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Gemma1984
Is it just me I've found that some young drivers feel the need to drive as close as possible to the back of your car or sit and rev the engine at lights to try and intimidate you in to a race?? I've been driving a numer of years now and never once felt the need to do any of this even more so with having the kids in the car 90% of the time. Are they trying to prove something or end up like some other foolish drivers out there? It just really annoys me xx
Millsy1
you mean the lil buggers in there 1.0 nova's thinking they all big? young guy was tail gating me for ages, so i slammed on my breaks. he soon backed off.
Stoney871
I particularly enjoy arresting them.
Perks of the job ;)
ManxKat
You want to try living over here - all the 16 year olds have brand new cars and they are usually something pretty decent. ST's, Type R's, Clio 172's all the top of the range sporty models. Makes me sick, poor things are ragged to death.
Paddy H
But don't be fooled not all young drivers are like that, Im 22 and i get this even from older generation. Il be sat at the traffic lights at a 3 lane round about in my Zetec then i get them sat next to me revving and edging forward and backwards whilst the lights are still on red. Then soon as amber comes they shoot off...only to find another set lights on the roundabout 10 metres away. Its annoying. They think because i am youngish with a sportyish car..that I'm a tit!

You just have realise they 'think' they look cool and are the better drivers... I love my Zetec, and i like to go fast and [s]not[/s] do the speed limit when the boys in blue ant about but I'm no idiot. But i definitely agree that its annoying but its not all young drivers!
Stoney871
After all the time and expense of getting a licence nowadays and the cost of insurance for young/new drivers, it's amazing how many still lose their licence in the first two years.
I used to hoon around on bikes in my teens and a couple of nasty crashes taught me some much needed road sense.
It's all about bring cocky an showing off.
We can all be a bit of a dumbass at times but some drivers just don't grow up.
jeebowhite
Im 23, and I find more problems with OLDER drivers. Take my recent treck for example... I was driving home, car fully laden, pregnant wife on board and my 18 month old son on board. Sign in the window clearly states to even the most imbosilic town eedjet, that there is a child on board. So they drive up my bumper on the outside lane of a motorway... So I showed him and his merc a lesson. He drove up my backside, I slowed down to 50 (matched speed with the lorries) then put the car into third gear, and disappeared, then he did it again, so I slowed down to the nearest car, and proved the point again. Eventually, I got to the point there was a completely open four lanes of motorway and just pulled in and let the eedjet passed, opening my window to show my depreciation for his driving habits with a clenched, osciliating fist... he did the same and picked a fight with someone down the road who played the same game as I did. I drove up behind him put all lights on full wack and sat behind him for a few minutes, until me and the car in front got fed up with him and let him tear off like an R.Sole. Me and the other car, just exchanged looks that said a thousand words....


It really REALLY peeves me off when people dont just have so little respect for your own vehicle as well as their own, that they will risk rolling the two of you into a certain devestation of an accident, but they blatantly IGNORE the fact that they are also placing children into the risk.

People like that I always comment as they pass, that I hope they wrap themselves round a tree or a lamppost. Preferably a beast of a tree, as my taxes wont then have to replace the light post etc...

I LOVE showing these idiots a thing or two with my Reasonably Priced Car. I love being in control, when I am in front, he has to do what I want, and if I dont want to move, and I want to sit there until I pass a police car to do him, then I will! and if I drive by myself, I will certainly peeve them off until I get bored, or run out of fuel, and I would happily waste a tank of fuel showing up some imbocile and his very expensive car, if nothing else, but to show him that a big expensive car CANNOT bully me, no matter how hard he tries!
Gemma1984
I'm not sayin all young drivers my little bro (19) drives a decent car and he drives like a Granda doesn't speed etc etc and older drivers yeah are just as bad I totally agree with you guys there but in my experience a lot of the time it is young drivers with there pals in the car showing off,and it give people that do drive sensibly a bad name I admit I do if I've had a bad day thrash my poor car but only if I've not got the kids and no one is on the road at the time,
my drive home from collecting my daughter from school this afternoon was to say the least fun it's all 20mph had a twit tryin to be funny my kids plus my mates in the car so I decided to stop oppist a parked car and get out and give hime what for lets just say he won't be pulling that trick again as a stressed out screaming mother is pretty scary xx
jimrex
I am also 22 and while I do occasionally love a twisting B road, I care too much about my car to tear about like an idiot - it's my hard earned cash that pays for it, insures it and fuels it. I stick to speed limits and respect other road users in the same way I would like to be respected. I have friends who drive the same way.

