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A friends son was reported for tailgating a few years ago now and he was on P plates. He admitted it to the police and was quite apologetic so the police let him off with a stern warning which made him realise he could lose his licence.
It's one of the few things that genuinely irritates me about living in Adelaide, the quality of driving is poor. But you get used to it, just drive as defensively as you can and don't let people wind you up or push you into driving faster. The more people that chill out the better.
"Don't stare at it for too long.....you'll go mad".
I'm glad to hear it's not just me that dislikes driving in Adelaide. Tailgating here is a real problem, in fact driving in general is a real problem. Considering how harsh the cops are on traffic here, it stuns me how bad the driving is. Having said that, I've found the same thing pretty much all over. Recently a friend came to Adelaide for work, he's a keen cyclist with one of those super light weight racing bikes. I tried to warn him not to ride on Adelaide roads, 'just don't, I said, he didn't listen, well he must have managed a whole 6 weeks or so before he was rear ended and sent flying to crash down on the tarmac. Cuts, bruises and shock were the result, having seen the state of his cycle helmet, I would say dead without it. Now I probably shouldn't have done, but once I knew he was ok, I did say 'told you so' just couldn't help myself.
Ps. Just thought I'd mention my favourite driving tale of the last few weeks, some muppet crashed his car through somebody's garage and ended up in their swimming pool. Have an image of the owner saying 'yay I have a swimming pool', SCREECH!!!! SMASH!!!! SPLOSH!!!!
Last edited by keldaz; 13-05-2015 at 12:59 AM. Reason: Because I can
I can only assume no one has driven in Melbourne ? Now that's bad driving ! Drivers would rather kill you than give an inch or show some courtesy
When we had a recent visit to Adelaide we thought the driving wasn't too bad and certainly a lot better than Melb
Just got back from our second road trip to Melbourne and back, we drove during the night and got tail gated right through by "road trains" but I was unfazed and drove the speed limit. a couple of trucks even tried to overtake but didn't have the speed to do it within the overtaking area. it was quite unnerving but I held my nerve, After driving more than 5000 km's in less than 2 months in SA and VIC I can say it pays to drive the speed limit and not get intimidated!
IELTS GT L-9 R-8.5 S-8.5 W-8, Applied June 29th 2014, Medicals 4th July, CO allocated 19th August, PCC August 21st, Grant 24th October 2014, Arrived in April 2015.