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

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

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fooby

320 posts

47 months

Saturday 19th October
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The bell end in a pickup truck on the A1 yesterday. Lane 3 clear, I'm in lane two overtaking and he comes flying up the inside and tries to squeeze between the none existent gap between the car in lane 1 and myself. I slammed the brakes on and gave a good long blast on the horn so he brake checks me. Wish I saw the company name.

nonsequitur

10,488 posts

63 months

Saturday 19th October
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fooby said:
The bell end in a pickup truck on the A1 yesterday. Lane 3 clear, I'm in lane two overtaking and he comes flying up the inside and tries to squeeze between the none existent gap between the car in lane 1 and myself. I slammed the brakes on and gave a good long blast on the horn so he brake checks me. Wish I saw the company name.
Tossers Incorporated ?

HM-2

4,632 posts

116 months

Monday 21st October
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Prize pillock in the Mer C-class coming out of Berkley M5 services last night at about midnight.
Totally empty motorway ahead of him, I'm approaching the join sliproad in L2 passing a lorry.
Said muppet decides to entirely forgo L1 of the motorway and pull into L2 about 20m ahead of me, at 55mph, forcing evasive action.

Alex_225

3,601 posts

148 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Idiots who pass you on the motorway, then pull in far too close in front and then slow down!!

Three times I had this happen on the M4 on Sunday evening. I have the cruise control set to 70mph so I know I'm not accidentally increasing speed without realising and I'm sat in lane one so not in anyone's way.

First driver is a white van, comes past me at a few MPH faster than I'm travelling which is fair enough. Then merges in front of me 3/4 of a cars length but way too close than necessary. Wouldn't have been an issue had he not kept up his speed but he then slowed down meaning either I'm forced to slow down or I over take. I waited a few moments and overtook, meaning he dropped back and didn't appear again for ages despite not having accelerated past 75.

Then the absolute moron does exactly the same thing again about ten minutes later!! Frustratingly a div in a DS3 did something very similar but judging by his inability to remain in between two lines of a motorway lane, I wasn't surprised.

I couldn't work out if the consistency of my speed caught them out or if they expected me to slow down when they were going faster than me anyway.

I was taught to not merge back across until I could see the car in my rear view mirror. Both of these drivers moved across way too quickly and too close!


jdizz

144 posts

151 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Barryboys in financed 135/140s with tinted plates and pop/bang maps & plates in the windscreens.

zedx19

2,026 posts

87 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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The old boy in a lovely old 330CI this morning, driving at 25mph on a NSL B road, where 50mph is safe, braking down to 15mph at any slight bend. After 2 miles behind him at a straight I nipped past, only to be met with a horn and flashing lights?!? Car behind also overtook, also subject to flashing lights. If you are going to dither around, don't get angry when people over take.

Ransoman

525 posts

37 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Green number plates wink

And I actually like ev's

Kuji

749 posts

69 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Alex_225 said:
Idiots who pass you on the motorway, then pull in far too close in front and then slow down!!

Three times I had this happen on the M4 on Sunday evening. I have the cruise control set to 70mph so I know I'm not accidentally increasing speed without realising and I'm sat in lane one so not in anyone's way.

First driver is a white van, comes past me at a few MPH faster than I'm travelling which is fair enough. Then merges in front of me 3/4 of a cars length but way too close than necessary. Wouldn't have been an issue had he not kept up his speed but he then slowed down meaning either I'm forced to slow down or I over take. I waited a few moments and overtook, meaning he dropped back and didn't appear again for ages despite not having accelerated past 75.

Then the absolute moron does exactly the same thing again about ten minutes later!! Frustratingly a div in a DS3 did something very similar but judging by his inability to remain in between two lines of a motorway lane, I wasn't surprised.

I couldn't work out if the consistency of my speed caught them out or if they expected me to slow down when they were going faster than me anyway.

I was taught to not merge back across until I could see the car in my rear view mirror. Both of these drivers moved across way too quickly and too close!
Inside lane, or middle/third lane?



nonsequitur

10,488 posts

63 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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zedx19 said:
The old boy in a lovely old 330CI this morning, driving at 25mph on a NSL B road, where 50mph is safe, braking down to 15mph at any slight bend. After 2 miles behind him at a straight I nipped past, only to be met with a horn and flashing lights?!? Car behind also overtook, also subject to flashing lights. If you are going to dither around, don't get angry when people over take.
Let's be honest. 50 is safe for you, but not for him. Don't like the flashing and horn though. If he wants to drive slower, fine,. But allow others to pass without implied agression.drivinggrumpy

nonsequitur

10,488 posts

63 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Kuji said:
Alex_225 said:
Idiots who pass you on the motorway, then pull in far too close in front and then slow down!!

