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Topic # 195303 14-Apr-2016 21:22
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So today I popped down to the village to do some chores.

 

 

 

I came back and as I was driving down the main 'vineyard' road an old and rather dilapidated hatchback was approaching. It was weaving erratically and I prepared to drive onto the wide grass margin to avoid what I presumed was some drunk idiot.

 

Imagine my surprise when I found that this was a special kind of idiot.

 

He had a small child (no older than 10 I would say) sat ON HIS LAP and he was allowing THE CHILD to steer the car!!! On a public highway in the middle of the day.

 

The sheer stupidity of that is, frankly, beyond my understanding.






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  Reply # 1533245 14-Apr-2016 21:26
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Did you dial *555 and report it?








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  Reply # 1533246 14-Apr-2016 21:27
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did you take the number plate and call *555?


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1533466 15-Apr-2016 10:59
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No, I was going the other way and on my own. Also, too stunned to think of reading the plate!!






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  Reply # 1533477 15-Apr-2016 11:18
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this is when having a dashcam is good, then you can post it online for us to laugh at


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  Reply # 1533500 15-Apr-2016 12:03
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Geektastic:

 

So today I popped down to the village to do some chores.

 

 

 

I came back and as I was driving down the main 'vineyard' road an old and rather dilapidated hatchback was approaching. It was weaving erratically and I prepared to drive onto the wide grass margin to avoid what I presumed was some drunk idiot.

 

Imagine my surprise when I found that this was a special kind of idiot.

 

He had a small child (no older than 10 I would say) sat ON HIS LAP and he was allowing THE CHILD to steer the car!!! On a public highway in the middle of the day.

 

The sheer stupidity of that is, frankly, beyond my understanding.

 

 

 

 

Ha Ha Ha, that's what my father used to do with us... different times





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  Reply # 1533534 15-Apr-2016 13:15
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Geektastic:

 

So today I popped down to the village to do some chores.

 

 

 

I came back and as I was driving down the main 'vineyard' road an old and rather dilapidated hatchback was approaching. It was weaving erratically and I prepared to drive onto the wide grass margin to avoid what I presumed was some drunk idiot.

 

Imagine my surprise when I found that this was a special kind of idiot.

 

He had a small child (no older than 10 I would say) sat ON HIS LAP and he was allowing THE CHILD to steer the car!!! On a public highway in the middle of the day.

 

The sheer stupidity of that is, frankly, beyond my understanding.

 

 

 

 

Why wasn't the kid in school?  Hols don't start till next week


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  Reply # 1533561 15-Apr-2016 14:05
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All 10 years old know that no matter how badly you crash the car, wait 5 seconds and the car automatically re-appears back on the road again.


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  Reply # 1533575 15-Apr-2016 14:37
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roobarb:

 

All 10 years old know that no matter how badly you crash the car, wait 5 seconds and the car automatically re-appears back on the road again.

 

 

Only if you're an inexperienced driver. The experienced ones hit the triangle button and reset the car instantly.


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  Reply # 1533731 15-Apr-2016 20:54
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Wow. That even beats the meathead who sped up to at least 120km/h to pass me on SH6 in a 1980s Honda Civic with a space saver tyre on one of the driving wheels.




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  Reply # 1533776 15-Apr-2016 22:06
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The really scary part is that there were quite a few cyclists pottering about visiting the vineyards who were on the same road...!

 

Also scary is that the individual (adult) concerned is able to vote.






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  Reply # 1533825 16-Apr-2016 02:46
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What? So only good drivers get to vote? That would change up the NZ parliament VERY fast! 😝

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The only surprising thing about this story is that you only saw one incident like this that day. surprised Too many people think it's a right to have a license in this country and I think it should be stripped from the people who can't follow the rules, which I think are simple. It juts puts the lives of the rest of us at risk.




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  Reply # 1534693 18-Apr-2016 09:06
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PhantomNVD: What? So only good drivers get to vote? That would change up the NZ parliament VERY fast! 😝

 

 

 

No. The point was that someone who was demonstrably sub normal intelligence-wise was not only allowed to drive on public roads but to exercise control over what happens to the nation!






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  Reply # 1534730 18-Apr-2016 10:33
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Geektastic:

 

PhantomNVD: What? So only good drivers get to vote? That would change up the NZ parliament VERY fast! 😝

 

 

 

No. The point was that someone who was demonstrably sub normal intelligence-wise was not only allowed to drive on public roads but to exercise control over what happens to the nation!

 

 

stupidity, common sense and intelligence often go hand in hand. One does not always exclude the other.





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  Reply # 1534734 18-Apr-2016 10:38
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I know there are lots of responsible motorcyclists on the roads, but I would see almost every single day, activity by motorcyclists that put their own lives at risk. Some of the manoeuvres I have seen over the weekend whilst driving down the Southern Motorway would make your eyes water. I can't understand the failure by cyclists/Motorcyclists to understand how vulnerable they are! It really worries me. I had a situation the other day where a motorcyclist cut me off then slammed on his brakes. I would have pulled up mm from his bumper, and whilst I wouldn't have been in the wrong if I had hit him/her, and badly injured him or even killed him/her, I would never get over something like that.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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