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Old 01-22-2015, 11:14 PM   #1
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ACT Lane Filtering trial for two years

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-2...in-act/6043354
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:36 AM   #2
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Not to be a party pooper, but is the ACT outcome after 2 years going to be different from the NSW & QLD findings?
Seriously, how much bureaucracy do we need?
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:57 AM   #3
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Not to be a party pooper, but is the ACT outcome after 2 years going to be different from the NSW & QLD findings?
Seriously, how much bureaucracy do we need?
its pathetic isn't it? 800+ governments in Australia (including all local gov) no wonder so overtaxed - up the republic....Their only doing the study now? Took them long enough....but their are plenty of nasty types that will do all they can too f u up when splitting...interesting comment on pedestrians..only time i've had prob's splitting is when some d-ass rushes between cars without looking....
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:14 PM   #4
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While I support lane filtering, I dunno that I'd be practising it in the ACT.

The attitudes of a lot of ACT drivers strikes fear into me, I'd do anything to stay away from them as far as possible. Worst drivers in the country, by a mile.
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:59 PM   #5
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While I support lane filtering, I dunno that I'd be practising it in the ACT.

The attitudes of a lot of ACT drivers strikes fear into me, I'd do anything to stay away from them as far as possible. Worst drivers in the country, by a mile.

Have you heard the radio ad?, aimed perfectly at the insular ACT drivers who have little life experience outside of "easystreet".
100% agree with the above, can't understand why people change lanes and THEN indicate/or not.

Have a safe 2015.....
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:05 PM   #6
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While I support lane filtering, I dunno that I'd be practising it in the ACT.

The attitudes of a lot of ACT drivers strikes fear into me, I'd do anything to stay away from them as far as possible. Worst drivers in the country, by a mile.

Now I get it.

The 2 year trial is for them, not us. Thanks for pointing that out Silla
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:34 PM   #7
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As far as I am concerned lane filtering is for temporary Australians and the macho types. There are just too many risks for me. People opening car doors agro car drivers and pedestrians. Everyone needs to practice a bit of self preservation every now and then.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:47 PM   #8
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While I support lane filtering, I dunno that I'd be practising it in the ACT.

The attitudes of a lot of ACT drivers strikes fear into me, I'd do anything to stay away from them as far as possible. Worst drivers in the country, by a mile.
Agreed!
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:52 PM   #9
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As far as I am concerned lane filtering is for temporary Australians and the macho types. There are just too many risks for me. People opening car doors agro car drivers and pedestrians. Everyone needs to practice a bit of self preservation every now and then.
As long as you avoid complacency and only do it when you feel is safe, I don't do it all the time.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:23 PM   #10
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While I support lane filtering, I dunno that I'd be practising it in the ACT.

The attitudes of a lot of ACT drivers strikes fear into me, I'd do anything to stay away from them as far as possible. Worst drivers in the country, by a mile.

I've got my mongrel back.... I ride with vigour and exert my presence

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Old 01-24-2015, 02:31 PM   #11
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You're not going to exert your vigour in public again, are you?

There's laws protecting the general public against that kind of thing y'know. Showing of yer mongrel is an offence in most places. And exerting it with vigour just adds to the charges. Especially if the kiddies see you doing it.

Wear a raincoat and a bucket on your head, and you'll get away with it no worries. People will think you're a politician.
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:59 PM   #12
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...There are just too many risks for me. People opening car doors agro car drivers and pedestrians..
If you lane split where they open car doors you are technically in the wrong lane (according to the new rules).

If you encounter pedestrians, maybe you need to get off the pavement
If they in the street, I'm inclined to support the smack-on-the-head-drive-by-technique.
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:37 PM   #13
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If you lane split where they open car doors you are technically in the wrong lane (according to the new rules).
Yeah, I haven't read the canberra rules but the QLD ones make it illegal to filter in any situation where somebody might open a car door on you.

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If they in the street, I'm inclined to support the smack-on-the-head-drive-by-technique.
How you supposed to cross to the other side if you can't walk on the street?
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:43 PM   #14
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How you supposed to cross to the other side if you can't walk on the street?
At a pedestrian crossing with the green man. Not walking between stopped cars any old place.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:47 PM   #15
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Go Dave - with yah.


I filter every day everywhere I can - I also use the green lanes. Nothing temporary at all.
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