When I'm out walking, I actively (but not foolishly, I hope) defend my rights as a pedestrian. If I have an opportunity to walk safely and legally before a car goes, I will take it. The main rules are not difficult to comprehend, but some motorists just don't seem to understand them. [Page references are those in the Vicroads PDF summary of the road rules.] Red means stop. It doesn't mean
Dear "Number One Driving School", You may not be Number One for long if you keep teaching your learner drivers to park in bus zones, then sit there for 5+ minutes. https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbowen/3603586120/ This pic was taken a couple of weeks ago, and was separate to another noted yesterday via Twitter: You parked in a bus zone then walked past three legal spots to where yo
"No entry" signs? Lots of them? IT DOESN'T APPLY TO ME. https://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbowen/3475343943/ Congratulations NOH-500, you are moron of the week. (Last Thursday, lunchtime)
Don't beep at me. I can see the green light. But I can also see the traffic banked up on the other side of the intersection. I know it's really hard because the switch is so awkwardly placed, such a long way from your hands on the steering wheel, but fer chrissake use your indicators! Don't tailgate me. I'm going at the speed limit. I'm not going to speed because you're in a hurry. Look,
Arriving at the station yesterday morning, up the line at McKinnon, we could see this: Not a good sign. Word was there was a fire on the train. The evening TV news and today's Herald Sun revealed what happened: Jesse Martin, once lauded as the youngest person to sail solo around the world, had come driving up McKinnon Road (speed limit: 50 km/h), somehow missed the bells, somehow missed
What are the odds? Within five minutes of each other last night, I spotted two drivers yakking away on their phones as they drove down the street, both with personalised licence plates. So, TOOZ and COURTZ... you're a pair of morons. Speaking of personalised number plates, why would you choose the plate MAGGOT?
Dear TZO 421: If you have one hand holding a cigarette, and the other holding a mobile phone, how do you expect to be able to drive your car properly? It's astounding how many people drive along holding a phone to their ears. So stupid. A couple of times earlier this century I tried having conversations with people while talking on a hands-free mobile phone. I quickly discovered that hands-f
1. Dear driver of EML 925, How about you get off the phone? Then you might be paying enough attention to remember to indicate when you turn. 2. Good on you for driving a Prius. But parking in a Bus Zone? Not so good. Oh, unless... I don't suppose you're a substitute service for the 703? 3. No, really. IT DOESN'T APPLY TO US.
A reminder in this morning's paper of why you should look before you step out of a tram: The 12.14am kid arrives, the blue light case. The paramedics got him in quicker than 15 minutes. He's a mess. He's collided with a car allegedly travelling 70 km/h in Preston as he stepped out of a tram into the rain with a mate, on his way home from a night out on the drink. Dr West wants us to take a clos
Dear silver RAV4 driver who crossed my path this morning, I've filled in a form on the EPA web site. You should be hearing from them soon. I recommend you talk to your passenger about a contribution for the fine you'll be getting.