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22 01, 2018

People on Roundabouts

By |2019-06-30T13:06:28+10:00January 22nd, 2018|What upsets drivers|0 Comments

What cheeses me off: roundabouts Drivers in Sydney seem to be less away of surrounding than they used to be. Maybe they just don’t give a rat’s patootie? The ting that catches them out every single time is round abouts. Even a seemingly sensible motorist throws caution and education to the wind the second a roundabout is spotted. T [...]

5 07, 2011

Things I hate most when I’m driving: 01 Buses that just pull out in front of you.

By |2011-07-05T23:50:04+10:00July 5th, 2011|Gay cars fit for a queen?, What upsets drivers|2 Comments

I was driving along one of the main streets in Sydney’s CBD yesterday. It was peak hour and as always, a bit crazy. Not one, or two but 10 buses pulled out of the bus lane with almost no notice. We must give way to them, but we don’t get the same in return, Instead of light rail, why not [...]

1 07, 2011

Things I hate most when I’m driving: 02 Bikes who ignore road rules and wobble into traffic

By |2011-07-01T15:34:10+10:00July 1st, 2011|Gay cars fit for a queen?, What upsets drivers|7 Comments

Don’t you just hate that? You’re minding your own business and someone on a bike wobbles into your path and you miss them by the skin of their teeth. They run red lights and ignore stop signs and there is no way if identifying them. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could quote a number, perhaps like a rego number [...]

20 06, 2011

Things I hate most when I’m driving: 03 Taxis, and their erratic, dangerous and downright thoughtless drivers.

By |2019-06-29T18:15:41+10:00June 20th, 2011|Gay cars fit for a queen?, What upsets drivers|2 Comments

I was driving through the city traffic yesterday afternoon when in one of Sydney’s main streets, a taxi just stopped dead in the outside lane with not so much as a hint of indication. Double parking is a curse of inner city streets but doing it in one of the main streets is unbelievable. If it was one of us, [...]

17 06, 2011

Happiness is a warm car. My Lexus CT200h got a flat!

By |2019-06-29T18:15:43+10:00June 17th, 2011|Gay cars fit for a queen?, Top Tips, What upsets drivers|3 Comments

This is the Lexus I have this week so I thought I would share a few tings in anticipation. I went out for dinner tonight and although it is the middle of winter, the car was cozy inside. Half way through the evening I took a friend for a spin around the block, but things felt just a smidge wrong. [...]

12 06, 2011

Things I hate most when I’m driving: 04 Trucks, there, Ive said it

By |2019-06-29T18:15:45+10:00June 12th, 2011|Gay cars fit for a queen?, What upsets drivers|4 Comments

Domain tunnel, Melbourne   Trucks, especially the huge multi-trailer semi’s that drive long distances between our major cities. You have to ask yourself why they are there at all. After all, there are rail links, some of the electric, that could do the job tomorrow. Any late night drive on the inter-capital city highways shows just how many trucks [...]

10 06, 2011

Things I hate most when I’m driving: 05 Speed Cameras

By |2019-06-29T18:15:46+10:00June 10th, 2011|Gay cars fit for a queen?, What upsets drivers|0 Comments

        Surely speed cameras are among the most hated objects on the planet. Whether point-to-point, fixed or mobile cameras, they are seen to be nothing more than revenue raisers for the local authorities. Police and government say no, it is a mater of safety. “We’re trying to change driver behaviour” they say, but a recent audit in [...]

2 06, 2011

Things I hate most when I’m driving: 06 Parking Metres

By |2019-06-29T18:15:49+10:00June 2nd, 2011|Gay cars fit for a queen?, What upsets drivers|1 Comment

I know, I know. Parking metres aren’t strictly speaking a “driving” matter, unless of course you’re driving around like an idiot looking for one. They say space is limited. They say it’s a way to share the space and to stop people from parking there all day. They say it’s not about revenue raising. Sadly that’s all nonsense. If it [...]

30 05, 2011

Things I hate most when I’m driving: 07 Caravans!!!

By |2019-06-29T18:15:51+10:00May 30th, 2011|Gay cars fit for a queen?, What upsets drivers|2 Comments

Whose monumentally stupid idea was it to allow cara-bloody-buggery-vans on the road. When I go on holidays, I don’t inflict it on everyone else one the road. I don’t do 90 in a 100 zone or 80 on 100kph single lane roads do I? No! I have never been able to understand the allure of towing a few tonnes of [...]