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  # 2300431 16-Aug-2019 13:53
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Jase2985:

 

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 Drivers should be prepared to give way to peds crossing and not just barge into side streets as if they have right of way. .

 

they dont have the right of way?

 

 

Slightly related question: Who has right of way when a car wants to turn off the road and into a driveway - the pedestrian or the car? 

 

So if a pedestrian is walking along the street and is about to cross a driveway, should they wait for the car or should the car wait for them?


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  # 2300435 16-Aug-2019 14:09
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"When leaving and entering driveways

 

When you are entering or leaving a driveway that crosses a footpath, you must give way to people using the footpath.

 

When leaving a driveway you must give way to vehicles using the road."

 

from the road code


 
 
 
 


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  # 2300529 16-Aug-2019 17:40
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^^^ A lot of people don't seem to be aware of that rule. I'M LOOKING AT YOU, TAXI DRIVERS.


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  # 2300862 17-Aug-2019 13:21
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duckDecoy:

 

Jase2985:

 

HamletUnicorn:

 Drivers should be prepared to give way to peds crossing and not just barge into side streets as if they have right of way. .

 

they dont have the right of way?

 

 

Slightly related question: Who has right of way when a car wants to turn off the road and into a driveway - the pedestrian or the car? 

 

So if a pedestrian is walking along the street and is about to cross a driveway, should they wait for the car or should the car wait for them?

 

 

 

 

I'm going to say that this is a time when rules do not matter. If you are a pedestrian, you don't walk behind a reversing vehicle unless you are 110% sure that the driver is aware you are there and that that is what you are going to do.

 

To do otherwise would be an act of rank idiocy regardless of what the Road Code says!






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  # 2300884 17-Aug-2019 13:52
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As a pedestrian, I always give way to cars. It is preferable for me to stand still for a short time than have a car possibly blocking traffic when trying to enter a driveway.


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  # 2300895 17-Aug-2019 14:57
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k1w1k1d:

 

As a pedestrian, I always give way to cars. It is preferable for me to stand still for a short time than have a car possibly blocking traffic when trying to enter a driveway.

 

 

yep when in a car i will always wait for the pedestrian but some will just wave you on so then i know they are happy with what im doing an i know they shouldnt be a problem when i cross their path


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  # 2304096 22-Aug-2019 18:39
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A senile old man on a mobility scooter in Timaru. If someone can't tell the difference between an ice cream truck and a police car, maybe they should be questioning their ability to be riding a scooter.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2304097 22-Aug-2019 18:40
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Worse, the idiots on the road not staying clear making it harder for the cop.

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  # 2304102 22-Aug-2019 18:45
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A senile old man on a mobility scooter in Timaru. If someone can't tell the difference between an ice cream truck and a police car, maybe they should be questioning their ability to be riding a scooter.

 

 

What evidence do you have to say that the gentleman is senile? Also 54 is not exactly old. He is a double amputee how is he supposed to get around.





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  # 2304129 22-Aug-2019 19:28
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MikeB4:

 

DarthKermit:

 

A senile old man on a mobility scooter in Timaru. If someone can't tell the difference between an ice cream truck and a police car, maybe they should be questioning their ability to be riding a scooter.

 

 

What evidence do you have to say that the gentleman is senile? Also 54 is not exactly old. He is a double amputee how is he supposed to get around.

 

 

not senile, just stupid


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  # 2325440 26-Sep-2019 17:12
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Like to get thoughts on this.

 

Last night I was travelling home, there was a police dog wagon in front of me. At an intersection, someone managed to sneak in between the police van and myself (no big deal). 
About 300m later the police car pulls over, and the car that was in front goes past and just as I go past the police car pulls out without indication, almost hits me - I react with my horn and then the police car puts on hits lights and sirens - screams up the road for 100-150m and pulls into the Challenge service station, where there seemed to be 3 other police cars.

 

My thoughts - until he put his lights and sirens on, a police vehicle is just a regular car on the road and care should be taken to obey the road rules.
Had he put his sirens on before pulling out, I would have obeyed my rules and pulled over




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  # 2325446 26-Sep-2019 17:19
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Not exactly where I thought that was going. I thought that the next step after putting lights and sirenes on was to pull you over and issue you a warning for using your horn.

 

I have seen police crossing red lights without lights or sirenes, so not that surprised.





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  # 2325516 26-Sep-2019 19:07
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nzkiwiman:

 

Like to get thoughts on this.

 

Last night I was travelling home, there was a police dog wagon in front of me. At an intersection, someone managed to sneak in between the police van and myself (no big deal). 
About 300m later the police car pulls over, and the car that was in front goes past and just as I go past the police car pulls out without indication, almost hits me - I react with my horn and then the police car puts on hits lights and sirens - screams up the road for 100-150m and pulls into the Challenge service station, where there seemed to be 3 other police cars.

 

My thoughts - until he put his lights and sirens on, a police vehicle is just a regular car on the road and care should be taken to obey the road rules.
Had he put his sirens on before pulling out, I would have obeyed my rules and pulled over

 

 

I think you're right with your assessment.  I once had a cop car follow me at night for an extended distance, occasionally flashing his headlights - this was on rural roads in the UK and I was driving "enthusiastically" but legally.  It wasn't evident that it was a cop until she turned on the flashing blue lights, at which point I pulled over.  Being in the military and near a military base, I explained that I wasn't going to pull over for anyone that flashes their headlights at me, for reasons that should be obvious to a UK cop. 


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  # 2325546 26-Sep-2019 20:09
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shk292:

 

I think you're right with your assessment.  I once had a cop car follow me at night for an extended distance, occasionally flashing his headlights - this was on rural roads in the UK and I was driving "enthusiastically" but legally.  It wasn't evident that it was a cop until she turned on the flashing blue lights, at which point I pulled over.  Being in the military and near a military base, I explained that I wasn't going to pull over for anyone that flashes their headlights at me, for reasons that should be obvious to a UK cop. 

 

 

Weird...did she explain why she was only flashing her headlights?

 

 


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  # 2325587 26-Sep-2019 20:59
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Weird...did she explain why she was only flashing her headlights?

 

 

Not really, I think she was expecting me to stop.  By the time I did stop, just outside the base gates, they had looked up the car reg on their computer and knew who I should be.


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