All very well but a couple of nights ago I came to a complete stop on our bypass because twats in lorrys were doing the no warning pull out and passing the overloaded lorry in front that was doing 20 at 20.5. The sting was that if they knew the road they were going to stopa mile or so on any way at the roundabout at the end, and every one else b*ggered up for the sake of moving one space up the queque. As for lorry drivers and white van man being professionals, well a lot of the car drivers are to, I was every bit as much a professional when I was a rep on the road, i needed just as much to get from A to B in a given time I had appointments to keep,and so on.Stillabunting said:I spend quite a bit of time behind the wheel of a 'bendy lorry' and agree with the theory but where do you draw the line, do they seriously expect me driving an empty truck who can go up the hill at 90kph (my regulated max) so sit behind a fully loaded brick lorry who is struggling to get up the hill at maybe 30kph :?
Of more concern to me are the idiots who can't wait behind you for 10 seconds and would rather risk their lives and those of the people around you by overtaking then cutting into a sliproad at the last minute, :evil: usually necessitating some sharp braking (in most cases instinctive) from said lorry, from experience most accidents and congestion is caused by car drivers who don't give way, hog the middle/outside lane and generally have a poor standard of driving, the majority of HGV (I am not including white van man in his 7.5 ton go cart) drivers are professionals....it is their livelihood and profession after all.
The other thing people should consider before slating Trucks is that 99% you buy is moved by trucks.........no trucks no modern way of life :wink:
Ambulances sometimes do this if they've got a patient in the back. The inside lane is often rutted due to the HGVs and an ambulance riding these ruts can cause motion sickness in patients.greenking said:Here's another one - idiots who sit in the middle lane of a motorway with nothing in the slow lane. What the Eff is that all about?
totally agree with you on this one and they speed up when you over take them on the outside lane whats all that about numptysgreenking said:Here's another one - idiots who sit in the middle lane of a motorway with nothing in the slow lane. What the Eff is that all about?
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