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

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

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Teebs

2,012 posts

179 months

Thursday 2nd November 2017
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The bell end on the M1 tonight watching a film / TV series on his IPhone whilst in the congested roadworks section near East Midlands Airport

You fking idiot

oligo333

5 posts

48 months

Sunday 5th November 2017
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I'm completely done with this as it is becoming more prevalent. Why? I'm not sure...

People who cannot keep up with the traffic in front....

A bugbear of mine for many years but seems to be on the increase. For reference this is on well-made single carriage way roads, not particularly challenging to drive, good weather and at reasonable speeds. Pretty much at some stage on every commute now I end up watching the traffic in front sail off into the distance while stuck behind a vehicle travelling at 38 in a 50. Why stuck you say? Generally no opportunity to overtake until the dual carriageways arrive as Cheshire CC seems to have bought a line painting machine that is stuck on the solid white line setting. Particularly enjoy the logic when they solid line a straight carriageway and then broken line it just before and through the twisties??

Another favourite as we approach this period in the year, the perennial issue of people who literally cannot see to drive at night or dusk. Full beam or else crawling at dusk - CHECK, slam on when dipped beam traffic approaches - CHECK, slam on at every undulation and gentle bend in the road - CHECK. Go and see the censored optician!! Get your prescription checked, pay for an AR coating on your glasses, whatever it takes to stop you travelling hesitantly along the road when there's still light in the sky never mind once the sun has set. You are going to kill someone or yourself eventually....

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Edited by oligo333 on Sunday 5th November 18:31

nonsequitur

17,114 posts

80 months

Sunday 5th November 2017
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oligo333 said:
I'm completely done with this as it is becoming more prevalent. Why? I'm not sure...

People who cannot keep up with the traffic in front....

A bugbear of mine for many years but seems to be on the increase. For reference this is on well-made single carriage way roads, not particularly challenging to drive, good weather and at reasonable speeds. Pretty much at some stage on every commute now I end up watching the traffic in front sail off into the distance while stuck behind a vehicle travelling at 38 in a 50. Why stuck you say? Generally no opportunity to overtake until the dual carriageways arrive as Cheshire CC seems to have bought a line painting machine that is stuck on the solid white line setting. Particularly enjoy the logic when they solid line a straight carriageway and then broken line it just before and through the twisties??

Another favourite as we approach this period in the year, the perennial issue of people who literally cannot see to drive at night or dusk. Full beam or else crawling at dusk - CHECK, slam on when dipped beam traffic approaches - CHECK, slam on at every undulation and gentle bend in the road - CHECK. Go and see the censored optician!! Get your prescription checked, pay for an AR coating on your glasses, whatever it takes to stop you travelling hesitantly along the road when there's still light in the sky never mind once the sun has set. You are going to kill someone or yourself eventually....

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Edited by oligo333 on Sunday 5th November 18:31
Your first paragraph probably concerns me. As I am rarely in a hurry these days I tend to drive at a sedate pace. Not tortoise speed but within the speed limit or just below and always leave a gap for overtakers. IMO there are far too many serial speeders on the roads today and they can be a menace to other road users. Yes, it's annoying to be behind a very slow driver but sometimes you just have to bite your lip, count to ten and be patient.




Pica-Pica

7,797 posts

48 months

Sunday 5th November 2017
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swagmeister said:
2 things :

The constant lane changers in stop start motorway traffic to gain that extra 4 meters.
As above the lane changers who signal to change lane when there is NO gap and sit stationary blocking all behind until a gap appears or some sod is forced to allow them in.
Even more so when it says 'STAY IN LANE'

oligo333

5 posts

48 months

Sunday 5th November 2017
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nonsequitur said:
Your first paragraph probably concerns me. As I am rarely in a hurry these days I tend to drive at a sedate pace. Not tortoise speed but within the speed limit or just below and always leave a gap for overtakers. IMO there are far too many serial speeders on the roads today and they can be a menace to other road users. Yes, it's annoying to be behind a very slow driver but sometimes you just have to bite your lip, count to ten and be patient.
No need for concern, I have lived in a rural area for 14 years and become acutely aware of what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable speed & behaviour on narrow, blind & decrepit roads heavy with walkers, cyclists and horse riders....That said, these are not such roads.

