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Ok i know that trucks are very useful to the economy but please will someone tell me why do they drive on dual carrigeways and two lane motorways side by side trying to overtake each other with a spee…
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
Ok i know that trucks are very useful to the economy but please will someone tell me why do they drive on dual carrigeways and two lane motorways side by side trying to overtake each other with a speed diffrence of about 1mph! it frustrates me so much as when you do get past the road ahead is a clear as you could want until you get to the next overtaking truck. Rant over thanks for reading!
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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[mod]#1
They do it to solely annoy YOU!!!! :p
#2
dont argue with trucks.they are much bigger than you!
#3
Because we can....


Edit.... I apologise for this reply as it was not helpful and came across arrogant..
#4
Syzable
They do it to solely annoy YOU!!!! :p

I guessed as much!
#5
edna_clouds
Because we can....
Just because you can, should you? It's just that i can't see the point of it i mean what does it do except slow everybody down and bunch traffic up:x
#6
i dont like it when they cut you up!!!

and you have to slam on your brakes
#7
ilovepink
i dont like it when they cut you up!!!
True, oh no don't get me started on that as well:x
banned#8
get on to the goverment and let them know that when then put limiter on the trucks set at 56mph only it might pppiiss people off like it tits me off being in the truck it self
#9
mikebike
Just because you can, should you? It's just that i can't see the point of it i mean what does it do except slow everybody down and bunch traffic up:x


Breaking no laws by doing so... It's no different to a stuck behind an old codger driving at 30 mph on a single carrageway that we can't get by..
#10
danby jason
get on to the goverment and let them know that when then put limiter on the trucks set at 56mph only i might pppiiss people off like it tits me off being in the truck it self
I do sympathise with people that have to drive for a job as i do but i go back to my first point about the overtaking, please explain why it happens as it seems to serve no purpose.:?
banned#11
and anthother thing you should learn to not drive in the middle lane wimen im looking at you
#12
edna_clouds
Breaking no laws by doing so... It's no different to a stuck behind an old codger driving at 30 mph on a single carrageway that we can't get by..

I know that you are not breaking any laws and i do understand what your saying but why cause this problem when is seems to serve no purpose?
#13
mikebike
I know that you are not breaking any laws and i do understand what your saying but why cause this problem when is seems to serve no purpose?


Some lorry drivers will do it and as you rightly say achieve nothing.. But on some lorries there is a difference of say 3/4kph and that should mean the difference of hitting a timed dilivery or not.. Also you could get a fully loaded lorry with a smaller engine that can't hold a steady speed.. All sorts of reasons and I can see where your coming from.

I drive a draw bar lorry thats just under 60 feet in lengh.. Two of these side by side with a 2kph speed difference do take what seems a while to get by each other but on a 200 mile journey it can make a big difference..
#14
They should be put out on the roads between 2000 and 0600.
banned#15
mikebike
I do sympathise with people that have to drive for a job as i do but i go back to my first point about the overtaking, please explain why it happens as it seems to serve no purpose.:?


because the weight of the truck differs so if im empty im coming up the **** of another truck i will be going a tiny bit faster that the full truck so i move out so i dont crash into him understand now lol
#16
edna_clouds
Some lorry drivers will do it and as you rightly say achieve nothing.. But on some lorries there is a difference of say 3/4kph and that should mean the difference of hitting a timed dilivery or not.. Also you could get a fully loaded lorry with a smaller engine that can't hold a steady speed.. All sorts of reasons and I can see where your coming from.

I drive a draw bar lorry thats just under 60 feet in lengh.. Two of these side by side with a 2kph speed difference do take what seems a while to get by each other but on a 200 mile journey it can make a big difference..
Thanks for this it makes it a lot clearer but can you also tell me when i am driving in the outside lane and aproaching two or more trucks in the inside lane to overtake them does one of the drivers feel that is the most appropriate time to pull out and cause me to slow down, do they not look in the mirrors or is they just don't care?:?
#17
mikebike
Thanks for this it makes it a lot clearer but can you also tell me when i am driving in the outside lane and aproaching two or more trucks in the inside lane to overtake them does one of the drivers feel that is the most appropriate time to pull out and cause me to slow down, do they not look in the mirrors or is they just don't care?:?


