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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).

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jasere 11:41 pm 25 Oct 07

if you in the right lane and NOT PASSING, speed limit or not I’m sitting on your ass till you move. Monaro Hwy, TUGG – FYSH and back Mon – Fri , I like to sit on your ass while you public servants wave your arms about and tap on the brakes gives me a good laugh

el ......VNBerlinaV8 6:05 pm 23 Oct 07

Aidan – I forgot common courtesy on the road doesn’t apply for Canberrans. My mistake.

Lord Mælinar 8:34 am 23 Oct 07

You don’t think there is a coincidence between people that can read and use computers and driving skills ?

I think a majority* of RA contributors have 1/2 decent driving skills

*excepting loonies.

la mente torbida 8:08 am 23 Oct 07

So good to see that RiotACT people are such great drivers (it’s just everyone else that’s crap)

boomacat 9:22 pm 22 Oct 07

I agree VY, the convention is that you keep left, the right hand lane is for driving fast.

I don’t like to drive above the speed limit (I don’t think my old shitetin of a car, god love her, could manage continuous fast driving), but I know the rule and keep left. It is courteous and traffic flows more efficiently if you abide by this rule.

Mind I spend a lot of time moving into the right hand lane temporarily to overtake, as people in Cbr just seem to struggle with the whole idea of “speed limit”.

When I learnt to drive, keeping to the left unless you were turning or overtaking was called ‘courteous driving’. A concept lost on a lot of Canberrans.

aidan 1:05 pm 22 Oct 07

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

It is an offence if the road has a speed limit of greater than 80 km/hr *or* there are “Keep left …” signs.

Are there keep left signs on Adelaide Ave? If not, then there is no reason for people not to use whatever lane they want.

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