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Saw another thread on here for the lack of indicators nowadays. It's so true. Just today some bint was on the roundabout not indicating - went round it at least twice - obviously didn't have a clue wh… Read More
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banned2w, 2d agoPosted 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Saw another thread on here for the lack of indicators nowadays. It's so true. Just today some bint was on the roundabout not indicating - went round it at least twice - obviously didn't have a clue where she was going but was too much effort to signal right.

People don't seem to understand how to signal on a roundabout. If you are turning right you indicate right. Not drive onto the roundabout, go round it so no one knows what you are playing at and then redundantly signal left once you have turned off!!!

My pet peeves

Letting someone out or across you - no acknowlegement whatsoever - even worse when 2 of the ***ts are in their and they act all entitled or have got in front of you !!!!!!!!!!!!

Someone does you a favour on the road that benefits you then you raise your hand and make sure they see it

**** that take the outside lane to merge and overtake what, 3 cars when they know it's a bottleneck. Don't indicate or acknowledge you.

Similarly people who speed up when it is a merge in turn and the road is going to be clear - only to slow right down once they have held you up and prevented you from overtaking them!

Middle lane hoggers, tailgaters especially when you are doing 95 in the outside lane on busy roads.

People that boot it to 70MPH - in built up 30 MPH areas - that have traffic lights every 500 metres - doh!

Maggots that have ridiculously loud and pointless exhausts - generally in cars or bikes that are fit for the scrap heap!

Example - my sodding neighbour - must be 30+ lives with his parents. Drives an old Audi TT with a rollcage and ridiculous graphics. Can't help but hear his exhaust at whatever time he turns up and needs to rev it.

It's a 15+ old Audi TT, a hairdressers car - WTF are you doing?!! Grow up!!

Motorcyclists / scooters - that make a big show of getting in front of you - then holding you up....

People using fog lights - all the time

Scumbags driving quite clearly un roadworthy cars, dodgy headlights, no brake lights etc

Also people on their mobiles - could catch 200 a day lol!

Just a few of mine - what are yours?

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banned2w, 2d agoPosted 2 weeks, 2 days ago
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My pet peeves. People who start threads asking other people's opinions then don't have the manners to return to the thread to read them. Or even worse if they do return to read them but then make no further comments.

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banned#1
MSK.
People who cut corners.

People who cut corners and end up on the wrong side of the road.

People who cut corners, end up on the wrong side of the road and don't indicate through the entire procedure.

People who don't check their blind spot when existing a roundabout, it makes me drop a brick when in a passenger in your car.

People who don't indicate on roundabouts at all.

People who indicate one way and go the other.

People who let me across the road. Just don't. I don't trust you and I don't want to go in front of you. I'll go when I think it's safe. P.S you haven't seen the vehicle coming in the other direction that your trying to make me cross in front of, because you're you busy looking at me.

I'll probably be back with more.

Bring it on! Found those very funny. Do you write for Jimmy Carr?
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Hughsars
MSK.
People who cut corners.
People who cut corners and end up on the wrong side of the road.
People who cut corners, end up on the wrong side of the road and don't indicate through the entire procedure.
People who don't check their blind spot when existing a roundabout, it makes me drop a brick when in a passenger in your car.
People who don't indicate on roundabouts at all.
People who indicate one way and go the other.
People who let me across the road. Just don't. I don't trust you and I don't want to go in front of you. I'll go when I think it's safe. P.S you haven't seen the vehicle coming in the other direction that your trying to make me cross in front of, because you're you busy looking at me.
I'll probably be back with more.
Bring it on! Found those very funny. Do you write for Jimmy Carr?

Who?
1 Like #3
Clean-up in the thread already.

I won't be back.
#4
Other road users in general, bah humbug.
#5
The ultimate offence is people who go around a roundabout without indicating only to indicate when they turn off. They clearly know they are supposed to indicate but can't remember where because they are idiots.

