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 | ... | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90
3173 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2421970 16-Feb-2020 21:09
Send private message quote this post

jamesrt:

floydbloke: Some more redlight antics.  4-wheel and ~18-wheel this time.


I live very close to that intersection; crashes are common, and unfortunately deaths are not uncommon either.


A motorcyclist died recently after a T-Boning, but in that case, from memory, he was the one that ran the red light.


Personally, I always double-check the traffic coming from the left before I cross over that lane (the lane the truckie blew thru the lights in) despite my light being green...



If that is the intersection at Aotea lagoon Porirua I can't understand why the limit hasn't been dropped approaching the lights. As an example the Palmerston turn off on the Himitangi Straights is a 70 zone if there is cross traffic waiting at the Give Way signs.

1108 posts

Uber Geek


  #2421998 16-Feb-2020 22:34
Send private message quote this post

It is that intersection by the look of it.
Sounds like a good candidate for a red light camera too.
We take a very lassez faire attitude in NZ.

 
 
 
 




Webhead
2445 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2422014 16-Feb-2020 23:55
Send private message quote this post

Bung: If that is the intersection at Aotea lagoon Porirua I can't understand why the limit hasn't been dropped approaching the lights.

 

Agree, its crazy that its a 100 kmh speed limit going up to those lights.


2152 posts

Uber Geek


  #2422032 17-Feb-2020 07:25
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

jarledb:

 

Bung: If that is the intersection at Aotea lagoon Porirua I can't understand why the limit hasn't been dropped approaching the lights.

 

Agree, its crazy that its a 100 kmh speed limit going up to those lights.

 

 

They stay amber long enough for all vehicles to stop safely for a red, even when it's wet.

 

Those who don't obey the lights probably won't obey a 70kph speed limit either.





"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking


259 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2422231 17-Feb-2020 10:08
Send private message quote this post

I saw an accident at the Aotea intersection yesterday. An ambulance went across the intersection with it's lights on heading up the hill. A Holden in the right hand lane (heading south) had to stop to let the ambulance through but the Toyota behind the Holden didn't stop in time and went into the back of the Holden. Toyota's fault for following too close and not paying attention.


2563 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2422424 17-Feb-2020 13:42
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I got rear-ended three weeks ago (car currently in for panel work) through sheer muppetry. 

 

 

 

Stopped at the side of the road by my driveway (bottom of a hill in a modern and fairly wide suburban street) with my brake lights on and indicator going (I was about to turn into my driveway but if cars are following I will pull over instead of holding them up and risking a rear-ending). 

 

Offending muppet drove straight into the back of me without so much as looking up from her phone. 

 

I suffered whiplash and concussion (only lasted a week and a bit) and her car was munted, while my trusty old Volvo needs a new rear tailgate and bumper, due to both being plastic and having flexed a great deal and losing their integrity. 

 

Why do people insist on texting/emailing/surfing on their phones when driving? 

 

 





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

 

Handsome Dan is currently WFH.

 

Handsome Dan is perplexed...and a little stir crazy.


14192 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2422437 17-Feb-2020 13:58
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Muppet of the Year so far.

The fool who passed me on the Lake Ferry road riding a big motorcycle.

Wearing a tee shirt and NO HELMET!!





 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
66292 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  #2422438 17-Feb-2020 13:59
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic: Muppet of the Year so far.

The fool who passed me on the Lake Ferry road riding a big motorcycle.

Wearing a tee shirt and NO HELMET!!

 

 

@Scottjpalmer was on Lake Ferry Hotel this weekend...





Minimalist
5614 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2422705 17-Feb-2020 19:34
Send private message quote this post

freitasm:

Geektastic: Muppet of the Year so far.

The fool who passed me on the Lake Ferry road riding a big motorcycle.

Wearing a tee shirt and NO HELMET!!



@Scottjpalmer was on Lake Ferry Hotel this weekend...



NOT GUILTY!

