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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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hlawatsch 8:02 pm 28 Aug 11

hlawatsch said :

Classified said :

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.

and theres alot poofs on push bikes too–sort off but i guess submarines sink ships do,nt they

any new 4wd drive tryes on the horizen perhaps should i get orange ones or green ones any ideas sort off

hlawatsch 7:49 pm 28 Aug 11

Classified said :

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.

and theres alot poofs on push bikes too–sort off but i guess submarines sink ships do,nt they

Sarge51 12:58 pm 25 Aug 11

Sarge51 said :

It is called Confirmation Bias.

Nice one. I have to remember that for the next argument. 😉

p1 10:13 am 23 Aug 11

Sarge51 said :

It is also curious to note that there are so many people out there that are ready to blame Action Drivers for every road incident and presumably, the same people pounce on the anti 4wd band wagon whenever possible….

It is called Confirmation Bias. If you think that buses are the worst driven vehicles on the road, then every time you see a bus do something one millimetre outside regulation it confirms you belief. The same reason many people think all cyclists wear Lycra, or that Asians are taking all our jobs, or why Tony Abbott denies global warming every time there is a frost.

KB1971 9:12 am 23 Aug 11

KB1971 said :

00davist said :

And there is no need for bloody FWD Territory’s!

Market share, it gives the manufacturers another oprion to upsell on. There are so many pointless vehicles/options out there, rear seats in a sports car is another.

*option*

KB1971 9:11 am 23 Aug 11

00davist said :

And there is no need for bloody FWD Territory’s!

Market share, it gives the manufacturers another oprion to upsell on. There are so many pointless vehicles/options out there, rear seats in a sports car is another.

shadow boxer 8:27 am 23 Aug 11

Sarge51 said :

shadow boxer said :

Then why would the police say it hit the side of the bus, someone is telling porkies and this story gets fishier all the time.

There is a word missing from the statement. “Almost”

Not fishy at all. The driver of the 4wd was interviewed and admitted full liability with no fault attributed to the bus driver. He has agreed to pay the $450 in damage repair to the bus and also cop the associated infringements.

Fair enough, I knew something wasn’t right, who writes these press releases ? its as bad as the other thread where the car “slammed” on the brakes.

00davist 8:23 am 23 Aug 11

Bussie said :

CHW said :

Huh. Sadly, based on several clues (location, time of day, style of driving) I predict the driver will be identified as …

… another Mum On The School Run.

DO NOT mess with MOTSR.

She has multiple children to ferry to multiple locations, usually has a timetable calculated down to the second, and boy howdy, has she had a lot of high-end coffee in the last two hours.

Half-way through the year… maybe the School Run Stress has peaked?

Mum o’clock is truly a terrible time to drive a bus.

Mum o’clock is truly a terrible time to drive a freakin mining truck!!!

00davist 8:15 am 23 Aug 11

Jim Jones said :

hotwasabee said :

Ben_Dover said :

MightyJoe said :

Also. To all the 4WD haters out there, have you actually ever driven a large (proper) 4WD?

Never felt the need too, I have a more than adequately sized penis, no delusions of my living in back of Bourke, and weigh in at under 150 kilos. But thanks for asking…

Oh yeah, because people who stereotype and involve body parts must really be a sophisticated member of society. Have you ever considered that maybe people from Canberra can actually travel to the back of Bourke?

Besides, why is road rage incident against children into a 4wd bashing exercise? Even a Prius is capable of attacking a bus.

Perhaps you could explain to us all how someone who lives in Canberra needs a 4WD? I’ve travelled widely around the surrounding districts from which people commute to Canberra, and I haven’t come across any terrain that a Commodore couldn’t easily negotiate.

Agreed, Heck, I commute daily anout 120k each way, and my home is down 4km of old dirt track, I have an 08 Civic, and an 08 Accord, nether has an issue with any of it.

I just did a road trip to Brisbane in the Civic (1.8) to pick up some vintage mowers, it travelled from Bris to home in one go (over 15h) with a trailer loaded with 13 mowers, and it had no wories what so ever.

There are some circumstances that require 4WD, and to those who need them, I have no issue with you. There are many people who have them, and dont need them.

And there is no need for bloody FWD Territory’s!

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