Worse still is how often i see this meaning that if you are reading this there is a high chance you do this. STOP IT!!!
14 Likes #6
My pet peeves. People who start threads asking other people's opinions then don't have the manners to return to the thread to read them. Or even worse if they do return to read them but then make no further comments.
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As a motorcyclist I have to say OP my pet peeve is when I legally filter past cars and then they get jealous and ride my ass despite me doing the speed limit. cheeky
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that clown who nipped into my parking space as i was about to reverse in, sorry for letting your tyre down but you thoughrally deserved it. ;P
#9
People who overtake me because I'm doing 40 on the bypass - guess why I'm doing 40? Because it's a sodding 40 road!!! :( and people who go over a red light and straight into my car and deny responsibility!!!


Edited By: caroline777upnorth on Jul 05, 2017 23:09
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people who block my drive ,when they have space in front of their own drive,
dickheads who shoot past you then if you happen to pass them further on they seem to immediately try to over take you again.bmw/audi drivers in general .
folk who dont stop for zebra crossings when people are waiting.
and mobile users at the wheel
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caroline777upnorth
People who overtake me because I'm doing 40 on the bypass - guess why I'm doing 40? Because it's a sodding 40 road!!! :( and people who go over a red light and straight into my car and deny responsibility!!!


It's not your job to enforce the speed limit. Just do your own thing and don't worry about people overtaking.
#12
catbeans
As a motorcyclist I have to say OP my pet peeve is when I legally filter past cars and then they get jealous and ride my ass despite me doing the speed limit. cheeky

Many motorcyclists I see consider filtering to be weaving in and out of traffic which is moving at 50mph then bawl their eyes out when they get knocked off. Is this filtering or weaving through traffic because you can't be bothered to wait?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRClwid8Q_M
#13
He banned lol
#14
catbeans
As a motorcyclist I have to say OP my pet peeve is when I legally filter past cars and then they get jealous and ride my ass despite me doing the speed limit. cheeky
Please define "legally filter past".
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catbeans
As a motorcyclist I have to say OP my pet peeve is when I legally filter past cars and then they get jealous and ride my ass despite me doing the speed limit. cheeky
Or the ones that speed up to close the gap as you are filtering
And the ones that ride the white line so you can't filter
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catbeans
As a motorcyclist I have to say OP my pet peeve is when I legally filter past cars and then they get jealous and ride my ass despite me doing the speed limit. cheeky
Rule 159Before moving off you shoulduse all mirrors to check the road is clearlook round to check the blind spots (the areas you are unable to see in the mirrors)signal if necessary before moving outlook round for a final check.
Rule 160Once moving you shouldkeep to the left, unless road signs or markings indicate otherwise. The exceptions are when you want to overtake, turn right or pass parked vehicles or pedestrians in the roadkeep well to the left on right-hand bends. This will improve your view of the road and help avoid the risk of colliding with traffic approaching from the opposite directiondrive with both hands on the wheel where possible. This will help you to remain in full control of the vehicle at all timesbe aware of other road users, especially cycles and motorcycles who may be filtering through the traffic. These are more difficult to see than larger vehicles and their riders are particularly vulnerable. Give them plenty of room, especially if you are driving a long vehicle or towing a trailerselect a lower gear before you reach a long downhill slope. This will help to control your speedwhen towing, remember the extra length will affect overtaking and manoeuvring. The extra weight will also affect the braking and acceleration.

Filtering is allowed at low speeds/traffic jams
There is no such thing as filtering at 50mph

Added (after watching the video)
Yes the rider was reckless riding too fast for the conditions and paid the price but had the driver who changed lanes checked their mirrors/blindspot then the accident wouldn't have happened

Edited By: philphil61 on Jul 06, 2017 00:10: Jul 06, 2017 00:10
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lets take a moment to remember Hughsars

http://asianmoviepulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/post/gone-never-forgotten-1/in-remembrance-gone-but-not-forgotten-sympathy-quote.jpg
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Result :)
#19
qbs
Please define "legally filter past".

Done within the law, i.e not breaking road rules etc markings, with due care and attention and not something that could be seen as dangerous driving. I wouldn't even suggest all motorcyclists drive carefully.

