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    This video is a new one where, the original video and road has NO HARD SHOULDER.

    This new video, stupid taxi driver changes lanes and side swipes a car, then both decides to stop in middle lane and discuss crash instead of moving to the hard shoulder, along come SUPER IDIOT in a truck barreling it down and probably distracted as usual by a phone and cant see two stopped cars with hazard lights up ahead and decides to take them both out as these two idiots are out of their car standing in the middle of highway

    Darwin award nominees all of them but unfortunately the one that died is probably the most innocent one the car driver who was casually driving in the middle lane and then somehow ends up in a coffin he should have stopped in the hard shoulder, called police and let them sort it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by JAherbert:
    argue all day, video show hard shoulder


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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    This video is a new one where, the original video and road has NO HARD SHOULDER.

    This new video, stupid taxi driver changes lanes and side swipes a car, then both decides to stop in middle lane and discuss crash instead of moving to the hard shoulder, along come SUPER IDIOT in a truck barreling it down and probably distracted as usual by a phone and cant see two stopped cars with hazard lights up ahead and decides to take them both out as these two idiots are out of their car standing in the middle of highway

    Darwin award nominees all of them but unfortunately the one that died is probably the most innocent one the car driver who was casually driving in the middle lane and then somehow ends up in a coffin he should have stopped in the hard shoulder, called police and let them sort it out.
    Maybe Jalbert is colour-blind? Moot point though since the driving culture here makes something akin to a scratch in a parking lot into a life and death situation. Been held up in traffic dozens of times for something 2 rationale adults should be able to mange on their own, but no, there are police involved and when finally driving past there is no visible damage to either vehicle (i.e. scratches).


    Quote Originally Posted by flameproof:
    True. But here it was a not moving object. Some d rivers daydream, some freeze.
    Sure BUT practicing proper spacing could have prevented the accident as the practice dictates you aim to put space between yours and the cars in front of you. So, seeing a car getting closer, moving or not, you'd aim to reduce speed to maintain the minimum distance, then seeing it was not moving you'd have had the stopping distance needed to avoid a crash (if paying attention of course).

    According to the 'Road user's guide' the safe distance is 60m (5 KMB buses) in 80kph+ traffic. It also says that if only slight damage (no injury), then you MAY after "discussing it with the other driver...move to a nearby safe space". Unfortunately most here seem to opt for complete stoppage in traffic and getting the police involved, and the wording of the code is partially to blame for this.

    Pity the man had to die for something so trivial as some touch-up paint and fuck that taxi driver, 100% his fault, but the stubborn cunt had to argue with the other guy instead of accepting responsibility and look at the results, needlessly tragic.

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    Yes, should have pointed out this was a new case that happened yesterday morning. It has nothing to do with the original case.

    Unfortunate death caused by the stupidity of a Taxi driver. If the car driver had more sense he would have pulled over on the Hard Shoulder.

    We already know the Taxi Driver is careless and does not have much driving / spacial awareness. Just because this idiot stops in the middle of the Expressway doesn’t mean the Car driver has to. Ultimately a tragic loss of life over a minor matter.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster007:
    This video is a new one where, the original video and road has NO HARD SHOULDER.

    This new video, stupid taxi driver changes lanes and side swipes a car, then both decides to stop in middle lane and discuss crash instead of moving to the hard shoulder, along come SUPER IDIOT in a truck barreling it down and probably distracted as usual by a phone and cant see two stopped cars with hazard lights up ahead and decides to take them both out as these two idiots are out of their car standing in the middle of highway

    Darwin award nominees all of them but unfortunately the one that died is probably the most innocent one the car driver who was casually driving in the middle lane and then somehow ends up in a coffin he should have stopped in the hard shoulder, called police and let them sort it out.
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