Sometimes they will sit there for a set of traffic lights, which is odd given they don't have any facing traffic lights. Mostly they will will U turn and go back once they realise that cars are coming towards them in the lane they are sitting in, or at times turn left and get out of the way.
This evening, which ever evening that was, there was a particularly truculent motorist who refused to see the evidence of what confronted him or her. I think it was the third change of traffic lights that the car reversed back to the parking area opposite the synagogue and then made a u turn. Lo and behold, on went flashing blue and red lights as it did so. What a laugh. It was an unmarked cop car.
It would have just amused me as something I had seen often enough and seeing one person pulled over by police for the offence, but the temerity of them for turning on their flashing lights as if it was an emergency to cover up their stupidity.
The evening was Saturday, 19.30 06/06/15 I don't want the police driver to get into trouble, but how great if he/she could be pinned down and given heaps by their workmates.
Well, could the timing be any better? I just stood up to stretch from typing this and there is a car doing exactly as I was describing the unmarked police car doing. This may seem a little confusing to foreign types who drive on the wrong side of the road.
These are the two Toorak Road west bound lanes with the east bound lanes on the other side of the small triangular park. The driver could not see any traffic lights to indicate whether he or she should go. He sat there for perhaps two changes of lights and it was cold outside and I was wishing he would hurry up and do something. As you can see, he is not even properly in the lane, no matter that he is going the wrong way.
Reversing took him into the other lane, still facing the wrong way. No, he decided, that is not solving anything.
Back to where he was.
Finally the penny dropped and he turned left, simultaneously receiving a horn blast from the blue car, probably accompanied by some gesticulations.