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People throwing things at motorcyclists

By dannybear 30 October 2010 32

Yesterday at about 6:15pm at the Banks IGA I witnessed a group of teenagers at the bus stop there throw a bottle at a motorcyclist driving past

If it had of hit him it probably would have caused a crash.

Pretty disgusting behavior.

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Mulberry 1:40 am 05 Nov 10

MJay said :

Pork Hunt said :

MJay said :

Then again 90% of motorcyclists drive like idiots and I wouldn’t be too concerned if they were involved in a crash that resulted in amputation and not allowing them back on the road.

Fuckwit!!!

Nah you can’t classify me as that, I’m not a biker!

The day bikers respect the road rules I’ll respect them.

No.. you really are a fuckwit!! Motorcycle riders are people with families, children, wives, friends, husbands, parents, etc… they are the same people as anyone else that shares our road.. who do you think you are?

Mulberry 1:37 am 05 Nov 10

Captain RAAF said :

Yesterday at about 10:15am at the Tuggers Bunnings I witnessed a trolley left unattended perched precariously near the footpath. If it had rolled onto the road it probably would have caused a crash, perhaps even killing 20 or 30 brainless motorbike riders as they rode past, distracted while adjusting their helmet cams so they could post youtube vids of their amazing riding exploits and non-giving way car drivers…..if we were lucky that is!

Pretty disgusting behavior.

Seriousley… what is wrong with you captain RAAF? Do you think every person who rides a motorcycle is some sort of loser??
Throwing things at any vehicle driver is dangerous… but a motorcyclist is a whole lot worse. Its small minded people like yourself that dont have respect for the bikes on our roads and tend to assist in motorcyclist accidents…

it isnt ALWAYS the bikes fault.

Most motorcyclists are decent people who follow the road rules, and just like car drivers, there are some who screw it up for the rest!

Get off your high horse now, because he could very well be hit by a bottle or some other sort of debri!

Sonja 7:04 am 02 Nov 10

MJay, for the record, most motorcyclists disobey the same road laws that drivers do – speeding, changing lanes at a seconds notice and some even tailgate.

For myself, I speed to get away from moronic drivers who don’t know what the speed limit is. I can deal with being tailgated in my car, but not while I’m on my motorbike. Better to avoid trouble in general.

KB1971 1:35 pm 01 Nov 10

p1 said :

If they had thrown a bottle a me I would have had words to say to them.

While waving a finger no doubt 🙂

KB1971 1:34 pm 01 Nov 10

dvaey said :

Sonja said :

Sorry, folks, but the road is NOT your personal ash-tray. Most cars do have one, though, so please god, USE IT!

Slightly off-topic, but actually a growing number of modern cars DONT have one. Apparently car manufacturers are jumping on the ‘you cant smoke here’ band-wagon, which disappointingly will lead to an increase in butts being thrown out of cars.

Just like public places removing ash-trays then complaining about butts on the ground… we can whinge and bitch about it til the cows come home, but as long as the number of bins and ash-trays keeps being reduced without the amount of litter reducing, well, the outcome is obvious.

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So it is societies fault smokers are incapable/too lazy to dispose of their rubbish thoughtfully?

dvaey 12:27 pm 01 Nov 10

Sonja said :

Sorry, folks, but the road is NOT your personal ash-tray. Most cars do have one, though, so please god, USE IT!

Slightly off-topic, but actually a growing number of modern cars DONT have one. Apparently car manufacturers are jumping on the ‘you cant smoke here’ band-wagon, which disappointingly will lead to an increase in butts being thrown out of cars.

Just like public places removing ash-trays then complaining about butts on the ground… we can whinge and bitch about it til the cows come home, but as long as the number of bins and ash-trays keeps being reduced without the amount of litter reducing, well, the outcome is obvious.

hawker said :

And the moron in a Subaru I reported as dangerously driving on Monaro Highway between about 7.30am – 7.45am – still going. All I said was they should put an unmarked car in that area, and they’d have him off the road and fined to the hilt in one morning.

Thats not the way our government and policing work. The police get enough calls about a problem area, they pass it onto urban services who spend 12 months investigating the site, before putting in a speed camera, by which time the offending motorist no longer uses that bit of road.

These ‘the police should do something about xyz sedan on monaro/parkway/barton, it comes past everyday at 7am’ just go to show how people get used to breaking the law because they know they wont get caught. If you drive a road everyday for years, never seeing any form of enforcement, why not take the risk? The solution, is high visibility policing, taking a pro-active role as you suggest rather than sitting down with their coffee. And by ‘high-visibilty policing’ I dont mean setting up RAPID on a trunk road in the middle of rush-hour, as that only encourages people to exceed the speed limit to make up for lost time.

Tooks 9:21 am 01 Nov 10

hawker said :

Yep. Put these idiots in packs and they’re big and brave, put them by themselves and they’re gutless.

No point reporting it to local cops, they’re next to useless. Out of the 2 things I’ve reported in as many months, what has been done, nothing? They were going to call me about an incident and come around and take a report, but the boss just wanted the ‘case closed’ for the weekend, so they didn’t have any open jobs – their words not mine. When I rung to follow it up, they pretty much said ‘what job’ and said they couldn’t find one. Funny that. Close a job, can’t find it. Mind you, I should have asked for a reference number, but it slipped my mind.

And the moron in a Subaru I reported as dangerously driving on Monaro Highway between about 7.30am – 7.45am – still going. All I said was they should put an unmarked car in that area, and they’d have him off the road and fined to the hilt in one morning. So obviously the cup of coffee is too inviting to do police work at that time of the morning.

Obviously you stopped and moved it didn’t you Captain RAAF? Since you’re so concerned about society and safety?

I don’t know whether to laugh at your ignorance and stupidity, or cry.

Tooks 9:20 am 01 Nov 10

gospeedygo said :

Just lucky the motorcyclist wasn’t the patched kind. There would have been a big lesson learned that day.

Pity by the time the patched member called a few of his mates for back up, the kids would be long gone.

MJay 12:19 am 01 Nov 10

Pork Hunt said :

MJay said :

Then again 90% of motorcyclists drive like idiots and I wouldn’t be too concerned if they were involved in a crash that resulted in amputation and not allowing them back on the road.

Fuckwit!!!

Nah you can’t classify me as that, I’m not a biker!

The day bikers respect the road rules I’ll respect them.

Pork Hunt 8:36 pm 31 Oct 10

MJay said :

Then again 90% of motorcyclists drive like idiots and I wouldn’t be too concerned if they were involved in a crash that resulted in amputation and not allowing them back on the road.

Fuckwit!!!

Captain RAAF 7:10 pm 31 Oct 10

hawker said :

Obviously you stopped and moved it didn’t you Captain RAAF? Since you’re so concerned about society and safety?

Since when was I concerned about society? I have my guns and will just cut you lot away when the famine/flood/war/alien invasion/zombie uprising or labor’s re-election comes around!

DBCooper 1:13 pm 31 Oct 10

A wise man once said – Don’t F**k with bikers.

While 99% of motorcyclists aren’t bikers, it’s impossible to distinguish the two and safer to
assume the worst. I could almost….almost understand throwing projectiles at cars,trucks etc But a motorcycle? and a glass bottle? Insanity from many standpoints.

To bad they weren’t messing with 1%’ers.

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