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#16 Stoney871

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:31 AM

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

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:15 AM

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....

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

people driving with fog lights on when its not foggy.

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.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

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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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

Tell you what annoys me. Paying road tax and the councils not fixing pot holes!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:42 PM

^ my 5 buckled alloys would agree.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

Im sick of looking like a drink driver zigzagging across the road to avoid them lol

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

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!!!

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.

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

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!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

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 -_-


I always drop gears when that happens, should see their faces :P

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

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.

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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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

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.


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

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

Afraid I don't make the laws.
That's up to the EU and the DOT.
I just enforce it.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:49 PM

I never remember to put my headlights on anyway so you won't catch me with fogs on, I'd never remember >_>

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

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.

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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