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DanGersFord
After seeing a car indicate to come off a round about i went to pull out and low and behold the car changes its mind last minute and stays on the round about forcing me to slam my breaks on and then the driver shooting me a dirty look as if him nearly crashing into me was my fault. What else tends to irritate yourselves while driving?
The1nonly1
people driving with fog lights on when its not foggy.
stef123
undertaking and jumping red lights - this seems to be getting very common
DanGersFord
Got to agree with that. Although what annoys me more with that is when you see the police drive past people like that and dont bother with them. I guarantee if it was me doing it id get pulled haha
DanGersFord
Im a fan of HIDs but landrovers should be banned from having them all together. Im yet to drive past one without been completely blinded by them

*Awaits forum pouncing on me for being a fan* lol
jimrex
People that ignore those priority traffic calming things where you have to give way to oncoming traffic, there are a couple in my village where I've witnessed several near misses because people think they can zip through.

People who play cat and mouse with me on dual carriageways or motorways because they can't keep a constant speed whilst I'm on cruise control.

Incorrect or no indication on roundabouts, and people who use the right hand lane to go straight over when everyone else is correctly using the left one.

People who fill up in a busy petrol station, spend ages paying, get back to the car and dither around.

Buses that force their way through narrow lanes forcing you scrape down the side of bushes... the scratches! (Personal experience from earlier)

Gosh I can think of loads. Having said all that, my faith in drivers is restored when someone lets you out in heavy traffic :)
DanGersFord
Ive got to say after bein stuck at temporary traffic lights for 40mins today, people who miss the green light and not only go through the amber which is bad enough but zoomin through the lights when they're red causing the people at the other end that are actually on green to have to wait even longer
stef123
[quote name='jimrex' timestamp='1359401011' post='231199']
People that ignore those priority traffic calming things where you have to give way to oncoming traffic, there are a couple in my village where I've witnessed several near misses because people think they can zip through.

People who play cat and mouse with me on dual carriageways or motorways because they can't keep a constant speed whilst I'm on cruise control.

Incorrect or no indication on roundabouts, and people who use the right hand lane to go straight over when everyone else is correctly using the left one.

People who fill up in a busy petrol station, spend ages paying, get back to the car and dither around.

Buses that force their way through narrow lanes forcing you scrape down the side of bushes... the scratches! (Personal experience from earlier)

Gosh I can think of loads. Having said all that, my faith in drivers is restored when someone lets you out in heavy traffic :)
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I think we could all go on all night to be honest :lol:

The busy petrol station one can be quite annoying I must admit. I hate when I'm on the bike in a busy garage as I always take my helmet and gloves off but start putting them on again from the moment I walk out the shop door - I really can't do with the impatient car drivers that rev their engine n stuff like that. Just makes go slower lol.
Preee
The main thing that annoys me most is when i have no other option but get the wife to drive me somewhere , none stop chatting , never use's fifth , drive's far to slow , and basicallly scare's the life out of me :o .
DanGersFord
^^ lmao I hate it when you let someone out and they dont even so much as nod in appreciation! Lol
b1g_dav3
Cyclists. Not much needed to be said there.
DanGersFord
[quote name='b1g_dav3' timestamp='1359410612' post='231287']
Cyclists. Not much needed to be said there.
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Especially on bypass/dual carriageways/ narrow country lanes. They put themselves and everybody else in danger.
b1g_dav3
Riding in pairs, going down your N/S an inch from the car and curb, existing...
DanGersFord
They should be made to cycle on the path again. Surely the chance of someone getting seriously hurt by a bike on a pavement is alot less than the chance of a serious accident caused by a car hitting a biker or overtaking etc. My friend actualy failed her driving test because she clipped a biker as she was overtaking :lol: clipped his pedal and knocked him off his bike! haha the guy was alright luckily.
b1g_dav3
Or just make them take a test, both theory and practical, have a registration plate, tax disk even if exempt and so on. Every other road users has too.
Stoney871
One of my pet hates occurred tonight, two de-badged Corsa's trying to race an Audi TT on an A road and failing dismally then coming to the realisation that in their haste had flashed by me at 100mph+ and earned an almost certain ban when their cases get read.
The Audi was pulled 5 miles further up by a Motorway Patrol and reported for driving at 130mph+.
Two of my peeves dealt with in short time so i'm happy :D
RickG
One main thing that annoys the crap out of me is when you either let someone out or you have to stop and let someone come down the road (backstreet) when parked cars are on their side and they don't even say thanks or anything.....really grinds my gears!!!
Also on motorways when its busy and people (usually in an audi, merc or bmw) seem to think that putting your indicator on for 0.0000234 seconds gives them the right to get into a gap just barely the size of the car they are in because they choose to be on the outside lane blasting down at over 90mph and realise they are going to miss their junction....
Lenny
[quote name='The1nonly1' timestamp='1359397607' post='231175']
people driving with fog lights on when its not foggy.
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Sorry lol
Gotta admit though,
It does look good parking lights and fogs in 6000k lol

