Home' SA Motor : Autumn 2011 Contents mobility mayhem
In reply to F Jarrad’s letter in the
Spring edition, there are times
when mobility scooters are
forced to ride on the road (on the
right-hand side, facing oncoming
traffic, as instructed), because
of numerous obstructions on the
footpath. Such obstructions I have
found are parked cars, broken
glass, abandoned shopping
trolleys, house-building material,
or paths under repair. Some paths
are also dangerous because of tree
roots that have broken through the
Turn to page 26 to read more
about mobility scooter laws.
Having a disabled
son I find it frustrating and
annoying to see able-
bodied people parking in
disabled parking spots.
What these people fail to
realise is that we have to
pay for permits to be able
to park in these places.
E Bosley, Kapunda.
With the expected introduction of plug-in electric
cars I have great concern about them being
sustainable and replacing existing cars. the
electricity grid fails often, particularly in summer,
when air conditioning demand exceeds supply. I
hope motoring groups are lobbying the government
for uninterrupted power supplies, as on many days
people will wake to find uncharged vehicles.
A Blockow, Belair.
The uptake of electric vehicles is likely to be very
gradual and unlikely to cause a shock to the power
supply infrastructure. Work is going on to see how
to prevent power outages by delivering power
back into the grid in high demand periods. The
parked and plugged-in electric vehicle could be
drawn on to help get over the domestic electricity
demand spike. Once demand has relaxed the
electric vehicle would then get a slightly faster
charge during the night to have them ready to go
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Why is it that drivers travel well under the speed limit, holding up traffic,
until they get to an overtaking lane only to speed up? then at the end
of the overtaking lane they slow down again. this happens to me
regularly and is very frustrating as I cannot overtake them or I will be
exceeding the speed limit. Should these drivers be made to stay in the
left-hand lane and drive at the speed they intend to do at the end of the
K Carr, Sellicks Beach.
While certainly frustrating, it is not unlawful for a driver in an overtaking
lane to increase their speed, as long as they’re not travelling above the
posted speed limit.
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