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By Humphrey - 29 March 2010 27

Just a quick message to say that nothing is cool about speeding around residential areas like Chisholm and Monash, and if you think your tough spinning the wheels in the rain consider that a 10yo kid could spin the wheels on their pushbike.

LAME is what you are and if the crash on Canberra Avenue hasn’t taught you anything, probably nothing will.

So do us all a favour, take your hoon mobiles and go back to driving school or better yet, burn your car as no one is impressed.

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Southside hoons
Gungahlin Al 2:27 pm 30 Mar 10

Fouad Maatouk said :

Sgt.Bungers said :

Just a quick message to say nothing is cool about travelling too fast for the conditions on any road, anywhere. If you think you’re God’s gift because you’re always travelling at the speed limit regardless of conditions, or maybe just a little bit over where it appears to be safe, consider that your poor driving habits will catch up to you. Travelling at 50km/h on a narrow local residential street is inherently DANGEROUS. When coming around corners on streets lined with driveways, houses, children playing nearby, 50km/h is an incredibly bad idea if it means you cannot stop in the distance you can see.

Just yesterday I saw a 7-8 year old child come within about a meter of being cleaned up in Mawson by a local resident of the street… a person who I have seen and noted on numerous occasions who simply travels too fast for the conditions… too fast for the street… coming around blind corners at high speed, as nothing unexpected will ever be on a residential street… driving within a meter of other human beings walking on the foot path immediately adjacent to the road, at a speed that would kill those people if they happened to stumble. All so this person can pull into their driveway 5 seconds sooner to unload their children and shopping out of their car. A person who definitely is not the stereotypical “hoon” that society seems to loath.

IGNORANT is what you are. We all have a 1 in 5 million chance of killing, or being killed, and a 1 in a million chance of being permanently injured, or permanently injuring, by simply using Australia’s roads on any given day. If that doesn’t scare the crap out of you, nothing will… and you shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a drivers seat.

So do us all a favour… take whatever vehicle it is you drive and go and sit a defensive driving course. Or better yet… remember that nobody thinks you’re a good driver setting a good example… to everyone else on the road, they’re the good driver setting the good example, and you’re just another pair of tail lights.

You sound like my stupid whinging neighbours.

The speed limit in my street is 50kmh. So if I want to drive down the street and around the corners at that speed I will, and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it.

If you let your stupid kids play on or near the road it is you that puts them in danger, not me.

Diving for the bunker here. Well deserved mortar barrage incoming…

jasere 2:22 pm 30 Mar 10

Just an observation I have made on Southside drivers is their apprehension to drive on the white stripes that are supposed to slow you down leading to an exit. I would like to ask the masses “Why don’t you like driving on them”? This mainly applies to the drivers on the Monaro Hwy exit to Tuggeranong; the drivers who wait until they have passed the white stripes (in peak hour) holding up both lanes, cars/trucks coming down the hill at 80-100kms hr to cut in front everyone else that has orderly moved in the right lane well before the exit. This goes for all types of cars as well, from Corollas to Land Cruisers. It also happens on Erindale Drive. On a few occasions I’ve been close to getting side swiped because the driver next to me does not want to drive on the lines, god forbid they have to undergo a few bumps.

I just want to know what it is about the white stripes that gets people to do dangerous and stupid manoeuvres to avoid them.

Is it the noise? the damage you think it causes to your tyres? the vibrations you think may hurt your car?

If you have a valid reason for either not wanting to drive on the white stripes or have any theories, let me know. In the meantime I will continue to play my daily game of not letting those
(the white stripe avoiders) in front of me at the exit. It makes me smile when they are forced to continue on halfway to Cooma before turning around. It really does liven up the drive home.

Tooks 1:55 pm 30 Mar 10

Swaggie said :

Ceej, how do you report someone for bad driving? I found a email form at https://www.afp.gov.au/email_forms/act_traffic_info.html – is that the best way? Not that it does any good, if they get prosecuted they get banned and as we’ve seen recently banning people from driving doesn’t actually stop them from driving.

Don’t think just because a reported driver doesn’t get prosecuted, that you’re wasting your time. Intel about dangerous drivers is valuable information.

Fouad Maatouk 1:33 pm 30 Mar 10

Sgt.Bungers said :

Just a quick message to say nothing is cool about travelling too fast for the conditions on any road, anywhere. If you think you’re God’s gift because you’re always travelling at the speed limit regardless of conditions, or maybe just a little bit over where it appears to be safe, consider that your poor driving habits will catch up to you. Travelling at 50km/h on a narrow local residential street is inherently DANGEROUS. When coming around corners on streets lined with driveways, houses, children playing nearby, 50km/h is an incredibly bad idea if it means you cannot stop in the distance you can see.

Just yesterday I saw a 7-8 year old child come within about a meter of being cleaned up in Mawson by a local resident of the street… a person who I have seen and noted on numerous occasions who simply travels too fast for the conditions… too fast for the street… coming around blind corners at high speed, as nothing unexpected will ever be on a residential street… driving within a meter of other human beings walking on the foot path immediately adjacent to the road, at a speed that would kill those people if they happened to stumble. All so this person can pull into their driveway 5 seconds sooner to unload their children and shopping out of their car. A person who definitely is not the stereotypical “hoon” that society seems to loath.

