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  Reply # 1812812 4-Jul-2017 18:54
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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.





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  Reply # 1812835 4-Jul-2017 19:40
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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....  


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  Reply # 1812836 4-Jul-2017 19:44
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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?


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  Reply # 1812839 4-Jul-2017 19:47
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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


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  Reply # 1812843 4-Jul-2017 19:58
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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





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  Reply # 1812863 4-Jul-2017 20:37
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@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.





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  Reply # 1812984 5-Jul-2017 00:19
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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.






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  Reply # 1812985 5-Jul-2017 00:25
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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.






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  Reply # 1813006 5-Jul-2017 06:38
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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


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  Reply # 1813007 5-Jul-2017 06:40
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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


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  Reply # 1813028 5-Jul-2017 08:15
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With round-abouts you always have to indicate at least once at some stage, even if you're going straight ahead.


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  Reply # 1813045 5-Jul-2017 09:07
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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. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1813047 5-Jul-2017 09:11
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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 .





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  Reply # 1813131 5-Jul-2017 11:30
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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


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  Reply # 1813136 5-Jul-2017 11:37
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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.

 

 





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