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Actual Enforcement of Keep Left laws?

By el - 21 October 2007 27


Now, I’m not usually one to forward on unconfirmed ‘chain’ emails, but I’ve just received this.

“Word is that the ACT Government is looking at implementing signage stating ‘Frustration causes accidents” and “Please allow overtaking‘ on major roads including Parkes Way, Hindmarsh Drive and the Barton Highways to go with newer ‘Keep left unless overtaking’ signs advertising the possible fines for non-compliance.”

Personally I think it’s a great idea, if people actually bother to read the bloody things (and of course *if* it’s true).

What’s Your opinion?

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Actual Enforcement of Keep Left laws?
el ......VNBerlinaV8 10:51 pm 21 Oct 07

(and no, I am not one of the offenders 😛 … unless doing the speed limit is an offence…)

If you’re not overtaking someone it *is* an offence (on roads with the large ‘Keep Left Unless Overtaking’ signs at least).

burninator 10:46 pm 21 Oct 07

Going slower than the speed limit in the right lane is a cardinal sin in Canberra, but unfortunately, so is doing the speed limit in that lane.

It’s time everyone stopped treating it like their god-given-right to drive in that lane uninterrupted.

(and no, I am not one of the offenders 😛 … unless doing the speed limit is an offence…)

bd84 10:32 pm 21 Oct 07

i think it is well known that people generally cant read these kind of signs or take no notice.

I just object to the morons who tailgate you when you’re overtaking AND you’re already doing 10kms over the speed limit, this reminds me of the moron I encountered in the green falcon the other week (on a one lane road though) I should have taken the small chance to run him off the road 😉

anon1972 10:08 pm 21 Oct 07

It is amazing how people with blue on white number plates can only do 80kmh on the Kings Hwy…until the overtaking lanes appear that is…..

el ......VNBerlinaV8 9:49 pm 21 Oct 07

There seems to be a trend on multi lane roads such as Adelaide Ave in the mornings towards Civic. A huge convoy of people move to the right hand land as soon as they possibly can travelling at around 70km/h. As soon as the convoy passes the Japanese embassy in Yarralumla, probably 80% of them return to the middle and left hand lanes, and a large number of them exit.

I can’t really see the reason for this behaviour myself.

boomacat 9:36 pm 21 Oct 07

I am so sick of being caught behind retarts that drive below the speed limit in single lane no overtaking roads, eg Yass Road between Queanbo and Canberra.

What is so hard about driving the speed limit? Pay attention you nobs.

hingo_VRCalaisV6 9:33 pm 21 Oct 07

Sounds good. Maybe this sign can replace my flashing of the headlights and hand gestures. I am pretty fed up with people driving slower than the speed limit in the right hand lane. If they want to do that, pull over to the left and stop being a power tripping jerk off.

ant 8:59 pm 21 Oct 07

Just keep tailgating them. I’m sure they’ll move over for you eventually.

Deano 8:56 pm 21 Oct 07

Once more without the typo…

Check out Convoys
for some interesting solutions to address the overtaking problem.

Deano 8:55 pm 21 Oct 07

for some interesting solutions to address the overtaking problem.

Deano 8:53 pm 21 Oct 07

The sign originates from the UK where lower speed limits apply to trucks than do to cars and many of the roads are busy single lanes. As you can imagine, huge ‘convoys’ develop behind trucks that do not make use the passing bays.

cranky 7:11 pm 21 Oct 07

This is a sign dreamed up by someone who believes it could work. I agree with the sentiments. Makes a change from “Keep Left – or We’ll Fine you $3million.
The font is wrong for a traffic sign, the colour is wrong for the message shown, and the whole thing is offset, with no apparent shadow thrown.

el ......VNBerlinaV8 6:22 pm 21 Oct 07

and BTW, no mention was made of ‘constantly overtaking’.

el ......VNBerlinaV8 6:21 pm 21 Oct 07

If my experiences on the parkway and Adelaide Avenue lately are anything to go by, then YES.

sepi 6:05 pm 21 Oct 07

Is anyone who constantly overtakes driving at the speed limit?

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