Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:44 AM
Mobile phone usage - 3 points, £60 fine
Speeding 50 in 30 zone - 3 points, £60 fine
No tax displayed - Up to £1000 fine
No seat belt worn - £30 fine
No insurance - 6 points Upto £5000 fine
Expired licence - £1000 fine
Car siezed and impounded and likely to be destroyed.
The car? Aston Martin DB8
The driver? a habitual offender we've been after for a while.
Drives like a right a'hole and has no respect for other road users or police.
I'm of course impartial but boy i enjoyed that one.
One less annoyance on the roads, at least for a while anyway.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:17 AM
It's not all bad I suppose, there are some polite folk on the roads still. I was driving in Exeter just yesterday (some of you may know it) and I don't know the roads there as well as I know them here. I got into the wrong lane and realised, so I put my indicator on and waited until it was safe to move back over. Someone flashed me to let me go, and I pulled over. It was some really happy sort of chap who kept putting his hand up to sorta say "No problem we all make mistakes" etc. It was really amusing, I like seeing people like this on the road. It's just rude people and selfish people that I can't tolerate on the roads. I've been driving for four years come next month, and it feels like people in general on the roads have got more selfish. Maybe just the area I live in or might just be me, but it certainly feels that way.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:18 AM
Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:58 AM
People with no respect for other road users! Those that tailgate (including buses!), cut infront of you, or dont stick the the speed limits (especially those that speed in a 30 and do 30 in a 60!) and dont get caught, but that should change now theres police everywhere up here. Those that go flying past you on a dualer with 'baby on board' signs when there child is in the car, just makes me feel sick. Other young drivers that give us all a bad name. Some of which really need a good telling and go to that Safe drive, stay alive campaign (dont know if you have it down south but ) and so on & on!
I also just seen this click here right after i read what Stoney871 said. when will people ever learn! (God i sounded like my mum there )
Posted 12 January 2012 - 01:31 PM
Other young drivers that give us all a bad name. Some of which really need a good telling and go to that Safe drive, stay alive campaign (dont know if you have it down south but ) and so on & on!
Here here! I hate the fact we all get tarred with the same brush in terms of insurance and people's perceptions of young drivers.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 03:48 PM
Just to add
I'm getting annoyed with people driving around at night with just their side lights on. I have noticed that it seems to be a lot of older drivers in cars like the Honda Jazz. Maybe they are so obsessed with saving fuel that having thier proper lights on is deemed a waste of fuel to them!!!!!
Again as I travel a lot on motorways and country roads I get really annoyed when people don't have their main beam lights on in very poor weather conditions. I'm talking thick fog, snow and pouring rain on the motorway where visibilty is way down. It seems a lot of people thing that lights are justfor seeing and not to be seen.
People that slam on thier brakes when they come to a roundabout even though it is clear. They should be reading the roundabout as they come up to it.
Old bangers with 10,00k super blue and super blinding hids in normal lenses. There's a Nissan Micra with them round here and the beam pattern is as high as a house. I must add though I see plenty of cars with retro fitted hids in projectors like our fiestas and I don't find them to be a problem at all with regards to being blinded. If anything 5000k and 6000 hids are no where near as bright as factory fit as long as they are the 35w ones. Personally I find Mercedes xenon lights in particular to be much brighter and more likely to irritate others than retro fit hids as they are often set to auto level at a pretty high cutoff point for maximum range.
People that drive on country roads like the Snake Pass at 30mph slowing to 15 for the corners which creates long snakes of cars behind them. It is incosiderate and dangerous as I've seen many a frustrated driver take stupid risks in order to get past. My thinking is that they drive so slow because they are scared of the road, others do it to be eco warriors. Things is though if I drive the Snake from end to end at a pretty steady 50 ish I can leave it 5th and get 45- 50 mpg.
One more that I don't think has been mentioned.
I hate people that are overly keen to return to the left lane on the motorway when it is really busy. Absoulutely the correct thing to do most of the day but at peak it cause chaos with other drivers as they bob in and out of all three lanes. When it is really busy its often easier and safer to stay in a lane but be sure to keep up with the traffic flow.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:12 PM
I hope you mean dipped beam and not that you're driving everywhere with main beam on
Again as I travel a lot on motorways and country roads I get really annoyed when people don't have their main beam lights on in very poor weather conditions. I'm talking thick fog, snow and pouring rain on the motorway where visibilty is way down.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:16 PM
Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:20 PM
Celebrities that get let off driving (and other) offences just because they are celebrities and can afford a great lawyer!! (Mr Loophole in most cases lol)
That really winds me up!!
Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:42 AM
He had the cheek to give me the finger and honk his horn back at me when he stopped, so I gave it back to him and he went to get out. Short little bloke, obviously driving his lorry tailgating other road users makes him feel like he's got a bigger **** than he actually has. I'm as meak as a lamb, and I usually stay calm because there's no point getting all stressed. But this guy had me raging, so if he would have got out I would have got out of my car too and had a 'chat' with him. Just sick of selfish and ignorant people on the roads, especially people driving trucks! They should know so much better, they're meant to be 'professional drivers' are they not?
Rant over (I think)
Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:55 AM
the lorry drivers tend to get stressed because most of them are not paid by the hour like most jobs, instead these guys are paid by the load, so the more loads he does then the more pay he gets. and the new tachograph the electronic type they go on time now instead of miles so he has to take a break every 4 hours now instead of the ammount of miles he has done,
so if he gets stuck in traffic for an hour then with the new system he still has to take a break from driving even though technicaly he wasnt when stuck in traffic.
Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:23 PM
Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:38 PM
change your fog light bulb to a clear one, then when they tail gate you switch it on lol
Tailgating is the worst of all and one of the most common , I can understand cars getting close together when the front car is going very very slow , but when cars do the speed limit and it happens it is very annoying and dangerous!
and see the shock on their faces
Ow My God hes put it in Reverse!!
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