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  Reply # 1546229 3-May-2016 17:46
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joker97: I Don't think so jarledb, people do this to me all the time everywhere in the country. You could be handing out many medals.
It's just the state of people's mindset nowadays, 100% me. Zero consideration for others.

 

Surely you exaggerate, this was really close. 

 

If it is truly the case you should really get a dashcam.

 

I had a truck do a similar thing to me on the open road the other week, but it is pretty rare . I don't get why these people take the risk. 

 

Bugged me big time the other week -- i was at an intersection waiting for ages to get across...there were times i could have taken a greater risk but i refuse.  Then, a cyclist was turning into my road so had to give way to him and the car behind me started blaring on the horn -- obviously he had not seen the cyclist , but what a jerk. 


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  Reply # 1546609 4-May-2016 13:40
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Went for a drive on Anzac Day from Mosgiel to Palmerston and then back home via Middlemarch and was surprised how many "near misses" I had with people who just didn't care about those lines in the middle of the road, especially on corners. I know it is an issue based on threads like this, along with newspaper articles and police campaigns, but never actually experienced it first hand.


 
 
 
 


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Hey.

 

I try to keep off the road.


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  Reply # 1546629 4-May-2016 14:08
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Well, why DID you cross it, then?

 

 





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  Reply # 1546853 4-May-2016 21:07
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Talking about muppets on the road...

 





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  Reply # 1548461 9-May-2016 06:51
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networkn: NZ drivers are some of the worst in the world.

 

Maybe that is a stretch, but I made an observation to my partner when in Melbourne this week.

 

The bad driving in Melbourne is far above what we see here in NZ BUT there is more good driving in Melbourne.

 

 





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  Reply # 1702844 13-Jan-2017 18:24
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Two for one in Napier: Wrong way and on a red light. The old lady laughed and obviously thought it was hilarious.

 





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  Reply # 1702913 13-Jan-2017 21:38
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I couldn't believe my eyes a couple of days ago. Those of you that live in Hamilton will know the interstecion.

 

I was facing south on Grey Street at the traffic lights by the Catholic Cathedral, waiting to turn right into Anzac Avenue.  

 

A Maroon coloured car (I didn't get a good look at the make/model as I was so flabbergasted by what I saw) probably an older Toyota Corona, driven by a mid to late twenties European female drove up Anzac Avenue (Bridge Street) towards the cathedral, and instead of turning left into Grey Street using the free turn lane on Anzac Avenue, drove across the intersection and turned left into the left hand straight ahead lane (the lane two to my left) on Grey street towards on coming traffic and then casually crossed behind the traffic queued up at the lights to get back on the correct side of the road.

 

Fortunately there wasn't anyone in the straight ahead lane at that time.

 

I was worse than the attempted wrong way round the round a bout I saw in Queenstown last year. At last this driver realised their mistake early enough.





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  Reply # 1702944 13-Jan-2017 22:14
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Way to go driver.




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  Reply # 1703165 14-Jan-2017 13:31
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DarthKermit:

 

 

Way to go driver.

 

 

 

 

Well, he nailed it...





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  Reply # 1703177 14-Jan-2017 13:45
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DarthKermit:

 

Way to go driver.

 

 

 

 

I know they're designed to shear off after being hit, but I didn't realise they were also designed to fly!


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Recently they have started to show a ad where apparently a driver was going too fast and was lucky he wasn't going faster, he was injured and the other driver, who was at fault was injured worse, I came away thinking that the at fault driver hadn't taken responsibility for their fault in the accident, the same as the one with the drivers who step out of the cars and have a conversation before the accident, the government have such a focus on speed they almost blame a few km/h over the speed limit for the accident, not the driver who doesn't concentrate and pulls out with out looking.

 

 

 

What the last few videos have shown me is that pulling out without looking is alive and well, and far more dangerous that 5-10km/h over the speed limit.





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  Reply # 1704438 17-Jan-2017 01:05
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NZ Herald has this beauty today: Campervan blocking the road when the driver behind him tries to overtake.. 

 

Impressive patience from the people recording it. This type of behaviour should warrant big fines if you ask me.





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  Reply # 1704443 17-Jan-2017 06:12
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NZ Herald has this beauty today: Campervan blocking the road when the driver behind him tries to overtake.. 

 

Impressive patience from the people recording it. This type of behaviour should warrant big fines if you ask me.

 

 

Wow! That is bad.

 

I hope the police can use the video to charge the driver, I am sure it has been done before if someone makes a complaint.

 

How much time does it take to slow down and wave people past? I do it all the time with my horse float on, and it is usually well received.





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jarledb:

 

NZ Herald has this beauty today: Campervan blocking the road when the driver behind him tries to overtake.. 

 

Impressive patience from the people recording it. This type of behaviour should warrant big fines if you ask me.

 

 

It looked to me like the guy just couldn't drive. I suspect he thought that the road was so windy no one could possibly pass so in his mind he was doing nothing wrong.

 

When there are no road maggots on that road it is great road on which to engage in some spirited driving.





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