Love it.... Honestly I can see where your coming from.. Just like car drivers,bakers,office workers or mods......................... There are good ones and there are bad ones..:thumbsup:
#18
edna_clouds
Love it.... Honestly I can see where your coming from.. Just like car drivers,bakers,office workers or mods......................... There are good ones and there are bad ones..:thumbsup:
True, just look out for the Sabb driving man in a suit going mad on a road near you soon!
#19
mikebike
True, just look out for the Sabb driving man in a suit going mad on a road near you soon!


It's the Volvo drivers around by me... I have editted my first reply and apologise..:oops:
#20
well my friends, what i have learnt to do for the offending people who literally boil my p*ss. when i eventually get past ......pull in and slow down .......if the driver behind you is aware of this then we can slow them down from both lanes ......Its not nice is it !

Can i just say I drive a diesel car that takes ages to get from say 50 to 85 .....ahem 70 .
When you drivers pull out on me and slow me down , i then have to use the slow lane as i am considerate and dont want to hold up the traffic unintentionally .....so your driving makes my trip of 170 miles last longer also ......you shouldnt drive alongside each other like that , it bunches the traffic and when people are in slow moving traffic in my opinion they lose consentration as they are going at a much slower speed ........It would be interesting for a probe on how many accidents have been caused indirectly as a result of this ....

Sorry about the essay , i feel strongly about other bigger vehicles sometimes .
#21
ohhhh an while im on the subject ......does anyone else seem to know people who drive an audi whos a mad driver , cut you up overtake ......not all obviiously , however .....noted a lot on the roads and people i know
#22
alnbowes
well my friends, what i have learnt to do for the offending people who literally boil my p*ss. when i eventually get past ......pull in and slow down .......if the driver behind you is aware of this then we can slow them down from both lanes ......Its not nice is it !

Can i just say I drive a diesel car that takes ages to get from say 50 to 85 .....ahem 70 .
When you drivers pull out on me and slow me down , i then have to use the slow lane as i am considerate and dont want to hold up the traffic unintentionally .....so your driving makes my trip of 170 miles last longer also ......you shouldnt drive alongside each other like that , it bunches the traffic and when people are in slow moving traffic in my opinion they lose consentration as they are going at a much slower speed ........It would be interesting for a probe on how many accidents have been caused indirectly as a result of this ....

Sorry about the essay , i feel strongly about other bigger vehicles sometimes .

True and understood, it annoys me that truck and van drivers think that they are the only people that drive for a living i drive a car with a annual mileage of about 45000 i think that makes me quite good, don't you? as it was i went out this monday localy with my wife and i can say i will never drive again on a Bank Holiday i almost was involved in several accidents caused by stupid drivers. i just can't win can i, everyone is out to get me!
#23
mikebike
True and understood, it annoys me that truck and van drivers think that they are the only people that drive for a living i drive a car with a annual mileage of about 45000 i think that makes me quite good, don't you? as it was i went out this monday localy with my wife and i can say i will never drive again on a Bank Holiday i almost was involved in several accidents caused by stupid drivers. i just can't win can i, everyone is out to get me!


terrible , sunday is nearly the same

why do older people choose as sunday to go for a drive ....the ones im onabout cant have a job so they can go any day of the week .....the same people who choose to go to the bank in my 1/2 hr dinner break , whats that all aboot :x
#24
mikebike
Just because you can, should you? It's just that i can't see the point of it i mean what does it do except slow everybody down and bunch traffic up:x



Always seems to happen just as they're just starting to go up the longest,steepest hill in existence,lol.
banned#25
thej
Always seems to happen just as they're just starting to go up the longest,steepest hill in existence,lol.


if you have a look on some of the hill where not even allowed to over take on a hill
or a stretch of duel carrigde way now

the goverment messed that up as well

and where the only european country that allows truck to drive after certain hours
at the week end your not allowed to drive in france /spain italy germany
but in ferkin england you can drive all weekend the twits the gov end of rant

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