Relative to the commute, I would be happy if these individuals as per your good self were within speed limit or just below. I could toddle along listening to Smooth FM at this pace with no particular issues awaiting the dual carriageway in 10 miles or so time. We would (rightly) castigate people travelling 30%+ above the prevailing speed limit, yet we are told to suck it up when people travel at 30%+ below. As I said overtaking is not a (legitimate) possibility due to solid whites so the 2 miles of overtaking gap they have left in front is of little benefit. I also particularly savour the further reduction in speed once their earlier reference point i.e. the car in front, quickly goes beyond visual range and they are all on their lonesome.

Unfortunately, these individuals are anything but paragons of virtue or examples of how to commute calmly or sedately. With regard to Friday's commute I saw my latest commute buddy close-pass a very well illuminated cyclist, maintain their same speed into a 30mph industrial estate where SCVs often lurk (isn't monospeeding a cliche yet?) and then nearly take out a car correctly using a roundabout on said estate (vision issues, mentally still in bed or just plain incompetent?)

Not to worry, I will continue to set off for work nice and early and give them their space to go about their business. Plus I get to have fun building up my encyclopedic knowledge of car models based on their DRLs and headlight configurations as they very kindly closely inspect the rear of my vehicle in exacting detail (or perhaps they are just slipstreaming to do their bit for the environment...).

Enjoy your driving, if you are lucky enough to be done with the commute then more power to you beer


Pica-Pica

7,797 posts

48 months

Sunday 5th November 2017
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austinsmirk said:
Veryoldbear said:
Went to a filling station today to put petrol in car.

It seems to me that filling stations now exist for any OTHER than the selling of petrol. The filling station was full of people parking at the pumps then going into the shop to buy sweets, accessories, groceries, giant buckets of brown coffee-like substance. It's getting like going the cinema. It's dustbins of popcorn and hotdogs next.

Why don't they just sell PETROL FFS? I will allow diesel and engine oil, but ....
This ^^^^^^^

eg the local one in my village/little town is now an M&S one. So should you go, its massive queues at the pumps because people put fuel in, then go get a trolley/basket and do a bloody great shop.

But yes I understand the profit is to be had from muffins and dine in meals for two and not petrol.

Thank goodness my car only wants filling once a month and my wife's car is fully electric. I cannot begin to tell you how much better it is, never frequenting a petrol station regularly and instead, re-fueling on the driveway. It's the future smile
As long as you don't de-fuel on the driveway. (Well, not on your own of course).

Europa1

10,923 posts

152 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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The chap at the front of the convoy of traffic I was in on the A10 between Melbourn and Royston this morning, dribbling along at between 45 and 55mph (it's a wide, completely unchallenging NSL A road), with frequent flashes of the brake lights (but no actual loss of speed). Sure enough, as I overtook him on the dual carriageway at Royston, there was the telltale stare down to the right of his lap, with the odd hurried glance straight ahead. If your text/email/social media update is that sodding important, pull off into one of the many sodding laybys to do it, you sodding spacktard. #bleedingtodeathinpileofmangledmetal

DaveGoddard

1,081 posts

109 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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Why is it, when you are in a long slog of cars leaving a crowded car park after a concert/motor race/other event, there always just has to be one knob who just HAS to do a massive wheel-spinning start to try and show off to everyone? The only thing they ever achieve is everyone who sees them thinking they are a complete and utter dick, so why bother?

swagmeister

382 posts

56 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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The people who get worked up about what badges people put on their cars.

problemchild1976

1,376 posts

113 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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People who insist on trying to drive through a little peep hole in their hugely misted up windscreen because they can't be arsed to get a bit of kitchen roll or wait until its demisted....!!

grrrr

JJ

Master Bean

1,727 posts

84 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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Cyclists who ride at the same speed as their group but 10 metres back. Stay on the fking wheel you imbeciles! Why leave a gap if you are doing the same bloody speed. Grrr!

njw1

1,567 posts

75 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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problemchild1976 said:
People who insist on trying to drive through a little peep hole in their hugely misted up windscreen because they can't be arsed to get a bit of kitchen roll or wait until its demisted....!!

grrrr

JJ


I had to move the Mondeo off the drive this morning to get the works van out, there was no way I was clearing the frosted over screen (heated front screen not working!) just to move it out of the way so I did it with my head out of the window Ace Ventura style. biggrin

InitialDave

7,983 posts

83 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Driving to work this morning, a police van came up behind with a definite interest in making progress, so myself and the couple of cars in front pulled over to let him past.

