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 | ... | 216 | 217 | 218 | 219 | 220 | 221 | 222 | 223 | 224 | 225 | 226 | 227 | 228 | 229 | 230 | 231 | 232 | 233 | 234 | 235 | 236 | ... | 402

Stu

Hammered
5009 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1050

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1812812 4-Jul-2017 18:54
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Drivers still unable to indicate CORRECTLY at roundabouts.

 

Drivers who think holding their phone in their hand and using the phone's built in speakerphone facility whilst driving is okay.

 

Drivers still driving with their cell phones up to their ear, yacking away, oblivious to what's going on around them.

 

Drivers who are, for no apparent reason, oblivious to what's going on around them.





Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


12593 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2239

Trusted

  Reply # 1812835 4-Jul-2017 19:40
Send private message quote this post

KillerHulk:

 

Recently i have been Dropping of my wife to Auckland Airport as her car is getting repaired,

 

Motorway 20B has only 1 lane on each side and the speed limit is 100.

 

Still people go on speed of 60-80 and this annoys me a lot.

 

 

Sorry to hear that....  


12593 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2239

Trusted

  Reply # 1812836 4-Jul-2017 19:44
Send private message quote this post

mdf:
richms:

 

Behodar: Put too many signs in and people will automatically tune them out...

 

 

 

Roundabout ones on the island in the center really annoy me because they block the view of indicators of oncoming cars.

 



Cars that just don't indicate at roundabouts annoy me something chronic. I know my reaction is out of all proportion but it's still something that drives me nuts.

 

Hmm, what I do, is if I am going through the roundabout, i.e. not turning I dont indicate. I see others who are also going through it, who indicate left as they will turn left a bit, them indicate right, as they will turn right a bit, to get the 180 degree aim. OTOH I think WTF, but OTOH good in you for indicating. 

 

I would indicate left it turning off the roundabout, or right, in both cases a 90 degree turn.

 

Am I wrong?


12593 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2239

Trusted

  Reply # 1812839 4-Jul-2017 19:47
Send private message quote this post

Stu:

 

Drivers still unable to indicate CORRECTLY at roundabouts.

 

Drivers who think holding their phone in their hand and using the phone's built in speakerphone facility whilst driving is okay.

 

Drivers still driving with their cell phones up to their ear, yacking away, oblivious to what's going on around them.

 

Drivers who are, for no apparent reason, oblivious to what's going on around them.

 

 

The other day a car passed another, at lights, and my god it was close. Surprised they both still have wing mirrors. The offended car beeped, the offender car was an old man, acting WTF did he beep for. No idea. He needs bumpers like dodgems


21244 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4273

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1812843 4-Jul-2017 19:58
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

tdgeek:

 

 

 

The other day a car passed another, at lights, and my god it was close. Surprised they both still have wing mirrors. The offended car beeped, the offender car was an old man, acting WTF did he beep for. No idea. He needs bumpers like dodgems

 

 

That's the problem with honking at useless drivers - they have no idea why you're honking since they are so ******ING USELESS





Richard rich.ms

BDFL - Memuneh
60858 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11727

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1812863 4-Jul-2017 20:37
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

@tdgeek: Hmm, what I do, is if I am going through the roundabout, i.e. not turning I dont indicate. I see others who are also going through it, who indicate left as they will turn left a bit, them indicate right, as they will turn right a bit, to get the 180 degree aim. OTOH I think WTF, but OTOH good in you for indicating. 

 

I would indicate left it turning off the roundabout, or right, in both cases a 90 degree turn.

 

Am I wrong?

 

 

If you are going around (turning right) then you indicate right as you enter the roundabout. You then indicate left immediately before the exit.

 

If you are going straight through then you do not indicate right but you still indicate left immediately before the exit.

 

It's really not hard and yet some people indicate right even when they're not crossing the incoming traffic. And some people don't indicate at all at the exit. And some people don't indicate when going right either.

 

This causes problems because other drivers don't know what's going to happen.

 

Not that hard. Look at the pictures in this page.





2833 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1066

Subscriber

  Reply # 1812984 5-Jul-2017 00:19
6 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Roundabouts that have lots of plants growing in the middle and / or on traffic islands between the entry / exit lanes. Often they block your view of the other cars indicators. And they cost money to maintain, and cause disruption from the inevitable traffic control needed when the workers are maintaining the gardens. Sure concrete may look boring, but is far better than costly gardens in stupid places.






2833 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1066

Subscriber

  Reply # 1812985 5-Jul-2017 00:25
Send private message quote this post

Those pull tabs and bottle caps on milk bottles. Even if you successfully manage to remove the pull tab without it breaking. The cap doesn't properly seal to the bottle. It was a constant battle with flatmates, telling them - don't put milk bottles in the fridge on their sides. They will leak and make a big mess.

