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The Need for Speed: Call For SpeedCams to Catch Slow Drivers
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Wannabyourhero
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too wonder how many of those 2000 drivers regard a 'slow' driver as anyone who keeps to the speed limits.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

culzean wrote:
and I have to say that most people driving as though they are the only car on the road are wearing a hat, normally a flat cap or trilby.

Not so. The hat is usually a baseball cap, often worn backwards. The car is invariably black and almost as invariably a VW.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its the middle lane motorway hoggers that get up my nose, just had a vectra in the middle lane of the m62 doing 65, with nothing in the inside lane for miles, i tend to drift past them at 70 in the inside lane giving them dirty looks, however im afraid that by doing so i may risk being pulled by the plod for undertaking.

That said i dont see a problem with people who want to go slower than the speed limit, after all its a limit not a target.

I see a lot of tractors in the countryside doing 20mph or so as they cant go any faster and i have to somtimes sit behind them for a few miles...i take the time to admire the view, something you dont get to do when travelling faster.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"A vehicle driving slower than the rest of the traffic" - in other words, as fast as they think they can get away with, which bears no relation at all to the posted speed limit. I've been overtaken numerous times in a 30mph limit, because I was only doing 30mph.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

newtomoneowner wrote:
i tend to drift past them at 70 in the inside lane giving them dirty looks, however im afraid that by doing so i may risk being pulled by the plod for undertaking.


With you all the way Newt. Rule 264 states that you should always drive in the left hand lane when the road ahead is clear. With that in mind, if plod pulled me I'd suggest to them that they target the driver who is clearly driving without consideration for other road users.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sitting in the middle lane and driving slowly on the motorway cameras would be a good idea ;)

They cause frustration for other drivers & require you make unnecessary manoeuvres to get around them!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Middle lane hoggers is my main bug bear. Worst/silliest incident actually happened on Tuesday on the A127 where a van in front of me got past a tractor by using a (inside) sliproad.....
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim Buxton wrote:
newtomoneowner wrote:
i tend to drift past them at 70 in the inside lane giving them dirty looks, however im afraid that by doing so i may risk being pulled by the plod for undertaking.


With you all the way Newt. Rule 264 states that you should always drive in the left hand lane when the road ahead is clear. With that in mind, if plod pulled me I'd suggest to them that they target the driver who is clearly driving without consideration for other road users.

As we are quoting rules willy nilly, what about these two then? (The emboldening is mine)
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Overtaking

267

Do not overtake unless you are sure it is safe and legal to do so. Overtake only on the right. ....... {SNIP}
268

Do not overtake on the left or move to a lane on your left to overtake. In congested conditions, where adjacent lanes of traffic are moving at similar speeds, traffic in left-hand lanes may sometimes be moving faster than traffic to the right. In these conditions you may keep up with the traffic in your lane even if this means passing traffic in the lane to your right. Do not weave in and out of lanes to overtake.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:

As we are quoting rules willy nilly, what about these two then? (The emboldening is mine)
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Overtaking

267

Do not overtake unless you are sure it is safe and legal to do so. Overtake only on the right. ....... {SNIP}
268

Do not overtake on the left or move to a lane on your left to overtake. In congested conditions, where adjacent lanes of traffic are moving at similar speeds, traffic in left-hand lanes may sometimes be moving faster than traffic to the right. In these conditions you may keep up with the traffic in your lane even if this means passing traffic in the lane to your right. Do not weave in and out of lanes to overtake.


Because 264 comes first of course, so it must be more important. Laughing

But seriously, I'm already half-complying with 268. I don't move into the left lane to overtake, I'm already there. Hence I'm keeping up with the traffic in my lane, which happens to be me.

And 267 is countered by both 264 and 268, thereby making it the least important to comply with.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one is denying that there are Highway Code rules against it.
I'm just arguing that it is wrong to say that it is inherently dangerous, if other countries allow it without carnage happening on their roads.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other European countries are far more relaxed about overtaking on the left Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeLorean wrote:
Other European countries are far more relaxed about overtaking on the left Wink
Especially as they drive on the right. Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldboy wrote:
DeLorean wrote:
Other European countries are far more relaxed about overtaking on the left Wink
Especially as they drive on the right. Shocked Laughing
I think you missed Delorean's wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Oldboy wrote:
DeLorean wrote:
Other European countries are far more relaxed about overtaking on the left Wink
Especially as they drive on the right. Shocked Laughing
I think you missed Delorean's wink Very Happy
Not missed, just overlooked the implication. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

culzean wrote:
Has anyone here ever followed a driver doing 40 on a 60 limit road and when it drops to a 30 limit - guess what? very often they continue to drive at 40 in the 30 limit!


too often - often have people behind me who seem to want to do 10+ limit, but when limit rises to 60/70 they seem to do limit -10 Confused
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