Thursday, April 09, 2015

Errant Motorists

I may have well broken road rules at times, but never so deliberately as these motorists.

A car pretending to be a tram in Swanston Street Melbourne. It is not unusual for a car to illegally drive along tram tracks. There seems little will to enforce the law. Bad car CO-5370. It could be a Tasmania plate and possibly the driver is unfamiliar with our roads, but the no entry signs, plus the lack of other cars really do make the situation quite clear.


I was waiting for about five minutes for a tram or bus to arrive and in that time several cars illegally turned left from Chapel Street into Malvern Road. Cars travelling south along Chapel Street when reaching Malvern/Commercial Roads during the day on weekdays and Saturday mornings face two large LED signs, No Turns. Bad car ZDZ-595


Here is another bad car, 1BD-6HS


And another, ABW-894


Rules aren't for tradies, TOY-143

19 comments:

  1. Andrew, I love your photos but unfortunately our Silesain drivers are as irresposible and i can say stupid as yours. By the way our pedestrians roads ae red but yours are green..

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    1. Gosia, the green is where bicycles should stop. Colours aren't used for pedestrians but red is used where trams and buses come into conflict with cars, I think. Ah, just read your comment below.

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  2. I would lke to say cycling paths - sorry.

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  3. Of course rules aren't for tradies.
    I am amazed at how many quite new cars don't have indicators. And at how many people need to talk on the phone and drive.

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    1. EC, it is not like you have to stick your arm out in the freezing cold to signal. Oh the phone talk and texting while driving. Don't get me started.

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  4. Our drivers all speed along like they're trying out for the Indy 500... and not a one of them is worth a damn as a driver.

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    1. Jac, I thought police enforcement of road laws was very strong in the US. Maybe it is in some parts.

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  5. Who you gunna call? Motorbusters!

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    1. Victor, may as well. No point informing the police.

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  6. I also take down number plates, times and locations of driving lunacy.

    Coming home from Richmond yesterday, I was driving around Brunton Ave in heavy traffic when the car in front of me couldn't wait any longer. He crossed the double lines and drove on the other side of the road as far as Punt Road. Would you have telephoned the police? I should have.

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    1. Hels, I've only called the police once, over an obviously very drunk driver who driving very dangerously. I was taken seriously but generally I don't think police are particularly keen on people ringing them to report someone.

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  7. If people make a mistake because perhaps they aren't familiar with an area then fair enough I suppose. But the cynic in me thinks that most are trying it on, fully aware of what they are doing, to see what they can get away with. Do you have the issue in Australia of drivers ignoring railway crossing barriers in an attempt to "beat the train"? It's crazy - there will only ever be one winner.

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    1. Craig, oh yes, we have that railway problem here and sometimes people are lucky, sometimes not.

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  8. Ha ha rules don't apply to these people, silly you

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    1. Fen, well it is South Yarra. You know SY well enough.

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  9. shame on them! And we know they weren't caught because all the coppers are elsewhere pinging motorists for going a half km over the speed limit coming down a hill (*~*)

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    1. River, quite so. These are people who flagrantly disobey. The sign is meant for someone else and not them.

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  10. Some people driving cars have no regard for the law. Surely they know not to drive in those places...waiting for a accident to happen in my book.

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    1. WA, I can't say any were dangerous but it is the god given right to do what they like regardless that gets up my nose.

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