Tell us your driving secret - it's safe with us

Tell us your driving secret - it's safe with us

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DickyC

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43,505 posts

179 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I drive in my gardening shoes.

They are so comfy you can call me Mr Comfy.

Robmarriott

2,369 posts

139 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I don’t mind people sitting in the middle lane.

Super Sonic

1,619 posts

35 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I keep a good space from the car in front. It a oids a lot of accelerating and braking. If someone pulls out of a junction into the space, well good for them, they're obviously in a hurry/ on the ball/ in a quick car.
If anyone cuts me up or pulls out in front of me, I don't take it personally. We all make mistakes.
Mitigating other drivers mistakes is what makes a good driver.

StonedRollin

1,623 posts

191 months

Wednesday 14th September
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Super Sonic said:
I keep a good space from the car in front. It a oids a lot of accelerating and braking. If someone pulls out of a junction into the space, well good for them, they're obviously in a hurry/ on the ball/ in a quick car.
If anyone cuts me up or pulls out in front of me, I don't take it personally. We all make mistakes.
Mitigating other drivers mistakes is what makes a good driver.
Most sensible post on PH for a while....................

Speed Badger

2,073 posts

98 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I don't care if I've been sitting in a long queue of cars exiting a motorway and someone bypasses the entire slip lane and dives in front of me at the last minute. I just don't mind. I know I should be red with rage and close up until I'm inches off the car in front's bumper as we move along to prevent last minute ingress.

thewarlock

3,110 posts

26 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I've gotten lazy, having 'upgraded' from a 350Z to a 370Z, and never heel and toe by myself anymore, as the car does it for you, and gets it perfect every time.

blackscooby

249 posts

261 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I love driving my automatic.
I said it.. never thought it would.

GT03ROB

11,750 posts

202 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I can't tell the difference between RWD & FWD

spoodler

1,760 posts

136 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I can't tell if 95% of the posts in General Gassing are sad, serious, satire, out and out spoof or posted by some form of artificial intelligence...

geeks

7,977 posts

120 months

Wednesday 14th September
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DickyC said:
I drive in my gardening shoes.

They are so comfy you can call me Mr Comfy.
I used to have a pair of driving shoes, they were just so comfy, gutted when they got lost in a house move a few years back.

T6 vanman

2,338 posts

80 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I've never thought to criticise Mrs T6's poor driving ... I just keep it bottled up inside as my little secret boxedin

simon_harris

46 posts

15 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I have my own set of defined rules for choosing when to let people out of junctions, side roads etc.

ie if I am approaching a red light and there is traffic behind me and someone is waiting to be let out, I will always let them out. If there is no traffic behind me or the light is on green I generally won't.

if a car is trying to cross traffic and there is a build up of cars behind it and there are cars behind me I will slow to allow them to cross, if there are no cars behind me or the car trying to cross I won't.

I've got quite a few more but the general concept is be nice to other drives and karma will come back around when I need it too.

rewild

2,708 posts

120 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I love EVs. It's how things should be. I still have ICE cars too, but I secretly wish they would throw a valve or something so I could buy a second EV, and maybe a third, and maybe an electric motorcycle too...

I don't think I'll buy an ICE car ever again.

Smokey Bear

6 posts

5 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I'm addicted to tailgating.

deckster

8,073 posts

236 months

Wednesday 14th September
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GT03ROB said:
I can't tell the difference between RWD & FWD
Be careful who you say that to. I admitted to that a few years back and was ridiculed for months.

(I still can't, btw)

scouseVR6

115 posts

170 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I've become very lazy; I only ever indicate when I absolutely need to,

Xenoous

395 posts

39 months

Wednesday 14th September
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Although I love driving and consider myself to be a petrol/pistonhead, my back catalogue of cars is 4 cars in 13 years. All FWD. I don't really have a hankering for anything RWD other than perhaps an M2, or a newer Mustang. Neither of which I care about the fact they're RWD. I'd rather own a Mondeo than a 5 series.

What's the fuss all about?

Bannock

1,127 posts

11 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I've owned 37 cars in 36 years. The highest performance model was an Alfa 33 1.7 Cloverleaf.

I'm just not that interested in fast cars, I admire value for money, practicality and comfort above all else. Yes, the Alfa was a mistake given that statement! wink

Lotobear

4,225 posts

109 months

Wednesday 14th September
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I'm more interested in building or restoring cars, and improving them, that actually driving them. In fact I've become really quite bored of driving despite living right in the middle of some of the best driving roads in the UK (north Pennines and Scottish Borders)

donkmeister

5,634 posts

81 months

Wednesday 14th September
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simon_harris said:
I've got quite a few more but the general concept is be nice to other drives and karma will come back around when I need it too.
I get annoyed when another road user steals the karma I was going to get. For instance, two cars need to be helped out of a junction, the driver in front lets both out... It makes no difference to where I am in the queue but that bd just stole the karma I would have earned from letting the second car out. Hopefully he'll experience karmic vengeance for stealing my good karma.

Also I think most cyclists and lorry drivers are courteous and are just as valid on the road as cars, and very few have ever caused me concern or consternation. That seems to be an opinion you need to keep to yourself hehe