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

1,998 posts

179 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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99dndd said:
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...
I saw someone do that a few months back. Banned for life I say.

lucido grigio

44,044 posts

127 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Less damage to Audi,the wheel stayed on.
Audi had priority as it had a fence on its left and BMW should've waited to pass parked car on its side of the road.


ashleyman

6,214 posts

63 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.
Ouch. Usually very quiet that little bit of road but have noticed people drive down it at 40 as per A217 and not the 30 that it is.

lucido grigio

44,044 posts

127 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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It's certainly not the first time this type of hit has occurred here.

kowalski655

11,814 posts

107 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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An Audi and a BMW, surely BOTH always have right of way? smile
This is what happens when 2 unstoppable objects collide.

Kewy

1,443 posts

58 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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kowalski655 said:
An Audi and a BMW, surely BOTH always have right of way? smile
This is what happens when 2 unstoppable objects collide.
Pretty sure there should be a wormhole to another dimension there somewhere…

Dagnir

859 posts

127 months

Tuesday 7th 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.
Wow, I found one!! I've wanted to ask someone for ages!!

Why? Why drive below the speed limit?

Driving at 26 in a 30 for example.......what is your reasoning?



Edited by Dagnir on Tuesday 7th November 14:46

Jim AK

4,029 posts

88 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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It's a limit not a target! A little under is fine imo. The problem is those doing say on roads with a 60+ limit

playalistic

2,269 posts

128 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Dagnir said:
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.
Wow, I found one!! I've wanted to ask someone for ages!!

Why? Why drive below the speed limit?

Driving at 26 in a 30 for example.......what is your reasoning?



Edited by Dagnir on Tuesday 7th November 14:46
I'll hazard a guess and say for some - holding people up is the only satisfaction they manage to extract from their otherwise entirely sad existence?

Monkeylegend

20,553 posts

195 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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playalistic said:
I'll hazard a guess and say for some - holding people up is the only satisfaction they manage to extract from their otherwise entirely sad existence?
Wrong guess tongue out

I pootle about often not hitting the speed limits because I can. Being happily retired means that I don't have to be anywhere in a hurry, and we have some lovely countryside so it seems wrong not to take it slowly and enjoy.

I don't feel sad and lead a very fulfilling lifestyle. Must go, got a game of carpet bowls to play later bounce

nonsequitur

17,003 posts

80 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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Dagnir said:
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.
Wow, I found one!! I've wanted to ask someone for ages!!

Why? Why drive below the speed limit?

Driving at 26 in a 30 for example.......what is your reasoning?




Edited by Dagnir on Tuesday 7th November 14:46
At last! I have been discovered. Always a good thing at my time of life.thumbup

I would suggest that 26 in a thirty is not 'slow', but under 20 might well be.driving

Of course there is the time honoured phrase ' The speed limit is the limit and not a target'. Something that those pesky serial speeders could do well to memorise.idea

Amazingly, all this from a former 'boy racer'. (North Kent area early 1970's). Who is now in no hurry and can drive at any damn speed he likes.irked (providing it is at the speed limit or just below, of course.)

Your post:silly

byebye






Edited by nonsequitur on Wednesday 8th November 09:04

Cliftonite

7,638 posts

102 months

Tuesday 7th November 2017
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The way Highways Agency (or whoever deals with this stuff this week, and whatever they call themselves) manage to capture the hearts and minds of the 'beneficiaries' of 'Smart' motorways:



Source:

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/drivers-giv...



problemchild1976

1,376 posts

113 months

Tuesday 7th 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.
taking your time is different to keeping flow with the traffic

a lost art - its easy if you are looking and paying attention and planning ahead

JJ

Dagnir

859 posts

127 months

Wednesday 8th November 2017
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nonsequitur said:
Dagnir said:
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.
Wow, I found one!! I've wanted to ask someone for ages!!

Why? Why drive below the speed limit?

Driving at 26 in a 30 for example.......what is your reasoning?

