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Elizabeth Street tram works / #RoadMorons invade the Bourke Street Mall

Works on the new Elizabeth Street tram platform stops are going full steam ahead. This is significant, because with the rollout of the new E-class trams onto route 96, it’s expected some low-floor trams will be available for the first time on Elizabeth Street, at last providing accessible services from the CBD to the Hospital […]

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Motorists in pedestrian areas – is there something about No Entry they don’t understand?

Some of those of us who hang around the city are truly amazed at the number of motorists who ignore the “No Entry” and turn ban signs and drive along streets they’re not meant to. So it’s nice to know that — just occasionally — they do get pulled over by the police. Unfortunately others […]

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#RoadMorons Award Of The Week goes to…

…this person, who ignored the convention to keep left of the white line in Flinders Lane, and came up against this tram coming around the corner. The tram actually had a fair pace making the turn — luckily it stopped in time to prevent a collision. The motorist backed out of the lane, and hopefully […]

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Tram Cams – do passengers need to DIY?

A few minutes ago in Flinders Lane: It was only on a whim I decided to film as I alighted the tram. The car driver was apologetic, but this ignorance of the law around giving way to passengers has gone on far too long. It’s a serious issue — just last week a girl was […]

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DMA992, even if you drive a Mercedes, you have to stop for tram passengers

Even if you drive a Mercedes, you have to stop for tram passengers. You must stop level with the rear of a tram at a tram stop until the doors close and passengers have cleared the road, you may then proceed but must not exceed 10km/h while passing the tram. — VicRoads Time: about 9:10pm, […]

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Idiot of the day

About an hour ago at Highett station: the train to Frankston had just left, and a city-bound train was approaching. This idiot cyclist rode across in front of the city-bound train. The train driver tooted his horn loud and long. The cyclist entered the station, and appeared to want to catch the train — I’d […]

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In pictures… Road Morons

One can only hope that (a) the idiots didn’t hit anybody as they sped through the Mall, and that (b) those that do this kind of thing get pulled over for it. (1:21pm on Monday) As you can see from Google Streetview, there is signage/road markings indicating that when coming westbound on Bourke Street, motorists […]

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RoadMorons strike again

Sometime last night, it seems. Update: Marita says it was Thursday night.

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Logic?

I’m hoping one of you smart people can explain the logic behind this.

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Oh, bravo

Oh bravo, yes. Just block the whole road. And I might note this guy was happy to park himself there while the light he was blocking was still green.