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Driving to the conditions
« on: February 07, 2020, 05:01:05 PM »
We just drove back to Sydney from Gosford in heavy rain with a lot of water and traffic on the road. I sat in the left lane at 80-90 kph which was the maximum that the limited visibility would allow. But cars were screaming past us at the posted speed limit of 110 kph, many with no lights on.

Just as I said to Denise that I thought an accident was inevitable, we came around a bend to see flashing red and blue lights on the shoulder lane with a van upside down about six metres off the road. It looked like nobody was hurt.

From then on, the traffic all slowed by alt least 20 kph. Why can't people drive to the conditions?

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 05:21:52 PM »
We just drove back to Sydney from Gosford in heavy rain with a lot of water and traffic on the road. I sat in the left lane at 80-90 kph which was the maximum that the limited visibility would allow. But cars were screaming past us at the posted speed limit of 110 kph, many with no lights on.

Just as I said to Denise that I thought an accident was inevitable, we came around a bend to see flashing red and blue lights on the shoulder lane with a van upside down about six metres off the road. It looked like nobody was hurt.

From then on, the traffic all slowed by alt least 20 kph. Why can't people drive to the conditions?

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I travel up to 200km locally most days, sure not a lot of Km's in the scheme of things compared to professional drives, but the Shit I see does my head in

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 06:31:20 PM »
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many with no lights on.

thats the one that blows my mind... night / wet / pissin down / etc .... no lights on their black/dark cars..... ??? ???   why... saving power?
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2020, 06:56:40 PM »
Normally I'd sit on 130 if I was allowed......even in the rain......but when it gets heavy and there is water on the road I'll be back down to 80.
A lot of the drivers don't understand what aquaplaning means let alone experienced it ? Can be scary, even at 80.

Went down to Sydney one morning on the M1 in winter....peak hour....fog......couldn't see a thing...sitting on 80, people flying past......was more scared someone would run up my arse !!
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2020, 07:18:45 PM »
Most people couldn't' drive a greasy stick up a Pigs arse.
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2020, 07:46:37 PM »
thats the one that blows my mind... night / wet / pissin down / etc .... no lights on their black/dark cars..... ??? ???   why... saving power?

Don't forget the fog when you can only see 50mtrs in front of you!  >:(

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2020, 07:51:25 PM »
Keith,
People have become Sheep.
I travel up to 200km locally most days, sure not a lot of Km's in the scheme of things compared to professional drives, but the Shit I see does my head in

:(

I do 900-1200klms a day in all types of weather and it is a head fork from my point of view and don't start me on the f-wits that take away even more breaking space in the wet. 65tns of B-double sliding towards you with one trailer one side the other on the other side is not sompin you want bearing down on you!!!  >:D

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2020, 08:03:35 PM »
I do 900-1200klms a day in all types of weather and it is a head fork from my point of view and don't start me on the f-wits that take away even more breaking space in the wet. 65tns of B-double sliding towards you with one trailer one side the other on the other side is not sompin you want bearing down on you!!!  >:D

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2020, 08:28:34 PM »
... many with no lights on.
In many states in the USA it is a legal requirement to have the headlights when if the wipers are being used - wish it was the same here because at least it would get people thinking about being safer on wet roads ...
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2020, 09:31:51 PM »
On a lot of European cars the lights come on when you turn on the ignition and don't go off untill you turn the ignition off
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2020, 12:13:13 AM »
Some people don’t know how to drive to conditions, but most do. Most people slow down.


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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2020, 06:52:01 AM »
Or the ones that don't turn on their headlights, but only the park lights.
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2020, 07:39:06 AM »
On a lot of European cars the lights come on when you turn on the ignition and don't go off untill you turn the ignition off

As does my base model GX Prado

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2020, 02:14:55 PM »
On a lot of European cars the lights come on when you turn on the ignition and don't go off untill you turn the ignition off
yea but most of those euro cars have turn signals that never work too :P
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2020, 02:49:16 PM »
yea but most of those euro cars have turn signals that never work too :P
yeah but there on the wrong bloody side.  go to indicate and the wipers go on or you indicate and the wipers don't move.
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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2020, 06:00:23 PM »
Couple of lucky people here, but also shows how much people rely on others to keep them safe. Apparently because there was no road closed sign they assumed it would be safe!

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/flood-warnings-in-nsw-as-rain-buckets-down/news-story/19d56bfdb84bc43166f3cc743549a7ab


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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2020, 06:20:44 PM »
Couple of lucky people here, but also shows how much people rely on others to keep them safe. Apparently because there was no road closed sign they assumed it would be safe!

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/flood-warnings-in-nsw-as-rain-buckets-down/news-story/19d56bfdb84bc43166f3cc743549a7ab


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And later on it shows the brain dead twats driving between the road closed signs.  Pity the twats that do this aren,t swept off and drown....maybe, just maybe, a few more idiots drowning might get the message through..

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2020, 06:25:57 PM »
Couple of lucky people here, but also shows how much people rely on others to keep them safe. Apparently because there was no road closed sign they assumed it would be safe!

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/flood-warnings-in-nsw-as-rain-buckets-down/news-story/19d56bfdb84bc43166f3cc743549a7ab


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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2020, 08:05:41 AM »
And later on it shows the brain dead twats driving between the road closed signs.

Yep, Brissie news last night showed some idiot drive up to the road closed signs, pause, then drive around them & continue on down the road ::)

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2020, 03:22:53 PM »
Amazing to see soooooo many drivers in completely fogged up vehicles driving through torrential rain on the M1 today - given that most vehicles have air-conditioning it is frustrating that they think the air-conditioner is only for cooling their vehicle and don't know about using it with a little bit of heat to defog the windows ...

On days like today maybe the overhead message signs could also be used to suggest people turn on the aircon with a little bit of heat to defog windows ...
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« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2020, 03:31:12 PM »
Amazing to see soooooo many drivers in completely fogged up vehicles driving through torrential rain on the M1 today - given that most vehicles have air-conditioning it is frustrating that they think the air-conditioner is only for cooling their vehicle and don't know about using it with a little bit of heat to defog the windows ...

On days like today maybe the overhead message signs could also be used to suggest people turn on the aircon with a little bit of heat to defog windows ...

I think it's actually people running with recirculate button on instead of having fresh air...

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Re: Driving to the conditions
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2020, 05:01:25 PM »
Talking about how easily things can be moved by water.

Just saw this about floodwater coming down the Condamine River

https://www.facebook.com/495024250534471/videos/vb.495024250534471/121088879286291/

Have a look at the tyre lying in the creek bed at ~1 minute mark.

We all know how heavy & awkward tyres are, but see how little water it takes to move one :o

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« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2020, 06:38:43 PM »
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Going out of their way to spray people with flood water.
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If you know this dick,
Let them know they have become a Facebook sensation.
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Going out of their way to spray people with flood water.
Well done dickhead.

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