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Glenloch Morons

By pbissett - 13 April 2011 99

I’m calling for permanent traffic monitoring in roadwork zones.

A woman who tailgated me through the Glenloch roadworks today was so furious that I was doing the speed limit she pulled up next to me on Parkes Way after the roadwork zone, leaned out her window  and hurled abuse whilst driving at 90 km/h.

I wanted to move into the left lane and she deliberately blocked me, speeding up and slowing down.

One woman driving recklessly, endangering me and others because I was doing the speed limit.

Things like this happen every day and I’m sick of it.

What’s Your opinion?


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Glenloch Morons
Sleaz274 2:25 pm 13 Apr 11

Wait wait wait…

Women are allowed to drive?!?!?!?!

Well then I have an idea to reduce our congestion and traffic problems by at least 54%, whilst increasing all our speed limits by 20%…

Surely it’s illegal? it’s well demonstrated they have extremely limited spatial awareness, it’d be like driving drunk…all the time.

EvanJames 2:13 pm 13 Apr 11

SigmaOctantis said :

Has anyone else noticed how it’s always young women who are the rudest, most aggresive, inconsiderate and unco-operative drivers on Canberra’s roads? I’ve been subjected several times to finger flipping and mouth flapping from young women wearing massive fly-eye-like sunnies and driving some sporty red coupe 30kms over the limit right up my backside. Why the abuse? For the crime of having obeyed the road rules. Grow up for God’s sake.

I had to check the name of the poster of this to make sure it wasn’t me, posting in my sleep!

I call those giant sunglasses “bitch sunglasses”, worn by young and middle-aged rude, aggressive drivers of the female persuasion.

Their anger behind the wheel is only exceeded by their incompetence at controlling their car. The young ones drive Excels and Lancers, the older ones have shiny 4WDs.

SigmaOctantis 12:53 pm 13 Apr 11

Has anyone else noticed how it’s always young women who are the rudest, most aggresive, inconsiderate and unco-operative drivers on Canberra’s roads? I’ve been subjected several times to finger flipping and mouth flapping from young women wearing massive fly-eye-like sunnies and driving some sporty red coupe 30kms over the limit right up my backside. Why the abuse? For the crime of having obeyed the road rules. Grow up for God’s sake.

I’ve lived in Canberra for the last 10 years, and noticed the standard of driving has dramatically decreased over the past couple of years. Why? Don’t know. What to do about it? Move out, unaffordable ACT house prices aside. I just moved to Bungendore. There’s a tangible change in the attitude of drivers as soon as you pass the airport, it’s amazing. I dread to think what it’ll be like to drive in Canberra two years from now.

magiccar9 12:35 pm 13 Apr 11

Although I do follow the speed limits through this section, I am a firm believer that they are rarely needed. The number of times I have trundled through at 40 after work hours and there have been no actual reasons for this speed. No workmen around, no visibility hazards, no dangerous changes in road surfaces. So it begs the question, what warrants these ridiculously slow speeds? +1 to those complaining about the lack of policing though.

Rollersk8r 12:16 pm 13 Apr 11

Completely agree. Most people seem to think the 40 sign is how much speed you’re allowed to add to the speed limit as soon as you think the roadworks are finished!

KB1971 12:15 pm 13 Apr 11

KaptnKaos said :

As long as there are roadworks blocking every arterial road in the ACT, this sort of stuff will happen, suck it up, smile and wave, people will become more frustrated as the roadworks have no end in sight. Now the Monaro will be even more of a carpark at peak times with the Fyshwick widening (finally).

Life is fine & dandy on my morning pushbike commute……..budder all traffic!! But dont tell anyone…..

Innovation 11:41 am 13 Apr 11

Did you get the rego, description of car etc. If so, this is a classic example of what should be reported at https://forms.afp.gov.au/email_forms/act_traffic_info.

The more of us that do this, the sooner these people will be identified and legally or socially restrained. I got the web address from this earlier thread you might fund useful:

http://the-riotact.com/a-better-system-for-reporting-dangerous-driving/40810

luther_bendross 11:41 am 13 Apr 11

I’m with OP. I go through Glenloch and get tailgated as my cruise control and I sit on the roadworks limit. Then (heading south) I accelerate to 100km/h (at the 100km/h sign, not at the “end roadworks” sign) and overtake the same people who are still doing 90km/h. Then further along, they overtake me at close to 120km/h before slamming on their brakes for the speed cameras. Eventually we reach Drakeford Dr at the same time, however my fuel consumption is better than theirs and my clutch and brakes haven’t received the same battering.

I agree that the roadworks areas should be monitored better (i.e. at all). If you are getting tailgated and I’m driving next to you, I will agree that I saw the fox/bunny/child running in front of your car that caused you to hit your brakes suddenly.

georgesgenitals 11:36 am 13 Apr 11

Report it to the police.

KaptnKaos 11:31 am 13 Apr 11

As long as there are roadworks blocking every arterial road in the ACT, this sort of stuff will happen, suck it up, smile and wave, people will become more frustrated as the roadworks have no end in sight. Now the Monaro will be even more of a carpark at peak times with the Fyshwick widening (finally).

Keijidosha 11:30 am 13 Apr 11

Yep, just put on your biggest smile and either wave or give them a thumbs-up. Nothing pisses off a road rager more than polite gestures. I reckon I’ve almost caused a beetroot-faced middle management pleb to have an aneurysm using this method.

Chop71 11:28 am 13 Apr 11

Were you wearing a hat?

shadow boxer 11:21 am 13 Apr 11

40 kmh, fair dinkum, what a stupid speed limit, should just get a bloke with a flag to walk in front of you.

tonkatuff82 11:14 am 13 Apr 11

You need to move out of the ACT if this stuff annoys you.

Very Busy 11:04 am 13 Apr 11

Don’t let it worry you. Canberra has its fair share of bogans. Just give a friendly wave and smile and continue on your merry way.

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