Ridiculous Speed

Ridiculous Speed

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LordBretSinclair

Original Poster:

4,059 posts

133 months

Sunday 5th July
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Hope this wasn't anyone with a Vanquish on here !!!!!
Average of 115mph on the North Devon Link Road - single carriageway and 60 mph.
Ridiculous - just do a track day !!!!!

IanV12VSRs

2,698 posts

111 months

Sunday 5th July
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Agree LBS. We both know this road well and the number of deaths recorded on it are disproportionate and show how stupidly some people drive along it.

Very tempting to drive fast but the police do patrol it regularly, quite often with speed guns on bridges and chase cars further down the road. I nearly got caught a few years ago, nowhere near the speed here, but I was above the speed limit but fortunately got warned by a lorry coming the other way and slowed appropriately before I crested the hill.

ruhall

450 posts

102 months

Sunday 5th July
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I know that road but haven't been on it for quite a while and that's outrageous. Is it still 3-lane in places? Never understood why they did that.

There's been some really stupid driving and excessive speeds in recent weeks, particularly with large-engined motorcycles - some people seem to have lost their senses.

Where did the footage come from, is it a camera or following vehicle?

DB9newbie

31 posts

11 months

Sunday 5th July
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ruhall said:
Where did the footage come from, is it a camera or following vehicle?
I have seen this on FB and believe that the image comes from the police car that stopped the offender.

chesby

342 posts

180 months

Sunday 5th July
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I’m sure I’ve driven that road in my driving career but don’t remember it.

Would I be right in saying that there are a lot of side roads joining this one.

If so you are running a hell of a risk of someone pulling out in front of you or across you and you having nowhere to go.

A bit like this motorcyclist.

https://youtu.be/k_Zg0JYDUqM

IanV12VSRs

2,698 posts

111 months

Sunday 5th July
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chesby said:
I’m sure I’ve driven that road in my driving career but don’t remember it.

Would I be right in saying that there are a lot of side roads joining this one.

If so you are running a hell of a risk of someone pulling out in front of you or across you and you having nowhere to go.

A bit like this motorcyclist.

https://youtu.be/k_Zg0JYDUqM
You remember it well. It is a very dangerous road!

LordBretSinclair

Original Poster:

4,059 posts

133 months

Monday 6th July
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ruhall said:
I know that road but haven't been on it for quite a while and that's outrageous. Is it still 3-lane in places? Never understood why they did that.
This road links the M5 to North Devon. It was originally designed, and was going to be built, as a dual carriageway. The first section to Tiverton was built as such.
Government cutbacks meant there were insufficient funds to build to dual standards and the scheme was going to be dropped. The MP at the time, Tony Speller, lobbied that a road of some kind must be built so this cheaper 3 lane scheme went ahead.

indigostr

227 posts

82 months

Monday 6th July
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Last Friday had a golf r and vivaro behind me bating as though they were in a hurry to get home. Golf passes me on the dual carriageway, no gap for the vivaro so he decided to overtake me on a long sweeping cornered single lane uphill section , then he just stayed out there like he’d forgot he was on a single carriageway. I still don’t know how I’m writing this , he just braked and swerved back in as he suddenly realised the oncoming car was in the same lane. Very nearly 4 car carnage due to some impatient tt driving on that road. Pretty sure his seat would be brown stained and I’d be surprised if the panicked expression on the drivers face coming towards him has left the driver.

westhumbler

128 posts

32 months

Tuesday 7th July
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indigostr said:
Last Friday had a golf r and vivaro behind me bating as though they were in a hurry to get home. Golf passes me on the dual carriageway, no gap for the vivaro so he decided to overtake me on a long sweeping cornered single lane uphill section , then he just stayed out there like he’d forgot he was on a single carriageway. I still don’t know how I’m writing this , he just braked and swerved back in as he suddenly realised the oncoming car was in the same lane. Very nearly 4 car carnage due to some impatient tt driving on that road. Pretty sure his seat would be brown stained and I’d be surprised if the panicked expression on the drivers face coming towards him has left the driver.
Welcome to the world of the cyclist! I've lost count of the number of times this has happened to me on my bike. I always ride with front and rear cameras now and the police have been able to convict from my camera evidence. It's scary enough when it's happening, but it's even scarier when you're sitting at home watching the whole thing play out again on screen and marvelling at how no one got hurt or worse.

Lock down has been incredible time for cyclists with the roads being so quiet, but I certainly noticed that traffic was travelling a lot faster on the deserted roads and unfortunatly many have continued to do so, despite it now being even more dangerous as volumes are almost back to pre-covid levels.

Neil1300r

5,143 posts

134 months

Wednesday 8th July
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What has happened to Pistonheads - Speed Matters?

Mumsnet is available for discussions about horrid cars possibly / maybe (not) killing other drivers, cyclists, pedestrians. Won't someone think of the children

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whistle

murphyaj

297 posts

31 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Neil1300r said:
What has happened to Pistonheads - Speed Matters?

Mumsnet is available for discussions about horrid cars possibly / maybe (not) killing other drivers, cyclists, pedestrians. Won't someone think of the children

smile
whistle
So because we're car enthusiasts who like driving we aren't allowed to disapprove of people acting irresponsibly? I like driving fast but there are times when it is safe and reasonable and times when it is not. Understanding the difference is a reasonable point of discussion on a motoring forum.

irocfan

23,906 posts

146 months

Wednesday 8th July
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murphyaj said:
Neil1300r said:
What has happened to Pistonheads - Speed Matters?

Mumsnet is available for discussions about horrid cars possibly / maybe (not) killing other drivers, cyclists, pedestrians. Won't someone think of the children

smile
whistle
So because we're car enthusiasts who like driving we aren't allowed to disapprove of people acting irresponsibly? I like driving fast but there are times when it is safe and reasonable and times when it is not. Understanding the difference is a reasonable point of discussion on a motoring forum.
clearing parrot for take-off and flyby

westhumbler

128 posts

32 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Neil1300r said:
What has happened to Pistonheads - Speed Matters?

Mumsnet is available for discussions about horrid cars possibly / maybe (not) killing other drivers, cyclists, pedestrians. Won't someone think of the children

smile
whistle
Neil. My uncle was a pedestrian innocently walking along the side of a road with his girlfriend. He was killed when he was 28 by a driver speeding in excess of 80mph in a 40 limit. His body was dismembered and had to be collected up by the emergency services. Speeding or driving irresponsibly on public roads is not a joke.

My mum lost her only sibling, my grandparents lost their son and were so upset it took them more than 20 years before they could even speak about him without breaking down, I lost my uncle and the cousins I never had.

The driver who killed him, committed suicide before the case came to court because he couldn't live with having so needlessly killed someone (he was training to become a doctor).

The whole situation and so much misery, could so easily have been avoided.

I'm not trying to pick a fight with you and think you were making a light comment in fun, but I'm afraid it just touched a nerve with me and I want to make the point that this is serious stuff with serious consequences that roll down the decades.

Neil1300r

5,143 posts

134 months

Wednesday 8th July
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irocfan said:
clearing parrot for take-off and flyby
Glad someone recognises the stock PH piss taking response

LordBretSinclair

Original Poster:

4,059 posts

133 months

Thursday 9th July
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irocfan said:
clearing parrot for take-off and flyby
"Negative Ghost Rider, the pattern is full."

murphyaj

297 posts

31 months

Thursday 9th July
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Neil1300r said:
irocfan said:
clearing parrot for take-off and flyby
Glad someone recognises the stock PH piss taking response
Guilty as charged.
I'm going to have to invoke Poe's law on this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law