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Topic # 191125 24-Jan-2016 18:17
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This older woman almost caused an accident the other day...I have no idea how she did not see that other car it was there. I'm guessing it was age related loss in driving ability. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1477893 24-Jan-2016 19:16
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Everyone makes mistakes. It's the ones that make a habit of it that should not be on the road. Just as well the oncoming car wasn't speeding and was aware. All's well that ends well.




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  Reply # 1477931 24-Jan-2016 20:48
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Ah these guys do it all the time. They expect oncoming traffic to give way.

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  Reply # 1477935 24-Jan-2016 21:08
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What is the visibility like for the turning cars for the oncoming ones along the road? If they cant see the car when they start to turn, then it isnt their fault.





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  Reply # 1477949 24-Jan-2016 22:07
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What is the visibility like for the turning cars for the oncoming ones along the road? If they cant see the car when they start to turn, then it isnt their fault.

 

 

Clearly visible. The 140 degree wide angle lens makes distances look further than they are too. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1477982 25-Jan-2016 00:21
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Time for Drivers Ed classes...!






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  Reply # 1477993 25-Jan-2016 02:38
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It's impossible to know from a single incident. I suggest next time you follow them to make sure they don't make a habit of it. Otherwise, put it down to a momentary lapse in concentration and then keep worrying about your own driving rather than everyone else's (as it's the only thing you can control). The assumption that, because they were older, they are a useless driver is pretty average.


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  Reply # 1478009 25-Jan-2016 07:45
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I am never surprised by the number of infallible people on GZ




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  Reply # 1478014 25-Jan-2016 07:57
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Report them on the NZ Police "bad driver" page. This isn't a legal complaint that they follow up or prosecute, as I understand it they send them a letter about it and it goes onto their record. If they get multiple complaints the police will likely follow up, or if they end up in court for an accident it may be used as evidence of poor driving in the past.





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  Reply # 1478017 25-Jan-2016 08:04
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This is not that bad, clearly you have never ridden a motorcycle on the road

Not sure what the fuss is about



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  Reply # 1478027 25-Jan-2016 08:11
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Report them on the NZ Police "bad driver" page. This isn't a legal complaint that they follow up or prosecute, as I understand it they send them a letter about it and it goes onto their record. If they get multiple complaints the police will likely follow up, or if they end up in court for an accident it may be used as evidence of poor driving in the past.

 

 

 

 

Nah, I had the impression she got a bit of a fright anyway. 




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  Reply # 1478030 25-Jan-2016 08:21
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johnr: This is not that bad, clearly you have never ridden a motorcycle on the road

Not sure what the fuss is about

 

 

 

 

 

If near-crashes are this common to you perhaps you'd better find a safer method of getting around ha ha. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1478031 25-Jan-2016 08:30
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This sort of thing happens a lot near us.

 

I think people see the car in front go and they just assume they can go too.
Our local roundabout is at the bottom of a steep road and cars simply don't slow down as they approach - I always end up giving way (by default) to the car on my left to avoid being smashed into.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1478046 25-Jan-2016 09:23
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Not unusual, I have a youtube channel dedicated to such things -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjC082rWTV_OSvFnUXjQkxA


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  Reply # 1478047 25-Jan-2016 09:28
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johnr: This is not that bad, clearly you have never ridden a motorcycle on the road

Not sure what the fuss is about


 


 


If near-crashes are this common to you perhaps you'd better find a safer method of getting around ha ha. 


 


 



This common? You showed us one Youtube video

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  Reply # 1478049 25-Jan-2016 09:28
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noroad:

 

Not unusual, I have a youtube channel dedicated to such things -  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjC082rWTV_OSvFnUXjQkxA

 

 

 

 

I am really close to buying a dashcam and setting one up myself.

 

 

 

Have at least 5 near-misses a week at the moment.


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