at fault if there is a crash/injuries/fatalities as a result.

What if the driver of the Mirage is on his way to day-care each morning you see him, with his or other people’s children in the back that you haven’t noticed? You cut him off and he swerves as a result, the car rolls and the kids are killed. Hardly an impossible scenario is it? Could you live with the fact that the actions you took or encouraged as a result of your petty jealousy of another person “cutting the queue” resulted in innocent children being killed? What if in your blind rage about someone else saving a few seconds, you failed to notice a cyclist in the cycle lane in front of the Mirage as you were planning to block him, thus running over and crippling the cyclist for life when you made your move? Again, hardly an impossible scenario seeing as cyclits are hard to spot, especially when you’re focusing on a particular car.

Would you condone someone to start throwing rocks in the general direction of someone else who jumped the queue at the bank just to discourage them from doing it again? No? It’s dangerous and could result in the person or innocent bystanders being injured or killed? Then what the hell are you thinking encouraging people to use their several tonne piece of machinery as a weapon to make a point?

Yes, the Mirage driver is clearly an impatient moron with no regard for the road rules and should be dealt with BY THE POLICE. Vigilante action on the road and using your vehicle as a weapon, is unforgivable IMHO, and far worse than the minor offence of driving in a un-trafficable lane. You, BenMac, are one of many Australian drivers who suffer from tall poppy syndrome to such a severe degree that all rational sense goes out the window when you see someone making progress in traffic in a manner you feel is illegal.

Get the guys rego, call the police every day that you see the guy driving in the bike lane, and they’ll eventually come out to deal with it. Then, take a defensive driver course, and begin focusing solely on your driving practices, not anyone else’s.

peterh 9:01 am 14 Jan 09

shanefos said :

Tooks said :

bigred said :

entirely predictable response by Tooks. Seems the Youtube plus natonal media is the answer if one has a problem in Canberra.

If you don’t think police have been keeping an eye on YouTube for years, then you’re sadly mistaken.

Hours and hours of fun to be had trolling through Youtube, huh, Tooks?
And they can check out footage of their brethren doing doughnuts (pardon the pun) and beating up perps!

they have different teams working on all manners of internet sites, you-tube, IM chat, forums, and guys scanning the web for potentially dangerous sites, brag sites, swindlers. In fact, there are several law enforcement agencies across the world doing this.

the fact that Tooks has made his prescence known is a rarity. many police members don’t.

shanefos 8:30 am 14 Jan 09

Tooks said :

bigred said :

entirely predictable response by Tooks. Seems the Youtube plus natonal media is the answer if one has a problem in Canberra.

If you don’t think police have been keeping an eye on YouTube for years, then you’re sadly mistaken.

Hours and hours of fun to be had trolling through Youtube, huh, Tooks?
And they can check out footage of their brethren doing doughnuts (pardon the pun) and beating up perps!

Tooks 8:17 am 14 Jan 09

bigred said :

entirely predictable response by Tooks. Seems the Youtube plus natonal media is the answer if one has a problem in Canberra.

Actually, traffic complaints like this one are phoned in and dealt with ALL the time. I’m sure you’ll mention your recent experience, but from what I can gather, you made a complaint about that and it was dealt with?

If you don’t think police have been keeping an eye on YouTube for years, then you’re sadly mistaken.

Tooks 8:13 am 14 Jan 09

BenMac said :

what does the driver with Silver Mirage do at the Belconnen Way bridge

Today he was able to slot back in with the slow moving traffic, but once when the traffic was stopped, he tried to go across side by side. He realised that it was too narrow and forced he way back in.

Surely someone knows the rego by now?

diprotodon 7:34 am 14 Jan 09

Don’t like the way a driver behaves? http://www.ratetheplate.com.au

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