One single thing that makes you think "knob" Vol 4

One single thing that makes you think "knob" Vol 4

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Jag_luvver

68 posts

15 months

Saturday 19th January
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nonsequitur said:
I was honked twice from behind for observing and waiting at a red light.
If it makes you feel any better, they may not have been honking at you: I saw someone drive through a red light on a roundabout, and (stupidly) honked to register my disapproval. Unfortunately, there was a car between me and the "knob", who presumed my honk was for them so hurriedly drove through the red light.

Unintentional bellendry on my part - the worst kind of bellendry. I consoled myself by driving at 70 in the middle lane of the M1 for the rest of the journey.

fatboy18

15,813 posts

149 months

Saturday 19th January
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kowalski655 said:
ANYONE* driving whilst wearing a hat needs to be avoided especially old blokes in flat caps.

  • Emergency services excepted
Oh I dunno, Harrison Ford used to wear one biggrin

fatboy18

15,813 posts

149 months

Saturday 19th January
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Hang on a minute, you may be onto something......that didn't end well!



SlimJim16v

2,020 posts

81 months

Sunday 20th January
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90% of the people on the M25 this evening.

Driving too close, so constant applications of brake lights, leading to lots of slowing down, as low as 35mph once.

Changing lanes left and right, into barely big enough gaps, indicating optional.

Then the arshole in a slip road that became lane 1, who decided that wasn't good enough for him, so just pulled out in front of me.

How there wasn't an accident I don't know.

Blown2CV

21,475 posts

141 months

Monday 21st January
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SlimJim16v said:
90% of the people on the M25 this evening.

Driving too close, so constant applications of brake lights, leading to lots of slowing down, as low as 35mph once.

Changing lanes left and right, into barely big enough gaps, indicating optional.

Then the arshole in a slip road that became lane 1, who decided that wasn't good enough for him, so just pulled out in front of me.

How there wasn't an accident I don't know.
Was this your first time on the M25?
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had ham

3,430 posts

121 months

Monday 21st January
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The utter melt in the 911 driving through the edge of Bishops Stortford just now, who at every roundabout was signalling right, from the middle or left hand lane, then going straight on. It being rush hour, people were pulling out to turn left on those roundabouts where there is plenty of room to do so if someone is just turning right. Nearly caused two crashes that I saw, and because he did it at every roundabout, I can only assume this is his habit - who knows how many accidents he's actually caused?

Then the arse in the old PIcasso driving at 20 and constantly applying the brakes on the NSL road down to the Hadhams, probably because it's cold, and there were cars coming the other way - despite it being a normal, two lane road. He created a lovely long snake of traffic behind him. I'm guessing he was oblivious though.

I'm glad I don't have to drive at rush hour, it would send me crazy in less than a week.

nonsequitur

7,578 posts

54 months

Monday 21st January
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had ham said:
The utter melt in the 911 driving through the edge of Bishops Stortford just now, who at every roundabout was signalling right, from the middle or left hand lane, then going straight on. It being rush hour, people were pulling out to turn left on those roundabouts where there is plenty of room to do so if someone is just turning right. Nearly caused two crashes that I saw, and because he did it at every roundabout, I can only assume this is his habit - who knows how many accidents he's actually caused?

Then the arse in the old PIcasso driving at 20 and constantly applying the brakes on the NSL road down to the Hadhams, probably because it's cold, and there were cars coming the other way - despite it being a normal, two lane road. He created a lovely long snake of traffic behind him. I'm guessing he was oblivious though.

I'm glad I don't have to drive at rush hour, it would send me crazy in less than a week.
Indicating right until the split second you turn left from the RAB is a modern motoring menace of epidemic proportions.

MKnight702

1,915 posts

152 months

Monday 21st January
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kowalski655 said:
ANYONE* driving whilst wearing a hat needs to be avoided especially old blokes in flat caps.

  • Emergency services excepted
I used to love taking my Ultima GTR out whilst wearing a flat cap and having an unlit pipe stuck in my mouth, really messes with peoples heads. I could try it with the Caterham however, I'm pretty sure the cap would blow off and I'm not sure that most of the drivers don't smoke pipes anyway.

Mort7

167 posts

46 months

Monday 21st January
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MKnight702 said:
I used to love taking my Ultima GTR out whilst wearing a flat cap and having an unlit pipe stuck in my mouth, really messes with peoples heads. I could try it with the Caterham however, I'm pretty sure the cap would blow off and I'm not sure that most of the drivers don't smoke pipes anyway.
We don't. Some of the older ones smoke roll-ups, most of us don't bother due to the lack of an ash tray.

SlimJim16v

2,020 posts

81 months

Monday 21st January
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Blown2CV said:
Was this your first time on the M25?
Nope, though I don't use it as often as I used to.

Liquid Knight

15,329 posts

121 months

Monday 21st January
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Okay it was...

"Errrr for charity mate"

...but isn't theft by finding still a criminal offense?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-4694...

jamei303

1,684 posts

94 months

Monday 21st January
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Liquid Knight said:
Okay it was...

