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  #2000343 21-Apr-2018 16:22
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The best one yet! Minor scratch to my front bumper :(

 

 

 

 



That's a bad roundabout. Lots of shady people around who think they can "run it". 

You were in the correct lane......





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  #2000345 21-Apr-2018 16:24
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Geektastic:

 

I'd like to nominate the on-bail-driving-a-stolen-ute {insert epithet of choice} for killing an innocent couple on their way home from dinner the other day.

 

Muppet does not even come close and if the government want to do something useful, spending some real time, effort and money on improving driving standards, highway design standards, road furniture and dealing with idiots allowed out on bail would rank far higher up the list than many of the things they have decided to do so far.

 



I suspect this person had brain damage from their previous serious accident. 

People like this can't be kept out of cars without our putting them in jail or amputating their limbs. 





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  #2000346 21-Apr-2018 16:25
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Geektastic:

 

I'd like to nominate the on-bail-driving-a-stolen-ute {insert epithet of choice} for killing an innocent couple on their way home from dinner the other day.

 

Muppet does not even come close and if the government want to do something useful, spending some real time, effort and money on improving driving standards, highway design standards, road furniture and dealing with idiots allowed out on bail would rank far higher up the list than many of the things they have decided to do so far.

 

 

Saw this in Stuff.co.nz: How bridges make our roads more dangerous 

 

Yes we do have an inordinate number of bridges, that's because we are a hilly country with lots of small to big ravines, rivers & gorges. Any person who grew up and learnt to drive in NZ knows this and SHOULD therefore know to drive to our road conditions.

 

All 'L" platers must take a driving course by an accredited agency at some point prior to driving test. Even if you have been taught by mum or dad or driven the paddock basher.

 

All should learn to drive in a manual. (to at least prove co-ordination and concentration).

 

All "Restricted" drivers should display a red 'R" plate front & rear to let others know that you are inexperienced. (danger Will Robinson)

 

Advanced Driving course should be compulsory at the end of a full 12 months.

 

During those 12 months must keep a certified log book and prove you have completed 'X' number of hours behind the wheel.

 

City learner drivers should be made to drive out in the country for part of their driving test and visa versa for country learner drivers.

 

But most of all; "How the F*** do we teach common sense, respect and responsibility!!"





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  #2000358 21-Apr-2018 17:17
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FineWine:

 

Geektastic:

 

I'd like to nominate the on-bail-driving-a-stolen-ute {insert epithet of choice} for killing an innocent couple on their way home from dinner the other day.

 

Muppet does not even come close and if the government want to do something useful, spending some real time, effort and money on improving driving standards, highway design standards, road furniture and dealing with idiots allowed out on bail would rank far higher up the list than many of the things they have decided to do so far.

 

 

Saw this in Stuff.co.nz: How bridges make our roads more dangerous 

 

Yes we do have an inordinate number of bridges, that's because we are a hilly country with lots of small to big ravines, rivers & gorges. Any person who grew up and learnt to drive in NZ knows this and SHOULD therefore know to drive to our road conditions.

 

All 'L" platers must take a driving course by an accredited agency at some point prior to driving test. Even if you have been taught by mum or dad or driven the paddock basher.

 

All should learn to drive in a manual. (to at least prove co-ordination and concentration).

 

All "Restricted" drivers should display a red 'R" plate front & rear to let others know that you are inexperienced. (danger Will Robinson)

 

Advanced Driving course should be compulsory at the end of a full 12 months.

 

During those 12 months must keep a certified log book and prove you have completed 'X' number of hours behind the wheel.

 

City learner drivers should be made to drive out in the country for part of their driving test and visa versa for country learner drivers.

 

But most of all; "How the F*** do we teach common sense, respect and responsibility!!"

 

 


We do, and it is unavoidable. However, I very much doubt whether many (if any) of the bridges are at the cutting edge of road design in terms of passive safety. THAT is something we could do something about. 






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  #2000359 21-Apr-2018 17:17
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Linuxluver:

 

Geektastic:

 

I'd like to nominate the on-bail-driving-a-stolen-ute {insert epithet of choice} for killing an innocent couple on their way home from dinner the other day.

 

Muppet does not even come close and if the government want to do something useful, spending some real time, effort and money on improving driving standards, highway design standards, road furniture and dealing with idiots allowed out on bail would rank far higher up the list than many of the things they have decided to do so far.

 



I suspect this person had brain damage from their previous serious accident. 

People like this can't be kept out of cars without our putting them in jail or amputating their limbs. 

 

 


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Not in New Zealand but worth it:

 

 

Gold, these are the best.


 
 
 
 


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  #2000469 21-Apr-2018 21:51
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cop in nz would see that and do nothing about it.


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  #2000473 21-Apr-2018 22:00
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@Jase2985:

 

cop in nz would see that and do nothing about it.

 

 

There's a clip one or two pages back and a copy in Auckland does exactly the same thing.





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  #2000478 21-Apr-2018 22:18
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Jase2985:

 

cop in nz would see that and do nothing about it.

 

 

 

 

One passed me the other day going the other way chatting on his phone held in one hand...






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Geektastic:

 

Jase2985:

 

cop in nz would see that and do nothing about it.

 

 

 

 

One passed me the other day going the other way chatting on his phone held in one hand...

 

 

It's best they don't (because of misinformed public perception) but it's totally legal for cops to use a phone while driving if they have to. It could have been a sergeant speaking to another unit (or another agency) while he went to another job for example.


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sdav:

 

It's best they don't (because of misinformed public perception) but it's totally legal for cops to use a phone while driving if they have to. It could have been a sergeant speaking to another unit (or another agency) while he went to another job for example.

 

 

Sure it's legal, if done in necessity for the execution of their duty. But who actually audits and polices that?

 

There's nothing to prevent them going hands-free - everyone else is supposed to or stop to use the phone.


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There's nothing to prevent them going hands-free - everyone else is supposed to or stop to use the phone.

 

 

Seems a trend world-wide to move to person-mounted radios/phones rather than vehicle-mounted, means they are on comm when out of the car with minimum delay, but I'd assume they don't then have the options of hands-free???





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  #2005737 1-May-2018 10:24
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FireEngine:

 

TonyR1973:

 

There's nothing to prevent them going hands-free - everyone else is supposed to or stop to use the phone.

 

 

Seems a trend world-wide to move to person-mounted radios/phones rather than vehicle-mounted, means they are on comm when out of the car with minimum delay, but I'd assume they don't then have the options of hands-free???

 

 

Pretty much all modern cars are bluetooth equipped...hands-free in a car is easy. No excuse for using a handheld device in a car these days - even Police





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Handsomedan:

 

Pretty much all modern cars are bluetooth equipped...hands-free in a car is easy. No excuse for using a handheld device in a car these days - even Police

 

 

Different shift, different device. Spend 10min in capark working out how to re-add while removing one of the last 5... Not to mention some of those functions are removed or dumbed down to fit other radio gear in

 

But, I have seen random zips off to the side of the road for calls to be made/recevied rather than have the hand of public judgement fall on them. So theres obviously a 'if you dont want to get caught try not to do it' policy

 

 


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