 

Yet the older style of milk bottle cap, that had the ring that you separately had to break first. They would still successfully reseal to the bottle. So much for progress.






12593 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2239

Trusted

  Reply # 1813006 5-Jul-2017 06:38
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

freitasm:

 

@tdgeek: Hmm, what I do, is if I am going through the roundabout, i.e. not turning I dont indicate. I see others who are also going through it, who indicate left as they will turn left a bit, them indicate right, as they will turn right a bit, to get the 180 degree aim. OTOH I think WTF, but OTOH good in you for indicating. 

 

I would indicate left it turning off the roundabout, or right, in both cases a 90 degree turn.

 

Am I wrong?

 

 

If you are going around (turning right) then you indicate right as you enter the roundabout. You then indicate left immediately before the exit.

 

If you are going straight through then you do not indicate right but you still indicate left immediately before the exit.

 

It's really not hard and yet some people indicate right even when they're not crossing the incoming traffic. And some people don't indicate at all at the exit. And some people don't indicate when going right either.

 

This causes problems because other drivers don't know what's going to happen.

 

Not that hard. Look at the pictures in this page.

 

 

Makes sense, good to know. Indicate basically to let the guy waiting know, lesson learned


12593 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2239

Trusted

  Reply # 1813007 5-Jul-2017 06:40
Send private message quote this post

Aredwood:

 

Those pull tabs and bottle caps on milk bottles. Even if you successfully manage to remove the pull tab without it breaking. The cap doesn't properly seal to the bottle. It was a constant battle with flatmates, telling them - don't put milk bottles in the fridge on their sides. They will leak and make a big mess.

 

Yet the older style of milk bottle cap, that had the ring that you separately had to break first. They would still successfully reseal to the bottle. So much for progress.

 

 

Yes, and pull tabs that are hard to pull off, especially in little containers on a flight. Hold tighter, pull more, then when it comes off the higher grip makes a probable small mess


1434 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 150


  Reply # 1813028 5-Jul-2017 08:15
Send private message quote this post

With round-abouts you always have to indicate at least once at some stage, even if you're going straight ahead.


3643 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1166


  Reply # 1813045 5-Jul-2017 09:07
Send private message quote this post

tdgeek:

 

Stu:

 

Drivers still unable to indicate CORRECTLY at roundabouts.

 

Drivers who think holding their phone in their hand and using the phone's built in speakerphone facility whilst driving is okay.

 

Drivers still driving with their cell phones up to their ear, yacking away, oblivious to what's going on around them.

 

Drivers who are, for no apparent reason, oblivious to what's going on around them.

 

 

The other day a car passed another, at lights, and my god it was close. Surprised they both still have wing mirrors. The offended car beeped, the offender car was an old man, acting WTF did he beep for. No idea. He needs bumpers like dodgems

 

 

Haha I've had this before.  An older gentleman recently ran a give way sign on me and then beeped at me. 

 

 


2621 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 632


  Reply # 1813047 5-Jul-2017 09:11
Send private message quote this post

MurrayM:

 

With round-abouts you always have to indicate at least once at some stage, even if you're going straight ahead.

 

 

but not all round-abouts are created equal. In Rotorua there are a lot of 3 exit round- abouts that depending on which direction you are going , dont have a left exit.People still indicate to go left though. And then there are those really small ones that if you indicate left when you are going straight through then you are way down the exit road as you are indicating. i dont mind if people dont indicate on the 4 exit ones if they are going straight ahead , it's the people who have the right indicator going and then at the last moment turn the left one on and go straight through that i curse at .





Common sense is not as common as you think.


4318 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2317

Trusted

  Reply # 1813131 5-Jul-2017 11:30
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

People who dump rubbish. This morning I noticed a couch dumped on council reserve land.

 

On closer inspection I saw there was a licence plate and a registration sticker with the couch. I phoned the council and told them what I found. Hopefully they'll track down who left it there. laughing


Glurp
7619 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3560

Subscriber

  Reply # 1813136 5-Jul-2017 11:37
Send private message quote this post

Someone illegally dumps rubbish and leaves their license plate and registration behind? They are either seriously dumb or trying to frame someone they don't like.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


1 | ... | 216 | 217 | 218 | 219 | 220 | 221 | 222 | 223 | 224 | 225 | 226 | 227 | 228 | 229 | 230 | 231 | 232 | 233 | 234 | 235 | 236 | ... | 402
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 »

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 »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

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



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.