Having said this, it is the minority that give young drivers a bad name (and hence higher insurance) - I have a friend with a sporty Corsa and he drives like an absolute ape... inches off people's bumpers, 100+ mph on regular roads, undertaking etc. One day he is bound to screw up, but he won't learn until that happens.

I do find too that drivers of Audis/BMWs/Mercs and such, of any age, take on similar driving characteristics to the percieved 'young' driver: Racing from the lights, tailgating, ambitious overtaking etc.
fordieashx
Gemma I get exactly where you're coming from. Being a young driver myself and driving for nearly two years, some of the drivers in Aberdeen really stress me out and pee me off (young and old!)

I remember sitting waiting in the traffic along the beach one night on my way home from college, i had an old chavvy escort pull along side me full of 'lads' and the driver revving away trying to get my attention. Trying to ignore them I eventually just looked across and kind of frowned and shook my head at them. And every time the traffic moved and stopped i was still bleeding next to them! Have to say when I eventually got through the green lights I could not have been happier to get away from them!

Also had cars sitting next to me at traffic lights and roundabouts revving away. Just because I have a sporty looking car does not mean I want to race! I simply want to get to where i'm going in one piece without reckless drivers annoying me!
Stoney871
It always used to be reps in BMW that drove on motorways like total spanners now it's all Audi and Mercs.
Around town it's some little tool with his silly mates 5 up in a slammed corsa squealing around corners and looking like an advert for Halfords with every bit of crap they can stick or screw on.
I was in an unmarked car a while ago heading for a late night raid and drug search and one in a 1.2 corsa was playing silly beggars behind me, trying to prompt a response and a race thinking I was some boring Focus estate driver.
I was in plain rig and the car only had the Springer in it so was an unmodified boot but had concealed lights and equipment.
The driver kept chopping me off at roundabouts but as I was urgently needed at the job I was trying to resist jobbing him.
In the end I got fed up and dumped the lights on him.
You have never seen a face go so white and brakes go on so fast.
I did him for reckless driving, speeding, illegal number plates, excessive tints, driving the car in an unsafe condition and obstructing an officer.
He was within his first two years so will lose his licence and his car was towed.
I think even my dog was laughing at him.
Total chopper!
Paddy H
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1340637001' post='188977']
It always used to be reps in BMW that drove on motorways like total spanners now it's all Audi and Mercs.
Around town it's some little tool with his silly mates 5 up in a slammed corsa squealing around corners and looking like an advert for Halfords with every bit of crap they can stick or screw on.
I was in an unmarked car a while ago heading for a late night raid and drug search and one in a 1.2 corsa was playing silly beggars behind me, trying to prompt a response and a race thinking I was some boring Focus estate driver.
I was in plain rig and the car only had the Springer in it so was an unmodified boot but had concealed lights and equipment.
The driver kept chopping me off at roundabouts but as I was urgently needed at the job I was trying to resist jobbing him.
In the end I got fed up and dumped the lights on him.
You have never seen a face go so white and brakes go on so fast.
I did him for reckless driving, speeding, illegal number plates, excessive tints, driving the car in an unsafe condition and obstructing an officer.
He was within his first two years so will lose his licence and his car was towed.
I think even my dog was laughing at him.
Total chopper!
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That made me laugh so much. I was on edge of my seat when you started about the drugs raid! like a big kid.

