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Want to see a truck driver act like a jerk?

By Barcham 12 November 2013 91

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Rioter Rik D sent us in this:

People get frustrated when cars do this, let alone a semi-trailer. I like how he indicates at the very end.

if you missed the plate on the trailer, it was: W10632

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alasol 9:52 pm 16 Nov 13

not a semi but a truck and dog. You try to drive one. You should be aware of you’re surroundings and drive with care.

snoopydoc 4:29 pm 14 Nov 13

Um, what the truck did was fine. Why the hell are you intent on overtaking a long, large truck, going into a roundabout?

We need a vaccine for MGIF (Must Get In Front) syndrome, clearly…

rhavinmad 1:03 pm 14 Nov 13

DO NOT OVERTAKE TURNING VEHICLE! Enough said.

Innovation 12:58 pm 14 Nov 13

I know it’s all been said but, irrespective of whether the truck was legally allowed to straddle the lanes in and out of the roundabouts, Rik D was a complete tool for attempting to pass it on the first roundabout and again before the form one lane after the second roundabout. Rik D never had a chance of passing that truck given it’s speed and length and, unless the truck had needed to stop at either roundabout, to attempt to pass it was just plain stupid.

I find it amazing how little comprehension drivers have towards things such as maneuverability, buffer zones and stopping distances needed by even slightly larger than normal vehicles. It wouldn’t hurt for some drivers to spend a day in a big rig, as a passenger, as part of their L’s to better understand the risks.

Holden Caulfield 11:56 am 14 Nov 13

tim_c said :

If the Police wanted to fine drivers for straddling lanes in roundabouts, they could start with the drivers in their cars who seem to require both lanes to negotiate roundabouts for which I know you only need one lane to get an oversized coach through….

I don’t get it, how is anyone supposed to nail the racing line without “straddling lanes”?

tim_c 11:03 am 14 Nov 13

Robertson said :

The road-rules are jam-packed full of references to the fact that trucks often need to straddle lanes to make a turn. Pissy little roundabouts that are too tight for articulated vehicles are a prime example for where this comes into play. There is no way a copper will even consider trying to book the driver of a large vehicle that straddles lanes through one of these tight little roundabouts we have here.

If the Police wanted to fine drivers for straddling lanes in roundabouts, they could start with the drivers in their cars who seem to require both lanes to negotiate roundabouts for which I know you only need one lane to get an oversized coach through…. and then there are these tight little roundabouts on major arterial roads – what makes you think the truck driver should be able keep his truck and trailer in one lane if most of the people in their little cars can’t (or aren’t expected to)?

Robertson 5:04 pm 13 Nov 13

dph said :

Robertson said :

dph said :

tim_c said :

EvanJames said :

I dont try to overtake semis on roudabouts for this reason. Technically, I think they CAN keep to their lane, but it’s much easier for them to take it straight. And no one wins a fight with a truck.

It depends on the roundabout – most drivers don’t seem able to get their car through those ridiculous little roundabouts in the video (near Brindabella Park) without using both lanes.

Probably because they’re driving too fast & couldn’t give a toss about other motorists like the truck driver in the video.

Trucks are under no obligation to use lanes through a roundabout. At what point will Canberra’s under-educated motorists start to comprehend this very basic fact of life.

Except that’s not a fact & you’re completely wrong.

Read the road rules.

The road-rules are jam-packed full of references to the fact that trucks often need to straddle lanes to make a turn. Pissy little roundabouts that are too tight for articulated vehicles are a prime example for where this comes into play. There is no way a copper will even consider trying to book the driver of a large vehicle that straddles lanes through one of these tight little roundabouts we have here.

dph 3:55 pm 13 Nov 13

Robertson said :

dph said :

tim_c said :

EvanJames said :

I dont try to overtake semis on roudabouts for this reason. Technically, I think they CAN keep to their lane, but it’s much easier for them to take it straight. And no one wins a fight with a truck.

It depends on the roundabout – most drivers don’t seem able to get their car through those ridiculous little roundabouts in the video (near Brindabella Park) without using both lanes.

Probably because they’re driving too fast & couldn’t give a toss about other motorists like the truck driver in the video.

Trucks are under no obligation to use lanes through a roundabout. At what point will Canberra’s under-educated motorists start to comprehend this very basic fact of life.

Except that’s not a fact & you’re completely wrong.

Read the road rules.

Robertson 2:04 pm 13 Nov 13

dph said :

tim_c said :

EvanJames said :

I dont try to overtake semis on roudabouts for this reason. Technically, I think they CAN keep to their lane, but it’s much easier for them to take it straight. And no one wins a fight with a truck.

It depends on the roundabout – most drivers don’t seem able to get their car through those ridiculous little roundabouts in the video (near Brindabella Park) without using both lanes.

Probably because they’re driving too fast & couldn’t give a toss about other motorists like the truck driver in the video.

Trucks are under no obligation to use lanes through a roundabout. At what point will Canberra’s under-educated motorists start to comprehend this very basic fact of life.

SheepGroper 1:50 pm 13 Nov 13

BimboGeek said :

I’ve always wondered why they put in 2 lane roundabouts on this one lane road. Seems like it just encourages using the roundabout as an impromptu overtaking lane, something lots of people attempt.

Probably to allow people going to the business park to do their left turn in without holding up the people going straight too much. I think the airport designed the road upgrades from the Pialligo intersection to the side of the business park.

dph 1:24 pm 13 Nov 13

tim_c said :

EvanJames said :

I dont try to overtake semis on roudabouts for this reason. Technically, I think they CAN keep to their lane, but it’s much easier for them to take it straight. And no one wins a fight with a truck.

It depends on the roundabout – most drivers don’t seem able to get their car through those ridiculous little roundabouts in the video (near Brindabella Park) without using both lanes.

Probably because they’re driving too fast & couldn’t give a toss about other motorists like the truck driver in the video.

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