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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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71 Responses to
“STOP” and “BUS ONLY” Signs!!!
grunge_hippy 9:51 am 17 Sep 10

have we resorted to planting potential recipients of the mulley award already?

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:51 am 17 Sep 10

I suspect the OP was not complaining about taxis and motorcycles using the slip lane, but rather vehicles that are not buses, or taxis, or motorcycles – the ‘non’ applies to all three.

I see the police nabbing people for ducking into that lane often enough that I figure it must also happen when I’m not around, so yay for the thin blue line. The best times are when somebody changes into the lane, sees the patrol car in their rear vision mirror then slows down, looking to get back in to the main lane. Right, left, right – too late, mate, you’re stuck and f*cked.

Fiona 9:48 am 17 Sep 10

Did you sit there with your clipboard to record the stop signs?

I always wondered who those people were. And I always assumed they were TAMS employees.

prhhcd 9:41 am 17 Sep 10

man, you need a life….

tiliqua 9:39 am 17 Sep 10

Regardless if it is a bus lane or a T2 lane, taxis and motorcycles are permitted to use it.

http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/sl/2000-10/current/pdf/2000-10.pdf
Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Regulation 2000
Division 2.2.2
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.
Note Section 27A applies the B light rules to drivers of taxis, hire cars,
demand responsive service vehicles and motorbikes.

Very Busy 9:33 am 17 Sep 10

Gobbo said :

In relation to your third gripe, I think you will find that that is a T2 lane.

“Buses, taxis, bicycles, limousines, motorcycles and cars carrying two or more people, including the driver, can use T2 lanes.”

No, that is a BUS ONLY lane.

Wraith 9:31 am 17 Sep 10

Fridays entertainment has arrived

georgesgenitals 9:30 am 17 Sep 10

If this is the biggest problem in your life, be very thankful.

Some people have actual problems.

Sammy 9:20 am 17 Sep 10

You lost me at “A recent survey (completed by me)”.

davecdp 9:16 am 17 Sep 10

I hope you didn’t park illegally when you sat and took your survey……

Jim Jones 9:15 am 17 Sep 10

You know what you have to do, Krats … you have to kill them all.

Sgt.Bungers 9:09 am 17 Sep 10

Motorcycles and public hire cars may be used in all bus lanes in the ACT.

http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/14054/buslanesad.pdf

In regards to stop signs… if 81% of people are breaking the law, then the law is wrong, not the people. Laws should reflect the reasonable actions of the majority of the people. Perhaps a different setup is required at this intersection?

Gobbo 8:58 am 17 Sep 10

In relation to your third gripe, I think you will find that that is a T2 lane.

“Buses, taxis, bicycles, limousines, motorcycles and cars carrying two or more people, including the driver, can use T2 lanes.”

2.0 8:57 am 17 Sep 10

Wow you must have alot of time on your hands, me? I have more important things in my life to worry about.

damien haas 8:54 am 17 Sep 10

And those damn kids should keep off your lawn!

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