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Postby clackers » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:16 pm

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Postby il padrone » Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:55 pm

Meh, like I said yesterday, my experience is that Audi drivers are worse.

But yeah, the fourth theory :lol: :P
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Postby thecaptn » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:15 am

Fourth theory yes.
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Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:26 pm

No mention of the dreaded white Toyota Camry, I see.
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Postby bychosis » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:07 pm

In the states it's all pickups, SUVs and beemers apparently.
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Postby Bob_TAS » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:11 pm

Ergh, what is it with Bimmer drivers wanting to race us to the roundabout in the last twenty metres? I yell at them every time, but for some reason they don't want to stop and chat :wink:
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Postby Percrime » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:04 pm

Black German. Indicators. You can have any two.
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Postby clackers » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:21 pm

Bob_TAS wrote:Ergh, what is it with Bimmer drivers wanting to race us to the roundabout in the last twenty metres? I yell at them every time, but for some reason they don't want to stop and chat :wink:


Not a bad criterion.

I've had an X5 drive over the roundabout rather than sit and wait behind me in the lane I've taken. :smile:
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Postby gorilla monsoon » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:05 pm

I don't have a problem with BMW drivers. For me its guys driving those little 4-6 tonne trucks. They think they are big, hairy armpit truckers but drive like they are in their HSV utes (okay, their imaginary HSV utes) and the end result is they are just plain dangerous.
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Postby Ross » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:49 am

I don't have any problems with BMWs or any other prestige cars, it is Commodores, in particular Commodore utes that are the problem. Closely followed by Toyota Hilux utes and then just tradies in general.

Buses are next on the list. They are never around when you are waiting at the bustop to catch one but when you are riding around they seem to be everywhere.
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Postby herzog » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:13 am

Agreed on the dunnydore utes.

Also couriers in bongovans can be pretty bad. "White van men" as the poms call them.
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Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:24 am

Definitely #4 :lol: .

From my experience both in the car and on the bike, crumbledores are the worst by a long way (though there are obviously a lot more of them than anything else so percentage wise maybe not).
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Postby find_bruce » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:31 am

You have cause and effect the wrong way round. The question is not whether driving a BMW or anything else makes you a moron motorist, but rather why moron motorists choose to drive BMWs, camry's etc. While we all like to stereotype people into nice little pigeon holes, there is nothing about the car itself that causes dangerous driving
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Postby gorilla monsoon » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:40 pm

Correct, Bruce, but don't spoil the fun. Fact is, most Australian drivers are so bad they would not last 10 minutes if taken out of their own environment. Have a look at an Aussie in a renter Golf who has no idea how German autobahnen work. That is just plain scary.
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Postby zero » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:44 pm

find_bruce wrote:You have cause and effect the wrong way round. The question is not whether driving a BMW or anything else makes you a moron motorist, but rather why moron motorists choose to drive BMWs, camry's etc. While we all like to stereotype people into nice little pigeon holes, there is nothing about the car itself that causes dangerous driving


I think the marketing of the average German brand in Australia is so replete with the self entitlement message that its all a self-reinforcing circle, and I don't think you can completely separate the car in the metal from the way its marketed.
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Postby HappyHumber » Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:32 pm

Has anyone thought about the high percentage of Pinarello owners whom are BMW drivers?
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Postby zero » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:09 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Has anyone thought about the high percentage of Pinarello owners whom are BMW drivers?


The pinarello owners I know drive merc's, or fiats. I expect generally to see a cannondale on a carrier on the back of an X5.
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Postby clackers » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:10 pm

find_bruce wrote: The question is not whether driving a BMW or anything else makes you a moron motorist, but rather why moron motorists choose to drive BMWs, camry's etc. While we all like to stereotype people into nice little pigeon holes, there is nothing about the car itself that causes dangerous driving


You didn't read the article, Bruce?

They're the first three theories. :smile:
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Postby clackers » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:15 pm

HappyHumber wrote:Has anyone thought about the high percentage of Pinarello owners whom are BMW drivers?


The intersection of a pretty obnoxious Venn diagram, HH? :grin:
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Postby Comedian » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:20 pm

With the upcoming changes to FBT laws will these unfortunate people be pushed into white corollas?
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Postby simonn » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:12 pm

find_bruce wrote:there is nothing about the car itself that causes dangerous driving


Or is there...?

Maybe there are things about the designs which attract morons, ergo, the car does actually cause dangerous driving?

"the finding spurs some interesting questions for future studies about pedestrian and driver behavior. For example, do people extend the perception of the car to the person behind the wheel? And does that affect how drivers interact with other cars on the road?"

http://www.fsu.edu/news/2008/11/26/car.personality/
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Postby Comedian » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:31 pm

FWIW Jeep drivers are at the top of my homicidal drivers list.
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:57 pm

Very cautious people when they're out and about, see what this one did to ensure they didn't cause any parking scrapes.
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Postby Aushiker » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:15 pm

As a regular rider in Perth's western suburbs I can related to this blog post ... I have two areas on my commute that bother me most ... one is Mullaloo and north and the other is the western suburbs. Two extremes ... two scary areas to ride in.

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Postby The 2nd Womble » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:01 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:I don't have a problem with BMW drivers. For me its guys driving those little 4-6 tonne trucks. They think they are big, hairy armpit truckers but drive like they are in their HSV utes (okay, their imaginary HSV utes) and the end result is they are just plain dangerous.
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