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It wasn't going to be muppets, but something a bit stronger, Anyway.... Twice today i've had ignorant truckers flying up the outside lane on an approach to an island to almost take the nose of of my cab as we've hit the island, (i'm a trucker too) Ok the first one I managed to politely (HA) suggest that he learn how to drive again, the second I just gave a polite clap to as I passed him on the next streach of duel carrageway....... anyway rant over.... just annoys me how selfish &/or ignorant some people are..... :mad:

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yeah know how you feel,I had an incedent not long ago while taking my son (17) on a driving lesson. We had been behind this car for about 10miles,doing on average about 30 -40 mph (60limit) so once we got to a straight bit of the road, noone coming other way and safe to pass I told him to overtake,guess what as soon as he started to overtake they sped up. Now they could clearly see the L plates and to cap it all it was an elderly couple in the car,and they speak about young drivers.

It really knocked his confidence that day, I was sooo annoyed glad to say that this hasn't put him off.

 

Okay rant over.

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Ok, talking old gits, as well as passangers, driving down an A-road with old git infront doing about 40mph, everytime I went to overtake i'd get "just be bloody patient" in my ear right at the wrong moment from the wife..... needless to say, it took about 15 miles to overtake old git!!! who needless to say, managed to stay with us for the next 15 miles (doing about 60!!!!!!!!!!)

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Oh yea, their equally adept with the brake too... driving down the A14, old git decided to pull in infront so close I couldn't see numberplate, i'm just glad I dropped back as he was pulling in as he then hit the brakes as soon as he was in lane (dropped from 50ish to 30mph) even with my foot already on brake I lost sight of his back window (and almost kissed my windscreen) i'm just glad we have newish trucks with decent brakes and was carrying an empty container (no weight) I didn't know weither to laugh or cry as my heart was going 20 to the dozen but so was his wifes mouth after i'd hit the horn, he got a right earful.

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the funniest one I ever saw was the inlaws, we were following them on the A30 in Cornwall, (duel carrageway) road was busy & we were coming up behind a tractor with 4 bloody great spikes sticking out the back, dad (driver) was looking over shoulder looking for a gap & finally managed to pull out so close to these spikes they literally passed over the bonnit!!!! mum went ridgid then proceeded to rip dad to shreds, watching mum from behind was so funny we both fell out the car laughing 20 mins later.......

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I have had a really frightening experience with an ignorant truck driver just passed Royston, Truck driver tailgating, Speed cameras all over place, I looked around asking him to pull back ( we are not inexperienced drivers and would have sped up if it were not for the speed cameras) Baby and eldest in back and I am cacking it, He was so close that I couldnt see his number plate but I could see his company name, so I got on the phone to his company and warned them that if they didnt tell him NOW to back off and stop being a twonk, I would be ringing the police.

 

20 seconds later , he answers phone, and pulls back!!:D

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Hi Lula,

 

Had a few experience's like that while taking him on his driving lessons,he does also go with a qualified driving instuctor, although he tends to panic when someone is right up his rear end!!!

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Don't get too close to my rear end................cos..............i'll stop.

 

No matter what I'm driving and no matter who's stupid enough to tailgate me. The above will happen.

 

And the answer to the next question is yes I have, and yes they were both bigger than me, one I ran over and the other got wrapped around a tree.

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I have had a really frightening experience with an ignorant truck driver just passed Royston, Truck driver tailgating, Speed cameras all over place, I looked around asking him to pull back ( we are not inexperienced drivers and would have sped up if it were not for the speed cameras) Baby and eldest in back and I am cacking it, He was so close that I couldnt see his number plate but I could see his company name, so I got on the phone to his company and warned them that if they didnt tell him NOW to back off and stop being a twonk, I would be ringing the police.

 

20 seconds later , he answers phone, and pulls back!!:D

 

I do hope you were using a hands free kit

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Is there not a much stronger law re using the phone while driving, or did I misread something. I have lost count of the number of people I have seen driving and using the phone at same time, from boy racers to salesmen, from truckers to whitevan man, from women to;.... infact they're all at it. Last week I was overtaken by a car whose driver was using the phone, next minute he cuts across me, and yes, I did follow him, up the slip road, round the roundabout, still using the phone, along the road, and around the next roundababout until I pulled up alongside of him and asked him what the ***** hell he thought he was playing at. And this morning, taking a drive in the country with some very nasty bends, I was followed by a woman driving with one hand while holding and talking into a phone. The journey lasted for 15 minutes, I turned right, she turned left still using the phone :mad:

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We got trapped in Central London's one-way system for a looooong time on Saturday evening, and the 'vehicles' that shocked me the most were those bloody bicycle rickshaws! They were pulling out and weaving all over the place, changing lanes with no indication, barrelling down the road, cutting up buses (!); the rickshaws themselves are really fragile looking, like an old-fashioned pole tent converted into a garden bench, and the guys 'driving' had no clue. We almost ran one down ourselves, and much frustrated steering-wheel hitting did ensue...I understand now why the cabbies have been making such a fuss about them.

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Hi all, couldn't believe my eyes this morning, the prat across the road (kid, boy racer) only drove off with his arm in a sling, under his top, me thinks it's time to have a chat with him and his mum who I cant believe let him drive off to work like that when she could have easily taken him herself.....Some things just have to be seen to be believed!!!!!

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OMG what was he thinking !!!!! or not as the case may be.

Wonder what the mother will have to say keep us updated please, I would love to hear the excuse for that.:eek:

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  • 7 months later...

Two things good buddies, there is no excuse for having a phone in your hand while driving as the technology is here to allow conversations without taking hands off wheel. Don't get me started on tailgateing by HGV's. If your tailgated by an hgv at above 56mph(except going downhill) report them to police as this means the speed limiter has been tampered with and carries severe penalties. If your tailgated at under 56mph then use some common sense and courtesy and keep out of their way. If you want your shops filled with goods, especially fresh food, don't hinder these guys from doing their job. It's bad enough being restricted to 56mph (40 on single carriageway) without some dithering muppet making things worse. What we need is a great upsurge in PROGRESSIVE driving and an equal downsurge in Aggressive driving.

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