Unloved and lacking a title
- Jun 13, 2005
- Melbourne, Australia
- 2013 Holden Cruze SRi Series 2
[RANT]Oh, I hear ya! In Victoria most freeway on-ramps have the speed limit (100kmh) about half way down/up the ramp. What shits me is when the person (even people, numerous cars in front. ARGH!!!!!) still only drives at 60, making it hella dangerous to merge properly.Oh yeah, just remembered another thing. I hate people in front of me who don't go over 40mph on interstate onramps and wait until they're actually on the interstate to pick up speed, leaving me in my Disco to accelerate to almost twice my speed and merge in a very short time into traffic going about 70.
Even worse than going slow on the on ramp is when a car stops. That's right, stop, 0kmh on a freeway on-ramp, waiting for a gap to open up. That's just downright dangerous. I've seen this done many times, they should be shot for being such idiots. I find freeway merging dead easy because I always make sure I'm doing 90/100kmh so I can merge and not cause an accident.
People on mobile phones shit me too. You have two hands. They are for driving, use them. I lose count of how many people (mainly tradies and young girls. sorry, but it's true) talking or texting while they're driving! Obviously the $136 fine and 3 points isn't enough to deter them!
Idiots driving at 80kmh in the right lane (our outside lane) on the freeway. I wish Australians had lane courtesy like the Euros. If you're not doing the speed limit or a little more, stay in the left/middle lanes!!!
Also, making a right turn at traffic lights without a right turn arrow. Obviously I have to wait for all the on-coming traffic to go before I can turn, so this generally means waiting till it's orange. You get the tools that think they'll just sneak through right at the moment when it turns red, leaving me hanging in the middle of the intersection turning on a red when the direction I want to go already has a green!!![/RANT]
I'm sure the Melbourne members of this board will agree with me that these are all daily occurences in Melbourne. All this shit driving is even more-so highlighted when I ride my 16km to/from Uni 3 days a week. Terrible!!