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PauloBellende

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288 posts

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Went for a leisurely drive with the wife today. We were crusing at around 70mph behind traffic, A1 northbound near ferrybridge when a black audi tt, we have the number of it, undercut us and proceeded to tailgate and bully all traffic undercutting and driving dangerously.

Imagine our suprise when he was stopped by the police. Our guess well in excess of 100 mph as he was driving off in the distance. Without doubt karma. My wife wanted to give the "loser" sign to him but I advised against it. He must feel like a real chump now he is banned for 6 months.

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750turbo

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PauloBellende said:
Went for a leisurely drive with the wife today. We were crusing at around 70mph behind traffic, A1 northbound near ferrybridge when a black audi tt, we have the number of it, undercut us and proceeded to tailgate and bully all traffic undercutting and driving dangerously.

Imagine our suprise when he was stopped by the police. Our guess well in excess of 100 mph as he was driving off in the distance. Without doubt karma. My wife wanted to give the "loser" sign to him but I advised against it. He must feel like a real chump now he is banned for 6 months.

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How do you know he is banned for 6 months?

0000

11,153 posts

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Undertaking, tailgating and managing to get to 100mph still in sight?

Red 4

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How do you know he will be disqualified for 6 months ?

Any chance of borrowing your crystal ball ?

PauloBellende

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He would easily get a ban, well in excess of 100mph surely?
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Red 4

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PauloBellende said:
He would easily get a ban, well in excess of 100mph surely?
Depends what you mean by "well in excess" of 100 MPH.

And what can be proved.

So not necessarily, no.




PauloBellende

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My calculated guess would be between 120mph and 130mph.

Agree what can be proved is more to the point.
Regs

streaky

19,311 posts

136 months

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Tailgating vehicles doing 70, but at 130 ... was Einstein driving, or maybe Heisenberg?

Streaky

s3fella

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74 months

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Op, I am glad for you that this sort of stuff is all you have to fking worry about!

HereBeMonsters

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69 months

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PauloBellende said:
My calculated guess would be between 120mph and 130mph.

Agree what can be proved is more to the point.
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How did you calculate this?

Or by "calculate" do you mean "grabbed a number off the top of your head"?

4rephill

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PauloBellende said:
My calculated guess would be between 120mph and 130mph.

Agree what can be proved is more to the point.
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Speed differentials between travelling vehicles are incredibly hard to judge accurately when you are travelling at 70mph yourself, especially if you're not an expert on vehicle speeds.

If the Audi was "only" doing 100mph then he is already 30mph faster than you and so he is not going to just creep past you, he's going to motor past you.

And as Streaky has noted, according to your statement, he was racing along at @ 120~130mph whilst tailgating traffic @ 70mph confused



Also, how did the Audi manage to overtake you in the left hand at @ 130mph?

Surely that means that the left hand lane was clear and so you should have been travelling in that lane?, after all, if you were driving at the 70mph speed limit as you say, then you couldn't have been overtaking anything and so you should have gone back into the left hand lane? scratchchin

At the end of the day though, you have no idea what the end result of the Police stop was!

Yes, he may get a ban.
He may also get just a warning.
He may only get a FPN if his speed was low enough when the Police stopped him.
He may be off to the cells because the car was stolen.

perhaps he got a congratulations from the Police for at least using the left hand lane when it was clear unlike other motorists by the sounds of it! rotate

Just because you get pulled for going over 100mph doesn't mean you automatically get done for driving over 100mph, trust Me! wink

read5458

448 posts

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s3fella said:
Op, I am glad for you that this sort of stuff is all you have to fking worry about!
Couldn't find the part of the OP that stated "this is the only stuff I have to worry about".


s3fella

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read5458 said:
s3fella said:
Op, I am glad for you that this sort of stuff is all you have to fking worry about!
Couldn't find the part of the OP that stated "this is the only stuff I have to worry about".
Let's have a read of all his other threads then, you know, the ones about the real important stuff.
I am glad that you agree that such an incident is of very little significance in the scale of things, though.

GC8

15,183 posts

77 months

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Why would anyone call themselves 'bellend' in their forum user-name?

PauloBellende

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All good points, 4rephill particular.

Yes, I believe it not to be clear. He undertook me whilst I was travelling circa 70mph around30ft behind another car I was waiting to overtake.

I saw the black audi shooting up the inside lane and subsequent to me, travelling significantly faster than the 70mph I was. He pulled direct in front of me in a gap that was not there without me having to break hard in order to avoid a collision. I watched as he tailgated 3 cars at 90mph before accelerating off at the speed I quote. I can be fairly accurate on his speed as I know how fast I was travelling at the time. I could have followed him and indeed overtook him had I wished but his erratic nature was disturbing.

Still I am pleased that at least the driver may get some advice on safe driving. (Having done an advanced motorist course myself it is helpful).

Incidentally I also agree that yes people do sit in the outside lane and potter along. However patience is a virtue and I always feel while not ideal, standing back and giving a flash is far safer than tailgating with your indicator on is far more dangerous a procedure.

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DSM2

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PauloBellende said:
All good points, 4rephill particular.

Yes, I believe it not to be clear. He undertook me whilst I was travelling circa 70mph around30ft behind another car I was waiting to overtake.

I saw the black audi shooting up the inside lane and subsequent to me, travelling significantly faster than the 70mph I was. He pulled direct in front of me in a gap that was not there without me having to break hard in order to avoid a collision. I watched as he tailgated 3 cars at 90mph before accelerating off at the speed I quote. I can be fairly accurate on his speed as I know how fast I was travelling at the time. I could have followed him and indeed overtook him had I wished but his erratic nature was disturbing.

Still I am pleased that at least the driver may get some advice on safe driving. (Having done an advanced motorist course myself it is helpful).

Incidentally I also agree that yes people do sit in the outside lane and potter along. However patience is a virtue and I always feel while not ideal, standing back and giving a flash is far safer than tailgating with your indicator on is far more dangerous a procedure.

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You are an AM. Really?

The more you say the less credible you appear, I should stop digging if I were you.

MercScot

470 posts

38 months

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Did your AM course cover the meaning of various functions, like brake?!!

Johnboy Mac

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PauloBellende said:
(Having done an advanced motorist course myself it is helpful).
Since that's the case I'll accept that your post is of some importance, especially since you included the make & model of the car in question and were able to get the reg number...

GC8

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Bellende

hehe

PauloBellende

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Yes the course covered plenty. Mainly safety aspects, distance control especially as you say for braking, wet/dry etc. Incidentally my point was had I have not braked then an accident would have happened and its better to avoid dangerous drivers when you can.


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