Three times I had this happen on the M4 on Sunday evening. I have the cruise control set to 70mph so I know I'm not accidentally increasing speed without realising and I'm sat in lane one so not in anyone's way.

First driver is a white van, comes past me at a few MPH faster than I'm travelling which is fair enough. Then merges in front of me 3/4 of a cars length but way too close than necessary. Wouldn't have been an issue had he not kept up his speed but he then slowed down meaning either I'm forced to slow down or I over take. I waited a few moments and overtook, meaning he dropped back and didn't appear again for ages despite not having accelerated past 75.

Then the absolute moron does exactly the same thing again about ten minutes later!! Frustratingly a div in a DS3 did something very similar but judging by his inability to remain in between two lines of a motorway lane, I wasn't surprised.

I couldn't work out if the consistency of my speed caught them out or if they expected me to slow down when they were going faster than me anyway.

I was taught to not merge back across until I could see the car in my rear view mirror. Both of these drivers moved across way too quickly and too close!
Inside lane, or middle/third lane?
Alex says he was ' Sat in lane one '.

nonsequitur

10,488 posts

63 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Alex_225 said:
Idiots who pass you on the motorway, then pull in far too close in front and then slow down!!

Three times I had this happen on the M4 on Sunday evening. I have the cruise control set to 70mph so I know I'm not accidentally increasing speed without realising and I'm sat in lane one so not in anyone's way.

First driver is a white van, comes past me at a few MPH faster than I'm travelling which is fair enough. Then merges in front of me 3/4 of a cars length but way too close than necessary. Wouldn't have been an issue had he not kept up his speed but he then slowed down meaning either I'm forced to slow down or I over take. I waited a few moments and overtook, meaning he dropped back and didn't appear again for ages despite not having accelerated past 75.

Then the absolute moron does exactly the same thing again about ten minutes later!! Frustratingly a div in a DS3 did something very similar but judging by his inability to remain in between two lines of a motorway lane, I wasn't surprised.

I couldn't work out if the consistency of my speed caught them out or if they expected me to slow down when they were going faster than me anyway.

I was taught to not merge back across until I could see the car in my rear view mirror. Both of these drivers moved across way too quickly and too close!
All that is one of the reasons I don't use cruise on the MW.

nonsequitur

10,488 posts

63 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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slowcars1 said:
nonsequitur said:
zedx19 said:
The old boy in a lovely old 330CI this morning, driving at 25mph on a NSL B road, where 50mph is safe, braking down to 15mph at any slight bend. After 2 miles behind him at a straight I nipped past, only to be met with a horn and flashing lights?!? Car behind also overtook, also subject to flashing lights. If you are going to dither around, don't get angry when people over take.
Let's be honest. 50 is safe for you, but not for him. Don't like the flashing and horn though. If he wants to drive slower, fine,. But allow others to pass without implied agression.drivinggrumpy
How else are you supposed to demonstrate how petty and self righteous you are?
silly

Flibble

5,059 posts

128 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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This morning's bellend was a woman at a large roundabout (where else?) I was doing a right turn and approaching my exit, she was at the exit before mine and decided she could definitely make it for a straight across but clearly couldn't. Then she honked me because she had to stop to avoid planting her car in my passenger door as though it's my fault she can't judge entry to a roundabout.

RazerSauber

466 posts

7 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Kuji said:
Alex_225 said:
Idiots who pass you on the motorway, then pull in far too close in front and then slow down!!

Three times I had this happen on the M4 on Sunday evening. I have the cruise control set to 70mph so I know I'm not accidentally increasing speed without realising and I'm sat in lane one so not in anyone's way.

First driver is a white van, comes past me at a few MPH faster than I'm travelling which is fair enough. Then merges in front of me 3/4 of a cars length but way too close than necessary. Wouldn't have been an issue had he not kept up his speed but he then slowed down meaning either I'm forced to slow down or I over take. I waited a few moments and overtook, meaning he dropped back and didn't appear again for ages despite not having accelerated past 75.

Then the absolute moron does exactly the same thing again about ten minutes later!! Frustratingly a div in a DS3 did something very similar but judging by his inability to remain in between two lines of a motorway lane, I wasn't surprised.

I couldn't work out if the consistency of my speed caught them out or if they expected me to slow down when they were going faster than me anyway.

I was taught to not merge back across until I could see the car in my rear view mirror. Both of these drivers moved across way too quickly and too close!
Inside lane, or middle/third lane?

