"It was a difficult birth. I am small down below", so said a friend's mother quite a number of years ago. It was far more information than we wanted to know.
Anyway, I am talking about down below us in St Kilda Road. The craziness that we see is unbelievable at times. Occasionally I will take a photo. Here are three.
I think this was Australia Day. There is always a large gathering of vintage, veteran and classic cars at the Domain, so it is fun to watch them come and go. Or occasionally, not go, but fail to proceed. These are relatively modern.
Minor collision. The van ran into the back of the 4wd which then knocked over the motorbike and broke the bike's pannier.
Not a bad night shot by me. I must have altered settings. We have two idiots in one photo. There is a car waiting to right in the left of the photo. He or she has stopped with the front of the car well past the stop line, thereby not having the car sitting on the road loop to bring up the right turn arrow. The taxi behind as stayed well back, so it is not on the loop either. The motorists usually sit there for a couple of sets of lights without the right turn arrow coming up, and then in exasperation, drive on straight. If only they stopped with the front of their car at the stop line, all would be well. Sometimes they think they by creeping their car forward, magic will happen. If they go too far forward and foul the the tram track, you can expect much gonging from a tram.
Then travelling the other direction and wanting to turn right, another car is sitting well past the stop line. In fact so far over the line that he or she set off the red light camera. Flash!!! Less tax I have to pay.
This stopping your car at a stop line when a traffic light or arrow is such a difficult concept for some motorists.