Graham1979
Many motorcyclists I see consider filtering to be weaving in and out of traffic which is moving at 50mph then bawl their eyes out when they get knocked off. Is this filtering or weaving through traffic because you can't be bothered to wait?[Video]


See Graham is jelly. That is hardly weaving in and out of traffic, but he is going to fast in my mind, both are at fault though as the car driver didn't check and I couldn't tell if he indicated.
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PEOPLE WHO PARK ON AND BLOCK PAVEMENTS !
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Boy racers ....... vroom....
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I don't drive - am a 'cyclist' (... runs for cover)
One thing that really annoys me is when a driver cuts in to your "safe braking space/distance". One some roads I can keep pace with the traffic, and like to keep a safe distance from the car in front. This may seem a like lot of space to some drivers - but bike brakes are not as powerful as assisted car brakes.

edit: also when slowing down for a traffic light, or congestion ahead. Most drivers will accelerate past and pull in to the gap in front of me and have to brake hard to stop.


Edited By: buddhabelly on Jul 06, 2017 08:08
#23
The standard of driving in certain areas can be bad. Ive recently moved closer to work and one of the downsides Is that I have to drive over several round abouts. A lot of locals around here don't really know how to use them. Ive lost count of the amount of times Ive had to slam on whilst commited on the round about, because the driver to my left hasnt given way to me. Its actually made me buy a dash cam because I don't feel safe.

Another time I had nipped out to my local supermarket for tea whilst I was at work. Id had my new car for a month exactly. The first monthly payment had gone out that day. It was the new shape Renault Clio, in flame red. Anyway, coming out of the supermarket is a crossroad with lights on each side. I was behind another new shaped Clio, which was in white. Around this time a major accident had happened on this set of lights. A car ran a red light and ended up killing a pedestrian, so there was a lot of flowers laid on one of the crossings. The lights turned to green and me and the clio infront was both turning right. As we did the car infront had turned in to the street and then performed an emergancy stop for absolutely no reason, casuing me to bump it from behind. It was similar to the scam on the motorway where the car infront would slam on to cause an accident. The road ahead was clear so there was no reason for her to do it. I got out of the car and asked why she just did an emergancy stop? She looked flustered and was panicking, she said she thought a pedestrain was going to walk out infront of her, which was rubbish because he was stood on the island waiting for the green man. She soon admitted she was at fault for causing the incident and told me that the reason she wasnt concentrating was "because I was admiring your car in my rear mirror", which just made me angrier. Her car had no damage, whilst mine had its bonnet creased, which caused the paint to flake off and it had a spider web like crack in its bumper. We swapped details and left it at that. A few hours later I get a phone call, it turns out it was from her dad. It was quite a sinister phone call, in a nut shell he was threatening me and told me he was going to fleece me for the accident. When I told him she had admitted fault, I heard them talking off the phone, he asked his daughter had she said that, her reply was no. The insurance blamed me for months. It took a lot of calls of me complaining and being adamant I was not at fault to make them eventually believe I was in the right. I sent emails, photos, diagrams etc. In the mean time my car kept going to one of the insurance cowboys garages and each time the paint wasnt setting, I could literally dig my nail in it (im a male by the way) and the paint would move. The colour was never the right colour as it looked 'milky'. The car went back a further 3 times to the same garage and each time was the same. The 4th time I complained and my insurer sent out an independent engineer to check it. Within a few minutes he could tell the job was rubbish and he reported back to my insurance. The next phone call came and they allowed me to pick my own garage. Its finally at an OK stage, still not perfect but after months of going through it I finally had enough. So the moral of my story is that bumping your car isnt worth it. You always need to keep your eyes peeled for idiots on the road!
P.s. i am fully aware that the general rule of thumb is that when you shunt someone from behind youre generally at fault, buy she literally blocked the road for no good reason. She wasnt concentrating either because she was to busy looking at my car, or she could of been to busy looking at the freshly laid flowers. Sorry for the massive story! Ive never really told it before and Ive worried about it ever since its happened because my car is a PCP and it goes back this September. I dont want to be left with a hefty bill to fix it.
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My peeve is trying to type out an answer to someone's silly question whilst driving, stop incouraging it it's damn dangerous. If I have an accident I shall hold you entirely responsible!
#25
People who have no idea how big their cars are.

