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By troll-sniffer - 18 October 2011 13

It has come to my attention that there is a serious disregard for the law by no lesser citizens than our own ACT bus drivers.  Every day, from morning ’til night and beyond, in a complete and flagrant display of law-breaking, buses enter the T2/Bus transit lane heading northward from Woden.

“Well what’s wrong with that?” you might ask.  “Lots”, according to my reading of the rules of the road, which clearly state that you may not cross an unbroken line.  And, for all to see, even on Google Maps, is clear evidence that the dividing line between the plebs and T2 gods is unbroken from the first drop of paint where the T2 lane starts near the Curtin overpass, until up near Hopetoun  Ave where there exists a short broken section, presumably there to allow egress down towards the American Embassy area.

I hereby call on the guardians of our safety, the ACT Police, to patrol the start of the T2 lane down Woden way and ensure that our traffic laws are enforced to the letter.  Any bus, taxi or multi-passenger vehicle caught crossing an unbroken line in that vicinity should be booked.  Persistent offenders should have their vehicles impounded and their employers

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13 Responses to
Scofflaw bus drivers
buzz819 3:34 pm 18 Oct 11

troll-sniffer said :

FioBla said :

Australia Road Rule 147d may apply.

So it seems. Why then do they need all the other entry and exit points as broken lines?

As with just about any area of the road rules, inconsistency of application can easily breed contempt for the remainder of the rules. Just sayin’ ya know.

Oh, and for p1, the original text was truncated somehow, that’s why it maketh not sense at all.

I think you will find that it is still an unbroken white line for vehicles who aren’t permitted to be in the lane, authorised vehicles are able to cross the unbroken white line to enter the lane, makes perfect sense to me.

Do do you still want all these people to be given tickets for no reason, or are you going to learn to read the WHOLE section that relates to a law before getting ants in your pants for no reason?

troll-sniffer 3:08 pm 18 Oct 11

FioBla said :

Australia Road Rule 147d may apply.

So it seems. Why then do they need all the other entry and exit points as broken lines?

As with just about any area of the road rules, inconsistency of application can easily breed contempt for the remainder of the rules. Just sayin’ ya know.

Oh, and for p1, the original text was truncated somehow, that’s why it maketh not sense at all.

FioBla 2:40 pm 18 Oct 11

Australia Road Rule 147d may apply.

Deref 2:34 pm 18 Oct 11

MonarchRepublic said :

Grail said :

We must introduce new legislation to allow different line markings on T2 lanes!

Indeed! In fact, not just lane markings, lets introduce another colour to be painted onto entire sections of road, like the green and red that we already have 🙂

I suggest teal.

MonarchRepublic 2:30 pm 18 Oct 11

Grail said :

We must introduce new legislation to allow different line markings on T2 lanes!

Indeed! In fact, not just lane markings, lets introduce another colour to be painted onto entire sections of road, like the green and red that we already have 🙂

Solidarity 2:29 pm 18 Oct 11

Eppo said :

Solidarity said :

Do you pilot

Busses can fly now?

Airbusses can

Eppo 2:22 pm 18 Oct 11

Solidarity said :

Do you pilot

Busses can fly now?

Grail 2:19 pm 18 Oct 11

We must introduce new legislation to allow different line markings on T2 lanes! I demand that we make the laws more complicated than they already are, there’s not enough work for lawyers as it is!

p1 2:18 pm 18 Oct 11

Persistent offenders should have their vehicles impounded and their employers

You want to impound their employers?

Solidarity said :

Do you pilot a 20+ ton vehicle full of human cargo in peak hour traffic?

If the answer is “no”, shut the hell up.

You Sir, are taking this WAAAAAYYYYY too seriously.

luther_bendross 2:13 pm 18 Oct 11

I too often ponder that set up. I figure it’s just another example of the terrible planning and forethought that goes into the ACT’s roads.

jsm2090 1:36 pm 18 Oct 11

Common sense often prevails when discussing practicality of road rules. I often cross the unbroken line on Commonwealth Ave. heading south to let Parkes Way westbound traffic in to avoid multiple nose-to-tailers. Your public duty calls; maybe you could get down there with some black paint to allow the buses to enter the lane legally through a dotted line?

Thoroughly Smashed 1:30 pm 18 Oct 11

Ehh, you’re no Ian Warden.

Solidarity 1:19 pm 18 Oct 11

Do you pilot a 20+ ton vehicle full of human cargo in peak hour traffic?

If the answer is “no”, shut the hell up.

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