Moron Motorists #3

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby BianchiCam » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:35 pm

This is rather funny.....

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby biker jk » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:45 pm

BianchiCam wrote:This is rather funny.....



He looked like Ricky Muir absent the beard. :lol:
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby jules21 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:59 pm

BianchiCam wrote:This is rather funny.....


looks like he's being given a lift to school by his mum. special school..
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Gordonhooker » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:00 pm

BianchiCam wrote:This is rather funny.....



He probably thought you were Tony out for his daily ride. :)
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Xplora » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:17 pm

Tourettes FTW
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby outnabike » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:34 pm

In all his glory.

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby biker jk » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:05 pm

outnabike wrote:In all his glory.

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Actually, now that I have seen a closeup, my guess of Ricky Muir was way off the mark. It's Bob Brown thanking who he believes to be Tony Abbott for repealing the carbon tax. Yes, I know Bob's a hypocrite for using a car. :lol:
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby TheWall » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:20 pm

^^^^ wonder if I should post that clip on the NewTriton forum to see if they are a member there :-)

What an idiot.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:45 pm

Pretty rude of the bloke making his girlfriend ride in the tray of a crewcab...
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:46 pm

outnabike wrote:In all his glory.

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So he's all grown up now....
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby mikeyg63 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:05 pm

I think I may invest in a horn rather than yelling.

I'm sure I would have been squeezed at this roundabout if I didn't get the drivers attention.

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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby warthog1 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:22 pm

biker jk wrote:
Actually, now that I have seen a closeup, my guess of Ricky Muir was way off the mark. It's Bob Brown thanking who he believes to be Tony Abbott for repealing the carbon tax. Yes, I know Bob's a hypocrite for using a car. :lol:



Good one Rupert :lol: :lol: :roll:
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Biffidus » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:55 am

jasonc wrote:interesting - single vehicle. so if another vehicle causes the crash and isn't involved in it. e.g. other vehicle on wrong side of the road forcing change of direction into a guardrail, is that still a single vehicle crash?

It can be, this crops up on motorcycle forums all the time as the majority of motorcycle accidents are single vehicle and it's not clear how many of those are caused by riders taking evasive action. It's easier in a car... just hit them and let your crumple zones and insurance do all the work.

I had this close pass on Monday morning:

Trying to decide if I should report it to the company or police, or both.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby outnabike » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:03 am

Mulger bill wrote:Pretty rude of the bloke making his girlfriend ride in the tray of a crewcab...


I thought I could see the leash tied to the roll bar..... :)
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby outnabike » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:18 am

Biffidus wrote:
jasonc wrote:interesting - single vehicle. so if another vehicle causes the crash and isn't involved in it. e.g. other vehicle on wrong side of the road forcing change of direction into a guardrail, is that still a single vehicle crash?

It can be, this crops up on motorcycle forums all the time as the majority of motorcycle accidents are single vehicle and it's not clear how many of those are caused by riders taking evasive action. It's easier in a car... just hit them and let your crumple zones and insurance do all the work.

I had this close pass on Monday morning:

Trying to decide if I should report it to the company or police, or both.

I would log it in.Police don't know unless we tell them.
Truckies don't care about what happens at the end of the truck, that's for sure. Getting past is what it is all about with them. That is too close and I would report it. It would not take a genius to see from that Video.
If enough videos flood the policeman's desk it will cause a rethink in that department. Further action will be taken.

After the initial hard crack down on your helmet, bell, Lycra, non visibility, etc, they will ask truckles to give a tad more room if they can, if it is practicable, if they have the time.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby jasonc » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:00 am

I've been mulling on this one for a few days. Thoughts?



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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby rangersac » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:06 am

jasonc wrote:I've been mulling on this one for a few days. Thoughts?


More down to impatience than outright recklessness. In the scale of close passes I reckon it's low down on the list.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby jasonc » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:17 am

In that case I might make it public with his rego. let him crack it. I called up to the driver and he told me I should move over. :roll:
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby mikeyg63 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:25 pm

Biffidus wrote:
jasonc wrote:interesting - single vehicle. so if another vehicle causes the crash and isn't involved in it. e.g. other vehicle on wrong side of the road forcing change of direction into a guardrail, is that still a single vehicle crash?