Oh and the prat on the M1 yesterday who was more interested in their phone than paying attention to the road, and ended up being pushed sideways down the road by a truck.
#26
selfish drivers who THINK THEY...... OWN THE ROAD
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Vehicles in the fast lane when I am out on my 1000cc for a nice loud Sunday blast
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catbeans
As a motorcyclist I have to say OP my pet peeve is when I legally filter past cars and then they get jealous and ride my ass despite me doing the speed limit. cheeky


A fellow motorcyclist - I knew we may find common ground!
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In all seriousness driving is give and take. We share the roads - I am particularly observant and I make allowances for those who are less so. I don't get upset or angry or toot-toot on my horn, why bother? Live n let live, drive n let drive. I have never allowed anyone to bump/ crash into me, I have never bumped/ crashed into anyone. Come to think of it, Im bl00dy awesome!
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dbibby1988
The standard of driving in certain areas can be bad. Ive recently moved closer to work and one of the downsides Is that I have to drive over several round abouts. A lot of locals around here don't really know how to use them. Ive lost count of the amount of times Ive had to slam on whilst commited on the round about, because the driver to my left hasnt given way to me. Its actually made me buy a dash cam because I don't feel safe.

Another time I had nipped out to my local supermarket for tea whilst I was at work. Id had my new car for a month exactly. The first monthly payment had gone out that day. It was the new shape Renault Clio, in flame red. Anyway, coming out of the supermarket is a crossroad with lights on each side. I was behind another new shaped Clio, which was in white. Around this time a major accident had happened on this set of lights. A car ran a red light and ended up killing a pedestrian, so there was a lot of flowers laid on one of the crossings. The lights turned to green and me and the clio infront was both turning right. As we did the car infront had turned in to the street and then performed an emergancy stop for absolutely no reason, casuing me to bump it from behind. It was similar to the scam on the motorway where the car infront would slam on to cause an accident. The road ahead was clear so there was no reason for her to do it. I got out of the car and asked why she just did an emergancy stop? She looked flustered and was panicking, she said she thought a pedestrain was going to walk out infront of her, which was rubbish because he was stood on the island waiting for the green man. She soon admitted she was at fault for causing the incident and told me that the reason she wasnt concentrating was "because I was admiring your car in my rear mirror", which just made me angrier. Her car had no damage, whilst mine had its bonnet creased, which caused the paint to flake off and it had a spider web like crack in its bumper. We swapped details and left it at that. A few hours later I get a phone call, it turns out it was from her dad. It was quite a sinister phone call, in a nut shell he was threatening me and told me he was going to fleece me for the accident. When I told him she had admitted fault, I heard them talking off the phone, he asked his daughter had she said that, her reply was no. The insurance blamed me for months. It took a lot of calls of me complaining and being adamant I was not at fault to make them eventually believe I was in the right. I sent emails, photos, diagrams etc. In the mean time my car kept going to one of the insurance cowboys garages and each time the paint wasnt setting, I could literally dig my nail in it (im a male by the way) and the paint would move. The colour was never the right colour as it looked 'milky'. The car went back a further 3 times to the same garage and each time was the same. The 4th time I complained and my insurer sent out an independent engineer to check it. Within a few minutes he could tell the job was rubbish and he reported back to my insurance. The next phone call came and they allowed me to pick my own garage. Its finally at an OK stage, still not perfect but after months of going through it I finally had enough. So the moral of my story is that bumping your car isnt worth it. You always need to keep your eyes peeled for idiots on the road!
P.s. i am fully aware that the general rule of thumb is that when you shunt someone from behind youre generally at fault, buy she literally blocked the road for no good reason. She wasnt concentrating either because she was to busy looking at my car, or she could of been to busy looking at the freshly laid flowers. Sorry for the massive story! Ive never really told it before and Ive worried about it ever since its happened because my car is a PCP and it goes back this September. I dont want to be left with a hefty bill to fix it.

