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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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The Traineediplomat 9:55 pm 09 Dec 11

I recall some other idiot pulling this exact same move at the Barry Drive/McCaughey St lights by going into the slip lane and skipping across McCaughey St. A few days later I saw another car try the same move but it was hampered by the sudden arrival of a truck. Not to smarten up and turn left onto McCaughey St and work out a way around on other streets or U-turning, the idiot waited for the truck and other vehicles to go through to the ANU before continue their now absolutely pointless move across McCaughey St.

Peeps are crazy.

But a dash-cam does sound like a great idea….there’s a website just waiting to happen!

Sgt.Bungers 2:05 pm 09 Dec 11

ohrid20 said :

How fast were you going to catch her at the next set of lights?? 😉

I think you would need a lot of storage to film bad drivers in Canberra….Dont you just hate it when people pick their nose while driving?

60 km/h @ 16x, so 960 km/h, or approx 267 m/s. 🙂

Karma will eventually get to those who nose pick in a moving vehicle. Nothing like an airbag to the elbow to help them pick a winner.

Erg0 12:59 pm 09 Dec 11

Classified said :

Erg0 said :

Classified said :

People drive like retards because they are.

Fixed that for you.

This sort of thing happens regularly on ACT roads. People do it because they will almost always get away with it.

This is true, but it still takes a special kind of person to make the leap between “I can do this” and “I should do this”.

ohrid20 12:41 pm 09 Dec 11

How fast were you going to catch her at the next set of lights?? 😉

I think you would need a lot of storage to film bad drivers in Canberra….Dont you just hate it when people pick their nose while driving?

Mysteryman 12:17 pm 09 Dec 11

Mang said :

Mysteryman said :

I’ll be he threw his cigarette butt out the window, too. The next person I see doing that while I’m on the bike gets an armoured glove through their rear vision mirror.

…well, probably not, but each time it happens I get closer and closer to doing it.

*Sigh* now I have to start smoking in my car againg with the hope that you will witness it and drive you nuts.

Please don’t! 🙁

p1 12:10 pm 09 Dec 11

Mysteryman said :

I’ll be he threw his cigarette butt out the window, too. The next person I see doing that while I’m on the bike gets an armoured glove through their rear vision mirror.

…well, probably not, but each time it happens I get closer and closer to doing it.

I feel exactly the same. The time a butt (sparks flying) missed my face by about a metre, I found it very hard not to smash something. I did use universally understood hand gestures to express my displeasure though.

Classified 12:07 pm 09 Dec 11

Erg0 said :

Classified said :

People drive like retards because they are.

Fixed that for you.

This sort of thing happens regularly on ACT roads. People do it because they will almost always get away with it.

Mang 11:54 am 09 Dec 11

Mysteryman said :

I’ll be he threw his cigarette butt out the window, too. The next person I see doing that while I’m on the bike gets an armoured glove through their rear vision mirror.

…well, probably not, but each time it happens I get closer and closer to doing it.

*Sigh* now I have to start smoking in my car againg with the hope that you will witness it and drive you nuts.

Mysteryman 11:49 am 09 Dec 11

I’ll be he threw his cigarette butt out the window, too. The next person I see doing that while I’m on the bike gets an armoured glove through their rear vision mirror.

…well, probably not, but each time it happens I get closer and closer to doing it.

Erg0 10:19 am 09 Dec 11

Classified said :

People drive like retards because they are.

Fixed that for you.

Sgt.Bungers 10:14 am 09 Dec 11

Jivrashia said :

(Party pooper coming through! Please make way!)

Are you REALLY REALLY sure it’s the same car?? I noticed that you seemed to have lost him/her as he had gone way way ahead of you while you where at the red lights at the Macarthur Ave and Miller St. intersection.

From the video all I could attest was that it was the same colour, manufacturer (Mitsubishi?), and model.

Your cam may not have caught it, but if you can testify with your very own eyes that the same car that committed a cross over the double line (which is the only offence he/she did) is the same car your cam caught at the intersection of ABC666, then I have nothing more to say.

So, can you attest that it was the same car?

From your video, I can’t.

Yep. 100% positive. I read out the number plate on video as he did it (in the original)

If you watch the video on youtube in 720p full screen, you can make out the same dents in the back of the car and the same sik wheels that cost more than the car itself.

Mang 7:18 am 09 Dec 11

Holden Caulfield said :

The worst part of that was that he didn’t take the clear lane turning on to Northbourne. You never give up pole position. 😛

+1

It can not be the same Magna, surely nobody who thinks to use that handy traffic beating move would give up pole position!

spinact 1:36 am 09 Dec 11

Could be the same car, you can see the sun glinting off his fully sick rims (on a Magna, really, why would you bother?)

I’m no expert but I’d say the only road rule broken would be crossing a continuous white line. I’m sure the cops would throw in reckless driving as well

Jivrashia 12:03 am 09 Dec 11

(Party pooper coming through! Please make way!)

Are you REALLY REALLY sure it’s the same car?? I noticed that you seemed to have lost him/her as he had gone way way ahead of you while you where at the red lights at the Macarthur Ave and Miller St. intersection.

From the video all I could attest was that it was the same colour, manufacturer (Mitsubishi?), and model.

Your cam may not have caught it, but if you can testify with your very own eyes that the same car that committed a cross over the double line (which is the only offence he/she did) is the same car your cam caught at the intersection of ABC666, then I have nothing more to say.

So, can you attest that it was the same car?

From your video, I can’t.

Classified 9:03 pm 08 Dec 11

People drive like retards because they can.

Golden-Alpine 8:49 pm 08 Dec 11

I saw a guy driving a white station wagon commodore without plates down Belconnen Way, turn left down Benjamin Way where the lights were red. He then did a u-turn at the first intersection back up Benjamin Way only to have to wait at the slip lane giving way to the cars that then had the green light. I hoped he was in a rush in his un-registered car to the hosptial but no he drove straight past the hospital.

ThatUniStudent 8:05 pm 08 Dec 11

Hercsie said :

And where can I get a dash cam?

Ebay is your friend. Just do a search for “dash cam” or if you want GPS tracking and speed read out type “dash cam gps”.

This is the same model I have: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-7-Dual-Lens-Dashboard-Dash-Camera-Car-DVR-black-box-video-recorder-GPS-logger-/280754826597

It’s okay, supplies a good picture and GPS log, but getting your speed from the GPS data is not easy. I ended up using the software from one of these:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2GB-G-sensor-Car-DVR-Camera-Blackbox-Dash-Recorder-GPS-/220837655456
That’s the First Scene unit which IMHO is better than the unit I have, apart from only having a single camera. It has far better picture quality, works better at night and has an emergency button which saves the video file with a heading of ’emergency’ instead of a standard time and date format. Both units though have G metres and GPS and will shoot okay video though not so good at night. And both are under $170.

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