It can be, this crops up on motorcycle forums all the time as the majority of motorcycle accidents are single vehicle and it's not clear how many of those are caused by riders taking evasive action. It's easier in a car... just hit them and let your crumple zones and insurance do all the work.

I had this close pass on Monday morning:

Trying to decide if I should report it to the company or police, or both.


I think it's definitely worth reporting to both as to my mind that driving breaches road safety and company policy. I pulled this from their company values.

PrixCar Company Values

PrixCar’s Guiding Principles in relation to its people and business ethics are:

To encourage and recognise the contribution of its staff.
To encourage innovation and creativity.
To provide a challenging and rewarding work environment.
To provide a work environment that has a strong focus on safety.
To promote open communication between all staff and management.
To encourage individual responsibility and accountability.
To operate as a team, treating each other with respect and trust.
To conduct its business with honesty and integrity.
To contribute positively and responsibly to society.
To protect our environment for future generations

That driving was in breach of at least half a dozen of their values
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby herzog » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:26 pm

Yes report that for sure. That's the kind of HGV driving that killed Richard Pollett.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby hannos » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:23 pm

I'd report that too.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby brades68 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:34 pm

One of mine from yesterday morning. The glare from the lights from the others behind me mean i can't get a Rego otherwise i'd report it. Looking back, we should have claimed more of the lane, but that still no excuse not to get a meter.




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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:17 pm

After some advice, last Thursday i got shaved by a bus, absolutely insane move by the driver and no excuse whatsoever for it. I've been hit by a car once and that wasn't as scary as this incident, a few millimetres one way or the other and i'd have been paste. Problem is, the mount for my camera had broken a few days before and i have no footage. I emailed the bus company on Friday and haven't heard back yet. Would it be a waste of time to report it to the police?
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby warthog1 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:47 pm

ldrcycles wrote:After some advice, last Thursday i got shaved by a bus, absolutely insane move by the driver and no excuse whatsoever for it. I've been hit by a car once and that wasn't as scary as this incident, a few millimetres one way or the other and i'd have been paste. Problem is, the mount for my camera had broken a few days before and i have no footage. I emailed the bus company on Friday and haven't heard back yet. Would it be a waste of time to report it to the police?



Go and see the bus company in person with a date, time and location. They will be able to identify the driver.
I have been into a couple of bus companies with complaints and as long as you are objective and state your concerns, they are receptive IME. The driver could quite possibly have form, and if he doesn't, he will now.
The fact that you have taken the time to visit them demonstrates your concern is valid. They don't need dangerous and aggressive drivers on their payroll and hopefully he will get an attitude adjusting talking to.
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Re: Moron Motorists #3

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:19 pm

I've saved you some time. Here's what Translink will say to you in their email.

Dear *Insert the jackass' name here*

Thank you for your contact with TransLink.

TransLink and our delivery partners place great importance on providing a high standard of customer service, and I was concerned to read your feedback about your recent experience with a *insert bus route number* route bus driver.

We understand that bus drivers are a key factor in your level of satisfaction and as such, we require them to conduct themselves professionally to provide a positive customer service experience. Every driver participates in customer service training during their induction and regular refresher training is provided.

I regret that on this occasion, the driver’s actions have not met your expectations. From your account of the incident, it would appear that the driver has also not met the standard required by TransLink and our service provider. As such, the matter has been referred to *operator* to conduct an investigation and address this matter as most appropriate based on their findings.

We value your feedback in our endeavour to make travel easier for our customers while delivering quality customer service. I thank you for taking the time to bring this matter to our attention.

I trust that this information is of assistance, should you require further information about public transport in South East Queensland please visit the TransLink website at http://www.translink.com.au/ . Alternatively, the TransLink Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 13 12 30 or for callers outside of the TransLink service area on 07 3851 8700.

Kind regards



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