Too long
1 Like #31
dbibby1988
The standard of driving in certain areas can be bad. Ive recently moved closer to work and one of the downsides Is that I have to drive over several round abouts. A lot of locals around here don't really know how to use them. Ive lost count of the amount of times Ive had to slam on whilst commited on the round about, because the driver to my left hasnt given way to me. Its actually made me buy a dash cam because I don't feel safe.
Another time I had nipped out to my local supermarket for tea whilst I was at work. Id had my new car for a month exactly. The first monthly payment had gone out that day. It was the new shape Renault Clio, in flame red. Anyway, coming out of the supermarket is a crossroad with lights on each side. I was behind another new shaped Clio, which was in white. Around this time a major accident had happened on this set of lights. A car ran a red light and ended up killing a pedestrian, so there was a lot of flowers laid on one of the crossings. The lights turned to green and me and the clio infront was both turning right. As we did the car infront had turned in to the street and then performed an emergancy stop for absolutely no reason, casuing me to bump it from behind. It was similar to the scam on the motorway where the car infront would slam on to cause an accident. The road ahead was clear so there was no reason for her to do it. I got out of the car and asked why she just did an emergancy stop? She looked flustered and was panicking, she said she thought a pedestrain was going to walk out infront of her, which was rubbish because he was stood on the island waiting for the green man. She soon admitted she was at fault for causing the incident and told me that the reason she wasnt concentrating was "because I was admiring your car in my rear mirror", which just made me angrier. Her car had no damage, whilst mine had its bonnet creased, which caused the paint to flake off and it had a spider web like crack in its bumper. We swapped details and left it at that. A few hours later I get a phone call, it turns out it was from her dad. It was quite a sinister phone call, in a nut shell he was threatening me and told me he was going to fleece me for the accident. When I told him she had admitted fault, I heard them talking off the phone, he asked his daughter had she said that, her reply was no. The insurance blamed me for months. It took a lot of calls of me complaining and being adamant I was not at fault to make them eventually believe I was in the right. I sent emails, photos, diagrams etc. In the mean time my car kept going to one of the insurance cowboys garages and each time the paint wasnt setting, I could literally dig my nail in it (im a male by the way) and the paint would move. The colour was never the right colour as it looked 'milky'. The car went back a further 3 times to the same garage and each time was the same. The 4th time I complained and my insurer sent out an independent engineer to check it. Within a few minutes he could tell the job was rubbish and he reported back to my insurance. The next phone call came and they allowed me to pick my own garage. Its finally at an OK stage, still not perfect but after months of going through it I finally had enough. So the moral of my story is that bumping your car isnt worth it. You always need to keep your eyes peeled for idiots on the road!
P.s. i am fully aware that the general rule of thumb is that when you shunt someone from behind youre generally at fault, buy she literally blocked the road for no good reason. She wasnt concentrating either because she was to busy looking at my car, or she could of been to busy looking at the freshly laid flowers. Sorry for the massive story! Ive never really told it before and Ive worried about it ever since its happened because my car is a PCP and it goes back this September. I dont want to be left with a hefty bill to fix it.
You're lucky if they agreed she was at fault because evidently you didn't follow the 2 second rule or wasn't concentrating yourself, Always expect the unexpected.
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shauneco
dbibby1988
The standard of driving in certain areas can be bad. Ive recently moved closer to work and one of the downsides Is that I have to drive over several round abouts. A lot of locals around here don't really know how to use them. Ive lost count of the amount of times Ive had to slam on whilst commited on the round about, because the driver to my left hasnt given way to me. Its actually made me buy a dash cam because I don't feel safe.
Another time I had nipped out to my local supermarket for tea whilst I was at work. Id had my new car for a month exactly. The first monthly payment had gone out that day. It was the new shape Renault Clio, in flame red. Anyway, coming out of the supermarket is a crossroad with lights on each side. I was behind another new shaped Clio, which was in white. Around this time a major accident had happened on this set of lights. A car ran a red light and ended up killing a pedestrian, so there was a lot of flowers laid on one of the crossings. The lights turned to green and me and the clio infront was both turning right. As we did the car infront had turned in to the street and then performed an emergancy stop for absolutely no reason, casuing me to bump it from behind. It was similar to the scam on the motorway where the car infront would slam on to cause an accident. The road ahead was clear so there was no reason for her to do it. I got out of the car and asked why she just did an emergancy stop? She looked flustered and was panicking, she said she thought a pedestrain was going to walk out infront of her, which was rubbish because he was stood on the island waiting for the green man. She soon admitted she was at fault for causing the incident and told me that the reason she wasnt concentrating was "because I was admiring your car in my rear mirror", which just made me angrier. Her car had no damage, whilst mine had its bonnet creased, which caused the paint to flake off and it had a spider web like crack in its bumper. We swapped details and left it at that. A few hours later I get a phone call, it turns out it was from her dad. It was quite a sinister phone call, in a nut shell he was threatening me and told me he was going to fleece me for the accident. When I told him she had admitted fault, I heard them talking off the phone, he asked his daughter had she said that, her reply was no. The insurance blamed me for months. It took a lot of calls of me complaining and being adamant I was not at fault to make them eventually believe I was in the right. I sent emails, photos, diagrams etc. In the mean time my car kept going to one of the insurance cowboys garages and each time the paint wasnt setting, I could literally dig my nail in it (im a male by the way) and the paint would move. The colour was never the right colour as it looked 'milky'. The car went back a further 3 times to the same garage and each time was the same. The 4th time I complained and my insurer sent out an independent engineer to check it. Within a few minutes he could tell the job was rubbish and he reported back to my insurance. The next phone call came and they allowed me to pick my own garage. Its finally at an OK stage, still not perfect but after months of going through it I finally had enough. So the moral of my story is that bumping your car isnt worth it. You always need to keep your eyes peeled for idiots on the road!
P.s. i am fully aware that the general rule of thumb is that when you shunt someone from behind youre generally at fault, buy she literally blocked the road for no good reason. She wasnt concentrating either because she was to busy looking at my car, or she could of been to busy looking at the freshly laid flowers. Sorry for the massive story! Ive never really told it before and Ive worried about it ever since its happened because my car is a PCP and it goes back this September. I dont want to be left with a hefty bill to fix it.
You're lucky if they agreed she was at fault because evidently you didn't follow the 2 second rule or wasn't concentrating yourself, Always expect the unexpected.

