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Incident on the Folly

  • 03-04-2018 5:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 55 ✭✭ GowlBagJohnson
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    Anyone witness all the commotion down the end of the Folly? Was driving up past the Ursuline and there was some fella standing on the roundabout with his pants down around his ankles doing the helicopter. Think the crowed in getting food in the Golden Fry got an additional sausage with their snack boxes whether they liked it or not, they got a full view of the whole thing. I was thinking he might be one of the lads from Otterans but I've never seen him around before. I imagine the guards were called up to subdue him.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,058 ✭✭✭ johnnykilo
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    The Golden Fry must have opened specially for the occasion did it? Seeing as it's been closed for the last few months :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    This was amusing the first time. But not now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,476 ✭✭✭ magick
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    He was just showing people to drive around in a clockwise direction


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    magick wrote: »
    He was just showing people to drive around in a clockwise direction

    you d be surprised of the amount of people that dont really know how to use roundabouts properly, nearly flew into somebody today not signalling on the roundabout, not the first time


  • Registered Users Posts: 871 ✭✭✭ Captain Red Beard
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    If you nearly flew into someone sounds like you were in the wrong.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    If you nearly flew into someone sounds like you were in the wrong.

    i will admit, i misjudged their movements, but they actually werent signalling, where they should have been, our roundabout layouts arent consistent though, it leads to a lot of confusion, 'the altered layouts' are a disaster, ive seen crashes on them due to this fact.


  • Registered Users Posts: 871 ✭✭✭ Captain Red Beard
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    You're still in the wrong chief.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    You're still in the wrong chief.

    partly in the wrong, im not going into this too much, google maps below, other driver up matties hill, me down keanes road heading down matties hill, him no right signal heading towards cannon street,yes a right signal is required coming up matties hill heading towards cannon street

    https://www.google.ie/maps/@52.2509394,-7.1268729,3a,75y,336.93h,75.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWWyVoo3Wcj0dyyC_clp88Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

    again, theres an inconstancy in the layout of our roundabouts thats confusing everybody, including me


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,683 ✭✭✭ barneystinson
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    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    partly in the wrong, im not going into this too much, google maps below, other driver up matties hill, me down keanes road heading down matties hill, him no right signal heading towards cannon street,yes a right signal is required coming up matties hill heading towards cannon street

    https://www.google.ie/maps/@52.2509394,-7.1268729,3a,75y,336.93h,75.52t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWWyVoo3Wcj0dyyC_clp88Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

    again, theres an inconstancy in the layout of our roundabouts thats confusing everybody, including me

    Unless he was indicating left and appeared to be turning, then you absolutely are at fault, it's up to you to yield to traffic already on a roundabout. Unless he was indicating left and taking a line consistent with that, and then threw a last second shimmy to stay on and head for Cannon St then his presence on the roundabout trumps anything to do with indicators that you might throw up in your defence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,308 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell
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    This is true.

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    Unless he was indicating left and appeared to be turning, then you absolutely are at fault, it's up to you to yield to traffic already on a roundabout. Unless he was indicating left and taking a line consistent with that, and then threw a last second shimmy to stay on and head for Cannon St then his presence on the roundabout trumps anything to do with indicators that you might throw up in your defence.


    Again yes, I was at fault, but in a strange way, so was the other driver, and again, the inconsistency of our roundabout designs and layouts is actually causing issues for all drivers, the other driver actually gave no signalling at all, another common problem on roundabouts. Funnily enough, there was another driver ahead of me, coming from and going to the same direction as me, was in completely wrong lane, and gave no indication at all on roundabout, these issues are very common. We probably all need to get some lessons


  • Registered Users Posts: 466 ✭✭ Squidvicious
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    Unless he was indicating left and appeared to be turning, then you absolutely are at fault, it's up to you to yield to traffic already on a roundabout. Unless he was indicating left and taking a line consistent with that, and then threw a last second shimmy to stay on and head for Cannon St then his presence on the roundabout trumps anything to do with indicators that you might throw up in your defence.