Had a loony driving towards me last night on the way to work,
Kept flashing his high beam at me emplying that i had my full lights on.
So i flashed him back,
Then he goes all out full lights on me lol
So i switched all of mine off until he went passed me lol crazy people.
b1g_dav3
Bleh, I couldn't give a crap if people take offence to driving around on fog lights if honest; sorry but they make no difference in fog, and also they don't dazzle... it's not like they point up directly at eye hight, and to be honest swapped out with LED's there's no issue anyway.
DanGersFord
Tell you what annoys me. Paying road tax and the councils not fixing pot holes!
b1g_dav3
^ my 5 buckled alloys would agree.
DanGersFord
Im sick of looking like a drink driver zigzagging across the road to avoid them lol
alexp999
[quote name='RickG' timestamp='1359443110' post='231368']
One main thing that annoys the crap out of me is when you either let someone out or you have to stop and let someone come down the road (backstreet) when parked cars are on their side and they don't even say thanks or anything.....really grinds my gears!!!
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This is my number 1 pet hate on the roads, even worse when it is a large vehicle and they just barge out and never say thank you after you stopped for them.

[quote name='jimrex' timestamp='1359401011' post='231199']
People who fill up in a busy petrol station, spend ages paying, get back to the car and dither around.
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What is worse is when they go shopping. If there is a queue (which there nearly always is), then pay for your fuel, move your car then go and do your shopping.

Picking up a snack on the way to the till is fine, but some people spend an age in there!
dustymiller
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b1g_dav3
[quote name='dustymiller' timestamp='1359493042' post='231521']
we have a lot of purpose built cycle paths which are well used by cyclitsts going to and from work but theres always a few who think they,re in the tour de france and ride on the road beside the cycle path with a massive queue behind them :angry:
also on the vehicle side of pet hates , lack of courtesy and driving two feet from your rear end, makes me go slower -_-
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I always drop gears when that happens, should see their faces :P
Stoney871
[quote name='b1g_dav3' timestamp='1359487460' post='231483']
Bleh, I couldn't give a crap if people take offence to driving around on fog lights if honest; sorry but they make no difference in fog, and also they don't dazzle... it's not like they point up directly at eye hight, and to be honest swapped out with LED's there's no issue anyway.
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Except that It's illegal in the UK.
Even if you swap the fog light bulbs for led bulbs it makes no difference.
If you have to turn them on with the fog light switch then they're still classed as fog lights.
I do pull cars for it and will issue a fixed penalty if I feel it is warranted.
b1g_dav3
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1359493122' post='231523']
Except that It's illegal in the UK.
Even if you swap the fog light bulbs for led bulbs it makes no difference.
If you have to turn them on with the fog light switch then they're still classed as fog lights.
I do pull cars for it and will issue a fixed penalty if I feel it is warranted.
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Not really disputing that, just kinda saying why do people get so worked up over it, it doesn't really have an effect on them. I mean some cars have them come on automatically when cornering, same light and such, so why is it people have to get so worked up :P
Stoney871
Afraid I don't make the laws.
That's up to the EU and the DOT.
I just enforce it.
b1g_dav3
I never remember to put my headlights on anyway so you won't catch me with fogs on, I'd never remember >_>
Lenny
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1359451048' post='231375']

Had a loony driving towards me last night on the way to work,
Kept flashing his high beam at me emplying that i had my full lights on.
So i flashed him back,
Then he goes all out full lights on me lol
So i switched all of mine off until he went passed me lol crazy people.
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Follow on from this,
I was so annoyed at monday nights occurance that i decided to get my headlight alignment checked,
I had bought thd black ford units from a seller on ebay and thought the alignment would have been good.
But no, he said the alignment was way off "all the way up and facing the right, both shining towards oncoming traffic"


My new peeve
Aligment cost me 25 euros
Just to turn an allen key in my lights, rip off republic
DanGersFord
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1359534121' post='231644']

Follow on from this,
I was so annoyed at monday nights occurance that i decided to get my headlight alignment checked,
I had bought thd black ford units from a seller on ebay and thought the alignment would have been good.
But no, he said the alignment was way off "all the way up and facing the right, both shining towards oncoming traffic"


My new peeve
Aligment cost me 25 euros
Just to turn an allen key in my lights, rip off republic
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Theres a garage near me that charges £80 to adjust your headights
Lenny
[quote name='DanGersFord' timestamp='1359536989' post='231652']

Theres a garage near me that charges 80 pounds to adjust your headights
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Thats crazy money just to adjust the light that you already have.
Cost me 80pounds for the headlight lol almost cheaper to replace a headlight than align it.
DanGersFord
Its rediculous. Some garages are just con artists
stef123
[quote name='DanGersFord' timestamp='1359536989' post='231652']


Theres a garage near me that charges £80 to adjust your headights
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How much?!

