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  Reply # 1922257 20-Dec-2017 06:03
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People not indicating, it has become an epidemic.

 

I think all traffic cops should just spend 100% of their time ticketing those that don't indicate, and up the fine to $150-200

 

Might change the poor attitude towards driving in general.

 

They also likely catch out a lot of drivers with no warrant, no rego, no licence and other outstanding issues.


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  Reply # 1922299 20-Dec-2017 08:27
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I nearly got hit the other day because some muppet coming from my right indicated a left turn to enter the roundabout, causing me to think he really was intending to turn left into the road I was coming from. Instead, he turned off the signal as soon as he was in the roundabout and carried on, nearly running into me. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1922301 20-Dec-2017 08:31
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Rikkitic:

 

I nearly got hit the other day because some muppet coming from my right indicated a left turn to enter the roundabout, causing me to think he really was intending to turn left into the road I was coming from. Instead, he turned off the signal as soon as he was in the roundabout and carried on, nearly running into me. 

 

 

This is so annoying. Sometimes you can "feel" the person is indicating wrong, slowdown and sure enough the muppet is indicating left (as if leaving on the first exit) but turns right in front of you - or continues ahead, just when you thought it would be ok to enter the roundabout.

 

The number of people that indicate right to enter the roundabout then immediately turn the indicator off to exit - without indicating left, is incredible.

 

As posted in the muppets on the road thread, police should be ticketing this people.





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  Reply # 1922302 20-Dec-2017 08:33
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Companies which ask for a review of a product that you have only just received!

 

No wonder most reviews are useless, the user hasn't even had time to use the item to learn it's failings!

 



I get asked to review products still in transit haha.

 

I got asked to review a heap of stuff I purchased as presents.  I haven't even gotten round to taking it out of the shipping packaging yet which I will be doing this week in order to wrap them. 





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  Reply # 1922304 20-Dec-2017 08:33
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Rikkitic:

 

I nearly got hit the other day because some muppet coming from my right indicated a left turn to enter the roundabout, causing me to think he really was intending to turn left into the road I was coming from. Instead, he turned off the signal as soon as he was in the roundabout and carried on, nearly running into me. 

 

 

Yep, and if there was a bang, the liability would almost certainly be on you despite the other idiot causing it. Pays to be defensive or you will inevitably get hit.

 

It seems very few people understand the rules about indicating on roundabouts... especially if you are crossing from one side to the other on a 4-way. You still have to indicate left when exiting and if turning right you absolutely must indicate right then indicate left when about to exit.

 

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/assets/resources/know-your-way-around-roundabouts/docs/know-your-way-around-roundabouts.pdf

 

 


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  Reply # 1922380 20-Dec-2017 10:11
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The seasonal "discussion" about driving speed limits.

Strangely we don't have similar discussion about seasonal adjustments of drink driving limits.

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  Reply # 1922417 20-Dec-2017 11:27
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An international one-day cricket day-game scheduled on a business day.





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  Reply # 1922421 20-Dec-2017 11:31
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Cigarette smoke. I seem to have a bloodhound's sensitivity to it. I can't even escape the whiff of someone in the car ahead of me puffing it out their window.

 

I have no problem with the aroma of pipe tobacco, nor Vape smoke. But cigarette smoke makes me want to retch. I think I developedt my aversion when at primary school - my mate's mum would smoke with us in the car.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1922474 20-Dec-2017 12:19
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Rikkitic:

 

I nearly got hit the other day because some muppet coming from my right indicated a left turn to enter the roundabout, causing me to think he really was intending to turn left into the road I was coming from. Instead, he turned off the signal as soon as he was in the roundabout and carried on, nearly running into me. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a number of roads here which, if you look on a map, are shown as two different roads (eg one going straight and one turning to the right) but are in reality simply a single road (just curving right - no junction) and we still see people actually indicating to go round the corner...






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  Reply # 1922583 20-Dec-2017 14:51
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kryptonjohn:

 

Cigarette smoke. I seem to have a bloodhound's sensitivity to it. I can't even escape the whiff of someone in the car ahead of me puffing it out their window.

 

I have no problem with the aroma of pipe tobacco, nor Vape smoke. But cigarette smoke makes me want to retch. I think I developed my aversion when at primary school - my mate's mum would smoke with us in the car.

 

For me its vape smoke, I seem seem to persistently follow someone down the street who is emitting clouds of some sickly-sweet berry flavoured smoke.


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  Reply # 1922739 20-Dec-2017 20:02
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Sales with get the second item for half price. I do not need a second item.

Neither does anyone else but they have no self control apparently ; ).

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  Reply # 1922745 20-Dec-2017 20:18
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gzt: Sales with get the second item for half price. I do not need a second item.

Neither does anyone else but they have no self control apparently ; ).

 

 

 

this , i hate it . Just give me the 25% of one item and don't make me have to buy two to get it.





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  Reply # 1922750 20-Dec-2017 20:28
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Companies (NZ) which supply a different inferior food product to that shown and ordered on their website.

 

(Especially when you supposedly reordered what you had previously been supplied correctly)

 

...and ..NO it is not a simple error, as they don't advertise the product you actually received!


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  Reply # 1922752 20-Dec-2017 20:32
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When microsoft decide to send the feature update down to your horribly under specced work PC during the busiest time of the year, rendering the accounting software a laggy unresponsive mess while the computer is doing whatever it needs to do to get ready to install it.





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  Reply # 1922903 21-Dec-2017 07:41
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gzt: Sales with get the second item for half price. I do not need a second item.

Neither does anyone else but they have no self control apparently ; ).

 

 

 

I think the Firestone/Bridgestone promotion for this is good.

 

Who buys just one new tyre?

 

 


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