IGNORANT is what you are. We all have a 1 in 5 million chance of killing, or being killed, and a 1 in a million chance of being permanently injured, or permanently injuring, by simply using Australia’s roads on any given day. If that doesn’t scare the crap out of you, nothing will… and you shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a drivers seat.

So do us all a favour… take whatever vehicle it is you drive and go and sit a defensive driving course. Or better yet… remember that nobody thinks you’re a good driver setting a good example… to everyone else on the road, they’re the good driver setting the good example, and you’re just another pair of tail lights.

You sound like my stupid whinging neighbours.

The speed limit in my street is 50kmh. So if I want to drive down the street and around the corners at that speed I will, and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it.

If you let your stupid kids play on or near the road it is you that puts them in danger, not me.

sloppery 1:30 pm 30 Mar 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

To be a safe driver all you have to do is not exceed the speed limit. That’s all. It’s true, the television told me so.

Please, point out this television campaign that says not speeding is the be all and end all of safe driving. Please also provide coordinates for the universe you live in where television campaigns don’t also criticise drink driving and driving while fatigued, and plans for the obviously advanced craft you’ve used to travel to this universe.

Woody, you’re a real sharp-wit.

Woody Mann-Caruso 12:57 pm 30 Mar 10

To be a safe driver all you have to do is not exceed the speed limit. That’s all. It’s true, the television told me so.

Please, point out this television campaign that says not speeding is the be all and end all of safe driving. Please also provide coordinates for the universe you live in where television campaigns don’t also criticise drink driving and driving while fatigued, and plans for the obviously advanced craft you’ve used to travel to this universe.

Swaggie 11:32 am 30 Mar 10

Ceej, how do you report someone for bad driving? I found a email form at https://www.afp.gov.au/email_forms/act_traffic_info.html – is that the best way? Not that it does any good, if they get prosecuted they get banned and as we’ve seen recently banning people from driving doesn’t actually stop them from driving.

Gungahlin Al 11:08 am 30 Mar 10

Sgt.Bungers said :

All so this person can pull into their driveway 5 seconds sooner to unload their children and shopping out of their car. A person who definitely is not the stereotypical “hoon” that society seems to loath.

Indeed. And what demographic makes up the overwhelming majority of those booked in school zones? Parents of the school.

Holden Caulfield 10:14 am 30 Mar 10

No Bungers, you’ve got it all wrong.

To be a safe driver all you have to do is not exceed the speed limit. That’s all.

It’s true, the television told me so.

Sgt.Bungers 9:45 am 30 Mar 10

Just a quick message to say nothing is cool about travelling too fast for the conditions on any road, anywhere. If you think you’re God’s gift because you’re always travelling at the speed limit regardless of conditions, or maybe just a little bit over where it appears to be safe, consider that your poor driving habits will catch up to you. Travelling at 50km/h on a narrow local residential street is inherently DANGEROUS. When coming around corners on streets lined with driveways, houses, children playing nearby, 50km/h is an incredibly bad idea if it means you cannot stop in the distance you can see.

Just yesterday I saw a 7-8 year old child come within about a meter of being cleaned up in Mawson by a local resident of the street… a person who I have seen and noted on numerous occasions who simply travels too fast for the conditions… too fast for the street… coming around blind corners at high speed, as nothing unexpected will ever be on a residential street… driving within a meter of other human beings walking on the foot path immediately adjacent to the road, at a speed that would kill those people if they happened to stumble. All so this person can pull into their driveway 5 seconds sooner to unload their children and shopping out of their car. A person who definitely is not the stereotypical “hoon” that society seems to loath.

IGNORANT is what you are. We all have a 1 in 5 million chance of killing, or being killed, and a 1 in a million chance of being permanently injured, or permanently injuring, by simply using Australia’s roads on any given day. If that doesn’t scare the crap out of you, nothing will… and you shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a drivers seat.

So do us all a favour… take whatever vehicle it is you drive and go and sit a defensive driving course. Or better yet… remember that nobody thinks you’re a good driver setting a good example… to everyone else on the road, they’re the good driver setting the good example, and you’re just another pair of tail lights.

Feathergirl 9:19 am 30 Mar 10

Humphrey, I have to agree. I don’t know why, but I felt a little shocked the other day to see people driving like hoons after all the discussion and media attention on the Canberra Ave crash. And it wasn’t a young bloke either, it was some old tool in his suit, on the phone wanting to get one car ahead in the traffic. Some people are just jerks, hope karma catches them.

taninaus 8:01 am 30 Mar 10

Glad you got it out of your system Humphrey – unfortunatley I don’t think those that do that sort of thing would read RA. Just don’t send the little blighters onto other suburbs.

goose 6:55 am 30 Mar 10

P platers should have cars with no more than 1/2 a cylinder, this then matches their IQ.

Ceej1973 2:25 am 30 Mar 10

Sad thing is Humphrey, that people are quick to jump onto Riotact and spend 5 minutes typing about other bloggers being “typical Canberra whingers”, or how terrible and sad it is that innocent people could be killed in a Police pursuit, but cant find those same 5 minutes to call the Police and report the very same vilans for driving reclessly on other occasions. I for one are proud to be a whinging “dob in an idiot driver to he Police” blogger, and are confident that my complainting does potentially save lives.

Up The Duffy 12:32 am 30 Mar 10

“Wet Weather Heros” = even smaller penis

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