It is a massive massive shame that most the idiots my age that drive like idiot's give us a bad reputation and ruin it for insurance and so on.
Lenny
could do with having clive over here for a couple of weeks,
their's a guy in his early 20's drives a R34 Skyline over here and drifts out of the local petrol station on to a main road with traffic coming behind him and his car on opposite lock,
now i must say it is pretty impressive!! and to see the blue smoke from the rear tyres and hear the wistle and pop from the turbos but i really cant wait for the day the cops are in the stream of traffic coming behind him.
because if he suddenlty got grip in a drift he could potentially kill a person walking on the footpath along the road.
the guy really doesnt care who see's him.
Gemma1984
Stoney come live in the Deen I'm sure Ashleigh and I would have loads of fun watching you stop some of the plonkers here lol, another good one we have is when we drive in convoy if there's a family outting we decide what 3 folk are driving (I got big family) and our cars range from Audi q5 to Astras and Renault we all have same ending on plates soo funny watching people's faces they look dumbstruck to say the least lol xx
johnS
I'm a young driver and i like to drive on my favorite roads for fun but not breaking the speed limit and if theres a car going very slowly I make sure not to tailgate them (usually I keep a 4 second gap) I think it's far 'cooler' to go as far as you can without an accident but sadly most people my age dont think like that
Rh1no
Always nice when you get a group of young lads in a modded 106 at traffic lights screaming the hell out of their 1.1 litre engine, only to stall as you slowly set off and wave them goodbye :)
ManxKat
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1340637001' post='188977']
I was in an unmarked car a while ago heading for a late night raid and drug search and one in a 1.2 corsa was playing silly beggars behind me, trying to prompt a response and a race thinking I was some boring Focus estate driver.
I was in plain rig and the car only had the Springer in it so was an unmodified boot but had concealed lights and equipment.
The driver kept chopping me off at roundabouts but as I was urgently needed at the job I was trying to resist jobbing him.
In the end I got fed up and dumped the lights on him.
You have never seen a face go so white and brakes go on so fast.
I did him for reckless driving, speeding, illegal number plates, excessive tints, driving the car in an unsafe condition and obstructing an officer.
He was within his first two years so will lose his licence and his car was towed.
I think even my dog was laughing at him.
Total chopper!
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Fantastic! That I would have loved to have seen!
Stoney871
God, i love my job sometimes.

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jeebowhite
lol that picture is just worth every pixel!

I love how you chopped the eedjet though Clive, would have been a laugh to see, but it comes down to priority... The priority of other officers attending a drugs raid, or a young goon, who is risking life and limb of his own and others.... I dont suppose you would have been missed too much?

Young drivers are no doubt a pain in the backside, no doubt about it, and they need to learn to be safe too quick, but get out of the mentality of "its cool to show off to my mates" as to be honest, your car being towed, and your carcuss being towed to intensive care, really isnt that cool...

I do show up young kids and old eedjets alike, If safe to do so and to slow them down, I will do it! I will get in there way and I will refuse to be bullied, and I will certainly do it if I see a vulnerable person ahead who is much more at risk of these loons than I am. I know its technically illegal to "self police" the roads, and maybe some would say that is what I am doing, but I would rather be the vigilante who saves one major accident, than be the first aider on scene cleaning up after it...
Stoney871
Stupidity transcends all age barriers.
You can have bad attitudes whether you're 18 or 80.
You get young hoons showing off to their mates/girls and middle aged twits with a chip on their shoulder or a superiority complex.
I love unmarked cars with the pop up signs, pull in front of some twit and press the button.
Sign pops up, brake pedal goes down, trousers go brown.
I really, really, really love my job. [img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img]
ManxKat
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1340706101' post='189145']
God, i love my job sometimes.

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I would have loved to be a dog handler, I know a few of the dog guys over here and they are lovely blokes.

With having no national speed limit here, I drive quite fast in a de-restricted zone, but as soon as I approach the stretch of road that has a limit on it. I always stick to it. I have idiots over taking me because I have slowed from doing 80 to 30 so in effect when overtaking me they must be doing double the speed limit.
Then there are the dingbats that do 20/30mph all the way through the de-restricted roads, and as we go into a 30 they speed up to 40mph. Winds me up!!!!
Stoney871
Oh yeah, people doing 25 in a 30 then jumping to 50 in a 40 are annoying.
jordan_macgregor
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1340628034' post='188946']
But don't be fooled not all young drivers are like that, Im 22 and i get this even from older generation. Il be sat at the traffic lights at a 3 lane round about in my Zetec then i get them sat next to me revving and edging forward and backwards whilst the lights are still on red. Then soon as amber comes they shoot off...only to find another set lights on the roundabout 10 metres away. Its annoying. They think because i am youngish with a sportyish car..that I'm a tit!

