Moron Motorists #3

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:54 pm

I stumbled across that facebook page the other day, it is absolutely crawling with the most vile ignorant hatred i've ever seen.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby InTheWoods » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:00 am

Here's my tailgating and close shave from this morning.

I've had much closer but it will still about 50cm. Was testing out not claiming the lane due to the 1m rule, think I'll go back to claiming.

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby DavidS » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:49 am

InTheWoods wrote:Here's my tailgating and close shave from this morning.

I've had much closer but it will still about 50cm. Was testing out not claiming the lane due to the 1m rule, think I'll go back to claiming.



Is the 1 metre rule in yet? If so, can you report him?

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby 17sjs » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:51 am

InTheWoods wrote:Here's my tailgating and close shave from this morning.

I've had much closer but it will still about 50cm. Was testing out not claiming the lane due to the 1m rule, think I'll go back to claiming.


Time to see how serious QPS were about accepting video submissions and issuing fines on the back of them.

Nobody could suggest that was a metre, no doubt at all that it was very close.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby il padrone » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:04 am

1) Lane is too narrow to share - ride wide, claim the lane.

2) It's a multi-lane road, no requirement to keep left, the driver can overtake in the next lane.

3) Take the video to your friendly local plod and beat them over the head with rule 146.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Cowcorner » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:29 am

Ever had that feeling that you just know that someone is going to do something stupid. Case in point.... (Warning - language alert, again)



Throughout all of this the guy said not one word - just kept the same vacant expression on his face the whole time.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby herzog » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:36 am

Still, Airzound saved the day.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby InTheWoods » Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:51 am

il padrone wrote:1) Lane is too narrow to share - ride wide, claim the lane.

2) It's a multi-lane road, no requirement to keep left, the driver can overtake in the next lane.

3) Take the video to your friendly local plod and beat them over the head with rule 146.


Agree to all these except it's rule 144. Was experimenting to see if close passes would still happen!
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:37 am

herzog wrote:Still, Airzound saved the day.


That, and the fact cowcorner was switched on and anticipated it, good work :) .
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby human909 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:04 am

il padrone wrote:1) Lane is too narrow to share - ride wide, claim the lane.

2) It's a multi-lane road, no requirement to keep left, the driver can overtake in the next lane.

3) Take the video to your friendly local plod and beat them over the head with rule 146.


THIS.

The roads will be safer for all cyclists if this message got out there to both cyclists and motorists.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:02 pm

ldrcycles wrote:I stumbled across that facebook page the other day, it is absolutely crawling with the most vile ignorant hatred i've ever seen.


I liked the 'Drivers for registration of bicycles' facebook page. All my posts are about those idiot cyclists on their 4 wheel bikes running red lights :P
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby queequeg » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:11 pm

InTheWoods wrote:Here's my tailgating and close shave from this morning.

I've had much closer but it will still about 50cm. Was testing out not claiming the lane due to the 1m rule, think I'll go back to claiming.



I couldn't see on my phone, but it is also a T2 lane yes? I didn't see two people in that car, and the time stamp says 8:30am or so. So, possibly a T2 fine as well.

Only comment....ride wider...in the middle of the lane, which it makes it clear to morons that they can't fit and must change lanes. You are just encouraging them to test their lack of skills with a close shave because they think the lane is 8m wide!
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:33 pm

queequeg wrote:
InTheWoods wrote:Here's my tailgating and close shave from this morning.

I've had much closer but it will still about 50cm. Was testing out not claiming the lane due to the 1m rule, think I'll go back to claiming.



I couldn't see on my phone, but it is also a T2 lane yes? I didn't see two people in that car, and the time stamp says 8:30am or so. So, possibly a T2 fine as well.

Only comment....ride wider...in the middle of the lane, which it makes it clear to morons that they can't fit and must change lanes. You are just encouraging them to test their lack of skills with a close shave because they think the lane is 8m wide!



I've had much closer but it will still about 50cm. Was testing out not claiming the lane due to the 1m rule, think I'll go back to claiming.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby jasonc » Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:16 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:
ldrcycles wrote:I stumbled across that facebook page the other day, it is absolutely crawling with the most vile ignorant hatred i've ever seen.


I liked the 'Drivers for registration of bicycles' facebook page. All my posts are about those idiot cyclists on their 4 wheel bikes running red lights :P


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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:35 pm

From what I've read most don't get common sense.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby jasonc » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:17 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:From what I've read most don't get common sense.


worst thing is, these people are probably allowed to vote
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby mick243 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:24 pm

jasonc wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:From what I've read most don't get common sense.


worst thing is, these people are probably allowed to vote


Even worse, they breed
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby jasonc » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:56 pm

mick243 wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:From what I've read most don't get common sense.


worst thing is, these people are probably allowed to vote


Even worse, they breed


very true
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:31 pm

mick243 wrote:
jasonc wrote:
Lukeyboy wrote:From what I've read most don't get common sense.


worst thing is, these people are probably allowed to vote


Even worse, they breed


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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Lukeyboy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:52 pm

Well now I'm banned from posting on that facebook page. Apparently replying to a comment about a pack of cyclists whinging if someone blocked the road with their cars with "can you imagine the look on those cyclists faces as they weave around the parked cars". Must have been the large amounts of current road rules and links to the road rules that they didn't like. I wonder if we could flag the page or something :P
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Percrime » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:08 pm

Crikey.. That happens to me most mornings
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby 17sjs » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:07 am

I've tried reporting it. Facebook aren't worried about it. So I'm engaging in an ongoing back and forth with the admin at the moment. We'll see how this goes...
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby il padrone » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:31 am

Facebook has appalling standards when it comes to reporting such things. The most aggressive, inflammatory, and potentially violent statements get the OK, yet I was banned for 24 hours on the complaint of some rather namby woman that I was "bullying" her. All I had done was to call her on an error of fact about a road rule matter and used her name in the process.

They have the values of the bogan rev-head and his hairdresser floozy :x
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Ross » Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:42 am

62yo MM does burnout while drunk then hits motorcyclist :evil:

http://www.news.com.au/national/breakin ... public_rss

A MOTORCYCLIST has been critically injured in a collision with an alleged drink-driver in Adelaide.

Police say the driver performed a burnout in his Holden sedan in a service station at Seaview Downs on Saturday afternoon before colliding with the motorcycle on the road.

The rider was taken to the Flinders Medical Centre in a critical but stable condition.

The driver, a Dover Gardens man, 62, was breath-tested at the scene.

Police allege he returned a reading of .178, more than three-and-a-half times the legal limit.

He has been charged with aggravated driving without due care, drink driving and causing injury by dangerous driving.

It's expected he will be bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court at a later date.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Grejoh » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:17 am

I made some comments on that FB page as well. Nothing derogatory, all common sense. I have been BANNED and all my comments removed. Seems he is not interested in any form of logical debate! Pretty much expected that to happen. It is just a hate page for motorists to denigrate cyclists, pure and simple.
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