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#151 karlos the jackal

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:22 PM

Speed limits. Yes they are there for our safety but the tinkering they've done with them on some roads lately is ludicrous.

 

My commute takes me through two villages 3 miles apart. Nice wide road, nothing but fields either side, no pedestrians. Until a couple of years ago was 60 mph all the way between them and you could do it perfectly safely.

 

Now it's 50 for one mile, down to 40 for another 1/2 mile for no obvious reason, then back to 50, then the 30 limit for the next village now starts half a mile before you reach it!



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#152 DanGersFord

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:25 PM

I hate going down a road that should blatantly be a 40mph ie houses/paths are well back from the road and its a wide road to begin with etc but its a 30mph zone ;(

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:27 PM

And flipping traffic lights at round abouts! Grr! Your half way round one and need to slam your brakes on cause the lights are red (yes I know you shouldnt be going to quick round a roundabout but still!)

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:57 PM

Maybe check your brake lights are working? :)

 

Them big red things that light everything up behind me like a Christmas tree? Yep, they do work :P as do them orange flashy things I forget the name of because nobody these days is taught about them.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:09 PM

Emmmmmm staplers? Lmao.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:21 PM

Sounds about right, I now see why I was beeped at, utter confusion at those orange flashy staplers.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:33 PM

No wonder he was beeping you! Lol

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:15 PM

Some idiot today driving in front of me not once, not twice but three times approaching roundabouta didnt even look before pulling straight on to them leaving the people he cut up furiously slammibg their brakes on and beeping their horns! Once I could maybe understand everybody misjudges something every so often but 3 flipping Times in the space of 5 mins! #shouldnotbedriving

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:28 PM

I sometimes wonder whether or not people are actually using their eyes at all!!

The amount of people who blatantly miss traffic already already on a roundabout is staggering!

I'm not professing to be perfect...far from it, but at least I look where I'm going and who might be on a collision course with me!!

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:36 PM

It was one of these OAP's with dirt cheap insurance who should probably have stopped driving a good few years back. I honestly think everyone should have to sit a competency test every 5 years. It actually amazes me that there is people out there who due to their age never even took a test because they were driving before the test came existence. In my work (gas engineer) we need to sit a refresher course over aweek every 5 years and then sit a competency test to get our liscence renewed and iI definately think it should be the same for drivers. There is quite simply people out there who shouldnt be driving and im not on about just older drivers.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:44 PM

I agree!! I have the same thing - most of my tickets expire every 5 years!

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

Got cut up again by some woman today at a round about :censored: whats wrong with these people

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:04 AM

Lane discipline, it does my head in how many drivers out there either don't know what lane they need to be in, or realise at the last second they've got the wrong lane and pull over without looking.

 

And foreign drivers, don't get me started on them, especially those from the old eastern block countries, they come over here with no idea of our highway code and who knows if they've even got insurance and cause mayhem.

 

They've even started getting UK registered cars around my neck of the woods, it's so funny to watch them when they get in the passenger side by mistake, having been used to a left hooker 



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:53 AM

80 year old guys that dig out their flat cap and take 'her indoors' out for a jolly nice drive on a weekend and church on Sunday then promptly stick firmly at 25% below the posted limit no matter what, and also do the 'Christian' thing of letting everyone out of the side junctions even when the main road is toppers with traffic.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:30 AM

They should be made to:

Take a cycle proficiency test (like some of us did in the old days!)

Teach them to watch out for people getting out of cars and leave more space

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Make the fitting of wing mirrors compulsory 

Saw on the news this morning that the death rate for cyclists had gone up by 10%. I wonder why ? ?

 

You have to do these things if you want to ride a motor bike and as some of these people today can go quicker on a normal bike than some 'phut phuts', it would sense (my opinion!)



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