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Land Cruiser road raging on a bus

By johnboy - 18 August 2011 130

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a road rage incident between a Land Cruiser and an ACTION bus which occurred yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, August 17) on Hopetoun Circuit in Yarralumla.

About 3.10pm, the bus carrying school children was on Hopetoun Circuit when a beige Toyota Land Cruiser attempted to overtake it, colliding with the side of the bus. At the next stop the driver of the Land Cruiser drove into the rear of the bus before driving off.

No one was injured from the incident.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may be able to assist with the investigation by contacting Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Land Cruiser road raging on a bus
Holden Caulfield 10:29 am 18 Aug 11

Commodore drivers, you need to up the ante. Can’t have no pussy 4WD stealing ur headlinez.

(I’m also glad no kiddies were hurt in this inicdent.)

colourful sydney rac 10:26 am 18 Aug 11

MightyJoe said :

Look, I’m glad that no kids were hurt… buuuut

i have seen so many instances where buses just flick the indicator without looking and pull out of a bus stop. The fact that the Bus ended up being in front of the Landcruiser, what does that suggest?

Also. To all the 4WD haters out there, have you actually ever driven a large (proper) 4WD? I don’t currently own one, but when I did, it made me realise that there are a lot of stupid people out there. 2 tons of car cannot stop on a dime. The amount of people waling onto roads just as I was about to pass / cars cutting in front of me, it was amazing.

Again, maybe the guy was drunk, or angry etc, but given my observations on Action drivers over the years, i really believe that the Bus driver did the old, I’m bigger / stronger, won’t bother looking.

Cheers

MJ

You read the bit where the driver deliberately drove into the bus right? Right?

chewy14 10:25 am 18 Aug 11

MightyJoe said :

i really believe that the Bus driver did the old, I’m bigger / stronger, won’t bother looking.

MJ

Highly possible.
Although you did just describe the most common behaviour of a lot of 4WD drivers in Canberra as well.

How many 4WD’s in Canberra have ever seen a dirt road?

MightyJoe 10:15 am 18 Aug 11

Look, I’m glad that no kids were hurt… buuuut

i have seen so many instances where buses just flick the indicator without looking and pull out of a bus stop. The fact that the Bus ended up being in front of the Landcruiser, what does that suggest?

Also. To all the 4WD haters out there, have you actually ever driven a large (proper) 4WD? I don’t currently own one, but when I did, it made me realise that there are a lot of stupid people out there. 2 tons of car cannot stop on a dime. The amount of people waling onto roads just as I was about to pass / cars cutting in front of me, it was amazing.

Again, maybe the guy was drunk, or angry etc, but given my observations on Action drivers over the years, i really believe that the Bus driver did the old, I’m bigger / stronger, won’t bother looking.

Cheers

MJ

Thumper 10:14 am 18 Aug 11

At the next stop the driver of the Land Cruiser drove into the rear of the bus before driving off.

Yeah, I reckon that showed ’em who was boss.

What a flog.

The Frots 10:14 am 18 Aug 11

Jim Jones said :

The Frots said :

Hmmmmmmm. Road rage……………………………..or alcohol???

If it’s a landcruiser, it’s a safe bet to say that the issue was a terminal case of being a wanker.

Yep. More likely the case.

dpm 10:11 am 18 Aug 11

Winner alert!

Maybe after the first side hit, they thought they’d need to get a ‘rear’ hit so they could claim the damage on insurance? I suggest the cops try AAMI and NRMA?

I mean rally, why else would you reverse into a bus, in your own car?!? Bet he taught that bus a lesson! Hahahaha! Twat….

troll-sniffer 10:03 am 18 Aug 11

Cannot discount the possibility that the bus driver sanctimoniously took his ‘right’ to whack the indicator on and pull out without confirming it was appropriate to do so, and the Land Cruiser driver was forced to brake hard, possibly skidding into the bus. With no legal recourse available due to the inequitable laws in place, he got the shits and made his annoyance plain for the driver to see.

Only a possible scenario mind you but I can see it happening from time to time.

Classified 10:02 am 18 Aug 11

Jim Jones said :

The Frots said :

Hmmmmmmm. Road rage……………………………..or alcohol???

If it’s a landcruiser, it’s a safe bet to say that the issue was a terminal case of being a wanker.

There are an awful lot of 4WD owners in this city who seem to think that owning a 4WD means you have automatic right of way.

shadow boxer 10:00 am 18 Aug 11

How do you collide with the side of a bus while overtaking.

Unless of course the bus pulled out while he was overtaking.

Jim is probably right though.

Very Busy 10:00 am 18 Aug 11

To all Canberra drivers – I simply cannot stress this enough. If you are driving along and you see a bus ahead of you, you MUST do whatever it takes to get infront of it. Even if that bus is doing the speed limit, it is a sign of tremendous weakness on your part if you don’t get infront of it. Even if you are about to turn left, and the bus is in the left lane, you must change lanes, overtake it, and then cut it off and slam on your brakes to execute your left turn. Same applies when you’re needing to turn left soon after a set of traffic lights. If the left lane at the lights has a bus in it, choose the right lane and then execute the same procedure as above.

Oh, and don’t forget that you should ignore that road rule about giving way to buses that are indicating their intention to exit a bus stop. This rule doesn’t apply to you.

I realise that the vast majority of you already follow these principles but for those that don’t, please – take my advice above and you will get to your destination at least 3.5 seconds quicker.

KB1971 9:58 am 18 Aug 11

Jim Jones said :

The Frots said :

Hmmmmmmm. Road rage……………………………..or alcohol???

If it’s a landcruiser, it’s a safe bet to say that the issue was a terminal case of being a wanker.

Really? I thought only wankers stereotyped…………….

Jim Jones 9:48 am 18 Aug 11

The Frots said :

Hmmmmmmm. Road rage……………………………..or alcohol???

If it’s a landcruiser, it’s a safe bet to say that the issue was a terminal case of being a wanker.

BigBadWoof 9:47 am 18 Aug 11

Hahahaha, I’m glad the school children weren’t hurt but wow. Sounds like someone was drunk or just plain stupid to me.

The Frots 9:28 am 18 Aug 11

Hmmmmmmm. Road rage……………………………..or alcohol???

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