Many Sunshine Coast drivers are rudely impatient!
The Buderim War Memorial Community Association has "a few tips . . .
on how you can tell the true locals from the visitors and tourists".
Among them is that locals don't drive across Buderim at school pickup/drop off times unless they have to pick up the kids, because they know 19,000 cars traverse the Burnett Street/Main Street per day.
But what I notice about Buderim drivers, and Sunshine Coast ones generally, is that:
- Many cannot tolerate 40 and 50 zones, will tailgate to let you know, and will occasionally overtake you on the left in a slow vehicle lane up a hill or even overtake you across double white lines on a bridge
- Many will tailgate regardless and then overtake you on the left in a merging lane after coming out of a two-lane roundabout
- Many cannot tolerate the speed limit no matter what it is, and will exceed it by about 10% above the slower speed limits and about 5% above the higher ones
- Some will even honk you for pausing for two seconds at a roundabout because the widespread ignorance of how to use indicators means you can't trust roundabout users until you can actually see where they start to exit
On another couple of points:
For some reason on certain roads, people can't be bothered staying in their lane and don't even care if they cross the centre line while facing oncoming traffic.
And I see someone use a roundabout wrongly on nearly every one of my 15-minute trips to and from work.