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My daughter's Golf.
A 68 year old woman in a three shades of green Yaris turned right from the left hand lane on a roundabout. She hit the Golf door, the wheel, bent the wheel arch and tore the bumper off.
She got out of her car screaming at Jess saying it was Jess's fault because she (the old lady) had her blinker on and Jess would have to pay for it. The woman behind Jess had stopped and told the old lady that it was her fault so she started screaming at her too. A copper stopped and she suddenly became a meek and mild old lady.
I came along about 10 minutes later as the old lady was taking photos of the Golf, Jess told me what he had done and said, so I just asked for her licence, rang Shannons on the spot and put the claim in and gave her the claim number.
Off to Supalook again. I'm over people running into my cars.
If it had have been the EH it would probably buff out.
David

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Cruising along at 40 k's and bloody golf driver in his 30's moves to left as if he is going to enter the caravan park, but no, suddenly, on comes his right indicator and he does a u turn across my bow.
I believe I am going to stop, but no, the abs in the vz don't lock up like the tonner, so I swerve with him and gently nudge my left front guard and bumper into his drivers front guard.
Very little damage and that would have been it, but no, golf driver hits the go pedal instead of the stop pedal and drags his whole right side along my passenger guard and wheel, then mounts the gutter, shoots across the footpath where no one was walking thank god, and plows the front of his car into a 250 x 250 steel post carrying a large advertising sign and a bollard, then sits there with front wheels spinning looking at me until I give him the hand across the throat sign to stop the engine.
He starts abusing me telling me he had his indicator on.
I ask if he and his lady are ok and he answers yes.
I call the cops and we are both breath tested with negative result, then he proceeds to tell the male copper he was doing a u turn because he saw a park he wanted.
Lady cop leans close to be and says, you have nothing to worry about, to which I reply, yes I know, because in Qld, any driver doing a U turn must give way to all other traffic.
Resultant damage to his car was all front and drivers side, mine got a new guard and bumper along with small bonnet repair and paint, and a new wheel trim.
There are a million stories in internet world, this has been one of them.

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yes mate that is correct in Qld any one doing a u turn must give way to all vehicles and pedestrians including those at give way or stop signs, not many do that they u turn in front of cars at give way and stop signs all the time around here.

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at least all are safe is the main thing, people nearly always blame the other person involved..humans.

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at least all are safe is the main thing, people nearly always blame the other person involved..humans.

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they amaze you don't they,never in the wrong and probably in a hurry(bull at a gate).Looks like she's hit towards the the rear of Jess's car so there's another reason she's at fault.Hope you get it sorted quick mate!...

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Dont lobb us all in for one "old lady pensioner " there are a lot of young ones out there that do outrages things on the road...

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So am I. We are of the minority who can drive.
Come up here and spend some time driving on our roads.
This is my fourth claim in six years from pensioners hitting my cars.
Want to drive at 60km in a 100 zone? Easy, just get stuck in a line behind a pensioner.
Get hit on a roundabout when you're driving a bus? Easy, just do it when a pensioner is around - it happens at least once a week in town.
Car reversed through a shopfront? No worries, pensioners call it angle parking around here.
Rich panel beaters? They all are around here - from doing cash jobs for pensioners who don't want their insurance company to know.
Cars that have as many corner scrapes as a dodgem car? Yep, pensioners in supermarket car parks.
Some older people are as good as any driver, but they are few and far between around here.
David

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Old is good.

Hmmm, 4 claims in 6 years beats me.
You need to relocate.

The claim I made for hitting the u turning golf in 2015 was my first since 1986.
And as already stated, don't lump all older drivers in the same basket(I am not a pensioner but am approaching 70)
I left Willowbank Raceway at 10.30 last night to come back to the Sunny Coast, and I was getting pissed off at the number of drivers doing 40 in 60 zones, 60 in 80 zones, then I get on the Bruce H Way and here are people doing 90 in 110 zones, and they would not have all been pensioners at that time of night, the oldies need their rest you know.

At least at that time of night they think you may be a copper, so they move over
So I set the cruise at 118 and happily listened to 4kq Saturday night party songs from 50's and 60's.

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Maybe I do.
On top of those four, a younger woman backed into my Rav in a carpark, a younger bloke backed into the EH in a carpark, another hit the Bluebird in a carpark, and another pensioner did $11,000 worth of damage to my 300SEL 20 years ago in the carpark behind my shop.
David

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Old is good.

So what constitutes a pensioner, surely not the way you drive? Since 33 yrs old I've been called a disabled pensioner, I'm now 53 with a clean driving record. Your admitting to being an extremely impatient, speeding driver aged 70, claiming your not a pensioner, what tha?

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Extremely impatient, lol, I don't think so.
I know my speedo is fast by 4 k's so at 118 in a 110 zone I am 4 k's over the speed and I call that defensive driving meaning I am ahead of trouble, not surrounded by it.

As to pensioner status, I am pensioner age but do not receive a pension, and I didn't start this pensioner business, old is good did, so please have a chat with OIG for calling pensioners terrible drivers.

How dare he do that.
Gee, next you know he will probably start picking on short people.

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give it another twenty years or so and all these "young uns " brought up driving cars that do everything for ya will be in a right muckin' fuddle ,I have had a licence for 53 years and still get caught for speeding and still spew at drivers of any age that don't do the speed limit so please don't us refer to us as bl**dy pensioners , as I see it there are 3 types of car drivers , young ones driving cars that do everything for you except wipe ya backside , suburban mums in 2 ton shopping trolleys who think might is right and a " child on board " sticker that will protect them from any bad moves they may make and then there are old farts like me that were taught and continued driving in cars that you actually have to be in control of to keep them on the road.

