Birth, Drift, Death...
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Drifting Brisbane...
Not Happy Jan!!!!
for those not in brisbane, the story bridge is 3 small lanes in each direction.
well i was driving to work at 7:30 this morning, across the story bridge in the far right lane, all lanes were packed. i was about half way over the bridge and noticed there were about 20 steel re-inforcing bars strewn across 4 lanes, two each way!!!
they were about 1" thick and nearly as long as a Falcon!
so i slowed right down, about 30ks an hour, there was no chance of changing lanes, and managed to make it over about 5 of them when a car coming the other way kinda flicked one up, which hit my car and tore the bumper extension right off!!! obviously, it went straight under the car and made a hell of a noise. i looked in the rear view mirror and saw the car behind me had stopped and my front bar sitting in peices on the road behind me.
so i put the hazard lights on and stopped, got out and walked back, picked up my spoiler and put it in the back of the car, and continued on my way, madder than a cut snake and ready to go postal!
i stopped at the police station in the valley and went in, after calming down a little.
the constable gets up from his desk and wanders over, conversation is as follows, as best i can remember:
me: um, i just drove across the story bridge and there is a heap of iron bars laying on the road.
him: yes (bored and puzzeled look on face)
me: well, i drove over one and another car flicked it up and it tore part of my front bumper off...
him: yes (same expression)
me: i thought you might like to send someone to have a look at it?
him: how many are there?
me: um, definately more than 10, and they are about 1" think and at least 6 feet long.
him: would you say they are disturbong traffic flow?
me: (thinking, WTF?!?!? there are 20 huge iron bars on a 6 lane road in peak hour!!) i say: um, yeah like i said, one flicked up tore off my front bar and i am a bit concerned one might flick up and stap someone in the head...
him: (looks at other cop) spose we should ring the council?
me: (waiting for this momentus decision)
so he rings the council, i am still waiting cause i want to talk to him more.
him: can i do anything for you? (spoken with tone and body language that clearly say "i dont want to help")
me: well i was wondering if i could give you my name and details and if you find out the name of the trucking company could you please ring me and tell me, for insurance purposes?
him: (takes out a small piece of paper)
me: (give name, address, vehicle description)
him: ok we will see what we can do...
heard nothing all day, went back in the arvo just in case, the lady cop had no idea what i was talking about, the guy in the morning had not even kept my details!!!! and she didnt look too concerned either.
so im REALLY pissed off that my immaculate EB XR6 is now missing a front bar, and they are not exactly common, and also that the cops clearly just did not want to know at all!!!
they are all too eager to bust you for 63 in a 60 and crap on about speed kills, and here we have 20 huge iron bars in the middle of a 6 lane road in peak hour and i have to CONVINCE them that it is a traffic hazard?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
WTF!!!!!!!!! i really try to respect cops, but every time i meet one, no matter how polite and respectful i am to them, they dont give a shit or dont want to know.
so now the money i was saving for a set of cross drilled and slotted DBA's is needed for a new front bar!
P.S. thank you for reading my "RANT OF THE DAY"
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