I’ve written before about people trying to drive down Melbourne’s supposedly car-free Swanston Street, but the traffic jam I found yesterday in the Bourke Street Mall really makes me wonder how stupid some drivers are.
The first sign of trouble was these tourists in a Wicked Campervan.
After turning left from Swanston Street, they made it down to other end of the mall, where they met a stationary tram at the Elizabeth Street stop.
With tram works underway at the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth Streets, a traffic controller on duty told the driver they needed to head back the way they came.
While reversing back out of the tram stop, the campervan encountered a confused truck driver, who had already made it half way down the mall.
And behind the truck was a third car – presumably they blindly followed the truck, their mind on auto pilot.
Once the truck driver realised he can’t continue, he executes a three point turn outside Myer.
Leaving the campervan driver to wait for the truck to head in the right direction.
After seeing the traffic jam, the car driver finally realises they can’t continue this way.
They execute a u-turn so they are facing the correct direction.
And the three vehicles then head back out of the Bourke Street Mall
On Monday afternoon Daniel Bowen also encountered some equally oblivious drivers in the Bourke Street Mall. Has an extra dose of stupid been given to Melbourne’s drivers this week?