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tripper1000
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  #2562340 11-Sep-2020 14:29
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MikeB4: I have been overtaken when stopping for pedestrian crossings and over taken when indicating a righthand turn. I would say that the bike rider was too busy riding like a complete idiot with no regard to the safety of anyone around him. Doing 100Kmh in a 50Kmh zone is absolute stupidity. 

 

The bike rider is the most vulnerable participant in this crash - if anyone was going to get killed it was them - so they'd first have to have no regard for their own safety and be trying to die for that statement to be true. People with no regard for others safety are more likely to drive something that offers a little insulation from the consequences of their recklessness such as SUV's with bull bars, not an unforgiving vehicle that amplifies the consequences or recklessness like a motorcycle. 

 

 


surfisup1000
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  #2562346 11-Sep-2020 14:46
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I am having trouble figuring out our local bus lane.... i thought the rule was you can enter it 50m before you turn left... there are even dotted lane lines that indicate the 50m. 

 

But, while I am waiting to get to the 50m mark, every car behind me are going into the bus lane and zooming by, even though they are up to 300m back or so. I am the ONLY car that waits, every time.

 

This lane is at the lights too, so I might have to wait for 3 or 4 light phase changes before i reach the 50m mark, yet all these others are getting through on the first phase because they just ignore the rules.

 

Today, I was 100m out, cop behind me.  I'm signalling left, still waiting to get to the 50m mark cos the lights are red....cop starts flashing his lights at me , telling me to just go, even though it is against the rules. 

 

Are we supposed to follow the damn law or not?  

 

 


 
 
 
 


Senecio
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  #2562349 11-Sep-2020 14:54
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I swear half of you didn't bother to read the article?

 

In a recorded police interview months after the crash, a tearful Watson recounted looking in all her mirrors, and over her shoulder, in order to ensure there was no traffic near her, and using her indicator.

 

 

 

And then there's this gem

 

The court also heard that Scott’s motorcycle had been involved in numerous police chases.

 

 

 

I'm just glad he's off the streets. It just wish he'd gone out in a single vehicle accident rather than leave someone with the trauma of being involved in a fatal accident.


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  #2562353 11-Sep-2020 15:10
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Senecio:

 

I swear half of you didn't bother to read the article?

 

I'm just glad he's off the streets. It just wish he'd gone out in a single vehicle accident rather than leave someone with the trauma of being involved in a fatal accident.

 

 

Yep, I was trying to correlate the post at the top of this page with the details in the story but it seemed to be talking about two different bikers


surfisup1000
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  #2562875 12-Sep-2020 12:35
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Convoys of boy racers hit the mount ... stupid f*(*(* idiots. This guy did a couple of close passes then a fast u-turn.   Was honking at all his mates in other cars . 

 


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  #2562887 12-Sep-2020 13:11
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surfisup1000:

 

Convoys of boy racers hit the mount ... stupid f*(*(* idiots. This guy did a couple of close passes then a fast u-turn.   Was honking at all his mates in other cars . 

 

 

I had some dashcam footage about 6 months ago of idiots weaving in and out of traffic and leaning out and slapping cars, Took to police and they were like yeah we will get right on that and rolled their eyes. They could give a toss until somebody got hurt then it would all be arse covering it really p*sses me off to be honest.





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  #2563253 13-Sep-2020 12:37
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tripper1000:

 

MikeB4: I have been overtaken when stopping for pedestrian crossings and over taken when indicating a righthand turn. I would say that the bike rider was too busy riding like a complete idiot with no regard to the safety of anyone around him. Doing 100Kmh in a 50Kmh zone is absolute stupidity. 

 

The bike rider is the most vulnerable participant in this crash - if anyone was going to get killed it was them - so they'd first have to have no regard for their own safety and be trying to die for that statement to be true.

 

The biker was doing 100kmh in a 50kmh zone, so I can believe very easily that he had no regard for his safety or that of others.


 
 
 
 


Kyanar
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  #2563639 14-Sep-2020 11:53
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tripper1000:

 

The bike rider is the most vulnerable participant in this crash - if anyone was going to get killed it was them - so they'd first have to have no regard for their own safety and be trying to die for that statement to be true. People with no regard for others safety are more likely to drive something that offers a little insulation from the consequences of their recklessness such as SUV's with bull bars, not an unforgiving vehicle that amplifies the consequences or recklessness like a motorcycle. 

 

 

Muppets are muppets no matter the vehicle. This person would likely have been just as hazardous on a bicycle, car, or god forbid a B-double.


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