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  #1922808 20-Dec-2017 22:16
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I've noticed more and more people are passing late on overtaking lanes, then abusing the what, 100-200 meters of wide road at the end of the passing lane to push themselves back into the traffic.


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  #1922820 20-Dec-2017 22:37
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Technofreak:

xpd:


n95:


Milford Road mayhem 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJTmhZxnlH0&t



Jeepers, that one a minute in has some balls.



I'd be calling *555



Not on the Milford rd. No mobile coverage

 
 
 
 


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  #1922900 21-Dec-2017 07:18
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n95:
Technofreak:

 

xpd:

 

 

 

n95:

 

 

 

Milford Road mayhem 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJTmhZxnlH0&t

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeepers, that one a minute in has some balls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'd be calling *555

 



Not on the Milford rd. No mobile coverage

 

 

 

True may be not there, but I'd be taking the number plate for a phone call later. There's no need for that sort of driving.





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  #1923569 22-Dec-2017 09:56
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MadEngineer:

 

I've noticed more and more people are passing late on overtaking lanes, then abusing the what, 100-200 meters of wide road at the end of the passing lane to push themselves back into the traffic.

 

 

Perhaps because it's not safe for your wallet to overtake in the middle of actual passing lanes because that's where they put the speed cameras to prevent safe passing.


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  #1923570 22-Dec-2017 10:04
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cadman:

 

MadEngineer:

 

I've noticed more and more people are passing late on overtaking lanes, then abusing the what, 100-200 meters of wide road at the end of the passing lane to push themselves back into the traffic.

 

 

Perhaps because it's not safe for your wallet to overtake in the middle of actual passing lanes because that's where they put the speed cameras to prevent safe passing.

 

 

I have never seen a camera on an overtaking lane personally, I do 800-1000km a week and a lot on roads with overtaking lanes.

 

Your answer is just validating poor driving behaviour, there is no, and will never be any excuse to do this.


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  #1923633 22-Dec-2017 11:52
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Not on the Milford rd. No mobile coverage

 

This is why we need a law requiring coverage on all state highways...and I have no problem with taxpayers covering the cost. 

 





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  #1923636 22-Dec-2017 11:57
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There are times I'm glad I drive an electric car and tend to go a bit slower. 

This video is from my dashcam on SH35 on 2017 12 05 just after dark. The road is upand down with lots of corners and some light fog rising from warm ground as the evening cools down. 

I was doing about 75kph and there was some mist......and then I saw round shapes in the dark........

It was a cultivator being towed behind a tractor....and the size and shape of the cultivator completely blocked all light from the tractor. My headlights were the only light. 

If I'd been driving faster I would certainly have collected this right in my front window. 

 



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  #1923656 22-Dec-2017 12:43
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Linuxluver:

 

n95:

Not on the Milford rd. No mobile coverage

 

This is why we need a law requiring coverage on all state highways...and I have no problem with taxpayers covering the cost. 

 

 

 

I really think that is overkill. I know several state highways where providing adequate mobile coverage would be prohibitively expensive.





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  #1923660 22-Dec-2017 12:52
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@Linuxluver do you not use high beams?


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  #1923678 22-Dec-2017 13:41
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@Linuxluver do you not use high beams?



I do on a straight road with no mist. Not much point on a hilly, winding road.




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  #1923679 22-Dec-2017 13:50
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Linuxluver:
Jase2985:

 

@Linuxluver do you not use high beams?

 



I do on a straight road with no mist. Not much point on a hilly, winding road.

 

And certainly not with fog, it only makes it worse.





 

 

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  #1923680 22-Dec-2017 14:00
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Would have seen him fine with high beams.

 

and using them on windy roads also helps with your situational awareness. and the plus is other drivers can see you coming from further away


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  #1923685 22-Dec-2017 14:17
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Jase2985:

 

Would have seen him fine with high beams.

 

and using them on windy roads also helps with your situational awareness. and the plus is other drivers can see you coming from further away

 

 

Why do you take this situation where the tractor /harvestor is clearly in the wrong by not having visible lighting, and turn it around to blame linuxlover who really was doing nothing wrong here. 

 

In fact, why was that tractor even driving at night at all? Even during the day they can be a hazard. 


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  #1923686 22-Dec-2017 14:20
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im not blaming him for anything i asked a question

 

I dont, but you should be doing everything in YOUR power to make your drive as safe as you can

 

 


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  #1923697 22-Dec-2017 16:14
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Jase2985:

 

im not blaming him for anything i asked a question

 

I dont, but you should be doing everything in YOUR power to make your drive as safe as you can

 

 

 

 

 

 

I agree, I have a modern car and the low beam are pitiful. Sometimes I think I've not got them on properly. I can only hope there was reasonable mist. I have high beam on most of the time that I need the lights, I'm not sure why a road being windy would matter? Saving power?


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