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Little things that annoy you....

LeeToRainesToRoach

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Jun 4, 2006
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People in Melbourne's northern suburbs who travel towards the city will be familiar with Wellington St (between Smith St and Punt Rd) and Trenerry Crescent (runs under the freeway and past Victoria Park.

Latest move from the fruit loops at Yarra council is to "trial" a closure of these roads for three months, as well as Coppin St (between Church and Burnley) in Richmond. Of course the trial will most likely become permanent and we'll lose these streets to bicycles.

Anyone who's ever used these streets understands the total fuckwittery of this decision. When this virus business is said and done, I would happily protest to abolish councils and put these useless *smile* out of work. And I've never "marched" in my life.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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How is it that not one vendor in Australia has had a SubDude isolation platform in stock for weeks on end? Did every bastard on double dole payments decide to upgrade their hi-fi setup at the same time?
 

Legends of 2017

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 24, 2005
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The amount of times I’ve heard the term “Contract tracing” in regards to coronavirus. It’s CONTACT tracing you dipshits. Politicans, reporters, people ringing in radio stations. Just this morning while in the car, in a 15 minute period, I heard Martin Pakula, Neil Mitchell and a caller say it and not once was anyone picked up on it. Then on the evening news, another 2 times.
The only time the words contract tracing should be used atm is if referring to any contracts regarding the hotel security bungle, but that ain’t happening.
Pedantic I know but it irritates me
 
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TigerForce

On the way to number 14.
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Just got the car rego bill from these Vic Roads a-holes. Can anyone explain why we still have to pay this massive TAC charge??
 

pete and tys

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Because MVA victims injuries lead to enormous financial costs and TAC is the funding body.
 
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larabee

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Should be part of license fee, not rego. Those of us with more than one vehicle get robbed - have to pay TAC on both car and bike rego. Can only crash one at a time…
 

pete and tys

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I pay three regos.
Huge cost in injuries and recovery.
I don't resent it. A necessary problem.
Hell, look at the mountains we pay for nothing, ie rates, taxes, water management, insurance premiums, ......
Yes I know, rates get our bins emptied!
In the end it is just money going around in circles to pay wages etc for everyone.
Think of the alternatives.....see most of the rest of this world.
 

Redford

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Dec 18, 2002
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Thinking about setting up a company that contracts to the State Government and uses unmarked cars with video recording and marking and identifier technology that captures and fines the endless recklessness, stupidity and law breaking on our roads. Not talking about speeding. Talking about people doing other illegal and dangerous things on the road eg coming to a stop on the Monash coz a **** wit decides they wanna get off on an exit ramp but are only 50 metres away and 3 lanes wide of the exit.

And all the other never ending ahole, reckless activities Melbourne drivers get up to.
 

TigerForce

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Car insurance covers your car, not you. The TAC pays for many things in the rehab of car accident victims.
I just think it's way too high. My Dad knew 2 blokes who got workers comp but still moved around well.
 
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TigerForce

On the way to number 14.
Apr 26, 2004
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Thinking about setting up a company that contracts to the State Government and uses unmarked cars with video recording and marking and identifier technology that captures and fines the endless recklessness, stupidity and law breaking on our roads. Not talking about speeding. Talking about people doing other illegal and dangerous things on the road eg coming to a stop on the Monash coz a **** wit decides they wanna get off on an exit ramp but are only 50 metres away and 3 lanes wide of the exit.

And all the other never ending ahole, reckless activities Melbourne drivers get up to.
Good idea Red. Especially mobile phone users.
 

mrposhman

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Good idea Red. Especially mobile phone users.

The one thing I don't understand about some of these laws is:

- Can't use your phone, its a distraction
- Can't have a soft drink whilst driving, its a distraction
- Can't have a bite to eat whilst driving, its a distraction

- Crack out that smoke whilst you are driving, its all good.

Yesterday was in the outside lane of a 2 lane road, behind 1 car driving 20-25kph below the speed limit. End up undertaking, the old chick driving the car is smoking, outside lane, significantly below the speed limit (likely because she was focusing on her smoke) lead to what essentially was dangerous driving.

My point is - why is it still acceptable to smoke whilst you are driving but not to do other things??
 

TigerForce

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Apr 26, 2004
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The one thing I don't understand about some of these laws is:

- Can't use your phone, its a distraction
- Can't have a soft drink whilst driving, its a distraction
- Can't have a bite to eat whilst driving, its a distraction

- Crack out that smoke whilst you are driving, its all good.

Yesterday was in the outside lane of a 2 lane road, behind 1 car driving 20-25kph below the speed limit. End up undertaking, the old chick driving the car is smoking, outside lane, significantly below the speed limit (likely because she was focusing on her smoke) lead to what essentially was dangerous driving.

My point is - why is it still acceptable to smoke whilst you are driving but not to do other things??
I never heard about the eating and drinking part.
 
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Redford

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The one thing I don't understand about some of these laws is:

- Can't use your phone, its a distraction
- Can't have a soft drink whilst driving, its a distraction
- Can't have a bite to eat whilst driving, its a distraction

- Crack out that smoke whilst you are driving, its all good.

Yesterday was in the outside lane of a 2 lane road, behind 1 car driving 20-25kph below the speed limit. End up undertaking, the old chick driving the car is smoking, outside lane, significantly below the speed limit (likely because she was focusing on her smoke) lead to what essentially was dangerous driving.

My point is - why is it still acceptable to smoke whilst you are driving but not to do other things??
You will be fined for driving too far under the speed limit by Redford P. Reds Road Rectification Inc. My guys will pick those dolts up.

That’s an easy one for us and Vic Pol. 15% commission. Alright.
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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I never heard about the eating and drinking part.
Don't think there's a specific law against it. But the law says you must be in control of your vehicle at all times, so they could use their discretion to get you on it. I never heard of anyone being charged for eating or drinking while driving.

Eating an ice cream requires a bit of skill with a manual gearbox. Especially if it's melting.
 

mrposhman

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I never heard about the eating and drinking part.

I don't think its technically illegal, but there have definitely been cases of people being fined for driving without due care and attention.

Heard about it with food, drinking water (even when stopped) but never heard of 1 where someone was smoking.
 

TigerForce

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Apr 26, 2004
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You will be fined for driving too far under the speed limit by Redford P. Reds Road Rectification Inc. My guys will pick those dolts up.

That’s an easy one for us and Vic Pol. 15% commission. Alright.
Geez...don't remind me of those turtles on the road. So many around.
 

mrposhman

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Don't think there's a specific law against it. But the law says you must be in control of your vehicle at all times, so they could use their discretion to get you on it. I never heard of anyone being charged for eating or drinking while driving.

Eating an ice cream requires a bit of skill with a manual gearbox. Especially if it's melting.

The weirdest one I've seen was in the US. I actually saw someone eating a kebab whilst using a knife and fork whilst driving.

I would never do that, but I have eaten other things, chocolate bars, chips, sandwiches etc. Nothing that requires utensils!
 
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