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Irritation vs Understanding...?
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkEG wrote:
In Lincolnshire we also have rolling roads (its not all flat Smile ) and are pestered by inexperienced, nervous, ignorant etc drivers - probably over from Wales on their vacations Wink ).


Yep, we often drove them to Humberside from Leicestershire quite regularly, but never whilst on holiday from Wales Laughing And you can feel quite assured, we wouldn't be holding traffic up Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I honestly believe there should be a regular, compulsory retest of all drivers and it should include evaluations of when it would/wouldn't be safe to overtake plus courtesy to other road users.

I was driving on a spacesaver spare one day a few years back so limited to a low speed so I took care to pull over every so often and let the queue past, probably added two minutes to my journey in total but let a lot of other motorists get on their way.

Why don't people just *think* about their driving? It's both an art and a skill, it takes practise, thought and continual learning. If you can't do that, you shouldn't be on the road.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreeing with you again, John Shocked A touch of courtesy and thought for others does go a very long way.

Also agree on a routine re-test; though I doubt it would happen in my lifetime, sadly. I think at the very least a retest at, say, 70 y/o should be mandatory, and I would certainly welcome it when I reached that grand old age to ensure mine and others' safety.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Irritation vs Understanding...? Reply with quote

Chas wrote:
ade and liz flint wrote:
What do you all think, how do we distinguish between the true idiots and the inexperienced?

... wearing some kind of headgear and driving Micras...
I'd also like to submit the People carrier for vehicles to be instantly wary of, and the Vauxhall Agila to be so feared that a detour or articulated vehicle length stop gap be exercised.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also, would like to propose anyone with a pseudo-drainpipe as an exhaust - plenty of noise, but no grunt for overtaking (the headgear usually comes into play with this one..)

Perfect for impressing the 'fast & furious' youngsters on Weston-super-mare beach, but not for actual driving Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Irritation vs Understanding...? Reply with quote

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I'd also like to submit the People carrier for vehicles to be instantly wary of


Normally too many hormones at play behind the wheel there. (awaiting riposte from Charles!!) Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 10:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Irritation vs Understanding...? Reply with quote

ade and liz flint wrote:
joylove wrote:
I'd also like to submit the People carrier for vehicles to be instantly wary of


Normally too many hormones at play behind the wheel there. (awaiting riposte from Charles!!) Laughing

Agreed - unless they carry a plethroa of ALPINA Register stickers in the windows ...

... then you can be certain that it'll be driven by a complete maniac who is trying to wring ALPINA performance from less than 200bhp and a full load of people, dogs and luggage Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: Irritation vs Understanding...? Reply with quote

Charles wrote:
Agreed - unless they carry a plethroa of ALPINA Register stickers in the windows ...


Always a good thing to see Cool

Charles wrote:
]... then you can be certain that it'll be driven by a complete maniac who is trying to wring ALPINA performance from less than 200bhp and a full load of people, dogs and luggage Twisted Evil


Whilst singing 'Didn't we have a loverly time the day we went to Bangooooor....' Laughing
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