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  #2074563 16-Aug-2018 16:59
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^^^ Subaru Forester, says it all laughing

 

There's something about Subaru's which attract a certain kind of... Richard Cranium. Foresters, Legacies, Imprezas. Sorry to generalise but that's my observation.

 

 

 

 

In particular, the models involving the letters "WRX" or "Turbo"!






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  #2074622 16-Aug-2018 20:20
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I actually think Subaru drivers are worse than BMW drivers laughing


 
 
 
 


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  #2074679 17-Aug-2018 08:49
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Journeyman:

 

^^^ Subaru Forester, says it all laughing

 

There's something about Subaru's which attract a certain kind of... Richard Cranium. Foresters, Legacies, Imprezas. Sorry to generalise but that's my observation.

 

 

In particular, the models involving the letters "WRX" or "Turbo"!

 

 

At least mine is an actual rally car.  :-p





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  #2074685 17-Aug-2018 09:07
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Actual muppets in a car:

 

https://www.ispot.tv/ad/7TJY/toyota-no-room-for-boring-featuring-the-muppets

 

Spot two GZ looking types in the front seat as well!

 

 


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  #2075524 18-Aug-2018 22:36
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Good one today near Masterton. On the main backroad through Ponatahi there is a very badly designed junction. A long straight with a 90 degree bend at the end which intersects with another straight road (that was probably originally the continuation of the straight road first referred to).

 

The main road is the road that goes straight then bends. The lines on the road clearly indicate that, as does the Give Way sign at the bend facing traffic on the other straight road.

 

So I approach the bend today, slowing in readiness to go round it. There is a car driving towards me on the other straight road. It reaches the Give Way sign doing at a guess 80kmh and shoots straight out in front of me, all of 6 feet from the end of my bonnet, as I am turning the bend. Fortunately I had anticipated the idiocy by judging the speed of the car as it approached and was down to only about 20kmh by then, so no problem stopping in time.

 

The car was being driven by a woman on the phone....

 

Man, I wish I had a dashcam.






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  #2075628 19-Aug-2018 11:06
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Hey Siri, dial *555


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  #2076603 21-Aug-2018 09:24
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I suppose we could try this approach (from Daily Telegraph):

"Motorists face being fined £100 for driving just 1mph above the speed limit under new toughened rules to clamp down on dangerous driving, it was reported.

Police chiefs are reviewing the current "buffer zone" which currently shields drivers from punishment if they travel too fast.

The zone is calculated by increasing the speed limit by 10 per cent plus 2 mph, before they face punishment.

This means in a 30mph speed zone, motorists can drive at 34mph without risk of being penalised.

Anyone caught travelling margainally above the buffer zone are allowed to take a speed awareness course, while repeat offenders face a £100 fine and three penalty points.

But according to The Mail on Sunday, Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, the national roads policing chief, is in favour of adopting a new zero-tolerance approach towards speeding motorists."





 
 
 
 


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  #2076610 21-Aug-2018 09:33
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When I was living in the UK (around 2001 and then 2007) the cops weren't interested in your speeding on the motorways unless you were above 90mph, or unless the conditions were bad (weather, traffic).

 

But if you just cruise along at 85-90 in easy driving conditions they weren't interested.


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  #2076961 21-Aug-2018 17:00
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kryptonjohn:

 

When I was living in the UK (around 2001 and then 2007) the cops weren't interested in your speeding on the motorways unless you were above 90mph, or unless the conditions were bad (weather, traffic).

 

But if you just cruise along at 85-90 in easy driving conditions they weren't interested.

 

 

 

 

They need not be interested: they have technology doing it for them! The UK motorways are shifting to become "smart motorways" and many hundreds of miles are now covered with cameras that read your speed every few miles - as well as your number plates.

 

 

 

They instantly know whether you are speeding, whether you have insurance, whether your road tax (rego) is paid (no windscreen discs any more) and whether the car is stolen or wanted in connection with a crime! Tickets are automatically printed and sent.






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On Facebook but hope this guy gets charged.

 

 

 

 

OMFG!! I can't believe what I just saw. That guy deserves to go to jail.






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Wow. That person in that silver car must have thought that was the end. In that situation I would have pulled to the left, but the ute did that instead, so it would have likely have been a crash. So it is almost total luck that that didn't end up in a head on smash.  I think some of these sorts of things should result in a license lost for life, and jail time. We don't deserve to have people like that on the road putting our lives at risk.


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That ute driver should be given some credit for using his indicator to signal that he was heading back to the left side of the road.  Something like when being boiled in oil, let him choose whether to be immersed feet first or head first.


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I've been passed by a falcon/commy pair racing each other - both of them passing me side-by-side.  I was smart enough to pull over a little and reduce speed by tapping my brakes to flash a hazard as soon as i saw them starting the sillyness in my mirrors. 

 

Not sure why the driver with that camera driver didn't pull over or reduce speed.

 

 

 

edit: ah, he explained it:

 

"That was the second one today, but the first one got half way along beside me then braked and pulled back in witch is what I thought this clown was going to do."


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