exactly, could not have said it better myself - not that I read her dissertation

Edited By: JumpMan1980 on Jul 06, 2017 09:58
#33
People who block me filtering if I am on my bike.
Middle lane hoggers who make me undertake or have to move two lanes to overtake.
People who think it is ok to go onto the wrong side of the road on a tight back road.
People who tailgate learners, they have to go slow no point stressing them out, we were all there once.
Stupid exhausts on crappy cars.
Not indicating, I don't think this is people who drive a particular car like some do, I feel like it is almost everyone these days.
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Those pretend police officers who on reaching the speed limit in the overtaking lane (remember there is an 10% allowance in speed displayed) sit there whilst cruising pass empty lanes and a queue of traffic behind
#35
People who believe that the boundary of their property extends to the centre markings of the road outside..
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that'll teach the OP to moan about other road users! lol
1 Like #37
dbibby1988
The standard of driving in certain areas can be bad. Ive recently moved closer to work and one of the downsides Is that I have to drive over several round abouts. A lot of locals around here don't really know how to use them. Ive lost count of the amount of times Ive had to slam on whilst commited on the round about, because the driver to my left hasnt given way to me. Its actually made me buy a dash cam because I don't feel safe. Another time I had nipped out to my local supermarket for tea whilst I was at work. Id had my new car for a month exactly. The first monthly payment had gone out that day. It was the new shape Renault Clio, in flame red. Anyway, coming out of the supermarket is a crossroad with lights on each side. I was behind another new shaped Clio, which was in white. Around this time a major accident had happened on this set of lights. A car ran a red light and ended up killing a pedestrian, so there was a lot of flowers laid on one of the crossings. The lights turned to green and me and the clio infront was both turning right. As we did the car infront had turned in to the street and then performed an emergancy stop for absolutely no reason, casuing me to bump it from behind. It was similar to the scam on the motorway where the car infront would slam on to cause an accident. The road ahead was clear so there was no reason for her to do it. I got out of the car and asked why she just did an emergancy stop? She looked flustered and was panicking, she said she thought a pedestrain was going to walk out infront of her, which was rubbish because he was stood on the island waiting for the green man. She soon admitted she was at fault for causing the incident and told me that the reason she wasnt concentrating was "because I was admiring your car in my rear mirror", which just made me angrier. Her car had no damage, whilst mine had its bonnet creased, which caused the paint to flake off and it had a spider web like crack in its bumper. We swapped details and left it at that. A few hours later I get a phone call, it turns out it was from her dad. It was quite a sinister phone call, in a nut shell he was threatening me and told me he was going to fleece me for the accident. When I told him she had admitted fault, I heard them talking off the phone, he asked his daughter had she said that, her reply was no. The insurance blamed me for months. It took a lot of calls of me complaining and being adamant I was not at fault to make them eventually believe I was in the right. I sent emails, photos, diagrams etc. In the mean time my car kept going to one of the insurance cowboys garages and each time the paint wasnt setting, I could literally dig my nail in it (im a male by the way) and the paint would move. The colour was never the right colour as it looked 'milky'. The car went back a further 3 times to the same garage and each time was the same. The 4th time I complained and my insurer sent out an independent engineer to check it. Within a few minutes he could tell the job was rubbish and he reported back to my insurance. The next phone call came and they allowed me to pick my own garage. Its finally at an OK stage, still not perfect but after months of going through it I finally had enough. So the moral of my story is that bumping your car isnt worth it. You always need to keep your eyes peeled for idiots on the road!P.s. i am fully aware that the general rule of thumb is that when you shunt someone from behind youre generally at fault, buy she literally blocked the road for no good reason. She wasnt concentrating either because she was to busy looking at my car, or she could of been to busy looking at the freshly laid flowers. Sorry for the massive story! Ive never really told it before and Ive worried about it ever since its happened because my car is a PCP and it goes back this September. I dont want to be left with a hefty bill to fix it.
