Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Developing Canberra Together
View our developments

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.

What’s Your opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
72 Responses to
GDE Users, Unite!
Filter
Showing only Website comments
Order
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
S4anta 4:36 pm 13 Jan 09

Stung said :

I can’t believe people are advocating snitching on here..

He is probably just trying to get to work quicker, not hurting anybody.. Good on him – you probably just wish you had the stones to do it too!

Morning poo in paper bag/glad wrap.
eye on the rear vision mirror.
as he is passing lob on the windscreen and sit back and watch the magic.

Granny 4:33 pm 13 Jan 09

In my day we used to drive through houses to get to work on time.

H1NG0 4:25 pm 13 Jan 09

Members of RiotACT unite! Its vigilante time!!

Team RiotACT – traffic police!

Granny 4:13 pm 13 Jan 09

People just don’t have any stones these days!

Thumper 4:11 pm 13 Jan 09

And there is perfectly good bike paths all over the city. okay, they are only one lane, but who cares…

caf 4:08 pm 13 Jan 09

Why stop there – why not drive on the opposite side of the road too – there’s a couple of perfectly good lanes there too!

Granny 3:46 pm 13 Jan 09

Stung said :

I can’t believe people are advocating snitching on here..

He is probably just trying to get to work quicker, not hurting anybody.. Good on him – you probably just wish you had the stones to do it too!

Good point, Stung! In fact, why have road rules at all? I can’t think of a single good reason that it might be a bad idea for a car to drive in a bike lane … tick, tick, tick … no, still nothing! As VYBerlinaV8 said, perhaps everyone should do it. Why the hell not?

tylersmayhem 3:40 pm 13 Jan 09

So I urge all GDE users, if you see this moron coming up behind you, put your car halfway into the bike lane

Yes, please just be careful doing this. I’d kinda like to make it to work and home in one piece!

Growling Ferret 3:32 pm 13 Jan 09

Want to get to work quicker? Leave 5 minutes earlier. Doing a run down the bike lane is fine on a motorbike for safety reasons, but should not be in a car…

What makes this halfwit more ‘special’ than every other road user who has to wait their turn?

Swaggie 3:16 pm 13 Jan 09

A handful of nails, an eye on the passenger side mirror, spot the silver Mitsubishi Mirage, wind down the window, deposit nails in bike lane….. and go back later and pick up those that are still there and not adorning the Mirage Tyres…

Stung 3:15 pm 13 Jan 09

I can’t believe people are advocating snitching on here..

He is probably just trying to get to work quicker, not hurting anybody.. Good on him – you probably just wish you had the stones to do it too!

Growling Ferret 1:33 pm 13 Jan 09

Just have a copper sit 50 metres the other side of the off ramp – and book ever driver who fails to stop at the Stop sign.

Do it for a week from 8-9am and the issue would be solved. Each sucker taking the off ramp and failing to stop would get hit with 3 points and a couple of hundred bucks. Easy fixed.

Mr Evil 1:33 pm 13 Jan 09

toby101375 said :

That twat is fighting the system, he/she is stronger than you. You don’t have the balls to do it. I congratulate the f***er.

Yeah, fight the power – drive in the cycle lane!

The best idea would be for EVERYONE to drive in the bike lane. That way, everyone gets there quicker, and Mr Silver Mirage is shown his rightful place. Plus, it sends a message to the establishment that we aren’t gonna take this one lane bull$hit when there’s room for two.

Danman 1:09 pm 13 Jan 09

April 24, Florence and Normandy

Thumper 1:09 pm 13 Jan 09

For some reason I always thought that was Douglas Adams…

caf 1:06 pm 13 Jan 09

niftydog, according to Terry Pratchett: “The shortest unit of time in the multiverse is the New York Second, defined as the period of time between the traffic lights turning green and the cab behind you honking.”

Thumper 1:04 pm 13 Jan 09

13 October 1975….

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2018 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
the-riotact.com | aboutregional.com.au | b2bmagazine.com.au | thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site