daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 27th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #1
keber
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 9,878
Likes (Received): 1364

Stupid people on your motorways

We know all, that some people shouldn't be allowed to have driving license. Here are two compilations of various traffic camera videos from Slovenian motorways, showing:
Reverse driving on motorway (geisterfahrer)
Cyclists, pedestrians and skaters on motorway

Those situations on Slovenian motorways are not very frequent, but nevertheless they are very very dangerous. How often do they happen in your country and maybe post some videos.
keber no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old June 27th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #2
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19366

You see often elderly people with scootmobile's (don't know how they are called in English) on the Motorway. Those things go like 10 - 15km/h.

Ghostriders are mostly at night.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2007, 08:54 PM   #3
radi6404
Registered User
 
radi6404's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Blagoevgrad/ Nürtingen
Posts: 3,054
Likes (Received): 27

Quote:
Originally Posted by keber View Post
We know all, that some people shouldn't be allowed to have driving license. Here are two compilations of various traffic camera videos from Slovenian motorways, showing:
Reverse driving on motorway (geisterfahrer)
Cyclists, pedestrians and skaters on motorway

Those situations on Slovenian motorways are not very frequent, but nevertheless they are very very dangerous. How often do they happen in your country and maybe post some videos.
We still have too few motorways to be able to tell you, the only section which is more than 200 km i don´t travel on it.
radi6404 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2007, 11:42 PM   #4
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,087
Likes (Received): 4749

What the...?! Btw, cool music!
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2007, 12:15 AM   #5
radi6404
Registered User
 
radi6404's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Blagoevgrad/ Nürtingen
Posts: 3,054
Likes (Received): 27

Quote:
Originally Posted by keber View Post
We know all, that some people shouldn't be allowed to have driving license. Here are two compilations of various traffic camera videos from Slovenian motorways, showing:
Reverse driving on motorway (geisterfahrer)
Cyclists, pedestrians and skaters on motorway

Those situations on Slovenian motorways are not very frequent, but nevertheless they are very very dangerous. How often do they happen in your country and maybe post some videos.

Jesus christ, people are very brave in Slovenia
Btw, great motorways.
radi6404 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2007, 01:13 AM   #6
snupix
Registered User
 
snupix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Zagreb
Posts: 4,910
Likes (Received): 36

Oh my...

Last edited by snupix; June 28th, 2007 at 01:19 AM.
snupix no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #7
Alex Von Königsberg
Registered User
 
Alex Von Königsberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Portland
Posts: 1,053
Likes (Received): 11

Ha-ha! Those people are plain stupid, but it is too sad they endanger the lives of others. In Russia, this can happen easily. One of the problems I encountered in Kaliningrad region was the horse-driven carts with farmers riding on the shoulders. If there was no shoulder - no problem - they would ride in the right lane.... at 15 km/h!

In America, I have never seen anything bizarre. The only exception was the huge traffic jam that forced people to make u-turns on the on-ramps. Some people made u-turns on the motorway and used the shoulder as a reverse lane. However, the traffic was completely immobilised and many drivers were eager to exit the motorway, and other drivers were very understanding and cooperative.
Alex Von Königsberg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2007, 01:39 AM   #8
Penhorn
alps @ SSP
 
Penhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 314
Likes (Received): 5

In Toronto we drove by a guy in a wheelchair, he had one lane blocked off and people were getting out to see what was going on.

Apparently my cousins saw some lady running naked down the 111 orbital road in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Penhorn no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #9
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19366

I saw trucks parked on the Polish A4 (before rehabilitation) on the right lane. That lane was in such a bad condition no-one would drive there anyway...
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2007, 02:45 AM   #10
radi6404
Registered User
 
radi6404's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Blagoevgrad/ Nürtingen
Posts: 3,054
Likes (Received): 27

a lorry is driving on the emergency lame on the Struma motorway:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:S..._to_greece.jpg

Not that specacular though.