Trax

1,373 posts

179 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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mattyn1 said:
People who smoke in hospital grounds (bad enough - aren't all hospital grounds no smoking now anyway?) while sitting on a seat that has a No Smoking sign on it. Especially if those seats are right outside the entrance.
Especially outside the maternity ward, whilst heavily pregnant. Even better whilst your coming out after your second miscarriage.

mikal83

3,977 posts

199 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Kuji said:
Alex_225 said:
Idiots who pass you on the motorway, then pull in far too close in front and then slow down!!

Three times I had this happen on the M4 on Sunday evening. I have the cruise control set to 70mph so I know I'm not accidentally increasing speed without realising and I'm sat in lane one so not in anyone's way.

First driver is a white van, comes past me at a few MPH faster than I'm travelling which is fair enough. Then merges in front of me 3/4 of a cars length but way too close than necessary. Wouldn't have been an issue had he not kept up his speed but he then slowed down meaning either I'm forced to slow down or I over take. I waited a few moments and overtook, meaning he dropped back and didn't appear again for ages despite not having accelerated past 75.

Then the absolute moron does exactly the same thing again about ten minutes later!! Frustratingly a div in a DS3 did something very similar but judging by his inability to remain in between two lines of a motorway lane, I wasn't surprised.

I couldn't work out if the consistency of my speed caught them out or if they expected me to slow down when they were going faster than me anyway.

I was taught to not merge back across until I could see the car in my rear view mirror. Both of these drivers moved across way too quickly and too close!
Inside lane, or middle/third lane?
Pure PH reply. Dont read the entire post but have a dumb dig anyway.

Blown2CV

22,497 posts

150 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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nonsequitur said:
zedx19 said:
The old boy in a lovely old 330CI this morning, driving at 25mph on a NSL B road, where 50mph is safe, braking down to 15mph at any slight bend. After 2 miles behind him at a straight I nipped past, only to be met with a horn and flashing lights?!? Car behind also overtook, also subject to flashing lights. If you are going to dither around, don't get angry when people over take.
Let's be honest. 50 is safe for you, but not for him. Don't like the flashing and horn though. If he wants to drive slower, fine,. But allow others to pass without implied agression.drivinggrumpy
if he can't drive comfortably whilst doing what most other people do, then he needs to turn his license in.

yellowjack

12,193 posts

113 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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Car drivers who come over all unnecessary at cyclists who aren't yet on the same road as they are.

Specifically, last night, while I was on my bike approaching a give-way line at a particularly wide-mouthed 'T' junction. I was coming off a quiet road onto a far "bigger" road. There was no traffic behind me, so I approached the junction centrally, then made a 90° left turn, behind and parallel with the double dashed line. This was because I'd identified a car approaching from my left and needed to give way to it and join behind it. As there was nothing on the road behind this one car, I'd adjusted my speed and position to match the gap behind the car, and was planning on "popping out" behind it without needing to stop and put a foot down.

All went to plan until the driver of the BMW braked hard, and came to an abrupt halt from, at a guess, about 50 to 55 mph. Now I had to stop too, and put a foot down. Which I did, under complete control (plan to stop, look to go) and I was still well behind the 'give way' line. Now I don't know why this Berkley Hunt stopped like that, nor do I care. Possibly he wasn't concentrating and panicked when he saw my rear light 2 feet inside the junction. But his braking was a complete waste of time in accident avoidance terms, because he was about 10 feet beyond me when his car stopped (always drive at a speed from which you can safely stop in the road space you can see to be clear, anyone?). Maybe he saw a cyclist and presumed I would plough on through the junction with no regard for my own safety? (Highly unlikely, by the way, self preservation is my guiding principle on a bicycle). Whatever the reason, there was no need to have stopped at all. Even if I had pulled out ahead of him, the opposite lane was empty, and it being a straight section of road, it was clearly empty of oncoming traffic, so if he'd seen me and was expecting me to pull out, a simple lane change (and a horn blast I'd have deserved if I'd done something that stupid) would have seen us both right.

And yet, cars roll up to give way lines and smoothly join traffic without actually stopping all day every day. Why is it that when a cyclist rides as he would drive that these flange-wanglers can't seem to cope with judging speed and distance? There was no other interaction between me and the driver. He didn't get out and rant and rave or anything. I just waited a few seconds, he eventually drove away again, and I just shook my head in disbelief and checked there was nothing else approaching from my right before turning out onto the road and carrying on home. I'm just confused as to why drivers react like this? I had a less dramatic one earlier in the ride, again where I'd identified a safe gap behind a woman in a FIAT 500, and was matching my approach speed to the gap behind her, when she braked. This time not to a stop, but certainly down from about 25 mph to about 10 mph, and then, when I did join behind her she was ranting at me in her mirror. Just a few hundred yards up the road a cycle lane opened, and as I passed her (heavy traffic queuing for a roundabout) she was still ranting and waving her arms about like a demented semaphore operator.

