Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tosser in Swanston Street

Nothing written today, so have a look at what Marcus was witness to in Swanston Street, Melbourne. It is our main tram thoroughfare in the city and such a disruption can cause a  snowball effect for hours later, with huge numbers of people inconvenienced and worse. I hope the driver is prosecuted and sued.

https://wongm.com/2019/02/stuck-van-swanston-street-tram-stop/


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  1. I am with you on the prosecute and sue front. Idiot white van man.

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    1. EC, there is so much signage in advance, yet he, and I am sure it was, did not see it.

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  2. I hear that a famous footballer has returned home to Melbourne today (yesterday maybe). Did you hear whooping and hollering?

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    1. Cro, the airport is a long way out of town, but I am very pleased that the Australian refugee is back home. Our government mucked up big time, but did eventually get its way and got him home.

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  3. Well what a stupid person to drive in there..let's hope they through the book at him/her.

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  4. We had our own traffic stopper here when two men got out of their cars and had a brawl that crossed lanes at an intersection. It was on the news.

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    1. River, not covered here, but no matter. I can imagine.

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  5. I'm sure he would have been fined by the Police!

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    1. Sami, I would hope so, at the least. Yarra Trams needs to recover its financial losses too.

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  6. OMG! There's always one! Does it say anywhere how long the whole removing the van took? I wouldn't have thought it wouldn't take that long?

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    1. Grace, I would guess a bit short of an hour.

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  7. There's always one....

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  8. I have never lived anywhere there were trams so I found the pictures quite interesting. And yes, there always seem to be people who think the signs/rules don't apply to them. Some of them find out otherwise; whether the lesson sticks or not is another matter.

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    1. Jenny, at the drop of a hat you could encourage me to post more about trams. You are so right about people not thinking rules apply to them, as do we when we disobey a minor rule. Well I do.

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    2. Guilty here, too, but not when life or limb are at stake :)

      I'd read more about trams! Consider the hat dropped!

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    3. Over the years I have done many tram posts. Probably be a bit repetitive for many. I can find new angles though. Click on the trams label on the left of my blog.

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    4. Ah, yes - of course; will do :)

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