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GP’s dashcam compilation

By johnboy - 2 April 2013 17

GP posted in the comments about his compilation of dashcam terror.

We thought it was worth a run on its own.

Enjoy.

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17 Responses to
GP’s dashcam compilation
Holden Caulfield 3:13 pm 02 Apr 13

BicycleCanberra said :

Who said it was only cyclists that run red lights? Is it a wonder why Issuance companies think Canberrans are the worst drivers in the nation!

Issuance? Be vewy, vewy quiet, we’re hunting wabbits.

Anyway, seeing as many cyclists protest they are motorists too, how do we know the motorists in the video aren’t also cyclists? After all, practice makes perfect.

dtc 2:45 pm 02 Apr 13

gentoopenguin said :

I never rely on the other driver doing the right thing and, as such, have never had an accident. If I see someone about to run a red light, then I slow to accommodate their idiocy. As my mother likes to say, there’s no point being right if all that means is you end up in hospital or dead.

If I were running a public education campaign to reduce traffic accidents, this is the one I would run. Yes, its defensive (not advanced) driving 101, but so many people seem to fail to understand the concept. My wife constantly says ‘he didnt indicate and turned’ or ‘he just changed lanes’ and I think ‘why did that surprise you…again’.

I’m sure some people will argue that placing the onus on a driver to make sure someone else is doing the right thing, rather than on the other driver to do the right thing, will just encourage bad behaviour (‘I’ll go through that red light because the other drivers are taught to not go through until they have checked”). But, firstly, I dont think there are that many people who will do that (other than the ones who already do it) and, secondly, it becomes a game of double bluff and thats not a long term proposition.

But nonetheless I’m sure we will get another speeding and drink driving campaign

Deref 2:44 pm 02 Apr 13

Great compilation and great music. Well done.

And jezuz!

gentoopenguin 2:22 pm 02 Apr 13

I never rely on the other driver doing the right thing and, as such, have never had an accident. If I see someone about to run a red light, then I slow to accommodate their idiocy. As my mother likes to say, there’s no point being right if all that means is you end up in hospital or dead.

Grail 2:09 pm 02 Apr 13

If I see a red light runner, I make it my job to give them a scare by driving out in front of them.

After all, if you don’t do that, you’re just enabling & encouraging aren’t you?

Henry82 2:04 pm 02 Apr 13

Nothing surprising….really.

tim_c 1:58 pm 02 Apr 13

Wow, I’m surprised you only managed to get 3 minutes of footage. I got my action cam in April last year, and by the end of the year I had a compilation almost 10 minutes long!

Dilandach 1:31 pm 02 Apr 13

Cantabile said :

Thumper said :

Got to admit, these days I look left and right when i’ve got a green light.

And I don’t trust indicators in use or otherwise on roundabouts, I’ve had too many cars contradict their indicators to trust what they’re telling me.

I’ve never had an accident, I trust no one. So you’ve got your indicator on and turning the corner? Yeah right buddy not falling for it. I’d rather wait the extra 3 – 4 seconds just to be sure. Yeah, I’m probably over cautious but I’d rather have someone honk at me for waiting just that little bit longer than trusting that someone else is going to do the right thing.

I think the closest I’ve come so far is the roundabout on parkes way, two cars going straight through. I was on the inside lane and the other car was on the outside lane but he decided to shortcut it through the roundabout via my lane. Thankfully I suspected he was going to do that and got out of the way. Fool kept going on without a care in the world.

shirty_bear 1:09 pm 02 Apr 13

Nice to see lots of people invoking Fyshwick rules in other parts of town.

MERC600 1:02 pm 02 Apr 13

Thumper said :

Got to admit, these days I look left and right when i’ve got a green light.

Been a couple of times I’ve been shocked to see a vehicle scream past across the front of my car.

I’m with Thumper .. I have a quick squiz both ways. Damm near got cleaned up once on the Hindmarsh lights near the hospital.

Cantabile 12:50 pm 02 Apr 13

Thumper said :

Got to admit, these days I look left and right when i’ve got a green light.

And I don’t trust indicators in use or otherwise on roundabouts, I’ve had too many cars contradict their indicators to trust what they’re telling me.

Thumper 12:35 pm 02 Apr 13

Got to admit, these days I look left and right when i’ve got a green light.

Been a couple of times I’ve been shocked to see a vehicle scream past across the front of my car.

Cantabile 12:32 pm 02 Apr 13

Unsure which is more scary – that compilation, or the fact that it’s something we see every day and I was all like ‘meh’.

Solidarity 11:58 am 02 Apr 13

No insurance company thinks that. Premiums are less than NSW.

BicycleCanberra 11:20 am 02 Apr 13

Who said it was only cyclists that run red lights? Is it a wonder why Issuance companies think Canberrans are the worst drivers in the nation!

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