72 posts

Master Geek


  #2422713 17-Feb-2020 19:55
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Handsomedan:

 

I got rear-ended three weeks ago (car currently in for panel work) through sheer muppetry. 

 

 

 

Stopped at the side of the road by my driveway (bottom of a hill in a modern and fairly wide suburban street) with my brake lights on and indicator going (I was about to turn into my driveway but if cars are following I will pull over instead of holding them up and risking a rear-ending). 

 

Offending muppet drove straight into the back of me without so much as looking up from her phone. 

 

I suffered whiplash and concussion (only lasted a week and a bit) and her car was munted, while my trusty old Volvo needs a new rear tailgate and bumper, due to both being plastic and having flexed a great deal and losing their integrity. 

 

Why do people insist on texting/emailing/surfing on their phones when driving? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry you had to go through that.  Was she charged with serious driving offences?

 

 

 

To answer your question, because people are glued to them and they're so unlikely to get caught.  Just this morning on the (Auckland) motorway I went past a few people staring at their phone and texting while driving at close to 100KPH.  Yet they probably wouldn't dare exceed the speed limit by more than 4kph because they're more likely to get caught.  The police don't have cameras that can detect people on their phone from kilometers away.  There is an ad on the radio (Waikato I belive) saying that the Police are making the roads safer "by preventing speeding year round".  How's that working out for them?


926 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #2422760 17-Feb-2020 21:07
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Intravix:

To answer your question, because people are glued to them and they're so unlikely to get caught.  Just this morning on the (Auckland) motorway I went past a few people staring at their phone and texting while driving at close to 100KPH.  Yet they probably wouldn't dare exceed the speed limit by more than 4kph because they're more likely to get caught.  The police don't have cameras that can detect people on their phone from kilometers away.  There is an ad on the radio (Waikato I belive) saying that the Police are making the roads safer "by preventing speeding year round".  How's that working out for them?



Like NZTA's cars that proudly announce they have their speeds monitored by GPS. I saw one go through a red light on Karo Drive, and another cut me off on the motorway. I'd personally much rather have those actions monitored than drivers that do 104km/h on the open road.




 

/dev/null
9152 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2423831 19-Feb-2020 11:16
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post
2563 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2423850 19-Feb-2020 11:34
Send private message quote this post

Intravix:

 

  Was she charged with serious driving offences?

 

 

Can't imagine so, as I didn't call the police. Somewhat in shock, my first impulse was to leap from the car and yell at her. 

 

 

 

I then exchanged all insurance details, took photos and rang my insurer, who called her and she admitted liability right there and then. 

 

I've heard nothing since other than I have no excess to pay and the panelbeater to take the car to etc. 





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

 

Handsome Dan is currently WFH.

 

Handsome Dan is perplexed...and a little stir crazy.


635 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  #2424014 19-Feb-2020 13:38
Send private message quote this post

Handsomedan:

Intravix:


  Was she charged with serious driving offences?



Can't imagine so, as I didn't call the police. Somewhat in shock, my first impulse was to leap from the car and yell at her. 


 


I then exchanged all insurance details, took photos and rang my insurer, who called her and she admitted liability right there and then. 


I've heard nothing since other than I have no excess to pay and the panelbeater to take the car to etc. 



Pretty sure the law says you've got 48 hours to notify them.

1333 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2424033 19-Feb-2020 14:00
Send private message quote this post

Geektastic: Muppet of the Year so far.

The fool who passed me on the Lake Ferry road riding a big motorcycle.

Wearing a tee shirt and NO HELMET!!

 

See that every day in Otaki.


1 | ... | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 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 »

COVID-19: new charitable initiative to fund remote monitoring for at-risk patients
Posted 2-Apr-2020 11:07


Huawei introduces the P40 Series of Android-based smartphones
Posted 31-Mar-2020 17:03


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip now available for pre-order in New Zealand
Posted 31-Mar-2020 16:39


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



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.