Any ideas how much they would charge to change the air in my tyres and top up my indicator fluid?
DanGersFord
[quote name='stef123' timestamp='1359538401' post='231658']


How much?!

Any ideas how much they would charge to change the air in my tyres and top up my indicator fluid?
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Probs not much less lol I take it to a wee ford garage near me and theyre great. Realy cant complain about them atall.
Sliveredge
Cars that have the fog light on when they are turning corners. What is the point?? What is it meant to light up?? why do car manufactures feel that we need this. Glad ford have not jumped on the band wagon.

And roundabouts why can people not indicate or get in the right lands its not hard to understand
DanGersFord
I hate when you see people (mostly young women) crossing the road with a buggy and jist pushing the buggy half into the road before thinking to look to see if theres a car coming. Seen a car infront of me today physically have to swerve out of the way of this stupid woman doing that today
Stoney871
People opening car doors just as you get up to them on a narrow road.
DanGersFord
Washing/polishing the car then either my cat climbs up on top of it or one of the many seagulls by me craps on it ;( lol
minnis
One of my biggest pet peeves is when there's slow traffic in the left lanes on the m'way, so you can be in the right hand lane at 70 without a problem. Then you get one idiot coming up behind you, flashing his lights and honking his horn because I'm not willing to do 100+mph, even though I've got as much of a right to be in that lane as I'm overtaking. Then as soon as I complete my overtake and move back in (unless they undertake me as soon as they're a millimetre past the car behind) they fly past, brake heavily to avoid the next car and the whole cycle repeats.

I also don't like people who you let out only to not say thank you, or those people who think that sticking their hand out of the window means that they're allowed to cut anyone up.
Also people who play their music so loud that you can hear it over your own.
2011fiesta

Cars that have the fog light on when they are turning corners. What is the point?? What is it meant to light up?? why do car manufactures feel that we need this. Glad ford have not jumped on the band wagon.

 

God I hate this 'feature' - it just looks stupid

Stoney871

Corsa drivers in general.

Why do they all seem to think everyone wants to race them?

DanGersFord

Corsa drivers in general.

Why do they all seem to think everyone wants to race them?

I didnt when i had my corsa! I used to try and hide when i was out in it, only make short journeys etc incase someone seen me in it pmsl

stef123

Corsa drivers in general.

Why do they all seem to think everyone wants to race them?

 

Lmao, I had one of these yesterday while i was on the bike going round an oval shaped roundabout - I think he/she was about to try and race me until they realised that i was almost horizontal and going much faster than them. I was within the speed limit too just before anyone questions that.

Stoney871

Oh and Clio drivers too, and Audi drivers in the third lane of a motorway firm in the belief that it's their personal lane to do with as they please.

b1g_dav3

Corsa drivers in general.

Why do they all seem to think everyone wants to race them?

 

How about a 1.0 Ecoflex in yellow, with a halfords exhaust and 10,000K HID's?

Stoney871

How about a 1.0 Ecoflex in yellow, with a halfords exhaust and 10,000K HID's?

Should be crushed (with the drivers inside)

hubby1959

I have a number of pet peeves dependant on where I am and what i'm driving, middle lane huggers doing 45-50mph on the motorway, don't they know that anything over 7.5 tonne isn't allowed in the fast lane, private hire taxi's, they think they own the road and most of the car parks at the local supermarkets, cashpoint cripples, those idiots that think it's ok to leave their car in the disabled spots while they go to the cash point, cyclists with no road sense, other drivers with no lane discipline, white van driver who has no idea that that little stalk beside the steering wheel puts the flashing yellow lights on, that are standard equipment on all vehicles.

 

But my biggest peeve, the mobile phone user, those individuals that are so stupid to think they won't get caught eventually, when for £15-20 they can get a Bluetooth headset and at least be somewhat legal

DanGersFord
Ive got to be honest it annoys me when I see people driving round with earphones in. What happens if someone presses a horn to warn them ie because they're reversing too close to your car and they're going to hit you and you press your horn and cause they've got their ear phones in they dont hear you and boomf insurance claim! Lol and people that double park on busy streets!
DanGersFord
And people that park on the opposite side of the road to a Line of parked cars so that you have to slow right down to squeeze through! What happens if a fire engine comes and needs to get through!


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