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On 03/07/2019 at 19:05, alta-pete said:


Or just undertake the c**t at speed and be on your way.

I ken, I’m now the c**t.

 

On 03/07/2019 at 19:57, CountyFan said:

I do this and I wont apologise for it. 

 

My laddie did this. Cost him over £3k in lawyer's fees to get the dangerous driving charge reduced to careless driving, together with a £600 fine and six points on his licence. Still cheaper than a driving ban and losing his job. 

 

Top tip - don't do it in front of an unmarked police car.

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Why do they come down so hard on undertaking? If done sensibly it's not even remotely dangerous. They should be pulling over the people who are sitting in the fast lane at too low a speed.

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1 hour ago, nsr said:

Why do they come down so hard on undertaking? If done sensibly it's not even remotely dangerous. They should be pulling over the people who are sitting in the fast lane at too low a speed.

Was about to post this exact same thing. If the slow driver was in the correct lane in the first place I wouldn't need to take evasive action. The dangerous driver here is the one not going at the speed limit for no discernible reason. 

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6 hours ago, NewBornBairn said:

 

 

My laddie did this. Cost him over £3k in lawyer's fees to get the dangerous driving charge reduced to careless driving, together with a £600 fine and six points on his licence. Still cheaper than a driving ban and losing his job. 

 

Top tip - don't do it in front of an unmarked police car.

I would hope the police went after the driver in the outside lane as well and gave them the punishment they are due (if there was no one on inside lane and/or weren't at the speed limit). I've seen plenty of police cars just ignore folk who sit on the outside lane for no reason whatsoever and do nothing about it. 

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2 hours ago, CountyFan said:

Was about to post this exact same thing. If the slow driver was in the correct lane in the first place I wouldn't need to take evasive action. The dangerous driver here is the one not going at the speed limit for no discernible reason. 

Indeed. If someone is crawling along in the middle lane and you're coming up in the left lane, surely it's safer to just undertake in the left rather than swoop across two lanes into the right, overtake, then swoop back two lanes into the left.

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17 minutes ago, nsr said:

Indeed. If someone is crawling along in the middle lane and you're coming up in the left lane, surely it's safer to just undertake in the left rather than swoop across two lanes into the right, overtake, then swoop back two lanes into the left.

If a clueless fuckwit is daydreaming away in the middle lane you still risk them moving to the left for some unknown random reason blissfully unaware that you're there if you're undertaking them. Why risk it? 

A fun game is to sweep out, overtake them, back to lane 1, slow, let them pass, then do it again. See how many 'laps' you can do before they notice :)

 

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1 minute ago, Trackdaybob said:

If a clueless fuckwit is daydreaming away in the middle lane you still risk them moving to the left for some unknown random reason blissfully unaware that you're there if you're undertaking them. Why risk it? 

If someone is going to change lanes without checking their mirrors, they shouldn't be driving and there isn't a great deal you can do other than get away from them as quickly as possible.

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42 minutes ago, nsr said:

Indeed. If someone is crawling along in the middle lane and you're coming up in the left lane, surely it's safer to just undertake in the left rather than swoop across two lanes into the right, overtake, then swoop back two lanes into the left.

If that's a tricky or dangerous maneuver for you, you shouldn't be driving. Expecting a fuckwit driver to be wary of an illegal undertaker coming up their left is much more dangerous. 

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5 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

If that's a tricky or dangerous maneuver for you, you shouldn't be driving. Expecting a fuckwit driver to be wary of an illegal undertaker coming up their left is much more dangerous. 

I said it was more dangerous (as in relatively, not absolutely) than just continuing in the left lane. As I understand it, undertaking isn't actually illegal and an idiot crawling in the middle lane is unlikely to suddenly move into the left or he would have done it already.

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59 minutes ago, nsr said:

I said it was more dangerous (as in relatively, not absolutely) than just continuing in the left lane. As I understand it, undertaking isn't actually illegal and an idiot crawling in the middle lane is unlikely to suddenly move into the left or he would have done it already.

https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/legal/undertaking/

"Some drivers may find it tempting to undertake, especially if they’re faced with a middle-lane hogger, but be aware that it can be dangerous and you can be fined for doing so.

Undertaking recklessly could see you receive a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for careless driving or driving without due care and attention."

This discussion prompted me to research. I also didn't realise undertaking was acceptable on average speed roads.

