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    Well Folks

    Saw and experienced "A Bloody Volvo driving idiot" just a short time ago in Burke Road near Toorak Road. Road was wet and slippery, it waas raining, and at this point the road narrows because of parked cars and both lanes go ahead as there is a no right turn sign at Toorak Road (they tunr right further up the Hill.

    Drivers on the inside have enough room to squeeze past the parked cars if the cars in the right lane don't deliberately try to exclude them as there is plenty of room. I was in the inner lane and the silver car in front had moved right slightly as the Toyota 4x4 at his side had moved over to allow him to safely negotiate past the parked cars.

    Idiot road rager in his nice new Volvo roared up beside the tail of this silver car and actually moved a foot left to squeeze in on the side of that car and of course honking his bloody volvo horn! I could not believe my eyes at this idiot, of course the silver car safely got past the parked car and moved back fully into the left lane but indicating that he would be diverging right when safe to do so.

    This apparently sent our BVD idiot into a frenzy, but nothing he could do as the narrow Fuego had also gone through in the inner lane (no problems) On the other side of the intersection, there are more parked cars but drivers give each other courtesy and each in turn allow cars to form one lane up the Hill.

    Once the idiot got clear of the intersection he roared up behind me to within less than a foot of the hatch BIVD!! so when I could I accelarated up the hill in the left lane, and after indicating made one lane with the other cars. Idiot about four car lengths back and now behind right turning cars, flattened his Volvo to land back right on my tail again tooting furiously (For what reason I don't know) other than his desire to get after the silver car ( now long gone).

    I then pulled back into the inner lane that was open and free and maintained 60kph, and boy was he not happy, Hoon tooting, hands waving, a real sight.

    Anyway I thought that was the end of it, but idiot waited until we came to a stop in traffic, after driving all the way right on my ar..e!, tooted his horn and waved his arms damn had enough of this. so got out of the Fuego and walked back to him knocked on his window and told him to wake up to himself he was driving llike a bloody idiot!!

    He sat like a stunned plover, brave lad, but later when he got the opportunity HE drove down the open inner lane, exactly the same thing as the other driver's had done (and legally too) but instead of going ahead at the Camberwell Junction he shot off to the left. Of course the brave lad tooted his horn and waved his arms as he drove down the inner lane.

    I hope that he got home safelyand might ponder on what may have happenned if someone had returned his "Road Rage" and dragged him out of his bloody volvo instead of just telling him he was driving like a bloody idiot!

    I can tell you that it is only a matter of time before someone dumps on this dill, and probably all that restrained me was that I had my wife with me in the car!! I have his number perhaps we will meet again. Next time I hope he has taken his sanity pills before jumping behind the wheel

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    I am glad that he was not able to race after the other car as there was a high propensity that he could injure other drivers in his quest. The Volvo may be a SAFE car, but the driver MUST also be safe otherwise other drivers will suffer!!

    Ken.
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    Don't worry; probably Justin on his way back from the airport.
    Having been in Vlolov land for all this time, he was just suffering withdrawls. I'd imagine if I had to put up with driving a Vlolov I'd be a bad tempered [email protected]$tard too


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    Glad to hear that your OK Ken!

    Such driving in wet weather is a disgrace. I do get annoyed when people come roaring up the left lane, knowing there are parked cars ahead and attempt to push in, but even in dry weather its irresponsible to try and teach them manners the hard way.

    I have seen a Volvo try and perform a U-turn at the Camberwell junction - that was a once in a lifetime experience (I hope!).

    Where do these people come from!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Don't worry; probably Justin on his way back from the airport.

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    I hate Toorak road

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    It always amazes me how Melbournians drive in the wet. Visability might be down to 10m and people still don't turn on their headlights. And what's with not slowing down either? I know most modern cars with ABS haul up pretty well in the wet, but older cars certainly can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nJm
    It always amazes me how Melbournians drive in the wet. Visability might be down to 10m and people still don't turn on their headlights. And what's with not slowing down either?
    "b-b-but the sign says 60. Who cares if it's wet, visibility is low, or whatever, if I keep under the speed limit, I'm safe aren't I?"

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    When its wet, many drivers want to get home quicker, you know as a kid I usta run home so I didn't get wet syndrome!!

    I like to leave a couple of car lengths in front of the Fuego as added insurance for the TRX's I run and this usually means three cars try to squeeze into the space, while overtaking on greasy tramlines/roadway.

    My speedo must be reading slow at 60, as in wet weather everyone goes Hell for leather heading home. Perhaps modern cars shrink if they get wet which would explain the three cars trying to squeeze into a two car place at maximum plus speed!!

    And they are not all bloody volvo drivers!!

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    Mate, ya didn't have to go to all that trouble to let us know you were back...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego
    Well Folks

    I am glad that he was not able to race after the other car as there was a high propensity that he could injure other drivers in his quest. The Volvo may be a SAFE car, but the driver MUST also be safe otherwise other drivers will suffer!!

