#21  
Old 05-07-2022, 07:10 PM
alpal's Avatar
alpal
Registered User

alpal is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by AstralTraveller View Post
I've 'wasted' 20 minutes per month on that site for many years. It's a horror movie! I'm glad to say that I haven't experienced, in 47 years of driving, any of the worst behaviour displayed on DCOA and I only very rarely see behaviour which would 'pass muster' to be shown on the monthly highlights.....

I've seen that behaviour many times.
Dash Cam Owners Australia should be compulsory viewing for all drivers.
It let's you see what could happen and could help you avoid a similar
accident using defensive driving techniques.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-07-2022, 08:54 PM
Boozlefoot
Registered User

Boozlefoot is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 320
In NSW, the current penalty for tailgating is a whopping on-the-spot-fine of $448 fine and three demerit points. If you wish to dispute the matter in court, the maximum penalty is a fine of $2,200.

Is tailgating an Offence in Qld? - Yes!
Behaviours such as tailgating, speeding and erratic lane changing are traffic offences and are punishable under the Traffic Act.

After some years in traffic related employment, and many years driving tow trucks on the Pacific Hwy, seeing the resultant carnage of irresponsible driving, I fully sympathise with you Col. (And fully approve your rant!)

Fines were dealt out regularly, but as of late, hardly at all.

Tailing gets you nowhere, and precludes you having advanced vision for overtaking points, so is a useless exercise.

Last edited by Boozlefoot; 05-07-2022 at 09:16 PM. Reason: Dyslexia correction
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-07-2022, 10:55 AM
rat156's Avatar
rat156
Registered User

rat156 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,662
Totally agree with you Col.

Get yourself a Tesla, you get a wonderful all round dashcam that lets you capture stuff like this from my drive home one day...

https://www.facebook.com/10000422143...2672437027191/

Also, not just the Tesla, but many new cars these days have adaptive cruise control, it really is great, if you come up on someone doing a little less than your speed it slows you down until you change lanes. It makes the morning grind a little more bearable. Not sure about other makes but the Tesla autopilot will bring the car to a complete halt in stop start traffic, then when the traffic moves off you start again. Maybe this technology will save us from this behavior, but probably not. It has definitely changed the way I drive, much more serene in the car now.

Cheers
Stu
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 06-07-2022, 10:39 PM
Tandum's Avatar
Tandum (Robin)
Registered User

Tandum is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Carindale, Brisbane.
Posts: 4,156
Hey Col, your just now noticing the SEQ squeeze. It's like 60% more crowded everywhere. Including the roads. I wanna move North, She doesn't.

https://starshed.net/Drones/index.html

Last edited by Tandum; 06-07-2022 at 10:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06-07-2022, 11:31 PM
FlashDrive's Avatar
FlashDrive (Col)
Senior Citizen

FlashDrive is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: North Brisbane
Posts: 4,926
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tandum View Post
Hey Col, your just now noticing the SEQ squeeze. It's like 60% more crowded everywhere. Including the roads. I wanna move North, She doesn't.

https://starshed.net/Drones/index.html
Robin ....right on the button....too many cars everywhere.

I can drive around any part of any estate where I am and no kidding...there isn't a home up this way that hasn't got a least 3 to 4 cars or more parked on their driveways or on the street.

I stay off the roads now unless I ' have ' to go out for food / petrol or a necessary journey.

I am quite happy to stay home .... less petrol used / sanity is back ....it's very refreshing you know

Col....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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 Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 11:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Limpet Controller
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
ScopeDome Australia
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement