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

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

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Liquid Knight

15,514 posts

130 months

Tuesday 1st October
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nonsequitur said:
mikal83 said:
nonsequitur said:
lyonspride said:
Undoubtedly one of those wombles who thinks that overtaking can only be done in order.
There is something in that. The last thing you want, while waiting to pass a slow vehicle, is a car three back pull out and OT just as you are indicating to pull out and pass.
Thats what mirrors are there for!
Agreed. But sadly the two often don't coincide.
This has been an issue before and typical of A17 drivers who sit bumper to bumper at 40-45mph and get all upset when they are overtaken by someone who an actually see it's safe to proceed instead of seeing the back of whatever it is they are tailgating.

Unless "how to overtake safely/properly" is included in the driving test there is little to no hope of any resolution because most new drivers (ones with less than twenty years of experience) have learned how not to overtake from television and/or motor sport.

That being said if the vehicle following the slower one is at a safe distance and looking for a gap to pass I won't jump the cue, but if it's a human centipede of tailgating twunts then I will overtake them all at the safest opportunity.

MellowshipSlinky

11,104 posts

136 months

Tuesday 1st October
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Nomination of the day goes to the owner of this car...



https://westbridgfordwire.com/police-spot-car-with...

Pica-Pica

6,043 posts

31 months

Tuesday 1st October
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flacko said:
RipTrip1 said:
Whenever I see anyone holding the wheel with one hand at the 12 oclock position, 99% of the time hes a throbber and cant drive properly
i keep catching myself doing this without meaning to...
That doesn’t count unless you are leaning and looking in the mirror whilst stroking your hair (gender non-specific imputation).

silverfoxcc

5,625 posts

92 months

Tuesday 1st October
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Liquid knight said

Unless "how to overtake safely/properly" is included in the driving test there is little to no hope of any resolution because most new drivers (ones with less than twenty years of experience) have learned how not to overtake from television and/or motor sport.


It isn't the driving test, it is the instructors, They teach learners enough to pass the test NOT how to drive.10 lessons and pass. Not 25 lessons and you are a better driver from the day you pass your test

Making progress is a fundemental part of driving and is becoming a lost art , as is leaving sufficient gaps. It is all part and parcel of being a compentent and efficient driver.


Bobberoo99

10,901 posts

45 months

Tuesday 1st October
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MellowshipSlinky said:
Nomination of the day goes to the owner of this car...



https://westbridgfordwire.com/police-spot-car-with...
Jesus fking H Christ!!! yikes

nonsequitur

10,463 posts

63 months

Tuesday 1st October
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silverfoxcc said:
Liquid knight said


Making progress is a fundemental part of driving and is becoming a lost art , as is leaving sufficient gaps. It is all part and parcel of being a compentent and efficient driver.
' Making progress' could be interpreted in different ways Fast, medium or slow pace. They are all making progress, but at different speeds. But I agree that gaps should be left.

Pan Pan Pan

5,029 posts

58 months

Tuesday 1st October
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Pica-Pica said:
flacko said:
RipTrip1 said:
Whenever I see anyone holding the wheel with one hand at the 12 oclock position, 99% of the time hes a throbber and cant drive properly
i keep catching myself doing this without meaning to...
That doesn’t count unless you are leaning and looking in the mirror whilst stroking your hair (gender non-specific imputation).
Not forgetting they have probably seen people driving cripplehook style in American cars on tv and in films (not that it makes much difference in most of those regarding how well the go round corners) So in their minds they think it makes them look `cool'
Not that it is a safe, or accurate way of steering but if some want to drive that way, there would seem to be no laws which say they cannot.
The downside is that by driving that way they are putting their hands and forearms between the airbag and their face. Not sure I would be happy with that, when air bags explode in your face at up 300 mph.
In the US there are apparently up to 170 cases a year, of what they term non impact deployments.
I suspect if you asked a lot of people what sets off an air bag, they would probably reply `an accident'
Wrong! what sets off an airbag is an electrical impulse, and how many people know of a car that has 100% reliable electrics?

Liquid Knight

15,514 posts

130 months

Tuesday 1st October
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nonsequitur said:
silverfoxcc said:
Making progress is a fundemental part of driving and is becoming a lost art , as is leaving sufficient gaps. It is all part and parcel of being a compentent and efficient driver.
' Making progress' could be interpreted in different ways Fast, medium or slow pace. They are all making progress, but at different speeds. But I agree that gaps should be left.
Progress from driving smarter not faster is a lost art. Sat'nav' sheep have made local knowledge obsolete. All part of the drivers aids making drivers worse argument I started ten years ago. soapbox

Zetec-S

3,193 posts

40 months

Wednesday 2nd October
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The special fknugget in the ropey old Astra this morning. Straight stretch of road, he's behind a car doing about 50 in a NSL. As I catch him up I indicate in plenty of time and pull out to pass them both, thankfully I see the telltale plume of black smoke from the exhaust before he swerves across in front of me so back off in time and avoid an accident.

At first I thought it was some remapped to death diesel sleeping beast, but no. He manages to make it look like he's driving right at the limit with lots of soot and body roll, but actually wasn't going very fast at all biglaugh Not that I'm bothered about overtaking him now he's woken up, but he's obviously concerned I might try to pass so drives down the centre of the road on any straight sections rolleyes

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

7,277 posts

47 months

Wednesday 2nd October
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The lady who called me from the bank today. As part of their ID process they asked me my date of birth.

Me, **.*.77.

Her '77....... that's 1977?'

Me. 'No, 1877, I'm 141 years old'


SlimJim16v

2,354 posts

90 months

Sunday 6th October
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Wow! A masterpiece of entitled don't give a fkness.

A Mercedes parked on the pavement on the wrong side of the road just before a mini roundabout, with an island before it, to pick someone up. Then drove down the wrong side of the road, the wrong way around the roundabout to go back the way he came, the wrong way down the road, forcing a car to stop, before returning to the correct side of the road.

I have no doubt, had the car forced to stop used his horn, the Mercedes would've stopped and a nuckle dragger would've emerged wanting a bout of fisticuffs. If only the car had a dash cam.

monzaxjr

236 posts

93 months

Sunday 6th October
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ericmcn

slopes

29,426 posts

134 months

Sunday 6th October
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Arguing about left foot braking rolleyes

SlimJim16v

2,354 posts

90 months

Sunday 6th October
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monzaxjr said:
ericmcn
Yes, user name should be - ericmlm

Thesprucegoose

19,515 posts

142 months

Sunday 6th October
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SlimJim16v said:
Yes, user name should be - ericmlm
I saw his latest Youtube video. He really is totally unself aware, and the whole point of the video seems he was 'racing' a car that didn't even know it was in a 'race.'

SlackBladder

2,351 posts

150 months

Monday 7th October
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monzaxjr said:
ericmcn
Damn, beaten to it.

bristolracer

3,057 posts

96 months

Wednesday 9th October
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People who drive through fords at speed with a "whoo hoo" splash causing a huge bow wave and soaking for people driving the other way.
Zero consideration for others-Knobs

Thesprucegoose

19,515 posts

142 months

Wednesday 9th October
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bristolracer said:
People who drive through fords at speed with a "whoo hoo" splash causing a huge bow wave and soaking for people driving the other way.
Zero consideration for others-Knobs
I once splashed a chav. It was a subconscious action. But was enjoyable.

Miserablegit

880 posts

56 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Anyone who runs the aftermarket hid kits that comprise a replacement lamp for the headlamps rather than an entire kit.
Usually something from the VAG range.
Had to pull over and stop last night as captain throbber behind me in his/her golf alternated between blinding me with full beam or completely unfocused dipped beam on a country road.
Lit up the entire cabin so I couldn’t just dip the mirror.
Are these things not MoT fails anymore?

RazerSauber

466 posts

7 months

Wednesday 9th October
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Miserablegit said:
Anyone who runs the aftermarket hid kits that comprise a replacement lamp for the headlamps rather than an entire kit.
Usually something from the VAG range.
Had to pull over and stop last night as captain throbber behind me in his/her golf alternated between blinding me with full beam or completely unfocused dipped beam on a country road.
Lit up the entire cabin so I couldn’t just dip the mirror.
Are these things not MoT fails anymore?
HID's fitted to reflector lamps I believe fail an MOT but the exact wording I'm unsure of.