Best of YouTube: Dodgy Dunedin driving

It's not quite Russia, but Dunedin isn't without its dodgem car moments out there on the roads.

And following the Russian trend, dashboard cameras are now in use to document those hairy moments when someone cuts straight in front of you at the Queens Gardens lights (see above).

Dave Langley, who posted the video above, has had more than one near miss since installing the camera recently and has also documented a confused red light runner and a perhaps not so confused red light runner.

On the same topic, but taking a completely different tack Sam has the camera turned the other way and films himself driving around Dunedin as he talks, and talks . . . and talks.

Where would YouTube be without the Harlem Shake? Here's an Otago version 

Speaking of dancing born & bred Dunnas boy 'Trev' returns home for a night out.  

What do you do when you move into Dunedin's worst flat? You give it an entertaining makeover, that's what.

If you've ever watched kite-surfing and wondered exactly what it feels like to be out there skimming over the ocean at speed, wonder no longer. Craig Knights (above) with an up close and personal view of the scary St Kilda waves.

This guy can ride, and so can these guys and, as it happens, so can these guys.

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Worst flat makeover

So....from the video it looks like a rubbish chute was made to dump rubbish in the town belt??? If so, the correct authorities should be alerted! 

Not the only lights

We have all done this before, not the only set of lights that this gets, have also watched a number of people run the lights by the Gardens on the one way system heading South, watching the lights ahead of them which turn green before their set, most drivers have been caught by this.

Was really the reason I didn't give the guy a hard time in the video as it was a genuine mistake and not a deliberate running of the lights.

Umm, that was unexpected

Didn't really expect this kind of coverage, really figured only me and my mates would ever watch these videos, oh well

Traffic light running problem

The example of a red light runner going up Stuart Street near Moana Pool is not at all uncommon and it's caused, I feel, by dodgy light placement and sequencing.  Just stand in a safe place near the intersection of Stuart Street and London Street and watch cars travelling up Stuart Street - particularly at rush hour at the end of the day.  Drivers see a green light in their vision which is at the corner of Stuart Street and Littlebourne Road while the lights above their line of sight at London Street are red.  I've seen it dozens of times with sometimes near misses and sometime hits.

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