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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Ross » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:12 pm

Feel sorry for the motorcyclist but it sounds like he bought it on himself. No mention if the Hyundai driver received any injuries.

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Ross » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:14 pm

'Drug-driving' woman 'reversed over toddler'

http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia ... ar-BBK5RUB
An alleged drug-driver has been charged after a two-year-old child was run over and critically injured in New South Wales’ Hunter region.

The driver was arrested at a Woodberry home and taken to Maitland Hospital where she underwent mandatory drug and urine testing.

She has since been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving, not reverse vehicle safely, and amount of illicit drug in fluid or blood.

The woman was granted conditional bail to face Maitland Local Court on March 28.

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Ross » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:30 pm

Canberra mobile speed cameras catch record number of drivers

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-new ... 0x5zz.html

A record number of drivers were booked for speeding offences by mobile speed cameras in Canberra during 2017, new figures show.

In the past calendar year there were 21,679 offences detected generating more than $6.5 million in fines.

The number of offences captured by the cameras has tripled over the past five years, with just more than 7000 offences recorded.

In the same time period, revenue raised through speeding fines has increased nearly 500 per cent, rising from $1.34 million in fines during 2012.


But cyclists are the problem, not wearing helmets and running red lights...
If only these motorists were licenced and their cars registered...

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby bychosis » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:39 pm

Ross wrote:Canberra mobile speed cameras catch record number of drivers

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-new ... 0x5zz.html

A record number of drivers were booked for speeding offences by mobile speed cameras in Canberra during 2017, new figures show.

In the past calendar year there were 21,679 offences detected generating more than $6.5 million in fines.

The number of offences captured by the cameras has tripled over the past five years, with just more than 7000 offences recorded.

In the same time period, revenue raised through speeding fines has increased nearly 500 per cent, rising from $1.34 million in fines during 2012.


But cyclists are the problem, not wearing helmets and running red lights...
If only these motorists were licenced and their cars registered...

But the cyclists are the problem because ‘they can get away with it’. Drivers know they can get caught so they don’t break the rules :roll:
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby bychosis » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:31 am

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/car-park-cliffhanger-as-woman-crashes-vehicle-through-barrier-20180314-p4z4e5.html

It's believed the woman, 56, was attempting to make her way down a ramp in the Westfield Miranda carpark around 11:15am, when her car lost control.

Or more accurately "When she lost control of her car" The car never lost control, it knew exactly what it was doing.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:38 pm

bychosis wrote:https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/car-park-cliffhanger-as-woman-crashes-vehicle-through-barrier-20180314-p4z4e5.html

It's believed the woman, 56, was attempting to make her way down a ramp in the Westfield Miranda carpark around 11:15am, when her car lost control.

Or more accurately "When she lost control of her car" The car never lost control, it knew exactly what it was doing.

The car was taken to the hospital for mandatory drug testing
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby uart » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:05 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
bychosis wrote:https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/car-park-cliffhanger-as-woman-crashes-vehicle-through-barrier-20180314-p4z4e5.html

It's believed the woman, 56, was attempting to make her way down a ramp in the Westfield Miranda carpark around 11:15am, when her car lost control.

Or more accurately "When she lost control of her car" The car never lost control, it knew exactly what it was doing.

The car was taken to the hospital for mandatory drug testing



A particularly potent batch of E10 is suspected to be a contributing factor. :wink:

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Cheesewheel » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:53 pm

http://www.news.com.au/national/victori ... 28f4f38363

14 years (minimum 9) for killing 2 people during boganesque escapades (plus perjury and other tactics to create a mountain of BS to hide behind).

I've got to say, the only way a motorist would get that for killing 2 cyclists is if russian nerve gas was involved.
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Postby uart » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:47 am

Cheesewheel wrote:http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/courts-law/driver-jailed-for-14-years-after-fiery-crash-that-killed-14-years/news-story/e090b291108eeea7b4414c28f4f38363

14 years (minimum 9) for killing 2 people during boganesque escapades (plus perjury and other tactics to create a mountain of BS to hide behind).

I've got to say, the only way a motorist would get that for killing 2 cyclists is if russian nerve gas was involved.


It never ceases to amaze me at the massive (and blatant) differences in penalties that we often see when a motorist kills a cyclist compared to when they kill another motorist or pedestrian.

Compare the above case with that of a young cyclist named Andrew Ayre who was killed several years back here in Newcastle. The driver (Joel Anthony Costello) was driving the prime mover of a large truck, and was engaged in a road rage "duel" with another car as he drove into the breakdown lane to the left of the car to try and force his way into a line of traffic some 50m or so past the end of a merging lane.

