August 20, 2011, 10:42 pm
[quote name='andy_1984' timestamp='1313844799' post='140773']
not very often but when someone does something really stupid i do get a bit of the rage. was on the motorway and it had been reduced to one lane due to motorway maintenance. it was also down to 30mph because of road workers in the lanes that had been closed.
im not one for slowing right down to 30mph i must admit, but when your passing workmen on the motorway its the right thing to do. anyway this idiot blazes past me at 50mph on the hard shoulder sending all sorts of crap flying up on to my windows and paintwork, could have cracked my windscreen or damaged paintwork9they were big bits of gravel not just dust). sure my car looks like a piece of crap bu thats no excuse. he got a few choice words, hand gestures and flashing lights.
luckily he was going in exactly the same direction as me so tailed him lane for lane and speed. could see him get flustered and eventually he quickly pulled in to a bus stop.
im glad i didnt stop behind him or i woulda done something he would have regretted
I had the exact same thing happen to me when I had my old Punto, it was only a few months ago. They were resurfacing a stretch of dual carriageway, and it went on for a mile or so with just loose gravel. So as you approach the limit goes into a 50mph, just to slow people down, and then once you get to the gravel stretch the limit goes down to 30mph. I was amazed at the amount of people bombing along at speed in the outside lane, and my car kept getting hit with gravel. How inconsiderate can people be? I was only driving an old wreck but that's not the point. It's dangerous because someone could have smashed my windows.
Anyway, some of 'em got their comeuppance the next time I drove along there, two police cars, two police bikes and a Pc with a speed gun
They were very busy and had two or three cars pulled in giving tickets. Result!