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“STOP” and “BUS ONLY” Signs!!!

By krats - 17 September 2010 71

These signs should be replaced with “DO AS YOU WANT” signs.I have Three examples for those that GAF.On the corner of Namatjira Dr & McNalley St,Weston,there is a STOP sign.A recent survey (completed by me) showed 81% of vehicles did not come to a complete stop. While 73% of vehicles did not come to a complete stop on the comer of Athllon Drive and Sollary Street Greenway.And my third bitch is the amount of non buses,Taxis and motorbikes that use the lane from Melrose Drive to Yarra Glenn. Why am I the only one that has noticed this?

[ED – OK, now take a deep breath and walk away from the ledge]

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Prospector 9:57 pm 29 Sep 10

It’s time the T2 lane on Yarra Glen and Adelaide Ave reverted to a Bus Only Lane. Its T2 status was only supposed to be temporary while the Glenloch Interchange work was in progress.

The current arrangements are dangerous, especially the way people drift in and out of the T2 lane for overtaking purposes and often without indicating first. And some motorists on the T2 are dangerously slow, delaying buses and forcing vehicles to weave in and out of adjoining lanes.

If it’s good enough for the new Belconnen Bus Lane (from Belconnen Way-Barry Drive intersection to Clunies Ross St) to be granted Bus Only status, then so should the Woden Bus Lane; after all, both are used predominantly by the busy Intertown route bus services.

The Traineediplomat 7:12 pm 22 Sep 10

Wait wait wait, is the Yodaness saying that the problem is

1. NonBuses and Taxis and Motorcycles using the lane (then as proven only the Non-buses are the problem there)

or

2. Non-buses, non-taxis and non-motorcycles using the lane (which is 100% wrong)

Either way there are some naughty non-buses driving around. I’ve seen it happen going down Belconnen Way where they painted the big red lane just before the Oconnor Exit.

Gobbo 9:05 am 21 Sep 10

krats said :

My post again you should Read.
Vehicles from this group (Post 11)travel in this lane they should NOT.
The very point one makes.My point I have made.In black and white clearer this I could not be.

Your own opening post you should read again.

You said: “And my third bitch is the amount of non buses,Taxis and motorbikes that use the lane from Melrose Drive to Yarra Glenn. Why am I the only one that has noticed this?”

As has been pointed out to you, it is allowable.

Now perhaps a few lessons in comprehension for you? I am sure there is a Yoda-school somewhere that could assist.

It might help your stress levels if you understood that what you think is wrong, isn’t.

😀

ML-585 12:48 am 21 Sep 10

krats said :

WRONG you say.How the Daffy Duck do you figure I was wrong…Look at the lane I referred to.Do your own survey.And if it does not come within 10% of mine I will pull my head in.And donate 3 slabs to A.A

I just looked this up using Google Street View. The sign denotes it as a BUS LANE (not BUS ONLY) as does the road marking. Therefore Section 12 of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Regulation 2000 applies to this lane as referred to in post #11: Taxis, Hire Cars and Motorcycles are permitted to travel in this lane in addition to buses.

There is no such thing as a BUS ONLY lane within the ACT – the Road Rules do not support it.

krats 7:58 pm 20 Sep 10

Gobbo said :

krats said :

How the Duck do you figure I was wrong.”BUS ONLY” means just that BUSES ONLY.NOT “P” platers or DO GOODIE’S or dare I say it 1/2 wits,The lane I referred to was BUS only Lane(look it up).A bus is a big orange/green thing,sometimes it has humans on it.

My mistake krats. I thought you could read.

Try getting someone to explain post number 11 to you.

“Section 12 ARR r 158 (2) (c)—other vehicles permitted to travel in bus lanes
The drivers of the following vehicles are permitted to drive in a bus
lane:
(a) taxis;
(b) hire cars;
(c) demand responsive service vehicles;
(d) motorbikes.”

Have a good day and don’t burst a vessel.

: )

My post again you should Read.
Vehicles from this group (Post 11)travel in this lane they should NOT.
The very point one makes.My point I have made.In black and white clearer this I could not be.

krats 7:44 pm 20 Sep 10

Gobbo said :

So you have you STOP issue all tied up Krats. Like to say something about BUS ONLY lanes now? Or are you just going to forget you brought that one up seeing as you were wrong?

😀

WRONG you say.How the Daffy Duck do you figure I was wrong…Look at the lane I referred to.Do your own survey.And if it does not come within 10% of mine I will pull my head in.And donate 3 slabs to A.A

p1 9:44 am 20 Sep 10

krats said :

Photos I shall take,And pass them on to I will.On the road see I too numerous to mention.Abuse and intolerance do I wittiness.

Are you Yoda?

Gobbo 5:57 am 20 Sep 10

krats said :

How the Duck do you figure I was wrong.”BUS ONLY” means just that BUSES ONLY.NOT “P” platers or DO GOODIE’S or dare I say it 1/2 wits,The lane I referred to was BUS only Lane(look it up).A bus is a big orange/green thing,sometimes it has humans on it.

My mistake krats. I thought you could read.

Try getting someone to explain post number 11 to you.

“Section 12 ARR r 158 (2) (c)—other vehicles permitted to travel in bus lanes
The drivers of the following vehicles are permitted to drive in a bus
lane:
(a) taxis;
(b) hire cars;
(c) demand responsive service vehicles;
(d) motorbikes.”

Have a good day and don’t burst a vessel.

: )

sirocco 1:56 am 20 Sep 10

krats said :

sirocco said :

I love the irony of people on this forum (this one specifically) telling someone to “breathe” or “relax” or that “surely you’ve got better things to do?”

I’m sure we’ve all got a bit pent up and blown our noodles about some trivial little comment someone has posted here – at least what krats has described could be considered an actual, existing problem in Canberra (assuming, of course, that any of us cared) 🙂

This is not a trivial little comment.With out road rules this place could wind up like…well…Victoria,Photos I shall take,And pass them on to I will.On the road see I too numerous to mention.Abuse and intolerance do I wittiness.
PS: consider you self told

You thicky Krats. I was highlighting the irony that most of the people who have asked you to relax in this topic have, elsewhere on the RiotACT at some stage blown their fuse over just simple words posted here the RiotACT and that at least you are blowing your fuse over an actual, existing problem

I did not say what you have posted here was “a trivial little comment”.

I did suggest that some of us might not care about the problem. Maybe you should take your outrage to the police? 

With all that data you could for some sort of lobby group or peak body (of what, I’m not sure) and then people could not care at a political level?

Or become a politician for the ACT and this could form the basis of a platform that we could all chose not to vote for you on?

Or you could just post it on the RiotACT and sit back while everyone ridicules you?

krats 10:22 pm 19 Sep 10

sirocco said :

I love the irony of people on this forum (this one specifically) telling someone to “breathe” or “relax” or that “surely you’ve got better things to do?”

I’m sure we’ve all got a bit pent up and blown our noodles about some trivial little comment someone has posted here – at least what krats has described could be considered an actual, existing problem in Canberra (assuming, of course, that any of us cared) 🙂

This is not a trivial little comment.With out road rules this place could wind up like…well…Victoria,Photos I shall take,And pass them on to I will.On the road see I too numerous to mention.Abuse and intolerance do I wittiness.
PS: consider you self told

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