You just have realise they 'think' they look cool and are the better drivers... I love my Zetec, and i like to go fast and [s]not[/s] do the speed limit when the boys in blue ant about but I'm no idiot. But i definitely agree that its annoying but its not all young drivers!
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Agree, im 21 and dont drive like they wee a holes...i hate it when they rev their cars...its comforting knowing that i could kick most of their backsides with my standard 1.6 Petrol [img]http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/wink.png[/img]
jordan_macgregor
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1340637001' post='188977']
It always used to be reps in BMW that drove on motorways like total spanners now it's all Audi and Mercs.
Around town it's some little tool with his silly mates 5 up in a slammed corsa squealing around corners and looking like an advert for Halfords with every bit of crap they can stick or screw on.
I was in an unmarked car a while ago heading for a late night raid and drug search and one in a 1.2 corsa was playing silly beggars behind me, trying to prompt a response and a race thinking I was some boring Focus estate driver.
I was in plain rig and the car only had the Springer in it so was an unmodified boot but had concealed lights and equipment.
The driver kept chopping me off at roundabouts but as I was urgently needed at the job I was trying to resist jobbing him.
In the end I got fed up and dumped the lights on him.
You have never seen a face go so white and brakes go on so fast.
I did him for reckless driving, speeding, illegal number plates, excessive tints, driving the car in an unsafe condition and obstructing an officer.
He was within his first two years so will lose his licence and his car was towed.
I think even my dog was laughing at him.
Total chopper!
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That is awesome! I would have payed a lot of money to see that, classic :L

[quote name='johnS' timestamp='1340654201' post='189056']
I'm a young driver and i like to drive on my favorite roads for fun but not breaking the speed limit and if theres a car going very slowly I make sure not to tailgate them (usually I keep a 4 second gap) I think it's far 'cooler' to go as far as you can without an accident but sadly most people my age dont think like that
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As my dad always says, there are two types of fast driver - those who know when its safe and legal, and those who dont, not that i want[wanted] to, but i would never have got away with driving like a fool.

[quote name='ManxKat' timestamp='1340708583' post='189159']
I would have loved to be a dog handler, I know a few of the dog guys over here and they are lovely blokes.

With having no national speed limit here, I drive quite fast in a de-restricted zone, but as soon as I approach the stretch of road that has a limit on it. I always stick to it. I have idiots over taking me because I have slowed from doing 80 to 30 so in effect when overtaking me they must be doing double the speed limit.
Then there are the dingbats that do 20/30mph all the way through the de-restricted roads, and as we go into a 30 they speed up to 40mph. Winds me up!!!!
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That winds me right up, seems to happen quite a lot in Fife, really, whats the point?!
Jammin0990
I know a couple of boys that went out and bought themselves a Corsa and a Clio. The Clio is "modified" and is in a state. What worries me is that they're both 17 and haven't even started lessons yet they're talking about "racing" each other. I just despair at them because they're the reason insurance premiums are so expensive! Don't get me wrong, I'm not having a dig at modified cars. I like ones that are tastefully done, especially a nice classic ford ;). Well hopefully they get their licence taken away from them and don't cause to many accidents.
Stoney871
Hopefully they fail their tests. :P
Jammin0990
Haha, hopefully. Classic case of overconfidence. I'm hoping they get a fright and realise how much more difficult to drive well. I got pulled over for speeding once. Was an honest mistake, no boy racing or anything but I learned from it and always respect the rules of the road.
jeebowhite
I, like many others on this forum, could admit to the "ocassional incident" of speeding at a minimum, sometimes its just rediculous to do it, I mean rush hour traffic with a young lad racing his old Golf, with his mix matching "gTi" letters on the bootlid was just rediculous. Needless to say a quick bout on an open dual carriageway in my standard "reasonably priced car", left him behind and hopefully means that he will think twice before he challenges someone else.

There will be very few of us on this forum who can say that they dont / havent sped intentionally. Anyone doing 80 on a motorway (even if the police do [respect?] that to be the average nowadays [and likely wont pull you over for it] will be lying outright.

I have "sped" past many a police car, and I wont change. I do overtake officers in the inside lane at 65, doing 80, if they pull me over, its my own fault, and I wouldnt deny it, but I wouldnt do the whole "angelic driver" attitude around a batteenburg car.