Driving too close to the vehicle in front, anything else you care to claim is factually incorrect.
#38
Dyslexic_Dog
dbibby1988
The standard of driving in certain areas can be bad. Ive recently moved closer to work and one of the downsides Is that I have to drive over several round abouts. A lot of locals around here don't really know how to use them. Ive lost count of the amount of times Ive had to slam on whilst commited on the round about, because the driver to my left hasnt given way to me. Its actually made me buy a dash cam because I don't feel safe. Another time I had nipped out to my local supermarket for tea whilst I was at work. Id had my new car for a month exactly. The first monthly payment had gone out that day. It was the new shape Renault Clio, in flame red. Anyway, coming out of the supermarket is a crossroad with lights on each side. I was behind another new shaped Clio, which was in white. Around this time a major accident had happened on this set of lights. A car ran a red light and ended up killing a pedestrian, so there was a lot of flowers laid on one of the crossings. The lights turned to green and me and the clio infront was both turning right. As we did the car infront had turned in to the street and then performed an emergancy stop for absolutely no reason, casuing me to bump it from behind. It was similar to the scam on the motorway where the car infront would slam on to cause an accident. The road ahead was clear so there was no reason for her to do it. I got out of the car and asked why she just did an emergancy stop? She looked flustered and was panicking, she said she thought a pedestrain was going to walk out infront of her, which was rubbish because he was stood on the island waiting for the green man. She soon admitted she was at fault for causing the incident and told me that the reason she wasnt concentrating was "because I was admiring your car in my rear mirror", which just made me angrier. Her car had no damage, whilst mine had its bonnet creased, which caused the paint to flake off and it had a spider web like crack in its bumper. We swapped details and left it at that. A few hours later I get a phone call, it turns out it was from her dad. It was quite a sinister phone call, in a nut shell he was threatening me and told me he was going to fleece me for the accident. When I told him she had admitted fault, I heard them talking off the phone, he asked his daughter had she said that, her reply was no. The insurance blamed me for months. It took a lot of calls of me complaining and being adamant I was not at fault to make them eventually believe I was in the right. I sent emails, photos, diagrams etc. In the mean time my car kept going to one of the insurance cowboys garages and each time the paint wasnt setting, I could literally dig my nail in it (im a male by the way) and the paint would move. The colour was never the right colour as it looked 'milky'. The car went back a further 3 times to the same garage and each time was the same. The 4th time I complained and my insurer sent out an independent engineer to check it. Within a few minutes he could tell the job was rubbish and he reported back to my insurance. The next phone call came and they allowed me to pick my own garage. Its finally at an OK stage, still not perfect but after months of going through it I finally had enough. So the moral of my story is that bumping your car isnt worth it. You always need to keep your eyes peeled for idiots on the road!P.s. i am fully aware that the general rule of thumb is that when you shunt someone from behind youre generally at fault, buy she literally blocked the road for no good reason. She wasnt concentrating either because she was to busy looking at my car, or she could of been to busy looking at the freshly laid flowers. Sorry for the massive story! Ive never really told it before and Ive worried about it ever since its happened because my car is a PCP and it goes back this September. I dont want to be left with a hefty bill to fix it.
Driving too close to the vehicle in front, anything else you care to claim is factually incorrect.

