People driving up your ar$e grrrr!

People driving up your ar$e grrrr!

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chan61922

Original Poster:

362 posts

12 months

Friday 7th February
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Skodalan that’s another thing, people like to play this speed up then slow down for camera game lol

Cambs_Stuart

749 posts

34 months

Friday 7th February
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It's not just London, in Cambridge i seem to get a lot of tailgaiters who don't seem to realise that, even if i get out of the way they'll still be in traffic, and every bike and pedestrian will get there faster.
So i let everyone out of every side street just to annoy them.
Curiously, i get a lot more aggressive tailgaiters when I'm in my Clio 172, than in my passat.

swisstoni

8,528 posts

229 months

Friday 7th February
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I’m sure we’d all like to see a few photos of this highly strung thorobred.

chan61922

Original Poster:

362 posts

12 months

Friday 7th February
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Oh and not to mentioned passing through a red because you held them up for 10 seconds of their lives lol

Johnnytheboy

19,146 posts

136 months

Friday 7th February
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sonnenschein3000 said:
Its always a certain type of driver though isn't it.
A base spec 2 litre German saloon on a company lease...
Really? I tend to get it from angry parents in sheds, and little girls in things like Fiat 500s.

irocfan

21,954 posts

140 months

Friday 7th February
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chan61922 said:
Totally agree it’s just the culture here, but even first thing in the morning when your cars exhaust are puffing away as the cars cold and the windows are frosted up, people just expect you to do 40/45 mph in a 30, get horned at for doing 25? It’s bonkers
errrrmmmmm

chan61922

Original Poster:

362 posts

12 months

Friday 7th February
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White van men and boy racers for me frown

KAgantua

1,691 posts

81 months

Friday 7th February
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I never get tailgated, but then I drive to the limit and conditions and dont needlessly drive under the limit, and use the correct lane i.e. move back left after overtaking.

I find people that moan about being tailgated are usually guilty of the above. Same as peopel that gripe about 'being cut up all the time'.

ElectricSoup

6,470 posts

101 months

Friday 7th February
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I particularly enjoy this behaviour when performed by HGV drivers in 50-limit average speed zones in the M4 Smart Motorway upgrade area at the moment (i.e. Reading to London). I cruise at an indicated 53, yet there they are, inches from the bumper, lights blazing. 40 tonnes of death a few feet from the back of my head.

s.

Jonny TVR

2,756 posts

231 months

Friday 7th February
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I move over now to let them by .. that wasn't always the case in years gone by. It happens more since I now have 9 points and have to drive on the motorway like a granny!

tonyvid

9,186 posts

193 months

Friday 7th February
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MC Bodge said:
chan61922 said:
I’m over cautious with this car as I mentioned it’s tuned and it’s a turbo. The car doesn’t want to change gear freely when it’s stone cold so I hang on to gears so I don’t stress it, You get a feel for your car, you can certainly tell when it’s cold so just for the sake of the road being a 40mph zone doesn’t mean I have to race to 40 just for the sake of some idiot behind me. I have no issue with beinh overtaken, please do so. It’s zero degrees outside my cars frosted up, windows are foggy, you can clearly see that, just go past me already.
Clear your windows and remove the Frost.
Totally, why are you driving about all frosted up in the first place? If I have this right you drive a Golf R that's been fettled - it's not a 288GTO or something impossibly fragile so just get moving with the flow and it will warm up quicker as a bonus. I understand wanting to avoid potholes etc but maybe your mods have taken things too low/stiff for general commuting?

As an aside I hate being tailgated and it happens every day I venture on the Suffolk/Cambs stretches of the A14 in rush-hour - just what is the point when I'm going the same speed as the car in front and that's the same as the other 1000 we can all see stretching ahead over the horizon?

chan61922

Original Poster:

362 posts

12 months

Friday 7th February
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In all honestly everyone’s windows are frosted up first thing in the morning, eveyone has to go through it, does it mean we all come out our drives racing like Nigel Mansel- no we don’t. So have some consideration. Don’t where mansel came from by the way lol

ElectricSoup

6,470 posts

101 months

Friday 7th February
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chan61922 said:
In all honestly everyone’s windows are frosted up first thing in the morning, eveyone has to go through it, does it mean we all come out our drives racing like Nigel Mansel- no we don’t. So have some consideration. Don’t where mansel came from by the way lol
Everyone's jumping off a cliff tomorrow. See you at the bottom.

chan61922

Original Poster:

362 posts

12 months

Friday 7th February
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Tonyvid you been stalking me mate lol I’m stage 2 on a stock turbo if you know anything about the stock turbos you’d know there about as useful as chocolate teapot. Problem is this an occurring theme my previous M car got the same treatment, and when I drive my runaround and Mrs car I get no grief whatsoever. Never in the slightest. Soon as someone sees something abit tarted up there instantly on to you

KAgantua

1,691 posts

81 months

Friday 7th February
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chan61922 said:
Tonyvid you been stalking me mate lol I’m stage 2 on a stock turbo if you know anything about the stock turbos you’d know there about as useful as chocolate teapot. Problem is this an occurring theme my previous M car got the same treatment, and when I drive my runaround and Mrs car I get no grief whatsoever. Never in the slightest. Soon as someone sees something abit tarted up there instantly on to you
All your cars get treated the same? Wonder what the common denominator could be? Maybe they all have similar shaped headlights?

chan61922

Original Poster:

362 posts

12 months

Friday 7th February
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Electric soup I know that stretch on the m4 very well, infact used daily. Your right lorries are a nightmare on there, anything below 55 won’t cut it even in the slow lane

MC Bodge

12,126 posts

125 months

Friday 7th February
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KAgantua said:
I never get tailgated, but then I drive to the limit and conditions and dont needlessly drive under the limit, and use the correct lane i.e. move back left after overtaking.

I find people that moan about being tailgated are usually guilty of the above. Same as peopel that gripe about 'being cut up all the time'.
Wow. You win the thread.

Hoofy

69,979 posts

232 months

Friday 7th February
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chan61922 said:
them. I really don’t think I am being an annoyance driving 5mph less then the roads speed limit.
Oh, I see.

So you're doing 25 when 30 is clearly possible. Why can't your car do 30? Do you only have two gears or something? I drive at the speed limit when the engine is cold, and won't do over 3000rpm until the engine is at 90C.

I get the feeling you're doing it to annoy others because you have a highly tuned turbo and want to make a point.

MC Bodge

12,126 posts

125 months

Friday 7th February
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chan61922 said:
In all honestly everyone’s windows are frosted up first thing in the morning, eveyone has to go through it, does it mean we all come out our drives racing like Nigel Mansel- no we don’t. So have some consideration. Don’t where mansel came from by the way lol
Everybody should defrost their windows before setting off.

chan61922

Original Poster:

362 posts

12 months

Friday 7th February
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Kagantua so why doesn’t my runaround experience any grief