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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by D11VE:J, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. D11VE:J

    D11VE:J Formula 3

    Nov 9, 2004
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    Do you get annoyed when you drive on the motorway and some idiot is in the 3rd lane pottering along at 65mph when the two lanes inside him are completly empty and you are forced to cross over 3 lanes to pass him.

    What should we do about it? form an action group or what?

    Ideas on how to counter motorway poodlers please.

    Post photos if you have them to warn others.

    D11VE:J
     
  2. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

    Nov 13, 2004
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    You are the worst bugger for it!
     
  3. Badapple

    Badapple Formula Junior

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  4. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    jerry jerry jerry :D
     
  5. LittleBro

    LittleBro Formula 3

    Jul 7, 2004
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    oh, dont get me started on this!

    Without a doubt, this is my BIGGEST pet hate.

    *breathe in....1...2...3... and oooout....*
     
  6. v15ben

    v15ben Formula 3

    Aug 12, 2004
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    What he said above!!!

    I have done a lot of motorway miles recently and the standard of driving is utter tripe, so many MLMs, people hogging the outside lane, speeding up when you try and pass them, foglights in the sunshine, tailgating, lack of indication.......




    .......... and breathe
     
  7. Rod

    Rod Formula Junior

    Jan 18, 2004
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    IMO..

    People should be made to resit their driving test every 2/3 years... With failure resulting in a 1 month ban.... This in itself would make people read the high way code and actively try to improve their driving style.

    This way the goverment could ditch all the speed cameras allowing us to put our foots down again. They would recoup any lost revenues by charging £30 for the driving tests (plus lessons if people fail)!!! With approx 20 million drivers this would equate to billions every two years...

    It has to be the way forward..

    Thoughts?
     
  8. jeffQV

    jeffQV F1 Rookie

    Feb 13, 2004
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    as far as I understand it in the States you can drive in any lane and go faster. So, if some plonker is in the middle or third lane then simply undertake. I know its illegal here and people have said its dangerous but surely if mirrors are used properly then OK. I wonder if the States have more or less accidents on freeways caused by undertaking?
    BTW I find it bl**dy infuriating too!
     
  9. SJN2004

    SJN2004 Karting

    Jul 7, 2004
    62
    Just undertake them that really pi**es them off!

    To be honest, I think a lot of it is down to status anxiety and wanting to live "life in the fast lane". About a week back I caught this guy up hogging the fast lane in a 330D. I followed for a while, the middle lane was empty so I started to undertake, he looked in his mirror and jumped into the middle lane. The slow lane then came free, I entered that and he moved across again, then I jumped back to the middle, he tried to follow but by then I was accelerating hard and got through in the fast lane. ha ha what a d++kh__D.
     
  10. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    I drove across the USA on the 2003 Gumball.
    IMHO The yanks drive far worse the us on the highway. The worst thing is the big trucks (HGV Type) over there can do 80 MPH in the outside lane.
     
  11. spidermanUK

    spidermanUK Formula 3

    Feb 26, 2005
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    The original reason why "under-taking" was illegal was that few cars had n/s mirrors,hence blindspots, but as they have been compulsory since 1984, isn't the law long overdue for an overhaul? Anyway, who forgot to tell all the motorists on the M25 about this law?
     
  12. Albert V8

    Albert V8 Formula Junior

    Jun 3, 2004
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    I had the same situation this evening.

    A1M heading North past the M25 and some donkey in a big 4x4 hugging the fast lane with at least 3-400m of clear road in front.

    Swung into the slow lane a couple of times to give him a hint that i wanted to overtake and then decided bollocks.

    Undertoke and just when i started to pass him he puts his indicator on and attempts to pull into me.

    Now i know i'm wrong but WHAT AN ARSEHOLE!

    I think the European style of driving of leaving your indicator on and flashing them works well. Whats wrong with that? Or is it too aggressive for some people.

    Oh man, i so deleted half the crap i REALLY wanted to post.

    For those i offend.

    Get in the slow lane, its my license and my money.

    NOTE: Great post D11VE:J
     
  13. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    IT WAS HIM!!!

    Dave J drove up tp the midlands this evening in his X5!!!!
     
  14. Babylon

    Babylon Karting

    Jan 2, 2004
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    Re all of the above, don't do it in Gwent when I'm working because it grinds the sh#t out of me too!! Before too long the Govt are bringing out a fixed penalty notice for "minor" due cares. £60 fine and 2 points. Roll on I say. I know people go on about the way they have been spoken to by police on occasions but honestly, if you were in a position to b#ll#ck people for rubbish driving, wouldn't you give them what for? Sometimes I get back in the patrol car thinking perhaps I shouldn't have told them off quite so graphically but sod it, they are supposed to be able to drive to a standard and frankly, they can't. So when you drive badly in front me, expect both barrels or a ticket. It's one or t'other with me :eek:)

    Babylon
     
  15. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    I just pass them on the inside give them the fingers can i get done for that if there is nothing else on the road
     
  16. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

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    Yep upto a ban
     
  17. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    hope you start stopping people doing 30mph on a motorway and 30 mph in 60 zones ...then ordinary motorists wouldnt undertake
     
  18. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    but no...not getting at you....but the police are trying to slow us down more...even though the bloody highway code is so out of date re breaking distances etc that it should be valued on the antiques roadshow.....and dont deny it....i have been out with many traffic cops with the IAM who have said its out of date..........sorry if its harsh but we'll be back in horse and cart before long ....even then we'll get done if the treads low on their hooves
     
  19. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    i thought a 360f1 was a horse and cart
     
  20. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    thats why you still drive that scrapper of yours mate
     
  21. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    thats slander you calling me MATE
     
  22. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    sue me MATE :D lol
     
  23. Welshman

    Welshman Karting

    Jan 27, 2004
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    Since you're based in Gwent perhaps you can enlighten me as to what is the justification for the proliferation of scamera vans on the A449 between Newport and Monmouth. Is this meant to be a dangerous stretch of road or am I being merely cynical in seeing this as an easy tax raising job?
     
  24. closeshave

    closeshave Formula 3

    Nov 13, 2004
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    You tell him mate, I hate coppers.
     
  25. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    thats not nice they have a job to do like me and you
     

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