At traffic lights you are closer to the car infront. You dont expect them to pull away and immediately slam on the brakes, whilst going around a corner and for no good reason.
#39
shauneco
dbibby1988
The standard of driving in certain areas can be bad. Ive recently moved closer to work and one of the downsides Is that I have to drive over several round abouts. A lot of locals around here don't really know how to use them. Ive lost count of the amount of times Ive had to slam on whilst commited on the round about, because the driver to my left hasnt given way to me. Its actually made me buy a dash cam because I don't feel safe.
Another time I had nipped out to my local supermarket for tea whilst I was at work. Id had my new car for a month exactly. The first monthly payment had gone out that day. It was the new shape Renault Clio, in flame red. Anyway, coming out of the supermarket is a crossroad with lights on each side. I was behind another new shaped Clio, which was in white. Around this time a major accident had happened on this set of lights. A car ran a red light and ended up killing a pedestrian, so there was a lot of flowers laid on one of the crossings. The lights turned to green and me and the clio infront was both turning right. As we did the car infront had turned in to the street and then performed an emergancy stop for absolutely no reason, casuing me to bump it from behind. It was similar to the scam on the motorway where the car infront would slam on to cause an accident. The road ahead was clear so there was no reason for her to do it. I got out of the car and asked why she just did an emergancy stop? She looked flustered and was panicking, she said she thought a pedestrain was going to walk out infront of her, which was rubbish because he was stood on the island waiting for the green man. She soon admitted she was at fault for causing the incident and told me that the reason she wasnt concentrating was "because I was admiring your car in my rear mirror", which just made me angrier. Her car had no damage, whilst mine had its bonnet creased, which caused the paint to flake off and it had a spider web like crack in its bumper. We swapped details and left it at that. A few hours later I get a phone call, it turns out it was from her dad. It was quite a sinister phone call, in a nut shell he was threatening me and told me he was going to fleece me for the accident. When I told him she had admitted fault, I heard them talking off the phone, he asked his daughter had she said that, her reply was no. The insurance blamed me for months. It took a lot of calls of me complaining and being adamant I was not at fault to make them eventually believe I was in the right. I sent emails, photos, diagrams etc. In the mean time my car kept going to one of the insurance cowboys garages and each time the paint wasnt setting, I could literally dig my nail in it (im a male by the way) and the paint would move. The colour was never the right colour as it looked 'milky'. The car went back a further 3 times to the same garage and each time was the same. The 4th time I complained and my insurer sent out an independent engineer to check it. Within a few minutes he could tell the job was rubbish and he reported back to my insurance. The next phone call came and they allowed me to pick my own garage. Its finally at an OK stage, still not perfect but after months of going through it I finally had enough. So the moral of my story is that bumping your car isnt worth it. You always need to keep your eyes peeled for idiots on the road!
P.s. i am fully aware that the general rule of thumb is that when you shunt someone from behind youre generally at fault, buy she literally blocked the road for no good reason. She wasnt concentrating either because she was to busy looking at my car, or she could of been to busy looking at the freshly laid flowers. Sorry for the massive story! Ive never really told it before and Ive worried about it ever since its happened because my car is a PCP and it goes back this September. I dont want to be left with a hefty bill to fix it.
You're lucky if they agreed she was at fault because evidently you didn't follow the 2 second rule or wasn't concentrating yourself, Always expect the unexpected.

I braked but not as sharply as she did. Like I said, she performed an emergency stop on a clear road.
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Well op didn't last long.

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