I do however love though, when young people do get pulled for an "excessive" speed... Only yesterday I was driving down the M2, some tarted gas bag rover came flying up behind me (I was doing about 73-75) I moved over and he passed me like a concorde, after a few miles I saw blue lights pop up on a motor I thought had "joined him" in a joy ride. He got out the car, and if there is any chance that he was over 18, then I will be well and truely shocked. Young people unfortunately are easier targets to the wider public the "inexperienced" and the "dangers of the road" are a few names, but I could equally say that a middle aged driver who may have been driving 20 years (but drives like a goon) could have 20 years worth of worse habits, and that would in essence also make him "inexperienced" (as far as driving legally is concerned) and it makes him / her more of a menace on the roads.
Stoney871
[quote name='jeebowhite' timestamp='1340896825' post='189638']
I, like many others on this forum, could admit to the "ocassional incident" of speeding at a minimum, sometimes its just rediculous to do it, I mean rush hour traffic with a young lad racing his old Golf, with his mix matching "gTi" letters on the bootlid was just rediculous. Needless to say a quick bout on an open dual carriageway in my standard "reasonably priced car", left him behind and hopefully means that he will think twice before he challenges someone else.

There will be very few of us on this forum who can say that they dont / havent sped intentionally. Anyone doing 80 on a motorway (even if the police do [respect?] that to be the average nowadays [and likely wont pull you over for it] will be lying outright.

I have "sped" past many a police car, and I wont change. I do overtake officers in the inside lane at 65, doing 80, if they pull me over, its my own fault, and I wouldnt deny it, but I wouldnt do the whole "angelic driver" attitude around a batteenburg car.

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We do give a little leeway on speed on motorways.
If you're driving at 80mph in good conditions and a good straight clear motorway and not weaving like a drunk parrot we are more likely to just let it be, if you're driving like a richard then watch out.
Even before i went Plod i used to never be afraid of overtaking patrol cars, some of my cheeky 'colleagues' play games when bored and drive around at 25mph just to see how many people are afraid to overtake them, it's amazing how many will meekly drop behind them and sit there like Vicars on a sunday bimble.
Get past them, they cant nick yoy for doing 30 in a 30 zone.
I nip past patrol cars when off duty at 33mph and when they see who it is they just flash the lights once and go back to their games.
jordan_macgregor
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1340899281' post='189652']
We do give a little leeway on speed on motorways.
If you're driving at 80mph in good conditions and a good straight clear motorway and not weaving like a drunk parrot we are more likely to just let it be, if you're driving like a richard then watch out.
Even before i went Plod i used to never be afraid of overtaking patrol cars, some of my cheeky 'colleagues' play games when bored and drive around at 25mph just to see how many people are afraid to overtake them, it's amazing how many will meekly drop behind them and sit there like Vicars on a sunday bimble.
Get past them, they cant nick yoy for doing 30 in a 30 zone.
I nip past patrol cars when off duty at 33mph and when they see who it is they just flash the lights once and go back to their games.
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In my experience, like what Stoney871 said, if your driving sensibly enough and not obviously obliterating the limit in any zone, the coppers wont bother - or in Fife they dont haha
johnS
[quote name='jordan_macgregor' timestamp='1340826647' post='189496']
As my dad always says, there are two types of fast driver - those who know when its safe and legal, and those who dont, not that i want[wanted] to, but i would never have got away with driving like a fanny.

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I would like to think that I dont drive like a fool
Paddy H
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1340899281' post='189652']
We do give a little leeway on speed on motorways.
If you're driving at 80mph in good conditions and a good straight clear motorway and not weaving like a drunk parrot we are more likely to just let it be, if you're driving like a richard then watch out.
Even before i went Plod i used to never be afraid of overtaking patrol cars, some of my cheeky 'colleagues' play games when bored and drive around at 25mph just to see how many people are afraid to overtake them, it's amazing how many will meekly drop behind them and sit there like Vicars on a sunday bimble.
Get past them, they cant nick yoy for doing 30 in a 30 zone.
I nip past patrol cars when off duty at 33mph and when they see who it is they just flash the lights once and go back to their games.
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Its amazing how somebody's driving style can change so quickly when they see a copper. Everyone then seems to become nervous and under enthusiastic, and to be honest i just follow suit, being 22 and in a Zetec S i can imagine them thinking like most that I'm a boy racer or show off. So sometimes i hold my hand up. But i think i drive well, iv been in car collisions and seen some stupid lucky escapes.