In fine weather with clear visibility, he saw Mr Ayre cycling in the breakdown lane but chose to neither brake nor swerve as it would have interrupted his "duel" causing him to lose his battle with the cars that wouldn't let him in. Without even slowing he mowed down Ayre in a manner so blatant that a furious following driver said "Your 15 seconds of road rage just cost that young cyclist his life!".

Costello then continued to drive unlicensed and didn't even attend on his court date, instead doing a runner until he was eventually apprehended driving a different unregistered truck - unlicensed to boot!. This guy killed Ayre in one of the most culpable ways imaginable, and then he did just about everything he could possibly do to compound the crime. So what did they slap him with? You wont believe it but just 22 months? But it gets even better, he got compassion due to a sick family member and was released after just 12 months (and 14 days).

How is this even comparable to the Adem Arpaci case above, who was only indirectly involved with the death of the other motorist anyway. Yet the sentences are so arse about! What the fark! What the freaking fark! This stuff makes me so angry.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/38655 ... ist-crash/

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/45326 ... mediately/

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Sirrus » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:54 pm

uart wrote:You wont believe it but just 22 months? But it gets even better, he got compassion due to a sick family member and was released after just 12 months (and 14 days).


That is sickening. Who in their right mind would think that is a fair sentence.

I also thought 22 years for that other bloke was a bit over the top but hopefully it serves as a shock to all these hoons and erratic drivers. Wishful thinking I know...

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Ross » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:20 pm

Went on a ~90km ride today and no MMs to report! :o

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Cheesewheel » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:37 pm

Ross wrote:Went on a ~90km ride today and no MMs to report! :o

Was it on your trainer?
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Ross » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:18 pm

Ha ha no, all on the road!

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Postby Jmuzz » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:38 pm

Moron cops causing an international embarassment

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Sully » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:17 am

The fact he apologized is a huge bonus. I don't think it's embarrassing.

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby jasonc » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:51 am

Took 5+ cops to work out a basic road rule and it's not an embarrassment?

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby find_bruce » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:31 pm

jasonc wrote:Took 5+ cops to work out a basic road rule and it's not an embarrassment?

Nah - could've been tasered or shot

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Cheesewheel » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:35 pm

Upping the ante on your average hit and run ...

Hit, run and hide: Drink driver rushes home to feign sleep in bed as police arrive

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-l ... 86c7642229
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

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Postby find_bruce » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:16 pm

Ross wrote:Idaho Stop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6JT9Xx ... e=youtu.be

(can't link directly :evil: )

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Ross » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:27 pm

I tried that but it didn't work :o

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby find_bruce » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:38 pm

Had a ripper last night - on a road that is level before descending rapidly, which means that your lights point into the sky until you're completely on the downhill bit.

Moron coming uphill complained "you're lights blinded me" - Said moron was in a 4wd ute, jacked up to the point that his lights were at my eye level & were both bright and badly focused. So I politely pointed ut my lights were not as blinding as his. The priceless response

"But aaarm innnna car"

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Scott_C » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:37 pm

find_bruce wrote:Had a ripper last night - on a road that is level before descending rapidly, which means that your lights point into the sky until you're completely on the downhill bit.

Moron coming uphill complained "you're lights blinded me" - Said moron was in a 4wd ute, jacked up to the point that his lights were at my eye level & were both bright and badly focused. So I politely pointed ut my lights were not as blinding as his. The priceless response

"But aaarm innnna car"

Ironically, under the NSW road rules, it is illegal for the lights on a motor vehicle to dazzle a cyclist but not illegal for a cyclist's lights to dazzle a driver as Rule 219 does not apply to cyclists (as cyclists are excepted under Rule 214). Being innnna car is actually what makes his lights illegal.

Obviously, despite it not being illegal under the road rules, it isn't a good idea to have a light setup likely to dazzle drivers but unfortunately lights bright enough to see the road will have a brief issue when you go over a crest (the same as for properly setup vehicle headlights).

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby find_bruce » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:21 pm

With you on all counts Scott. Fairly sure 4wd was jacked up way more than 75mm & headlights were too high rather than just badly aimed

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby P!N20 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:56 am

It was very considerate of the driver who couldn't manage to drive in a straight line to have his passenger side window down so when we stopped at the lights I could politely tell him which orifice he could insert his mobile phone.

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