Last edited by radi6404; June 28th, 2007 at 02:47 PM.
radi6404 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2007, 06:15 AM   #11
Alex Von Königsberg
Registered User
 
Alex Von Königsberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Portland
Posts: 1,053
Likes (Received): 11

In some western US states, if the ascend is too steep, lorries drive in the emergency lane (aka shoulder) with blinking hazards. Also, in the State of Washington, there are even signs directing slower cars to use the shoulder. I think it's cool when the DOT is actually trying to ease the flow of traffic rather than impose more speed restrictions.
Alex Von Königsberg no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2007, 07:45 AM   #12
Æsahættr
Registered User
 
Æsahættr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Minneapolis / Pittsburgh (Uni)
Posts: 2,937
Likes (Received): 5

In the Philippines, there are various animals that randomly go on the freeway, chickens, water buffalo, etc.
__________________
> flickr
>> Minneapolis | Manila | Cebu
Æsahættr no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #13
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19366

@ Alex, in Europe, you see often a third (or even fourth) "crawling lane". Slow vehicles can acces this lane on the right, while cars and faster trucks can pass on the other 2 or 3 lanes.
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2007, 07:26 PM   #14
Astralis
Out of time
 
Astralis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: ATW
Posts: 11,932
Likes (Received): 26

Wow ... These people are very brave and in the same time very stupid ...
Astralis no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #15
x-type
con los terroristas
 
x-type's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bjelovar [HR]
Posts: 13,465
Likes (Received): 3437

OMFG!!!! i really didn't know that there is such a lot of those things in Slovenia!!

my experience: i saw twice idiots driving to rear while missed the exit. once it was extremely dangerous and close because idiot has been driving to rear on driving lane
x-type no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #16
snupix
Registered User
 
snupix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Zagreb
Posts: 4,910
Likes (Received): 36

Quote:
Originally Posted by x-type View Post
OMFG!!!! i really didn't know that there is such a lot of those things in Slovenia!!

my experience: i saw twice idiots driving to rear while missed the exit. once it was extremely dangerous and close because idiot has been driving to rear on driving lane
Do you maybe know if there's a similar video from HR? I remember seeing it or at least hearing of it, it was about what people do in the tunnels... (I think there was a guy that was running around naked in a tunnel or smth...)
snupix no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2007, 12:11 AM   #17
Verso
Islander
 
Verso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ljubljana
Posts: 22,087
Likes (Received): 4749

Quote:
Originally Posted by x-type View Post
OMFG!!!! i really didn't know that there is such a lot of those things in Slovenia!!
I haven't encountered it in my life though.

Last edited by Verso; June 29th, 2007 at 01:03 AM.
Verso no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2007, 12:13 AM   #18
snupix
Registered User
 
snupix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Zagreb
Posts: 4,910
Likes (Received): 36

Quote:
Originally Posted by Verso View Post
I haven't encountered it in my life actually.
I remember seeing a guy on a bicycle on the A6 in Rijeka, and a woman walking her DOG (!!), also near Rijeka.
snupix no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2007, 12:23 AM   #19
x-type
con los terroristas
 
x-type's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bjelovar [HR]
Posts: 13,465
Likes (Received): 3437

Quote:
Originally Posted by snupix View Post
Do you maybe know if there's a similar video from HR? I remember seeing it or at least hearing of it, it was about what people do in the tunnels... (I think there was a guy that was running around naked in a tunnel or smth...)
i saw it on tv once, i'm not sure if it exists at net. but those slovenian scenes are more crazy. i mean-guys stopped to piss in tunnel. or drinking beer in tunnel on this croatian clip are scenes from tunnel Sveti Rok (turning, stopping, driving 200 km/h, driving to rear...)

now i remember that once i saw german tourists at Rijeka bypass who stopped to rest in SOS lane. they had dog who ran out of car to motorway and got killed by driving vehicle
thanks god, i have never seen cyclists or pedestrians, although i saw people running across motorway at service areas (from one side to the other) and woman with little child who's been triing to cross motorway near toll booths Lučko with huge amount of traffic. she looked like this C64 game when frog must cross the street full of cars
x-type no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2007, 12:41 AM   #20
ChrisZwolle
Road user
 
ChrisZwolle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Zwolle
Posts: 43,572
Likes (Received): 19366

Quote:
Originally Posted by x-type View Post
OMFG!!!! i really didn't know that there is such a lot of those things in Slovenia!!

my experience: i saw twice idiots driving to rear while missed the exit. once it was extremely dangerous and close because idiot has been driving to rear on driving lane
A friend of my just encountered such a situation on the Brussels R0. And he made a pic of it
The pic was just a good shot, because he was taking pics in Belgium, but this scares the shit out of you.

[IMG]http://i13.************/4xpe0ww.png[/IMG]
ChrisZwolle no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium