Saturday, April 04, 2015

Of course it will fit

Stupid motorists continue to drive their cars onto the Gold Coast line rail track. Photos from the Gold Coast Bulletin.


Here is another.


Take a closer look. Note the supplementary aerials front and rear.


Yep, an unmarked police car.


An irrational fear of mine is sitting on the top level of a double decker bus and going under a bridge too low. As these English photos show, maybe it not such an irrational fear.



29 comments:

  1. Huh?
    We had a pizza delivery guy who drove on the tracks by accident and was hit by a train. He was fine, and offered the firepeeps the pizza. They declined.

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    1. Susie, he was fortunate. Usually a collision with a trains has a very bad outcome.

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  2. Andrew, I have seen it very often at my place. So it means stupid drivers are everywhere.

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    1. Gosia, I wonder what they were thinking.

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  3. Even in the car, I duck going under low bridges. Not rational, but I do it.

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    1. EC, my grandmother used to flinch when my grandfather used the car windscreen washers which amused we children greatly.

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  4. It seems incomprehensible to me that drivers continue to find those Gold Coast tram tracks until I recall doing something similar in my 20s when I drove over a blind ledge next a squash club thinking it was a sloped track to the rear parking area. I was embarrassed when some squash players had to come out and lift my car back onto the road.

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    1. Were the squash players cute, at least?

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    2. Oh they were Jacqueline and sweaty too!

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    3. Victor, you do realise if you did that now, your foolishness would be on You Tube for the world to see. I'll leave you and Jac to 'wonder' about squash players. They are invariable sweaty.

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  5. The world is full of crazy drivers, having poor long eyesight and moments of madness I've never drove, the world is safer than it would have been.
    Merle.............

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    1. Merlesworld

      *nod*. Crazy and risk takers :(

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    2. Merle, so much more interesting to me is your other half who was a professional driver who now will not drive. Tell us one day about it, or quote him.

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  6. Stupidest (car) trick I ever pulled was moving an old car for my parents. Should have been easy, but... the brakes were out, and the car was drawn to the deep gully behind their house as inexorably as iron filings are pulled toward a magnet. My stepdad tried to jump into the moving car, which solved exactly nothing. Spotting an old, broken-down lawn tractor, I succeeded in dragging it under the front bumper, which stopped me about 10 feet from the gully's edge.
    Funny but true: I'd been painting a tractor brown before they'd asked me to move the car, and when they came running up to check on me, they saw the paint smeared on my hands, shirt, and pants, and the car seat. I had to go get the can of paint to prove to them I hadn't shat myself!

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    1. Great story Jac. Funny you mention iron filings and magnets. See tomorrow's post. So is it not amazing that we survived our youth?

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  7. I've seen buses get their tops ripped off in movies, but never thought about it happening in real life. We have a double decker bus here in Adelaide now, just the one I think, it does the run from city to Mount Barker and back.
    I knew that was a cop car even before you said it, the supplementary aerials are a dead giveaway. Silly buggers, hope they gave themselves a ticket.

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    1. River, silly buggers indeed, but they should have known better.

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  8. That is such a silly thing to do...the people with their cars have been doing that for awhile now, so i heard..

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    1. WA, yes they have. I don't know why. It is so clearly signposted, and clearly visible that it is not for cars.

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  9. Losing the top deck of a bus happens more frequently than you would imagine!

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    1. Thanks Fun60. That is so reassuring.

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  10. I really can't imagine how little attention people must be paying to drive onto tracks like that. I wonder if they were busy staring at their satnav screen instead? Satnav's are helpful but not infallible.

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    1. Craig, they are the police. Warning signs are for general motorists, not the police. That is how imagine it happened.

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  11. How on earth can it happen, there are rail guards aren't there? As for the buses.. yikes!!

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    1. Grace, maybe plane travel is not so bad after all.

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  12. It's a miracle there aren't MORE accidents with the high number of clueless drivers!! Scary, huh?!

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    1. Red, while I know you would have been very young, do not today's drivers compare very badly with say drivers of thirty years ago? I think so.

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  13. oh goodness me, these people should have their cars crushed into little tin cans

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    1. Fen, that would be delightful to see.

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