Dozy old bugger coming the other way decided he had to stop exactly opposite us, forcing the van through an artificially tight gap, despite plenty of clear road ahead and behind him. If he'd stopped when he saw us do so, or just carried on, it'd have been no issue.

99dndd

1,649 posts

53 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Teebs said:
The bell end on the M1 tonight watching a film / TV series on his IPhone whilst in the congested roadworks section near East Midlands Airport
I will vote for the person in front of me who was video calling someone last night.

Yes the phone was dash mounted so technically legal but still...

Kuji

785 posts

86 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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InitialDave said:
yellowjack said:
it's cyclists that go through red lights when they've been red for weeks,
Yes.

yellowjack said:
but car drivers only take teeny-tiny risks with a few seconds around it turning to red.
Not "teeny-tiny" in my opinion, but that aside, yes.

yellowjack said:
Which is entirely OK.
No.

yellowjack said:
...but it's cyclists who are the worst offenders. Apparently.
Yes.

Look, I enjoy cycling, but there are a hell of a lot of people on bikes who seem to just not care about traffic lights, and overall not get that once you're on a bike, you need to act like a vehicle, not a pedestrian.

What you're mocking is exactly what I've seen. An occasional car driver sneaking through a red that's just turned, and a lot of cyclists just going straight through no matter how long it's been on red.

It's not an attack on cyclists, it's exasperation with dheads.
I particularly dislike the way that some people seem to deliberately misrepresent the truth, to suit their own agenda (like an oily politician).

We are not blind. We see morons passing red lights when it happens.

We also see that cyclists are STATISTICALLY more likely to do MANY SECONDS AFTER the light has changed to red, than a motorist would.




Europa1

10,923 posts

152 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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People in side turnings on to main roads who think "The car in front has pulled out, so it's fine for me to lumber out behind them and very slowly accelerate to a speed 10-15mph below the speed limit." Extra penispoints if there's a good 1/2 mile of empty tarmac behind the car on the main road that they've just forced to slow down.

FoxtrotOscar1

612 posts

73 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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The cock jockeys that block junctions and other turnings when queuing for a set of temporary roadwork traffic lights. Yes it might only be 20 seconds or so but you know that when their light goes green that entire queue is going through till its back to red and even then you can get some other blocking your exit for a second time.

Instarage.

FoxtrotOscar1

612 posts

73 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Europa1 said:
People in side turnings on to main roads who think "The car in front has pulled out, so it's fine for me to lumber out behind them and very slowly accelerate to a speed 10-15mph below the speed limit." Extra penispoints if there's a good 1/2 mile of empty tarmac behind the car on the main road that they've just forced to slow down.
Yup. Every morning almost. Leaving my village turns to a short 40mph section. There is 1 side road that you can almost guarantee someone will see you coming at 40 and pull out at a glacial pace. Usually see their car jerking into second gear half way into their manoeuvre. Grrr.

lucido grigio

44,044 posts

127 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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This is what happens when a knob doesn't know who's priority it is.



Narrow road,there was a car parked half on the pavement which may have been hit too.

Tow truck driver is incompetent,tore out the tyre valve from OSR of BMW dragging it out the way,so he could load the Audi.

I'm a knob for taking a pic too but needs must.

Bobberoo99

22,072 posts

62 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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lucido grigio said:
This is what happens when a knob doesn't know who's priority it is.



Narrow road,there was a car parked half on the pavement which may have been hit too.

Tow truck driver is incompetent,tore out the tyre valve from OSR of BMW dragging it out the way,so he could load the Audi.

I'm a knob for taking a pic too but needs must.
How much damage to the Audi? I take it you came across this going about your business? So who was at fault? Have you got that scabby Fester running yet? smile
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