Personally for me it all comes down to self pride, I bought my car fully one off, i earn it i paid for it and i won't be doing any silly business that put it or me in danger. Respect the car and driving style and itl respect you, and so will coppers with reference to not driving like a dork.
jeebowhite
Agreed, I will have to keep an eye out for the police tottering at 25 in my local area, they dont tend to bother though lol, after all, where I live, there always busy :P
Brigante
Stoney mate your post about the eejit in the corsa is hilarious would of loved to have seen it. It's lil a holes like that that makes my insurance so high. I'm 22, passed my test at 17 on the first go, but I've technically only recently bought my first car a few months ago due to ridiculous insurance quotes. Luckily my first job was only 5min walk round corner from my old address and my second was only 10min so I never really needed a car that much.

Then in my jobs after that I was being sent to a different part of the country every week and the firms I worked for put me up in hotels and provided me with hire cars so in only 4 years of driving I have actually had a lifetime of driving experience and covered countless miles of motorways and round different cities and town centres etc and I don't even speed so I am actually quite a good driver. All my experience however and basically the equivelant of 4-5years no claims and actually having done pass plus and an advanced driving course, and driven litterally a different car if not 2 or 3 or more different cars each week wouldn't even make a dent in my insurance premium and I didn't have a rich mommy or daddy to buy me 2 cars for my 17th before I've even started learning, like some actual people I know. So I actually went to work, worked my butt off making an honest living and saved up to buy my own car and insured it myself fully comp cause I aint some chavvy lil yute driving round in a lil 1ltr nova with no insurance then wonder why fine officers of the law like yourself pulls em over with a big smile on your face and has there banger towed off to be crushed.

Thing is though I find it actually is mainly the older drivers causing a lot of trouble and it's 'young drivers' like me that get the blame. When working I now do 2 half hour motorway journeys a day, and I lose count of how many arseholes I get tailgating me when im doing 70, literally always in an audi right up my bumper trying to get me to move out the way even if theres an empty lane or 2 next to me so I just slow down and make em go round me cause I aint having it.

It's like the other day I drove the Mrs to an interview, then on the way back we had to go down a long narrow speed controlled road with a 20 limit and speed bumps all the way down the size of everest yards apart, no way you could even do 15 over them without ripping off your exhaust and it was also right by a school with cars parked up both sides. Anyway, me being a sensible driver was going slow through it trying not to kill my suspension going over the bumps, and some old moody a hole literally in his 60-70s was up my end the whole way down it, any closer and I'd of been on his bonnet so me and the Mrs are thinking what the hecks his problem, then he actually goes round me and cuts me up, in the wrong lane with cars coming towards him, then he continues to speed up must have been doing atleast 30-35 maybe even 40 (in a 20zone) between each speed bump and only slowing last second for them then speeding off again. Then after all that he got stuck at a red light and I pulled up right behind him anyway, then before the lights even went amber he shot off again at the junction.

Then maybe a day or 2 later driving home after a night shift I go down a road that starts off a 60 zone then drops to a 40 then to a 30 then back up to a 40 then down to a 30 again. All through the 60 I had some old a hole with his fogs on blinding me tailgating me all the way down, then I was coming upto the 40 so I slowed to 40, but he didn't like this and some how managed to tailgate even closer, then the 30 came up so I slowed to 30, and this is what put a big smile on my face. Right at the start of the 30 theres a little gated side road leading off to a park or somthing, and what do I see but a marked police SUV parked up waiting ready and a few yards down a further marked squad car and the way it was parked and how it was immediately after the 40zone, If you bombed through there doing any more than 30 and how dark it was you would of had to swerve out the way quick or plow into the back of it. Should have seen the a hole behind me slow right down, then as he cleared the squad car he overtook me on the wrong side of the road and was away in a shot.

Anyway thats my rant about bad drivers over for now =)
GSM
22 years old here, been driving since I was 18 and never had a accident, or a bump, or a scratch... or anything. I and I try not to drive offensively unless provoked.

First car was a Peugeot 106, but apart from a set of alloy wheels, I never modded it, and was well aware of the fact that with the car unable to break 75mph unless on an extreme downhill slope, I would be unlikely to impress any mates, potential sexual partners or other road users with my cars performance...