    To be fair to Wanderer, if I'm understanding him correctly, the other driver was taking the third exit off the roundabout but he didn't indicate so Wanderer not unreasonably assumed(in the absence of any indicator) that he was taking the second exit(i.e. going straight). I suppose the bottom line is that we all need to be careful on roundabouts - if there's no indicator, you've got to remember that the other driver could easily have forgotten to indicate. However, it seems to me that Wanderer is being quite reasonable here and accepts that he was partly at fault too. But the other driver seems to me to have been at fault for not indicating.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    Unless he was indicating left and appeared to be turning, then you absolutely are at fault, it's up to you to yield to traffic already on a roundabout. Unless he was indicating left and taking a line consistent with that, and then threw a last second shimmy to stay on and head for Cannon St then his presence on the roundabout trumps anything to do with indicators that you might throw up in your defence.

    To be fair to Wanderer, if I'm understanding him correctly, the other driver was taking the third exit off the roundabout but he didn't indicate so Wanderer not unreasonably assumed(in the absence of any indicator) that he was taking the second exit(i.e. going straight). I suppose the bottom line is that we all need to be careful on roundabouts - if there's no indicator, you've got to remember that the other driver could easily have forgotten to indicate. However, it seems to me that Wanderer is being quite reasonable here and accepts that he was partly at fault too. But the other driver seems to me to have been at fault for not indicating.

    In that particular incident, the driver was taking the second exit, as was I, i.e. both of us, as far as in aware, should have a right signal leaving the roundabout?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 28,128 ✭✭✭✭ Mossy Monk


    A thread about someone swinging his mickey around has turned into a thread about roundabout etiquette.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    Mossy Monk wrote: »
    A thread about someone swinging his mickey around has turned into a thread about roundabout etiquette.

    Shur isn't boards Feckin great! You ve challenged me to continually change the topic of this thread now


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,911 ✭✭✭✭ Johnboy1951
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    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    In that particular incident, the driver was taking the second exit, as was I, i.e. both of us, as far as in aware, should have a right signal leaving the roundabout?

    That is a very odd and oddly marked roundabout.
    There is no sign when approaching it to indicate which lane is correct for your desired exit.

    If coming up Matties Hill and going onto Cannon St., that has always been a 'straight through', the left exit being Keane's Road and the right (now blocked off) to Roanmore Park.
    The road markings have only left and right lanes, indicating no 'straight through'.
    It is completely weird!

    EDIT: It is even more weird, looking at the google map.
    The road markings coming down from the Cannon St side have a 'straight through' arrow and a right turn lane.
    So those are in contradiction of the arrows shown on the road coming from the opposite direction.

    .... unless the mapping was done between one side being newly done and the other still with old markings .......

    Either way, the road indications going down Matties hill are logical, while those coming up are not.

    On the matter of signalling .... an indicator should always be used prior to using an exit.
    If there is no indicator other road users should presume the vehicle will continue on the roundabout.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,683 ✭✭✭ barneystinson
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    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    In that particular incident, the driver was taking the second exit, as was I, i.e. both of us, as far as in aware, should have a right signal leaving the roundabout?

    You should NEVER be indicating right exiting a roundabout. Logic and common sense should tell you that you're always turning left off a roundabout and should therefore be indicating left. And failing that, the ROTR state it explicitly. https://youtu.be/4rsdaSTOkWk


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    In that particular incident, the driver was taking the second exit, as was I, i.e. both of us, as far as in aware, should have a right signal leaving the roundabout?

    You should NEVER be indicating right exiting a roundabout. Logic and common sense should tell you that you're always turning left off a roundabout and should therefore be indicating left. And failing that, the ROTR state it explicitly. https://youtu.be/4rsdaSTOkWk

    Correct, but this actually wasn't the issue. What indication do you think a person moving up Mattie's hill, heading towards canon st should have, upon entering the roundabout? Thank you


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,683 ✭✭✭ barneystinson
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    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    Correct, but this actually wasn't the issue. What indication do you think a person moving up Mattie's hill, heading towards canon st should have, upon entering the roundabout? Thank you

    Right, based on the road markings and on the fact that their intended exit is beyond 12 o'clock...

    However, unless they've sat into the left hand lane (for Keane's rd) and indicated left, then once they're on the roundabout before you, they've the right of way and if you proceed into their path it's pretty much entirely your fault.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    Correct, but this actually wasn't the issue. What indication do you think a person moving up Mattie's hill, heading towards canon st should have, upon entering the roundabout? Thank you

    Right, based on the road markings and on the fact that their intended exit is beyond 12 o'clock...

    However, unless they've sat into the left hand lane (for Keane's rd) and indicated left, then once they're on the roundabout before you, they've the right of way and if you proceed into their path it's pretty much entirely your fault.

