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Topic # 239664 28-Jul-2018 20:19
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Heading home today I was at the head of the queue at a set of red lights from the time they just turned Red. I am not sure how long they were red for as it always feels like an eternity but while sitting there I decided to take notice of all the traffic passing through the intersection. This is what I observed.

 

8 yes 8 people on or looking at their mobile phones.

 

2 Women brushing their hair

 

2 guys and 1 women petting their dogs that were sitting in the front seat

 

1 truck that had a stream of shrink wrap tailing out the back that could easily take out a cyclist.

 

 

 

All in the space of what 3 - 5 minutes ??

 

 

 

What is your daily interesting observation.

 

 





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  Reply # 2064338 28-Jul-2018 20:41
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I run in to work most days.  While waiting at lights I see at least a quarter of drivers on their phone, these people aren't calling but texting etc.

 

Yesterday I was waiting at a pedestrian crossing, turned red for drivers and green for me, two cars shot through (at speed), one from each side.  I was pushing a baby, if I has stepped out on the green it would have been a death.

 

When running home (6km) I encounter at least 3 cars parked across the pavement forcing me to go onto the road (these cars have all been reported to the council).

 

Red light running, parking, and cell phone usage are not enforced at all.

 

 


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  Reply # 2064382 28-Jul-2018 21:39
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I took my wife out for dinner recently and we were stunned at the number of mostly young couples dining in what appeared to be romantic situations who spent the vast majority of their meal starting not into the limpid pools of eachother's eyes but at the OLED pools of their phone screens.





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  Reply # 2064399 28-Jul-2018 22:24
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Saw a person with an iPad stuck to the center of their steering wheel.  The glass from the screen slammed into your face at 400 km/h when the airbag goes off should do a good job.  Darwin's theory at it's finest.  At first I thought maybe they used Velcro or something, but it didn't take much searching to find they actually sell holders for this purpose :-O

 

 





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  Reply # 2064451 29-Jul-2018 10:20
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Saw a person with an iPad stuck to the center of their steering wheel.  The glass from the screen slammed into your face at 400 km/h when the airbag goes off should do a good job.  Darwin's theory at it's finest.  At first I thought maybe they used Velcro or something, but it didn't take much searching to find they actually sell holders for this purpose :-O


 



Similar to those passengers who sit their legs on the dashboard. Right on top of the airbag. They will quite literally end up with foot in mouth disease if that airbag deploys.





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  Reply # 2064475 29-Jul-2018 11:17
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blackjack17: When running home (6km) I encounter at least 3 cars parked across the pavement forcing me to go onto the road (these cars have all been reported to the council).

 

I frequently see this up my street. Worse still, it's on a fairly long stretch with no driveways, plus there's a curve in the road. If someone was coming down the street on a scooter then once they come around the corner and see a parked car they'd have to turn around, go back about 60 metres to the last driveway, then ride on the road for 150 metres until they get to the following driveway.

 

Of course, it's never enforced.

 

Edit: To top it off, the roadwork crew have dumped the "works end" sign on the footpath too.

 

Edit 2: Correction! There's a little ramp not connected to a driveway that I hadn't noticed before, so the distances aren't as long as those given above.


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