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Last edited by Ric & Paula; 10-05-2010 at 01:44 PM. Reason: to close thread
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hope your alright Paula & Ric, I know you were looking forward to travelling about now that you've got wheels.
That sounds awful we havn't experience anything like you've described, must be worrying with children in car aswell.
There does seem to be a lot of tail gaiting, and undertaking, there really are some really bad drivers in SA, just be cautious of them.
don't let it put you off hun xxxxx
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Thats awful. I'm up that way all the time for parties and drive that road at all times of the day and night. I see loads of bikes parked outside one of the hotels on the way up but have never experienced anything like that. Definatley a one off I would say (not that that helps you much).
Hope you can forget about it. I had an experience of someone trying to steal my handbag from under the public toilet door I was using in a shopping Mall- anyway to anyone not here yet who is reading this, there is crime here in Adelaide, just like anywhere, although its generally not as high as in the UK, it still exists, ask any of the British Cops here!
Take Care Paula. X
Thats a pretty awful experience,not just for you but for your kids too!I recall a couple of years ago my twin had a pretty scary experience.She was pulling out of a T junction in Greenwith,she must of lost concentration because she accidently pulled out in front of some biker guy.About half a km up the road,the biker swerved in front of her,forcing her to pull off the road.The biker guy just sat on his bike staring at her for 5 minutes!She was terrified.She made sure all the doors were locked,but the guy did'nt attempt to get off his bike.There are some real knob heads around riding bikes.I hope this was a one off experience for you but always ensure you have a mobile handy just incase.
Really sorry to hear this ,how awful when you had the kids with you.
Those !@#$%$#! were on drugs I'd reckon.
Not a regular thing I'd say,just very bad luck.
Please don't let it ruin your confidence on the roads.
On the flip side I have met some incredibly helpful Aussies.
Similar thing happened to me in Glenelg. I reckon it's not as rare as some believe.
The driving out here is shocking. My husband lets people out only to be beeped by other drivers. They drive slowly in the outside lanes and tailgait agressively all the time.
Has anybody taken their driving test over here as I would be interested to know what they actually teach? Spoken to many people from all over Australia who seem to think that the drivers from Adelaide are particularly worse then anywhere else.
The driving standard is particularly bad over here. The driving age is 16 and there is no real test. They have a sort of totting up of hours hence the P plates. They have to do so many hours with a full licence holder in with them then move from L to P, then it is a case of having this for a number of years before moving on to a full licence.
I know that it was a nasty experience and one that should not have happened but this sort of road rage behaviour happens everywhere in the world and I think it was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Put it behind you and just watch out for other drivers, mainly for your own safety.
It just goes to show how bad some drivers are when noting the amount of accidents that occur over here when the roads are straight and the speed limit is 60KM!!!