Why do some people continue to do it??

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 09:04
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Yet another person missing at Araluen Crk overnight as they attempted to drive a 4wd thru a swollen creek.!!

unbelievable......

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Reply By: Brian Purdue - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 09:27

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 09:27
................. and people sneer and jeer and disbelieve me when I tell them I never carry a shovel and always walked ahead if in doubt that I could traverse any obstacle.
There are advantages in being bone lazy.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (WA) - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 11:01

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 11:01
Geez...........you must go through some shoes? LOL
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 12:28

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 12:28
hi brian purdue
walking ahead might be the way to go on most crossings but in the case of the araluen crk if you had tried to walk ahead on that
they would be looking for you as well
so your opinion of waliking ahead just wouldnt mean anything but a more sensible accessment of the speed of the flow should have been done before they tried to drive through
but its easy in hindsight to come up with all the correct prcedures when its too late.

it will always be that there will be the invinsible 4wders that overstep the safety margins like in this case swollen fast flowing water will always pose a big problem to those who think there 4wd is an army tank

its a senseless waste of life and i feel for his family and loved ones
the article does'nt say who the driver was
43 poeple so far have also been resqued during the eastern states flooding over the past months from vehicles that have tried to cross swollenfast flowing water so humans it seems are very gullible to fast flood waterand this probably wont be be the last of someone doing like wise
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Follow Up By: Brian Purdue - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 13:54

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 13:54
No hairy, I can see as well as walk. If the mud looks bad - No. If the flow of water is too fast (look what is floating) - No. If the branches of the trees are hanging down too far - No.

Many many years ago I read an article. It was more or less in jest. "You cannot get there from here" There is ALWAYS an alternative. If not, sit where you are until things change. You got there. You can get back. May be some time but at least you are still alive and not causing any grief.
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Reply By: Hairy (WA) - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 11:09

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 11:09
Gday,
I'm not sure of the circumstances, so I would be hesitant to criticize until I knew why?
There could be a logical reason why they did it..........maybe they didn't see it? Had an emergency and needed to give it a go? Just made a bad call, we've all done it sometime in our lives?

Cheers
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Reply By: Dust-Devil - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 14:48

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 14:48
Darwin's theory of natural selection at work.
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 17:12

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 17:12
Perhaps you could contact his family and explain that theory to them DD. I'm sure it would be of great comfort to them.
Dave.
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Follow Up By: Dust-Devil - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 19:25

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 19:25
The end result is explanation enough and they now most probably agree.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 00:24

Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 00:24
What a pathetic comment. Unworthy of this site but for some odd reason tolerated.
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Follow Up By: Dust-Devil - Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 02:16

Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 02:16
Your reasoning is excellent, it is your basic assumptions that are wrong
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 13:10

Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 13:10
Injudicious things or poorly chosen words are often spoken in haste. No leeway should be granted for vile posts such as yours on a public forum such as this.
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Follow Up By: Dust-Devil - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 08:18

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 08:18
You live and learn, or you don't live long dude and in your case your moral indignation is just jealousy with a halo.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 10:29

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 10:29
Jealous of what exactly "dude"? Jealous of the fact that you have no understanding the difference between "moral indignation" and common decency and empathy? Or jealous perhaps of the fact that you got your understanding of Darwin's theory of natural selection off the back of a cornflake packet?

I've read some rubbish on here but yours is up with the best. The only reason it hasn't been howled down by many others is that they don't want the forum to decend to your level. At least I sincerely hope that's the case.
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Follow Up By: Dust-Devil - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 13:41

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 13:41
Stop 'sooking' and get on with your day
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 22:17

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 22:17
Pop down to your local library and borrow 'For Shame' by James B. Twitchell. You might learn something.
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Reply By: Life Member - Phil B (WA) - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 17:12

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 17:12
People don't know what they don't know - if you get my drift

They see DVDs of Roothy doing this and that or some 'amazing/crazy' driving on You Tube and just drive in without realising that there are skills, preparation etc to do or not do crossings.

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Reply By: Member - Old Girl - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 17:31

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 17:31
I dont get it. So many take the risk for what ever reason its just not worth it. The warnings of flash flooding isnt enough. So sad for the family, friends and rescue crews.
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Reply By: Crackles - Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 21:40

Sunday, Mar 04, 2012 at 21:40
Not unbelievable at all. Plenty of reasons why people need to cross floodwater & many thousands do successfully. Have done several crossings in the last few days myself.
While it should be avoided with local knowlege & additional precautions it can be done relatively safely.
Cheers Craig...........
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Reply By: landed eagle - Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 07:09

Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 07:09
Many of these crossings are over causeways and bridges that are under water. The waterlevel is such that you cant see if the road/bridge even exists anymore. The police posted a pic online two days ago showing this in graphic detail, where a bridge no longer was there. Big trouble if you attempted a crossing and couldn't see through the muddy water.The section they posted was on the Kamilaroi Highway.
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Reply By: rumpig - Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 13:28

Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 13:28
another attempted water crossing seems to have had a tragic outcome up North of Gympie on Arborten Road at Glenwood this morning. some places have had a massive amount of rain around there in the last 24hrs, on top of already saturated ground from recent rains it's a recipe for fast flowing waterways, not something i'd be considering crossing myself.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 17:35

Monday, Mar 05, 2012 at 17:35
Yep people not doing the right thing and putting rescuers lives in danger. Several trapped and vehicles washed away in QLD.
IF IT'S FLOODED, FORGET IT.
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Reply By: Capt. Wrongway - Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 14:26

Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 at 14:26
This is because some people think that their 4wd's are boats!
Capt.
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