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  Reply # 1161710 24-Oct-2014 20:02
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Lyderies: When i overtake i do it as quickly as possible, the faster i go, the quicker i can go back into my proper lane. There have been times when i have gone to overtake trucks and they speed up to my speed, going 90km/h then increasing there speed to try and match mine. I end up going 160-190km/h to pass them. The couple of times i have slowed down and hopped back into my lane the trucks then slow down back to 90km/h.

Some people are for it, some against it. I would rather not get stuck behind a car going 80/90km/h on a country road, same as the motorway, if you are in the fast lane going 90km/h your in the wrong lane buddy.


Wow, just Wow!  That's ridiculous. A crash waiting for a place to happen.  I just pray no one else is in your way when it happens.







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  Reply # 1161721 24-Oct-2014 20:19
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afe66: Does anyone slow when they are being overtaken or do we keep our speed and expect them to go faster to over take us.

Do we keep our foot on the gas going at 100k forcing the other to drive even faster "To show him"

It would be the safe thing for us to do, but do we do it ?


I'll usually slow down if people are catching up to me. I figure that the quicker they're past me, the happier everyone is.




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  Reply # 1161729 24-Oct-2014 20:33
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I love driving with cruise control. It makes me  lot less impatient and makes for a more enjoyable journey.




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  Reply # 1161831 24-Oct-2014 23:13
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Mark:
Yup my daily commute ... Dome Valley from Sheep World to Wayby Valley Road is 80km and has only 2 passing lanes when heading North, the first is the one you are talking about which is on the uphill and only about 400m long.  
With a sports car like mine I have no issues powering up to almost 82kph to overtake ..... ;-)

For anyone going that way for the weekend .. there is a police man who lives in his car in Dome Valley and his is a complete and utter #%#@%%, he WILL pull you over for even thinking about exceeding the speed limit, which is why you'll notice locals sticking religiously to 80kph on that stretch.


It was mine too!  Wellsford to Snells Beach.  I saw some of the worst driving in the years I traveled it. I know the stretch of road you are referring to.  Arn't there 3 passing lanes now?  The one on the hill, the passing lane before Wayby Valley straight as you go around the double S bend near the bike track and one actually on Wayby Valley straight (that has recently had a facelift due to casualties)

I know as you go over the bridge before the passing lane on the double S bend, a police officer loves hiding on the un-sealed patch where trucks and heavy machinery are also kept.  There is also a little cove directly around the corner in front of the entrance to the shooting range.  And going south, next to the pot place two corners before the passing lane toward the cafe at the top of the Dome.

I tend to not use the passing lane before the bridge.  Cops love that area.  Locals don't speed at all, because they know what that road can do to inexperienced drivers.  It's actually a death trap, not because the road is crap, but because drivers traveling north for the holidays don't know what corners are or how to take them safely.





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  Reply # 1161834 24-Oct-2014 23:20
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Lyderies: When i overtake i do it as quickly as possible, the faster i go, the quicker i can go back into my proper lane. There have been times when i have gone to overtake trucks and they speed up to my speed, going 90km/h then increasing there speed to try and match mine. I end up going 160-190km/h to pass them. The couple of times i have slowed down and hopped back into my lane the trucks then slow down back to 90km/h.

Some people are for it, some against it. I would rather not get stuck behind a car going 80/90km/h on a country road, same as the motorway, if you are in the fast lane going 90km/h your in the wrong lane buddy.


Wow, just Wow!  That's ridiculous. A crash waiting for a place to happen.  I just pray no one else is in your way when it happens.



Please explain?

How is it a crash waiting to happen?




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  Reply # 1161841 24-Oct-2014 23:27
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Tyre failure, brake failure, oily patch, brain failure could lead to Paul walker moment

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  Reply # 1161844 24-Oct-2014 23:29
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Unless you drive a modern German car with esp on, a pw moment then is incredibly unlikely unless there is brain failure.

