ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > New Zealand
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-29-2014, 03:44 PM   #1
BOETJE OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Oddometer: 136
And another one killed.....

What the hell is going on in NZ ?
Another motorcyclist killed : woman turning in front of him....
NZ always was a dangerous place to ride bikes : from all the countries I have
experienced, NZ has the crappiest car drivers.
Nearly every time I go out for a ride these days I have a close call .
Guess increasing the Rego premiums will make it better huh ?

BOETJE screwed with this post 03-29-2014 at 08:25 PM
BOETJE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2014, 04:03 PM   #2
Te Hopo
AKA Deanohit
 
Te Hopo's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Picton, New Zealand
Oddometer: 455
Last Wednesday I waiting at a roundabout in a line of cars.
A young lady on a GN250 was doing all the right things coming around the roundabout when one of the cars in front of me just pulled out.
I laid into the horn and if she hadn't slammed on the brakes......well he only drove over her front tire leaving her with a sore knee and grazed up arm.

I'd hate to think what the damage would have been if she hadn't slowed and instead took a direct hit.

Certainly not on, I've just added some hell bright LED driving lights to the front of my bike this weekend to make sure I'm seen.
__________________
It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast, then a fast bike slow. \m/ (>_<) \m/

My XT225 Build
Te Hopo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2014, 04:09 PM   #3
Voltaire
Beastly Adventurer
 
Voltaire's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Auckland,New Zealand
Oddometer: 1,058
Have to agree with the standard of driving, but other than being very vigilant and riding like no one can see you there is not much you can do when someone does something really unexpected.

You don't hear so much the people who die of heart disease, 1 every 90 minutes.
http://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/kn...cts/statistics
Voltaire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2014, 04:12 PM   #4
innathyzit
AKA Woodman
 
innathyzit's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Nelson NZ
Oddometer: 700
Please please can we not have "biker down" , "biker death" type threads on here.

They don't help and if you see the ghoulish clusterfuck they turn into on KB you will see what I mean.

Not posting in this thread again.
innathyzit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2014, 04:46 PM   #5
Padmei
enamoured
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Nelson New Zealand
Oddometer: 3,149
Quote:
Originally Posted by innathyzit View Post
Please please can we not have "biker down" , "biker death" type threads on here.

They don't help and if you see the ghoulish clusterfuck they turn into on KB you will see what I mean.

Not posting in this thread again.
yes agreed. Let this kinda stuff live on KB. Lets focus on living & having fun.
Padmei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2014, 04:54 PM   #6
BOETJE OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Oddometer: 136
Kb ?
BOETJE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2014, 05:15 PM   #7
motu
Loose Pre Unit
 
motu's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: New Zealand
Oddometer: 4,207
Kiwibiker - a website where you aren't allowed to discuss motorcycle accidents. I don't know why riders get all upset, I'd like to discuss all prangs at length, all the whys and wherfores, whodunnit. This site has a forum called Face Plant, I don't go there because I don't like to fill my head with negatives, but I think it's really important to disect these thing.

I'm firmly in the ''It's the riders fault'' camp, and would like my possible motorcycle demise to be turned into a hundred page thread. It'll be my fault, tear me to threads, and I hope someone learns from it.
motu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2014, 05:22 PM   #8
BOETJE OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Oddometer: 136
OK.
It's not that I want to discuss each and every accident at length, far from it , but I have the feeling that for some reason accidents involving bikes are on a rampant rise . But maybe it's the same as it always was , percentage wise , but gets reported more often.
BOETJE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2014, 07:21 PM   #9
Mark_S
Fair Weather Faggot
 
Mark_S's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Kapiti NZ
Oddometer: 1,517
I've always thought Auckland drivers were worse (less patient and more aggressive) than elsewhere in NZ.

but then maybe I'm biased seeing I don't live there
__________________
These are the best days
Mark_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2014, 08:04 PM   #10
Kokopelli
Yeah, right!
 
Kokopelli's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2003
Location: Rapaura
Oddometer: 4,433
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark_S View Post
I've always thought Auckland drivers were worse (less patient and more aggressive) than elsewhere in NZ.

but then maybe I'm biased seeing I don't live there
They are. It's to do with the traffic. I was one of them.
__________________
R1150GS
R80GS Basic
__________________
Kokopelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2014, 08:36 PM   #11
trustme
Studly Adventurer
 
trustme's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Auckland , New Zealand
Oddometer: 875
Funny thing is I'm an from north of the border. Ask me to rate drivers , the worst is Chch by a long shot.

I ride , I drive large trucks , I do a lot of K's in cars .

Chch sucks

Edit

I'll explain, Ak traffic is shit , you have to have your wits about you
Chch, nobody gives a shit, I'm in my lane, fuck you, I'm right I'll do what ever I like.

trustme screwed with this post 03-29-2014 at 08:42 PM
trustme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2014, 11:14 PM   #12
Voltaire
Beastly Adventurer
 
Voltaire's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Auckland,New Zealand
Oddometer: 1,058
Quote:
Originally Posted by motu View Post
Kiwibiker - a website where you aren't allowed to discuss motorcycle accidents. I don't know why riders get all upset, I'd like to discuss all prangs at length, all the whys and wherfores, whodunnit. This site has a forum called Face Plant, I don't go there because I don't like to fill my head with negatives, but I think it's really important to disect these thing.

I'm firmly in the ''It's the riders fault'' camp, and would like my possible motorcycle demise to be turned into a hundred page thread. It'll be my fault, tear me to threads, and I hope someone learns from it.
While it not great to dwell on its a fact of life we can't ignore.
I think 100HP+ bikes with 50HP ability comes into it. I've got a 100+ bike and I hardly ride as it wants to go fast on public roads....roads that are not really up to it.
Kiwibiker has very little to do with motorcycles.
Voltaire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2014, 04:05 PM   #13
Oscar
Elitist Bastid
 
Oscar's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Karakariki, New Zealand
Oddometer: 15,772
Quote:
Originally Posted by Voltaire View Post
Kiwibiker has very little to do with motorcycles.
Too true.
I don't know why I go there...it just winds me up

Let's get Eddie's site humming....
__________________

“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”

Clive James
Oscar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2014, 04:13 PM   #14
Te Hopo
AKA Deanohit
 
Te Hopo's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Picton, New Zealand
Oddometer: 455
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
Too true.
I don't know why I go there...it just winds me up..
Ha I gave up on kb a few years back when some members dragged some of our personal differences onto the forum and the mods did nothing about it at the time :

Screw that

Sent from my XT320 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast, then a fast bike slow. \m/ (>_<) \m/

My XT225 Build
Te Hopo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2014, 04:16 PM   #15
Oscar
Elitist Bastid
 
Oscar's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Karakariki, New Zealand
Oddometer: 15,772
Quote:
Originally Posted by Te Hopo View Post
Ha I gave up on kb a few years back when some members dragged some of our personal differences onto the forum and the mods did nothing about it at the time :

Screw that

Sent from my XT320 using Tapatalk 2
I just asked some people to stay on topic.
__________________

“Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.”

Clive James
Oscar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014