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bqf

Original Poster:

1,537 posts

76 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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When on the 2-lane, 20 mile long M26, do not pull out to overtake another lorry, and spend 8 miles doing so, you daft tt. If you are traveling at 55.5 mph, and the vehicle you want to overtaken is travelling at 55.25mph, just BACK OFF A BIT.

Also, if you are the lorry being overtaken, BACK OFF A BIT, and you will help to avoid an 8 mile tailback on the M26, and a great deal of horn blowing and general abuse from other road users, you cretinous tt.

Many thanks.

v8will

3,008 posts

101 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I'm sure he's reading this...

kentmotorcompany

2,442 posts

115 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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8/10

More anger would have been a 9.

The content of your rant is spot on, and extra points for being aware that it is as much the fault of the lorry being overtaken as the overtaker.


ybt1982

2,213 posts

105 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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rolleyes

Oh, it's been at least a week since the last HGV Driver 'bashing' thread!

Why don't you calm down a bit, be patient and let us get on with our jobs?

jmorgan

24,502 posts

189 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Dear car drivers, get lost, you lower the IQ on the roads. Stay at home or leave earlier....
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kentmotorcompany

2,442 posts

115 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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jmorgan said:
Dear car drivers, get lost, you lower the IQ on the roads. Stay at home or leave earlier....
So you don't drive a car as well?

reckless st

178 posts

112 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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so another truck driver bashing starts
you dont think that educating car drivers is a better way foward
that is why car drivers get up tight at a slight delay in their no time to loose journey
we dont generaly have the luxury of choosing our journey times or the tight schedule we have to run to because YOU want your goods in shops resturants ect on time give us a break and plan ahead

Rovinghawk

8,113 posts

63 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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ybt1982 said:
rolleyes
Why don't you calm down a bit, be patient and let us get on with our jobs?
Those who act like inconsiderate pillocks should accept being called inconsiderate pillocks.

(decent lorry drivers also exist)

RH

Wulluff

649 posts

111 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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The same truck drivers also frequent the A34 - a 2 lane dual carriageway. Makes the M3/M25/M1 look like an attractive proposition even though it's a major detour frown

jmorgan

24,502 posts

189 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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kentmotorcompany said:
jmorgan said:
Dear car drivers, get lost, you lower the IQ on the roads. Stay at home or leave earlier....
So you don't drive a car as well?
Drivin god me.

europhil

14 posts

45 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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i am a lorry driver, and i can understand where you're coming from.
elephant racing is totally unprofessional.
if i'm being overtaken, then i ease off a bit.
if i want to overtake, then i check that i won't be holding anyone up.
it's simple really.
but some car drivers, usually in bmws come tear arseing down lane 2 at 100mph, they don't judge their speed against the slower moving vehicles. if they eased off to say 65mph, they wouldn't need to brake, they'd make it to the lorries just after he's pulled back in.
judgement, common sense, forward planning, and courtesy. it's not difficult.

frosted

3,549 posts

82 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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jmorgan said:
Dear car drivers, get lost, you lower the IQ on the roads. Stay at home or leave earlier....
Knobhead

7mike

2,570 posts

98 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Wow what an original topic. Inconsiderate people hold up others, some just happen to be driving trucks. What I fail to understand is car drivers without limiters choosing to overtake at +0.25mph. And yes, there are plenty of them. It's just that most drivers don't look far enough ahead so the only time it's obvious what's holding them up is when they can see the taller vehicle up front.

4lf4-155

697 posts

148 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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europhil said:
i am a lorry driver, and i can understand where you're coming from.
elephant racing is totally unprofessional.
if i'm being overtaken, then i ease off a bit.
if i want to overtake, then i check that i won't be holding anyone up.
it's simple really.
but some car drivers, usually in bmws come tear arseing down lane 2 at 100mph, they don't judge their speed against the slower moving vehicles. if they eased off to say 65mph, they wouldn't need to brake, they'd make it to the lorries just after he's pulled back in.
judgement, common sense, forward planning, and courtesy. it's not difficult.
I used to do the 100mph pissed off thing but now I do the let off the fun peddle for a bit, cruise up behind, no braking and then push on when its clear and its soooooo much more relaxing.

jmorgan

24,502 posts

189 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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frosted said:
jmorgan said:
Dear car drivers, get lost, you lower the IQ on the roads. Stay at home or leave earlier....
Knobhead
ok, it was a flippant reply to the age old complaint. Hence the smiley in the reply. I am not taking this seriously.

ZR1cliff

17,993 posts

154 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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The problem of courtesy in driving is common with drivers of every type of vehicle.

GC8

16,826 posts

95 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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bqf said:
When on the 2-lane, 20 mile long M26, do not pull out to overtake another lorry, and spend 8 miles doing so, you daft tt. If you are traveling at 55.5 mph, and the vehicle you want to overtaken is travelling at 55.25mph, just BACK OFF A BIT.

Also, if you are the lorry being overtaken, BACK OFF A BIT, and you will help to avoid an 8 mile tailback on the M26, and a great deal of horn blowing and general abuse from other road users, you cretinous tt.

Many thanks.
Be quiet.

surveyor

9,930 posts

89 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I was stuck behind a lorry driving tt on the A1 elephant racing at 6.45pm today.

Why the time? - because lorries were banned from the outside lane between 5 and 7PM.

Where are the police when you want them.

GC8

16,826 posts

95 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Remember though, that that lorry-driving tt had spent his whole day being inconvenienced by car driving tts, who outnumber him by more than 10:1.

172ff

2,160 posts

100 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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bqf said:
When on the 2-lane, 20 mile long M26, do not pull out to overtake another lorry, and spend 8 miles doing so, you daft tt. If you are traveling at 55.5 mph, and the vehicle you want to overtaken is travelling at 55.25mph, just BACK OFF A BIT.

Also, if you are the lorry being overtaken, BACK OFF A BIT, and you will help to avoid an 8 mile tailback on the M26, and a great deal of horn blowing and general abuse from other road users, you cretinous tt.

Many thanks.
M26 is three lane if you count the hard shoulder! ;-)