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Old 09-26-2003, 17:16   #1 (permalink)
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Wish P Platers could handle the cars they drive!

last night coming down a quiet road it was quite wet, approaching a round about i see a VL commodore taking the roundabout fairly fast, so back off early, i thought he was turning right through the roundabout as his rear end looked that way, to my suprise he was actually doing straight through (in sideways fashion). as soon as i seen how the car was coming though i stopped right away. sitting stopped on my side of the road i waited for him to go past, unfortunately he proceeded to lose control of the car. taking up both sides of the road he was completely out of control of the car and coming straight towards us on our side of the road.

if it had of been any wetter he would have almost certainly hit me as by the time he stopped (on my side of the road) he was about 10metres in front of me.

makes me wonder what the percentage of total P platers is to how many drive commodores, to how many write the damn things off.
scared the shit out of me and my gf.

btw i'm in no way saying i'm the perfect driver and can handle my car in all situations, but i've atleast done a deffensive driving course and won't do stupid sh!t when there are other people around!
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Old 09-26-2003, 17:21   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Wish P Platers could handle the cars they drive!

A common site in mexico

Ask the poor unlucky Astra driver that got crunched by a car load of hoons ina commodore on the bolte exit last night!

Fish tailed in the wet, left right left right, 360, bang!

No reason for it, he was just showing off!

The good thing was the Greenfreight truckie that got out of his rig, and laid a couple of swift left rights into the idiot... as the driver was abusing the ASTRA driver.. go figure!
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Old 09-26-2003, 17:25   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Wish P Platers could handle the cars they drive!

i wonder how long it takes for people to learn, no doubt he'll be off next week doing the same stuff :/
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Old 09-26-2003, 17:28   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Wish P Platers could handle the cars they drive!

Watched a P plater in a VL write the car off lamp-post style a few months ago.

Turning left out of a car park, 3 lane per side divided road... wet. He floored it driving almost totally straight ahead accross 2 lanes then tried to rip the wheel left and keep it floored. Unfortunatly for him the front lost gip and he went mostly sideways into a street light (which fell into the oncoming traffic, hitting a car and caused another accident).

Would hate to have been in his shoes... Big $$$$$ damage.
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Old 09-26-2003, 17:38   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Wish P Platers could handle the cars they drive!

Unfortuanatly its always going to be a problem, and its not all Commodore drivers, nor is it only commodore drivers.
I drive a VL commondore at the present, and don't do shit like that especially in the wet, 100+rwkw + 5 speed + LSD can get messy in the wet.
But on the other hand when i went home last week, i saw a tool in an XD doing circles in broad daylight in a popular area of town. But this is AFTER the cops have gone out of there way to organise drag / burnout days out at the drag strip to go all that shit all day, and for $17 they can't say they couldn't afford it!

There are too many morons out there! All we can do is try to stay safe.
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i'm not saying its all commodore drivers.
but when you consider what most male P platers are driving these days you get my point.
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Old 09-26-2003, 18:45   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Wish P Platers could handle the cars they drive!

never thought i would say this, but maybe there is a case to restrict new drivers to less powerful and front wheel drive cars only.

i have also seen p-platers doing stupid things and nearly taking me out. my mum was with me and got scared when i let a torrent of abuse go in his direction at the next set of lights :-)
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Re: Wish P Platers could handle the cars they drive!

So how do you stop stupidity?
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Old 09-26-2003, 19:18   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Wish P Platers could handle the cars they drive!

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never thought i would say this, but maybe there is a case to restrict new drivers to less powerful and front wheel drive cars only.

i have also seen p-platers doing stupid things and nearly taking me out. my mum was with me and got scared when i let a torrent of abuse go in his direction at the next set of lights :-)
ok i kinda agree..FWD cars are definatly safer but people can be just as stupid in them. For the first time last night i went with a mate how is a VERY good driver and he was giving his galant a bit of stick..they have sooooo much more grip than my falcon.

Serveral times I thought the car was going to lose it but not..it just bumped a little and kept on going. If I had tried that the tail would have been everywhere!

Im not saying that we can all just go and give FWD's some stick..just that they are wayyy easier/safer to drive.

But then again if I was forced to have a FWD car I would be a little bit pissed off.
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Re: Wish P Platers could handle the cars they drive!

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A common site in mexico

Ask the poor unlucky Astra driver that got crunched by a car load of hoons ina commodore on the bolte exit last night!

Fish tailed in the wet, left right left right, 360, bang!

No reason for it, he was just showing off!

The good thing was the Greenfreight truckie that got out of his rig, and laid a couple of swift left rights into the idiot... as the driver was abusing the ASTRA driver.. go figure!

LMAO

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