Alex_225

3,601 posts

148 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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mikal83 said:
Kuji said:
Alex_225 said:
Idiots who pass you on the motorway, then pull in far too close in front and then slow down!!

Three times I had this happen on the M4 on Sunday evening. I have the cruise control set to 70mph so I know I'm not accidentally increasing speed without realising and I'm sat in lane one so not in anyone's way.

First driver is a white van, comes past me at a few MPH faster than I'm travelling which is fair enough. Then merges in front of me 3/4 of a cars length but way too close than necessary. Wouldn't have been an issue had he not kept up his speed but he then slowed down meaning either I'm forced to slow down or I over take. I waited a few moments and overtook, meaning he dropped back and didn't appear again for ages despite not having accelerated past 75.

Then the absolute moron does exactly the same thing again about ten minutes later!! Frustratingly a div in a DS3 did something very similar but judging by his inability to remain in between two lines of a motorway lane, I wasn't surprised.

I couldn't work out if the consistency of my speed caught them out or if they expected me to slow down when they were going faster than me anyway.

I was taught to not merge back across until I could see the car in my rear view mirror. Both of these drivers moved across way too quickly and too close!
Inside lane, or middle/third lane?
Pure PH reply. Dont read the entire post but have a dumb dig anyway.
Haha sounds about right!

For the benefit of Mr Magoo, it was lane one, the far left lane or to quote the masses, 'the slow lane'. Either way I was in the right place for sitting at 70mph, overtaking no one and cruising along a relatively empty motorway.

WarrenB

608 posts

65 months

Wednesday 23rd October
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yellowjack said:
Car drivers who come over all unnecessary at cyclists who aren't yet on the same road as they are.

Specifically, last night, while I was on my bike approaching a give-way line at a particularly wide-mouthed 'T' junction. I was coming off a quiet road onto a far "bigger" road. There was no traffic behind me, so I approached the junction centrally, then made a 90° left turn, behind and parallel with the double dashed line. This was because I'd identified a car approaching from my left and needed to give way to it and join behind it. As there was nothing on the road behind this one car, I'd adjusted my speed and position to match the gap behind the car, and was planning on "popping out" behind it without needing to stop and put a foot down.

All went to plan until the driver of the BMW braked hard, and came to an abrupt halt from, at a guess, about 50 to 55 mph. Now I had to stop too, and put a foot down. Which I did, under complete control (plan to stop, look to go) and I was still well behind the 'give way' line. Now I don't know why this Berkley Hunt stopped like that, nor do I care. Possibly he wasn't concentrating and panicked when he saw my rear light 2 feet inside the junction. But his braking was a complete waste of time in accident avoidance terms, because he was about 10 feet beyond me when his car stopped (always drive at a speed from which you can safely stop in the road space you can see to be clear, anyone?). Maybe he saw a cyclist and presumed I would plough on through the junction with no regard for my own safety? (Highly unlikely, by the way, self preservation is my guiding principle on a bicycle). Whatever the reason, there was no need to have stopped at all. Even if I had pulled out ahead of him, the opposite lane was empty, and it being a straight section of road, it was clearly empty of oncoming traffic, so if he'd seen me and was expecting me to pull out, a simple lane change (and a horn blast I'd have deserved if I'd done something that stupid) would have seen us both right.

And yet, cars roll up to give way lines and smoothly join traffic without actually stopping all day every day. Why is it that when a cyclist rides as he would drive that these flange-wanglers can't seem to cope with judging speed and distance? There was no other interaction between me and the driver. He didn't get out and rant and rave or anything. I just waited a few seconds, he eventually drove away again, and I just shook my head in disbelief and checked there was nothing else approaching from my right before turning out onto the road and carrying on home. I'm just confused as to why drivers react like this? I had a less dramatic one earlier in the ride, again where I'd identified a safe gap behind a woman in a FIAT 500, and was matching my approach speed to the gap behind her, when she braked. This time not to a stop, but certainly down from about 25 mph to about 10 mph, and then, when I did join behind her she was ranting at me in her mirror. Just a few hundred yards up the road a cycle lane opened, and as I passed her (heavy traffic queuing for a roundabout) she was still ranting and waving her arms about like a demented semaphore operator.
So you were facing the same direction of the BMW, but not on the same road behind a give way line, and not stopped. To him it'd have looked like you were unaware of him and going to pull out infront of him.

Or have I misunderstood?