    They were in the correct lane, with no indication at any stage


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,473 ✭✭✭ robtri
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    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    They were in the correct lane, with no indication at any stage

    as annoying as that is...
    you would be 100% in the wrong if you pulled out and an accident occurred..

    there is no but he was wrong by not indicating argument... he had right of way ... sorry but thats the way it goes


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    robtri wrote: »
    as annoying as that is...
    you would be 100% in the wrong if you pulled out and an accident occurred..

    there is no but he was wrong by not indicating argument... he had right of way ... sorry but thats the way it goes

    oh i do agree, id be screwed, and of course i did make a mistake, but im not the only one to think, theres something a little 'weird' with that roundabout, and there is something wrong with 'altered' roundabouts, it causes confusion, ive seen crashes on them as they have slightly different rules compared to the standard roundabout. id say, legally id be 100% in the wrong, but in reality im not, as i said, the person before me even got confused, wrong lane, no signalling etc, it really is common, we all need refresher lessons, we really all should be regularly checked, id more than likely fail the test if i redone it now, and i suspect many others would to, very poor system


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,911 ✭✭✭✭ Johnboy1951
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    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    oh i do agree, id be screwed, and of course i did make a mistake, but im not the only one to think, theres something a little 'weird' with that roundabout, and there is something wrong with 'altered' roundabouts, it causes confusion, ive seen crashes on them as they have slightly different rules compared to the standard roundabout. id say, legally id be 100% in the wrong, but in reality im not, as i said, the person before me even got confused, wrong lane, no signalling etc, it really is common, we all need refresher lessons, we really all should be regularly checked, id more than likely fail the test if i redone it now, and i suspect many others would to, very poor system

    Maybe whoever designed the roundabout and road markings needs a refresher course in practicalities!
    There is no right turn from that roundabout when coming up Mattie's Hill. The road continues on the other side of the roundabout .... Mattie's Hill again.
    Having considered it weird previously, I now consider it dangerous ..... particularly for someone who is not familiar with the road.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,242 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78
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    Maybe whoever designed the roundabout and road markings needs a refresher course in practicalities! There is no right turn from that roundabout when coming up Mattie's Hill. The road continues on the other side of the roundabout .... Mattie's Hill again. Having considered it weird previously, I now consider it dangerous ..... particularly for someone who is not familiar with the road.


    It's actually what I'm thinking myself, I probably should report it, I do think it's a little dangerous myself, I'd rather not see an accident on it


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 824 ✭✭✭ debok


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    It's actually what I'm thinking myself, I probably should report it, I do think it's a little dangerous myself, I'd rather not see an accident on it

    This thread gone bit off topic lads. Supposed to be about a man with his pants down helicoptering like mad. Get back on track its a serious subject!!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,476 ✭✭✭ magick
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    its all mickeys and roundabouts


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,484 ✭✭✭✭ Jamie2k9
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    Anyone know what happened at around 7 this evening, 2 Fire, Ambulance, Garda and Cost Guard flow over the bridge. Ambulances were back quick but garda van been escorted by a fire engine either side towards the Tower.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,442 ✭✭✭ mooseknunkle


    Jamie2k9 wrote: »
    Anyone know what happened at around 7 this evening, 2 Fire, Ambulance, Garda and Cost Guard flow over the bridge. Ambulances were back quick but garda van been escorted by a fire engine either side towards the Tower.

    From the river rescue facebook
    ***Incident Call-out***
    At approximately 18:47 our pagers were activated by the Irish Coast Guard, MRCC ( Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre) with report of a causality in the water near Rice Bridge. Crew responded and were ready to launch at 19:00, Waterford City Fire Service Boat who were already on scene recovered the causality from the water and made their way back to the Plaza Marina. We assisted with the transfer and initial First Aid, as causality who was very responsive but in shock on the marina, minutes later the causality was then handed over to the care and professional service of Waterford Ambulance Service, where immediate treatment was administered before making their way to University Hospital Waterford. Also on scene at this time and ready to assist were An Garda Síochána Waterford Gardai and Rescue 117 A very good outcome and an amazing response by all services, we believe a bystander had deployed a Life-Ring to assist the causality, many thanks for your assistance.
    Please remember whenever you see anyone in difficulty on our Rivers, Lakes or Coastline, Call the Coast Guard on 999 or 112 as they have the resources available to deal with most incidents.


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