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If a clueless fuckwit is daydreaming away in the middle lane you still risk them moving to the left for some unknown random reason blissfully unaware that you're there if you're undertaking them. Why risk it? 
A fun game is to sweep out, overtake them, back to lane 1, slow, let them pass, then do it again. See how many 'laps' you can do before they notice
 
That sounds a waste of time, get passed them and forget.
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1 hour ago, Stellaboz said:
2 hours ago, Trackdaybob said:
If a clueless fuckwit is daydreaming away in the middle lane you still risk them moving to the left for some unknown random reason blissfully unaware that you're there if you're undertaking them. Why risk it? 
A fun game is to sweep out, overtake them, back to lane 1, slow, let them pass, then do it again. See how many 'laps' you can do before they notice emoji4.png
 

That sounds a waste of time, get passed them and forget.

Apparently, it breaks up a long journey when the M74 is quiet :) 

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7 hours ago, Scosha said:

I would hope the police went after the driver in the outside lane as well and gave them the punishment they are due (if there was no one on inside lane and/or weren't at the speed limit). I've seen plenty of police cars just ignore folk who sit on the outside lane for no reason whatsoever and do nothing about it. 

An absolute shoeing and a lifetime ban

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c***s on the road/infuriating things your partner does. 

"What's the speed limit?" 

"Am I in the right lane?" 

"What exit is it?" 

"Is it still straight on? "

Is that a bus lane? "

" Am I turning here? "

All in one 20 minute journey. 

 

" Tell you what, I've had 4 pints and I should be driving before you"

 No more questions 

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On 02/07/2019 at 22:46, alta-pete said:


Don’t mean to be too critical but you have to operate on the basis of the mantra of everyone else being an idiot. (I’ve posted this here before).

You assumed he was going right, he didn’t. You had nothing to gain by being that close to him on the split, sitting on his shoulder. His fault entirely but, ax you allude, you could’ve been a passenger towards your own accident. Why not hang back 30ft?

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Long causeway was the road.

We both got stopped at the roundabout at the bottom. Moved through the roundabout together, as both lanes before the roundabout clearly signal both are going straight on, and then got stopped at the traffic lights. Sat there together, we then move off and just pass the bus stop when he suddenly swings left and almost hits me.

What, exactly, are you telling me I've done wrong there?

FWIW I do hang back when stopped at those lights next to an old driver now, I'm now up to four instances of almost being hit in that situation. First time it happened a woman just drifted over and started driving down the middle once, when we were side by side.

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Screenshot_20190707-115528_Maps.thumb.jpg.01363234af48965b33de3fd7782c0d02.jpg
Long causeway was the road.
We both got stopped at the roundabout at the bottom. Moved through the roundabout together, as both lanes before the roundabout clearly signal both are going straight on, and then got stopped at the traffic lights. Sat there together, we then move off and just pass the bus stop when he suddenly swings left and almost hits me.
What, exactly, are you telling me I've done wrong there?
FWIW I do hang back when stopped at those lights next to an old driver now, I'm now up to four instances of almost being hit in that situation. First time it happened a woman just drifted over and started driving down the middle once, when we were side by side.

Only thing I think you’ve done wrong - and you seem to have acknowledged that yourself by changing your driving style to now hang back as suggested - is by being too close to someone that you overly credited with skills/awareness.

Accidents only happen when two vehicles get overly close to each other. It is of course not always possible, but giving yourself as much space as you can markedly increases your chances of avoiding an unintended coming together.
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Is there somewhere that you can report 'accidents waiting to happen'?

The reason being that 'c***s' keep trying to crash into me on the way home (3 times in the last few weeks and quite a few times over the course of the 9 months I've been at my current work) at the exact same point of the journey. I think some people coming off the M8 to join the M73 southbound think it's a filter lane and just drive straight out onto the roundabout directly into my path. Fortunately I'm wise to it so am careful at that point and ready to slam on the brakes. The frequency with which it happens would suggest that it's the signage/road layout that's the issue. As well as people in cars being fucking idiots, obviously.

ETA: First time it happened it was a hearse. That would've been interesting.

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44 minutes ago, Joey Jo Jo Junior Shabadoo said:

Is there somewhere that you can report 'accidents waiting to happen'?

The reason being that 'c***s' keep trying to crash into me on the way home (3 times in the last few weeks and quite a few times over the course of the 9 months I've been at my current work) at the exact same point of the journey. I think some people coming off the M8 to join the M73 southbound think it's a filter lane and just drive straight out onto the roundabout directly into my path. Fortunately I'm wise to it so am careful at that point and ready to slam on the brakes. The frequency with which it happens would suggest that it's the signage/road layout that's the issue. As well as people in cars being fucking idiots, obviously.

ETA: First time it happened it was a hearse. That would've been interesting.

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