    Ken.
    Must be something in the air as I heard there was a fatal accident this morning at corner of Auburn and Riversdale Rds - very near Camberwell junction. P Plater involved, MX said a 50 (?) yo man was DOA.

    I know its bad karma & unAustralian but you can actually dob idiots like this V. driver in to cops. If you think he lives near you it may be self protection for the cops to, at least, write to him !

    I have a ripper roadrage pacifier - it is a big plastic crucifix I found at a costume shop about 18in. high. I keep it in the door pocket and hold it up at d1ckhead roadragers with me pretending to be Rasputin (in summer I wave it out the sunroof like a looney!)

    People either crack up laughing or get real scared. And it sure beats having a replica .45 water pistol in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purrr-geot
    I hate Toorak road
    I know! I could never understand why it was so bumpy. Well, I think I found an even worse Toorak Rd (although it was more fun) on Sunday:

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    ...although, there are probably as many who do not like to let people IN (in re. parked cars)....I hate not being let in (it doesn t happen to me often).....I ve stopped indicating.....its guaranteed they ll try and block you if you indicate....
    So although this guy was obviously CRACKED sometimes its how people react that makes things worse......I ve learned a long time ago to let them go, move out of their way.........My advice is to treat these drivers like an incoming ambulance or police car,....just step aside .......and keep calm......
    I remeber once,...when I got a call that my little one was sick and was about to go to hospital....I was away helping a mate with a broken down car....I remeber jumping into his sisters pulsar (my car was attached to a trailer)and blasting away...doing around 140 most of the way down SE...sure enough an interceptor pulled me up......BUT I was in NO mood....told him my details (explained the situation) and blasted off (again doing 140KMh+)........
    Moral of the story.....some of us drive stupidly for what might appear to be good moral reasons...others drive like this because they r just d3333eads....But when the guy/gal is behind you and obviously reckless...just let them go......because you will more than likely never know the fulll story....
    just try and take care of yourself........

    Oh....by the way.....that night my kid suffered a febrile convulsion......dies litterally (brain shuts down body, resets, and restarts......), I ended up trying mouth to mouth and he came back ( i learned later that it was not mouth to mouth that saved him...thats just what happens), anyway....would not wish it on my worst enemy...I m sure that night many would have heard my wife scream all the way to toorak rd.......but I m sure all those drivers I sped past would have just though "dick##D"...I wonder how many would have asked themselves why this guy was driving like a loony (although I pesrsonally dont believe 140 is teriblly fast---infact I though i was reasonably responsible that night.....tryed to stay as calm as possible....but sometimes its bloody hard)



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    I'd still be reporting this guy to the Police. Enough complaints about a driver and he'll get a visit from the boys in blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dino
    ...just try and take care of yourself........

    Oh....by the way.....that night my kid suffered a febrile convulsion......dies litterally (brain shuts down body, resets, and restarts......), I ended up trying mouth to mouth and he came back ( i learned later that it was not mouth to mouth that saved him...thats just what happens), anyway....would not wish it on my worst enemy...I m sure that night many would have heard my wife scream all the way to toorak rd.......but I m sure all those drivers I sped past would have just though "dick##D"...I wonder how many would have asked themselves why this guy was driving like a loony (although I pesrsonally dont believe 140 is teriblly fast---infact I though i was reasonably responsible that night.....tryed to stay as calm as possible....but sometimes its bloody hard)



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    Hey Dino, it sounds like the kid pulled through....in circumstances like that speeding seems a very minor misdemeanour....How is the child these days...ok I hope.
    Interesting how you told the cops what was up and then continued to speed off...good on you.
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    yeahh...he is fine.....thanks for asking.....he had a fever that night (I was away in dandenong and was not aware of him having a fever)....anyway,...apparently if temperature RISES to quickly body can SHUT down completely and then SWITCHES back on...almost like re booting a computer......BUT I did make it there on time....ie I was there when he stopped breathing.......Thats why I sped that night......Oh and the cop did fine me....but I must admit he only held me up for what appeared to be a minute or two (it was probably longer).....
    SURE I sped off.....but realistically in those circumstances HE SHOULD HAVE given me an escort....I KNOW THATS WHAT I would have done if I had been the officer (plus it would have been easy to then confirm the story).....
    I think there are to menay officers who are just after the NUMBERS....I really think that many don t give a toss.....

    Incidentally, that night (as I was following the ambulance) my wife (who was inside the ambulance with the kid) was told a FEW stories about IDIOT drivers who dont MOVE out of the way for the emergency vehicles.....Story was inspired by the fact that I got fined.....but if you think about it there are numerous MORONS who commit much worse sins by blocking an ambulance than many of us who break the limit by a few kays......
    Anyway,...I digress.....



    cheers


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