Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | ... | 90
181 posts

Master Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2346376 30-Oct-2019 16:46
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

So the car that was hit looks like it was tailgating pretty close.  Then tries to pass on the left, and gets taken out as the car he was following also cuts left without checking his blind spot.

 

Both of the drivers involved drive like muppets if you ask me. 


3545 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2346418 30-Oct-2019 19:28
Send private message quote this post

From the video supplied you can't tell how close behind the Toyota the Holden (?) was. There's certainly not enough to say it was tailgating as the supplied frames begin with the Holden changing lanes.

 

If anything the sudden swerve to the left by the Toyota suggests to me it had gotten too close to the van in front. The Holden is struck on the drivers door/B pillar area by the passenger-side front corner of the Toyota. So it's not a matter of a blind spot being checked, she didn't check anything.

 

Chap in the Holden was lucky to walk away from that one.


 
 
 
 


3578 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #2346974 31-Oct-2019 21:42
Send private message quote this post

I don't think the black car was tailgating. It looks as if it was closing on the grey Toyota and elected to overtake (undertake) on the left which is risky. The option to pass using the right hand lane was blocked by traffic maintaining station with traffic in the middle lane.

 

I think the Toyota moved left also to overtake (undertake) the white van which was in front of it.

 

To me it has the hallmarks of vehicles in the middle and right lanes not keeping left to allow faster traffic to overtake on the right, thus encouraging the faster traffic to pass on the left. In my opinion the driver of the white van contributed to this accident by not keeping left. That doesn't excuse the Toyota drive from not checking it was clear before moving left.





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5




Webhead
2444 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2347002 31-Oct-2019 23:27
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Technofreak:

 

To me it has the hallmarks of vehicles in the middle and right lanes not keeping left to allow faster traffic to overtake on the right, thus encouraging the faster traffic to pass on the left. In my opinion the driver of the white van contributed to this accident by not keeping left. That doesn't excuse the Toyota drive from not checking it was clear before moving left.

 

 

Pet hate: People that cruise in the right lane and make you overtake on the left.

 

Another pet hate: That its actually legal to overtake in the left lane in NZ.


477 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2347014 1-Nov-2019 07:12
Send private message quote this post

This was a few months back ....

 


BDFL - Memuneh
66221 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #2347015 1-Nov-2019 07:14
Send private message quote this post

The thing is that you can only overtake on left when on a two lane motorway/highway.

On this video that stretch wasn't a lane at all.




3169 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2347027 1-Nov-2019 07:55
Send private message quote this post

Dratsab:

From the video supplied you can't tell how close behind the Toyota the Holden (?) was. There's certainly not enough to say it was tailgating as the supplied frames begin with the Holden changing lanes.


If anything the sudden swerve to the left by the Toyota suggests to me it had gotten too close to the van in front. The Holden is struck on the drivers door/B pillar area by the passenger-side front corner of the Toyota. So it's not a matter of a blind spot being checked, she didn't check anything.


Chap in the Holden was lucky to walk away from that one.



I suspect that footage just before the 5 minute later edit would show the dark car weaving from the righthand lane across to the left. The Toyota driver may have checked the left lane was empty without being aware that a vehicle previously on the right was crossing at speed to occupy the same space.

 
 
 
 


9313 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2347052 1-Nov-2019 08:51
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

it looks more like someone missed their exit due the violent nature of the turn to the left.

 

see it all the time in Auckland.


14154 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2347363 1-Nov-2019 19:36
Send private message quote this post

I was narrowly missed today by a car in which the driver had the phone to her ear.

I was intrigued to then read this in The Times later on:

"Motorists will be banned from holding mobile phones at the wheel under plans to close a legal loophole that is said to allow reckless driving.

The government is announcing today that it wants drivers to be given a £200 fine and six penalty points for handling a phone in all circumstances as part of a review of the law."

In NZ terms, that's $400 and 50 points.





3545 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2347437 2-Nov-2019 06:05
Send private message quote this post

Bung: I suspect that footage just before the 5 minute later edit would show the dark car weaving from the righthand lane across to the left. The Toyota driver may have checked the left lane was empty without being aware that a vehicle previously on the right was crossing at speed to occupy the same space.

 

I suspect from the way she merged onto the motorway she simply isn't given to looking.


1266 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Nurse (R)
Lifetime subscriber

  #2347534 2-Nov-2019 10:39
Send private message quote this post

Come to Tauranga and get nearly collected every time at roundabouts where; NOBODY slows down, NOBODY indicates their intentions and everybody couldn't give a flying F***.. It has got to the stage now where I will not enter a roundabout until it is empty, especially these piddly small roundabouts. Greerton and Parkvale are prime examples.





iMac 27" (late 2013), Airport Time Capsule + Airport Express, iPhone7, iPad6, iPad Mini2

 

Panasonic Blu-ray PVR DMR-BWT835 + Panasonic Viera TH-L50E6Z, Chromecast Ultra, Yamaha AVR RX-V1085


266 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2347560 2-Nov-2019 12:12
Send private message quote this post

FineWine:

 

Come to Tauranga and get nearly collected every time at roundabouts where; NOBODY slows down, NOBODY indicates their intentions and everybody couldn't give a flying F***.. It has got to the stage now where I will not enter a roundabout until it is empty, especially these piddly small roundabouts. Greerton and Parkvale are prime examples.

 

 

 

 

Agree 100%, 

 

 

 

I noticed the inconsiderate and "it's all about me" driving when I moved here, the closer you get to Papamoa the worse it gets, it would have to be the worst city/area for driving I have seen in NZ (and it's only getting worse).





Desktop AMD Ryzen 1600/RX-580/24GB Ram/29" UHD monitor, 1 laptop, Galaxy S7, Huawei something, raspberry PI, Sony Android TV plus other gadgets..... and puss (cat)

 

 

 

 

 

 


375 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2347563 2-Nov-2019 12:27
Send private message quote this post

Had a moment this morning where I was stopped at a give way. Car approaching from the right indicating left and slowing down, starting to turn into the road I was coming out of. I checked left, lifted my foot off the brake to pull out and then suddenly the turning car is going straight through and not turning any more! The driver looked lost. Who would have been at fault there in the case of a collision?


799 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #2347564 2-Nov-2019 12:29
Send private message quote this post

FineWine:Snip ... NOBODY indicates their intentions .... Snip

 

You HAVE TO HAVE intentions to indicate them!


3545 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2347568 2-Nov-2019 12:42
Send private message quote this post

Delphinus: Had a moment this morning where I was stopped at a give way. Car approaching from the right indicating left and slowing down, starting to turn into the road I was coming out of. I checked left, lifted my foot off the brake to pull out and then suddenly the turning car is going straight through and not turning any more! The driver looked lost. Who would have been at fault there in the case of a collision? 

 

Annoying as this can be, the driver with the right of way also has the right to change their mind about turning off the road at any particular point. In black and white terms you would've failed to give way. I'm always very wary at intersections because of this exact scenario.


1 | ... | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | ... | 90
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35


New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11


D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32


Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59


OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54


D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00


Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04


Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19


TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48


Sony boosts full-frame lens line-up with introduction of FE 20mm F1.8 G large-aperture ultra-wide-angle prime Lens
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:44


Vector and Spark teamed up on smart metering initiative
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:42


Schneider Electric launches new PDL Pro Series designed specifically for the commercial building market
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:39


Kiwi app Pedigree DentaStix Studios uses pet images to counter impact of negative social media Content
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:32


Samsung expands to New Zealand in 5G Networks Deal with Spark
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:17


New Vodafone mobile data plans with unlimited data
Posted 26-Feb-2020 06:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.