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EACH day, reporters from across the APN group upload a variety of videos that showcase life from across regional Queensland and New South Wales.

According to our records, our readers love videos of terrible driving.

A frustrated driving instructor from Rockhampton has made an annotated video of bad driving from only half-an-hour's worth of dash cam footage.

30 minutes of bad driving in Rockhampton: Driving instructor Leyland Barnett captured this annotated-compilation of bad driving in just half an hour on Rocky's roads.
30 minutes of bad driving in Rockhampton: Driving instructor Leyland Barnett captured this annotated-compilation of bad driving in just half an hour on Rocky's roads.

As this video from Gympie last year shows, a lot of people don't know how to properly indicate on a roundabout.

Do Gympie drivers know how to indicate off roundabouts?: Gympie Times set up a camera at the Fiveways Roundabout and observed cars taking the Mellor St exit on Tuesday, September 2 at 3.02pm. Watch the video to see how many people correctly indicated when leaving the roundabout and how many did not.
Do Gympie drivers know how to indicate off roundabouts?: Gympie Times set up a camera at the Fiveways Roundabout and observed cars taking the Mellor St exit on Tuesday, September 2 at 3.02pm. Watch the video to see how many people correctly indicated when leaving the roundabout and how many did not.

A four-wheel drive driver's dash cam captured a very close call with an impatient overtaker near Kingaroy. Just after narrowly avoiding a head-on collision his wife asks him, "why didn't you ****ing bloody do something instead of keeping going?"

Dash cam footage captures dangerous overtaking manoeuvre : A Subaru wagon, overtaking a row of traffic as it travelled west on the D’Aguilar Hwy between Nanango and Kingaroy, squeezed back into the west-bound lane metres in front of an oncoming four-wheel drive. Police said both vehicles were travelling at speed and the risky manoeuvre could have ended in tragedy.
Dash cam footage captures dangerous overtaking manoeuvre : A Subaru wagon, overtaking a row of traffic as it travelled west on the D’Aguilar Hwy between Nanango and Kingaroy, squeezed back into the west-bound lane metres in front of an oncoming four-wheel drive. Police said both vehicles were travelling at speed and the risky manoeuvre could have ended in tragedy.

And from the bad, we move onto the really good - but possibly dangerous - driving in the outback. The next video shows a Porsche hitting 350km on some Northern Territory roads where drivers are instructed to drive to conditions.

 

Porsche 918 Spyder does 350kmh in Australian Outback: Watch as a Porsche 918 Spyder does 350kmh in Australian Outback, with a professional driver at the wheel
Porsche 918 Spyder does 350kmh in Australian Outback: Watch as a Porsche 918 Spyder does 350kmh in Australian Outback, with a professional driver at the wheel

Traffic, however, came to a standstill in Thailand when a mob of ducks moved swiftly through the streets.

On the subject of mobs, this group of knitting nannas - united in their opposition to CSG mining - is not going anywhere despite the request to move on by police.

"It's the cornerstone of our democracy that if the laws aren't just, that we're allowed to protest," one knitting nanna told Lismore's Northern Star.

Knitting Nannas not going to move on: Clare Twomey from the Knitting Nannas Against Gas talks about the request to move on by police.
Knitting Nannas not going to move on: Clare Twomey from the Knitting Nannas Against Gas talks about the request to move on by police.

On a reader poll, almost 90% of responses said if 'we aren't vigilant it will be in place before we know it'.

The following video shows scenes from a protest in September last year on the Sunshine Coast that is getting some more attention.

Mosque protest at Maroochydore: Scenes from the mosque protest at Maroochydore on Saturday.
Mosque protest at Maroochydore: Scenes from the mosque protest at Maroochydore on Saturday.

A mosque in Toowoomba has had its second suspicious fire this year.

Of course it was a shock," Prof Khan said, "what happened in January and now this."

Toowoomba mosque fire: Police outside the Toowoomba mosque investigating a suspicious fire.
Toowoomba mosque fire: Police outside the Toowoomba mosque investigating a suspicious fire.

Meanwhile, video of a Sydney woman coming to the defense of a Muslim couple on a train is also gaining traction online.

"Have some respect. If you've got nothing nice to say, don't say anything," Stacey Eden tells the passenger.

And the comments were largely supportive of Stacey, with one commenter writing: "The true Australian spirit is to look out for each other and to staunchly defend the rights of those who can't stand up for themselves."

Sydney woman defends Muslim couple from racist on train: Sydney woman Stacey Eden has won international praise after coming to the defence of a Muslim couple who became the target of a racist rant on public transport.
Sydney woman defends Muslim couple from racist on train: Sydney woman Stacey Eden has won international praise after coming to the defence of a Muslim couple who became the target of a racist rant on public transport.

And in NSW, the parents of missing child William Tyrrell have spoken out for the first time in an emotional plea for information into their son's disappearance.

William Tyrrell's parents speak out: The parents of William Tyrrell have spoken out for the first time in an emotional plea for information into their son’s disappearance. Police have stressed they are not persons of interest in the case. Video: NSW Police
William Tyrrell's parents speak out: The parents of William Tyrrell have spoken out for the first time in an emotional plea for information into their son’s disappearance. Police have stressed they are not persons of interest in the case. Video: NSW Police