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#1 btmaldon

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:16 PM

I cant believe the idiot in a Mk 7 Fiesta today. When joining the M6 from the M54 he decided he didnt want to stay on the slip road and pulled across the hatchings to join the M6.

In the process he has thrown up loads of rubbish and what was my immaculate Focus is now peppered with stone chips.

A Fiat he pulled in front of immediately pulled off the motorway on to the hard shoulder as the plonker who doesnt know how to drive on motorways must have damaged his screen in the process.

The things you see when you havent got a gun.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

I'm sorry to hear that your car has been damaged, and it really annoys me that these things happen as a direct result of someone else's impatience/selfishness. People really don't think... or rather, don't care. :angry:

I hope it hasn't tainted your love for the car too much.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:59 PM

Sorry to hear this mate, Really hate those who cut acorss the hatched areas..

If it were me, and i knew my car had been damaged i would have pulled in along with the Fiat and possibly reported it to the police.. ok you might not get your car fixed but 2 witnesses to dangerous driving or whatever it would come under? just my opinion

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:36 PM

Thanks guys. Its just so anoying that you do everything to protect your car, like parking it in such a way no one opens a door on it etc and then you get idiots like that. I only noticed the mess he had made to mine when I cleaned once I got home. It had 450 miles of motorway grime on it from the trip and it had been snowing in Shropshire this morning, so a lot of salt to remove.

Well I think its time for the touch up paint with a cocktail stick. 5,800 miles on the clock and more chips than a 58,000 miler.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:25 PM

Gutted for you mate... Pity the police never seem to be lurking when these clowns pull these little stunts... Was the hatched area housed within a solid white line? (no crossing under ANY circumstances).

I'm a courier by trade, and i see more and more solid white line crossing, and hurried overtaking off slip roads across hatchings... I bet the numpty came off at the very next junction too eh? :angry:

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:31 PM

I'd nick them

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:18 AM

Unfortunately though, they tend to behave themselves if you're about in a marked car (i suppose?)

It's funny watching all the 90mph merchants hit the brakes in hoardes when there is one of those motorway maintenance vehicles trundling up the M-way at night...they're going so fast they assume it's the reflective markings of a traffic officer! :lol:

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:17 AM

It's funny how if i drive around a city at 25mph nobody will overtake me.
Sometimes if i'm bored i'll select a car (usually a chavmobile) and follow it for a bit.
Amazing how carefully they drive then.
Usually see a flurry of seatbelts going on and strange cigarettes flying out of windows.
Anyone ever seen the film Super Troopers?
It's not that bad in reality but wind up's keep us occupied.
You need to watch the "Coppers" programme on TV, that's the real police not the posing ones on other programmes.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:06 AM

traffic officer!


do they have rights to pull people for speeding and other offences? I saw one parked on a bridge on the M6 on tuesday but not in a sensible place to put a camera but I am interested if they can setup cameras?

I saw a stupid kid in a car drive over a pavement off a dual carriage way (A500) because he missed his junc! I thought he had crashed but went over it and kept going. stupid because the next junc isnt far and doesn't take long to tail back. add on 5min max to his trip.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 09:26 AM

Thanks guys. Its just so anoying that you do everything to protect your car, like parking it in such a way no one opens a door on it etc


Don't get me started on the 'door opening damage' subject ! Like you I try to park away from other cars and avoid tight spaces then some idiot comes and parks right next to you, very close. I avoid parking next to cars with baby seats in the back as parents will open their doors as far as they can to get the youngster out (don't get me wrong parents, I have got child seats in the back of my car but take great care when opening the doors).
On numerous occassions I have had people bump my car with their door even when I am sitting in it ! One elderly chap denied it even when I pointed out the mark !

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:18 PM

It's funny how if i drive around a city at 25mph nobody will overtake me.
Sometimes if i'm bored i'll select a car (usually a chavmobile) and follow it for a bit.
Amazing how carefully they drive then.
Usually see a flurry of seatbelts going on and strange cigarettes flying out of windows.
Anyone ever seen the film Super Troopers?
It's not that bad in reality but wind up's keep us occupied.
You need to watch the "Coppers" programme on TV, that's the real police not the posing ones on other programmes.


I done something similar the otherday, my boy was tired and wouldnt go to sleep (hes only 9 months) so chucked him the mondeo and went for a drive, saw a suspicous looking van so followed it and he clocked on and gunned it on the dual carraigway, i kept following and he turned into and a estate, i followed them down a dead end road and watched them all jump out and leg it..... was hilarious, they even left the door open on the van hahaha.

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:17 PM

Gutted for you mate, one can only hope this nob gets his come uppance.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:50 PM

Thats really bad driving on their part! Hope you are ok.

A friend of mine was on the A27 Eastbound yesterday and some moron merged lanes when he was overtaking at 55mph, the moron was only doing 40! On a national limit road! !Removed! dangerous! gets my blood boiling!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

So many times I have been tempted to buy cheap camera's and install them front and rear, just to record these pratts. I could have got hundreds done for something or other over my driving career, if only I had the evidence!!!

I did it once before, but because the footage was grainy on my phone, and I didnt get the speed camera, the police couldnt do anything about it, he was driving straight at me, the wrong way down a one way system, then jumped the curb and flew out whilst casting ME the V because I dared to drive legally!

Bar stools!

as for Z3 Man, not bad! lucky you that they all legged it though! did you get the policethere, and confiscate the keys or what?

Stoney, Im quite a fan of Police Interceptors and Coppers, so much humour!!!

Wasnt that long ago that they were filming in my neck of the woods, in Medway B)

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:05 PM

Btmaldon.
He might get whats coming to him as i know that junction is cover by at least 3 camera's
Its a pity a Scania didn't put him where he belongs , up the grass verge.

Nothing worse than these morons , probably got his little buddies with him "look at me i can do this"

Hope the damage is easy fixable m8.

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