:)OF

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I could the hear fuel cars from my place last night. Just got back from Sydney trip, came home up the guts through Tamworth etc got caught on double lines behind old mate in his home made motor home in a 100 kph zone. Oh yeah he was doing 50 kph and using the brakes going up hills,??? I was not tailgating, no wonder people get frustrated and take risks, I just waited and then went. Have camera footage it had 'Endless Summer' painted on the back window, yeah right as he takes so bloody long to get anywhere lol He should not be driving at all I reckon.

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Ha Ha The endless summer.
It'll never end at that speed LOL.

Was a good meeting but drawn out.
Nitro funnies put on a good show running mid 5's to mid 6's.
No smashes which was good.

Really enjoyed watching with my Son, and Grandson.

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3 generations at the drags, so cool mate, yeah no crashes or mishaps is always good for all hey? Heard the cars on there burn outs from Ipswich, clear night.

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I had to put the old hilux on three wheels to dodge a brand new hilux wagon that decided to do a u turn in front off me lucky nobody was coming the over way had to use all four lanes to get around him .
I turned around an followed him cause l thought he was pissed but no just some fella in his 90,s looking for a motel also told me to wash my car cause it was to hard to see a white 4x4 hilux 🀣
EDIT add two green P plater,s to the list since yesterday gotta love them micro cars when ya towing a tonne

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Life is too brief to build ya own time machine
With out old Aussie products cheers.

i find QLD drivers in general to be worse than anywhere else in OZ,
tailgating queue jumping just bad in general, and dont start me on friggin pushbikes.
I hate it when people think they are more important than everyone else and fly up the inside lane that runs out just after the intersection, I dont let them and have a few marks on the side bars of my bull bar that prove that point LOL. they dont know the merging rules and think they have right of way, HAHAHA they soon learn if they try to push in on me. have left a few scrape marks down the side of fancy cars and all i have is a white mark on my bullbar. they get seriously pissed off thinking i should give way to them, when they find out that the dotted lines on the road when lane runs out means giveway they sh!t themselves cos they are in the wrong. I just laugh at them. I only do it to those imaptiant drivers who pull out of the queue 10 cars back and then roar up the inside and try to push in. so they deserve it.
same as laying on the horn and the sight of a bull bar up there a$$ usually gets cyclists out of my lane LOL My Mrs reckons i will end up A current Affair for road rage one day LOL

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Perth drivers are the worst. Period.

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"It was then I knew I'd had enough, burned my credit card for fuel
Headed out to where the pavement turns to sand...."

Cheers, John

LOL John
Have to confess to not having been to perth so i will refine my statement to east coast drivers LOL

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I just got back from Sydney....... Pennant Hills Road if any one knows it, is not a great piece of road with some drivers LOL

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Lets just face it theres cr@p drivers everywhere LOL everyone else on the roads is a moron except us hey

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Yea, we should start an advice column for the rest of the country to teach them to drive betterer.
I'll get the ball rolling.
(1) Drive like your life depends on it (cause it does)
(2) Drive like you are going for your first license test.

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Pennant Hills Rd? Isn't that the one where it's quicker to walk?
I know it well, even back when it had no traffic hold ups on it.
It can be avoided if you know Sydney, but it's the worst road in Sydney if you don't.
David

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Old is good.

wish I did know Sydney I would not go that way lol

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Got my quote today and the repairer sent it to Shannons.:)
Rang up the old lady this afternoon and found out she hadn't put a claim in to her insurer. Told her how many thousands the bill was.
I had her claim number in 20 minutes, which also means her insurance company pays for my hire car for as long as the Golf is at the repairers.
There is a company that provides hire cars through some NSW repairers for not-at-fault drivers. They only provide the car if the at fault driver lodges a claim. The hire car company then recovers the cost from the at fault driver's insurance company. I'm getting a Corolla tomorrow.
David

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Old is good.

Nice work, but let your daughter drive the Corolla too? LOL

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Yep, she needs it to get to work.
Her name is on the papers as well as mine.
David

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Old is good.

I had my ute assessed today,5 thousand worth of damage they're going to fix it.Good to keep it for just another few years!...

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Good news on the ute hail damage repairs mate, take long to do?

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Either way didn't bother me,haha.I've got to wait until he rings me to fit it in because he's got heaps of them to do.He's been lining the cars up in the street after assessing them,haha.New windscreen today so that's a start!..:)

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at least you can drive it until it gets done.

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I've got the Mrs little Holden to drive while it gets done she doesn't use it much now,she's got a company car!...:)

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Personally, I don't care how old they are, there are crap inattentive drivers in every age group. I agree that some old people just don't know when to call it quits, but there is really no age you can say everyone older than x no more driving, its an individual thing.
I have had arguments with a couple of older people I know when I told them I thought they should stop, including my own mother. It was scary in the car with her and the bumpers told a tale. She only gave up and sent in her licence, when I pointed out how many little kids lived in her street and how hitting your own letter box regularly was a sign your driving was not what it used to be!

You can walk through a car park and find "self inflicted" damage on cars, its pretty obvious usually that it wasn't hit by someone else. I would love the drivers of those cars not to be on the road I'm on. I think the evidence is front of the cops and they should pull over anybody who drives a car with obvious damage, take photo's and give them a month to represent for another vehicle inspection.

If there's new damage on their car unless it can clearly shown to be someone else's fault, suspend their licence and send them for a retest.

Failing that, we all need to speak up and tell our friends or rellos, their driving is crap. We are part of the problem if we don't!

P.S. Drivers of white delivery vans should be tested every 6 months!

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