"Errrr for charity mate"

...but isn't theft by finding still a criminal offense?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-4694...
Theft requires dishonesty. Collecting some litter left behind after a clean-up and putting it on ebay for charity with full disclosure of origins is not theft.

Solocle

893 posts

22 months

Monday 21st January
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jamei303 said:
Liquid Knight said:
Okay it was...

"Errrr for charity mate"

...but isn't theft by finding still a criminal offense?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-4694...
Theft requires dishonesty. Collecting some litter left behind after a clean-up and putting it on ebay for charity with full disclosure of origins is not theft.
Indeed. Littering is a crime, cleaning up litter is being a good citizen. thumbup
Clearly, there's a difference between a lost item such as a handbag or wodge of dosh, next to some plastic pieces left over after a car crash that have no intrinsic value. Or indeed a sign left abandoned after fulfiling its purpose.

rambo19

2,098 posts

75 months

Monday 21st January
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jamei303 said:
Theft requires dishonesty. Collecting some litter left behind after a clean-up and putting it on ebay for charity with full disclosure of origins is not theft.
I always thought it was 'an intention to deprive the rightful owner'.

LuS1fer

34,753 posts

183 months

Monday 21st January
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rambo19 said:
jamei303 said:
Theft requires dishonesty. Collecting some litter left behind after a clean-up and putting it on ebay for charity with full disclosure of origins is not theft.
I always thought it was 'an intention to deprive the rightful owner'.
There is a defence of abandonment for dumped property but stuff in bins and skips belong to whoever put it there or the council or contractor.
A dumped car technically belongs to the council if it's in a public area or car park.

nonsequitur

7,578 posts

54 months

Monday 21st January
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kowalski655 said:
ANYONE* driving whilst wearing a hat needs to be avoided especially old blokes in flat caps.

  • Emergency services excepted
That's me. But minus the flat cap.drivingwavey

Kuji

482 posts

60 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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nonsequitur said:
Indicating right until the split second you turn left from the RAB is a modern motoring menace of epidemic proportions.
Why? The vast majority that actually manage to do so, also indicate left after they have cleared the previous exit.

Its called giving someone a clue and is certainly better than your lame idea of keeping everyone guessing on purpose, by not indicating at all.

Its always interesting to see who complains about others pulling out on them at roundabouts and who doesn't.

Blown2CV

21,475 posts

141 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Kuji said:
nonsequitur said:
Indicating right until the split second you turn left from the RAB is a modern motoring menace of epidemic proportions.
Why? The vast majority that actually manage to do so, also indicate left after they have cleared the previous exit.

Its called giving someone a clue and is certainly better than your lame idea of keeping everyone guessing on purpose, by not indicating at all.

Its always interesting to see who complains about others pulling out on them at roundabouts and who doesn't.
to be fair it isn't really the same thing as the issue being raised with the 911 driver's indication. If you're in a multi-lane roundabout, in the straight ahead lane... why the fk would you signal right if you are planning to continue straight on? Who is that signal for, and what reason could there possibly be for doing it? Unhelpful right-signalling on roundabouts is one of my niggles though. It isn't taught, nor is it helpful or a good idea... so just fking stop it.

Liquid Knight

15,329 posts

121 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Solocle said:
jamei303 said:
Liquid Knight said:
Okay it was...

"Errrr for charity mate"

...but isn't theft by finding still a criminal offense?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-4694...
Theft requires dishonesty. Collecting some litter left behind after a clean-up and putting it on ebay for charity with full disclosure of origins is not theft.
Indeed. Littering is a crime, cleaning up litter is being a good citizen. thumbup
Clearly, there's a difference between a lost item such as a handbag or wodge of dosh, next to some plastic pieces left over after a car crash that have no intrinsic value. Or indeed a sign left abandoned after fulfiling its purpose.
Technically because it has been disposed of from a vehicle it's Fly tipping. Therefore the Council (Highways Department) should have cleaned it up (unlike other countries where the one responsible for crash debris is liable for it). It should be the property of Norfolk County Council so by taking it and fencing it via eBay the seller intended to permanently deprive the Council of what is rightfully theirs. wink


Still not as bad as the compensation face scum bum passenger that has been too injured to go to work but well enough to appear on daytime television and sell her non-story to every gutter tabloid with a checkbook. rolleyes

alpha channel

1,070 posts

100 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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The impatient little wk stain in the white Aygo this morning on the A689 at the Butterwick/Fishburn turn off. I can see a number of cars sitting with their indicators going and the generally accepted rule is, if you're on the A689 and it's clear you pull over into the right hand lane to let them out. I do so but as I approach aforesaid stain doesn't think the car in front of them is getting a fast enough shift on for them so pulls around the car and promptly pulls straight in to the right hand lane in front of me at the grand old speed of thirty-ish if that (I was doing a rather sedate 60, who the hell rushes to get to work?).

Thankfully I saw the dip st perform the overtake so I was already anchoring on when he pulled in front of me, a long blast of the horn to disclose one's presence saw them move back into the left hand lane (and accelerating for all the st heap was worth).