Edited by Dagnir on Tuesday 7th November 14:46
At last! I have been discovered. Always a good thing at my time of life.thumbup

I would suggest that 26 in a thirty is not 'slow', but under 20 might well be.driving

Of course there is the time honoured phrase ' The speed limit is the limit and not a target'. Something that those pesky serial speeders could do well to memorise.idea

Amazingly, all this from a former 'boy racer'. (North Kent area early 1970's). Who is now in no hurry and can drive at any damn speed he likes.irked (providing it is at the speed limit or just below, of course.)

Your post:silly

byebye

Edited by nonsequitur on Wednesday 8th November 09:04
Yes yes not a target. Very good, that's a new one to me -_-

Any response to my question? Why do you do it? What do you gain?

It takes no more concentration to drive a small % faster, actually at the limit....so why not do it?

Jim AK

4,029 posts

88 months

Wednesday 8th November 2017
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Dagnir said:
Yes yes not a target. Very good, that's a new one to me -_-

Any response to my question? Why do you do it? What do you gain?

It takes no more concentration to drive a small % faster, actually at the limit....so why not do it?
So you travel everywhere at precisely the posted limit do you?

I would have thought the level of concentration required to do that would virtually preclude any possibility of being aware of your surroundings due to a constant watch being kept of your speedo!

As I`ve posted here earlier in this thread. If someone is doing 25 or so in a 30 I dont care, anything less than 5 mph under 50 or 60 is also acceptable to me.

From Ns`s previous posts I reckon he would be found bimbling along at a max of 45 on any A road!

Being Devils Advocate. What do YOU gain exactly travelling at precisely the posted limit?

Krikkit

20,924 posts

145 months

Wednesday 8th November 2017
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"It's a limit not a target" seems to be the mantra of those who can't be arsed managing their speed correctly.

When on your driving test you've got to justify your speed - too slow and you'll get an advisory/fail, so why not keep it up? The speed limit *is* the target, should the road be safe to do so. Without any hazards/limiting conditions present you should aim to be doing the speed limit where the vehicle is capable of it.

langtounlad

587 posts

135 months

Wednesday 8th November 2017
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^ That's just wrong. I like making progress as much as the next man but I reserve the right also to choose to bimble along if the mood takes me.
If, for example, I'm on a weekend break with no time restrictions then I'll be cruising along at a steady 40ish in the countryside admiring the view.
I'll still ensure that I'm not a mobile chicane however but the speed limit is not a target.

Dagnir

859 posts

127 months

Wednesday 8th November 2017
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Jim AK said:
Dagnir said:
Yes yes not a target. Very good, that's a new one to me -_-

Any response to my question? Why do you do it? What do you gain?

It takes no more concentration to drive a small % faster, actually at the limit....so why not do it?
So you travel everywhere at precisely the posted limit do you?

I would have thought the level of concentration required to do that would virtually preclude any possibility of being aware of your surroundings due to a constant watch being kept of your speedo!

As I`ve posted here earlier in this thread. If someone is doing 25 or so in a 30 I dont care, anything less than 5 mph under 50 or 60 is also acceptable to me.

From Ns`s previous posts I reckon he would be found bimbling along at a max of 45 on any A road!

Being Devils Advocate. What do YOU gain exactly travelling at precisely the posted limit?
No of course I don't. I travel either on or above the limit by a few MPHs and this requires almost no concentartion.

Are you really asking what I gain? I would have thought that would be obvious?!?



Flibble

5,655 posts

145 months

Wednesday 8th November 2017
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langtounlad said:
^ That's just wrong. I like making progress as much as the next man but I reserve the right also to choose to bimble along if the mood takes me.
If, for example, I'm on a weekend break with no time restrictions then I'll be cruising along at a steady 40ish in the countryside admiring the view.
I'll still ensure that I'm not a mobile chicane however but the speed limit is not a target.
The bit about driving tests is not wrong. If you do 30 in a 40, or 40ish in a 60 on your test, you would at the very least get a minor fault, if not actually fail. Given it's not considered up to the (fairly low) standard for obtaining a licence, what makes it suddenly fine once you have passed?

nonsequitur

17,003 posts

80 months

Wednesday 8th November 2017
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problemchild1976 said:
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.
taking your time is different to keeping flow with the traffic

a lost art - its easy if you are looking and paying attention and planning ahead

JJ
...and if that traffic flow is exceeding the posted speed limit, and one is reluctant to follow suit?

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