Young drivers do tend to be a pain in the bum with their cocky attitudes and gutsy driving displays despite their poor driving skills. But, I have to say, they are definitely only ONE class of poor driver out there on the road, and in fact, of the many encounters I've had with awful drivers, I'd say that young boy racers account for only a few.

For me it's older drivers and van drivers who are the worst. But generally I'd say that lack of driving skills occurs in any age group, and I've had altercations with all sorts.
jordan_macgregor
[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1342714184' post='194783']
For me it's older drivers and van drivers who are the worst. But generally I'd say that lack of driving skills occurs in any age group, and I've had altercations with all sorts.
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Not that im a speed freak, Old Woman are the worst!!! There's a road thats 60 on the way to work, and i constantly end up behind this old woman in a Fiesta Zetec S (WTF???) and she does 30, barely 40mph and it drives me nuts, saying that, i still dont feel the need to tailgate/overtake on a bind hill or corner, like iv had people [some arse in a BMW] do to me on the same road.
Haz93
Well I'm 19, passed when I was 18 last feb, since then I've done pass plus and an advance driving course for company car drivers, the have done a period driving from Birmingham to sheffield every day for 4months ( in 2 month blocks ) in a range of company cars.
When doing these long journeys I just got on the motorway, set the cruise control and drove. Sitting in the slow lane unless overtaking not speeding ( no more than a few miles an hour over anyway ) but the amount of bad drivers I saw was incredible!! Pretty much seen everything, tailgating, swerving, heavy braking for no reason, parts falling off cars, a lorry drop a set of concrete stairs across an island ( or round about as i know people in other parts of the country have no idea what your going on about when you say island!! It's a birmingham thing apparently ) severe weather and snow on motorways.
Most of these were down to the drivers being stupid and inconsiderate, but some things were by accident and couldn't be avoided. But the worst tailgating and aggressive driving I find is normally an Audi, BMW, Merc corporate cars who are in too much of a rush to sell stuff than to be bothered with there own and everyone else's safety!!
Where I live most people have Rangies, high end Mercs, Bentleys those sort of cars and they are terrible drivers. They think just because they pay 60000 plus for a car that they own the roads!!! Nice to see the local plod have focus st's and jag xf's to catch them with :)
The rich old people are much worse than the young generation round here. However there are the local boy racers who all hang round outside the local take away in 106's, corsas and trashed fiestas with stupid blue lights and no ground clearance, wearing every type of track suit JD have to offer. Every time I drive past in my focus Zetec s they all look over in envy and gelousy, trying to look cool revving up the 1ltrs. Don't know what goes through their heads to make them want to look so tragically stupid

jeebowhite
I stand by my opinion - my 15k car from brand new, is much cheaper than there 30k+ car, and if they want to try and write it off on my boot, I will let them, I get a new car, and they get a massive ding in the wallet with their insurance companies...
jimrex
[quote name='jeebowhite' timestamp='1342787203' post='195037']
I stand by my opinion - my 15k car from brand new, is much cheaper than there 30k+ car, and if they want to try and write it off on my boot, I will let them, I get a new car, and they get a massive ding in the wallet with their insurance companies...
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Exactly! The times I've looked in the mirror and just thought "Get a bit closer mate, go on, I dare you!" especially if they're on the phone as well!

Having said that, the hassle of going through insurance claims, having your car off the road etc isn't worth it... my sister is going through hell after some chav in an old Astra ran into the back of her. Both insurance companies are all but useless, though her's is more interested in getting her to claim for injuries <_<
jeebowhite
lol, cool, so the insurers are now supporting bash cash schemes :P

I wouldnt care, I took out a hire car policy so I get the hire car whilst mines being sorted, and if my insurers dont work quick enough, I chase them and make sure they know about it, my claim with switcover few years ago was a nuisance, I kept complaining, and took it to the FSA, then all of a sudden my claim went through, and I got a cheque for compensation! woop!
Stoney871
[quote name='jimrex' timestamp='1342796264' post='195061']
my sister is going through hell after some chav in an old Astra ran into the back of her. Both insurance companies are all but useless, though her's is more interested in getting her to claim for injuries <_<
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As the other driver hit her from behind its a done deal, 100% his fault.
Insurance companies love injury claims as they make 3 times more in costs than what you get in settlement.


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