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Macarthur Ave poor driving

By Sgt.Bungers - 8 December 2011 37

Caught this one on my dashcam the other week in North Canberra:

Aside from crossing a solid white centre line, I don’t know what is else illegal about this move if anything…

Besides it being a stupid thing to do at a red light of course.

Any police officers or legal experts care to comment?

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Macarthur Ave poor driving
schmeah 12:18 pm 08 Dec 11

After having too many near misses as a cyclist and as a car driver, I’ve actually started to consider that these cams should be compulsory for road users. There are jsut way too many d### heads out there and the police can’t be everywhere all the time. I reckon if half the hoons knew that other road users had this technology at their disposal they may actually think twice .. (only half though, the others are just brain dead).

That said, has anyone seen a Magna that hasn’t been driven by a F@#k wit with a shoulder tan lately.

wildturkeycanoe 11:53 am 08 Dec 11

I have to admit I have turned left into a slip lane at red lights, gone down the adjacent road till double lines stop, done a u-turn and turned left to continue my journey [only after being stopped at at least a dozen red lights prior, aargh…frustration], all legal maneuvres though. But this takes the cake. At that speed, there is no look right or left option, just do or die. I’m glad nobody got killed or this video may have ended up in court [may still do so on the advice of other posters].

2.0 11:46 am 08 Dec 11

Sgt.Bungers said :

Solidarity said :

I think you need a girlfriend, or a hobby.

I have a hobby:

http://actroads.org

🙂

You have too much time on your hands

Keijidosha 11:34 am 08 Dec 11

jsm2090 said :

The Gopro range of Cameras is great- HD video, small light and cheap, and even comes with a waterproof housing. The motorsport version has a suction mount.
http://gopro.com/

For your average punter wanting to record their commute there are purpose-build dash cams (auto loop recording, etc) on ebay that produce great results for a fraction of the cost of a GoPro.

watto23 11:25 am 08 Dec 11

I originally thought, here we go, another minor offence being complained about, but that was pretty bad and potentially dangerous.

Sgt.Bungers 11:06 am 08 Dec 11

Sgt.Bungers said :

Solidarity said :

I think you need a girlfriend, or a hobby.

I have a hobby:

http://actroads.org

And my girlfriend also just reminded me that I have a girlfriend.

Sgt.Bungers 10:54 am 08 Dec 11

Solidarity said :

I think you need a girlfriend, or a hobby.

I have a hobby:

http://actroads.org

🙂

jsm2090 10:51 am 08 Dec 11

Hercsie said :

And where can I get a dash cam?

I used to expend too much energy getting upset with Canberra drivers. Now that I don’t let it upset me, I can spend it driving even more defesively.

The Gopro range of Cameras is great- HD video, small light and cheap, and even comes with a waterproof housing. The motorsport version has a suction mount.
http://gopro.com/

Waiting For Godot 10:41 am 08 Dec 11

That’s 43 seconds I’ll never get back . . .

You 10:38 am 08 Dec 11

Solidarity said :

I think you need a girlfriend, or a hobby.

http://tinyurl.com/7juy4kf

Hercsie 10:22 am 08 Dec 11

Last week we were travelling north on Miller street and were stopped these traffic lights.

A pedestrian had pushed the pedestrian button and they had a green walk signal. The pedestrian had just made it across to the other side of Macarthur Ave when the lights went green for Miller St traffic.

A dark blue 4 door Astra driven by a young female came down Macarthur ave from the belconnen side and straight through the red light just missing the pedstrian and the south bound car which was starting across the intersection.

What is scary about this is there was no decceleration by the Astra at all – it appeared to be travelling at least 60Kph as though the driver did not even register there was a red light at all.

If the pedestrian had been a bit slower or the cars had started across Macarthur avenue a moment earlier there would have been a different outcome.

WTF is wrong with people!

And where can I get a dash cam?

KeenGolfer 10:18 am 08 Dec 11

Burn the footage onto a CD and take it to your local police station. The issue may be in ID, that is is the plate visible on the footage? Is the footage date/time stamped? Would you be prepared to make a formal statement and go to court if necessary?

There would be a few offences that could possibly be applicable including negligent driving, proceed when traffic light red, part of body outside vehicle, drive on dividing strip/traffic island and drive over continuous white line. It may even fit into a higher category such as furious, reckless or dangerous driving for which the driver would have to go to court.

Special G 10:00 am 08 Dec 11

62567777 – ask for Traffic Operations. You will get both the Police and legal opinion.

Solidarity 9:57 am 08 Dec 11

I think you need a girlfriend, or a hobby.

p1 9:43 am 08 Dec 11

That is fri*ken awesome.

I would love to get a dash cam, but am afraid I would just end up incriminating myself. 🙁

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