But ... yeah I'd hate to be in your way

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  Reply # 1161846 24-Oct-2014 23:43
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I could also have a heart attack, black out, my car could explode, a flash flood, the road could disappear... Or I could die of cancer or ebola. Who knows.




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  Reply # 1161856 24-Oct-2014 23:51
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Lyderies:
scuwp:
Lyderies: When i overtake i do it as quickly as possible, the faster i go, the quicker i can go back into my proper lane. There have been times when i have gone to overtake trucks and they speed up to my speed, going 90km/h then increasing there speed to try and match mine. I end up going 160-190km/h to pass them. The couple of times i have slowed down and hopped back into my lane the trucks then slow down back to 90km/h.

Some people are for it, some against it. I would rather not get stuck behind a car going 80/90km/h on a country road, same as the motorway, if you are in the fast lane going 90km/h your in the wrong lane buddy.


Wow, just Wow!  That's ridiculous. A crash waiting for a place to happen.  I just pray no one else is in your way when it happens.



Please explain?

How is it a crash waiting to happen?


Sorry, but going those speeds on New Zealand roads is idiotic.  The roads were never designed to be used at that speed - I bet you probably didn't know that there are international standards for speed limits on roads according to their design and environment, and no NZ road has the characteristics to get above 110Km/h.  160Km/h is outright suicidal - actually homicidal even, and is a guaranteed permanent loss of license and probably jail sentence.  In an average car, it would take you literally 150 metres and 5.6 seconds just to stop in an emergency!

The sooner your license gets revoked, the better for the safety of other drivers on the road.

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  Reply # 1161859 25-Oct-2014 00:01
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Lyderies: 

Please explain?

How is it a crash waiting to happen?


Just stabbing a guess, but it might be that you are doing 190kph to overtake someone doing 90kph.

Though I'm thinking there is a we smidgen of BS/exageration in your post ;-)



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  Reply # 1161861 25-Oct-2014 00:03
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Lyderies: I could also have a heart attack, black out, my car could explode, a flash flood, the road could disappear... Or I could die of cancer or ebola. Who knows.


None of which are likely, ibn fact combine them all still less likely than tyre failure

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  Reply # 1161862 25-Oct-2014 00:04
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Agree that speed is just stupid but it's a charge of dangerous driving so disqualification for 6 months plus and a fine, very unlikely to be  anything like a permanent loss of licence or jail. 

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  Reply # 1161873 25-Oct-2014 01:10
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lxsw20: Agree that speed is just stupid but it's a charge of dangerous driving so disqualification for 6 months plus and a fine, very unlikely to be  anything like a permanent loss of licence or jail. 


Unfortunately it appears you're half right - there's no provision in law for a permanent suspension (well, there's a bit that could be interpreted as such...) but jail time is indeed an option.

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  Reply # 1161891 25-Oct-2014 05:54
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Lyderies:
scuwp:
Lyderies: When i overtake i do it as quickly as possible, the faster i go, the quicker i can go back into my proper lane. There have been times when i have gone to overtake trucks and they speed up to my speed, going 90km/h then increasing there speed to try and match mine. I end up going 160-190km/h to pass them. The couple of times i have slowed down and hopped back into my lane the trucks then slow down back to 90km/h.

Some people are for it, some against it. I would rather not get stuck behind a car going 80/90km/h on a country road, same as the motorway, if you are in the fast lane going 90km/h your in the wrong lane buddy.


Wow, just Wow!  That's ridiculous. A crash waiting for a place to happen.  I just pray no one else is in your way when it happens.



Please explain?

How is it a crash waiting to happen?


If that genuinely needs explaining to you then you should not have the privilege of holding s drivers license.




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  Reply # 1161924 25-Oct-2014 09:00
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he must be exagerrating for many reasons

1) not many cars can get from 90 - 190 within the length of a truck.
2) not many cars are drivable above 140-160
3) he is still alive

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